Economic insecurity has devastating consequences on the lives of survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Abuse can impose significant expenses on survivors, including physical and mental health care costs, lost wages, safety planning, and relocation costs. Furthermore, economic abuse can result in life-long consequences due to job loss, debt, damaged credit, or coercion into crime. When combined with today’s high cost of living, shortage of good jobs, and diminished safety net, these impacts of abuse severely limit survivors’ options and ability to achieve safety and justice.
Do you want to enjoy dancing with your partner? How about having some fun dancing at a downtown pub? Maybe you want to learn a dance for your wedding, or dance at someone else’s wedding? What about dancing the night away on your next Cruise? How about a dance event for your organization or a group class for your employees to enhance Teamwork and Morale?
Types of Dental Services We Offer:
Preventive and Periodontal Care: Find out how oral probiotics could help you combat gum disease, or get a custom oral appliance to manage sleep apnea. Our preventive options extend far beyond routine cleanings.
The Asheville based attorneys at the law firm of Burt Langley PC focus their practice in the areas of business law, employment law, estate planning, and transactional law. We are building our practice on relationships. We serve businesses and individuals in Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, and surrounding counties,
through highly personalized, professional legal advocacy. From starting your business through planning your legacy, we are committed to our clients’ success.
April M. Burt is a transactional lawyer. Katherine Langley is a trial lawyer. Collaboratively we provide full spectrum legal services for individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses in Western North Carolina.
Call us at 828-367-7090 to schedule an appointment or visit us online at burtlangley.com
by Sue Ford
Playing music and singing with other people is a powerful way of creating community. Harmonizing with voices and instruments is a beautiful expression of synergy. Synergy is “the interaction of two or more ingredients to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.” When we make music as a group, we have the potential to tap into an archetypal power of music. I am not talking about engaging in the profession of music, I am referring to making music with others for the love of music and community.
Sunday night in Las Vegas, a white male shooter claimed the lives of 58 people, injuring more than 500. We are heartbroken by the lives lost. We are heartbroken for the injured. We are heartbroken for their families and loved ones. We are heartbroken that we can’t pass commonsense gun laws in our nation. But we will not let our broken hearts keep us from getting to the root cause of this violence and taking action.
It is time to connect the dots between mass shootings and our cultural reality: Men commit 98% of mass murders in America. Women have equal access to guns (and let’s be honest, plenty of reasons to be angry). Nevertheless, women don’t commit such acts of mass violence. We have to stop conditioning boys and men to think solving their problems through violence is normal. We can no longer tell boys at the earliest of ages to repress their emotions and deny parts of themselves. Look where it’s gotten us today! Continue reading
North Carolina State Policy Watch – Experts express concerns about consequences of eliminating judicial primary elections By Melissa Boughton
“The Electoral Freedom Act” eliminates next year’s primary election for judicial races . It was passed in both chambers last week and Cooper vetoed it earlier this week. His veto will be up for an override vote by January at the latest—though some lawmakers have been told that an override vote could now be scheduled for as early as next Tuesday, October 17.
The only public explanation for the language about eliminating judicial primary elections next year (which was slipped into the bill via a last minute maneuver of the kind that have become commonplace at the General Assembly in recent years) has been to give lawmakers more time to tweak the redrawing of judicial and prosecutorial districts.
That measure, House Bill 717, was passed by House lawmakers and is expected to be taken up by the Senate in January. It was another surprise bill and if implemented will have dramatic effects on the state’s judiciary. Continue reading
THE 2017 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE – awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
The world has some 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them.
BRUSSELS — The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a recognition of its efforts to avoid nuclear conflict at a time of greater atomic menace than at any other period in recent memory.
The group was honored because of its efforts to foster a global ban on nuclear weapons, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved in July by 122 members of the United Nations and opened for signatures last month. The 10-year-old grass-roots civil society movement pushes for nuclear disarmament across the world. Continue reading
We are Conserving Carolina, formed by the consolidation of two sister organizations, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Pacolet Area Conservancy. Our organizations, each with deep roots and strong histories of conserving our lands and natural resources, have united to increase conservation efforts in our area. Combining our expertise, talents and resources under a consolidated banner, we can do more for you!
By Richard Wolfe in the Guardian
After the Las Vegas massacre, we’re told we cannot talk about politics. At times of public mourning, we must maintain some dignity that is otherwise entirely absent from our politics: we must pray, reflect on the nature of evil, but never debate what to do next.
See the debut episode of MUSE: The Arts Show featuring Weaverville’s master puppeteer Hobey Ford. Join host Laura Ritchie as MUSE: The Arts Show takes you across the country, and all around North Carolina, showcasing the artists, craftspeople and local groups putting their talents to work in their communities. Hobey Ford| Master Puppeteer | UNC-TV Arts | PBS
Contact your US Representatives NOW and tell them to vote NO on the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017 (H.R. 3053)—a nuclear waste bill that threatens nearly every state with decades of nuclear waste shipments. The vote could be taken as soon as this week!
Gutters & Downspouts Installation, Cleaning & Repair, Seamless Guttering, Gutter Cover Retrofit and lots more!
Efficient, clean, dependable work at a fair price.
We serve the Asheville, Black Mountain, Marion areas as well as the surrounding Western North Carolina region.
Poorly installed or rusted & clogged gutters can cause damage to your home by forcing water into your fascia, soffit or behind your siding or brick. These types of repairs can be expensive.
Not sure what to give the writer in your life for the holidays? Gift certificates for Flatiron Writers Room workshops, retreats and events make a wonderful gift. A gift certificate can be for any amount you’d like. You can find a full list of current events on our website at www.flatironwritersroom.com.
Once you purchase a gift certificate, just send the confirmation email to the lucky recipient or print it and put it in a card to be delivered by hand. Once the recipient selects an event to attend, we will instruct them on how to register using their gift certificate.
THIS MONTH’S #1 INDIE NEXT LIST PICK…
By Carmen Maria Machado
(Graywolf Press 9781555977887, $16, trade paper)
“Reading the stories in Her Body and Other Parties has been among the greatest literary pleasures of 2017 for me. Carmen Maria Machado writes with fearless exploration, precision, and tenderness, which would prompt envy if gratitude and admiration weren’t first to arrive on scene. From the lovely apocalyptic love story ‘Inventory’ to the dizzying and original ‘Especially Heinous,’ Machado’s work is curious, inventive, and thrilling. It’s feminist and pop culture, classic and weird; the stories are complex and the characters are haunting. What a debut!”
OUR MISSION: MountainTrue champions resilient forests, clean waters and healthy communities in Western North Carolina.
OUR VISION: MountainTrue envisions Western North Carolina with thriving communities that are connected to and help sustain a healthy natural environment. To achieve this, MountainTrue will foster and empower advocates throughout the region to be engaged in policy and project advocacy, outreach and education, and on the ground projects. MountainTrue will be known as the region’s best respected and highest impact conservation organization and will be seen as a national model.
Tuesday, Oct 3 at 6pm
Libba Bray presents Before the Devil Breaks You
Tuesday, Oct 3 at 7pm*
Wiley Cash The Last Ballad launch at UNCA
Thursday, Oct 12 at 6pm Teach-In event with Rima Vesely-Flad
Wed, Oct 25 at 6pm*
An Evening with Jan Karon (*ticketed event)
Brenda Mills will officially begin in the role of Neighborhood and Community Engagement Manager on September 25. Brenda brings decades of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to this role and will continue to strengthen the relationship between neighborhoods, City government and community groups.
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