News Bulletins

DuPont State Recreational Forest trail closures continue through Dec. 24

Press release from Friends of DuPont Forest: Officials have reviewed trail and road conditions at DuPont State Recreational Forest (DSRF) today. The single-track closure will remain in effect through Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. There is still an average of 4-6 inches of snow covering the ground throughout the forest. Some areas are icy and access is […]

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Hot Springs resident Michael Dougherty to judge at Westminster dog show

Press release from the Westminster Kennel Club: Hot Springs, North Carolina resident, Michael J. Dougherty, is among the judges at the 143rd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. He will officiate over several breeds during the daytime competition held at Piers 92/94 in New York City on Monday and Tuesday, February […]

Buncombe County DSS’ START Program receives Quality Commitment Award

Press release from i2i Center for Integrative Health: The Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Team (START) Program of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services and Family Preservation Services (FPS) of NC were recently recognized with the new i2i Center for Integrative Health’s Quality Commitment Award. i2i’s Executive Director Mary Hooper explained, “The purpose of the Innovation […]

Korean War Veterans Association announces name change

Press release from the Korean War Veterans Association: The Korean War Veterans Association is proud to announce a name change. Known as Chapter 314 before Dec. 5, we are now known as the General Frank Blazey Chapter 314 of the Korean War Veterans Association, Hendersonville, NC. General Frank Blazey was one of our Founding Members. He […]

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St. Joseph’s Hospital displays Nativity scene through Jan. 6

Press release from Mission Health: If you visit the circle outside of St. Joseph’s outpatient entrance during this holiday season, you’ll see a little bit of history in the form of a life-size Nativity display. Each year, the Nativity goes on display from the week after Thanksgiving to January 6. Though the Nativity is beautiful, […]

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WCU honors fall class, summer graduates at commencements

Press release from Western Carolina University: A pair of graduating students delivered the primary addresses Saturday (Dec. 15) as Western Carolina University held commencement exercises to recognize the academic accomplishments of its fall class and a group of alumni who completed requirements to receive their degrees last summer. WCU’s fall class includes about 765 students […]

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APD requests assistance to locate William Charles Huskey

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance to locate William Charles Huskey. Huskey has five outstanding warrants for: 2 counts of Felony Flee/Elude Arrest 2 counts of Reckless Driving Felony Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance William Charles Huskey is described as a white male, 40 years of […]

Mars Hill University Provost John Omachonu

Mars Hill University graduates 71

Press release from Mars Hill University: “This is only the beginning, not the retirement of learning,” Mars Hill University Provost John Omachonu told the university’s 71 candidates for graduation. “That’s why today is called commencement; commencement means the beginning, not the end.” Omachonu was the keynote speaker for the university’s commencement ceremony for August and […]

City provides holiday recycling tips for Asheville residents

Press release from the city of Asheville: ’Tis the season — to recycle! Between now and the end of the year Asheville residents are going to generate a lot of additional material such as gift boxes, bags and holiday tags. As part of the City’s sustainability and trash-reduction goals, we certainly want to keep as […]

Malaprop’s pop-up bookstore heads to Hendersonville

Press release from Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe: Hendersonville book lovers will be happy to know that a new Malaprop’s Books pop-up bookstore will open at 125 S. Main Street in February 2019 in the new performing arts space, The Center for Art & Inspiration. Customers will have access to the inventory at our main store without having to drive to […]

Caution advised for possible rabid cat in Weaverville

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Health Officials with Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) were alerted of a community cat, previously referred to as a feral cat, that exhibited behaviors associated with rabies through an attack on a dog. The cat was gray in color and was last seen in the […]

U.S. Marshals seek help locating murder suspect Davonte Redfern

Press release from United States Marshals Service: Please distribute the attached wanted poster, for Davonte REDFERN. REDFERN is a 26-year-old black male, 5’7”, approximately 130 lbs. with short black hair and brown eyes. REDFERN is wanted in Henderson County, NC for FIRST Degree Murder. REDFERN is also wanted in Buncombe County for Fleeing to Elude Arrest […]

Pardee UNC Health Care implements visitor restrictions for flu season

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it will implement visitor restrictions, effective Monday, Dec. 17, in response to flu season. As part of visitor restrictions, Pardee asks that: All children (12 and under) not visit the hospital because children are more susceptible to infections and can be ill […]

Applications available for two community stakeholder positions on City of Asheville committees

Press release from City of Asheville: NEW: Mountain Community Capital Fund Operating Committee and Credit Underwriting Sub-Committee This posting is for the 2 community stakeholders to be appointed by the City of Asheville. Responsibilities: The Committee shall govern and monitor the Fund: ● Form and appoint members to the Credit Underwriting Subcommittee, as defined herein; ● […]

Interfaith memorial service on Dec. 19 to honor Asheville’s homeless citizens

Press release from City of Asheville: An interfaith memorial service to honor Asheville’s homeless and formerly homeless citizens who died in 2018 will be held at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at Haywood Street Congregation, 297 Haywood St. The Haywood Street Congregation provides several ministries to those experiencing homelessness, including twice-weekly meals and worship services and […]

Asheville Police Department releases use of force data

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (December 13, 2018): In a continuing effort to increase transparency and provide the community with access to data, the Asheville Police Department has worked in partnership with several community members to release use of force data online through the City of Asheville Open Data Portal. The data […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial hosts annual open house, Dec. 15

Press release from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial:  On December 15th, 9am to 4:30pm, the friends and volunteers of the Thomas Wolfe Memorial will host their annual holiday program “An Angel Christmas.” The open house includes tours, craft activities for children, and an exhibition of angel wreaths on the doors of the historic house where Thomas […]

Arby’s restaurants, Eblen Charities provide free meals to Buncombe County children in need

Press release from Eblen Charities: Christmas Holidays away from school is not always an event that every student looks forward to as school lets out for the rest of the year. Along with no classes, sleeping late, Christmas parties, and as family and friends get together comes a side of the Christmas Holidays that few […]

County will hold closed session to consider qualifications of ‘prospective public officer’

Statement from Buncombe County Government: Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County has called a special meeting in order to call a closed session of the Board to consider the qualifications, competence, performance, character, fitness, conditions of initial employment of a prospective public officer pursuant to NCGS §143-318.11(a)(6) beginning at […]

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