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  • Shindig on the Green celebrates half a century of music

    Shindig on the Green celebrates half a century of music

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    UNCA Concerts on the Quad 2016

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Carolina Mountains Literary Festival Registration Begins July 1

Written by Carolina Mountains Literary Festival. Posted in Poetry, Literature, Writing

  The Carolina Mountains Literary Festival on September 8-10,2016 in Burnsville, NC will feature over fifty free sessions with author readings, musicians, artists and theater.Registration is requiredonly for the three-hour writing workshops, the Friday night banquet with speaker Fred Chappell, and the Saturday night, NC Humanities Pulitzer Initiative Speaker, David Haskell.   Registration for a writing workshop in memoir, fiction, non-fiction and poetry is $30.

New Overtime Rule is Tangible Progress for Women, Especially Mothers and Women of Color

Written by Jennifer Clark at FEM CHAT. Posted in Business & Money

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited final rule on raising the salary threshold under which working people can earn overtime pay. The final rule will double the current salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476, directly benefiting 12.5 million workers, according to estimates from the Economic Policy Institute. The rule is undoubtedly major progress for workers struggling to support their families at a decent standard of living, and especially for working women in the United States. Continue reading

Self-Help Credit Union is proud to be a distribution site for Buncombe County Schools Summer Meals

Written by Jean Cassidy. Posted in Home & Community

Program at its 391 South French Broad and 1911 Hendersonville Road locations. The program, in partnership with the USDA and No Kid Hungry, offers free meals to children from 2 to 18 years of age through the summer to be sure they have healthy and consistent meals. Last summer, the program distributed about 76,000 meals and with increased demand and a longer summer break, more meals are expected to be distributed this summer.

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