WNC Regional Air Quality Agency meeting rescheduled to Sept. 26

Press release: The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency Board of Directors has rescheduled its Sept. 11 meeting for Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. at the Buncombe CountyPlanning and Development Board Room at 30 Valley St. You can view the agenda here. [This post, originally published on 9/1/17, was updated on 9/11/17.]

Warren Wilson College professor tapped for book talk, presentation at Smithsonian

Press release: Warren Wilson College professor tapped for book talk, presentation at Smithsonian Jamison set to discuss “Hoedowns, Reels Frolics” Asheville, NC — Sept. 7, 2017 — Releasing a book is a milestone for all authors. But Warren Wilson College’s Phil Jamison hoped 14 years of work would ensure his book went beyond personal fulfillment. […]

BRP Foundation sponsors hike in honor of MTS’s 40th anniversary

Press release: Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation sponsors hike on September 9 in honor of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail’s 40th anniversary (ASHEVILLE, N.C.) – To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation is sponsoring a hike along a leg of the route at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 9. Danny Bernstein, author […]

Arrests and indictments made in break-ins on National Forests

Press release: Arrests and indictments made in break-ins on National Forests Asheville, N.C., September 7, 2017 – Nine individuals from Gastonia, NC, and Greenville, SC, have been arrested and indicted recently for breaking and entering vehicles parked on the Pisgah National Forest throughout the spring and summer of this year and 2016. The break-ins mainly […]

Four things to know about hurricane preparedness

Press release: Four Things to Know About Hurricane Preparedness DURHAM, N.C. – Each year, we witness the devastating impacts that hurricanes can cause. High winds, heavy rainfall, tornadoes, and flooding can be felt hundreds of miles inland, potentially causing loss of life and catastrophic damage to property. As Hurricanes Matthew and Harvey remind us, it […]

Pack Memorial Library, NCServes-Western expanding network access for veterans

Press release: Pack Memorial Library, NCServes-Western Expanding Network Access for Veterans Dedicated computer kiosk to open Thursday ASHEVILLE, N.C. – NCServes-Western, a coordinated network based at Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) that connects veterans, active service members and their families in 12 Western North Carolina counties to more than 40 agencies and providers, is […]

Buncombe County opens community grant process

Press release: BUNCOMBE COUNTY INVITES COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO APPLY FOR TIPPING POINT GRANTS Partnering with communities for better outcomes. Asheville, NC – Buncombe County Government is pleased to announce a call for community members to apply for Tipping Point grants. We anticipate awarding between 10 to 12 grants this round with a second round for […]

Girl Scouts observe the black bears at Grandfather Mountain during the annual Girl Scout Day. The event returns Saturday, Sept. 16, offering free admission to participating troops. Photo courtesy of the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Grandfather Mountain hosts Girl Scout Day Sept. 16

Press release: Grandfather Mountain hosts Girl Scout Day Sept. 16 Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors and… Bears? For 47 years, Grandfather Mountain has celebrated the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and the tradition continues Saturday, Sept. 16, as the Linville, N.C., nature preserve and attraction hosts its annual Girl Scout Day. […]

Asheville Democratic Socialists to host city council candidate forum

Press release: Sep. 13: Asheville Democratic Socialists Hold City Council Candidate Forum Councilmember Cecil Bothwell, Rich Lee, Kim Roney, Sheneika Smith and Dee Williams vie for Socialist endorsement, more candidates expected to participate Asheville, N.C. — The Asheville chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (AVLDSA) will host an Asheville City Council candidate forum at […]