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EPA releases fact sheet on CTS of Asheville clean-up activity; POWER Action Group provides statement on TAG Grant

Following concerns expressed by residents at a Nov. 30 community meeting at the Skyland Fire Department to review clean-up plans at the CTS of Asheville, Inc. Superfund site on Mills Gap Road, The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4, the CTS Corporation and its contractor, TRS, have released a fact sheet on controls and […]

“Marking a Movement: Selections from Hear Our Voice” on exhibition at Asheville School’s John M. Crawford Gallery

Press release from Asheville School: On January 18, 2018, join Asheville School for the opening of “Marking a Movement: Selections From Hear Our Voice.” The Amplifier’s “Hear Our Voice” Exhibit has been shown in museums and art galleries around the country, and the Asheville Art Museum has loaned posters from the exhibit to Asheville School […]

UNC Asheville keeps tuition and fees steady for 2018-19

Press release from UNC Asheville: Tuition and general fees will remain the same at UNC Asheville for the 2018-19 academic year as approved unanimously by the university’s Board of Trustees at its Dec. 15 meeting. For new entering in-state undergraduate students, the annual tuition will remain at $4,122, which is among the lowest of UNC […]

APD seeking information on armed robbery

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Wednesday, Dec. 20, at approximately 7:41 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Twisted Crepe (62 Haywood St.). Upon arrival officers were notified that a white male wearing a dark hoodie and a blazer entered the store, locked the door, turned off the “OPEN” sign in the front window and approached […]

Vaya Health honored for efforts to reduce overdoses in WNC

Press release from Vaya Health: Vaya Health has received statewide honors for its work to prevent fatal opioid drug overdoses throughout western North Carolina. The N.C. Council of Community Programs awarded Vaya, an Asheville-based public managed care organization, with a 2017 Programs of Excellence Award for public awareness and advocacy activities. Vaya CEO Brian Ingraham […]

Asheville Blue Ribbon Committee to engage community for discussion on Human Relations Commission

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Blue Ribbon Committee on an Asheville Human Relations Commission will engage the community in January for a discussion about a newly formed Human Relations Commission. Statewide, Human Relations Commissions help to facilitate a culture of improved human relations across a city. These commissions exist to […]

Asheville Humane Society waives fees for Dec. 22 Adoption Day

From the Asheville Humane Society: Fee-Waived Adoption Day! *In honor of Jack* Friday, December 22 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Animal rooms are closed from 1-2pm for naptime) Adoption fees for ALL animals are WAIVED! Adoption fees will be generously covered by the Creasman family in honor of their beloved dog, Jack. The family adopted Jack […]

Pardee UNC Health Care offers weight loss surgery info sessions Jan. 9, 23

From Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care to Host Weight Loss Surgery Information Sessions on January 9 and 23 Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee UNC Health Care will host free weight loss surgery information sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6-7 p.m. on the second floor of the Mission Pardee […]

Fletcher Elementary’s Emily Prince takes first prize in Bonnie Plants’ Cabbage-growing contest for N.C.

Event organizers with the national 2017 Bonnie Plants 3rd Grade Cabbage Program have announced that this year’s winner for North Carolina is Emily Prince from Fletcher Elementary in Fletcher. Prince’s 32 pound cabbage was selected by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture as “best in state.” Prince will receive a $1,000 savings bond towards her […]

Hi-Wire Brewing announces increased production, expanded packaged offerings for 2018

Press release from Hi-Wire Brewing: Less than five years old, Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing plans to spend over $500,000 in a brewery expansion at its Big Top Production Facility beginning in January 2018 to meet an overall goal of increasing distribution sales by 56 percent in the upcoming calendar year. Co-owner Chris Frosaker notes, “The equipment addition […]

Land management planning begins for Waterrock Knob acreage

From the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: Waterrock Knob Land Management Planning Begins Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and Pigeon River Fund provide grants to evaluate public use opportunities and natural resource protection (ASHEVILLE, N.C.) – In the summer of 2016, the Blue Ridge Parkway acquired 5,329 acres near Waterrock Knob, milepost 451, for the largest expansion […]

United Way of Transylvania Co. hosts nonprofit grant funding meeting Jan. 19

From the United Way of Transylvania County: United Way Invites Local Non-Profits to Apply for Funding United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will host its annual Requests for Proposal (RFP) informational meeting for non-profit agencies from 3 until 5 p.m., Friday, January 19, in the Carlson Conference Room at Transylvania Regional Hospital, located at 260 […]

Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro hosts 3rd annual “Beat the Winter Blues” Ball fundraiser Feb. 3

From the Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro: The Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro presents The 3rd Annual “Beat the Winter Blues” Ball A fundraiser for Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust (CART Fund) and ABCCM’s Veterans Restoration Quarters Saturday, February 3, 6:30-10 pm YMI Cultural Center 39 South Market Street Downtown Asheville The Rotary Club of Asheville-Metro is […]

UPDATED: Asheville students plan anniversary Women’s March on Asheville for Jan. 20

Update from event organizer Sarah Kate Head: The route will now start at Memorial Stadium, turn onto Biltmore Avenue, and end at Vance as planned before. If you could mention that there was a change of plans, we would appreciate it! From event organizers: Youth Organizers Plan Anniversary Women’s March on Asheville An anniversary Women’s […]

Safelight receives grant from First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville

Press release from Safelight:  Safelight has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 through the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Hendersonville Local Missions Grant Program. This grant will be used to purchase equipment for Safelight’s job training program and support stipends for interns in that program. Jim Kane, FUMC member, presented the check […]

Organic Growers School offers “Organic Revolution—A 9-Day Trip to Cuba”

Press release from Organic Growers School: Asheville, NC. Organic Growers School is partnering with Food First and Altruvistas to offer “Organic Revolution—A 9-Day Trip to Cuba,” from March 26 to April 3, 2018, with a focus on the country’s intensive sustainable agriculture practices. The tour, to be comprised of community members who are passionate about food and farming, will begin in […]

APD requests assistance to locate Corey Ashton Howell

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (December 19, 2017): The Asheville Police Department would like to request assistance to locate Corey Asheston Howell of Brevard. Howell has four open warrants for Flee/Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Resisting Public Officers, Misdemeanor Larceny and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. At approximately […]

Second Chance Scholarship established at Haywood Community College

Press release from Haywood Community College: Haywood Community College’s Foundation has a new scholarship called the Second Chance Scholarship. Established by two local residents who wish to remain anonymous, the scholarship is open to students in any course of study taking a full or part-time load beginning spring semester. The donors decided to start the […]

Food safety tips for the holidays and year-round

Press release from Henderson County Department of Public Health:  As we gather with friends and family over the holidays, the Henderson County Department of Public Health would like to remind everyone to follow some important food safety practices to avoid foodborne illnesses. “Your holiday activities don’t have to be ruined by a foodborne illness,” said […]

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