Public input opportunity on Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs in Asheville on May 12

Notice from The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Public Input Requested for Transformation of Medicaid and NC Health Choice Programs The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input from April 25 to 11:59 p.m. on May 25, 2017, on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs […]

Strive Not to Drive week returns May 12-19

Press release from French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization: Would you like to enjoy your trip to work, to school or for errands a little bit more?  Are you interested in getting together with like-minded individuals to have fun while increasing your physical activity and decreasing your gas consumption? Strive Week, also known as “Strive […]

Housing cooperative talk to examine shared home ownership on May 4

Press release from the city of Asheville: City of Asheville Affordable Homeownership Solutions series continues with talk on cooperatives The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development Department is presenting the second session of its public Permanently Affordable Homeownership Solutions series, focusing on housing cooperatives. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on May […]

City of Asheville launches Edibles Program

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the Office of Sustainability has launched the Asheville Edibles Program.   The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for community members to grow food and pollinator plants on publicly-owned land — goals identified in both the […]

UNC Asheville student residences rendering provided by the designer, Hanbury.

UNC Asheville to host groundbreaking for student residences on April 28

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will hold a groundbreaking for new student residences on Friday, April 28 at 12:30 p.m. in an area adjacent to Brown Hall, where the new buildings will be located. Consisting of multiple buildings, with apartments of four to six rooms, the new residences will be UNC Asheville’s first […]

NC WARN to hold anti-fracked gas event in Asheville on April 26

Press release from NC WARN: We are hosting a roadshow across the state in support of our new statewide Emergency Methane Action campaign to ban the use and import of fracked gas in North Carolina.  We are excited that NC NAACP is our partner in this campaign! When: Wednesday, April 26th at 6:30 p.m. Where: Pack Memorial Library 67 […]

Q4 2016 report reveals several all-time records for Asheville metro economy

Economic report from Johnson Price Sprinkle PA: Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) provides Asheville Metro Economic Report 2016 Fourth Quarter. JPS has offices in Asheville, Boone and Marion, NC, and provides small to middle market businesses with tax, consulting and audit services. Highlights: •  The fourth quarter saw the continued setting of new all-time records […]

Design students to build community garden on site of former “Sister Cities” building

Press release from the Asheville Design Center: Asheville, NC – The Asheville Design Center is excited to announce our Summer 2017 Asheville Design Build Studio. Design students are invited to apply to the studio, which will be partnering with the City of Asheville this summer to design and install a community garden at the former […]

MLK Youth Awards & Scholarship presented April 25 at A-B Tech

Press release from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will present the 2017 Youth Awards and scholarships at a ceremony April 25. The theme for the 2017 awards ceremony is “Stand Up, Speak Out, Unfold the Dream for Today.” […]

Summer programming open to public at Balsam Mountain

Press release from Balsam Mountain Trust: The Balsam Mountain Trust has released its summer programming available to local community members. Balsam Mountain Preserve, a conservation-oriented residential community set on 4,400 acres in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, created the Balsam Mountain Trust to provide expertise in managing the 3,400 acres of protected acres within […]

Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games happen April 22 through May 17

Press release from the City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation invites area seniors to participate in friendly competition at the 2017 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games and Silver Arts Competition. Opening ceremonies will be held on April 22 with various competitions through May 12.  Awards will be presented at the Closing Ceremonies and Silver Arts Showcase […]

CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción launches #MakeAshevilleSafe campaign

Press release from CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción: State your solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities by committing in visible ways! Introducing the #MakeAshevilleSafe campaign by CIMA-Compañeros Inmigrantes de las Montañas en Acción. We believe that in this political moment, we must all rise up against violence brought into our community. Citizens of Asheville must protect one […]

Cabaret show championing consent culture comes to Asheville

Press release from Emily Dake: Asheville, NC – Los Angeles based Cabaret Show “Cabaret Con-Sensual” is coming to Asheville on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The show will begin at 8pm at The Underground @ O’Henry’s, 237 Haywood St, Asheville NC. A variety show fundraiser, Cabaret Con-Sensual provides a safe space for survivors of sexual assault […]

Applicants sought for vacancies on Asheville citizen boards

Announcement from the office of the Asheville City Clerk: The boards listed below currently have vacancies. The deadline for receiving applications for these openings is Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m. Please visit the City’s Boards and Commissions webpage or contact the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5839 or by e-mail at for an electronic […]

Bird identification workshop offered by Living Web Farms on April 22

Announcement from Living Web Farms: In today’s disorienting world we are often looking for ways to get back to basics, back to center, and relax. As it turns out, songbirds, with their vantage points and their niche in nature, can give us clues to more equalized living, and bring us closer to the natural world. […]

UNC Asheville's Student Government Association delegation to the UNC Association of Student Governments: (from left) Tatiana Miller, Charlie White, Tim Hussey and Jasmine Dorlan. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNCA Student Government Association delegation receives top honor

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Student Government Association delegation to the UNC Association of Student Governments (ASG) has been awarded the organization’s Delegation of the Year Award for 2016-17. The award is to be bestowed annually on one institution’s delegation for exemplary service to the ASG, to recognize those whose contributions have been […]

Asheville City Council candidate Jeremy Goldstein (center) with his family. Photo courtesy of Goldstein

Jeremy Goldstein announces Asheville City Council run

Press release from Jeremy Goldstein: Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Asheville City Council and to ask for your support.  I believe a local business owner with a common sense, moderate voice is needed on City Council as we continue to cultivate an Asheville for Everyone. For eighteen years I […]

Creation Care Alliance to host Earth Day Vigil on April 23 in Pritchard Park

Press release from Mountain True and the Creation Care Alliance of WNC: Asheville — The Creation Care Alliance of WNC welcomes people of all faiths to an Earth Day Vigil on Sunday, April 23 at 5 p.m. at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. This event is a celebration of God’s wondrous creation, and a call to […]

Developer to hold town hall on Gerber Road self-storage project in South Asheville

Announcement from Vijay Kapoor on behalf of the South Asheville Resident & Business Community Organization (SARBCO):  I was recently contacted by James Wilson of Pulliam Properties who is looking to place a self-storage unit with a retail/office component on the land for sale on Gerber Road between Hendersonville and Sweeten Creek Roads.  This development would require […]