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ACS superintendent community input survey available now

Press release from Asheville City Board of Education: Dear ACS Community, We have published our Community Input Survey as part of our comprehensive effort to engage the community in the search for the next Superintendent. The survey is available online by clicking here. If you have five to seven minutes, please take the survey! All […]

The Orange Peel announces new historical exhibit and venue tours

Press release from The Orange Peel: The Orange Peel, the Southeast’s preeminent live music venue which opened its doors in 2002, will debut a new permanent exhibit in its front gallery space on Biltmore Avenue Wednesday, June 26. The exhibit tells the history of the building from its construction to present-day, including the highlights of […]

Juggler Paolo Garbanzo

ABSFest Speakeasy Allstars comes to Orange Peel on June 28

Press release from ABSFest: Join us at the ABSfest Speakeasy Allstars show, a variety show set to live music by the Gravy-House Storytellers!  See internationally acclaimed juggler Paolo Garbanzo, Jester of Muncaster Castle in England, sassy burlesque, sultry bellydance, and Snorkel, the TRAINED CIRCUS PIG! Our raffle benefits the Asheville Humane Society. Friday, June 28, […]

Chuck Edwards files bill to establish new state park in Candler

Press release from Sen. Chuck Edwards: Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) filed Senate Bill 535 in April, which authorizes the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) to add a new park unit, Pisgah View State Park, to the State Parks System. A new state park can only be created after authorization by the General Assembly. […]

Blue Ridge Mountains top HomeToGo’s list of trending summer destinations

Press release from HomeToGo: HomeToGo, the world’s largest vacation rental search engine, has disclosed its top trending destinations for summer 2019. Featuring locations from five continents around the globe, the ranking shows that American travelers are increasingly drawn to long-haul adventure travel when it comes to summer vacations. Six of the top 12 trending destinations for summer 2019 […]

OnTrack WNC offers free credit-building counseling

Press release from OnTrack WNC: OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling is offering its Credit Building Program to the Buncombe County community. This program is completely free and clients will leave with an understanding of how credit works, what goes into a credit score, receive a personalized evaluation of their credit report, and an action […]

National Park Service seeks comments on proposed fees at Carl Sandburg Home site

Press release from the National Park Service: The National Park Service is seeking public comments for proposed increases to house tour fees at the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. The increases will be the first since 2004. A 30-day public comment period regarding the proposed increases opens on Monday, July 1, and a public […]

Eatery to donate 1,000 paper cranes to Mission Children’s

Press release from WAKUWAKU Eatery: WAKUWAKU Eatery, the Japanese home-style restaurant (674 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804),will donate 1,000 origami cranes to the Mission Children’s Hospital on the 24th of June. After opening in North Asheville on May 11th, 2018, WAKUWAKU Eatery started folding 1,000 cranes on November 20th, 2018 and completed the first projecton May 26th, 2019. Their customers helped them to fold cranes while they were […]

Blue Ridge Parkway seeks new operator for Northwest Trading Post

Press release from the National Park Service: The National Park Service announced today the opportunity to acquire the remainder of a concession contract for retail operations at the Northwest Trading Post on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Northwest Trading Post is located at Milepost 259, in Ashe County, and is approximately 45 minutes north of […]

Hominy Creek Greenway Walk and Clean-up takes place June 29

Press release from Connect Buncombe: Connect Buncombe is partnering with Asheville GreenWorks and Friends of Hominy Creek on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for a combination greenway walk and creek cleanup.  We will walk the greenway (3/4 mile) and discuss the Greenway Master Plan while we enjoy the park and greenway. Then we […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Monday, June 24: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, June 24, 2019, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on ozone levels and particulate matter in the air. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality […]

Madison County employee wins NCDOT “Roadeo” competition

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: An employee from Madison County was among the statewide winners of Thursday’s “Roadeo,” the annual competition among heavy equipment operators in the N.C. Department of Transportation. Benjie Caldwell, who works in the Madison County Maintenance Office, captured the top prize in the single-axle truck event. The event […]

Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition receives $300K from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Press release from the YWCA of Asheville and WNC: This week, the North Carolina-based Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation announced the names of the awardees of over $2.5 million in community-based grants in 2019, and YWCA is honored to be named as one of those grantees on behalf of Asheville’s Racial Justice Coalition (RJC). The grant […]

Vance Elementary students showcase art at Ben & Jerry’s on June 23

Press release from Ben & Jerry’s: There’s more than Chunky Monkey and New York Super Fudge Chunk in downtown Asheville’s Ben & Jerry’s this summer. Art created by Vance Elementary School fifth grade students of art educator Robbie Lipe is now on display on the brick walls opposite the Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. The […]

Publix employees beside the Sullivan Park Little Free Library

Publix and United Way install Little Free Library in Sullivan Park

Press release from United Way of Henderson County: United Way of Henderson County, Publix of Hendersonville, the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County, and the City of Hendersonville will host a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m., to celebrate the installation of a new Little Free Library. The library is located […]

Laura Leatherwood and Ben Leslie sign an agreement between Blue Ridge Community College and Gardner-Webb University

Blue Ridge Community College adds transfer agreements with Gardner-Webb University

Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: Blue Ridge Community College President Laura B. Leatherwood joined with Gardner-Webb University Interim President Dr. Ben Leslie to sign an articulation agreement designed to provide a clear pathway for students who want to earn an associate degree in accounting, early childhood, business administration, information technology, or criminal justice […]

Hendersonville Police Department warns about car break-ins

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: The Hendersonville Police Department would like to provide a community crime alert about an increase in vehicle break-ins being reported in the City of Hendersonville. “Almost all the vehicles were left unlocked and many had items left in plain view for thieves to see,” said Hendersonville Police Chief […]

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