Buncombe County Board of Elections certifies results of Republican second primary election

Press release from Buncombe County: In accordance with NCGS § 163-182.5, the Buncombe County Board of Elections met today to complete the certification of votes cast in the May 14 Republican Second Primary. Canvass is the official process of determining whether the votes have been counted and tabulated correctly, resulting in the authentication of the […]

Trailblazer Award presented to Madison County’s Sherrye Perry

Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council: Sherrye Perry received the eighth annual Trailblazer Award on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at the monthly Board of Delegates meeting at Land of Sky Regional Council.  The award was presented by Madison County Manager Rod Honeycutt.  The award is given annually to a professional in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Request for Information

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to identify this person. He is a suspect in a felony theft and is reportedly driving a dark-colored Nissan Sentra. He is known to frequent Planet Fitness parking lots. We ask that anyone with any information contact Detective Jones at […]

Community Foundation of Western North Carolina awards $287,000 in grants

News release from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved focus area grants in Cultural Resources, Education and Natural Resources totaling $287,000. “We are honored to play a role in assisting the Asheville Symphony through a challenging time, to provide the last piece of funding […]

NCDEQ Division of Water Resources urges caution around discolored water with

According to the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources Fish Kill and Algal Bloom dashboard, several incidents have been reported in WNC, including an algal bloom on the Ivy River in Barnardsville and a fish kill on the Swannanoa River in Eastern Buncombe County. Check out the dashboard here. News release from […]

Henderson County launches summer food service program June 3

News release from Henderson County Public Schools: Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) will continue serving the health and wellness of students over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program, which begins Monday, June 3. From Monday, June 03, 2024, through Friday, July 26, 2024, the HCPS Child Nutrition Department will operate 4 open […]

MountainTrue kids’ design contest deadline is March 31

Press release from MountainTrue: Budding artists between the ages of 10 and 14 still have time to enter their “I love mountains” themed art for a chance to have their design featured on MountainTrue merchandise! The winner will receive the chance to work with our professional, contract designer to make their design merchandise ready, a […]

Board of Elections approves modified 2024 General Election Early Voting Plan

Press release from Buncombe County: At its meeting on May 21, the Buncombe County Board of Elections unanimously approved modifications to the Early Voting implementation plan for the Nov. 5 General Election. During an update at the May 17 meeting, the Board heard confirmation from staff on the rural site selection and discussed further considerations […]

Explore Asheville celebrates inaugural Heroes of Hospitality luncheon recognizing outstanding ambassadors of Asheville and Buncombe County

Press release from Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: The inaugural Explore Asheville Heroes of Hospitality awards ceremony celebrated more than 30 individuals nominated for their exemplary service and dedication as ambassadors of Asheville and Buncombe County on Monday. Nearly 160 professionals from the travel and hospitality industry as well as city and county leaders attended […]

APD investigating gunshots in front of apartment complex, seeks public’s help

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police are investigating a shooting that took place late Tuesday night, leaving one man with non-life-threatening injuries. APD Patrol officers responded to the Pisgah View apartment complex on Granada Street around 11:32 p.m. on May 21 to investigate reports of gun discharge. Shortly after arriving, officers learned of a […]

Buncombe County Commissioners approve affordable housing and open space bond allocations

Press release from the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners:  The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners tackled a full agenda for their second meeting in May. Public Safety Communications Business Manager Alex McKnight shared the good news that Victoria Espinoza has been honored as the 2024 North Carolina APCO Telecommunicator of the Year. This prestigious award […]

City of Asheville offices close Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 27, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The City of Asheville, Buncombe County, and the […]

Dogwood Health Trust partners with CDFI Friendly America to lead access to capital learning cohort

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust: Dogwood Health Trust has tapped CDFI Friendly America to help lead Dogwood’s WNC Access to Capital Learning Cohort of non-traditional small business lenders, such as Community Development Financing Institutions (CDFI). Working with CDFI Friendly America, the cohort will work to increase the regional supply of financing and small business […]

Dupont Forest Festival seeking activity proposals for Sept. 28 event

Press release from Friends of DuPont Forest: On National Public Lands Day, Saturday, September 28, 2024, Friends of DuPont Forest will host the 7th annual DuPont Forest Festival, an event celebrating the adventure, wildness and beauty of DuPont State Recreational Forest. The DuPont Forest Festival is a free, family friendly event open to the public. It […]

Asheville Police warn of fraud scheme involving fake Microsoft employees

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is warning residents of a sophisticated fraud scam in which suspects pose as Microsoft employees after hacking into victims’ personal computers. This elaborate scam has already defrauded two residents in our area, resulting in losses of $50,000. The suspects send a “Microsoft employee” to the victim’s […]