Asheville News Stories for Friday March 2, 2007.
Asheville, N.C. // Locals call it the Paris of the South. Its reverence for aesthetics is manifest in well-preserved architecture and the buzzing River Arts District. Visit America's biggest private residence (George Vanderbilt's 250-room Biltmore Estate) or take in stunning Blue Ridge Mountain scenery.
Climate issues can't be faced without the facts
... to charting a path to deal with it. And few know more than the scientists laboring in relative anonymity in Asheville at the National Climatic Data Center. And few play a more important role in the complex issue of global warming and climate change. ...
Chemical fumes sends Asheville students to hospital
A vial of odor-causing chemical normally used to repel attackers broke in a high school trash can and sent nearly 50 people to the hospital for treatment of respiratory problems.
Asheville News Stories for Wednesday Feb. 28, 2007.
The Asheville Symphony Orchestra has joined the Asheville Art Museum to present a collaborative member group, the Salon Series. This specialized group celebrates and examines the connections between the visual arts and music through several exclusive events a year.
The annual series includes three special events throughout the year featuring performances, discussions, presentations and more. Programs for this group will be presented by both the Museum and the Symphony, opening new avenues of exploration and inspiration in an intimate group setting filled with music and art.
UNC Asheville 77, Coastal Carolina 64
In the Big South, it was High Point 90, Radford 73; UNC Asheville 77, Coastal Carolina 64; VMI 79, Liberty 78; and Winthrop 72, Charleston Southern 42. ..
Previewing NC's Regionals
The 3A West has Asheville TC Robertson (25-3) vs. Winston-Salem Carver (26-3), which has NC State recruit Brittany Strachan (17 points) ...
Ballet and Bluegrass Give Rise to Southern Skies
Kansas City infoZine, MO
The program features Shindig, a rollicking ballet set to traditional bluegrass music performed live by Asheville's Greasy Beans; I'm with You, choreographed to the music of Asheville singer/songwriter, Christine Kane, who also performs live with the company; Sweet Tea, a piece choreographed by former Alvin Ailey dancer and current NCDT dancer Uri Sands and set to the music of North Carolina jazz legend John Coltrane; and City South, choreographed by the world renowned Mark Diamond.
North Carolina Residents at Risk of Financial Crime
The survey was sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Management Service on behalf of its Go Direct campaign, which encourages people who receive Social Security and other federal benefits by paper check to protect themselves from financial crimes by switching to direct deposit. The release of the survey findings coincides with the recent passage of a U.S. Senate resolution declaring March 2007 "Go Direct Month" to raise awareness about the safety advantages of direct deposit, particularly for older and vulnerable Americans. In North Carolina, mayors of Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Gastonia, Raleigh and Winston-Salem also proclaimed Go Direct Month.
Lab Escape releases software suite to help managers share insights
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Lab Escape proudly announces the release of Heat Map Explorer v1.1, a suite of three products that allow business managers to gain and share a deeper understanding of their data for better decision-making. Heat Map Explorer v1.1 includes Viewer, Standard and Professional Editions, targeted at executives, managers and analysts, respectively. An educational webinar on using heat maps for business will be hosted by technology expert Eric Jackson on March 6th, 2007.
UNC coach relates childhood story in Coke ad
(AP) - Roy Williams can recall the days when he couldn't afford to buy a bottle of Coca-Cola, even when it cost just a dime. Today, the North Carolina coach can afford all the Cokes he wants, but he shares those early years in Asheville in a 30-second national commercial.
Asheville News Stories for Tuesday Feb. 27, 2007.
The sudden termination of a veteran counseling center director at the University of North Carolina’s Asheville campus has inspired an outpouring of student and faculty support for her and crystallized concerns that long-time employees have been consistently pushed down or out by a new administration — concerns, the chancellor says, that the statistics don’t support.
Fletcher police chief returns to work; criminal charges cleared
FLETCHER, N.C. The police chief in the western North Carolina town of Fletcher is back on the job today after being cleared of assault charges.
Langdon Raymond stopped working in October after a Fletcher police officer and former officer accused him of simple assault. A special prosecutor dropped the charges last week, and town officials said they had planned to reinstate Raymond if the charges were cleared.
Farmer's Market Prices
This is a summary of market prices and conditions of North Carolina farm products yesterday, reported by the Federal-State Markets News Service of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. All livestock is state reported.
New adult baseball league seeks players young at heart
Rogers said managing the Mets is one thing but coaching is what he prefers.
He played baseball in high school in his native Asheville, N.C., and in college at Appalachian State University. He also said he always hoped to coach. In the new league, Rogers said if a player wants to improve his game, he'll be happy to help.
Rabies Shot Clinics in Asheville
The Asheville Humane Society in conjunction with Environmental Health offers rabies vaccination clinics to allow you to keep your pets' rabies vaccinations current at a low cost. The cost of a vaccination is $5 per pet.
All pets will be given a 1-Year rabies vaccination certificate, unless the owner brings signed paperwork providing proof that a rabies vaccination was given within 15 months prior to your appointment. If paperwork is provided, your pet will be given a 3-Year rabies certificate. Keep in mind that the rabies TAG your pet wears around its neck does not include a date and cannot be used to verify prior vaccination.
UNC Asheville Get Ready to Take on Coastal Carolina Tuesday Night
CONWAY, S.C. - The UNC Asheville men's basketball team arrived here this afternoon as the Bulldogs get ready to take on fourth-seeded Coastal Carolina Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in the quarterfinals of the Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Tournament.
Bulldogs' Jones & Garland Honored by Big South
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - UNC Asheville freshman guard Donovan Jones and junior guard K.J. Garland were honored by the Big South Conference on Monday.
Jones earned a spot on the five-man All-Rookie squad. The Wilson, N.C. native has played in 27 games for the Bulldogs this season and is averaging 5.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game. The freshman guard is third on the team in assists with 51 and was named Big South Freshman of the Week once this year. He is one of two UNC Asheville players to have double-doubles this year when he scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds against VMI on Jan. 22.
NC Independents Crown Champs
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - While the season brought some interesting twists and turns, all preseason favorites won their respective divisions for the NCISAA’s independent-school state championships.
Mid-year, Victory Christian Center of Charlotte, N.C., was 9-15 and struggling, having lost North Carolina commit Candace Wood to a dislocated ankle and starting point guard Ariel Sturdivant to a knee injury.
Asheville's federal data center ready to provide information
Wilmington Morning Star, NC
Asheville -- A federal data center in North Carolina's mountains expects to provide information as the debate over global warming and what to do about it moves forward.
"There's a lot of things we know. There's a lot we don't know, but we have to take the potential changes seriously," said Jay Lawrimore, chief of the Climate Monitoring Division of the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville.
Asheville News Stories for Monday Feb. 26, 2007.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A federal data center in North Carolina's mountains expects to provide information as the debate over global warming and what to do about it moves forward.
Officials said the information gathered by the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville will help scientists and policy makers deal with global warming. Scientists at the center helped write a United Nations-sponsored report on warming.
Rome Area Council for the Arts celebrates 30 years at Fanfare 2007
Rome News-Tribune, GA
The art market will include work by artists from throughout the Southeast. Galleries represented in the market are in Asheville, N.C., Memphis, Tenn., Tuscaloosa, Ala., Atlanta and Rome. Work by numerous local photographers will be a highlight of the Fanfare art market.
CFCA Teams Fall Just Short
Dunn Daily Record, NC
ASHEVILLE - Cape Fear Christian Academy's varsity basketball teams were topped by the top-seeds in the state independent 1-A tournaments. The Eagles girls reached the final game but fell to three-time state champion Gaston Day, 51-26, at Asheville School on Saturday morning.
Trinity Christian was a 71-66 overtime winner over the CFCA boys in the semifinals at Asheville Christian on Friday. The Eagles (22-7) rallied from a 13-point deficit over the last five minutes of regulation to tie the score at 63 on a 3-pointer by all-state selection Russ Lockamy with 13.4 seconds left.
Sean Lennon Announces Asheville date at the Orange Peel
... TX - Gypsy Tea Room 31 Austin, TX - Parish April 3 Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar 4 Athens, GA - Melting Pot 5 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 6 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle 7 Charlottesville, VA - Starr Hill Music Hall 9 Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony 12 ...
Catamount Disc Golf Club Takes Campus By Storm
Catamount disc golfers are already making their mark in collegiate tournament play. In its fourth season, the WNC Intercollegiate Disc Golf Challenge consists of six separate tournaments at five different locations. Participating schools include: AB Tech, Brevard College, Haywood Community College, Mars Hill College, Montreat College, UNC- Asheville, Warren Wilson College, and Western Carolina University. At the end of the season points are totaled to determine which school is the overall champion for the season. The overall season champion has the right to retain the trophy until the beginning of the next season.
Asheville Unveils New Online Development Mapper
"MapAsheville uses Geographic Information Systems technology to retreive detailed information about large-scale development projects, displaying them on multi-layered interactive maps. The electronic maps are accompanied by detailed information on meeting dates, as well as links to city staff documents.
The Campaign 1984, Blood for Nashville
Some songs, like "UpTown Vampire," (available for your listening pleasure on their MySpace page) have a shake-your-rockin'-body beat. Interestingly, there are a few precious acoustic and slower songs. The vibrant nature of the music would certainly get a head-nod from diversity capital Asheville, the band's hometown.
High Point Slips Past UNC Asheville, 4-3
HIGH POINT, N.C. - High Point picked up four victories in singles play and that was enough to edge UNC Asheville, 4-3 in men's college tennis action Friday evening.
The Bulldogs (0-3) battled hard on Friday and were able to get singles victories from freshman Joe May and sophomore Mauricio Correa. Asheville won the doubles point as the teams of Loic Hereson-Tyler Begg and Rob Nunnery and Joe May won their matches.
UNC Asheville's next match will be at Gardner-Webb Wednesdaya afternoon at 2 p.m.