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Fewer North Carolinians upside-down in mortgages than other states, but still reasons for concern

FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA NEWS SERVICE This year, thousands of North Carolinians will lose their homes to foreclosure. For the last five years, the Tar Heel state has seen more than 50,000 foreclosures every year, compared to about 15,000 a year before the crisis began, according to research by the Center for Responsible Lending. The […]

Montford Park Players open their 40th anniversary season

The Montford Park Players’ 40th anniversary season launches with the Shakespeare comedy “As You Like It.” That play runs April 12 through 29 at the Masonic Temple (80 Broadway St., Asheville). Performances are Thursday through Sunday, with 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. First and second Thursdays, April 12 and 19, are”Pay What We’re […]

Operation Prom Dress

The prom is a thing of legend, of dreams and anxiety, of hopes and fears, of soaring triumph and abject despair. And movies. So many teen movies. With all that drama in store, why would anyone want to miss out? Eblen Charities doesn’t think that anyone should — which is what Operation Prom Dress is […]

Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures protests $500K grant to competitor

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: A $500,000 tax grant to a Buncombe County outdoor adventure company is the wrong way to use public funds, a competing business owner said, because it gives an unfair advantage and locks up money better spent on larger community needs. Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures owner Jeff Greiner […]

Undocumented youth arrested at NC legislature on hunger strike

Full announcement from NC DREAM organization: RALEIGH and WINSTON-SALEM—The NC DREAM Team and El Cambio are calling for people across the state to take action in support of Uriel Alberto, 24, an undocumented youth facing deportation after protesting anti-immigrant laws in the state. As of now, Alberto has been on hunger strike in jail for […]

UNCA to participate in statewide tornado drill, will test emergency sirens tomorrow

From UNC Asheville News Services: In conjunction with a statewide tornado drill, UNC Asheville will conduct an intermittent, full-volume test of its emergency siren system between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012. The campus community as well as neighborhoods adjacent to campus may hear intermittent warning tones and spoken announcements. The test is […]

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