Asheville Parks and Recreation announces Holiday Camp

Press release from the City of Asheville: Spend your holidays with us! Asheville Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Holiday Camp for youth and teens in grades kindergarten through middle school. Camps are located at the Tempie Avery Montford Center, 34 Pearson Drive, and Stephens-Lee Community Center. 30 George Washington Carver Ave. Camp hours […]

Asheville makes Travel and Leisure’s “50 Best Places to Travel in 2020”

Press release from Travel + Leisure: Meredith Corporation’s (NYSE: MDP, Travel + Leisure today announced the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020, the annual list of the most anticipated places to visit in the year ahead, according to the editors of Travel + Leisure. Now available on, this year’s global list includes […]

SACEE calls emergency meeting on climate emergency resolution

Emergency meeting notice from the City of Asheville: Pursuant to Article V, Section 7 of the Bylaws and Rules of Procedure for the Sustainability Advisory Committee on Energy and the Environment (“SACEE”), this is a notice for an emergency meeting of SACEE. This meeting is being called by SACEE Chair Keith McDade and SACEE Member […]

Vance Birthplace presents: An Appalachian Christmas Carol

Press release from Vance Birthplace:  This Christmas season at the Vance Birthplace we will once again partner with the American Myth Center to present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but with Zebulon Vance smack dab in the middle. Through the use of shadow theatre and moving panoramas […]

Federal jury convicts Black Mountain man for threats on social media

Press release from the office of United States Attorney Andrew Murray Western District of North Carolina: A federal jury in Asheville has convicted Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 53, of Black Mountain, N.C. for using social media to communicate interstate threats, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney Office for the Western District of North Carolina. John A. Strong, […]

WNC Nature Center unveils red wolf casting for holiday event

Press release from Friends of the WNC Nature Center: On Saturday, Dec. 14, the WNC Nature Center will host their annual holiday celebration, A Winter’s Tail, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be festive crafts, photos with Santa, face painting, games, and special education moments with animal ambassadors. At 2:30 p.m., there will […]

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SAHC protects 51 acres on Haw Orchard Ridge

Press release from the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy: The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently purchased 51 acres on a prominent ridge near the Appalachian Trail in the Highlands of Roan. The Haw Orchard Ridge property adjoins Pisgah National Forest, rising to over 5,400 ft. just south of Roan High Knob. It is visible from […]

Local Asheville businesses support LGBTQ equality with “Shop for Equality” on Dec.10

Press release from the Campaign for Southern Equality: On Dec. 10, more than 45 Asheville-area businesses will participate in Shop for Equality, a day of giving to benefit the Campaign for Southern Equality’s (CSE), an Asheville-based non-profit that promotes full LGBTQ equality across the South. Now in its third year, Shop for Equality is a […]

Community Foundation of Henderson County opens Women in Need of Support grants

Press release from the Community Foundation of Henderson County: Community Foundation of Henderson County is now accepting applications for their Women in Need of Support (WINS) grants. Established in 1989, the Women in Need of Support (WINS) Endowment Fund is the product of seven women from Henderson County dedicated to helping women improve their lives. […]

NAMI Western Carolina awards Asheville police officer with distinguished award

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Last night the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina affiliate awarded the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Officer of the Year for 2019. The Asheville Police Department (APD) is honored that NAMI WC recognized Senior Police Officer (SPO) Justin Booth. SPO Booth has been with the Asheville […]

The Cove celebrates the true meaning of Christmas with Christmas with holiday concert, events

Press release from the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove: The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove celebrates Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ – through seasonal music by inspiring Christian artists, festive holiday decorations and a beautiful display of the nativity. The Cove is celebrating the 15th annual Christmas at The […]

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Narvel James (Jim) Crawford reopens Carter Street Parking in downtown Asheville

Press release from Carter Street Parking: Narvel James Crawford is pleased to announce the reopening of Carter Street Parking in downtown Asheville. Crawford is an Asheville native of 90 years. Jim, as he is known to his friends, has owned and operated parking around the western end of downtown Asheville for many years. His mother, […]

Buncombe County School board briefing Dec. 5

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Superintendent’s Comments for December 5, 2019 #BCSArts As we’ve just seen – the holidays spotlight so many of the outstanding programs in the Arts across Buncombe County Schools but the reality is that they shine throughout the year as a source of pride not only inside our district but outside […]

Buncombe County launches emergency preparedness website

Press release from Buncombe County: Our mountain weather is often unpredictable and potentially dangerous. Our region can experience flash flooding, snow storms, ice events, and other inclement weather that we should all prepare for. Our new Buncombe Ready campaign is focused on helping the public prepare for inclement weather events. Recently, we partnered with the […]

Brownie Newman seeks re-election as Buncombe County Commission Chair

Press release from Brownie Newman: Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman announced today he will run for re-election in 2020. Newman has been a leader for renewable energy, increased funding for teachers and public schools, expanded the county’s investments in Pre-K education and affordable housing and raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour for […]

Asheville publishes Affordable Housing Guide

Press release from the City of Asheville: One of the most significant barriers to economic prosperity for America’s lowest-income families is the lack of decent, accessible, and affordable homes. Research shows that when people have stable homes that they can afford, they are better able to find employment, achieve economic mobility, age in place, perform […]

APD responds to false report of shots fired at Mission Hospital

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: This morning at approximately 9:30 am the Asheville Police Department responded to Mission Hospital after a report of a person with a gun. After thorough investigation, it was determined that this was a false report. There were no shots fired at Mission. This incident is under further investigation […]