Acclaimed chefs collaborate to support Pisgah Legal Services

Press release: Acclaimed Chefs Collaborate to Support Pisgah Legal Services ASHEVILLE – After Pisgah Legal Services lost more than $500,000 due to state funding cuts, acclaimed chefs John Fleer of Asheville’s Rhubarb and Tandy Wilson of City House in Nashville, TN, are joining forces to host a family style farm-to-table dinner to raise money for […]

LGBTQ health initiative launches in Asheville to promote innovation

Press release: LGBTQ Health Initiative Launches in Asheville to Promote Innovation Asheville, NC (August 8, 2017) – The Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) is providing a grant of $10,000 to Western NC Community Health Services (WNCCHS) to support its leadership and innovation in LGBTQ health, including its Transgender Health Program and HIV/AIDS services. WNCCHS and […]

Updated: AT&T says ‘service is restored’ for Buncombe County customers

UPDATE: AT&T says: “Service is restored for customers in the Asheville area who had issues with their wireless service.” According the website, cell phone service for AT&T is down in Buncombe County. AT&T’s website requires a customer log-in to view outage maps. Xpress has reached out to AT&T for more information. UPDATE: Xpress asked […]

ABCCM launches expanded services for veterans

Press release: Regional Coordination Network Launches for Veterans, Service Members and Families NCServes-Western fundamentally improves access to services for veterans, service members and families ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) announced on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, a major expansion of its Veteran Services of the Carolinas ministry with the launch of NCServes […]

Updated: Congressman McHenry cancels Buncombe town hall meeting

Press release: UPDATED: McHenry to Host Town Hall Meetings for Tenth District Constituents Update: Early Saturday morning Congressman McHenry was diagnosed with pneumonia. In light of this diagnosis and under advisement of his doctor, the Congressman will be postponing his first round of town hall meetings. Updates on rescheduling will be sent when they are […]

Community invited to attend public information session during CALEA reaccreditation

Press release: Community Invited to Attend Public Information Session During CALEA Reaccreditation Asheville, NC (July 31, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accreditation process. A team of assessors from CALEA will arrive Monday, August 7 to examine all […]

Overnight fundraiser at Fontana Lake to support Smokies

Press release: Special Overnight Fundraiser at Fontana Lake to Support the Smokies WAYNESVILLE, NC – Discover the remote southern boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park this summer at Friends of the Smokies’ Fontana Lake Overnight Experience on August 28-29th. This special fundraiser includes guided Classic Hikes of the Smokies, meals, cocktail reception, overnight accommodation […]

Animal Enrichment Day Aug. 2 at Grandfather Mountain

Press release: Animal Enrichment Day Aug. 2 at Grandfather Mountain This August is for the birds. And the bears. And the otters. And the cougars. Animal Enrichment Day returns Wednesday, Aug. 2, promising a day full of fun and educational activities, all about the furry and feathered denizens of Grandfather Mountain’s environmental wildlife habitats. The […]

Join Buncombe Recreation Services for summer entry-level hikes

Press release: Join Buncombe Recreation Services for Summer Entry-Level Hikes! Media Contact: Lynn Pegg, 828.250.6707, Event Contact: Josh O’Conner, 828.250.6703, Following a series of hikes this spring, Buncombe County Recreation Services has added additional community hikes this summer across Buncombe County. These hikes will showcase some of our local parks hiking trails as […]

Deaverview Apartments community engagement event set for July 20

Press release: Asheville Housing Authority, SNAP to Skills, and Green Opportunities to Host Community Engagement Social at Deaverview Apartments on July 20th The Asheville Housing Authority, SNAP to Skills, and Green Opportunities will host a family-friendly Community Engagement Social at Deaverview Apartments on Thursday, July 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is the […]

APD requests assistance locating missing person, Jezoar Demond Resper

Press release: Asheville Police Department Requests Assistance Locating Missing Person, Jezoar Demond Resper Asheville, NC (July 18, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance to locate Jezoar Demond Resper. He was last seen in Hillcrest Apartments on July 15, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Jezoar has no known means of transportation and was […]

Dee Williams files for Asheville City Council election

Press release: Dee Williams, Asheville Native and First Candidate Supported by WNC Green Party, Files for 2017 Asheville City Council Race Dee Williams, a native of Asheville, filed today for the 2017 Asheville City Council race. The first candidate ever supported by the WNC Green Party, she has been a vocal critic of Asheville’s gentrification […]

City of Asheville to gather input during Disparity Study meetings

Press release: City of Asheville to gather input during Disparity Study meetings To know where you need to improve you need to understand where you’ve been and how you are doing now. That’s the reason organizations take measurements. And that’s the point of the City of Asheville’s Disparity Study, which began in June. The study […]

Ben Teague tapped for Board of N.C. Economic Development Association

Press release: ASHEVILLE’S TOP BUSINESS RECRUITER TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF NC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION Raleigh, N.C. – July 14, 2017. Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition of Asheville-Buncombe County, has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA), the state’s leading membership organization […]