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Here's the press release from the Asheville Tea Party via email from Chair Jane Bilello.
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From left, Barium Springs Home for Children CEO John Koppelmeyer and Homes for Children board chair Bill Wasulko shake hands on a merger that combines Barium Springs and Grandfather Home for Children into one entity.
Earl Ijames, N.C. Museum of History curator of African American history, will present a program on slavery and freedom twice on Saturday: at noon at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort, and at 4 p.m. in Asheville at the Western Regional Office of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, 176 Riceville Road in Asheville.
Hurricane Katrina sent a wave of New Orleans residents Asheville's way, establishing our fair city as the Little Easy to the bigger city's Big Easy.
The third annual Wing War competition takes flight this Sunday at Asheville Music Hall with local restaurants see who makes Asheville's best wings.
If there is a musical road running from the Carolinas to Texas, it is connected by bands like bluesy Americana outfit Amigo from Charlotte.
Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer food writer and author, will talk about one of her passions this weekend: bourbon.
Fresh eyes, fresh ears. Mary Rogers' book, "Freaky Friday," was built around the conceit of a mother and daughter switching bodies and experiencing the world as the other person.
"Hindsight is 20/20," some wise person once said. That's why it would be handy if we humans could edit the past once we've made a mess of it.
James Zhang, dean of Western Carolina University's Kimmel School of Construction Management and Technology since October 2012, will be stepping down from the post in May to become provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Kettering University in Flint, Mich.
A police initiative to reduce crime in public housing developments while improving relations with residents is gaining some traction.
A few months ago, Caleb Johnson was performing weekly local gigs with his band. Now, the Asheville native is singing on national TV for Fox's "American Idol" Season 13. On Feb. 27, he became one of the top 12 contestants, and tonight's episode will reveal if he'll be among those who move on to the next round.
Before the end of the month, local officials may endorse a route for the long-awaited Interstate 26 Connector -- for now.
Law enforcement officers with the USDA Forest Service are investigating the possibility that someone tried to harm dogs by leaving poisoned bits of food along trails in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest.
From the Asheville Citizen-Times : ASHEVILLE - A new retaining wall behind a project that has already rankled residents in the Five Points neighborhood is being repaired after the 15-foot-tall structure starting failing over the weekend.
A city man is facing an embezzlement charge after police say he used a company credit card belonging to his employer to purchase items for himself.