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N.C. Rate Bureau asks for rate increase for homeowners’ insurance

Press release from N.C. Department of Insurance:  The North Carolina Rate Bureau has requested the N.C. Department of Insurance increase homeowners’ insurance rates 17.4 percent effective Oct. 1, 2019. The N.C. Rate Bureau represents the state’s  insurance companies and is a separate entity from the N.C. Department of Insurance. The Rate Bureau attests the increase […]

Haywood Regional Medical Center releases its parent education program dates for 2019

Press release from Haywood Regional Medical Center:  Having a baby is an exciting event and the Haywood Regional Medical Center (HRMC) parent education program aims to educate and prepare expectant parents, family members, and even siblings on how to welcome a new baby into a family. While every class subject varies, the overall goal is to […]

Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park, Jan. 5

Press release from MountainTrue:  MountainTrue is proud to host its annual Holiday Recycling Event at Jackson Park on Saturday, January 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Area residents are invited to bring their Christmas trees, broken string lights and used greeting cards to be mulched and recycled. When: Saturday, January 5 | 9 a.m. […]

River Arts District Artists release February Second Saturday schedule

Press release from River Arts District Artists:  On the Second Saturday of each month, the River Arts District will be holding gallery walks with live demonstrations, live music, wine tastings / spreads of food, and more! Meander the mile-long district and discover all there is that the “RAD” has to offer. There are more than […]

Special enrollment period announced for ACA enrollees affected by winter storm

Press release from NC Department of Insurance:  North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced an extended enrollment period for winter storm victims who wish to apply for health insurance on the federal healthcare exchange.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed the Department of Insurance that individuals who were unable to […]

Asheville police request assistance to locate missing person

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (December 20, 2018): The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate Trisha Renee McWilliams. McWilliams was last seen on December 17, 2018 in Pack Square. She is currently without her prescribed medications. McWilliams is described as a black female, 39 years of age, 5’0″ and 190 […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office deputy loses home to fire

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County–This morning a member of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office family lost their home in a fire in the early morning hours.  Billy Watkins, a six year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office, and his family lost their home located at 119 O’Neil Circle in Swannanoa.  No […]

City of Asheville seeks nominees for Neighborhood Hero Award

Press release from City of Asheville: Many things make a good neighborhood: sidewalks, shady trees and manageable car traffic come to mind. But most of all, it’s the people who take time to know each other, who care about the health, safety and rights of their neighbors, who help and look out for children, elders and […]

Park Ridge Health receives $730,000 Duke Endowment Grant for women’s health project

Press release from Park Ridge Health: Park Ridge Health (which will soon be AdventHealth), in partnership with Safelight, Hope & Healing for Families, and The Free Clinics (TFC) are excited to announce they have been awarded a $730,000 Duke Endowment Grant to help fund the Phoenix Project. The $730,000 grant will enable three separate but related […]

Stefanie Gerber named new executive director of North Carolina Glass Center

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council and North Carolina Glass Center: Stefanie Gerber, who has served as the Executive Director of the Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) for the last three years, has recently been hired by the North Carolina Glass Center (NCGC) as its new Executive Director. Janelle Wienke, who has served as […]

Mission Hospital one of first to use world’s smallest pacemaker

Press release from Mission Health: Mission Hospital today announced that it is one of the first hospitals in North Carolina to offer the world’s smallest pacemaker for patients with bradycardia. The Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) is a new type of heart device, approved for Medicare reimbursement, that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology […]

Nominations sought for Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Press release from United Way of Transylvania County: Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Transylvania County nominations are being coordinated by United Way of Transylvania County’s TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access Information Network). The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. […]

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County announces search for new President and CEO

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: “Optimistic, entrepreneurial and collaborative” are a few of the words being used to promote the job opening for the next President and CEO of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Organized by Walker Wilson Consulting, the search committee announced the start of the national search […]

Submissions for The Writers’ Workshop’s memoirs contest accepted through Dec. 31

Press release from The Writers’ Workshop: THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP ANNUAL MEMOIRS CONTEST Deadline: Postmarked or emailed by Dec. 31, 2018 Awards: 1ST PLACE: Your choice of a 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff 2nd […]

Haywood County Sheriff’s Office investigating mail thefts

Press release from Haywood County Sheriff’s Office: The Haywood County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division is working to find who is behind several mail thefts that occurred within a week’s time in the county. The majority of the incidents (more than 30 total ) occurred in the North Canton area, but the Crabtree area was affected […]

BRCC graduates 18 from Basic Law Enforcement Training program

Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: Eighteen Blue Ridge Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) cadets graduated during December 18 exercises at the Thomas Auditorium on the Henderson County Campus. Graduates (in alpha order with city of residence): Raheem Brown of Riverhead, NY Zane Capps of Candler Alyssa Coburn of Sapphire Matthew De Rosa […]

Henderson County Public Schools add make-up days from snowstorm

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: In response to canceled school days due to inclement weather the week of Dec. 10-14, 2018, Henderson County Public Schools will be adding a week of make-up days at the end of the school year on both Traditional and Henderson County Early College calendars, with a few other minor […]

Sanctuary Brewing Co. to host annual Puppy Bowl at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center, Feb. 3

Press release from Sanctuary Brewing Co.: Grey, creator of the famous “Vegan Thanksgiving” rap, to host Puppy Bowl festivities at Kanuga Conference & Retreat Center on Super Bowl Sunday Hendersonville, NC (December 18, 2018): Get ready for a seriously awesome Super Bowl Sunday as social media superstar Grey the vegan rapper hosts Hendersonville’s Sanctuary Brewing […]

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