Press release: On Tuesday, April 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Resort and Spa in Asheville, high school students from across the region (Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, Polk) with gather together with business leaders from the community in a roundtable style discussion on the topic of Ethics in Justice. This is the […]
Press release: CoreLogic data reveals that the rate of Asheville area foreclosures among outstanding mortgage loans was 0.54 percent for January 2016, a decrease of 0.16 percentage points compared with January 2015 when the rate was 0.70 percent. Foreclosure activity in Asheville was lower than the national foreclosure rate, which was 1.15 percent for January […]
Press release: Girls on the Run founder, Molly Barker, will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel in Asheville. The 10,000 Girls Limitless Potential Breakfast, sponsored by Rhinehart Fire Services, will be held on Friday, April 8th from 8:00am until 9:30am at the DoubleTree. The breakfast is being held to celebrate the […]
Press release: RiverLink, a regional non-profit working to revitalize the French Broad River Watershed, today announced it has achieved accreditation — a mark of honor in land conservation. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that RiverLink lands will be protected forever. Accredited land trusts across the country have permanently conserved more than […]
Driven by concerns about rapid development and increasing traffic congestion, South Asheville residents are working to make their voices heard in city and county government. One prospective apartment complex at the corner of Mills Gap and Sweeten Creek roads has become a focus for residents’ concerns.
The city asked for input on downtown development review standards and, if turnout can be considered an indication, it certainly got it. At least 124 members of the community signed in for an open house-style meeting about development issues in downtown Asheville on March 23.
On Tuesday, March 22, Asheville City Council approved fee increases that will have some impact on just about every resident’s budget, from fees for trash collection to automobile registration.
The City of Asheville launched its new public engagement website, Open City Hall, on Thursday, March 17. The new platform will provide residents an easy way to access information and share their views directly with city staff and elected officials on issues of concern to the local community.
City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. will be preceded by a budget worksession at 3 p.m. in the first floor conference room of City Hall.
Preppers — those who focus on preparing themselves and their families for disruptions or disasters — are a diverse group. From those who plan for the possibility of a three-day power outage to others who store many years’ worth of food against a global apocalypse, Western North Carolina’s preppers employ a wide range of strategies for hedging their bets against an uncertain future.
Press release from NCWARN: Fracking Gas, Duke Energy, and Climate Crisis are Focus of Public Empowerment Forums Experts to discuss the climate and economic impacts of a massive expansion of natural gas by the nation’s largest electric utility Duke Energy, already the nation’s worst polluting utility, is planning a giant build-out of up to 15 large fracking […]
To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Asheville-Buncombe County League of Women Voters is hosting a panel discussion with local women in politics. The theme of the discussion is the external and internal challenges women candidates for office face.
Press release: Buncombe County, N.C. – The County Health Rankings offer a snapshot of how healthy we are today and how healthy we will be in the future by giving us an idea of where we compare to other counties, the State, and the top-performing areas of the nation. The Rankings consider factors such as such as high school […]
Press release: Asheville, NC – Gearing up for the season’s education series of events, the Southern Highland Craft Guild is excited to showcase two new media on their calendar. Representing 11 media within the nearly 900-member organization, the Guild will introduce the public to elements of Metal and Glass on April 2. A range of techniques […]
Press release: Air Quality Officials to Brief Press and Public on Air Quality Conditions, Trends and Emission Control Programs in Western North Carolina WHAT: Ozone Season Kickoff Event and Press Conference Local and State Air Quality Officials will brief the media and public on air quality conditions, trends and stationary and mobile source emission control […]
Asheville City Council seeks three at-large members from the community to join the city advisory team for a public engagement process to determine the community’s vision for city-owned properties on Haywood Street and Page Avenue.
Press release: The Berea College Folk-Roots Ensemble, directed by Elizabeth DiSavino, will perform in concert at on at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville, 1 Edwin Place, Asheville, Sunday, March 20, 3:00. P.M. The Ensemble will present a diverse program of music, including Appalachian, Shape Note, Celtic, African-American, and original works by group members and […]
Another Asheville resident has had a frustrating experience trying to obtain a photo ID for voting. After a time-consuming trip to the DMV, and wrangling with poll workers at the Buncombe County Board of Elections office, 68-year-old Juliet Burke succeeded in casting an early vote in the primary, but she still lacks a photo ID.
Press release: Hendersonville, NC: The City of Hendersonville will sponsor a secure, Shred Day for City residents on Friday April 15, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the parking lot of Patton Park, 59 E. Clairmont Drive. American Security Shredding, Inc, will have their shredding truck in the parking lot to allow […]
Press release: NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson will be joining PeopleForBikes on its annual fundraising and awareness ride, the Ride on Atlanta, later this month. The Ride on Atlanta will pedal from Asheville to Atlanta over the course of five days. On March 30 (day 1 of the ride), Jimmie will join vice president of PeopleForBikes, cyclocross […]
Press release: During March, Women’s History Month, UNC Asheville will present a variety of events with the theme, “Our History is Our Strength.” From deconstructing social gender roles, to examining wage disparities and the intersectionality of feminist movements, these events are presented by UNC Asheville’s Multicultural Student Programs and the university’s Women, Gender and Sexuality […]