Archive for March 2013

Mayor Terry Bellamy is Young, Gifted and on Track

Asheville’s Wunderkind by Sharon Shervington Gravitas isn’t a quality that one acquires overnight. But Mayor Terry Bellamy has been in politics for 14 years now, Read more »

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Obama Administration Releases Sequester Report

WASHINGTON, DC –The White House has released a state-by-state report on the devastating impact the sequester will have on jobs and families across the country. Read more »

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The Blame Game

Chatting with Cathy – March 2013 by Cathy James How often have you heard people say things like “I didn’t finish school because…”; “I had Read more »

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Asheville’s 2013 Board & Commission Vacancies

Every year Asheville and Buncombe County appoint citizens to serve on boards and commissions that oversee public institutions and activities ranging from the Asheville City Read more »

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Master Gardener School Gardening Grants Available

Asheville – The Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGs) will award small grants for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year to schools in Asheville and Buncombe County. Read more »

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Closing the Achievement Gap for Black Children

More than half of African American elementary students in North Carolina’s public schools failed both their math and reading end-of-grade tests last year (see www.ncreportcard.org Read more »

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

The Blue Ribbons are Back! Child Abuse Prevention Month will kick off at 12 noon April 2 with the tying of several Big Blue Ribbons Read more »

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School Board Members Appointed

On Tuesday, March 12, Asheville City Council appointed two new members to replace outgoing city school board Chairman Gene Bell and Vice Chairman Al Whitesides, Read more »

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Mumpower Heads Up Community Protest

Former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower, known to many as the self-professed “drug-czar of Asheville,” led a protest recently to heighten the awareness of what Read more »

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Gluten Free Dining Training

The Gluten Intolerance Group of Asheville will sponsor an educational program, “Taking the Fear out of Gluten-Free Dining Services,” from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 27 Read more »

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