News Bulletins

Majik Studios and MG Mills Studio selected for National Juried Fiber Show

Press release from Majik Studios: Marbled wearable art pieces by local artists Pam Granger Gale and Marcia Mills have been selected for “A Stitch to Wear: Wearable Art Exhibition” in Cumberland County, Maryland at the Allegany Arts Council, 9 N. Centre Street, Cumberland, MD. A marbled vest with matching bow tie and pocket square were […]

Festival of Trees returns, Dec. 5

Press release from Children’s Center of Transylvania County:  Scores of volunteers at the Children’s Center of Transylvania County here are scurrying through a checklist of last-minute preparations for one of the area’s biggest holiday happenings, the Festival of Trees. It’s a major fund-raiser for the Children’s Center, which runs programs for children who are victims […]

Health department shares information about romaine lettuce recall

Press advisory from Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services: Update from NCDHHS – DPH: Romaine Lettuce Recall Over the weekend, there was an expanded recall of romaine lettuce due to e. coli contamination and illnesses in several states Update from NC DPH: Romaine Lettuce Recall nationwide. Here is the release from CDC: […]

Five things to know about Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Press release from Buncombe County: Lake Julian Festival of Lights has become a holiday tradition for many in Buncombe County over the past 19 years. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, the park becomes a dazzling wonderland with thousands of twinkling lights and holiday scenes you can enjoy from the comfort of your personal vehicle. Before […]

Buncombe County seeks volunteers for Strategic Partnership Grant Committee

Press release from Buncombe County: On Nov. 5, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution establishing revised guidelines for the funding of nonprofit agencies. Strategic Partnership Grant funding is granted to nonprofit organizations working toward outcomes in alignment with County Commissioner goals. As part of the approved guidelines, a new committee is being established to […]

WNCRAQA opens public comment period on draft Title V Air Quality Permit for Duke Energy Progress, Inc. – Asheville Steam Plant

Press release from Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency: The Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) announces its intent to issue a Title V Permit with a PSD modification to Duke Energy Progress, Inc.- Asheville Steam Electric Plant located at 200 CP&L Drive in Arden, North Carolina. Duke Energy Progress, Inc. (DEP) operates […]

Fania Davis presents new book at THE BLOCK on Dec. 2

Press release from THE BLOCK off biltmore: What: THE BLOCK off biltmore presents Fania Davis discussing her new book, Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice: Black Lives, Justice, and U.S. Social Transformation. Where: THE BLOCK off biltmore, 39 S. Market Street, Asheville, NC 28801 When: Monday, Dec. 2, 7:00pm Who: Fania E. Davis, a […]

Buncombe County Board of Adjustment public meeting agenda for Dec. 11

Press release from Buncombe County: This is to inform you that the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment will hold public hearings on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room located at 200 College Street, 3rd Floor, Room 326, Asheville, NC to consider the following applications: ZPH2019-00044: Warren […]


REVOLVE NOW avant-garde performance comes to Asheville Art Museum Dec. 12

Press release from the Asheville Art Museum: The Asheville Art Museum and MAP/REVOLVE present REVOLVE NOW at the Asheville Art Museum on Thursday, December 12, 5-8pm. The three-hour evening of sound, performance, and spoken word vignettes features performers stationed throughout the building and its grounds to animate the space and fill it with some of […]

Southern LGBTQ Health Survey reveals high rates of HIV, low frequency of HIV testing

Press release from the Campaign for Southern Equality: On December 1 the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS) will acknowledge World AIDS Day, an annual day dedicated to supporting those who are living with HIV, honoring those who have died from an AIDS-related illness, and committing to efforts to […]

Asheville Humane Society waives adoption fees for all cats and kittens, Nov. 27-30

Press release from Asheville Humane Society: Fee-Waived Felines! Wednesday, November 27 Friday, November 29 Saturday, November 30 Hours: 10 AM – 6 PM Wednesday, Friday & Saturday We will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving. Animal rooms are closed daily from 1-2pm for naptime. WAIVED adoption fees for all cats and kittens! Asheville Humane Society is […]

N.C. Department of Health and Human Services opens energy assistance grants Dec. 2

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will begin accepting applications through county social services departments for the state’s Low-Income Energy Assistance Program on Monday, Dec. 2. Households including a person aged 60 or older, or disabled individuals receiving services through […]

Buncombe County makes new voting district info available online

Press release from Buncombe County: On Nov. 20, Buncombe County Election Services received the official update to the NC Senate, NC House, and Buncombe County Commissioner districts from the NC State Board of Elections. Voter records have been updated to reflect these changes. Voters whose districts have changed will receive a new voter registration card […]

AARP sponsors musical garden at Charles D. Owen Park

Press release from Buncombe County Recreation Services: Thanks to a grant from AARP, everyone can share in the joy and freedom of playing all the right notes at a new musical garden in Charles D. Owen Park. Thoughtful consideration was given to the sensory, physical, social-emotional, and developmental features of the new outdoor play space. […]

WNC Sierra Club announces Environmental Recognition Awards winners

Press release from the WNC Sierra Club: The WNC Sierra Club will present its annual Environmental Recognition Awards on Thursday, Dec. 5, at its Potluck Holiday Party. The awards are made in recognition of local individuals, institutions and businesses whose actions reflect their commitment to preserving the environment. The party gets underway at 6:30 p.m. […]

Andrew Celwyn announces run for Buncombe County Commission Chair

Press release from Andrew Celwyn: Local small-business owner, Tourism Development Board member, and community organizer Andrew Celwyn will be running for the Democratic nomination for Buncombe County Commission Chair. Andrew is running for County Commission because he has seen the talent, generosity, and commitment of those who live in Buncombe while also witnessing the under-reported […]

Nonprofit Mornings hosts Heather Talley for talk on white supremacy in nonprofits Dec. 13

Press release from Nonprofit Mornings: Theme = Misdirection – White Women doing White Supremacy in Nonprofits Speaker = Heather Talley, Co-Director of Organizational Strategy and Practice, Amy Mandel Katina Rodis Fund Date = Friday, Dec. 13 Time = 8:00–9:30 a.m. Location = Tap Haus (@ Whole Foods, 4 South Tunnel Road,Asheville) Presented By = Auxilium […]

Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle announces Dec. 11 Asheville show

Press release from the U.S. Cellular Center Asheville: The U.S. Cellular Center is proud to announce Dave Chappelle at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Wednesday, December 11th. The internationally recognized stand-up comedian and actor’s trademark wit and sharp, irreverent social commentary explores race, popular culture, sex, drugs, politics, and fame. Arguably the most-touring comic on […]

Asheville releases final report on 100% renewable energy goal

Press release from the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville is one of 19 local governments within the State of North Carolina committed to setting renewable energy goals. The City partnered with Buncombe County staff to engage a consultant, The Cadmus Group, to develop a road map to implement City Council’s 100% Renewable Energy […]

BeLoved Asheville to host Thanksgiving events Nov. 27-28

Press release from BeLoved Asheville: BeLoved Asheville to Host Fiesta and gratitude events for Thanksgiving week Wednesday, Nov. 27, 10:30 am, Elders Free Farmers Market, 36 Grove Street, Asheville, NC 28801 Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 10 North Market St., 28801 4-6 p.m., Community Thanksgiving Celebration. A Thanksgiving Celebration for the entire community and especially […]

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