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City of Asheville invites residents to take survey as part of bike share feasibility study

Press release from the City of Asheville:  Imagine having a bicycle available for a quick jaunt to the other side of downtown or West Asheville. It could happen — if a bike share program comes to Asheville. In support of active and accessible transportation methods, the City of Asheville is conducting a study of whether […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Saturday, June 30: Moderate (YELLOW)

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 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. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 […]

Judge Thomas McAvoy Britain Jr. appointed as chief district court judge in Judicial District 29B

Press release from N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts:  Chief Justice Mark Martin has appointed Judge Thomas McAvoy Brittain Jr. as chief district court judge for Judicial District 29B (Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania counties), effective June 29. Judge Brittain will succeed Chief District Court Judge Athena Brooks upon her confirmation as a special superior court […]

Former APD officer Hickman won’t face federal civil rights charges

Press release from U.S. Attorney’s Office: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of North Carolina announced today that federal charges will not be filed against former Asheville Police Department Officer Christopher Hickman, following an investigation into the August 25, 2017, arrest incident involving Officer Hickman and Mr. Johnnie Rush. In making today’s announcement, […]

Red Cross July blood drives in Buncombe County

Press release from Red Cross:  Below please find Red Cross blood drives for July in Buncombe County. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit BUNCOMBE COUNTY Sunday, July 1 Ingles Markets Inc- Oteen 1141 Tunnel Road, Asheville 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm For more information or to schedule an appointment please visit […]

Asheville Regional Airport announces plan to lower parking garage rate

Press release from the Asheville Regional Airport:  At its June meeting, the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority Board, upon staff recommendation, voted to reduce the price for the parking garage to $12 per day, beginning July 1. Asheville Regional Airport’s phenomenal growth resulted in the necessary construction of a five-story parking garage. The airport now […]

District elections for Asheville City Council seats passes into law

Press release from Sen. Chuck Edwards: Raleigh, NC- After operating a City Council election process that has gone fundamentally unchanged since 1935, I am pleased that the citizens of Asheville will now employ an election system that will offer a stronger voice for more of its citizens. The most populated cities in NC have previously […]

New administrators announced for three Asheville City Schools

Press release from Asheville City Schools:  Following today’s Board of Education Meeting, Superintendent Dr. Denise Patterson is pleased to announce three new Asheville City Schools administrative assignments for the 2018-2019 School Year. ASHEVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL Dr. Randall Johnson has been selected as the new Assistant Principal of Asheville Middle School, where he’s looking to “work […]

Employment lookbook highlights diversity of working-age people with disabilities

Press release from O’Neill Communications:  One Workforce: Inclusive Employment in North Carolina, a disability employment lookbook launched by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD), aims to bring attention on how employment in a competitive and integrated workplace provides a pathway to independence and financial benefits for people with disabilities. Highlighting 30 people from […]

Families Belong Together Rally takes place Saturday, June 30

Press release from Families Belong Together Asheville: In coordination with hundreds of other rallies held around the country, Families Belong Together Asheville and Indivisible Asheville/WNC will hold a Families Belong Together Rally at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 30 at 68 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville, across from the St. Lawrence Basilica. The Families Belong […]

Brevard Music Center presents R.E.M.’s Mike Mills

Press release from Brevard Music Center:  Multi-instrumentalist, composer, and founding member of one of the most the influential American rock bands ever, R.E.M’s Mike Mills will perform his Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra with violinist and Brevard Music Center (BMC) alumnus Robert McDuffie on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 PM, in BMC’s Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. The concert, conducted by Daniel […]

Mixed media exhibition at Pink Dog Creative

Press release from Pink Dog Creative:  What: Inimitable Creation: Clay+Paper+Paint – A mixed media exhibition highlighting the work of three Asheville area artists: Holly de Saillan, Betsy Kendrick and Maria Andrade Troya. Where: Pink Dog Creative Gallery, 348 Depot Street, Asheville, NC 28801 When: Opening reception Thursday, August 9, 6-8pm Exhibition runs August 3 – September […]

Give Forward Day offers free services, aid to Hendersonville’s needy on July 9

Press release from Sanctuary Brewing Co.: The world needs kindness now more than ever, and that’s the philosophy behind Sanctuary Brewing Company (SBC) and Lux Salon’s Give Forward Day: Help for Hendo, a free event designed to offer life skills and necessities to those in need. The second in a series of events that lend assistance […]

July 18 Leadership Asheville Buzz Breakfast promotes sexual and gender diversity

Press release from UNC Asheville: Leadership Asheville’s next Buzz Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, July 18, and provide a forum for discussing ways to promote sexual and gender diversity in area workplaces. Tina Madison White, executive director of Blue Ridge Pride Center, and Laura Webb, president of Webb Investment Services, will be the presenters. The […]

6th annual Haywood County “Cops on Top” fundraiser set for June 29-July 1

Press release from Haywood County Sheriff’s Office: The time has come! This weekend, Haywood County law enforcement and firefighters will head up to the Belk roof for a full weekend of rooftop camping as part of the 6th annual “Cops on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). The group will go to the Waynesville […]

Asheville City offices to close for July 4

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville City government offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will be closed July 4, as the local landfill and transfer stations will be closed. Residents whose collection day is Wednesday will have their trash and […]

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