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Pardee UNC Health Care re-opens COVID infusion xlinic, seeks nurses and EMS workers to help meet demand

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: In response to ongoing community demand and recent availability of treatments for COVID-19, Pardee UNC Health Care will once again open its infusion clinic in a new, offsite location, available by referral only. To manage the patient volumes and administer these infusions, specific clinicians are needed, including registered […]

Asheville City Council Meeting : January 25, 2022

Press release from City of Asheville: For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings remain in remote format and accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f). This includes the 5 p.m. January 25 City Council meeting. Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or to […]

Local WCU MFA students highlighted in airport Student Artwork Showcase

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) annual Student Artwork Showcase is on display now through March 18, 2022. A variety of work, encompassing multiple disciplines by talented students of the Master of Fine Art (MFA) program at Western Carolina University (WCU), is being featured in the airport art gallery. The Student […]

Better Business Bureau warns against free COVID test scams

Press release from Better Business Bureau: U.S. households can now request free at-home COVID-19 test kits through a new Biden administration program. But as is the case with other major government initiatives, such as the stimulus checks, scammers are sure to try to take advantage. This time, be on the lookout for lookalike websites when […]

City Council Agenda – January 25

From City Clerk, City of Asheville: The electronic agenda for the January 25, City Council formal meeting is now available by clicking on the link below.  If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601. This meeting will remain remote. Instructions for all public comment will be made available on the […]

Black Mountain Beautification Committee is now accepting applications for the 2022 Seed Money Award

Press release from Black Mountain Beautification Committee: The Black Mountain Beautification Committee is now accepting applications for the 2022 Seed  Money Award. This award(s) will be given to an applicant or applicants who submit a gardening project that  best exemplifies the mission of the Beautification Committee: honoring the natural beauty of the  surrounding mountains. . […]

Career Pipeline offers direct job training for adults with low levels of literacy and/or disabilities

Press release from A-B Tech Community College: Applications are being accepted for the Career Pipeline with classes held at the Goodwill Training Center on Patton Avenue. The Career Pipeline is an apprenticeship program for individuals in the community who have low levels of literacy and/or disabilities. This integrated education and training program prepares individuals for […]

COVID-19 testing sites opens weekends at UNC Asheville, Jan. 21

Press release from University of North Carolina Asheville UNC Asheville in cooperation with Buncombe County, MAHEC and Optum Serve Federal Health Services will host a COVID-19 testing site on campus every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 21 through February 20 in the Blue Ridge Room in Highsmith Student Union (2500 University Heights, Asheville, NC […]

Dr. Marsha Justice named 2022 western region principal of the year

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools For the second time in four months, the Edneyville Elementary School Yellow Jackets are buzzing with pride over their principal, Dr. Marsha Justice. Justice has been named the 2022 Western Region Principal of the Year, surprised Friday by state and local leaders, her family, and bagpipes. In October, […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park sets visitation record with 14.1 million visits in 2021

Press release from National Park Service Great Smoky Mountains National Park experienced the busiest year on record with 14,137,812 visits. Visitation exceeded the 2019 record by 1.5 million visits and 2020 visitation by more than 2 million visits. The park has increasingly become a year-round destination with eight monthly visitation records set during winter and […]

ABCCM kicks off “Safe & Warm” Campaign

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) kicks off their annual Safe & Warm Campaign on Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 12 noon and 5 pm at Carolina Furniture Concepts, 100 Airport Road in Arden. The Safe & Warm Campaign raises funds to provide heating assistance and collects blankets, coats, scarves, hats, […]

Buncombe County Planning Board previously advertised as in-person meeting will now be held remotely

Press release from Buncombe County The Notice previously given that the Buncombe County Planning Board will hold a public hearing to consider the application described below on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 9:30 AM, is hereby amended to announce that said meeting (the “Remote Meeting”) will be held remotely and to include the means whereby […]

Reject Raytheon AVL holds local demonstration against nuclear weapons Jan. 22

Press release from Reject Raytheon AVL  Reject Raytheon AVL calls on the U.S. to join the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and for Raytheon to stop making these illegal weapons. Date/Time: Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, 2-3 p.m. Location: Pack Square at Biltmore Ave. (formerly Vance Monument) Contact: Ken Jones, 207-233-3087, <> Local coalition Reject Raytheon […]

McMahon will not seek reelection for Buncombe County Board of Education

Press release from Buncombe County Schools Cindy McMahon, Reynolds Representative for the Buncombe County Board of Education, has announced that she will not seek reelection in 2022. “It has been a profound honor to serve the families, teachers, and staff of Buncombe County Schools for the past seven years,” she stated, “and I will always […]

Asheville police asking for help to locate Devin James Douglass

Press release from Asheville Police Department The Asheville Police Department is asking the public’s help to locate Devin James Douglass, who has three open warrants for felony larceny. His charges are related to a recent theft on Bleachery Blvd. Douglass is described as a 28-year-old white male, 5’ 6”, 150 pounds, with blonde hair and […]

NC Medicaid beneficiaries can receive free at-home tests for COVID-19 from local pharmacies

Press release from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has taken action to ensure NC Medicaid beneficiaries have access to free at-home tests for COVID-19. In alignment with the Biden administration’s requirement last week to provide free at-home tests for COVID-19, State Health Director and NCDHHS Chief Medical […]

Asheville Outlets to host healthy food drive for MANNA food bank

Press release from Asheville Outlets Asheville Outlets will again team with MANNA FoodBank to hold a Healthy Food Drive from Tuesday, Feb. 1 through Monday, Feb. 14, 2022. The drive will focus on collecting healthy nonperishable foods for distribution to those in need in western North Carolina. “We are pleased to again partner with Asheville Outlets on […]

AdventHealth Hendersonville hosts blood drive – timing crucial to help meet critical need for blood donations

Press release from AdventHealth Hendersonville The start of the new year has a critical call going out for blood donations. AdventHealth Hendersonville invites you to help meet this critical need at its upcoming blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The Blood Connection recently announced that critically low blood supplies are affecting local hospital orders. […]

COVID-19 at-home test kits available during Omicron surge, additional testing options available

Press release from Buncombe County: In response to a high demand for testing and a surge in COVID-19 cases, more testing opportunities are opening up in Buncombe County. Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) Public Health has purchased a limited number of at-home rapid COVID-19 test kits to distribute throughout the community to bridge testing needs while […]

Asheville City Schools will be operating on two-hour delay on Thursday, Jan. 20th

Press release from Asheville City Schools: In order to give our buses, high school drivers, staff and families extra time to travel on potentially icy roads, Asheville City Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for students and staff members tomorrow, Thursday, January 20th.  We appreciate our custodians and maintenance staff who spent today salting […]

Henderson County Tourism to premiere new and improved tourism grant program

Press release from The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – The Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) is excited to announce that its tourism grant program is returning, with a goal of awarding several hundred thousand dollars to as many tourism-related Henderson County for-profit and nonprofit organizations who apply for funding as possible. […]

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