Reward offered for information related to Feb.9 homicide

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: A reward of $1000.00 is being offered for information related to the death of Jailyn Dumari Morton on February 10 in Hillcrest Apartments. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

Vaya Health Board of Directors calls special meeting for Feb. 20

Press release from Vaya Health Board of Directors: The Vaya Health Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12(b) on Thursday, Feb.20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Participation is available in person at 200 Ridgefield Ct. Suite 206, Asheville, NC 28806, or by telephone. The agenda will be posted on […]

Asheville Police looking for assistance to locate dog owner

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is seeking information on the identity of the owner of a dog. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 the victim and one other person were sitting on their porch, sharing a plate of food, when they were approached by an adult husky, with a […]

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns to South Slope, bringing fun along with traffic/parking impacts

Press release from the city of Asheville: This Sunday, Feb. 23, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade  returns to the South Slope. The parade begins at 3 p.m. Lineup and float assembly will take place in surface parking lots along Asheland Avenue. The parade begins on Hilliard Avenue at Asheland Avenue, down south Coxe Avenue and […]

Asheville’s Kerri Eaker appointed Chair of NCCDD by Gov. Cooper

Press release from North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities: Kerri Eaker of Asheville, NC, has been appointed as the Chair of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) by Governor Roy Cooper. She recently chaired her first meeting at the February 6-7 quarterly gathering of the 40-member Council in Cary, NC. Eaker is the Family […]

AMOS Pub Series presents “Climate Change and Your Health” talk on Feb. 20

Press release from Asheville Museum of Science: Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), in partnership with The Collider, presents February’s Science Pub –Climate Change and Your Health. WHO: WNC Climate and Health Workgroup is a local collaborative of scientists, clinicians, and public health leaders. Its goal is to motivate effective and meaningful engagement with the public and policymakers […]

AFD accepting applications for Citizens Fire Academy

Press release from Asheville Fire Department: The Asheville Fire Department is accepting applications for their spring session of the Asheville Citizens Fire Academy! This is an amazing opportunity for adults (18 years or older) who live and/or work in Asheville to learn about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of the Asheville Fire Department and the […]

Asheville City Council to hold work session on hotel moratorium, Feb. 25

Press release from City of Asheville: In September, Asheville City Council approved a temporary moratorium on the approval of new hotels, which means that no hotel development applications will be approved for a year. The purpose of the moratorium is to allow the City time to further study the issues surrounding tourism and assess the […]

Dining Out For Life raises HIV/AIDS awareness, funds for WNCAP on April 30

Press release from Western North Carolina AIDS Project: Dining Out For Life, the biggest restaurant-led charity benefit in Western NC, is on Thursday, April 30, 2020. Dozens of our area’s most well-known restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops will donate 20% of sales to WNCAP for HIV prevention and care. Dining Out For Life is the biggest […]

API’s inaugural Asheville’s Hidden Voices benefit show set for Feb. 24 at The Grey Eagle

Press release from Asheville Poverty Initiative: Asheville Poverty Initiative presents an evening with 10 of the city’s best musical talents who are living below the federal poverty line. The finalists, chosen during January 10th auditions, will perform at The Grey Eagle on Monday, February 24, at 7 p.m., and three winners will be chosen for prizes to help further their […]

School of the Alternative announces 2020 classes and scholarship due dates

Press release from School of the Alternative:  At School of the Alternative, our curriculum each year is fully determined by the radical individuals who apply, and the skills, experience, and ideas that they hope to share. A group of 10 past faculty, staff, students, and facilitators spent a long, gratifying week reviewing the applications. We are […]

Asheville Area Arts Council hosts Creative Sector Talk, Feb. 18

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council:  Join us for a Creative Sector Talk presented by Asheville Area Arts Council on Tuesday, February 18 at the Center for Craft to hear Arts NC Executive Director, Nate McGaha discuss arts education advocacy and the role it plays in public policy and funding for a comprehensive arts education. Nate will share updates on state and federal policy […]

Into Light art project currently accepting applications

Press release from Into Light:  INTO LIGHT a project that, through art, remembers those who have died from drug addiction, is currently accepting applications from families of those who have died from drug addiction in North Carolina. Interested persons are invited to visit to apply. An exhibition of forty-one portraits of people who died […]

League of Women Voters celebrates 100 years with candidate meet and greet, Feb. 20

Press release from League of Women Voters:  The League of Women Voters is 100 Years Old! Help us celebrate and meet Candidates for Asheville City Council, Buncombe County Commissioner, and NC Senate 48 & 49. We invited 21 candidates and 17 have accepted. This event is open to the public so bring a friend. Archetype […]

Henderson County Public Schools launches anonymous reporting system for students

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  Today, HCPS is officially launching the “Say Something” Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) for students, which most North Carolina public school districts will be adopting this year to meet the reporting guidelines and standards developed by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. Say Something is a youth violence prevention […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to host annual Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, March 1

Press release from Pardee UNCA Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care’s Spiritual Care Services will host its annual Celebration of Life service on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. in the Pardee orientation classroom, located on the ground floor. The Celebration of Life service is held in remembrance of those who passed away at Pardee […]

Asheville City Schools hosts spoken word and poetry event, March 25

Press release from Asheville City Schools Foundation:  The Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and Asheville City Schools are hosting Asheville: 10 Things I’ve Been Meaning to Say to You. This will be an evening of spoken word and poetry performed by Asheville City high school and middle school students, followed by a presentation from Jason […]

Original cornerstone returns to Fletcher’s historical Meadows property

Press release from Hank Eder:  A pivotal chapter in local history is about to come full circle as the cornerstone from the historic Meadows property in Fletcher is returned to its original location. Three grandchildren of Edwin T. Edgerton and Vesta Mattox Edgerton will present the cornerstone to current owners, Michael and Judy McKnight, in […]