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APD arrests Asheville High student for having a shotgun on school grounds

Full announcement from the Asheville Police Department: ASHEVILLE – On Thursday, 02-23-12, at approx. 3:58 pm, Asheville Police and School Resource Officers from Asheville High School responded to the upper parking lot of Asheville High located at 419 McDowell St. in reference to a report of a student brandishing a shotgun. Officers were advised that […]

Belk, Wheeler to receive Warren Wilson’s first honorary degrees

Two distinguished North Carolinians will be awarded honorary degrees May 12 at the 2012 Warren Wilson College Commencement. Irwin Belk of Charlotte and Billy Edd Wheeler of Swannanoa each will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters from the college during the commencement ceremony. They are the first two recipients of honorary degrees from Warren Wilson. […]

Video: Unifire starts Kickstarter campaign to bring their dragon to life

Although there’s no word on this from the group’s homepage or Facebook profile, this video shows that Unifire Theatre is planning on launching a Kickstarter campaign to create a “flaming, 7-man dragon.” Searches on Kickstarter also returned no results, so here’s hoping we haven’t let the flaming cat out of the asbestos bag by posting […]

NC Council for Women to offer info sessions for agencies intersted in future grants

From the press release: RALEIGH – The N.C. Council for Women will present a series of information sessions to assist agencies interested in applying for future grant funding for domestic violence, sexual assault and displaced homemaker programs. Some sessions will be offered via webinar to accommodate limited travel budgets of nonprofit agencies interested in applying […]

School survey shows most parents do not want changes to two Hendersonville elementary schools

From the Times-News: A substantial number of parents at Bruce Drysdale and Hendersonville elementaries said in a survey that they did not want any changes made to the structure of the two schools. Many of those who did want change, however, said they preferred the suggestion that Bruce Drysdale become a magnet school. Meagan Karvonen, […]

UNCA’s student newspaper reviews ACT’s production of “Chicago”

From The Blue Banner: Asheville Community Theatre’s production of “Chicago” opened with a bang last Friday, literally. “Chicago” is one of those timeless musicals in the fact that it was, and continues to be, socially relevant. The musical is satirical and hilarious but honestly points out the flaws in the judicial system when pretty women […]

Want to create a backyard or neighborhood orchard? There’s a workshop for that

From the press release: (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, February 22, 2012) – One of the best investments WNC residents can make is not in the stock market, but rather their own backyard or community food market. Fruit and nut trees offer valuable nutrition, save thousands of dollars and provide a wonderful habitat for birds and other animals. […]

OPINION: EPA must protect public health, not corporate favor, says Asheville resident

Recent Asheville grad and Xpress intern Gabe Dunsmith shared an article of his published in the Vassar College paper, The Miscellany News, where Dunsmith is in his freshman year. Here is an excerpt: In the contemporary political sphere, calls to reform the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) often come from politicians on the far right. For […]

NC Physical Therapy PAC endorses Senator Jim Davis

From the press release: (Franklin, NC) – The North Carolina Physical Therapy Political Action Committee has endorsed Senator Jim Davis for re-election (R-District 50; Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain Counties). The NCPT-PAC likes Senator Davis because he has shown that he is committed to “do the right thing.” His continued efforts to […]

Moffitt violates ethics rules with campaign announcements

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article: Two state lawmakers have violated ethics rules that prohibit the use of General Assembly email for campaign purposes. … Ethical Principal and Guideline 7, drafted in 2007, says lawmakers may not conduct campaign activities in state offices or with state equipment. … Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt, who […]

Asheville resident participates in Walk MS in honor of her dad, to find a cure for her disease

From the press release: Beth Castro, 30, of Asheville, NC, is committed to fighting multiple sclerosis. She currently is planning to participate in her second year of Walk MS, which raises money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Asheville Walk event will be held April 21, 2012, at Carrier Park. The walk is a […]

Gannett plans to switch to paywall model for its papers, except for USA Today

Forbes Magazine reports that the Gannett company plans to switch to a paywall system for all of its newspapers, with the exception of USA Today. The Asheville Citizen-Times is a Gannett company newspaper. From Forbes Magazine: The vogue for digital paywalls sweeping the news business has made it all the way to the top: Gannett, […]

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