News Bulletins

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Asheville

Press release from The Harlem Globetrotters: The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game tour to Asheville, NC on August 9th at 7:00 p.m. Spread Game is the epitome of Globetrotter excellence; it is shown through basketball wizardry night after night and demonstrated through years of commitment to unsurpassed entertainment.   For over […]

McMahon to serves as interim executive director for Homeward Bound

Press release from Homeward Bound of WNC: Nonprofit Consultant Cindy McMahon has been chosen to serve as Interim Executive Director of Homeward Bound of WNC beginning August 2. McMahon will lead the organization whose mission is to prevent and end homelessness in our community through permanent housing and support when Meredith Switzer transitions from her position […]

APD is seeking assistance in mid-day home invasion of mother, child and infant

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: A mother, 7-year-old child, and infant were assaulted and robbed by two armed males during a mid-day home invasion on Ascension Drive. At approximately 2:10 p.m. on July 27 a mother was at home with her two children when she heard a loud banging noise in the living […]

Buncombe County Audit Committee calls a special meeting Tuesday, August 3

Press release from the Buncombe County Audit Committee: Notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Audit Committee has called a special meeting of the Committee beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 to be held at 200 College Street, Room 310, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in order to discuss the audit plan […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education releases August schedule

Press release from the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, has posted the August class schedule. Events will be led by Wildlife Commission staff.   August: Aug. 10:  Kid’s Snorkeling in the Stream, 9:30 a.m. – noon. Ages 8 – 16. Aug. 11:  […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office arrests two on meth trafficking charges

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Deputies from BCAT have arrested two individuals on meth trafficking charges. Holly Rose Suttle of Marshall has been charged with: Trafficking in Methamphetamine by Possession Maintaining a Vehicle or Dwelling for the Purposes of Controlled Substances Possession of Firearm by Felon Suttle was given a […]

Police seeking information about a woman shot twice; 25 shell casings located

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: An 18-year-old woman with two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds was transported to Mission Hospital. Officers located a crime scene at 121 Shiloh Road and located 25 shell casings from 4 different caliber guns. The shooting happened around 10:20 p.m. on July 27. Detectives are investigating this incident, but need […]

COVID-19 and other respiratory cases on the rise in WNC: MAHEC Partners with Community Lab

Press release from the Mountain Area Health Education Center:  Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) partners with local laboratory, CommunityLab, for COVID-19 testing services at the MAHEC Family Health Center at Biltmore. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Western North Carolina and testing remains important for any symptomatic individuals, even if they are fully vaccinated. […]

City of Asheville joins Buncombe County in Homeowner Grant Program

Press release from the city of Asheville: As a part of the budget process this year, City Council members directed staff to look into programs that could assist homeowners who may be struggling to pay bills, specifically property taxes.   At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with […]

Asheville City Council votes to allocate $2 million toward Homeward Bound’s purchase of Days Inn for permanent supportive housing

Press release from the city of Asheville: In a continuing effort to partner with local agencies to mitigate the impacts of homelessness in our community the City of Asheville will help fund Homeward Bound’s acquisition of the Days Inn on Tunnel Road for permanent supportive housing for our homeless population. At their July 27 meeting, […]

Asheville City Council approves updates to noise ordinance

Press release from the city of Asheville: At their July 27 meeting, Asheville City Council voted to update the City’s Noise Ordinance with an aim to identify and prioritize noise concerns and develop clear and enforceable thresholds for noise generation. The vote followed a year-long engagement, then a year delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

3rd annual Light Up the Night 5K in-person event is back; virtual run/walk also available

Press release Western Carolina Rescue Ministries:  The in-person, 3rd Annual Light Up the Night 5K is set for Friday, August 6th at Carrier Park, Asheville, North Carolina and this year’s nighttime charity run is back & better than ever! Proceeds from this event directly benefit the Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, which exists to serve the homeless, […]

Asheville City Council clears way for donation of 2 city-owned lots for affordable housing

Press release from the city of Asheville: Two single-family lots will be donated to the Asheville Buncombe Community Land Trust so that the organization can build deeply affordable housing on them. The single family homes to be built on each lot that will be permanently affordable to families at 60% and below the Area Median […]

Splasheville reopens

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that Splasheville, Asheville’s interactive splashpad located in Pack Square Park, has reopened to the public! Splasheville has been undergoing a complete rebuild since spring.  In addition to replacing the fountain’s infrastructure, including new plumbing, wiring, grating, and tiles, the system has […]

Buncombe Co. TDA re-launches grant program for local festivals & cultural events

Press release from Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: From time-honored events such as Shindig on the Green, the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain, and the Eliada Corn Maze, to cultural celebrations like the Blue Ridge Pride Festival, Hola Asheville, and the Goombay Festival, an eclectic collection of nonprofit organizations have received funding over the past […]

Rents in Asheville up 4% over past month

Press release from Apartment List: This month our national rent index jumped another 2.5%, tying last month’s record-setting growth. With inflation concerns heating up, the national median rent has now increased by 11.5% in 2021, and is 9.4% above the pre-pandemic level from March 2020. Rents are still below pre-pandemic levels in a handful of pricey […]

ASAP’s Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program receives $500K grant

Press release from Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) is expanding its Appalachian Farms Feeding Families program in Western North Carolina thanks to a $500,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. The program pays farmers to grow and deliver fresh fruits and vegetables directly to food relief sites […]

Smokies Sampler exhibit spotlights WNC craft artisans

Press release from North Carolina Arts Council: For centuries, Western North Carolina artists have made the region renowned for handmade craft, from the living traditions of the Cherokee to today’s contemporary craft artisans. A new exhibit showcasing some of the best craft artists and their work in Western North Carolina is open now through December 2021 […]

Sheriff’s office attempting to locate missing Leicester man

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Leicester area of Buncombe County. Dennis Michael Maxwell is age 40, a male, approximately 5’ 7” and 160 pounds with brown eyes. He has brown hair and a goatee. Mr. Maxwell was last seen on […]

Crab Creek neighbors rally before critical public hearing on July 28

Press release from Crab Creek Preservation Society: On Wednesday, July 28 at 3:00 PM, just before a critical public hearing, neighbors from the Crab Creek community west of Hendersonville will unite in a colorful display of opposition to a 125,000 square foot storage facility — as large as a big-box retail store — that a developer […]

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