Local Veterans for Peace celebrates nuclear prohibition treaty at 4:30 p.m.

Press release from Veterans for Peace: Jan. 22, 2021, will be a historic day for nuclear weapons. On that day, at midnight, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will enter into force, establishing in international law a categorical ban on nuclear weapons, seventy-five years after their development and first use. The momentous occasion […]

Buncombe Board of Commissioners announces Jan. 26 special meetings

Press release from Buncombe County: Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has been called beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 200 College Street, Room 326, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in order to hold a work session for discussions on a facility study. […]

The North Carolina Glass Center announces new executive director

Press release from the North Carolina Glass Center: The North Carolina Glass Center is pleased to announce its next Executive Director, Janice Gouldthorpe. Janice previously served as Executive Director of Flower City Arts Center in Rochester, NY. In her 15 years at Flower City, she worked with the board of directors, staff and volunteers to […]

Beverly-Hanks delivers 2020 market report

Press release from Beverly-Hanks: Neal Hanks, President of Beverly-Hanks, REALTORSⓇ, recently delivered the company’s year-end 2020 Real Estate Market Report. According to the Beverly-Hanks Year End 2020 Real Estate Market Report, the Western North Carolina housing market has been nothing short of remarkable over the past 12 months. As we head into the new year, […]

NCDOT and NCDHHS announce transportation funding to and from COVID-19 vaccine sites

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services:  Today, the NC Department of Transportation and the NC Department of Health and Human Services announced that approximately $2.5 million in Coronavirus Relief Funding is being distributed to local transit agencies across the state to help pay for rides for individuals who need […]

PPE mask manufacturing center set to open in Asheville

Press release from Mission Health: Through a new joint venture between HCA Healthcare and A Plus International Inc., and support from the HCA Healthcare Mission Innovation Fund, LLC, production of personal protective equipment (PPE) will be brought to North Carolina through a new manufacturing center. The joint venture will produce PPE Level 1 and Level […]

Henderson County native Jason Forbis releases debut novel

Press release from Jason Forbis: After seven years of work, former Henderson County broadcaster and Etowah native Jason Forbis proudly announced his novel release. The book entitled “Charlie’s Awakening” has been published by Florida based publisher World Castle Publishing. The full-length novel is available in paperback and e-formats on Amazon, iBooks, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, […]

Recent federal and state rulings offer renewed protections for DACA recipients and same-sex domestic violence victims

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: Two different December rulings by federal and state courts are resulting in life-changing protection — both to DACA “Dreamers” and also to same-sex domestic violence victims. Nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) provides free, civil legal aid in Western North Carolina, and is working with clients affected by these recent […]

Hendersonville Fire Department presents annual achievement awards

Press release from the City of Hendersonville government: The Hendersonville Fire Department recognized two of its members as award recipients for 2020. Congratulations to Engineer David Corey and Captain Cameron Womack for their achievements as Firefighter of the Year and Officer of the Year, respectively. “These awards are especially important because they are voted on […]

The application window for ScaleUp 2021 is now open

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: Mountain BizWorks is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 cohort of established area small businesses with strong growth opportunities. Cohort 10 will begin March 23 and will include 6 Core Concept Sessions, small group breakout sessions, a Kick-Off Event, and a culminating Demo Day Event. […]

UPDATED: APD charges Michael Eugene Greenarch in RAD sexual assaults

Update at 10:55 a.m. Jan 22 from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department has charged Michael Eugene Greenarch, Jr., a serial sexual offender, in the kidnapping and sexual assaults of two women in the River Arts District on Jan. 20.  In addition, information that was discovered by detectives during yesterday’s investigation led to […]

Buncombe County Health and Human Services opens wait list for adults 65 and older and all health care workers

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) has launched a COVID-19 wait list for individuals in the first two phases of the state’s vaccination priority list: adults 65 and older and all health care workers. Individuals can sign up for the wait list by calling 828-250-5000 […]

YWCA names Amieris Lavender as chief program officer

Press release from YWCA: YWCA of Asheville and WNC is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Amieris Lavender as Chief Program Officer. Lavender brings to the YWCA a proven trajectory of program development and implementation along with her passion as an educator and an advocate for racial and gender equity. Lavender received her BA […]

The Center for Cultural Preservation announces virtual performance by Dom Flemons

Press release from The Center for Culture Preservation: The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center is thrilled to feature legendary musician, Dom Flemons, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Grammy-award winning musician in the Center’s concert A Special Evening with Dom Flemons on March 25th.  The concert is a fundraiser […]

Asheville Symphony Orchestra announces departure of executive director David Whitehill

Newsletter announcement from Asheville Symphony Orchestra: The Asheville Symphony Orchestra would like to announce that Executive Director, David Whitehill will leave the ASO on January 31 to become the President and CEO of ArtsinStark, the 50 year old community arts council in Canton, Ohio. Bolling Farmer, President of the Board of the Asheville Symphony Society […]

Buncombe County to provide wait list option for scheduling COVID-19 vaccines

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) will launch a COVID-19 wait list for individuals in the first two phases of the state’s vaccination priority list: adults 65 and older and all health care workers this week. When the wait list opens, individuals can sign up for […]

Warren Wilson College announces new sponsored exhibit at the Center for Craft

Press release from Warren Wilson College: “Mirror/Mentor” brings together work by Warren Wilson College art professor Lara Nguyen and three of her former students, artist/alumni Steven Horton Jr. (class of 2017),  Sather Robinson-Waters (class of 2018) and Jess Self (class of 2014). The exhibit is available via virtual tour or in-person. The diversity of media, […]

Soil & Water Conservation District announces scholarship Program

Newsletter announcement from Buncombe County Government: The Buncombe County Soil & Water Conservation Board of District Supervisors are pleased to announce a new annual student scholarship opportunity. The Buncombe Soil & Water Conservation District Student Scholarship is available to Buncombe County students in high school or currently attending an accredited institution, who plan on going into a conservation, agriculture, […]

Remedied Henderson County phone error clogs vaccine signups

Statement from Henderson County Department of Public Health: The Henderson County Department of Public Health’s Call Center reopened for approximately 700 COVID-19 vaccination appointments today (Wednesday) at 8:30 a.m. At least one of the Call Center lines this morning was inadvertently set to funnel messages to a voicemail. This was an error within a new system […]

City of Asheville announces recipients of racial healing mini-grants

Press release from the city of Asheville:  The City of Asheville is pleased to announce the recipients of Asheville racial healing mini-grants. This is the second year funding has been made available.  The City received 29 applications and selected nine.  The mini-grants represent a total community investment of $40,000. The following organizations will receive funding: […]

AdventHealth Hendersonville to hold COVID-19 vaccination clinic Sunday, Jan. 24 for people 65 and older

UPDATE, Jan. 20, 2021 at 4:15 p.m., Statement from Victoria Dunkle at AdventHealth Hendersonville: We have scheduled all of the more than 300 appointments that were available for the clinic on Sunday, January 24. The phone line no longer has operators taking appointments. You may direct your audience to visit AdventHealthNC.com for information about future vaccine […]