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County considers giving nonprofits first pick of surplus property

Under the revised policy, all certified 501(c) nonprofits registered in Buncombe County would be able to buy property appraised at less than $30,000 for its fair market value, first come first served, during the 10 days after its declaration as surplus. Only after that window has passed would the property be listed online for perusal by the general public.

UNCA students protest Title IX representation, sexual misconduct response on April 12

Media notice from Occupy the Quad: My name is Sofia Falasco, and I am a student at University of North Carolina Asheville. My friends and I are organizing a protest against the school to address the university’s lack of Title IX representation, poor administrative choices in handling sexual misconduct, harmful police practices, policy hypocrisy, and […]

Participants at the YMCA Healthy Kids Day

YMCA of WNC hosts annual Healthy Kids Day April 27

Press release from YMCA of WNC: On Saturday, April 27, the YMCA of Western North Carolina is hosting three community events to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Healthy Kids Day® is the YMCA’s annual national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Local Healthy Kids Day events will […]

Buncombe County looks for ways to extend life of landfill

Buncombe County has used about a third of the total 12.5 million cubic yards of space available to receive municipal solid waste, which the department tracks separately from waste produced by construction projects. At its construction and demolition landfill, which sits on the same property but is sorted separately, the county still has about 1.3 million cubic yards of fillable space out of a maximum capacity of about 2.4 million.

Restaurants, breweries raise funds for Asheville Human Society, April 9 and 11

Press release from Asheville Humane Society: Asheville, NC – On Tuesday, April 9, participating area restaurants are donating 15-25% of their food and drink sales to Asheville Humane Society during the nonprofit’s 16th Annual Dine To Be Kind presented by Prestige Subaru. This year, there’s an extra day to give back by enjoying a craft beer! On Thursday, April 11, Drink To Be Kind will […]