FEMA awards Buncombe County federal funding for emergency food and shelter programs

The department of Homeland Security and FEMA have awarded $93,250 to Buncombe County under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, according to Buncombe Co.’s Health & Human Services Department. The federal funds will go to supplementing the county’s food and shelter programs in high-need areas, and will be distributed to local non-profit organizations […]

Carolina Public Press to hold two events on accessing public records

In coordination with Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of open government and community access to information,  Carolina Public Press is hosting two meetings on accessing public records and data from local government. The first event is a free open forum on local government practices in Western North Carolina, and will feature live interviews and question-and-answers […]

UNCA to host presentation on ‘The Weeping Time’ Savannah, GA slave auction March 3rd

  University of North Carolina-Asheville’s Department of Religious Studies is sponsoring a re-examination of ‘The Weeping Time’ — one of the largest slave auctions in United States history –on March 3rd in UNCA’s Karpen Hall. Doctor Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson, an African-American history scholar and keynote speaker at the 2015 South-Eastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium, will discuss his […]

A-B Tech receives grants to support Minority Student Leadership Academy

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has been awarded two grants to help fund and support it’s Minority Student Leadership Academy. Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation gave $26,750, while the N. C. Community College System provided $15,228. The grant money will go toward supporting the academy’s services to minority students at A-B Tech, which include […]