In partnership with Blue Ridge Public Radio, Mountain Xpress will present a candidate forum for the District 2 seat of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners today at noon.
Book lover? The Friends of the Polk County Public Library will hold its fall book sale Thursday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with a $5 bag sale running 9 a.m.-noon that day.
Canadian Haakon Industries announced plans to locate a manufacturing facility to build air handling units at Enka Commerce Park. The company says it will employ up to 160 workers within the first five years of operation in Enka. For the fourth time, Montreat College will host a cybersecurity conference.
In a Sept. 25 open letter, ten local organizations called on the Dogwood Health Trust, which would come into existence to receive the proceeds of the proposed sale of Mission Health to for-profit Healthcare Corporation of America, to ensure proportional representation of women and nonwhites on its board. The signatories also called for all geographic areas served by the trust to be represented.
In this week’s news in brief, read about the Sunday, Sept. 30, event that promises to help you get more engaged in shaping city government. Learn which Buncombe County teachers won top honors, and check out the initial results of Warren Wilson College’s initiative to offer all eligible incoming North Carolina students four years of tuition-free education.
The ninth annual Rooted in the Mountains Symposium will integrate many different disciplines as well as native and Western approaches in its exploration of women’s health and heart health Thursday, Sept. 27, and Friday, Sept. 28, at Western Carolina University.
At the first of three planned Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters’ candidate forums, the Republican candidate for N.C. Senate District 49 made an unusual request: Don’t take my picture and don’t record my words.
Three businesses — a float spa, a distillery and cocktail salon, and an immersive art experience — will seek the support of non-accredited investors (that is, regular people), who can purchase equity stakes in companies through crowdfunding campaigns at an event on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Enjoy a glimpse of life on the open road at the Asheville Van Life Rally Friday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 23, or take in one of the many campaign forums showcasing local candidates for local, state and national offices in this year’s general election.
Learn more about B-corps, a local business awards program, local movers and shakers and data on Asheville’s economic indicators in our business news in brief from the issue of Sept. 12, 2018.
Area school districts checked their state report cards, which indicated moderate gains at many local public schools. Henderson County Public Schools launched a virtual public school with district teachers to expand educational offerings and settings for any high school student in the system.
Community EMTs will hit the streets of downtown Asheville for a six-week pilot program to test a new model of providing community policing and response services.
Garden Party, a new retail store, will host its grand opening Thursday, Aug. 30 in the former location of The Drygoods Shop at 474 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Several Asheville lawyers were named among the nation’s best, while
Nonprofit Green Opportunities announces openings in its upcoming YouthBuild training program, while the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners seeks input into its selection of the next county manager. That news and more in local news in brief from our issue of Aug. 22.
Ecosia.org, a search engine that uses all of its profits to plant trees, has selected Asheville as the home base for its United States representative.
Toybrary to launch toy-sharing bus Toys lost their zing? Looking for something new to play with? The Toybrary of Asheville will cut the ribbon on its ToyZazzle bus on Saturday, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m., in the parking lot of All Souls Pizza at 175 Clingman Ave. in Asheville. The subscription-based service will travel to various […]
At the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Elected Officials Reception on Aug. 16, local politicians acknowledged that the intensity of recent city and county government scandals have sometimes pushed other issues to the side.
Perhaps your business needs startup capital to make your idea fly. Or maybe rubbing elbows with lawmakers will give you an edge. Opportunities for building business skills, attracting investment and developing business relationships abound in WNC throughout the late summer and into the fall, and our business news in brief will keep you in the know.
A service club made up of adults with disabilities makes a contribution to Interfaith Assistance Ministry in Hendersonville, Buncombe County Veterans Services moves to a new location, the city of Asheville seeks members for city boards and commissions and more in our news in brief from the issue of Aug. 8, 2018.
Are you a fan of health and wellness advice? If so, you may want to check out Dr. Gus Vickery’s new book, which shares his prescription for attaining and maintaining health. We’ve got the details, along with a roundup of other local health news, in this edition of Health Briefs from our issue of Aug. 1, 2018.
A local real estate company reports on the area’s hot real estate market, Asheville business folk meet and nonprofit Mountain BizWorks’ efforts get to promote diverse small business ownership get a big boost with a $650,000 funding commitment from Wells Fargo.