Host an international exchange student

Press release from NorthWest Student Exchange:  Becoming a Host Family Host families are warm, hospitable and understanding families who enjoy meeting new people and making friends from other countries. They invite an international student into their home for the duration of the student’s exchange program in the USA and, by including the student as a member of their […]

United Way’s Rising Leaders Program now accepting applications

Press release from United Way:  Launched in 2011, the Rising Leaders Program is sponsored by Friday Staffing and Carolina Village and was created as a direct response to the need for a new generation of board members and key volunteers at Henderson County nonprofit agencies. Rising Leaders participants are volunteers and professionals representing a wide […]

Regional Artist Project Grant information sessions and workshops

Press release from the Asheville Area Arts Council:  Attention artists in Avery, Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell, and Yancey Counties of North Carolina. Are you an artist interested in writing a Regional Artist Project Grant for your next big project or idea? The idea of writing a grant may seem intimidating and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have […]

Morganton I-40 exit gets new tight diamond design

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: N.C. Department of Transportation officials have selected a tight diamond as the preferred design for the Interstate 40/U.S. 64 interchange at Burkemont Road in Morganton. Local officials and public input influenced the decision, as the tight diamond design will have less impacts for businesses and residences than […]

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Wildcat Rock Trail wins national design and construction award

Press release from Conserving Carolina: The national Coalition of Recreational Trails has granted its annual achievement award for trail design and construction to Conserving Carolina and its trails coordinator, Peter Barr, for Wildcat Rock Trail. Conserving Carolina opened this 3-mile trail in the Hickory Nut Gorge to the public in 2017. Senator Richard Burr and […]

Mission Health hosts Facebook Live event about new foundation on June 12

Press release from Mission Health: Join us live on the Mission Health Facebook page Tuesday, June 12, at 6 pm as we share examples of how a new foundation could transform the health and wellbeing of the people and communities of western of North Carolina. We will hear from Mission Health leaders on some of the challenges our […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Tuesday, June 12: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, June 12, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter concentration in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air […]

Western Women’s Business Center hosts annual conference June 21

Press release from the Western Women’s Business Center: The Western Women’s Business Center (WWBC) will hold its fourth annual conference, “Planting Seeds, Inspiring Growth,” on Thursday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mission Health/AB Tech Conference Center. The conference will feature business workshops, music, interactive activities and local business leaders and […]

Leicester student selected for U.S. State Department language scholarship

Press release from the U.S. Department of State: Morgan Ciochina, a high school student in Leicester, North Carolina, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2018-19 by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Morgan will study Korean in South Korea for the Summer. Morgan, competitively […]

U.S. Cellular Center provides info for Buncombe County Schools graduations

Press release from U.S. Cellular Center: Many of the 2018 Buncombe County high schools will hold graduation ceremonies this weekend at the U.S. Cellular Center. Enka, Erwin, AC Reynolds, TC Roberson and North Buncombe graduating seniors will all walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the U.S. Cellular Center. The City of Asheville […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Monday, June 11: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, June 11, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter concentration in the air. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air […]

Stone to retire as county manager effective July 1

Statement from Buncombe County Board of Commissioners: On Friday, June 8, Mandy Stone verbally notified the Chair of the Board, as representative of the Board of Commissioners, of her plan to retire as County Manager. As required by state law, county employee retirements become effective on the first day of the month. Therefore, the effective […]

Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

Press release from Flat Rock Playhouse: Experience a whole new world, shining, shimmering, splendid at the Flat Rock Playhouse’s next Studio 52 Family Friendly Series production of Disney’s Aladdin Jr.! Flying into the Playhouse Downtown this June 21st – July 15th, this musical will bring the favorite childhood story and iconic animated film to life […]

Upstairs Artspace in Tryon welcomes 10 artists in next exhibit, opening June 23

Press release from Upstairs Artspace: Midway through its 40th anniversary year, Upstairs Artspace in Tryon sponsors three new exhibits for 10 artists well established in the Carolinas, the Southeast and throughout the United States. Opening date is Saturday, June 23, with a “Walk & Talk” by the artists, 5 – 6 p.m., and a public […]