No funding has officially been approved, but commissioners presented a united front in committing to a three-pronged approach to curbing opioid use. The effort will include community paramedics, residential treatment for new mothers and a media blitz focused on prevention.
Press release: UNC Asheville Holds Job and Internship Fair March 28 More than 75 businesses and organizations are scheduled to participate in UNC Asheville’s Job and Internship Fair from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, in the Sherrill Center on the UNC Asheville campus. The fair will feature several of Western North […]
Press release: This spring Buncombe County Recreation Services will lead several community hikes across Buncombe County. These hikes will showcase some of our local parks hiking trails as well as some better known trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. The hikes are open to the public and are part of the […]
Press release: White Creek Fire Grows to 585 Acres, Receives Rain NEBO, N.C., March 18, 2017- Burnout operations and dry conditions yesterday afternoon caused the White Creek fire to grow significantly prior to rainstorms overnight. The fire is now estimated at 585 acres and remains 0% contained. The White Creek fire is burning near Shortoff […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hear funding requests from 46 nonprofits as it begins budget season during its meeting on Tuesday, March 21. Those requests total just under $11 million.
City of Asheville spokesperson Christina Hallingse gave Xpress the details about the grant: We were awarded $60,000 from the N.C. DOT Bike and Pedestrian Planning grant. The grant required a 60/40 match and two of our local non-profits provided the matching funds. Friends of Connect Buncombe contributed $15,000 and the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation […]
Press release: Federal Reserve Bank Vice President Matthew Martin to Speak at UNC Asheville March 27 Matthew Martin, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Charlotte regional executive, will offer a free public lecture on the economy at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. There […]
Press release: CCCD to Host Public Meeting on Affordable Housing Solutions for Artists Artspace, the national nonprofit leader in developing affordable artist live/work spaces to present in Asheville, NC ASHEVILLE, NC – On March 22 from 7-8:30 pm, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a […]
Press release: Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Guide Training at A-B Tech In response to the growing whitewater rafting and zipline industry, A-B Tech Community College is offering courses to train guides for these popular area tourist attractions. Whitewater Rafting Guide training will focus on the fundamentals and skills needed. Learn to read whitewater, use river […]
Press release: Citizen Science Program needs your help observing the weather Do you ever wonder how much rainfall you received from a recent thunderstorm? How about snowfall during a winter storm? If so, an important volunteer weather observing program needs your help! The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow network, or CoCoRaHS, is looking for […]
The North Carolina Press Association handed out its 2016 awards and Xpress is taking home five for its editorial and advertising content.
Press release: Fosters needed this spring for blooming kitten population Asheville, North Carolina (March 9, 2017) — Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is seeking foster support in the greater Asheville area this spring and summer for an expected 1,500 kittens that will come into care this “kitten season.” Kitten season happens when the weather warms up […]
Press release: The Southern Appalachians During the Ice Age Free public lecture on Mar. 24th explores the flora, fauna, and landscape of the Southern Appalachians during the last glacial maximum. ASHEVILLE, NC – Mar. 9th, 2017: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the AMOS Science Pub, […]
Press release: Beverly-Hanks & Associates Wins Statewide Service Award The local real estate firm was recently recognized for their commitment to community. March 9, 2017, Asheville, NC—Local real estate firm Beverly-Hanks & Associates, REALTORSⓇ was recently awarded the Spirit of North Carolina Award under the Professional Services category. The Spirit of North Carolina Award recognizes […]
Press release: Local homebuilding firm Living Stone Design + Build of Black Mountain won several national awards and was recognized as a leader in the home building industry at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show. The firm was honored for two particular homes. The Watkins Residence was the winner of […]
Press release: ABCCM Blessed with Walmart Grant for Women ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) has been named the recipient of a state grant from the Walmart Foundation that will increase access for homeless women to essential professional training, certification programs and employment opportunities in order for them to transition into living-wage […]
Press release: Metro Mayors Elect 2017 Leadership Mayors Honor Sen. Rick Gunn and Rep. John Torbett with Legislative Awards RALEIGH –The N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a bipartisan group representing the mayors of the state’s larger cities, has re-elected Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer as its chair, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis as vice chair, Greenville Mayor Allen […]
Press release: LOCAL CHURCH HOSTING GLOBAL BIBLE TEACHING SIMULCAST FEATURING BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PRISCILLA SHIRER Event features Bible teaching with popular women’s author and speaker Priscilla Shirer Mount Carmel Baptist Church 201 Mount Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 – 828-254-4688 – mountcarmelonline.org Asheville, NC– March, 6, 2017– LifeWay Christian Resources and Going Beyond ministries are partnering […]
Press release: PARI awarded Science Museums Grant Rosman, NC (March 8, 2017) – The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) has been awarded a $61,913 grant from the N.C. Science Museums Grant Program. The grant program was established by the N.C. legislature to provide funding for the 41 institutions included in the N.C Science Museums Network. […]
Press release: Journeymen Asheville and In Real Life launch the “Crafting Passages” pilot program, at UNCA’s brand new STEAM Lab Studio Asheville, NC—Local mentorship and rites of passage nonprofit, Journeymen, is partnering with Asheville City School’s Foundation’s In Real Life to launch a pilot afterschool program called “Crafting Passages”—a venture that combines group-mentoring with building […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a variety of sustainability measures while continued talks about the current spending freeze on capital projects at A-B Tech was put on hold at the school’s request.