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WNC Early Childhood Workshop will feature NCDHHS Secretary and Sesame Street

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State and National Leaders on Early Childhood Coming to Western North Carolina to Talk About How Communities Can Improve Early Childhood and Build Strong Communities Get Set Transylvania is excited to announce a workshop featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt Senior Vice President of United States Social Impact for Sesame Workshop at Brevard College on March 21 from 8:30-2. Dr. Cohen will be presenting the newly released statewide Early Childhood Action Plan to Western North Carolina counties for the first time and talk about how she plans to lead NC DHHS forward to improve the lives of children and families in our state.  “This plan was created through the input of nearly 1,500 stakeholders from across the state, and is informed by careful data analysis to prioritize the needs of North Carolina’s young children. We have a rich history in our state of leading the country in early childhood innovation—the Early Childhood Action Plan helps us continue to lead with a collective focus on achieving measurable goals for children and families,” Dr. Cohen said.  “North Carolina has long been recognized as a national leader in early childhood education efforts …

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Franny’s Farmacy Opens 3rd Location in Johnson City, TN

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Two is better than one, and three is better than two; at least in the case of the newly launched Franny’s Farmacy – Johnson City, TN location. As a vertically integrated company, Franny’s Farmacy is one of the only hemp based brands specializing in “seed to shelf” CBD growth, production, manufacturing and selling. With two highly trafficked retail locations in Western North Carolina (Asheville and Hendersonville), the third location was bound to happen. But contrary to owners Jeff and Franny Tacy’s plans, a charismatic couple from Johnson City, TN (Derek and Dawn Wagner) approached the Tacy’s about replicating their proven successful model in their own city. As if it were written into a script, both Derek and Dawn have striking similarities to Jeff and Franny.  Derek and Jeff are contractors, and Dawn, just like Franny, has a background in pharmaceutical sales. Also like the Tacys, The Wagners have their own farm site where they will be growing hemp for CBD that will be integrated into the Franny’s Farmacy brand. Now, after months of planning, The Wagners and The Tacys have officially joined forces to open Franny’s Farmacy – Johnson City, TN.  In celebration, The Wagners have planned several opening events throughout …

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Crys Matthews And Runner-Up David Robert King Collaborate On Have Mercy

Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and longstanding guitarist for Mary Gauthier, David Robert King, and Virginia-based singer-songwriter Crys Matthews are proud to announce the release of “Have Mercy,” a new song inspired by family separation along the United States southern border. The single is available today - Friday, October 19 - at NewSong Recordings. All proceeds will benefit RAICES, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.

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Sweet Dreams, Full Plates Raises Record Funds for MANNA FoodBank

Hotels in one mountain town have raised more than just the bar for Southern hospitality.

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PURGATORY Dance Party Kicks Off Halloween Weekend in Asheville

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Come celebrate your inner sinner with the Beer City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at The Underground at O’Henry’s on Friday, October 26th from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. PURGATORY is a dance party fundraiser with all profits supporting the Advocacy Fund of the Beer City Sisters 501(c)3. Suggested $10 entry donation. Ages 21+ only. Visit the Beer City Sisters on Facebook or at www.BeerCitySisters.org for more information.

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AMOS Announces New Executive Director

Amanda Bryant Takes the Helm as Museum Continues to Grow

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Western North Carolina Activists Take Fight For Free Healthcare To Streets In Washington DC

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On Saturday, June 23, Western North Carolina advocates for National Improved Medicare for All join other National Improved Medicare for All advocates from across the country to take to the streets to make the case for Single Payer Healthcare for All.

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First Girls Join Cub Scouts in Western North Carolina

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Today also marks the 108th anniversary of Scouting in America

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Career Fair Announced for January 17

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Area residents will have many opportunities to advance their career at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 12th Annual Homecoming Career Fair. The region’s largest annual career fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher.

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Sparking New Solutions to Aging in WNC

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Do you want to redefine aging? Join AARP North Carolina in the Mountain Region and the YMCA of WNC on Wednesday, January 10th from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at the Salvage Station in Asheville. We will celebrate those who participated in the Disrupt Aging Community Health Challenge and ignite a new year by challenging outdated beliefs and sparking new solutions so people can choose how they age as they live.

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