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NCDHHS updates nursing home visitation guidelines

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s key metrics continue to remain stable and strong infection prevention and control requirements remain in place, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today issued a Secretarial Order updating visitation guidelines for nursing homes to allow indoor visitation. “We […]

UNCA to host mathematician Moon Duchin in gerrymandering webinar Oct. 15

Press release from UNC Asheville: Moon Duchin, the mathematician called upon by Pennsylvania’s governor to aid in drawing up nonpartisan Congressional district maps, will share how she uses mathematical modelling to assess the fairness of district lines when she delivers UNC Asheville’s 2020 Parsons Lecture via Zoom, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. This […]

Asheville new home sales hit pre-COVID levels, says Porch report

Report from Lattice Publishing: Both new home sales and new home construction fell sharply in spring, during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, both have rebounded aggressively, with new home sales back above pre-COVID levels and new home construction nearing recent highs. This bounce-back has been fueled by a combination of low interest rates, […]

Buncombe Affordable Housing Committee to hold special meeting Sept. 29

Notice from Matthew Cable: Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Buncombe County Affordable Housing Committee has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be publicly accessible through Zoom, which can accessed by a link provided in the September 29, 2020 agenda posted at or […]

Buncombe commissioners to consider distracted driving amendments at Oct. 6 public hearing

Notice from Lamar Joyner: NOTICE is hereby given that the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing pursuant to Art. XI of the Buncombe County Personnel Ordinance at a regular meeting of the Board beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 200 College Street,  Room 326, in downtown Asheville, […]

Buncombe TDA to hold monthly joint meeting Sept. 30

Advisory from Explore Asheville: WHAT: The monthly joint meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Nonprofit Corporation. WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Due to state and local social distancing orders and to keep everyone safe and healthy, this meeting will be held […]

NCDHHS to provide additional EBT benefits for school children

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today it will provide additional benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to help families purchase food for children whose access to free and reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by […]

Ingles awards bonus payments to staff working during COVID-19 crisis

Press release from Business Wire: ASHEVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) reports its most recent efforts to recognize and support associates during the COVID-19 crisis. Robert P. Ingle II, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Since the spring, our associates have met the daily challenge of providing what our customers need in a safe and […]

City of Asheville extends AVL Shares Space initiatives through Jan. 3

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville will be extending the AVL Shares Space initiatives through Jan. 3, 2021, in order to continue providing businesses and organizations with opportunities to expand outdoors during COVID-19. In addition to the extension, new guidelines are being provided to participants that address winter-related accommodations and safety requirements. The goals of […]

Asheville Mayor calls for peaceful protests and condemns violence against individuals and threats directed at police

Statement from Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer: As Mayor of the City of Asheville, I respect and support community members’ right to peacefully protest.  I share the grief and outrage evoked by injustices repeatedly suffered by so many black and brown people in our country.  And I know Asheville to be a community that expresses our […]

Hatch AVL hosts JustKibbitz launch party Tuesday, Sept. 29

Press release from Hatch AVL:  Join the Hatch family next Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Hatch-supported company JustKibbitz. What is JustKibbitz, you ask? JustKibbitz is an online dating platform that allows Jewish moms to be digital matchmakers for their adult children. Just over 2 years ago, two Anthroware employees […]

Mountain BizWorks, Co-Operate WNC bulk ordering outdoor heaters for area businesses

From the Asheville Downtown Association: Mountain BizWorks is partnering with Co-operate WNC to pull together a bulk order of high-quality outdoor heaters. There is a nation-wide rush to get this type of equipment, so a shared buying program is critical for our region. You can participate in this bulk buying program through 5pm on Monday, […]

NCDHHS adds antigen test information to COVID-19 dashboard

Press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is adding information about antigen testing to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard, including positive COVID-19 cases and deaths diagnosed with an antigen test and the number of antigen tests completed daily. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

State Board of Elections releases closed session minutes

Press release from the North Carolina Board of Elections:  The State Board of Elections Friday morning voted to release the following documents to promote transparency and public confidence in the administration of elections and to ensure voters have accurate information about recent board decisions: Minutes of the September 15 closed session meeting during which the […]

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office warns of Bitcoin scam

From the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office:  The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports concerning fraudulent Bitcoin transactions and scams.  The scam currently being reported involves the threat of social security numbers being compromised with the victims being told they owe money to the IRS or other entities.  The victims are being told […]

Blue Ridge Community College establishes Deputy Ryan Hendrix Scholarship Fund in honor of late officer

  Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: To honor the life of Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Hendrix, killed in the line of duty on Sept. 10, 2020, Blue Ridge Community College has established the Deputy Ryan Hendrix Scholarship Fund to support students who wish to go through Basic Law Enforcement Training and enter […]

Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust hires Anna Zuevskaya as executive director

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust: The Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust (ABCLT) is pleased to announce its appointment of Anna Zuevskaya as the organization’s first Executive Director. Zuevskaya brings over six years of experience working in community organizing and affordable housing for established and emerging nonprofits in both Charlotte, NC, and Greenville, SC. Notably, […]

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