For all of our friends in western North Carolina, this message is for you. Next Saturday, October 31st, the Civitas Institute is bringing Trent Seibert of Texas Watchdog and Erik Telford of Americans For Prosperity to Asheville for a day-long training dedicated to strengthening your investigative journalism and new media skills. The training will cover such topics as: making public records requests, investigating individuals and schools, using databases and mapping, blogging and social networking. The Doubletree Hotel — 115 Hendersonville Road in Asheville – will host this event. Cost is $20 and includes a boxed lunch. For additional information and to register, click here. Come join us for what promises to be a fun day packed with useful information and valuable skills. Hope to see you next week! Questions? Call the Civitas Institute: 919-834-2099.