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Gibbins Advisors announced as independent monitor for Mission/HCA deal compliance

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust: Dogwood Health Trust announced today that Gibbins Advisors will be the Independent Monitor that will help ensure HCA Healthcare’s compliance with its commitment to provide quality healthcare across Western North Carolina. Gibbins Advisors is a health care consulting firm based in White Plains, New York, and has substantial experience […]

Fish and Wildlife Service announces $100,000 challenge to save nation’s bats

Press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing a $100,000 challenge to combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), a lethal fungus that has killed millions of bats in North America and pushed some native bat species to the brink of extinction. Funding will be awarded to individuals who identify […]

Warren Haynes announces live Christmas Jam album and film

Press release from Press Here Publicity: As a lead up to next week’s announcement for Christmas Jam 2019, GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, producer, revered guitarist, and Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes has announced a never-before-released live album and film, Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 16, out Wednesday, Dec. 13, via Evil Teen Records. Recorded at Warren […]

Blue Ridge Parkway announces fall and winter road maintenance projects

Press release from the National Park Service: National Park Service managers today announced three upcoming projects that may affect Parkway travel in the coming weeks. Visitors should anticipate one-lane or intermittent, temporary closures in active work zones. Affected sections for all projects close at approximately 8 a.m. each weekday and re-open daily by 4:30 p.m. […]

September local labor numbers show steady Asheville job growth

Press release from the North Carolina Justice Center: National and state labor market indicators reflect slow but continued job growth, with unemployment rates at 3.3 percent and 3.5 percent respectively in September. While resilient in the face of a slowing economy, these measures mask regional challenges where stubbornly high unemployment rates, coupled with job loss, […]

City of Asheville shares CODE PURPLE network resources

Press release from the City of Asheville: As temperatures begin to drop we want to make sure people know where to go when frigid weather strikes. If you or someone you know needs shelter, the following sites are available when the Asheville-Buncombe CODE PURPLE is in effect. The Asheville Homeless Coalition has called a Code […]

Charles Frazier will lead a keynote conversation at NCWN Fall Conference, Nov. 8

Press release from North Carolina Writers’ Network: Due to an unavoidable conflict, the NCWN 2019 Fall Conference will not open with a Keynote Address by bestselling, prize-winning North Carolina novelist Ron Rash, who has had to cancel his appearance. Instead, the conference will open with a Keynote Conversation with bestselling, prize-winning North Carolina novelist Charles […]

Author Joel Glanzberg to host Global Regenerative Design talk on Nov. 19

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University: At 6:30p.m. on Nov. 19 at Lenoire Rhyne University, author Joel Glanzberg will be hosting a talk on “Global Regenerative Design” The social and ecological crises we face are, to a large extent, the result of poor design of human systems. By integrating principles drawn from permaculture, biomimicry, bioremediation, “living […]

“The God of Hell” comes to Asheville Community Theatre Nov. 1-17

Press release from Asheville Community Theatre: “What have you done to deserve such rampant freedom?” Penned as a response to the 9/11 tragedy, Sam Shepard’s The God of Hell is the latest endeavor of Ellipsis Theatre Company. Playing for three weekends, Nov. 1-17 (Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 […]

Indivisible Asheville kicks off yearlong voter engagement campaign

Press release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: Indivisible Asheville/WNC (“Indivisible AVL”), a nonprofit grassroots group focused on defending democracy with informed community action, will host two events this fall as the launch of a year-long voter engagement campaign. Indivisible AVL will host a kick-off event “Let’s All Vote: 2020 Starts Now” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 6:00-7:30 […]

APD implements written consent to search policy

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (October 29, 2019): The Asheville Police Department (APD) is dedicated to furthering our commitment to transparency and accountability. The APD has updated its existing Search and Seizure policy to incorporate the use of a written consent form to ensure that residents have a full understanding of their […]

Bailey Mountain Cloggers win 28th National Championship

Press release from Mars Hill University: They’ve done it again! The Bailey Mountain Cloggers, Mars Hill University’s championship precision clogging team, won yet another national title at the America’s Clogging Hall of Fame (ACHF) National Clogging Championships in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Oct. 25-26. The team received the overall highest score at the competition in the Young […]

Cigna renews contract with Mission Health; will remain in network

Press release from Mission Health and Cigna: Mission Health and Cigna have entered into a multi-year agreement for Mission Hospital’s continued participation in Cigna networks. This agreement means all Mission Health entities and providers previously contracted with Cigna remain in-network with no disruption in coverage. Both Mission Health and Cigna are pleased to reach agreement […]

Sen. Thom Tillis issues statement on Miller noncompliance with ICE detainer

Press release from Sen. Thom Tillis: Today, Senator Thom Tillis issued a statement after the Buncombe County Sheriff’s office released an individual from jail despite a detainer request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to transfer his custody prior to his release. The inmate was charged with multiple counts of statutory sex offense with […]

N.C. lawmakers lead federal bill to stop sanctuary cities

Press release from Senator Thom Tillis: Today, Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Representatives Dan Bishop (R-NC-9), Ted Budd (R-NC-13) and Richard Hudson (R-NC-8) introduced the Immigration Detainer Enforcement Act, legislation that will help stop sanctuary cities. The Senate bill is co-sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), David Perdue […]

Ivy River Partners

Ivy River Partners screens “Guardians of Our Troubled Waters” on Nov. 13

Press release from Ivy River Partners: Join us Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. at the Marshall Container Company in downtown Marshall for a special opportunity to see the Guardians of Our Troubled Waters, presented by the director himself. Entry is free, but we ask that you please bring a donation to help cover the cost […]

She Kills Monsters

TheatreUNCA stages “She Kills Monsters” Nov. 14-17

Press conference from UNC Asheville: TheatreUNCA will perform an entirely student-run production of She Kills Monsters, a fantasy play written by award-winning playwright Qui Nguyen, with four performances in UNC Asheville’s Carol Belk Theatre. Directed by UNC Asheville senior drama student Lea Gilbert, the show will premiere Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., with evening […]

Extinction Rebellion WNC holds Nov. 5 March on City Hall

Press release from Extinction Rebellion WNC: In response to the call for a citywide day of action on Tuesday, Nov. 5, members of Extinction Rebellion WNC have organized a March on City Hall. Community members concerned about the climate emergency are encouraged to gather at Pritchard Park in Downtown Asheville at 5:00 p.m. to march on […]

Hendersonville reschedules Treat Street Carnival to Nov. 1

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: Downtown Hendersonville, Henderson County Parks and Recreation Department and Hola Community Arts have been forced to reschedule Treat Street Carnival to Friday, Nov. 1, due to impending weather conditions on Thursday, Oct. 31. The activity schedule for the event will remain as originally planned aside from the date […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office releases statement on Marvin Torres

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Mr. Marvin Torres was taken into custody by the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office on May 4, 2017, and convicted for Indecent Liberties with a Minor on Oct. 28, 2019. He was sentenced to time served by Judge Thornburg and released from the Buncombe County Detention Facility on […]

North Fork project to disrupt Asheville water Nov. 8-9, Nov. 22

Press release from the City of Asheville: As the City of Asheville moves into the final phase of the North Fork Waterline Bypass Project, we want to let everyone know about key dates for the final installations. This phase of the project involves a tie-in to a 36-inch transmission line very near the source at […]

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