Mural to honor women of the Snowbird community

Press release from Appalachian Mural Trail:  The Z Smith Reynolds Foundation has recently announced 10 grant awards for “Inclusive Public Art” in the state of North Carolina and is partnering with UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina to capture and document the experiences and conversations of all ten grantee communities as they undergo the process of telling these important […]

Nominations are being accepted for Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

Press release from The Western North Carolina Historical Association: The Western North Carolina Historical Association is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family and now supported by Michael Sartisky, PhD, the Award is a partnership between WNCHA and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Advisory Committee. It has been […]

N.C. Department of Insurance holds June 18 Asheville town hall for hurricane season

Press release from the N.C. Department of Insurance: With the 2019 hurricane season upon us, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is encouraging residents to be prepared this season to avoid the suffering that followed last year’s Hurricane Florence on the coast and mudslides in the western part of the state. To do this, Commissioner Causey is […]

U-Haul offers 30 days of free self-storage to flood-impacted NC residents

Press release from U-Haul Company of Western North Carolina: U-Haul Company of Western North Carolina is offering 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box® container usage to residents in the Carolinas who have been impacted by flooding. Hickory declared an official state of emergency on Sunday in response to severe storms. Surrounding areas have also […]

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UNCA’s Agya Boakye-Boaten receives Fulbright award

Press release from the University of North Carolina Asheville: Agya Boakye-Boaten, chair and associate professor of Africana and interdisciplinary and international studies at UNC Asheville, has been awarded a 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to teach and conduct research in Ghana at the University of Cape Coast. The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual […]

Tryon Estates hosts first annual Laurel Lake Day on June 14

Press release from Tryon Estates: Tryon Estates, a premier western North Carolina senior living community, is pleased to announce the First Annual Laurel Lake Day celebration on Friday, June 14, from 2-4 p.m. on the beautiful Tryon Estates campus at 617 Laurel Lake Drive in Columbus, NC. Admission is free and open to the public. […]

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Full Moon Picnic benefit for Aura Home and homeless female veterans June 14

Press release from Aura Home: This year 223 women graduated West Point, a record worthy of mentioning as women are signing up to serve our country in record numbers. Yet homeless women veterans are one of the fastest-growing populations in the US, according to the VA. North Carolina had the 6th largest female veteran population […]

Pardee UNC Health Care elects three new board members

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care announced today three new members of its 15-person board of directors: Deborah Bell, a retired sales manager for the commercial and industrial lighting industry; Brittany Brady, president and CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development (HCPED); and Thomas Eisenhauer, M.D., F.A.C.S., a […]

Buncombe County Recreation Services receives $35K AARP grant for Haw Creek Park

Press release from AARP North Carolina: Haw Creek Park is undergoing a major facelift thanks in part to a grant by AARP for new outdoor musical instrument play structures for users of all ages. A 2019 AARP Community Challenge grant of $35,000 was awarded to Buncombe County Recreation Services to help fund the park’s upgrades […]

Buncombe County Schools test Vitals App

Press release from BCS Communications: Join us for a news conference announcing Buncombe County Schools as the first school district in the nation to partner with the Vitals™ App. This is life-saving technology that helps law enforcement, emergency personnel, and school administrators respond more effectively to students living with various conditions and disabilities. Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin, […]

UPDATED: I-40 westbound reopened through Pigeon River Gorge following rock slide

Update at 5:56 p.m. from the N.C. Department of Transportation: HARMON DEN – N.C. Department of Transportation officials reopened one lane of Interstate 40 westbound about 5:20 p.m., following a rockslide Monday afternoon near mile marker 7.5. Crews from Division 14 cleared debris from beside the road and removed large rocks from the mountainside before […]

Keeping Asheville Creative: Artspace survey findings affect development sector

Press release from Center for Craft: Last year, Center for Craft and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Artspace, a nonprofit real estate developer that focuses on affordable housing, studio, and performance space for artists, to conduct a community-wide survey to assess the needs of area creatives – from individuals to cultural organizations […]

Asheville Council member Kapoor releases statement on voting districts

Announcement from Vijay Kapoor for Council: As you may have seen, the issue of whether to challenge the City Council voting district system has been in the news.  As a candidate, many of you know that I opposed districts and I realize that for some of you, this may have been one of the reasons […]

Madison County Economic Development Board announces winner of 2019 Madison Manufacturing Art Park sculpture competition

Press release from Madison County Economic Development Board: Marshall, NC – Madison County Economic Development Board presents the Second Annual Madison Manufacturing Art Park Sculpture Competition – a juried competition presented annually in Madison County. The competition is made possible thanks to Funding provided by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. The […]

Buncombe County Schools and U.S. Cellular Center release security protocols, traffic, parking information for high school graduations

Press release from the City of Asheville: Three Buncombe County high schools will hold graduation this weekend at the U.S. Cellular Center. 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. Full Resource: https://www.uscellularcenterasheville.com/buncombe-county-schools-graduations/ Download Map The City of Asheville is proud […]