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Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity offers qualified applicants affordable homeownership with mortgage payments that range from $565-625/month depending on house and family size. Houses are sold at no-profit and are financed with a 0% interest loan. Habitat also offers a Home Repair program. By utilizing volunteers and offering 0% interest financing, Habitat makes home improvements affordable to low-income homeowners in Buncombe County. Services include exterior and interior repairs, modifications for accessibility, painting and much more. To learn more about qualifications and how to apply, visit, or call (828)210-9370, or click here to email Jill Franklin, Family Selection Coordinator. Habitat is an Equal Housing Opportunity.


Building Bridges of Asheville is a well-respected community based organization that promotes dialogue on race relations. Our organization is pleased to announce the 2007-08 Building Bridges Scholarship Program. Scholarships will be awarded to two qualified high school seniors from Asheville City and/or Buncombe County public schools. One of the recipients will be an African-American high school student. The scholarship will cover in-state tuition and fees for up to 4 years at any North Carolina public university or technical/community college. All applications are held in strictest confidence. Applications will be available beginning October 30, 2006 in the school guidance office. Application deadline is March 15, 2007. Award recipients will be contacted May 1, 2007.

For further information or to receive an application packet via mail, call Karen Ballard, Scholarship Coordinator, at 828-665-7501 or you may e-mail Karen Ballard at

Download Materials (.pdf format):
Application Form
Recommendation Form


Listen to The Doctor is In: Tai Chi (MP3 format, 27.3Mb )

Michael Clark
Heaven and Earth Tai Chi
(828) 252-6851

Michael Clark is a certified Tai Chi and Qigong teacher whose passion is helping others lead healthier and more balanced lives. He is the founder of Heaven & Earth Tai Chi in Asheville, NC.

Accem Scott
A Circle of Light Healing Center
(828) 280-7287

Accem Scott specializes in Chinese Energetic Method, Pa Kua and homeopathy.

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CONSCIOUS MOVEMENT is a mind-body-spirit exercise show that helps you soothe away the stress of the day. Instead of watching crisis and scandal on the six o�clock news, tune in, turn on and slow down with these mindful practices that enhance your life. (April 28, 2007 is World Tai Chi Day!) (National Qigong Association)


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Minority Scholarship information

Financial Aid, College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Hispanic Americans
College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards for Minorities
Click here for more websites offering minority scholarship opportunities and information

Voter Information and Forms are available for you to download from the State Board of Elections at

Mountain Area Joblink is your one stop job & career center!

Their mission is to provide employers and job seekrs a fully integrated system of employment, education and training servicees for the purpose of developing the economic strength and global competitiveness of this area.

Services available include Job Placement, Career Planning, Career Development, and use of the Computer Resource Center for career exploration and job search.

The Mountain Area Joblink Career center is located in the Mable Building of the A-B Tech Campus. Reach them at 828-250-4761, or visit their website at

Health Information

Know Your Numbers:Blood Pressure:
115 over 75 is ideal.

Blood Sugar:
A fasting level of 99mg/dL or below is preferred.

A total level < 200mg/dL,
with LDL (bad cholesterol) < 130
and HDL (good cholesterol) > 40 for men
and > 50 for women, is recommended.

Body Mass Index(BMI)
18.5 to 24.9 is normal.
25 to 29.9 is considered overweight.
30 or greater is considered obese.

To learn more, visit Mission Hospitals online at

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