Wildlife Commission designates temporary restricted zone on Big Bradley Falls Trail

Press release from NC Wildlife Commission: Citing potential dangers to the health or welfare of the public, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated the waterfall and overlook portion of the Big Bradley Falls Trail at Green River Game Lands as a Temporary Restricted Zone until further notice. The main trail, which had been closed […]

City of Hendersonville announces board and committee meeting cancellations

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The following City of Hendersonville board/committee meetings have been canceled for their regular June meeting: Tree Board – June 2 Business Advisory Committee – June 8 Board of Adjustment – June 9 Walk of Fame Steering Committee – June 9 Historic Preservation Commission – June 17 Special Events Committee […]

Great Smoky Mountains Association launches Smoky Mountain Air podcast series

Press release from Great Smoky Mountains Association: Great Smoky Mountains Association is pleased to announce the launch of its new podcast series, Smoky Mountain Air. Hosted by GSMA staff members Valerie Polk, videographer and publications associate, and Karen Key, senior publications specialist, Smoky Mountain Air features interviews with authors, scientists and park experts, who each […]

Red Cross has urgent need for blood donations as hospital demand increases

Press release from the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donations to prevent another blood shortage as hospitals resume surgical procedures and patient treatments that were temporarily paused earlier this spring in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthy individuals who are feeling well are asked to make an […]

UPDATED: Barricaded suspect charged with assault by Asheville Polic

Update from the Asheville Police Department: After approximately five hours of negotiation the Asheville Police Department (APD) has taken Donald Eugene Lory, Jr. (54) and Julia Crystal Cavaliere (41), of Asheville, into custody without further incident. Lory has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and inflict serious injury. Cavaliere […]

East Henderson High School hosts COVID-19 testing on May 28

Press release from Henderson County Department of Public Health: Henderson County Health Department has partnered with Blue Ridge Health to offer a COVID-19 testing site for the public. The first day of testing is being held today, Tuesday, May 26 until 4:00 pm, and a second day of testing has been added for Thursday, May 28, […]

Pet food giveaway from Blue Ridge Humane, ASPCA scheduled for June 2 in Hendersonville

Press release from Blue Ridge Humane Society: Blue Ridge Humane Society is partnering once again with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (ASPCA) Spay/Neuter Alliance in Asheville to provide a free pet food giveaway to those in need or affected by COVID-19, on Tuesday, June 2, from 9am-1pm at the Blue Ridge […]

UPDATED: Victoria Kerrigan Irby taken into custody on charges of 2nd degree murder

Update from Asheville Police Department: UPDATE (May 29, 2020): Irby has been located and taken into custody. Press release from Asheville Police Department: On May 27, 2019, the Asheville Police Department (APD) responded to a report of an individual deceased inside a vehicle in the parking lot adjacent to 609 Haywood Road. The victim was […]

SELC calls final decision for Buck Project in Nantahala National Forest “irresponsible”

Press releases from U.S. Forest Service and the Southern Environmental Law Center: On May 22, the U.S. Forest Service signed the final decision notice for the Buck Project on the Nantahala National Forest’s Tusquitee Ranger District in eastern Clay County. When the draft decision was released in August, 2019, three objections were received. An objections resolution meeting […]

The Writers’ Workshop announces Zoom-based classes

Press release from The Writers’ Workshop: WHO: The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, North Carolina WHAT: The Writers’ Workshop is offering online classes for beginning and experienced writers. WHERE: Through Zoom WHEN: Each class meets on Saturdays, 10-3pm. June 27: Fiction Class with Karen Ackerson July 11: Write Your Life with Richard Krawiec July 25: Screenwriting Workshop […]

City of Hendersonville expands in-person access to facilities and services

Press release from City of Hendersonville: With state restrictions beginning to ease during the Safer at Home Phase 2 order, the City of Hendersonville is able to grant additional in-person access to some City facilities and services. Visitors to any City facility or park are advised to follow the recommended public health guidelines. Remember the […]

WCU’s Annalee Banks, UNCA’s Liz Chung named UNC Presidential Scholars

Press release from University of North Carolina System: The University of North Carolina System Interim President Bill Roper announces that three recent UNC System graduates will serve as Presidential Scholars for the 2020-21 academic year. Presidential Scholars serve a one-year appointment and provide a wide range of professional functions for the UNC System Office. The scholars […]

Buncombe County Board of Education’s June 4 regular session changed to 4:30 p.m.

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: The time of the Buncombe County Board of Education’s regular session on June 4, 2020 has been changed to 4:30 p.m. in the Minitorium via Electronic Means. Work session updates and closed session will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the Beaucatcher Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, […]

COVID-19 response grants make impact in Henderson County

Announcement from Community Foundation of Henderson County: Hendersonville, N.C., May 21, 2020 – Grants from United Way and Community Foundation’s Henderson County COVID-19 Response Fund have been supporting essential services for economically vulnerable populations during these challenging times. A weekly drive-through of free diapers and formula pick- up, mental health services for local children and […]

Asheville delays opening of public pools until at least July 1

Announcement from the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County, continues to take proactive steps to keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.  In support of that effort, the opening of the three City of Asheville pools located at Recreation Park, Malvern Hills Park and Walton […]

AgHC secures 1,250 masks for farm workers via Carolina Farm Credit grant

Announcement from Agribusiness Henderson County: Hendersonville, N.C. (May 22, 2020)— The greenhouses at VanWingerden International (VWI) in Mills River are nearly empty, but it’s not because business has fallen off. “Right now, we’re shipping all our ornamental flowers to Lowe’s and Ingles,” explains Range Manager James Cantrell. “This is one of the few times of […]