News Bulletins

Eblen Charities’ heating assistance program continues to expand

From Eblen Charities Press release Now many who seek heating assistance through these record cold winter days will be receiving additional help thanks to the expanded partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities. Beginning January 4th, the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be expanding […]

Buxton Hall to host guest bartender Katey Ryder for Velvet & Lace event series, Jan. 7

Velvet & Lace — an event series at Buxton Hall Barbecue highlighting Asheville’s female bartenders — is holding its second iteration on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10 p.m. Featured bartender Katey Ryder of Sovereign Remedies will “embrace a white winter witch theme” for the night, according to an event release. The evening also includes food, music […]

Local author Joseph Scotchie wins the Willie Parker Peace History book award

PRESS RELEASE: Asheville native Joseph Scotchie has been named a winner of the Willie Parker Peace History book award for his book, A Gallery of Ashevilleans: The History of a People of a Mountain Town. The award is given annually by the North Carolina Society of Historians. The judges’ collective comment for the book states, […]

Chuck Brodsky performs at Buffalo Nickel, Jan. 20

PRESS RELEASE: Black Box Storytelling Theater celebrates their one year anniversary and kicks off their 2016 monthly storytelling series with the incomparable Chuck Brodsky! “Old fashioned story songs brimming with wit and compassion…off-center, off-the wall and incisively funny. He will appeal to everyone who likes their music with a side of thought.” — New York […]

Council on Aging hosts Medicare information classes

Press release from the Council on Aging: Asheville, NC – The Council on Aging of Buncombe County in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces the Medicare class schedule for Medicare Choices Made Easy. The information session explains how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and ways that beneficiaries can […]

Changes in Law Pertaining to Investigations of Child Maltreatment in Child Care 

From Buncombe County Health and Human Services press release: BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. – Effective January 1, 2016, the Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE) will be the sole agency investigating alleged child abuse and neglect in licensed child care settings.  These changes are included in Senate Bill 578 (  Prior to this change […]

New Isaac Dickson elementary school home to 66-million-year-old dinosaur

From Innovative Design’s press release: Discovered in 2014 by a paleontological team lead by Dr. Steve Nicklas, a professor at the University of North Georgia-Gainesville, the 66-million-year-old Hadrosaur was installed several days before Christmas in the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School. In describing the dinosaur installation, Dr. Nicklas said he believes that “This is the only […]

RiverLink Awarded $510,000 from NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund

From RiverLink press release: RiverLink is pleased to announce that it has received three grant awards from the North Carolina Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF). The organization will use the funds for three projects: a research-based stormwater management project, a stream restoration project and a watershed master plan. The research-based stormwater management project will […]

Clean Water Trust Fund take lead in protecting state’s water quality

Press release from the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources: RALEIGH, N.C. — As North Carolina continues to experience substantial population growth, the importance of protecting the state’s sources of water becomes even more important. Sediment from erosion and pollutants in storm water runoff are two of the biggest threats to water quality. The N.C. […]

Swannanoa Valley Museum hosts hike interest meetings

Press release from the Swannanoa Valley Museum: The Swannanoa Valley Museum, Buncombe County’s primary museum of local history, will host interest meetings about its popular annual hiking programs in Black Mountain and Asheville in early January. The meetings provide an introduction to the hiking programs, details about the individual hikes, advice for hikers, and registration […]

Blue Spiral 1 opens exhibit New Times Three on New Year’s Eve

PRESS RELEASE: Blue Spiral 1’s new shows open this Thursday, December 31 (New Years Eve) with a reception from 5-8pm and will run through February. Blue Spiral 1 is celebrating twenty-five years! The destination gallery was a forerunner in the revitalization of downtown Asheville, and continues to set a standard of excellence for visual arts […]

Asheville Chamber Jan. 7 Career Fair employers announced

Press release from the Asheville Chamber of Commerce: Asheville, N.C. – Job seekers will have many opportunities to advance their career in the New Year at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Homecoming Career Fair. Nearly 4,500 of them, to be exact, with plenty of quality jobs. The region’s largest annual career fair, presented […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for home repair program

Press release from Habitat for Humanity: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In addition to building new HealthyBuilt NC homes in partnership with qualified families, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) also offers a Home Repair program for low-income Buncombe County homeowners. By offering low monthly payments and 0% interest financing, Habitat makes home improvement affordable for low-income […]

MountainTrue and Sierra Club file petition regarding Duke Energy’s proposed gas-fired plant

Press release from MountainTrue: Asheville, N.C. — MountainTrue and the Sierra Club, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), today filed a petition (December 22) to intervene in proceeding before the North Carolina Utilities Commission regarding Duke Energy’s proposed new gas-fired power plant that the company has branded its “Western Carolinas Modernization Project.” Duke Energy […]

Jane Kramer to release Asheville-made album Carnival of Hopes with a show at Grey Eagle, Feb. 26

From the artist’s team Press release Vocalist and songwriter Jane Kramer is set to independently release her gutsy and ambrosial second solo album entitled Carnival of Hopes on Friday, February 26, 2016. Her band for the night includes the amazing River Guerguerian and Eliot Wadopian of Free Planet Radio, Franklin Keel of Sirius B, JP […]

The Blood Connection is now serving Highlands-Cashiers Hospital

From The Blood Connection Press release The Blood Connection has announced a new hospital partner in Highlands, North Carolina. On December 1, 2015, TBC became the primary supplier of blood products for Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, a member of Mission Health. “We are pleased to partner with The Blood Connection which helps us continue to offer our […]

FernLeaf Community Charter School accepting applications Jan. 1st

Press release from FernLeaf Community Charter School: Enrollment for the area’s newest charter school begins January 1st, 2016. FernLeaf Community Charter School, located in Fletcher, is a small tuition free public school dedicated to providing students with engaging, hands on, experiential learning opportunities. The school will open in August 2016 in a new facility to […]

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