Jewish Family Services of WNC announces Jewish New Year events

Press release from the Jewish Family Services of WNC: Rosh Hashanah meal packing and delivery to isolated seniors in Western North Carolina: JFS volunteers will pack and deliver around 30 Rosh Hashanah meals to Jewish isolated seniors or others who need a meal for Rosh Hashanah. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of this service, which […]

Asheville Police request assistance locating wanted person

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department (APD) is requesting assistance in locating Travis Lynn Allison of Asheville. Allison is wanted for violation of a domestic violence protective order and larceny. Allison is described as a white male, 52 years of age, 6’4” and approximately 200 pounds. He has brown hair […]

WNC 4 Peace announces speaker change for Sept. 21 event

Announcement from WNC 4 Peace: WNC 4 Peace, Veterans for Peace Chapter 099 and Elder and Sage Community Gardens, sponsors of the Tenth Annual International Day of Peace 2019, found out today (September 19, 2019) that our Keynote Speaker Kathy Kelly will not be able to speak Saturday, September 21 at Battery Park’s Rooftop Room […]

St. John in the Wilderness historic church and cemetery tour offered Oct. 20

Press release from The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness: A tour of the historic church and cemetery of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock will be held on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m., sponsored by the St. John Episcopal Church Women. It will begin outside the Carriage Door entrance of […]

Harmonies for Homes concert on Oct. 12 supports Homeward Bound’s REACH Fund

Press release from Homeward Bound: Homeward Bound’s Real Estate Agents Combatting Homelessness (REACH) is holding its annual Harmonies for Homes Concert on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. at the Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr, in Asheville, The night’s festivities will consist of a silent and live auction, VIP party and an array […]

City of Asheville touts 15 miles of resurfaced streets in 2019

Press release from City of Asheville: Fifteen miles of Asheville roads ride smoother, following the City’s 2019 bond and capital fund paving. And the City’s new Asphalt Preservation Project helped expand the number of streets maintained, while saving taxpayer dollars. The process can be likened to sealing a deck instead of just letting it rot. […]

APD hosts installation of Lt. Walt Robertson plaque on Oct. 4

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: City Council and the public are invited to attend the the plaque installation in honor of Lt. Walt Robertson on Friday, Oct. 4, at 4:00 p.m. in front of the Asheville Police Department at 100 Court Plaza. The plaque is in memory of Walter “Walt” Robertson, who during […]

Asheville Humane Society waives all cat adoption fees through Sept. 21

Press release from the Asheville Humane Society: Asheville Humane Society currently has 351 cats in our care! Most are still in foster homes or getting the TLC they need before adoption, but our Adoption Center is currently full of wonderful cats looking for a second chance. To help our felines (including barn cats!) find the […]

Perdue recalls Simply Smart Organics frozen chicken across NC

Press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture: Perdue Foods, LLC, a Perry, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 495 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains wheat, a known allergen, which is not declared […]

NCDOT runs customer survey through Oct. 31

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: The N.C. Department of Transportation has launched the department’s fourth annual customer survey, available here. The department encourages everyone willing to offer feedback to take part. The purpose of the survey is to gauge how the department is performing in its effort to provide great customer service. […]

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara announces 2020 Commission run

Press release from Jasmine for Buncombe: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara announced today that she will seek re-election for Buncombe County Commission in 2020. First elected in 2016, she represents District 1 and was selected as Vice Chair in 2018. Beach-Ferrara helped lead the creation of the county’s Early Childhood Education and Development Fund, which passed by 6-1 […]

Little Jumbo seeking local artists for 2020 installation

Press release from Little Jumbo:  Little Jumbo, a neighborhood bar located between Montford and 5 Points at the corner of Elizabeth and Broadway, is seeking artist applications to design and place “Our Weird Art Installation” for 2020. Little Jumbo values and supports the creative energy of the Asheville community. A local Buncombe County artist is […]

Sandburg Home hosts anniversary week events Oct. 15-19

Press release from the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site will offer two special programs during the park’s anniversary week in October. The park was authorized on October 17, 1968, and celebrates 51 years this fall. On Tuesday, Oct. 15, The Gathering Dark will present the music program, “Dylan […]

Henderson County residents urged to participate in Battle of the Badges Food Drive for IAM

Press release from Interfaith Assistance Ministry:  Three local first responders are sending out APBs urging residents of Henderson County to join their efforts to win the first ever ‘Battle of the Badges Food Drive for IAM’ during the month of September. The competition between the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Hendersonville Fire Department and the […]

City launches Asheville Business Inclusion Office

Press release from the City of Asheville:  The City of Asheville’s Minority Business Program is now the Asheville Business Inclusion Office. The office will still help local minority businesses. The name change is to better reflect how we are moving forward with the equity work that the City is doing; we need to internally change […]

Hendersonville Fire Department participates in National Child Passenger Safety Week

Press release from City of Hendersonville:  National Child Passenger Safety Week is taking place this week and the Hendersonville Fire Department would like to remind parents and caregivers to ensure children are secured in a properly installed child safety seat. “We know proper child safety seat installation is critical to protecting and saving the lives […]

Salma Stoman of the Islamic Speakers Bureau to speak at Congregational Church of Tryon

Press release from Ellen Harvey Zipf:  The Congregational Church of Tryon, United Church of Christ, will welcome speaker Dr. Salma Stoman of the Islamic Speakers Bureau in Atlanta. The subject of the first talk is American Muslims: Beliefs and Practices and provides an overview of Muslim beliefs, demographics, practices and common misconceptions about Islam and […]

APD implements new peer intervention training program

Press release from the Asheville Police Department:  Asheville Police Department (APD) is kicking off a peer intervention training program that aims to teach officers how to stop a wrongful action by a fellow officer before it occurs. The program, known as Ethical Policing Is Courageous (EPIC), was developed in 2015 by New Orleans Police Department […]