News Bulletins

AARP to present public forum on prescription drug costs Aug. 29

Press release from AARP: To help those concerned about the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs, AARP in the Mountain Region is hosting a public forum, at 10:00 am, on Thursday, August 29, Osher Life Long Learning Institute at UNC Asheville, One University Heights, in Asheville. Americans pay the highest drug prices in the world and […]

Tryon to celebrate 150th anniversary Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Press release from Tryon Downtown Development Association: The last weekend of the month, August 30 through September 1, Tryon will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of its founding with three days of historical, cultural, interactive, free, family-fun activities – all in downtown Tryon and at Harmon Field. This Founder’s Day Sesquicentennial marks the day, August 31, […]

A-B Tech/Buncombe County to hold special meeting on by-laws, sales tax revenue funding Aug. 29

Announcement from Buncombe County: Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the A-B-Tech/Buncombe County Joint Capital Advisory Committee will take place on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. on the campus of A-B Tech Community College, located at 369 Victoria Rd, Asheville, North Carolina in Room 213 of the Simpson Administration Building to […]

Flat Rock commemorates 400 years of African-American history on Aug. 25

Press release from Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site and St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Flat Rock, NC, will join national parks and communities across the nation to commemorate the first landing of enslaved Africans 400 years ago in English-occupied North America at Virginia’s Point Comfort, now […]

Apollo astronaut Charlie Duke to speak at WCU, Sept. 11

Press release from Western Carolina University: The Free Enterprise Speaker Series returns to Western Carolina University with an event featuring Charlie Duke, an Apollo astronaut and the youngest person to walk on the moon, Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center. Pre-registration is required for the […]

Henderson County Education Foundation to host 13th annual Golf Classic, Oct. 14

Press release from Henderson County Education Foundation: The 13th Annual HCEF Fall Golf Classic benefiting the Henderson County Education Foundation will be held on Monday, October 14th at Champion Hills. The HCEF Golf Classic is the largest fundraiser for the Henderson County Education Foundation with the revenue supporting post-secondary scholarships for graduates of Henderson County’s public […]

Asheville Police respond to shooting at Hillcrest Apartments

Press release from Asheville Police Department: At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, Asheville Police Department (APD) received a call from a man reporting that he had been shot and subsequently pulled over in his vehicle at the Isaac Dickson Elementary School parking lot. Officers found the man in his vehicle suffering from a gunshot […]

Updated: Kendrick Gaston Erwin located

Press release from Asheville Police Department on Aug. 26: UPDATE: Kendrick Gaston Erwin has been safely located. Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department (APD) is requesting assistance to locate missing person, Kendrick Gaston Erwin. Erwin is described as a 5’7″ black male, 49 years of age, approximately 150 pounds with brown […]

UPDATED Aug. 27: Hendersonville Police attempt to identify robbery suspect

Press release from City of Hendersonville: UPDATE: The suspect in the August 23rd robbery of TD Bank has been identified as John Howard Johnson, age 64, of Virginia. Warrants for armed robbery have been obtained, however the suspect’s whereabouts are currently unknown. Mr. Johnson is also being investigated by other local, state and federal authorities […]

Donna Marie Todd name one of four finalists in the Great American Storytelling Contest

Press release on behalf of Donna Marie Todd: Donna Marie Todd, of Black Mountain, professional storyteller and Asheville Storytelling Circle President, is one of four finalists in the Great American Storytelling Contest to be held in Grand Rapids, Minnesota in September. The home of “Prairie Home Companion” and Garrison Keeler, the Minnesota contest celebrates original narrative […]

Sky Lanes to host the Professional Bowlers Association South Open including three PBA Hall of Fame members

Press release from The Professional Bowlers Association: WHAT: PBA50 South Open and Pro-Am WHO: The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and Sky Lanes Bowling Center WHERE: Sky Lanes Bowling Center, 1477 Patton Avenue, Asheville WHEN: Friday, August 23rd – Sunday, August 25th INFO: The PBA’s 50 South Open (for qualifying bowlers age 50 and over) will make […]

Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair to hold events August 23-25

Press release from Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair: From August 23-25, the third annual Another Carolina Anarchist Bookfair will once again be a convergence point for learning and sharing ideas in anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, decolonial organizing. Building on the success of the last two years, we hope to welcome hundreds of people, from the region and beyond, […]

Haywood County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scams

Press release from the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office: There has been a serious uptick over the past few days of concerned citizens calling the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office reporting they were on the receiving end of a phone scam involving office personnel. The person on the receiving end of the call is being told a […]

Sheriff Miller releases statement regarding Governor Cooper’s veto of HB 370

Statement from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Thank you to Governor Cooper for vetoing this unconstitutional bill. Sheriffs across North Carolina must have the ability to determine how to ensure the safety and security for all members of their community as they were elected to do. It is vital that members of our immigrant community […]

Eliada Home opens annual corn maze and fall events to the public Sept. 14

Press release from Eliada Home: On Saturday, September 14th, Western North Carolina’s largest non-profit Corn Maze and fall event will open to the public. All money raised from the 6-week event benefits Eliada’s vast continuum of care for children and youth 0-25 years old. This year, Eliada will maintain some beloved attractions including the tractor ride, […]

NCDOT works to protect endangered gray bats

Press release from North Carolina Department of Transportation:  N.C. Department of Transportation officials are working hand-in-hand with biologists from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to protect endangered gray bats on a bridge in Madison County. NCDOT contacted the federal agency prior to beginning a project to rehabilitate the bridge on Barnard Road over the […]

Upward Elementary School receives $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: Upward Elementary School has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for the creation of a library of sensory tools for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade, a Sensory Path for the entire school, and additional sensory tools for the two school-based Exceptional Children classrooms. Media is […]

Morganton Arts Design and Engineering competition is heading to downtown Morganton September 6- 7

Press release from City of Morganton: Nine Burke County Middle and High School Teams go head to head in an engineering competition this September during the Morganton Festival. The M.A.D.E. (Morganton, Arts, Design and Engineering) Competition will showcase the cutting edge technological skills of Burke County students. Work in Burke, Continental, Leviton, and the City of […]

Mountain Air Outdoor Classic benefits No Barriers USA

Press release from No Barriers USA:  No Barriers USA is pleased to announce Eduardo Garcia as the keynote speaker at the Mountain Air Outdoor Classic. The fundraising event, held Sunday, August 29th and hosted by the Mountain Air Country Club, raises awareness for No Barriers programs through an 18-hole scramble tournament and inspirational dinner. Dedicated […]

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