News Bulletins

Air quality forecast for Tuesday, May 24- Moderate (Green and Yellow)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code yellow air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency […]

May is national Urgent Care Awareness month

PRESS RELEASE:  Asheville-based, not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is celebrating Urgent Care Awareness month and hopes to educate patients about when to seek medical treatment at an urgent care center versus a hospital emergency room while detailing the important gap urgent care centers fill in the healthcare industry. When unexpected health mishaps arise, many […]

Barbara Bates Smith performance launches OLLI Appalachian Summer Theater series, June 19

PRESS RELEASE FROM UNC ASHEVILLE: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNC Asheville presents the Appalachian Summer Theater Series at the Reuter Center on campus, with 2 p.m. Sunday performances on June 19, July 31 and Aug. 7. June 19 – Barbara Bates Smith begins the series with her monodrama Ivy Rowe, adapted by […]

New video highlights the support work of Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara

Press release from Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara: For more than 25 years, the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara have supported programs and activities at the National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Now a new video produced by a Friends’ volunteer sheds light on the many ways the organization contributes to the […]

Asheville Humane Society receives over $23,500 from Subaru’s Share the Love event

Press release from Asheville Humane Society: Prestige Subaru selected Asheville Humane Society as the Hometown Charity for the “Share the Love” event which kicked off November 19, 2015 and ran through January 2, 2016. The event brought in $23,574 and the check was recently presented to Asheville Humane Society by Prestige Subaru. Subaru of America […]

Asheville Mountaineers win hockey tournament

May 21, 2016. The Asheville Hockey League’s travel team, Asheville Mountaineers, won first place in the 14U division at the Echo Travel Lite Inline Hockey Tournament Series Finals in Snellville, Ga. The tournament, which brought together teams from the Atlanta area, Gainesville and Jacksonville, Fla., Asheville, N.C., and Nashville, Tenn., took place April 23-24.

Books For Good hosts reading sale June 3-4

Books for Good, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization in Fletcher that sells items to benefit donor-specified charities, is holding its Summer Reading Sale on Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4. More than 50,000 adult and children’s books, CDs, and DVDs will be available at a 25 percent discount, except for gift cards. Sale hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

YMCA of North Carolina hosting Hula Invitational Swim Meet

The YMCA of Western North Carolina will host its 13th annual Hula Invitational swim meet Friday, May 27, through Sunday, May 29, 2016. Two hundred and fifty swimmers from throughout the Southeast—including ten YMCA teams—will compete at Asheville’s Recreation Park Pool, located at 69 Gashes Creek Road. Competitors will have the opportunity to meet qualification standards for state, regional, and national level competitions.

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