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2013-04-10 23:18:02

A-B Tech Community College receives a $5 million gift from longtime supporters for naming rights to its new allied health and workforce development building. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College announced the receipt a $5 million gift from longtime college supporters Jack and Carolyn Ferguson April 4 during the College´s annual fundraising gala, April in Asheville. Believed to be the largest private donation to the College, the funds will...

2013-01-30 16:26:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deeply rooted in the Asheville community, the well-known Biltmore School Building has emerged from a decade of vacancy and has undergone a major renovation. Once home to thousands of scholastic footprints, including those of Biltmore High School, Biltmore Elementary School and what would eventually become UNC Asheville, the hometown landmark was recently demolished and prepped for a revitalization. Weeks of construction triggered the vast...

2012-12-14 08:20:30

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The NC Communities and Business Alliance (NCCBA) is proud to announce its formation as part of a collaborative effort to promote economic growth and development in North Carolina's cities and towns. The Alliance is made up of community and business leaders from across the state and will serve as a voice for public policy issues affecting the economic viability of North Carolina's cities and towns, the success of its businesses and the quality of...

2012-11-30 20:21:13

Asheville, North Carolina offers Pinterest recipes and Christmas gift ideas for a uniquely homemade holiday. ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As families around the globe begin to haul out the holly and deck the halls, experts at Biltmore and Asheville's inns and bed and breakfasts are giving the gift of free tree decorating ideas, easy holiday recipes and suggestions for homemade Christmas gifts. The editors at ExploreAsheville.com have gathered a collection of...

2012-03-13 09:00:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C. , March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The beautiful scenery from Asheville and the North Carolina mountains appear in many movies. Most recently, The Hunger Games filmed in several locations near Asheville. According to RomanticAsheville.com Vacation Guide, here are the top 10 movie locations in western North Carolina: Biltmore Estate: The Biltmore House was first seen on the big screen in 1952 when The Swan opened starring Grace Kelly. More than a dozen other major motion...

2012-03-07 13:12:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A visit to America's largest home often spurs this question among guests: "What was it like to be a Vanderbilt and live such an extraordinary life?" After years of research, Biltmore answers the question with a new exhibition beginning April 7, "The Vanderbilts at Home and Abroad." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/CL66202 ) The exhibition provides a fascinating look at the lives of George, Edith and Cornelia Vanderbilt. Rare...

2012-02-23 10:55:00

Asheville Travel Packages: Survival Skills, Celebrity Suites & Star Stalking ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Academy Awards just days away, all eyes will be on the red carpet this week, but Oscar buzz will quickly shift to movie predictions for 2012. Critics are touting The Hunger Games. Set in post-apocalyptic Appalachia with a gripping (read: addictive) storyline rife with star-crossed teenage romance, kill-or-be-killed drama and...

2011-09-06 07:00:00

~ Bold color predictions & fall travel deals bode well for the Blue Ridge Mountains ~ ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While a traveler's favorite fall color destination may be based on personal preference or sentimental connection, biologists and foliage experts in Western North Carolina are making the case that 2011 could put the Blue Ridge Mountains at the top of the (leaf) pile. Expert predictions are in agreement that...

2011-08-03 16:20:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For a week in July at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 13 youths investigated crime scenes, examined blood spatters, navigated their way through a smoke-filled apartment and practiced life-saving skills during the College's Camp HERO (How Emergency Responders Operate). The camp, for ages 11 to 15, gave students an introduction into the lives and operations of firefighters, law enforcement officers and paramedics....

2011-06-28 00:00:33

"¢ Cassidian Communications provides digital, state-of-the-art P25 radio access "¢ Comprehensive radio solution provides mission-critical communications to public safety agencies Frisco, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Today Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, announced that it has finalized a multi-year system and service agreement with the County of Buncombe, North Carolina to provide its CORP25, digital, trunked, simulcast Land Mobile Radio (LMR) system. The...