Public input phase continues for Transylvania school facilities

Press release from Transylvania County Schools:  Transylvania County residents have another chance, on March 20 at Rosman Elementary School, to address the Board of Education about the facilities needs and master plan for Transylvania County Schools. The Board’s regularly scheduled meeting begins Monday night at 6:30, with a one-hour discussion on the findings of the […]

Utility and heating assistance still available at Eblen Charities

Press release from Eblen Charities:  Asheville, NC: For those families still seeking help in keeping warm this winter and in need of utility assistance, Eblen Charities still has Federal heating funds available through it’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program through the end of March or until funds are depleted. The Low Income Energy Assistance Program […]

White Creek Fire burning in Linville Gorge wilderness area

News alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  The White Creek Fire was reported at 4:00 pm Thursday and is burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge, on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The fire is estimated at 75 acres and 0% contained. Last night, firefighters worked to […]

High school students compete to qualify for FIRST North Carolina State Championship

Press release from FIRST North Carolina:  High-school students from across North Carolina will have the opportunity to showcase their hard work after an intense six weeks of designing and building an original robot in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (firstinspires.org). This week at The Kimmel Arena at UNC […]

Crews respond to wildfire in Linville Gorge area

News alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  Firefighters with the U.S. Forest Service are responding to a wildfire burning near Shortoff Mountain at the south end of Linville Gorge, on the Grandfather Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service is issuing an emergency closure of the Shortoff Trail (Trail #235) and […]

PARI awarded Science Museums Grant

Press release from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: The Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI) has been awarded a $61,913 grant from the N.C. Science Museums Grant Program.  The grant program was established by the N.C. legislature to provide funding for the 41 institutions included in the N.C Science Museums Network. “These museums are critical resources for […]

Haywood St. Advisory Committee presentation tonight, opportunity for public input

From the Asheville Downtown Association:  This evening, the Haywood Street Advisory Committee will present its initial vision to the public at the US Cellular Center’s Banquet Hall beginning at 5:30pm. The City Council-appointed committee members have worked diligently for nine months to develop a vision for the site located at Haywood St and Page Ave, […]

UNC Asheville hosts FIRST Robotics Competition March 18-19

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will host the North Carolina District FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition on campus from March 18-19 in Kimmel Arena in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center. Twenty-eight teams of high school students from North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia will assemble on campus to engage […]