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AdventHealth Hendersonville implements flu visitor restrictions

Press release from AdventHealth Hendersonville: To fulfill our commitment to provide you with the safest health care, AdventHealth Hendersonville has implemented visitor restrictions for the safety of our patients, care teams and our visitors. If you have ANY FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS including cough, please POSTPONE YOUR VISIT until your symptoms are gone. Thank you for taking […]

Rallies to support Trump impeachment in Asheville and Sylva on Dec. 17

Press release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, at 5:30 pm, the evening before the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on articles of impeachment, activists will gather at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville as part of the nationwide “Nobody Is Above the Law” rallies. The Asheville rally is one […]

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Asheville Police Department to establish downtown district in January

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Beginning in January of 2020, the Asheville Police Department (APD) will add a new patrol district, as well as realign existing patrol districts. These changes will directly impact APD’s ability to deliver public safety services citywide through improved response times, increased community policing efforts, and enhanced relationships with […]

Open enrollment for ACA health insurance enrollment extended to Dec. 18

Statement from U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Dec 16, 2019 Affordable Care Act Eligibility & enrollment “CMS’s primary goal is to provide a seamless Open Enrollment experience for consumers and ensure that those Americans who want coverage offered through the Exchange can enroll in a plan. In an abundance of caution, to accommodate […]

City of Hendersonville announces holiday closings and collection schedule

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: All City of Hendersonville government offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. Offices will also be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Holiday Collection Schedule Tuesday 12/24/19 – Regular Schedule Wednesday 12/25/19 – […]

Pardee UNC Health Care implements flu season restrictions

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it will implement visitor restrictions, effective immediately, in response to flu season. As part of visitor restrictions, Pardee asks that: Only immediate family members visit patients. All children 12 and under not visit the hospital. Children are more susceptible to infections […]

Interfaith Assistance Ministry holiday food drive

Interfaith Assistance Ministry collects over 600 pounds in holiday food drive

Press release from Interfaith Assistance Ministry: Laurel Park Shopping Center’s merchants collected over 600 pounds of holiday foods plus cash donations Thursday to give back to local families in need through its eighth annual Holiday Food drive for Interfaith Assistance Ministry. Organized by Joseph Laughter of Joseph Laughter Clothier and partner Scott Keels and broadcast […]

Tickets on sale or 2020 concert series at Pilot Cove Amphitheater

Press release from EchoMix Entertainment: EchoMix Entertainment and Pilot Cove announce ​2​nd Saturdays Live​, taking place monthly at Pilot Cove Amphitheater from May through September 12, featuring high-end Touring & Regional Bands, NC Songsmiths, Food Trucks, Local Beer Vendors, and Craft Vendors in a Micro-Fest format from 6pm to 11pm on the 2​nd Saturday of […]

Buncombe County nominations being Accepted for 2020 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Press release from Buncombe County: Volunteers are an integral part of our community. They give their time and energy to important causes often without reward or recognition. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups, and businesses that make significant contributions to their community through volunteer service.The awards […]

New book explores lives of Smoky Mountain residents

Press release from Holly Kays: A new book by Smoky Mountains resident Holly Kays offers an intimate look into the lives of some of the diverse and fascinating people who call this mountainous region home. “Trailblazers & Traditionalists: Modern-day Smoky Mountain People” is a compilation of 33 feature stories written previously published in the weekly newsmagazine […]

UNCA launches new merit-based Chancellor’s Scholarship

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville has launched a new merit scholarship program to recognize students with exceptional academic accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and potential to be a pace-setter in their future endeavors in their academic life and future beyond college. The Chancellor’s Scholarship is funded by the Selby and Richard McRae Foundation through a […]

Carolina Mountains Literary Festival call for artists

Press release from Yancey County Tourism: Carolina Mountains Literary Festival is looking for original artwork for its 15th annual event, Sept. 10-12, 2020, in Burnsville, NC. The artwork will serve as the image/logo for the festival in all promotional materials. Artists of all ages may create and submit a high-resolution photograph of a painting, drawing, […]

Aaron Burdett wins national songwriting competition with “A Couple Broken Windows”

Press release from Organic Records: North Carolina songwriter Aaron Burdett has won first place in the folk category of the USA Songwriting Competition with his song “A Couple Broken Windows” from his album, Refuge, released by Organic Records. Since 1995, the competition has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands and recording artists in all genres for their […]

Asheville City Schools to introduce new superintendent on Dec. 18

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Below is the announcement that Shaunda Sandford, Chair of the Asheville City Board of Education, shared with staff and families earlier today. —————– Good Afternoon Cougar Families! This is Shaunda Sandford, Chair of the Asheville City Board of Education, with an exciting announcement about our district. I’m happy to announce […]

The Princeton Review lists Western Carolina University as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America

Press release from Western Carolina University:  Western Carolina University has been listed by The Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in North America for the ninth consecutive year. WCU is included in the 2019 edition of the education services company’s “Guide to Green Colleges.” The guide profiles 413 higher education institutions […]

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