News Bulletins

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office request for information

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are requesting assistance identifying this suspect, the suspect’s vehicle, and an eyewitness in orange who were present during an armed robbery that took place at 10:43 pm at the Mountain Energy Gas Station on Smokey Park Highway on April 3, 2024. […]

Asheville Police Department continues to search for answers in two-year-old homicide case

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (April 12, 2024) – Asheville Police Department Investigators are still searching for answers in a homicide case in which a man was fatally shot two years ago in a west Asheville neighborhood. On April 12, 2022, Lamichael Shawn Carter, age 27, was fatally shot in a West […]

City of Asheville announces Public Works Director Greg Shuler to retire July 2024

Press release from City of Asheville:  Public Works Director Greg Shuler’s retirement is set to take effect July 31, 2024.  Greg Shuler joined the City of Asheville in March 2008 and has served as the Public Works Director since April 2014. “In his ten years serving in the role as department director of Public Works, Greg […]

Insurance companies ask for rate hike for mobile home policies

Press release from N.C. Department of Insurance: North Carolina insurance companies have filed a request with the N.C. Department of insurance to increase insurance rates for mobile home policies. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents insurance companies and is not a part of the Department of Insurance, has requested an overall state average increase […]

Neighborhood Advisory Committee launches monthly volunteer recognition program

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Neighborhood Advisory Committee is excited to announce the initiation of a monthly Volunteer Spotlight program, aiming to honor the exceptional individuals who make significant contributions to their local community. Nominations for outstanding neighborhood volunteers will be accepted on a rolling basis. Each month, one volunteer will be selected […]

Public work day to celebrate reopening of the Hominy Creek Greenway

Press release from Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway: A  trail and stream bank restoration project is complete on the Hominy Creek Greenway. The project is an effort to enhance sustainability and access to this vital community resource. Spearheaded by the nonprofit Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, or FOHCG, and in collaboration with various community stakeholders, the […]

Trey Adcock receives 2024 Board Of Governors Excellence In Teaching Award representing UNC Asheville

Press release from UNC Asheville: The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has selected 17 outstanding faculty members to receive the 2024 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. Trey Adcock, associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, international studies, and the director of American Indian and Indigenous Studies, is the 2024 recipient for UNC Asheville. “He embodies […]

Buncombe Sheriff’s office attempting to locate a missing woman from the Asheville

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing woman from the Asheville area of Buncombe County. Melissa Boone is a 45 year old female and is approximately 5’ 5”. She has salt-and-pepper hair and hazel eyes. Ms. Boone is known to frequent the Weaverville […]

Downtown Commission to hold Public Comment on the proposed Business Improvement District – April 26

Press release from Asheville City Clerk’s office: At the regularly scheduled Downtown Commission meeting on Friday, April 26 at 9 am, the Commission will hold a meeting that is solely dedicated to a discussion about the proposed Downtown Business Improvement District (“BID”) click here for more information about the BID. The Commission will hold public comment about the BID, and will vote on a […]

Blue Ridge Parkway recruiting natural resource protection and education volunteers

Press release from National Park Service: BOONE, ASHEVILLE, & WAYNESVILLE, NC – The National Park Service is recruiting interested volunteers to help educate park visitors about the protection of peregrine falcons and rare plants at three, important ecological sites on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trail Rover volunteer openings are currently available at the following locations: Rough Ridge section […]

APD urges community assistance in investigating recent gunfire incidents

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (April 9, 2024): The Asheville Police Department is asking for the public’s help investigating two recent gunfire incidents at Pisgah View Apartments. This is the second gunfire incident within just two days. On the evening of April 8, officers responded once again to investigate reports of gunshots. […]

APD investigating two weekend drive-by shootings

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (April 9, 20204): Asheville Police are investigating two drive-by shootings over the weekend in which someone shot multiple rounds, damaging unoccupied cars. Thankfully, no one was injured; only property damage has been reported at this time. In the first incident, officers responded to Pisgah View Apartment complex […]

Notice of meetings of the Buncombe County Board of Equalization and Review

Press release from Buncombe County: Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §105-322, the Buncombe County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law. Purpose of meetings To hear, upon request, appeals from property owners who own or control taxable property assessed for taxation in Buncombe County, regarding the valuation of such property or the […]

Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund announces 2024 grant recipients

News release from the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund: The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund awarded 18 grants totaling $117,980 to nonprofits serving the community in its recent grant cycle. The Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), has awarded grants totaling $1,538,600. In addition to the Endowment, the Buckner […]

Buncombe County Board of Education to meet Thursday, April 11

News release from Buncombe County Board of Education: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on April 11, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, […]

Buncombe County announces special meeting of the School Capital Fund Commission

News release from Buncombe County: The Secretary of the Buncombe County School Capital Fund Commission hereby calls a special meeting of the Buncombe County School Capital Fund Commission, pursuant to Section (E)(2)(a) of its bylaws, to be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 200 College St., Asheville, NC, 28801, Room 310, […]

Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee meeting is April 11

News release from the City of Asheville: The Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 11, 2024, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the first floor conference room of Asheville City Hall (70 Court Plaza). Meeting materials are available here.  Community members are welcome and encouraged to attend this in-person meeting […]

ABCCM’s Loaves & Fishes Food Drive collecting donations through April

Press release from Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – ABCCM’s Loaves & Fishes Food Drive is underway through the month of April, collecting food and donations for families in need. ABCCM works with over 300 member churches to fight hunger in our communities all year long.  ABCCM Executive Director, Rev. Scott Rogers, notes that […]

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