News Bulletins

Junior League’s “Touch-A-Truck” returns to Asheville Outlets Oct. 19

Press release from the Junior League of Asheville: The Junior League of Asheville is pleased to announce our annual Touch-A-Truck Family Festival, Saturday, Oct. 19, at Asheville Outlets (800 Brevard Rd, Asheville, NC 28806). Touch-A-Truck is a community wide event where both kids and kids at heart have the opportunity to see, touch, climb and […]

Warren Wilson College hosts 20th annual Plow Day, Sept. 7

Press release from Warren Wilson College: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Warren Wilson College invites the community to celebrate horse-powered agriculture at its 20th annual Plow Day on Saturday, Sept. 7. The celebration will center around the school’s passion for draft animals as several teams plow a field to prepare for the fall crop. The event will also […]

Polk County suicide prevention walk to take place Sept. 7

Press release from the Polk County Community Foundation: Polk County’s 5th annual Walk/Remembrance event — in recognition of mental health and suicide prevention — will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 5:30-8 p.m. at Tryon’s Harmon Field. This growing and well attended public event includes a casual stroll opportunity to carry a candle in support of someone’s […]

Patton-New Leicester intersection to receive NCDOT upgrades

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: A major intersection in Asheville will be receiving a significant upgrade starting next week. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will begin construction of additional turn lanes at the intersection of Patton Avenue and New Leicester Highway on Tuesday night. All work requiring a lane […]

Carolina Jews for Justice to hold Sept. 8 gender justice workshop

Press release from Carolina Jews for Justice/West: We may have repealed HB2, but transgender and gender nonconforming people still face tremendous barriers to safety and justice in North Carolina, and we need to talk about it! If you’re committed to the ongoing struggle for gender justice, but sometimes feel a little tongue-tied and unsure of […]

Dogwood Alliance hosts Woods and Wilds story event on Sept. 27

Press release from Dogwood Alliance: Join Dogwood Alliance on Friday, Sept. 27, for our annual Woods & Wilds Storytelling Event at The Mothlight in Asheville at 7 p.m. The evening will feature local storytellers as they share their stories of the wild! Join us as we celebrate 23 years of standing with the people and […]

“Hidden History of Asheville” book signing at Barnes and Noble on Sept. 14

Press release from Arcadia Publishing: The milestones of Asheville’s long history are well known to locals, but so many interesting stories are all but forgotten. Thankfully, the staff and volunteers of the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library have unearthed the best of those hidden tales. Meet daredevil aviatrix Uva Shipman and Tempie Avery, […]

Asheville Yoga Center supports Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue through Sept. 26 adoption event

Press release from Asheville Yoga Center: Asheville Yoga Center aims to educate and raise funds for Charlie’s Animal Rescue in September as a part of its Charity of the Month program. The nonprofit was founded in early 2009 with the purpose of rescuing animals from the Transylvania County animal shelter which was, at the time, […]

Asheville City Council announces September meetings

Edited at 3:20 p.m. on Aug. 30 to reflect updated information about the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority interviews. Press release from the City of Asheville: City Council will be holding an affordable housing workshop on Friday, Sept. 6, from 8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the U.S. Cellular Center, 87 Haywood Street, […]

Blue Ridge Parkway issues safety reminder for Labor Day weekend

Press release from National Park Service: This Labor Day weekend, National Park Service officials are debuting a new safety video to remind all drivers and motorcyclists that a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway is different than most roads. The Parkway’s unique design includes many steep grades, limited sight distances, and beautiful built in distractions; as […]

Public safety drill at Federal Courthouse to begin around 10 a.m. Friday morning

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Beginning at 10 a.m. this morning a public safety exercise will be conducted at the Federal Courthouse (100 Otis Street). Otis Street will be closed from North French Broad Avenue to Wall Street. People can expect a large presence of emergency vehicles in the area.

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Friday, Aug. 30: Moderate (GREEN and YELLOW)

Friday, August 30, 2019, is a code green air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code yellow air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. This forecast is based on ozone […]

Apartment List releases September 2019 Asheville Rent Report

Press release from Apartment List: Welcome to the September 2019 Asheville Rent Report. Asheville rents declined over the past month. In this report, we’ll evaluate trends in the Asheville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation. Asheville rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.4% in […]

Lenoir-Rhyne co-hosts “Medicine Beyond Medication” symposium, Oct. 18-19

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University: Lenoir-Rhyne University, in partnership with Mountain Area Health and Education Center, will host an inaugural narrative healthcare symposium, Friday Oct. 18, to Saturday, Oct. 19, in Asheville, North Carolina. The event, funded by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, is tailored to healthcare practitioners in surgery, general practice, nursing, […]

WCU biologist predicts vibrant fall colors in WNC

Press release from Western Carolina University: If the current long-range weather forecast of close-to-normal weather conditions pans out, the mountains of Western North Carolina should produce a typically bright display of fall leaf color this year – enough to satisfy both the region’s residents and the thousands of visitors who travel in for nature’s annual […]

Renovated Anderson Rosenwald School hosts public celebration on Aug. 30

Press release from Mars Hill University: The Friends Group of the Historic Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School announce a Grand Public Celebration marking 10 years of rehabilitation and preservation progress on the building that has stood in the Long Ridge Community on the south end of Mars Hill for nearly 100 years. A vestige of […]

Asheville Humane Society hosts WOOFstock, Aug. 29-31

Press release from Asheville Humane Society: Howl along to the groovy jams of WOOFstock this Thursday through Saturday at Asheville Humane! This month marks the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, and we’re celebrating with $5 adoption fees for all animals age 6 months +! The line-up includes Kitty Hendrix, Arlo Ruffrie, Janis Hoplin and more… each waiting to be the star […]

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay to speak at UNCA, Sept. 19

Press release from UNC Asheville: Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and author of five books, will give a free public talk at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19, at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. No tickets are required. Isay, a radio producer, began what grew into StoryCorps in 2003 with a story recording booth in New […]

Xpress editor to participate in BPR/NPR panel on trust in journalism Sept. 10

Press release from Blue Ridge Public Radio: As the 2020 national election ramps up, public interest in how the media covers it is intensifying. Blue Ridge Public Radio and National Public Radio will host a community conversation to tackle one of the most important components of journalism – trust – on September 10th at the […]

City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed, including the Sanitation Office, trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Sept. 2. However, there will be no brush collection.  Anyone with a collection […]

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