Blue Ridge Conservancy adds exceptional property to Grandfather Mountain State Park

Press release from Blue Ridge Conservancy: Blue Ridge Conservancy (BRC) recently added 24 acres to Grandfather Mountain State Park, bringing the Conservancy’s total additions to the park to 400 acres. Located in the Grandfather Mountain Natural Area, the land has been in the Berry family for over 100 years, and the family is thrilled to […]

Student Artwork Showcase at AVL — local students elementary to high school are representing WNC at airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is pleased to announce that its annual Student Artwork Showcase in on display in its art gallery. Students ranging from elementary to high school, using a variety of mediums, have been selected to exhibit in the showcase. Passengers and visitors will be able to enjoy […]

Suzanne and David DeFerie honored with United Way’s Tocqueville Society Community Service

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: On the 20th anniversary of the Tocqueville Society Community Service Award, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County celebrated the leadership and contributions of Suzanne and David DeFerie in our community as a couple and Suzanne’s decades-long contributions as a leader and volunteer with the […]

Buncombe internet provider set to receive $3.3M in state funding to expand high-speed internet

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Access to high-speed internet could be easier for some Buncombe County families in the near future. On Aug. 31, Governor Roy Cooper announced that nearly 85,000 households and more than 2,400 businesses in 69 counties are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $206 million […]

NC Wildlife Federation’s 58th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards include two recipients from the area

Press release from Blue Ridge Conservancy: North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of its 58th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. Honorees for 2022 include agency professionals, elected officials, volunteers and organizations committed to North Carolina’s wildlife, habitat and natural resources. Eric Hiegl, Blue Ridge Conservancy’s Director of Land Protection, has been named the […]

Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell names Rachel Wood as Assistant City Manager

Press release from City of Asheville: After a national search, City Manager Debra Campbell is excited to announce that Rachel Wood will become Asheville’s next Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job will be January 24. Wood comes to the City of Asheville from Denton, Texas, where she has served in a number […]