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HT-N: West Henderson senior named state’s top student journalist

Lauren Stepp, a senior at West Henderson High and editor of Wingspan, school’s award-winning newspaper this year, has been selected as the North Carolina High School Journalist of the Year award, according to the Hendersonville Times-News. The award is co-sponsored by the N.C. Scholastic Media Association, N.C. Press Foundation and the Journalism Education Association. Representing North […]

AC-T: Office building to be home for three BB&T Building tenants

At least three major tenants of the BB&T Building will move to a new office building planned for the east side of downtown, the Asheville Citizen-Times reported Wednesday. The moves come in part because of a hotel developer’s plans to renovate the 17-story BB&T Building, turning it into a boutique hotel and condominiums. Another developer, […]

Carolina Public Press: Lack of funds continues to limit NC abortion clinic inspections

Carolina Public Press By Jon Elliston In a new report, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services says that funding shortfalls remain an obstacle to hiring needed inspectors for abortion clinics and other medical facilities. The report, on “additional needs to survey abortion clinics,” was issued April 1 in response to the requirements of […]

Downtown Asheville Map & Guide releases Spring 2014 edition

Downtown Asheville Map & Guide Releases Spring 2014 Edition Downtown Asheville Map & Guide is a handy, neatly designed, fold-out guide to Downtown Asheville. With brief articles, an events calendar, a business directory and a map of downtown, Asheville Map & Guide is an essential tool for navigating downtown Asheville — for locals and tourists alike. Supported by […]

ASAP’s 2014 Local Food Guide set to hit stands

From Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project:     ASHEVILLE, NC (April 7, 2014)—The growing season is in full bloom in WNC and the Southern Appalachians. Tailgate farmers markets are opening, restaurants are featuring local food, and roadside stands are beginning to come to life again. To help local food lovers find and support these certified local […]

Move to Amend of Buncombe County meeting to be held on April 14

The next general meeting of Move To Amend of Buncombe County (MABCO) will be held Monday, April 14, 2014, at the North Asheville Library at 1030 Merrimon Avenue at 7:00pm.   Move To Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, […]

The Pedrito Martinez Group at Diana Wortham Theatre on April 11

Press release The Pedrito Martinez Group at Diana Wortham Theatre on April 11 World-renowned Cuban conga player Pedrito Martinez and his Peruvian, Venezuelan and Cuban bandmates comprise a one-of-a-kind Afro-Cuban ensemble, The Pedrito Martinez Group, with an incomparably charismatic sound, Friday April 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at Diana Wortham Theatre. They are groove-busters with […]

Comedians Nate Bargatze and Louis Katz headline The Millroom on April 11

Press release Comedians Nate Bargatze and Louis Katz headline The Millroom on April 11 On Friday, April 11th, National Headlining Comedians Nate Bargatze, who just performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as Comedy Central and Conan and Comedian Louis Katz, who has been seen on NBC, Comedy Central and HBO, perform […]

Ashvegas: Boston bombing survivors wed at Biltmore Estate

Boston Marathon bombing survivors Rebekah Gregory and Pete DiMartino were married Friday at the Biltmore Estate, Ashvegas.com reported. Their wedding was planned by TheKnot.com, with an assist from the voting public, as part of its 2nd annual Dream Wedding Contest, according to Ashvegas <blockquote>Each element of the couple’s Biltmore wedding was voted on via TheKnot.com, including […]

New Buncombe partnership aims to ‘stamp out fraud’

Here’s the press release from Buncombe County: Joining Forces to Stamp Out Fraud in Our Community Buncombe County Government Announces a New Partnership between Health and Human Services, Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office Committing public assistance fraud is a serious crime and we need your help to keep it out of our community.  […]

CPP: Hot WNC political races mean big year for billboards

Hot races in some Western North Carolina counties are creating a profitable election year for billboard account executive Jeff Bryson, according to a report by CarolinaPublicPress.org. Bryson, an employee of  Allison Outdoor Advertising in Sylva, said every billboard in Swain and Jackson counties is booked through the May 6 primary. He credits candidates running for county […]

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