News Bulletins

Hendersonville PFLAG chapter to march in King Apple Parade on Labor Day

Press release from Hendersonville PFLAG: Hendersonville’s PFLAG Chapter is Marching in the King Apple Parade held on Labor Day, September 3rd!  We have reserved a spot for ALL who support justice and equality for our LGBTQ community. We welcome you to join us. Please find us on Oakland St across from the high school. We […]

Buncombe Board of Adjustment announces Sept. 12 meeting

Press release from Buncombe County Planning and Development: This is to inform you that the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment will hold public hearings on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. in the meeting room located at 30 Valley Street, Asheville, NC, to consider the following applications: ZPH2018-00036: Phil Berry of Lifeway Ridgecrest Summer […]

NC Community College leaders to meet at Renaissance Asheville Hotel, Sept. 5-7

Press release from NC Association of Community College Trustees: More than 300 North Carolina Community College Trustees and Presidents from across the state will meet during the NCACCT Leadership Seminar Sept. 5-7 at the Asheville Renaissance to learn more about issues impacting the state’s community colleges, hear from top leaders in higher education and discuss ways […]

Overdose Awareness Day rally at Pack Square Aug. 31

Press release from SeekHealing: Overdose Awareness Day (OAD) is an internationally observed day to raise awareness about the human cost of drug overdose and to honor the memories of loved ones lost. In Asheville, four local harm reduction organizations — SeekHealing, WNCAP, the Steady Collective, and the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition — are teaming […]

Henderson County launches Virtual Public School

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: New in the 2018-19 school year, Henderson County Public Schools is launching its first cohort of classes taught asynchronously by HCPS teachers to students across the district, effectively establishing the Henderson County Virtual Public School (HCVPS). Utilizing Google Classrooms, an online educational tool already accessible to all HCPS teachers, […]

Buncombe County interstate widening among NCDOT’s proposed transit projects for next decade

Press release from N.C. Department of Transportation: The N.C. Department of Transportation today identified 138 regional highway, aviation, ferry, rail and transit projects it anticipates funding and scheduling for construction over the next decade. The evaluation of 915 regional impact projects across the state identified the top-scoring projects to be programmed for construction in the forthcoming […]

Installation ceremony for Lexington Avenue sculpture set for Sept. 6

Press release from City of Asheville:  At last it’s here! The City of Asheville is pleased to announce an installation ceremony for the Lexington Avenue Art Project. Join us and the artist Beatrice Coron at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 for the installation ceremony of her metal sculpture titled Lexington Life Column. The new public artwork will be installed […]

Mission Health signs on dotted line, agrees to be acquired by HCA Healthcare

Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, NC – August 31, 2018 — Mission Health’s Board of Directors announced today that Mission Health and HCA Healthcare (HCA) have entered into a definitive agreement for HCA to acquire Mission Health.  The Agreement will be sent to the North Carolina Attorney General for applicable regulatory review. As part […]

Hickory Nut Gap Farm to host Fall Renaissance Faire at the Farm, Sept. 8

Press release from Hickory Nut Gap Farm: [FAIRVIEW, NC, August 29th-] After months of planning, Hickory Nut Gap Farm has put together an impressive list of performers, artists, and renaissance-related talent for the upcoming “Fall Renaissance Faire at the Farm.” The all-day event kicks off on Saturday, September 8th from 11am-4pm. Performances are scheduled throughout […]

Wizard games at the Smith-McDowell House, Sept. 15

Press release from the Smith-McDowell House:  Calling all Wizards!! Old Buck’s Wizard School (also known as Smith-McDowell House) is hosting the 2018 Wizard Games on September 15 at 10:30 am on the lawn of the Wizard School. Compete in a variety of games and activities, including Wand Practice, Quiddich drills, Magic Ball Catch and more. […]

UNC Asheville leads way in developing plan to address safety improvements

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville led the way in developing a plan to address the safety improvements beyond code that were contained in the 8/17/18 Agreement between the North Carolina Department of Insurance and the university regarding The Woods residence halls. One day after receiving the signed copy of the agreement, UNC Asheville […]

Local MoveOn to hold Sept. 5 rally against Kavanaugh confirmation

Announcement from organizers planning a demonstration opposing confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: This is such an incredibly important Supreme Court placement. If appointed,  the next 40-50 year’s will be marred by Kavanaugh’s Uber right rulings. I appreciate your efforts on getting the word out there. The rally is organized by local MoveOn, (#stopkavanaugh) […]

Headwaters State Forest celebrates opening on Sept. 6

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, local leaders and partners with The Conservation Fund will officially open Headwaters State Forest on Thursday, Sept. 6, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Carolina Point Young Life Camp in Brevard. The event for the state’s newest forest […]

Warren Wilson College Service Day brings over 330 volunteers to 18 community partners

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Asheville, NC – August 28, 2018 – As part of the new student orientation for Warren Wilson College last week, over 330 volunteers from the college served at 18 Buncombe County nonprofit organizations. Service Day introduces new students to their ongoing Community Engagement Commitment, a requirement for graduation that […]

Blue Ridge Partnership for Children

The Community Foundation awards over $300K in focus area grants

Press release from The Community Foundation: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved eight focus area grants totaling $307,120 to support regional projects in Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming and Natural and Cultural Resources. The Foundation’s focus areas were identified to benefit the region and enable the Foundation to work strategically in […]

Education Foundation seeks 2019 Education Hall of Fame nominations

Press release from Henderson County Education Foundation:  The Henderson County Education Foundation is now seeking nominations for the 2019 Education Hall of Fame. Nominations of candidates for inclusion in the 2019 Education Hall of Fame class and required supporting materials must be submitted to the Foundation by November 30, 2018. Since 2003, the Henderson County Education […]

The 25th annual N.C. Mountain State Fair runs Sept. 7-16

Press release from WNC Agricultural Center:  The 2018 N.C. Mountain State Fair will offer several promotional days to help fairgoers save big on gate and ride tickets during the fair’s 25th annual run Sept. 7-16 at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. “Whether you’re a kid, adult or senior, there are money saving opportunities for […]

NC Supreme Court pauses preparation of Nov. 6 ballots

Press release from the State Board of Elections: RALEIGH, N.C. – The N.C. Supreme Court on Wednesday paused the preparation of ballots for the November 6 general election as a result of legal challenges to proposed constitutional amendments. State law requires that absentee-by-mail ballots be available 60 days before an election – in this case, […]

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