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Lisa Baldwin files for re-election to Buncombe County Board of Education

Press release: Lisa Baldwin was joined by her family as she filed to run for re-election to the Buncombe County Board of Education on Monday, July 7, 2014 at noon. With a passion for life-long learning, Lisa Baldwin stands committed to ensuring the Buncombe County School System equips and challenges every student to discover their […]

Asheville educator selected for Governor’s Teacher Network

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School: Fourth-grade teacher Jeanne McCabe Curtis was selected to participate in the Governor’s Teacher Network, (GTN) a Race to the Top-funded initiative operated in partnership by the Office of Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Curtis, who teaches at Evergreen Community Charter School, was selected […]

Governor McCrory announces appointments

Press release from Governor McCrory: Raleigh, N.C. – The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today: North Carolina State Building Commission Michael Benson (Pitt County) – Benson is the president of Pitt Electric Inc. The commission develops procedures to direct and guide the state’s capital facilities development and management program. The term […]

Governor McCrory authorizes $376 million of improvements at six UNC system campuses

Press release from Governor McCrory: Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill this afternoon that authorizes approximately $376 million of improvements that will directly benefit students at six University of North Carolina (UNC) institutions. Funds to pay for these projects will come from various fees, receipts, grants and fund raising income and not from tuition or […]

CPP: Asheville housing authority to meet with residents about overhaul concerns

From the Carolina Public Press: Amid an ongoing debate about the future of public housing, leaders of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville have agreed to a number of demands put forward by a coalition of residents and local nonprofits. The requests involved concerns about transparency and representation as the agency pursues a major […]

AC-T: Eating fish from Upstate’s waters poses a health hazard

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: As the methods for testing fish to find potentially harmful toxins has improved, the state has added seven new waterways to its fish consumption advisories. The state health department has added advisories for the Catawba River, Cedar Creek Reservoir, Fishing Creek Reservoir, Great Pee Dee River, Lake Wateree, Lake Wylie and […]

Youth OUTright introduces Young Voices project on Thursday, Sept. 11

From a press release: Youth OUTright introduces Young Voices project on Thursday, Sept. 11 Youth OUTright, WNC, Inc. will introduce its Young Voices project on Thursday evening, September 11, from 7:30 to 9:00 at the Jewish Community Center on Charlotte Street in Asheville.  Poets and actors will be featured.  The festive evening will include a […]

Erwin High School team wins first place for teen driver safety event

From press release: SAN ANTONIO, TX –Monday at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2014 National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX the FCCLA Chapter from Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville, NC,  received the first place $1,500 cash prize for their execution of the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility’s IKnowEverything teen driver safety program and for their strategic communication […]

Governor issues disaster declaration for Woodfin

From press release: Raleigh, N.C. –  Governor Pat McCrory has issued a state disaster declaration for the Town of Woodfin to help the community recover from a severe storm that struck April 29, 2014. The declaration makes state funds available to help cover the costs of removing debris, providing emergency protective services and repairing local roads […]

WNC Minority Enterprise Development Committee accepting nominations for annual recognition awards

From press release; (Asheville, NC) – The WNC Minority Enterprise Development Committee is now accepting nominations for their annual Minority Business Recognition Awards. Awards will be given in the categories of Emerging Business, Established Business and Lending Institution of the Year. Nomination forms can be found at wncmedweek.org. Business owners may nominate their own businesses. […]

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Twin Rivers Media Festival, July 11 & 12

From a press release: Twin Rivers Media Festival, July 11 & 12 The 21st Annual season of The Twin Rivers Media Festival (TRMF) will celebrate this year screening the latest in independent features, documentaries, short and animated films. The festival highlights world premieres on July 11th and 12th at the Phil Mechanics Building at 109 Roberts St. in […]

Local author Katey Schultz awarded Gold Medal for Adult Fiction

From a press release: Local author Katey Schultz awarded Gold Medal for Adult Fiction The Foreword Reviews’ IndieFab Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Flashes of War by Katey Schultz was […]

AC-T: WNC principals turning in their paddles

As a rookie teacher, Rick Spurling remembers his principal encouraging him to paddle students to get his classroom under control, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Thirty years later, as superintendent of Mitchell County Schools, Spurling says, “I can’t imagine encouraging somebody to paddle a kid.” As attitudes have shifted, more and more North Carolina school systems […]

Veterans for Peace 29th Annual National Convention to be held in Asheville

From press release: Veterans for Peace (VFP) Chapter 099 of Western North Carolina, a local organization of military veterans and associates engaged in promoting peace, is the host chapter for the Veterans For Peace 29th Annual National Convention, to be held at the University of North Carolina Asheville July 23 – 27, 2014. This year’s convention […]

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