**UPDATE** Haywood County Sheriff’s Office requests public assistance in locating missing woman and child

***UPDATE: The missing woman and child have been located and are safe.*** Press release from Haywood County Sheriff’s Office:  Detectives with the Haywood County Sheriff’s office are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman and her 5-year-old son. Stephanie Michelle Becker, 35, of Waynesville and her son Gabriel were reported missing Wednesday morning (02/13/2019) by […]

Haywood Community College seeks nominations for Outstanding Alumni of the Year award

Press release from Haywood Community College:  Haywood Community College presents the annual Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award to an HCC alumnus who has attained distinction and success in his or her career field or through community service. The college is now seeking nominations for this award. Nominations are due by Wednesday, March 27. To be considered […]

Local immigrant rights group flags alleged ICE raids in Hendersonville

Press release from Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Accion:  Local verifiers have recorded men with ICE jackets, impersonating local worker vans in Hendersonville today, Wednesday, February 13th, with at least one confirmed detention as at least four vehicles were positioned on Ashe Street. At this point, the community is not sure if this is a […]

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week continues

Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center:  The Charles George VA Medical Center will mark National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) by encouraging communities seek out opportunities to volunteer at their local VA facilities. Every year during the week of Valentine’s Day, VA hospitals across the country observe “National Salute to Veteran […]

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries hosts Valentine’s Day banquet

Press release from Western Carolina Rescue Ministries:  On Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:00-5:30pm Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) will host their first-ever “You Are Loved Valentine’s Day Banquet.”  This event will help benefit those in our area who are in need of a warm meal and lots of love on a special day where ALL want […]

French Broad Vignerons hosts workshop on soil and grape production, March 2

Press release from French Broad Vignerons: What: “From the Ground Up: How does Soil Affect Wine” presented by Shruthi Dhoopati, MSc, Viticulture and Enology. The French Broad Vignerons & Addison Farms Vineyards are hosting an interactive class about soil in our educational series “From the Ground Up”. What is the relationship between soil properties and wine […]

Henderson County Education Foundation to induct five into Education Hall of Fame

Press release from the Henderson County Education Foundation:  The Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Education Hall of Fame.  Each year, individuals who have demonstrated measurable influence or made significant contributions to the grown and development of education in Henderson County are honored with the Hall of […]

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at Revolve, March 2

Press release from MAP Revolve: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon MAP Revolve to host Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in partnership with the international campaign Art + Feminism on Saturday, March 2nd from 11am-5pm. Wikipedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors were women. While the reasons for the […]

Charles George VA Medical Center marks National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

Press release from Charles George VA Medical Center: The Charles George VA Medical Center will mark National Salute to Veteran Patients Week (Feb. 10-16) by encouraging communities seek out opportunities to volunteer at their local VA facilities. Every year during the week of Valentine’s Day, VA hospitals across the country observe “National Salute to Veteran […]

TEDx Conference at UNC Asheville on March 2

Press release from TEDxUNCAsheville: TEDxUNCAsheville will host their annual speaker conference on March 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The theme of the conference, Unexcused Absence, explores the ideas and life lessons one was never taught in academic settings, but the ones that prove to be important life lessons to navigate the ever-changing world. The […]

Laughing Gull Foundation awards $195,000 to UNC Asheville Foundation for UNC Asheville’s Prison Education Program

Press release from UNC Asheville: The UNC Asheville Foundation has been awarded a three-year grant in the amount of $195,000 from the Laughing Gull Foundation to support the UNC Asheville Prison Education Program. The program is offering credit-bearing courses to 15 students at Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution (AMCI) in spring semester 2019. “It’s exciting to know that […]

WNC AgOptions awards 2019 farm diversification grants

Press release from WNC AgOptions: MILLS RIVER, N.C.—Diversifying farmers in western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures. WNC Agricultural Options awarded 39 farm businesses a total of $216,000 in $3,000 and $6,000 grants on Thursday at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills […]

Hendersonville Mayor Proclaims “Rotary Day”

Press release from WTZQ radio: Hendersonville Mayor Barbara G. Volk proclaimed February 23, 2019, as “Rotary International Day” during a recent meeting of the Hendersonville City Council. On hand to receive a copy of the proclamation were representatives from both local Rotary clubs, including Milton Butterworth, President of the Rotary Club of Hendersonville, and Melissa […]

Adult Kickball League back by popular demand April 2

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Registration for Buncombe County Recreation Services’ (BCRS) popular Adult Kickball League has opened and teams who sign up by Monday, February 18, have an opportunity to win a free team registration. All games will be played on Tuesday evenings from April 2-May 28 at Buncombe County Sports Park (58 […]

POP Project commits to helping 10,000 people in Western North Carolina in 2019

Press release from The POP Project: The POP Project has committed to helping 10,000 people across Western North Carolina in 2019 through their “10 for 10” book giving campaign. The campaign celebrates their tenth year of operation and aims to deliver 10,000 free books into the community. “Imagine overflowing school libraries, homes filled with captivating […]

Pardee UNC Health Care receives Healthgrades 250 Best Hospitals Award

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Pardee in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for […]

Healthgrades gives Pardee UNC Health Care among top 5 percent of US hospitals for Clinical Outcomes

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Hendersonville, N.C.  – Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2019 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. The distinction places Pardee in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading […]

Guatemala children with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity sponsors Guatemala trip April 6-14

Press release from the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Asheville Habitat is again following its tithe and heading to Guatemala, April 6-14, to build a house and install five smokeless stoves in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Guatemala. There are currently four spaces available on this service trip for community members who would like the […]

Goodwill offers job prep pop-up sessions

Press release from Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina: Finding a job can be hard work, but finding help to prepare for a job shouldn’t be.  That’s why Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina is adding one-time-only pop-up satellite locations to augment the offerings at its regional Career Connections centers. “You may not live near […]