News Bulletins

Flu vaccine available to all Henderson County students in October

Press release from the Henderson County Department of Public Health: The Department of Public Health will offer seasonal flu vaccine to all public school students in grades K-12 and staff at in-school clinics throughout October. Eighteen school nurses will make the vaccine available during school hours to over 13,500 students and staff in 25 schools. […]

Simulcast of Colin Powell lecture Oct. 24 to benefit Eblen Charities

Press release from Express Employment Professionals: From 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at AB Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, Express Employment Professionals will host a simulcast of retired General Colin L. Powell’s lecture at the Refresh Leadership Simulcast. Drawing on examples garnered from experience as a leader on the world stage, Powell illustrates precisely what it […]

Mills River Farmers Market celebrates fall festival Sept. 29

Press release from the Mills River Farmers Market: Come welcome in autumn at the Mills River Farmers’ Market. This Saturday, Sept. 29, the market will celebrate with their Fall Festival. Vendors will have lots of items for sale, many running specials at their booths. Several vendors will have samples of their products for tasting, so […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises over $107,00

Press release from Alzheimer’s Association-Western Carolina Chapter:  More than 300 people joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® – Asheville in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at Pack Square Park on Sept. 15. Participants raised over $107,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. “Our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the Asheville community […]

Goodwill hosts “Real World” event Oct. 19

Press release from Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina: Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina’s youth program is hosting a “Real World” event, Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Biltmore Church in Asheville. More than 400 young people are expected to participate in this year’s event “We have worked closely with Buncombe […]

Glenville Area Historical Society celebrates annual meeting Sept. 27

Press release from the Glenville Area Historical Society: Members of the Glenville Area Historical Society (GAHS) Notable Glenvillians Committee are deep into research of the names and lives of local Glenville people who have notoriety for a variety of  accomplishments and pursuits. Among those who will be featured are a well-known sports figure, a farmer […]

Buncombe County Schools kicks off Bus Ridership Week

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Next week is Bus Ridership Week in North Carolina. Each year, the state determines transportation funding for school districts by how many students ride the bus both to and from school. Fonda Durner, Director of Transportation for Buncombe County Schools, says, “If a child is going to ride a […]

October courses at Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department

Press release from Haywood Community College:  Haywood Community College’s workforce continuing education department is offering a wide variety of courses for the month of October. There’s something for everyone, including courses that allow you to earn a credential to courses for the hobbyist. Defensive Driving will be held Monday, October 1, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $75. […]

Sewage spill prompts advisory: Stay out of French Broad River from Lyman Street to Madison county line

Press release from the Buncombe County Health and Human Services Department: Buncombe County Health and Human Services, in conjunction with N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health and N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Water Resources is issuing a precautionary advisory pending a water quality investigation for the French Broad […]

YMCA of Western North Carolina offers advice on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Press release from the YMCA of Western North Carolina: Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The YMCA of Western North Carolina is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Falls Free Coalition to help raise awareness and prevention of falls in WNC. Each year, it’s estimated that one out of four Americans aged […]

Brevard Music Center resumes free community concert series in October

Press release from Brevard Music Center:  Brevard Music Center (BMC), in association with Brevard College in Brevard, is pleased to announce the return of its popular and FREE Community Concert Series on Monday, October 1 at 12:30 PM at the Porter Center (Brevard College). The “First Mondays” chamber concert features soprano Laetitia Grimaldi and pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz in an inspiring program of works […]

Rutherfordton schedules Hilltop Fall Festival of Oct. 5-6

Press release from the Town of Rutherfordton: Millions gather to this small-town-friendly corner of Western North Carolina yearly to view the changing of the leaves and everything fall. To kickoff the season, the Town of Rutherfordton gears up once again to present the annual Hilltop Fall Festival, one of the longest-running festivals in the region. […]

Vietnam Veterans of America to dedicate Asheville memorial Sept. 28

Press release from the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 124: Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 124, has erected a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. This monument is a memorial to all Vietnam Veterans and lists the names of 164 WNC Veterans that lost their […]

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club announce annual dog show and horse trials for October

Press release from Tryon Riding & Hunt Club: 85th Any & All Dog Show October 7th 12:30pm at Harmon Field Every dog has it’s day at everyone’s favorite dog show! With $1 classes including Best Tail Wagger, Best Costume, Best Trick, and of course, the Dog That Would Rather Be at Home. All proceeds will be […]

Haywood County investigates fatal home explosion

Press release from the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office: An investigation is underway into the cause of a fatal home explosion that happened on Zurich Lane in Haywood County in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 20. Haywood County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at approximately 4:45 a.m. to the 200 block of Zurich Lane in […]

HART presents ‘Over the River and Through the Woods,’ opening Sept. 28

Press release from HART Theatre: OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS to grandmother’s house we go. Beginning September 28, HART Theatre presents a heartwarming comedy by Joe Dipietro. Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In […]

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