Asheville’s Office of Data and Performance issues 100-day update

Press release from the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) was created to increase transparency in government and to empower the community and City staff to use data for equitable outcomes, accountability, and communication. ODAP has been fully staffed for 100 days and has already been involved in […]

Bardo Arts Center Staff Holding American Alliance of Museums Accreditation Award

WCU art museum receives national accreditation

Press release from Western Carolina University: The Western Carolina University Fine Art Museum at Bardo Arts Center has achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. American Alliance of Museum Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. […]

Conserving Carolina announces Conservation Celebration for Aug. 24

Press release from Conserving Carolina: Join Conserving Carolina on Tuesday, Aug. 24, for the 21st Conservation Celebration from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a virtual evening full of fun ways to explore and celebrate conservation. An annual event, the Conservation Celebration is the organization’s largest benefit. This year, the event will include a special message from renowned […]

Eblen Charities hosts Ingles Tools for Schools Supply Drive Aug. 4

Press release from Eblen Charities: Next Wednesday, Aug. 4, we will begin preparing for the 2021-2022 school year with the annual Ingles Tools for Schools Supply Drive. Tens of thousands of students will be returning to schools, some for the first time in over a year, across the mountains. The Ingles Tools for Schools Supply […]

City of Hendersonville seeks murals for Fifth Avenue project

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: Imagine your art in Downtown Hendersonville! The community is invited to submit concepts and ideas for a sidewalk mural on 5th Avenue in Downtown Hendersonville in a project funded by an AARP Community Challenge Grant, designed for quick action projects to help communities become more livable for people […]

Agenda for Board of Commissioners’ August 3 meeting

Press release from Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Agenda for August 3, 2021 Commission Meetings are held at 200 College Street, Room 326 in downtown Asheville beginning at 5:00 p.m. Public Comment is taken at the beginning of the meeting. New business:  Consideration of COVID strategies Approval of annual tax collection settlement Approval of order of […]

Brenda Mills appointed interim equity and inclusion director for City of Asheville

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell has appointed veteran City employee Brenda Mills as Interim Equity and Inclusion Director as the City continues its search for a permanent director. In her new role, Mills’ first priority will be to fill all Equity and Inclusion positions and focus on building a […]

City of Asheville August board and commission opportunities

Press release from city clerk’s office The city of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to make a difference? Have you wondered, “Can the city benefit from my experience and knowledge?” Do you want to have a voice in the city’s growth and future? If you’ve answered yes to any of these […]

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Asheville

Press release from The Harlem Globetrotters: The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to Asheville, NC on August 9th at 7:00 p.m. Spread Game is the epitome of Globetrotter excellence; it is shown through basketball wizardry night after night and demonstrated through years of commitment to unsurpassed entertainment.   For over […]

McMahon to serves as interim executive director for Homeward Bound

Press release from Homeward Bound of WNC: Nonprofit Consultant Cindy McMahon has been chosen to serve as Interim Executive Director of Homeward Bound of WNC beginning August 2. McMahon will lead the organization whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness in our community through permanent housing and support when Meredith Switzer transitions from her position […]

APD is seeking assistance in mid-day home invasion of mother, child and infant

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: A mother, 7-year-old child, and infant were assaulted and robbed by two armed males during a mid-day home invasion on Ascension Drive. At approximately 2:10 p.m. on July 27 a mother was at home with her two children when she heard a loud banging noise in the living […]

Buncombe County Audit Committee calls a special meeting Tuesday, August 3

Press release from the Buncombe County Audit Committee: Notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Audit Committee has called a special meeting of the Committee beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to be held at 200 College Street, Room 310, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in order to discuss the audit plan […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education releases August schedule

Press release from the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has posted the August class schedule. Events will be led by Wildlife Commission staff.   August: Aug. 10:  Kid’s Snorkeling in the Stream, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Ages 8 – 16. Aug. 11:  […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office arrests two on meth trafficking charges

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputies from BCAT have arrested two individuals on meth trafficking charges. Holly Rose Suttle of Marshall has been charged with: Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Possession Maintaining a Vehicle or Dwelling for the Purposes of Controlled Substances Possession of Firearm by Felon Suttle was given a […]

Police seeking information about a woman shot twice; 25 shell casings located

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: An 18-year-old woman with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds was transported to Mission Hospital. Officers located a crime scene at 121 Shiloh Road and located 25 shell casings from 4 different caliber guns. The shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. on July 27. Detectives are investigating this incident, but need […]

COVID-19 and other respiratory cases on the rise in WNC: MAHEC Partners with Community Lab

Press release from the Mountain Area Health Education Center:  Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) partners with local laboratory, CommunityLab, for COVID-19 testing services at the MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Western North Carolina and testing remains important for any symptomatic individuals, even if they are fully vaccinated. […]

City of Asheville joins Buncombe County in Homeowner Grant Program

Press release from the city of Asheville: As a part of the budget process this year, City Council members directed staff to look into programs that could assist homeowners who may be struggling to pay bills, specifically property taxes.   At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with […]

Asheville City Council votes to allocate $2 million toward Homeward Bound’s purchase of Days Inn for permanent supportive housing

Press release from the city of Asheville: In a continuing effort to partner with local agencies to mitigate the impacts of homelessness in our community the City of Asheville will help fund Homeward Bound’s acquisition of the Days Inn on Tunnel Road for permanent supportive housing for our homeless population. At their July 27 meeting, […]

Asheville City Council approves updates to noise ordinance

Press release from the city of Asheville: At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted to update the City’s Noise Ordinance with an aim to identify and prioritize noise concerns and develop clear and enforceable thresholds for noise generation. The vote followed a year-long engagement, then a year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

3rd annual Light Up the Night 5K in-person event is back; virtual run/walk also available

Press release Western Carolina Rescue Ministries:  The in-person, 3rd Annual Light Up the Night 5K is set for Friday, August 6th at Carrier Park, Asheville, North Carolina and this year’s nighttime charity run is back & better than ever! Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, which exists to serve the homeless, […]