Blue Ridge Community College establishes Deputy Ryan Hendrix Scholarship Fund in honor of late officer

  Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: To honor the life of Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Hendrix, killed in the line of duty on Sept. 10, 2020, Blue Ridge Community College has established the Deputy Ryan Hendrix Scholarship Fund to support students who wish to go through Basic Law Enforcement Training and enter […]

Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust hires Anna Zuevskaya as executive director

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust: The Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust (ABCLT) is pleased to announce its appointment of Anna Zuevskaya as the organization’s first Executive Director. Zuevskaya brings over six years of experience working in community organizing and affordable housing for established and emerging nonprofits in both Charlotte, NC, and Greenville, SC. Notably, […]

City of Hendersonville to host 8th annual 5K Turkey Trot

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting the 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning on November 26, 2020. Participants will notice changes aimed at promoting social distancing, but the focus of keeping active and having fun will remain the same. “We realize our numbers will […]

Chad Nesbitt in serious but stable condition at Mission Hospital

Press release from Mission Health: Local journalist Chad Nesbitt is currently a patient at Mission Hospital having received a traumatic brain injury while he was covering the protests in Asheville last evening. Mr. Nesbitt is in serious but stable condition and will be closely monitored in the coming days. His wife, Nancy, asks that the […]

Hendersonville City Council members hold community ‘Council Conversations’

Press release from City of Hendersonville: Hendersonville City Council Members are venturing outside the traditional council meeting format to offer a series of ‘Council Conversations’ in the community.  2020 marks the third year Council Members have hosted collaborative meetings in various neighborhoods throughout the City. “It is more important than ever for elected leaders to […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino wins 2020 Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice award

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Traveler’s Choice award-winner in the category of hotels. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known […]

Asheville City Council to hold work session on proposed hotel development regulations, Oct. 13

Press release from the City of Asheville: City Council will hold a remote Work Session on Proposed Hotel Development Regulations on October 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Please note public comment is not taken at Council Worksessions. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can […]

Richmond Hill Park bond project completed

Press release from the City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the completion of another bond project that enriches the quality of life in our community.  Construction is complete on a new community picnic shelter and restroom facility at Richmond Hill Park, 280 Richmond Hill Drive. Key features of this project […]

New art exhibit at 22 London launches Oct. 29

Press release from 22 London: High Anxiety is the fourth exhibition at 22 London from The Collection of Hedy Fischer and Randy Shull. Examining our unstable times through a multiplicity of artistic positions and voices High Anxiety brings new perspectives to bear on themes such as identity, forced migration, politics, technology, corporate culture and a […]

BCHHS and USDA warn SNAP and FNS clients of possible scam attempt

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) warns the community about a text messaging scam targeting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Nutrition Services (FNS) clients. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently informed local SNAP offices of SNAP fraud attempts that seek to obtain […]

Vance Birthplace announces schedule for its virtual Appalachian Folk Festival

Press release from the Vance Birthplace:  Our annual Appalachian Folk Festival celebrates the traditions and cultures of the people who called the North Carolina mountains home in the early 1800s. This year’s virtual event will have three components bringing the visitor experience right into your home. Virtual Festival: From 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at […]

Amazon launches new Mills River delivery station

Press release from Amazon: Amazon’s new delivery station in Mills River is officially open for business. Amazon welcomed associates inside the more than 110,000 square-foot building for the first time this month to celebrate its Day 1 of operation. The delivery station has already created more than 60 new full-time jobs paying at least $15 […]

Wildlife Commission seeks information on Hellbender sightings

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: With fall fishing right around the corner, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking the public, particularly anglers, to report any sightings of hellbenders (water dogs) to the agency. Reported sightings are an important part of a long-term inventory and monitoring project for hellbenders that agency staff, along with […]

Medicaid waiver recipients to receive additional support during COVID-19 pandemic

Press release from N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: NC Medicaid beneficiaries on the NC Innovations Waiver who are attending school virtually due to the COVID-19 public health emergency can now receive waiver support during remote learning. The NC Department of Health and Human Services requested a waiver from the Centers for Medicare and […]

Buncombe releases agenda for Oct. 5 Planning Board meeting

Press release from Buncombe County: Attached is the Agenda for the October 5, 2020 Planning Board meeting.  Information about this meeting can be found here: Application documents and maps can be found by searching on the Development Project Portal, or directly at the links below for each project on this agenda: ·         Lower Grassy Major Subdivision ·         Virginia Commons […]

Asheville City Council clears way for automated water metering system

Press release from City of Asheville: Coming your way in 2021: smart water meters. At their Sept. 22 meeting, Asheville City Council authorized the City Manager to execute an agreement with Cavanaugh and Associates to develop, facilitate and complete the Request for Proposals process for selection of an “advanced metering infrastructure system.” That’s a mouthful but […]

Dogwood Health Trust CEO Antony Chiang to resign

According to a Dogwood Health Trust spokesperson, Antony Chiang’s departure is effective Sept. 23. The Board of Directors plan to appoint an interim CEO by the end of October. Statement from Dogwood Health Trust: September 23, 2020 Dear Community Partners, Today, Dogwood Health Trust announced that Antony Chiang will be stepping down as CEO of […]

Deadline for the Legends & Lore folklife roadside marker program is Oct. 2

Email from North Carolina Folklife Institute: The Fall 2020 deadline for the Legends & Lore folklife roadside marker program is coming up on OCTOBER 2! The applications now online at the Pomeroy Foundation’s website, HERE. The North Carolina Folklife Institute is partnering with the William G. Pomeroy Foundation of New York to administer the Legends & Lore Roadside Marker Grant […]

Asheville City Schools will continue remote learning access until Oct. 16

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Good Afternoon Students, Staff and Families.  This is Dr. Gene with a return to learn update. First and foremost, I would like to applaud our staff and families for the outstanding job you’ve put forth this semester.  I realize remote learning hasn’t been without its challenges and could never […]