From Asheville Citizen-Times: By Carol Motsinger UberX rolled into Asheville at noon Thursday. The San Francisco-based transportation network company makes mobile apps that connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire and ridesharing services. Read the full article here.
Press Release Asheville (August 18, 2014) – Autumn in Asheville is the perfect season–cool, crisp air settles in, the leaves turn, and the Blue Ridge Mountains take on a majestic glory. And, just in time to enjoy that scene, Whole Foods Market at Asheville Market opens August 26 at 9 a.m., complete with the Tunnel […]
Press release: Avadim Technologies will be donating its Theraworx product in the U.S. and abroad.
Report: A state program providing tax dollars to allow students to attend private schools has been ruled unconstitutional.
Here’s the press release from the campaign of Buncombe County Board of Commissioners candidate Nancy Waldrop: CANDLER, N.C. – August 14, 2014 – Nancy Waldrop and her supporters, including Democrats, Republicans, unaffiliated voters and her teaching colleagues will officially kickoff her campaign for County Commission on September 6. Hosted by Clerk of Court Steven […]
From the Carolina Public Press: In rural WNC, van systems form four-wheeled lifelines Written by Chase Erickson NEWLAND – Joe Zemanek might be 86 years old, but he’s certainly not helpless. When he moved to Avery County, in 1991, he and his late wife spent the first five years fixing up their old house. And […]
Press release from Park Ridge Health: Hendersonville, N.C. (Aug. 20, 2014) – Park Ridge Health will host a grand opening celebration at its new South Asheville campus on Sept. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. Park Ridge Health South Asheville is located immediately off of I-26 at Exit 37. “This grand opening is going to be very […]
Here’s the press release from the city of Asheville: A stretch of Haywood Road leading from the French Broad River into West Asheville will get a new look beginning Thursday, August 21, as crews relocate the center yellow line and add a climbing bicycle lane. The work is being conducted ahead of the August 28 […]
From Black Mountain News Dispute over Montreat town hall continues by Fred McCormick As the dispute between the Town of Montreat and a collection of residents known as The Montreaters For a New Town Hall In a Better Location enters its fourth month, parties from both sides are still searching for common ground. In an […]
From a press release: WNC fall color may be spotty, but last longer, says WCU’s foliage prognosticator CULLOWHEE – The combination of a wet spring and forecasts for above-average temperatures this fall could produce a long-lasting leaf display in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but with spotty color development. That’s the word from Western […]
From a press release: Mars Hill University Renews Agreement with Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Representatives from Mars Hill University and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will be meeting on the Mars Hill campus September 9 to renew an ongoing cooperative relationship between the two organizations. Plans call for Dr. Dan Lunsford, president […]
From Smoky Mountain News Franklin, Forest Hills Pass Fracking Resolutions Written by Jeremy Morrison Two more local governments in Western North Carolina have passed resolutions opposing fracking this month. Franklin and Forest Hills are the most recent to formally oppose the natural gas exploration method green-lighted by state legislators earlier this year. “This whole thing […]
From a press release: Robin Bullock performs at Mountain Spirit Coffee House, Sept. 14 Sunday, Sept. 14. Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m. Donation: $15 Adults/ $10 students Held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. Info at 545-2260, email@example.com We welcome back Robin Bullock to our stage. In 2013, after thirteen years […]
PRESS RELEASE NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Joel Hartzler of Rankin Vault Cocktail Lounge, winner of the WNC Battle of the Burger in Asheville, N.C., has secured a rare and desirable “Golden Ticket” to compete amongst the best cooks and chefs in the world at the third annual World Food Championships. The World Food Championships, boasting hundreds of […]
From a press release: Voices in the Laurel hosts music camp and upcoming auditions Forty-five young people played and sang their way through the week as Voices in the Laurel held its third annual summer music camp. Participants sang in small and large groups under the direction of Voices in the Laurel artistic director, Martha […]
The next public comment meeting will be held from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, September 12 at the Bardo Fine & Performing Arts Center at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. For more information or to submit a comment, click here. From a Press Release: Thousands of Comments Collected for Public Input on Fracking Rules Raleigh, […]
From a press release: Brevard College Students Begin School Year Giving Back to Community Members of Brevard College’s incoming class spent their first Monday on campus giving back to the community that they now call home. Groups of new BC students could be found painting, sprucing up landscaping, polishing antique silver and organizing student supplies […]
The Charlotte Observer NC Legislators Reach Compromise on Coal Ash Bill By Bruce Henderson North Carolina House and Senate leaders announced a compromise on a stalled coal ash bill late Tuesday, days before legislators end their session. Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 […]
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. This means there are no health impacts expected when air quality is in […]
From a press release: Writers at Chimney Rock State Park, Sept. 7 On September 7 from 1-4 p.m., 10 renowned authors who have written about Appalachia will gather at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park to autograph books, give readings and be available for one-on-one chats with fans. Diane Norman, Managing Editor of the […]
Press Release The UhaulCarShare program is now offered on the UNC Asheville campus, with two vehicles available to reserve at an hourly or daily rate by students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. The addition of the two UhaulCarShare cars, which have dedicated parking spots in front of Brown Hall, represent a new transportation option, […]