An diverse and influential group looks to incrementally implement universal preschool in Buncombe County. Xpress takes an in-depth look at the organization, logistics and potential costs behind the effort.
Press release: Safelight recently received a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Henderson County in the amount of $5,969.00. According to Tanya Blackford, Executive Director of Safelight, this grant will be used for a technology update across the organization. “As Safelight continues to grow to meet the needs of survivors of domestic violence, sexual […]
Press release: Grandfather Mountain announces 2017 schedule of events Cougars, elk, bagpipes, bonfires and raptors — it’s 2017 at Grandfather Mountain. With a mission to inspire conservation of the natural world by helping guests explore, understand and value the wonders of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville, N.C.-based nature preserve and travel attraction is preparing for an […]
Press release: AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES INC.’S NEWEST BOARD MEMBER, HUMBERTO C. ANTUNES, EARNS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recognized for his Decades of Contributions Toward the Advancement of Dermatology and Aesthetics Asheville, NC (February 21, 2017)—Avadim Technologies Inc., the Bionome Therapies™ life sciences company, today announced that its newly appointed board member, Humberto C. Antunes, was awarded the […]
Press release: The Fund for Haywood County awards $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to build two classrooms The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), recently presented a check for $20,000 to The Community Kitchen to support building two classrooms. This grant was part of The Community […]
Press release: Making a Difference initiative to help increase independence for people with disabilities February 22, 2017 – The N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) selected Asheville-based Vaya Health to lead a statewide effort to improve how healthcare providers and other organizations can help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) successfully live in homes […]
Press release: Cold Mountain Fire 95% Contained Location The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated Acreage Approximately 132 acres Containment 95% contained Fire Cause The Cold Mountain […]
Press release: Montford Park Players Announces Open Call for 2017 Summer Season Actors Seeking: Actors for ALL roles throughout the 2017 Summer Season Saturday, March 25, 12-4pm Monday and Tuesday, March 27 and 28, 6-9pm Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre 92 Gay St., Asheville, NC Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, is pleased to hold an […]
Press release: Mar. 9: Hendersonville Green Drinks: The Ecusta Trail: Connecting Hendersonville to Brevard Hendersonville, N.C. — On Thursday, March 9, Hendersonville Green Drinks welcomes Chris Burns with Friends of the Ecusta Trail to give us a project update and let us know how the public can help make this trail connecting Hendersonville and Brevard […]
Press release: Chickenpox Outbreak in Buncombe- Get Immunized! Buncombe County, N.C. – A local school is having an outbreak of chickenpox (varicella). As of yesterday, more than 5 people at one school have been sick with chickenpox since the beginning of February. We also are aware of additional cases of chickenpox in other children in […]
Press release: Sustainable Development Training Takes a Village School of Integrated Living certified to offer UNESCO-recognized Ecovillage Design Education credential by Gaia Education Black Mountain, NC (2/22/17) — School of Integrated Living (SOIL) has been certified by Gaia Education to provide the Ecovillage Design Education credential through its Permaculture and Ecovillage Immersion at Earthaven Ecovillage, […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval to a number of projects, including investing in at-risk communities and pool renovations for Warren Wilson College, during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Commissioners unanimously requested that A-B Tech’s president return for a second round of questioning while also agreeing to continue a moratorium on the community college’s capital funding projects.
From Asheville High School: Community Debate Scheduled on NC Fracking Second debate in 2016-17 community debate series – Friday, March 3, 6:00 PM ASHEVILLE: On Friday, March 3, 2017, four local experts on North Carolina’s environment and energy policy will meet in the Asheville High School auditorium to debate the resolution “Fracking should be abolished […]
From Big Brothers Big Sisters, Buncombe County: Big Brothers Big Sisters “Bigs in Blue” partnership connects youth with Asheville Police Officers through mentoring Asheville, NC – February 20, 2017 –Big Brothers Big Sisters of Buncombe County and the Asheville Police Department have launched a brand new partnership that provides local youth with supportive mentors while […]
Goals and priorities emerged when the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners held its retreat on Friday, Feb. 17. Among priorities are continuing to increase teacher pay while looking at expanding access to preschool across the county.
From Asheville Police Department: Assistance Requested to Locate Missing Person, Sheila Lynn Seim Asheville, NC (February 15, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance to locate missing person, Sheila Lynn Seim. Sheila was last seen on February 13th at her home on Shady Oak Drive. Sheila is a white female, 54 years of […]
On the heels of a joint meeting with Asheville City Council, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold its annual retreat on Friday, Feb. 17. The meeting, while official, does not have any action items on the docket. But commissioners will discuss policy issues they would like to prioritize in the upcoming years. Commission […]
Press release: “Love Your Pet Day” Event at Ten Thousand Villages to Benefit Asheville Humane Society Montreat, NC ─ On Saturday, February 18th, Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat will celebrate “Love Your Pet Day” by hosting a benefit for Asheville Humane Society. From 12:00-5:00 pm, Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of all sales to […]
Press release: Diplomacy & Media in a Chaotic World: Award-winning journalist, former U.S. diplomat to speak at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A series of four free public lectures will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville’s downtown location of 36 Montford Ave. The Monday-night events will cover topics of diplomacy, politics, and news, and […]
Press release: Hearing at Fourth Circuit set for SB2 lawsuit, North Carolina’s “Magistrate Recusal” Law Asheville, N.C. (February 14, 2017) – Plaintiffs challenging Senate Bill 2 (SB2), an anti-LGBTQ law in North Carolina, have filed their plaintiff’s reply brief to the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Oral arguments before the Fourth Circuit are […]