For the first time Asheville City Schools will be led by an African American woman. Dr. Pamela Baldwin has been named system Superintendent. Dr. Baldwin was chosen from a field of more than one hundred candidates. She is currently the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction with Scotland County Schools. Dr.
A growing number of older Americans are choosing not to retire. Instead they are going into business for themselves. This week AARP and the U.S. Small Business Administration held an older American job fair at A-B-Tech. Suzanne LeFollette Black is Associate Director of AARP North Carolina. She spoke with David Hurand.
Tony is looking ahead to next Wednesday and the opening of MoogFest, April 23-27 in Asheville. But this weekend Earth Day will be celebrated on Lexington Avenue and Highland Brewing marks its' 20th anniversary. This weekend also serves to recognize independent "Record" stores and there are lots of new movies in area theaters and the Asheville Tourists are back at McCormick field for a big weekend of baseball.
Trumpet Spectacular: The Asheville Symphony takes the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Saturday night to perform Handel's, Music to the Royal Fireworks, Hummel's Trumpet Concerto, and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass with the WCU Concert Choir and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Also this weekend, singer songwriter David Wilcox performs at the Altamont. The Mother Earth News Fair takes place in Asheville this weekend at the WNC Agriculture Center and Draft Day starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner has opened at area movie theaters. Tony Kiss has it all.
The deadline to register to vote is twenty-five days before a scheduled election. Therefore, the deadline to be eligible to vote in the May 6th primary is Friday April 11th. Buncombe County Election Services Director Trina Parker spoke explained the nuts and bolts of registering to vote to David Hurand.
Republicans will choose between R.L. Clark, Mark Crawford, and Clarence Young to determine who will run against Democrat Terry Van Duyn to represent the 49th State Senate District. Earlier this month Buncombe County Democrats chose Terry Van Duyn to fill the seat formerly held by the late Martin Nestbitt. Martin died in early March at the age of 67.
The Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA) was the subject of a Congressional Hearing this week in Washington. In 1982 CBRA garnered unanimous support in the U.S. Senate and was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. North Carolina Representatives Mike McIntyre and Walter Jones Jr.
Baseball is back and Tony is thrilled. The Asheville Tourists have opened their 2014 season at McCormick Field. There's also lots of live theater to consider including a Neil Simon play at the Flat Rock Theater. There are a couple of new movies in the area, including Captain America. The Western Carolina University Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines will screen the documentary film "Shored Up". The critically acclaimed film examines how different communities are trying to cope with rising sea levels. It will be screened at 4 pm Sunday at A.K. Hinds University Center.