Press release: 4th Of July Fireworks Display at Lake Julian Park Buncombe County Recreation Services will host its Annual Fireworks Display at Lake Julian Park on Tuesday, July 4th. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket and join the fun. Experience one of the largest and most exciting fireworks displays in the area as […]
Press release: N.C. Forest Service Nursery Program accepting seedling orders beginning July 3 RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service Nursery Program will begin accepting orders for seedlings July 3. The NCFS produces about 16 million quality seedlings for 47 species of both conifer and hardwoods annually, including an expanded selection of control mass pollinated loblolly […]
Press release: APD Requesting Public Assistance to Locate Kent Tucker Asheville, NC (June 26, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is seeking public assistance to locate Kent Tucker (20 years of age). Tucker has two open warrants for 2nd Degree Trespassing. He is described as a black male, 5’5” tall, 140 pounds with black hair and […]
Press release: CFWNC’s Pigeon River Fund Awards $182,440 in Water Quality Grants Projects benefit Buncombe, Haywood and Madison counties The Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina recently awarded $182,440 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways […]
Press release: Join us for a Health Care Community Conversation in Marion You are invited to a Health Care Community Conversation on the Benefits of Health Coverage WHAT: Health Care and Your Community Supper WHERE: McDowell Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Road, Marion 28752 WHEN: Monday, June 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. The discussion will address: The Affordable […]
Press release: Crowdfunding Workshop for Entrepreneurs to be Held in Asheville RALEIGH – North Carolina’s new crowdfunding law will headline a workshop being presented by the NC Secretary of State’s Office in Asheville next week. The workshop will be held on Friday, June 30 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at RISC Networks, located at […]
Press release: UPDATED: I-240 East and West Bound Lanes Reopened Asheville, NC (June 22, 2017): At approximately 1:30 p.m. today the Asheville Police Department stopped traffic on I-240 East and West in order to examine two suspicious packages on the Haywood Road bridge. After further examination the devices were rendered safe and cleared from the […]
Press release: TripAdvisor names Asheville one of the 20 Best Affordable Summer Vacations Below is an excerpt from the list. You can view all of TripAdvisor’s 20 Best Affordable Vacations here. Asheville: Best Summer Vacation For: Local Produce & Microbrews It’s fair to say Asheville is having a moment. The vibrant city has elevated itself into […]
Buncombe County will pledge $4.2 million toward the redevelopment of Lee Walker Heights and consider trying to completely run on renewable energy by 2027.
Press release: Western North Carolina AIDS Project Tackles National HIV Testing Day to Raise Awareness of Epidemic WNCAP Contact to set up interviews: Lucy Doyle, 828-252-7489 One in seven. That’s how many people living with HIV that don’t know they carry the virus, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates. To bring awareness to this […]
Press release: Asheville Downtown Association to host Ingles Independence Day Celebration The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 2-10pm at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. This event is produced in partnership with the City of Asheville. The free event features family activities throughout the day, […]
Press release: APD Requesting Public Assistance to Locate Kedrick Tevon Green Asheville, NC (June 21, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is seeking public assistance to locate Kedrick Tevon Green. Green currently has three open warrants for Assault with Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Assault by Pointing a Gun and Discharge Firearm in City Limits. […]
Taxes are going up as the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners signed off on a budget that includes a 2.6-cent property tax hike while lowering funding for some area nonprofits.
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved all the projects on its agenda during its meeting on Wednesday, June 15. A proposed 221-unit apartment complex on Overlook Road was also officially postponed to next month’s meeting.
Press release: Shots Fired at Asheville Police Department Officer Results in Pursuit Asheville, NC (June 14, 2017): At approximately 2:45 a.m. an officer with the Asheville Police Department initiated a traffic stop on Brevard Road near I-26. The driver, Justyn David Ladet (39 years of age), refused to stop and shot a firearm several times […]
Press release: ASHEVILLE AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ATTAINS COVETED 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR Asheville, NC (June 12, 2017) – Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This highest possible rating verifies that Asheville Habitat adheres to sector best practices, executes its mission in a financially efficient way, […]
A conditional use permit hearing for a South Asheville apartment development originally set for next week has been pushed until July at the request of the developer.
Press release: Deadline Approaching in North Carolina for SBA Working Capital Loans Due to October 2016 Drought ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that July 3 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in […]
Press release: Buncombe County DA rolls out bicycle diversion court ASHEVILLE – Today the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office, Asheville on Bikes, and Buncombe Bike Ed jointly announce a new Bicycle Ticket Diversion Program (or Cycle Smart) aimed at reducing and eliminating court costs, driver license points and fines for bike riders charged with minor […]
Press release: City of Asheville pools to open for summer ASHEVILLE, NC – Preseason maintenance and repairs are almost complete on the City of Asheville’s three swimming pools. Work is complete at Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek Road, and the facility has passed its annual inspection by the Buncombe County Health Department. The pool […]
Press release: 6th Annual Carolina Brotherhood Ride Cycling across NC and SC to support those lost in the Line of Duty What: AFD and AFD with other public safety cyclists from the Carolinas will conduct their annual Carolina Brotherhood Ride Load out Day: Sunday June 11, 2017 at 9:00am – Riders meet up at Charlotte […]