News Bulletins

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Tuesday, May 1: Moderate (YELLOW)

Tuesday, May 1, 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. The rating is based on ozone levels and particulate matter. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air […]

Pardee UNC Health Care expands sexual assault nurse examiners program 

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:   Pardee UNC Health Care has expanded its sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program, allowing the hospital to have a SANE on call 24/7. A SANE is a registered nurse who has completed specialized education and clinical preparation to provide comprehensive care to sexual assault victims. These nurses – […]

Whitewater Bluegrass Company concert supports the River Heroes Film, May 18

Press release from The Center for Cultural Preservation: The Center for Cultural Preservation, WNC’s cultural history and documentary film center, is proud to present a special concert featuring one of the premiere bluegrass bands in Western North Carolina, the Whitewater Bluegrass Company.  The band’s style of music intermingled with stories and humor have graced Western […]

QuickDraw’s 17th annual Live Art Benefit, May 19 in Waynesville

Press release from QuickDraw: Spring brings lively annual color, and brings the unique and colorful QuickDraw, a live-art benefit where guests watch artists create in an eye-popping hour and buy their work at auction. The nonprofit QuickDraw’s 17th annual Live Art Benefit will take place on May 19 at 4:30 pm at Laurel Ridge Country […]

Great Smoky Mountains Association’s aid-to-park funding tops $2 million in 2017

Press release from the Great Smoky Mountains Association:  Great Smoky Mountains National Park may have experienced an eclipse in 2017, but the support it received from one of its largest retail partners was anything but eclipsed, with more than $2 million contributed to a vast array of activities during the year by Great Smoky Mountains […]

Rehab Max Patch on National Trails Day, June 2

Press release from the Carolina Mountain Club: Join the Carolina Mountain Club, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, US Forest Service (Appalachian Ranger District), and our sponsors as we restore this regional icon in the Pisgah National Forest. We’ll be out rehabbing the trail and making new friends. No experience necessary; experienced CMC trail crews will be on […]

Statewide opioid forum comes to Asheville on May 8

Press release from the North Carolina Community Action Association: It is no secret that the opioid pandemic has hit our state like a sledge hammer. This pandemic knows no cultural, racial or socio-economic boundaries. In fact, the CDC (Center for Disease Control) reports a 24% increase in opioid overdose deaths in North Carolina. National Prevention […]

Members of Top Walk Team - BB's Buddies. Photo courtesy of Alzhemier's Association.

Registration open for 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Press release from Alzheimer’s Association: It’s not too early to sign up for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is inviting Buncombe and Henderson County residents to turn their communities into a sea of purple and help fight Alzheimer’s at a Walk in their community. The Walk in […]

Haywood Community College fish and wildlife students gain hands-on practice

Press release from Haywood Community College: Students in the Haywood Community College fish and wildlife program took hands-on learning to a whole new level and a different state recently when they traveled to Sweetwater Farms, a 4,000 tract of land in South Georgia. Through this trip, students got an up-close look at some of the […]

North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson concludes WNC Listening Tour in Asheville

Press release from N.C. Department of Public Instruction:  North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson wrapped up is four-day WNC Listening Tour in Asheville. He had the opportunity to visit Hall Fletcher Elementary School and the Martin L. Nesbitt Discovery Academy. There he got to talk with students and teachers and observe some of the innovative […]

The Stop the Balfour Parkway will host a booth at Mother Earth News Fair

Press release from Stop The Balfour Parkway: Stop The Balfour Park Parkway will have a presence at the “Mother Earth News Fair” this weekend at the Western North Carolina Agriculture Center near Asheville Airport.  The “Stop the Balfour” booth (#1103) will be staffed by volunteers to inform attendees about the proposed parkway in Henderson County.  […]

Fundraising goes public for the red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center

Press release from Friends of the WNC Nature Center:  The Friends of the WNC Nature Center will fund 83% of the Asheville City Council’s approved $184,820 project: construction of a red panda habitat. “We’re excited to work with the City to make this project possible. We have agreed to donate $154,200 toward the construction of […]

WNC Human Resource Association hosts annual Legal Update Program

Press release from the WNC Human Resource Association:  WHAT: WNC Human Resource Association (WNC HRA) annual Legal Update Program to bring the business community up-to-date on employment law changes. WHO: The Western North Carolina Human Resource Association & Constangy, Brooks, Smith, & Prophete, LLP. WHERE: Lioncrest at Biltmore, Asheville. WHEN: Wednesday, May 9th. Check-in begins […]

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awards sabbaticals to North Carolina’s nonprofit leaders

Celeste Collins, executive director of OnTrack Financial Education & Counseling in Asheville, is one of the recipients. Press release from Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Winston-Salem, NC (April 26, 2018) – The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 Sabbatical Program. Since 1990, the Foundation has honored North Carolina’s […]

Second annual Mental Wellness Walk to occur May 19

Press release from All Souls Counseling Center: Presented by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Carolina and All Souls Counseling Center (ASCC), the 2nd Annual Mental Wellness Walk will take place on Saturday, May 19, at Carrier Park. The event will include a 5K walk, music by Billingsley, refreshments and resource displays. The Mental Wellness […]

Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! award playground grant to YMCA of WNC

Press release from YMCA of WNC: Asheville, N.C., April 26, 2018 – Foresters Financial and the national nonprofit KaBOOM! have awarded the YMCA of Western North Carolina with a “Build It with KaBOOM!” grant that will be used to build a state-of-the-art playground at Black Mountain Primary School in October. Before Build Day, kids from […]

Progressive Women of Hendersonville to hold election event May 8

Press release from Progressive Women of Hendersonville: In preparation for the primary elections on Tuesday, May 8, and the November general election, Progressive Women of Hendersonville will host an election focus on Friday, May 4, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. as part of its First Friday Focus at Sanctuary Brewing Company. Candidates are invited […]

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