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2012-01-28 08:00:00

Babyboomers are changing funeral rituals. Personalization is key. While there are countless online companies that sell outsourced, mass-produced memorials, Shine On Brightly provides unique, personalized, hand-crafted cremation urns, cremation jewelry, memorial portraits, hand-bound guest register books, and memorial glass for people and pets. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 If you've attended a funeral recently, you may have noticed the changing trends in end-of-life rituals,...

2011-11-16 13:32:00

Authorities Determine Fire Was Deliberately Set ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the city of Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers are offering a combined reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting the fire at the Medical Office Complex Building, 445 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, N.C. Fire Department Captain...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

When the Collyer family moved to Asheville, NC, they encountered a community with no indoor play areas for young families. So they contracted with PLAYTIME to help create Mountain Play Lodge, a new family entertainment center that caters to both kids and parents. The most popular play elements in Mountain Play Lodge are the three replicas that PLAYTIME made of the Collyerâs Swiss Mountain Dog, Gabby. Englewood, CO (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 When the Collyer family moved to...

2011-09-29 09:16:00

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SustainU, a leading producer of high quality apparel using fabrics made from 100% recycled materials manufactured in the US, has been announced as the official apparel provider for Moogfest, a 3-day music festival in Asheville, NC honoring music visionary Robert Moog. "SustainU is honored to be the official apparel provider for Moogfest," said SustainU CEO, Chris Yura. "Robert Moog was ahead of his time, opening new frontiers in the music...

2011-09-17 07:00:00

City of Asheville NC takes the initiative to improve customer service for citizens with help of keynote speaker / customer service speaker Micah Solomon, holding upcoming customer service workshops with author and expert termed "The New Guru of Customer Service Excellence" by The Financial Post. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 17, 2011 Customer service speaker, customer loyalty consultant, and #1 bestselling business author Micah Solomon will share his techniques for building successful...

2011-09-09 09:51:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedy Classic Weekend at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa will be bigger, better and funnier than ever for 2012. Actor, comedian, writer and all-around funnyman Jeff Jena will be your host for two nights of laugh out loud comedy during the 24th Annual Comedy Classic March 9th-11th, 2012. Friday March 9 will feature five of the nation's funniest comedians including: Andrew Kennedy of Comedy Central Rachel Feinstein, of the TV show...

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...

2011-08-30 06:50:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biltmore® Center for Professional Development (BCPD), the professional training division of The Biltmore Estate, has just launched its new website at http://bcpd.biltmore.com. BCPD specializes in continuing education and leadership development for business leaders, hospitality staff, sales teams, and management. Their courses are used to meet the training needs for a variety of businesses in the Southeastern U.S.,...

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....

2011-07-21 14:44:00

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College have partnered to offer a class to train employees for one of today's fastest-growing career fields and to help health care providers meet a new federal requirement that all health care records be available electronically. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/DC61634LOGO) The first session in Electronic Medical Records...