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Bradley T. Adcock
October 6, 2014, Comments Off

Bradley T. Adcock, of Cary, has been elected to lead Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees as chairman. Alice Roess, of Blowing Rock, has been elected vice chair and M. Lee Barnes Jr., of Durham, has been elected secretary.

Mary Grant

Grant named UNC Asheville chancellor

August 5, 2014, Comments Off

Mary K. Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at A ...

Scott Hamilton

AdvantageWest CEO to head Appalachian Regional Commission

July 31, 2014, Comments Off

The president and CEO of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, Scott T. Hamilton, has been appointed executive director of the Appalachian Regiona ...

Yancey County Courthouse, taken August 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press

DA, judicial appointments announced in Cherokee, Mitchell, Yancey counties

June 11, 2014, Comments Off

Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Tuesday district attorney and judicial appointments for positions in Cherokee, Mitchell and Yancey counties.

  • Cindy MacLeod. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.
    MacLeod named acting superintendent of Smokies
    May 19, 2014, Comments Off

    Cindy MacLeod has been selected as the acting superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park effective June 1. MacLeod is currently the superintendent of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

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    EBCI, Lambert growing Cherokee County’s Valley River Casino
    April 28, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to gambling in Western North Carolina, the landscape is shifting -- one tribal and casino leaders are betting will have a hard-to-ignore impact on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, not to mention the job and economic hands ...

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    Earth Day event connects faith, environment
    April 25, 2014, Comments Off

    Nearly 100 people gathered at downtown Asheville's Pritchard Park on Tuesday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day during the second annual vigil held by Western North Carolina Green Congregations.