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United Way renews commitment to

Press release from United Way of Transylvania County: United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will once again work to increase access to online free tax filing for local residents who earn less than $64,000 in 2017. is a safe, free way to file federal and state taxes. The secure website, powered by H&R Block […]

Asheville Airport parking garage nears completion

From the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority newsletter: AIRPORT PARKING GARAGE NEARING COMPLETION Covered, easy access to the terminal is just weeks away The airport’s new five-story parking garage is in its final stages of construction. Work is now underway to install perforated metal panels that depict an image of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, Sept. 28: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC 28801 Phone: 828.250.6777 […]

City asks for input on Strategic Partnership Funds

Press release from the City of Asheville: City of Asheville Strategic Partnership Funds are designed to help serve the community. The program has multiple goals, such as addressing disparities in low-wealth neighborhoods and developing partnerships to support school programs that help close the achievement gap. The fund is also charged with supporting Asheville City Council’s […]

State AARP director releases statement in advance of Duke rate hearing in Asheville tonight

Press release from AARP: STATEMENT BY AARP NORTH CAROLINA DIRECTOR DOUG DICKERSON ON DUKE ENERGY RATE HIKE REQUEST In advance of tonight’s public hearing at the Buncombe County Courthouse, director of the 1.1 million-member AARP North Carolina said: “If the Duke rate request is approved, North Carolina small businesses; working families and retirees will owe […]

Buncombe County unemployment rate remains lowest in the state

Press release from N.C. Department of Commerce: North Carolina’s August County and Area Employment Figures Released Raleigh, N.C. — Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 26 of North Carolina’s counties in August, decreased in 25, and remained unchanged in 49.  Scotland County had the highest unemployment rate at 7.7 percent, while Buncombe County had […]

Haywood Regional recognizes World Heart Day September 29

Press release: World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September each year. Created by the World Heart Federation, World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD (cardiovascular disease), including heart disease and stroke, is the world’s leading cause of death claiming 17.5 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can […]

Mission Health workforce wellness program recognized

Press release: Mission Health has been ranked by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) as an employer with one of the country’s best workforce health and well-being programs, as recognized by their Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® initiative. This places Mission Health among an exclusive list of only 48 U.S. employers that received the 2017 […]

Accounting firm JPS releases Asheville metro economic report for Q2

From the newsletter of Johnson Price Sprinkle PA: Asheville Metro Economic Report – 2017 Second Quarter Highlights: The second quarter saw a continuation of long-term growth in the four-county Asheville metro (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison counties). Positive monthly year-to-year job growth has continued uninterrupted for nearly seven straight years. The metro has held the […]

Learn about ‘camera trapping’ wildlife at PARI

Press release from PARI: The public is invited to learn about “camera trapping” wildlife and the Candid Critters citizen science project during an Evening at PARI program Friday, Oct. 13 on the PARI campus. The evening’s activities will include a tour of the PARI site and, weather permitting, celestial observations with PARI telescopes. This Evening […]

Magical show highlights Disability Employment Awareness Month

Press release from The Vanishing Wheelchair: In October, celebrate National Magic Week and Disability Employment Awareness Month with a special production in Asheville. The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre is the permanent home of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity for people with disabilities, The Vanishing Wheelchair Inc. The Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, […]

ASAP’s Emily Jackson selected for national leadership program

Press release from ASAP: Leaders from Honolulu to Providence, R.I. — working across a range of fields, including social policy, community development, public health and government — have been selected to participate in the Culture of Health Leaders program. These leaders will explore a diversity of pressing issues in health and equity, such as addressing […]

‘Betwixt & Between’ and ‘Plus/Minus’ exhibitions open at Tracey Morgan Gallery, Nov. 29

Press release: Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present Betwixt and Between, an exhibition of photographs by Chicago-based artist Laura Letinsky. The exhibition will include works from multiple series: Hardly More than Ever, Ill Form and Void Full, and Time’s Assignation. The opening reception will also include a book signing for the artist’s sixth monograph, […]

Change in leadership announced at The Magnetic Theatre

Press release: The Magnetic Theatre’s mission and its vision is stronger than ever. We shall continue to be a not-for-profit production company that gives a home to new works of theatre to enthusiastic audiences. In the best efforts of continuing this mission and creating an opportunity for sustainability and community collaboration, the Board of Directors […]

Habitat ReStore thanks community with customer appreciation sale

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: The Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road will thank the community for its ongoing support by offering 25 percent off storewide from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. All ReStore merchandise — including furniture, housewares, appliances, building materials, music, art, antiques and more — […]

Rescue diver, public speaker Arrington speaks to Henderson County students, church groups Sept. 26-30

From Park Ridge Health: Stephen Arrington, Co-Defendant in the John DeLorean Drug Case, AKA, “The Drug Trial of the Century” Speaking to local Henderson County Middle Grade Students and Churches Hendersonville, NC (September 26, 2017) – Park Ridge Health is hosting Stephen Arrington this week as he speaks to a variety of Henderson County middle […]

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