Rock slide closes I-40 near TN state line

Press release from N.C. Department of Transportation: ASHEVILLE – Debris from a rockslide has closed both directions of traffic on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee state line at least through Friday night. Westbound lanes toward Tennessee are closed at U.S. 276 exit, mile marker 20. Eastbound lanes toward Asheville are closed at the Harmon Den […]

JMPRO Community TV to hold “Live Report” event on March 30

Press release from JMPRO: JMPRO Community TV will host a “Live Report” on Saturday, March 30, from 5 – 8 pm at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St. The event will feature a multimedia presentation about JMPRO’s bilingual community media platform, their accomplishments to date, and plans for the future. There will also be […]

Buncombe County Special Olympics athletes medal at Southeast Winter Games

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Special Olympics recently hosted their Southeast Winter Games featuring competition in downhill alpine skiing and snowboarding. All four athletes competing for Buncombe County Special Olympics were presented medals in their respective divisions at Appalachian Ski Mountain near Boone. “We’re very proud of our athletes – all of whom embody […]

Henderson County Tailgate Market hosts info session for vendors, Feb. 28

Press release from Henderson County Tailgate Market: Here’s your chance to see what it takes to become a vendor at the Henderson County Tailgate Market for the upcoming 40th Anniversary season. A gathering will be held Thursday, February 28th starting with a potluck dinner at 6pm followed by a 7pm meeting at the North Carolina Cooperative […]

IFB Solutions earns national Employment Growth Award

Press release from IFB Solutions: Local nonprofit IFB Solutions was honored with the 2018 Employment Growth Award for its efforts to increase employment retention, growth and upward mobility for people who are blind. This is IFB’s 13th award, which is presented by National Industries for the Blind (NIB) to recognize agencies who are increasing employment and […]

New grant will help expand telehealth opportunities in WNC

Press release from NC Department of Information Technology: A new grant will help North Carolina explore how to better use technology to improve health in western North Carolina. The NC Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO) and the NC Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Rural Health (ORH), combined efforts to win a […]

Allegiant launches nonstop service from Asheville to Sarasota Bradenton

Press release from Allegiant Travel Company: Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today launches new, nonstop service from Asheville to Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ). To celebrate, the company is offering fares on the new route as low as $59 each way.* “We’re thrilled to launch new nonstop service connecting these two vibrant areas,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice […]

ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance holds Neuter-a-thon today

Press release from The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: WHAT: In honor of National Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) Spay/Neuter Alliance (ASNA) will be holding a Neuter-a-thon event for male cats today, Friday, February 22nd. ASNA will be offering up to 100 neuter […]

AIR hosts first job fair March 26

Press release from Asheville Independent Restaurant Association: ASHEVILLE, NC: Asheville’s vibrant culinary community is hiring!  The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) invites the public to the first official AIR Job Fair Tuesday, March 26 at the Hilton DoubleTree in Biltmore Village from noon – 5 p.m. “This is an extremely unique opportunity,” said Peter Pollay, owner […]

TSA Precheck now available at Asheville Regional Airport

Press release from Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority: (Asheville, N.C.)  Interest in the Transportation Security Administration’s TSA Precheck program has been so strong that the program is now available at Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) during peak hours. Travelers who are enrolled in TSA Precheck or one of the other trusted traveler programs such as Global Entry, […]

NCDMV to eliminate duplicate driving records starting Feb. 25

Press release from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles: The N.C Division of Motor Vehicles will start using new technology to protect people from identity fraud by making sure people have a driver license in only one state at a time. Beginning Monday, Feb. 25, NCDMV will start using the State-to-State Verification Service to confirm […]

APEX Brain Centers hosts post-concussion Q&A Feb. 27

Press release from APEX Brain Centers: Concussions are the most common type of traumatic brain injury, yet they are vastly undertreated (and most often untreated) by way of conventional medical approaches. APEX Brain Centers does not subscribe to the “wait & see” approach to concussions (i.e., waiting for symptoms to go away), because we know […]

Pink Dog Creative launches “Time, Memory and Lineage” April 5

Press release from Pink Dog Creative Gallery: What: Time, Memory and Lineage Where: Pink Dog Creative Gallery, 348 Depot St, Asheville NC 28801 When: April 5- May 5 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019 5 p.m.-8 p.m. In 2007, Lynn Bregman Blass and Leah Sobsey began a conversation about the qualities of photography and […]

Asheville Regional Airport begins nonstop service to Detroit

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: Air travelers can now book nonstop flights from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) on Delta Air Lines to and through Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) for travel starting on or after June 8, 2019. This new seasonal nonstop route will be available Saturdays between June 8 and November 2, […]

Indivisible Asheville/WNC hosts Medicaid expansion discussion Feb. 26

Press release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: A special presentation at Indivisible Asheville/WNC’s Tuesday, Feb. 26 general meeting will cover North Carolina’s current healthcare coverage gap that leaves 70% of low-income adults in the state uninsured and will show how Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) works to close that gap. As one of only […]

Project Dignity of WNC

Project Dignity of WNC receives Community Foundation of Henderson County grant

Press release from Project Dignity of WNC: Project Dignity of Western North Carolina is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant of $15,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. According to Project Dignity founder Barb Morgan, the grant will be used to provide feminine products through the schools and local service agencies […]