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WICKED WEED EXPANDS OUTREACH TO THOSE IN NEED WITH UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP WITH EBLEN CHARITIES

Asheville, North Carolina has been known across the nation and the world as “Beer City “ for some time. With more than two dozen breweries and more than 100 local beers available, Asheville has more breweries per-capita than any other city in the country. With a reputation as the home of outstanding breweries there is one that has set themselves apart, not only for their award winning beer, but for their outreach to the community, especially those in need, even … Continue reading

Remembering Rosa Lee

Skyland, North Carolina is wonderful and unique place in which to grow up and live. If you ask ten people where the boundaries of Skyland begins and ends you will more than likely get thirty different answers. Answers like “from the Dairy Queen to the Parkway Bridge” or “from the fire department to where Searcy’s Produce used to be.” There is little if any agreement where the borders of Skyland lie, but there is one thing that those of us … Continue reading

In The News : SECU Members Help Open the Doors for Buncombe County Teacher Campus

Globe Newswire 5/3117 ASHEVILLE – The dedication of the Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus drew a crowd of supporters to Asheville on Tuesday, applauding a housing initiative aimed at attracting and retaining teachers for Asheville City and Buncombe County schools. Representatives from State Employees’ Credit Union (SECU) and SECU Foundation joined local leaders and educators for the official Ribbon Cutting of the 24-unit apartment complex, a collaborative effort between SECU Foundation, Asheville City and Buncombe County School Systems, Eblen Charities and Buncombe County. … Continue reading

THIRD ANNUAL INGLES HEADLOCK ON HUNGER FOOD DRIVE FEATURES WWE HALL of FAMERS TO HELP BATTLE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN WNC JUNE 21st

On Wednesday, June 21st World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars and Hall of Fame Members will join Ingles Markets and Eblen Charities for the Third Annual Headlock on Hunger Food Drive to benefit the Ingles / Eblen Food for Thought Program sponsored by Ingles Markets, iHeart Media, the Asheville Citizen-Times, and Eblen Charities to help ensure that no student in our community faces the school day with hunger. The hall of fame broadcaster and former World Wrestling Entertainment Executive Vice-President and current … Continue reading

Forty-Four Cents : A Modern Tale of the Widows Mite

No matter what our faith may be, I would tend to believe that almost everyone knows the story of the widow’s mite, the story of the poor widow who entered the temple who put her offering into the temple treasury. She did so quietly and alone. She was not looking for any recognition as the wealthy were who went before her putting in large amounts money and making sure that all who were around were well aware of their generosity. … Continue reading

SUMMER NEARS AS COOLING ASSISTANCE PROJECT BEGINS

With summer beginning next Monday, we are already seeing the temperatures beginning to rise and expected to reach record levels. The Eblen Cooling Assistance Project is once again providing assistance to those who are battling the heat. Beginning this past week, the Eblen Cooling Project is again partnering with Duke Energy and Lowe’s, by providing box fans at no cost to clients. Eblen Charities has also once again expanded the criteria of assisting those who are living with illnesses and … Continue reading

“ The Greatest” Quietly Helped Eblen Touch Many

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” That quote has been one of my favorites and one that has remained in my thoughts almost daily since I ran across it a dozen or so years ago. When I first read it I was more than a bit surprised at who first spoke these words. It wasn’t Mother Teresa, Dr. Martin Luther King, or Mahatma Gandhi. Those simple but powerful words came from Muhammad … Continue reading

In the News: Roy Williams Helps Celebrate New Teacher Housing

In the News: ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES 5/30/17 By: julie ball ASHEVILLE – UNC basketball coach Roy Williams helped celebrate the completion of new apartments aimed at providing a more affordable housing option for teachers in Asheville and Buncombe County schools. “Teachers don’t get paid enough period, so anything you can do to help their financial situation is going to help,” Williams said following a ribbon cutting ceremony outside the new Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus. • A new 24-unit apartment complex for teachers … Continue reading

Williams / Baldwin Teacher Campus “Smart Housing” Opens It’s Doors to New Frontier in Education

A little more than a year and a half ago, we welcomed everyone at a luncheon at A-B Tech to the official announcement to what we called “the worst kept secret in Asheville.” Now just nine months after breaking ground, the “worst kept secret in Asheville has become one of the most watched and anticipated educational projects in the country as we have received calls from across the nation from school districts, businesses, local governments, and universities, inquiring how this … Continue reading

n the News: Roy Williams Helps Celebrate New Teacher Housing

In the News: ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES 5/30/17 By: julie ball ASHEVILLE – UNC basketball coach Roy Williams helped celebrate the completion of new apartments aimed at providing a more affordable housing option for teachers in Asheville and Buncombe County schools. “Teachers don’t get paid enough period, so anything you can do to help their financial situation is going to help,” Williams said following a ribbon cutting ceremony outside the new Williams-Baldwin Teacher Campus. • A new 24-unit apartment complex for teachers … Continue reading