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Air quality forecast – Buncombe County

From NC Division Of Air Quality: Forecast for Buncombe County, NC Today’s Forecast Monday, Jul 15: 61 AQI Moderate Ozone 58 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Extended Forecast Tuesday, Jul 16: 61 AQI Moderate Ozone 60 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) For additional information concerning the air quality forecast including a detailed forecast […]

News update – Juvenile charged In Saturday afternoon homicide

From Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department, in consultation with the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office, has charged a 17-year-old suspect with first degree murder following a fight that left a man dead.  Detectives have identified Caleb Savon Gilliam (06/04/1995) as the homicide victim; next of kin has been notified. The Asheville Police Department […]

Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency presents the 2024 Air Quality Excellence Awards

Press release from Buncombe County: Since 2004, the local Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency has recognized local businesses and organizations that surpass air quality rules and regulations to adopt voluntary, innovative programs that include emissions reductions leading to improved air quality and regional visibility in our area. This year, the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency presents the […]

Severe, moderate drought expands in North Carolina, extreme drought introduced

Press release from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality: Although most of the state saw some rainfall in the past week, it was not enough to improve dry conditions, leading the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) to expand its severe and moderate drought classifications across the state, and introduce the extreme drought classification […]

Buncombe County’s July 11 Library Advisory Board meeting canceled due to lack of quorum

Press release from Buncombe County: The Buncombe County Library Advisory Board meeting scheduled for July 11 has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts among Board members resulting in a lack of quorum. The Library Advisory Board meets every other month, and the next meeting meeting will take place on Sept. 12, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

2024 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships in Hendersonville July 31-Aug. 4

Press release from USA Mountain Bike National Championships: Ride Rock Creek, a 300-acre downhill mountain biking park, hosts the 2024 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships, July 31 to Aug. 4. This prestigious event returns for the second straight year to Ride Rock Creek, adjacent to DuPont State Recreational Forest, a few miles south of […]

Buncombe County Health and Human Services urges community to fight the bite during mosquito and tick season

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: As mosquito and tick season has arrived in Western North Carolina, Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) Public Health staff encourage residents to take proactive steps to prevent mosquito and tick bites which can lead to serious diseases. In 2023, nearly 900 cases of tick- and […]

I-40 East weekend closure in Asheville starts Friday night

Press release from North Carolina Department of Transportation: ASHEVILLE – A stretch of Interstate 40 East will close this weekend, weather permitting, allowing contract crews to perform rehabilitation tasks on a bridge between I-26 and Hendersonville Road (Exit 50). Crews from DBA Harrison Construction Co. of Asheville plan to close I-40 East from the I-240 East/I-26 […]

Want to be a poll worker? Join an upcoming information session

Press release from Buncombe County: Are you interested in earning money while supporting the democratic process? Buncombe County Election Services is looking for poll workers for the 2024 General Election. It’s a rewarding way to serve our community while supplementing your income. If this sounds interesting, join us for an upcoming in-person information session to learn more […]

Hendersonville’s 7th Avenue District Streetscape Project: Progress and updates

Press release from City of Hendersonville: Hendersonville, NC (July 10, 2024) — The City of Hendersonville is pleased to share updates on the ongoing 7th Avenue District Streetscape Project, which continues to make significant progress. Businesses and the community are eagerly anticipating the full reopening of the area, particularly with the completion of the Grove […]

Three applicants compete for acute care beds in Buncombe County

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: Three applicants have filed certificate of need applications with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to develop acute care beds in response to a need determination in the 2024 State Medical Facilities Plan for 26 acute care beds in Buncombe County. The applicants […]

Explore Asheville Partners with influential golfers to spotlight historic Skyview Golf Tournament

Press release from Explore Asheville: As part of its sponsorship and support of Skyview Golf Tournament, Explore Asheville is collaborating with four influential golfers to highlight the historic 64th annual tournament on July 9–11, 2024. The partnerships aim to celebrate the tournament’s legacy and raise awareness of it as a premier golf destination in Asheville […]

Buncombe County Transfer Station access delayed due to roadwork

Press release from Buncombe County: The Buncombe County Transfer Station is currently experiencing traffic congestion and delays due to Department of Transportation road work underway in the area. Customers should expect delays in accessing the Transfer Station, and officials suggest the alternative of taking waste and recycling to the Buncombe County Landfill, located at 85 […]

Asheville police seeking information in south Asheville shooting, one deceased

From Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating a shooting at a South Asheville apartment complex on Sunday evening. Officers responded to the 300 block of Long Shoals Road around 7:57 p.m. on July 7th to investigate a report of a gunshot wound. Upon arrival, officers located the female victim outside an apartment, […]

Drought expands, worsens in severity in parts of North Carolina

Press release from North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: RALEIGH – With hot and dry conditions persisting across North Carolina, the North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council (DMAC) has expanded its drought classifications across the state, and introduced the severe drought classification, or D2, for 10 counties.  DMAC classified Beaufort, Bertie, Columbus, Craven, Greene, Martin, Pamlico, […]

UNC Asheville to remain host of the North Asheville Tailgate Market

Press release from UNC Asheville: The University of North Carolina Asheville and the North Asheville Tailgate Market have formalized their longstanding partnership through a new agreement that will keep the now 44-year-old producer-only farmers market on campus for the foreseeable future. UNC Asheville has been proud to serve as host for the Market since 2007 […]

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