News Bulletins

Hendersonville water and sewer customers benefit from city rebates

Press release from City of Hendersonville Our customers are taking the initiative to conserve water usage inside their homes and making it more affordable by taking advantage of the City’s water rebate program. As of today, 20 customers have applied for WaterSense labeled low-flow toilet rebates and 30 customers have applied for Energy-Star labeled clothes […]

Eastern Band of the Cherokee’s Hall Mountain tract awarded federal conservation grant

Press release From the U.S. Forest Service he U.S. Forest Service announced today $3.5 million in grants as part of a new program to support jobs and healthy forests in communities across the U.S. The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program provides financial assistance grants to local governments, tribes and qualified nonprofit organizations working […]

WNC Historical Association offers Sept. 15 tour to Cherokee

Press release from the WNC Historical Association The Western North Carolina Historical Association has organized a tour to Cherokee, NC, to explore the history and the culture of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on Saturday, September 15, 2012. The tour, designed to be informational and educational will begin with a brief meeting with the […]

Rising gas prices, gloomy weather may deter Labor Day travel, AAA Carolinas predicts

Press release from AAA Carolinas Escalating gas prices and gloomy weather predictions due to Hurricane Isaac are expected to dampen Labor Day holiday travel this weekend by North Carolinians, according to AAA Carolinas. An expected 926,300 North Carolina residents will travel more than 50 miles from home during the five-day Labor Day holiday travel period […]

Land-of-Sky presents 2012 “Friends of the River” awards

Press release from the Land-of-Sky Regional Council The Land-of-Sky Regional Council presented “Friends of the River” Awards on August 29, 2012, at the 35th Annual “Friends of the River” Dinner in Asheville. These awards recognize individuals, private organizations, civic groups, and/or public agencies in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties who have made significant contributions […]

Come where the wild things are: Wild South hosts Labor Day weekend “Wild Things” event in Asheville

Press release from WIld South This Labor Day weekend, come out where the wild things are at the first annual Wild Things Weekend. Sponsored by local conservation organization Wild South, the event features live animal shows, award winning wildlife films and interactive exhibits from a wide range of outdoor businesses, environmental educators and conservation groups.


Mission Hospital hosts meetings to discuss how to make Asheville safer for women and children

Press release From Mission Health ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Mission Hospital hosted the first of a series of meetings bringing together health practitioners, law enforcement, city leaders and support agencies to make Asheville a safer place for women and children. The kick-off meeting, held on July 16th at the hospital, included representatives from […]

Mumpower, Nesbitt say they’re filing complaint against APD, alleging sexual acts at GoTopless rally

Former Asheville City Council member Carl Mumpower and former Buncombe County Republican party chair Chad Nesbitt sent out an email today, Aug. 29, stating their intent to file a complaint against the Asheville Police Department. The men claim they have proof that a sexual act occurred during the Aug. 26 GoTopless rally and that APD […]

Moffitt touts endorsement from N.C. Chamber PAC

Here’s the press release from the campaign of Republican Rep. Tim Moffitt, who is facing a challenge this year from Democrat Jane Whilden to represent District 116, which includes much of western and southern Buncombe County. RALEIGH – Rep. Tim Moffitt (R-Buncombe) has been endorsed by the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee, […]

Drive safely, stay informed, N.C. DOT urges motorists for Labor Day weekend

Public-safety announcement from the North Carolina Department of Transportation The North Carolina Department of Transportation has suspended most highway construction over the Labor Day holiday to help motorists save both time and money on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while cutting down on fuel […]

Project Connect seeks donations for “Socks & Sundries” drive to help homeless community

Press release from the City of Asheville and Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative ASHEVILLE – Project Connect brings the full community together to address the root causes of homelessness by providing tools and supports to individuals and families seeking to stabilize their housing. Now, more than ever before, the community is recognizing that collaborative problem solving is […]

CMLC conservation easement protects former Girl Scouts camp in Lake Lure

Press release From the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy Land in Rutherford County which hosted the Lake Lure Camp for Girls beginning in 1927 and home to the Camp Occoneechee Girl Scouts Camp since 1956, has been forever protected through a conservation easement by Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC). The easement, donated by Lake Lure residents […]

Community-listening initiative Imagine Brevard announces seven key issues, invites further comment

Press release from the nonprofit Heart of Brevard Imagine Brevard, a community listening initiative of Heart of Brevard, announced seven key issue topics to open up for further citizen input. These initial forum meetings will be held the week of September 2nd. The meetings will be held at the Imagine Brevard Center at 65 N. […]

Asheville receives $320,000 federal grant to replace bus

Press release from Sen. Kay Hagan’s office U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today announced that the City of Asheville has been selected to receive a $320,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to replace a diesel bus. The new 30-foot bus completes the City’s fleet replacement project, where 16 buses have […]

NC Chamber PAC makes legislative endorsements, including Moffitt

Full announcement from the North Carolina Chamber PAC RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Chamber PAC has made its initial endorsements in select North Carolina legislative races for the November general election. The North Carolina Chamber PAC supports state legislative candidates whose professional background and record on key business issues demonstrate a commitment to preserving […]

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