TDA committee recommends funding awards for tourism projects

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 23, 2017) – A new river blueway and greenway project that includes a whitewater wave feature to be built along the French Broad River in Woodfin will come before the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) next week for funding. The Tourism Product […]

APD to temporarily close I-240 east- and west-bound lanes near Exit 2 at 1:30 p.m.

Press release from Asheville Police Department: I-240 East and West Bound Lanes of Traffic to Temporarily Close Asheville, NC (June 22, 2017): At approximately 12:45 p.m. the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) reported two suspicious packages magnetized to the Haywood Road bridge (exit 2). In order to properly examine the packages the Asheville Police Department […]

PARI astronomers explain July 3 aphelion, or Earth’s farthest point from sun

Press release from Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: Rosman, NC (June 20, 2017) – Astronomers at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute announce that at 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, July 3, the Earth, in its annual orbit around the sun will be at its farthest point from the Sun. Astronomers call this point aphelion. The average […]

APD requests public assistance to identify suspects in Hendersonville armed robbery

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (June 20, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance to identify two suspects involved in an armed robbery that occurred on Saturday, June 18 at 6:30 a.m. at the Citi Stop (1361 Patton Avenue). A male subject wearing a dark hoodie with a white eagle […]

CEO Tim Sinatra resigns from Eliada

Press release from Eliada Homes: It is with the deepest of regrets that Eliada Homes announces today that, because of extenuating family circumstances, CEO Tim Sinatra is resigning and moving back to Oregon, effective June 28th. Tim’s original intentions were to make a long-term commitment to Eliada and the Asheville community, but extended family situations […]

Dollar General to host management hiring events

Press release from Dollar General: WHAT: Dollar General plans to host hiring events throughout North Carolina in the next week, specifically aimed at recruiting potential store management candidates. Attendees are encouraged to review and apply for positions online before attending the event at www.dollargeneral.com/careers.  At each event, candidates will have the opportunity to meet with local […]

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Hendersonville’s Bullington Gardens hosts “Fairy Day” June 27

Press release from Bullington Gardens: HENDERSONVILLE:  The fairies are coming for a magical day at Bullington Gardens on Tuesday, June 27. Children ages 4 and older are invited to enjoy the fun and fantasy at Bullington Gardens’ Fairy Village. Reservations are available for two sessions: 9:30-11:30 a.m., and 1-3 p.m. Space is limited. The cost […]

Conference on resilient infrastructure coming to The Collider June 22

Press release from CASE Consultants International: CASE Consultants International and its partners are pleased to announce a conference entitled Game-Changing Resilient Infrastructure that is scheduled for Thursday June 22, 2017 at The Collider facility in downtown Asheville, located at 1 Haywood St., on the top floor of the Wells Fargo building. The program begins at 8:15 […]

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Asheville City Council to vote on budget

Asheville City Council will vote on the city’s 2017-18 budget for the fiscal year that will begin July 1. New pedestrian safety measures for Fairview Road, an affordable housing development on city-owned land and a strategy aimed at allowing Asheville residents to control the method used for electing representatives to City Council are also on the agenda for the Tuesday, June 13 meeting.

Asheville releases draft comprehensive plan, announces opportunities to comment

Press release from the city of Asheville: From coffeehouse chats to an online survey, the City of Asheville invites residents to weigh in It has been over a year in the making. Meetings, workshops, focus groups, key pads, white boards, photographs, essays, charts, graphics, data, visions, plans, maps, presentations, spreadsheets, interviews, videos, display boards, edits, flyers, […]

AC Hotel Asheville Downtown to host hiring fair June 8; hotel to employ 45

Press release from McKibbon Hospitality: WHO: AC Hotel Asheville Downtown, a new lifestyle hotel opening in late July at the corner of College and Broadway WHAT: The hotel will be conducting open interviews for all line level positions as well as several supervisory positions. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting here before arriving. […]

O’Henry’s to hold vigil remembering Pulse nightclub victims on June 12

Press release from event organizers: Asheville, NC, – On Monday, June 12 at 7:30PM the community will gather for a remembrance vigil honoring those victims of the PULSE nightclub massacre. “Last year we came together to mourn and heal. This year we gather again to remember the victims, the many acts of kindness afterwards and […]

City seeks applications for temporary programming at 68 Haywood St.

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville has cleared gravel off the City-owned property at 68 Haywood Street and is making other modest improvements to make way for public access and temporary uses of this City-owned site. The City has now issued a “Request for Expressions of Interest,” seeking ideas for […]

Duke Energy Progress to seek 16.7% rate increase for residential customers

Statement from Duke Energy Progress: RALEIGH, N.C. – Recent work to modernize power plants and generate cleaner electricity, responsibly manage coal ash and respond to major storms is at the heart of the request by Duke Energy Progress to change customer rates. Duke Energy Progress serves 1.3 million electric customers in central and eastern North […]