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Eleventh Annual Eblen / Buncombe County Schools Building Future Builders Camps a Tremendous Success

Many thanks to everyone who made the 11th Annual Eblen / Buncombe County Schools Building Future Builders Camps at A-B Tech another tremendous success as more than 70 rising 9th graders from Buncombe County, Asheville City, and Madison County attended the Construction, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Culinary, and Advanced Manufacturing camps. Thanks to Buncombe County Commissioners Joe Belcher and Robert Pressley and Buncombe County School Board Chairman Ann Franklin for joining us at the commencement luncheon. Special thanks … Continue reading

As I See It Quotation of the Week 6/25/18 – James Russell Lowell

“All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.” James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American Poet, Critic, Editor, Educator, Diplomat, Iconoclast

WICKED WEED HELP AT HOME CONTINUES TO PROVIDE RELIEF FROM RECORD TEMPERATURES

TEMPERATURES BRING MORE CALLS FOR RELIEF FROM THE HEAT On With summer beginning last Thursday, we are already seeing record temperatures beginning to rise and expected to continue for the next few months. Once again the Eblen Cooling Assistance Project through the Wicked Weed Help at Home Emergency Assistance Project is providing assistance to those who are battling the heat. As the temperatures rise so has the number of requests have been coming in to the Eblen Charities Waddell Client … Continue reading

FOURTH ANNUAL INGLES HEADLOCK ON HUNGER FOOD DRIVE FEATURES WWE HALL of FAMERS TO HELP BATTLE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN WNC JULY 11

On Wednesday, July 11th World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars and Hall of Fame Members will once again join Ingles Markets and Eblen Charities for the Fourth Annual Headlock on Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Ingles / Eblen Food for Thought Program to help ensure that no student in our community has to face hunger while away from school. Hall of fame broadcaster and former World Wrestling Entertainment Executive Vice-President, current Fox Sports commentator, and Headlock on Hunger National Chairman Jim … Continue reading

In The News: ELEVENTH ANNUAL BUILDING FUTURE BUILDERS CAMPS BEGIN THIS WEEK AT A-B TECH

This week our highly anticipated Building Future Builders Camps open the doors for the ninth year as it returns to the main campus of the Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Beginning next Wednesday, June 20th and running through Friday, June 22nd the camps will once again provide a first look into the fields of construction, advanced manufacturing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and culinary arts. Founded by Joe Kimmel, Building Future Builders works to provide and enhance opportunities for students who are … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week 6/18/18 – Margaret Thatcher

“Don’t follow the crowd. Let the Crowd follow you.” Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013) British scientist, chemist, attorney, stateswoman, author, Prime Minister, iconoclast.

Remembering the Hero of D-Day

Two weeks ago marked the 74th anniversary of one of the most pivotal battles of World War II. On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of France began at Normandy as D-Day and the courage of more than 160,000 young men who landed on the beaches by sea and air turned the tide of the war and liberated the German-held country. More than 9,000 Americans lost their lives in the battle, and the courage of so many of forgotten today … Continue reading

As I See It: Quotation of the Week 6/11/18 – Robert F. Kennedy

‎”Only Those Who Dare to Fail Greatly Can Ever Achieve Greatly.” Robert Kennedy (1925-1968) American politician, Naval Officer, US Attorney General, Senator, author. iconoclast

WILLIAMS / BALDWIN TEACHER CAMPUS CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY BY REDUCING RENT AND UTILITY COSTS

It began a little less than two years ago with an idea and a conversation, and now less than twenty-four months later Eblen Charities and their partners are celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of the Williams / Baldwin Teacher Campus with an announcement last Thursday night at the Buncombe County School Board meeting with an announcement that is unprecedented in the long community discussions of affordable housing. The announcement came as a welcome surprise as Eblen Charities Board … Continue reading

A Tiny Ripple of Hope and a Life Transformed

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance” – Robert Francis Kennedy Once I was asked during an interview, “What one book changed your way of thinking?” I find … Continue reading