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West Henderson High School student named Rachel Rivers-Coffey North Carolina High School Journalist of the Year

Press release from North Carolina Scholastic Media Association:  The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association has announced West Henderson High School journalist Elise Trexler as the 2020 Rachel Rivers-Coffey North Carolina High School Journalist of the Year. Trexler is the editor-in-chief of the West Henderson (Hendersonville) school newspaper, Wingspan. Judges noted her editorial leadership, skillful storytelling […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to host job fair, Feb. 25

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care:  What: Pardee UNC Health Care will host a job fair to fill positions, including opportunities for registered nurses, nursing assistants, certified medical assistance, certified surgical technicians and laboratory. When: Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Where: First Citizens Bank Community Room 539 N. Main Street Hendersonville, N.C. Why:  To […]

UNC Asheville hosts high school juniors for college preview open house

Press release from UNCA:  UNC Asheville will host Junior Preview Day on Saturday, Feb. 29, welcoming high school juniors and their families to get a head start on their college search.  Junior Preview Day is a free, open house experience designed for juniors, featuring the University’s academics, student life programs, and campus services. Admission staff […]

Buncombe County Election Services seeking election day workers

Press release from Buncombe County government:  Buncombe County Election Services is now hiring Election Day positions for the March 3 Primary. Election Day workers receive a flat rate of $175 – $260 depending on the responsibilities of the position. Workers are required to attend a three-hour training, set up their precinct the Monday night before the […]

Christian Diehm

WCU lectures explore sustainability and the environment March 16-19

Press release from Western Carolina University: A series of three lectures in March will explore Western Carolina University’s campus theme of sustainability and the environment. The lectures, collectively titled “Connected to Nature: Human-Nature Bonding and 21st-Century Environmental Advocacy, Conservation and Education,” will be presented by Christian Diehm, professor of philosophy and environmental ethics at the […]

N.C. Stage Company presents “Well” March 18-April 12

Press release from the N.C. Stage Company: Since 2008, North Carolina Stage Company has partnered with Immediate Theatre Project to present one of the plays of their Main Stage season, including such plays as The Glass Menagerie (2011), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2017), and last season’s audience favorite Silent Sky. This year, Immediate Theatre […]

Great Falls cast

WNC premiere of “Great Falls” at 35below March 6-22

Press release from Asheville Community Theatre: Premiering in Western North Carolina, Great Falls by Lee Blessing shines a light on contemporary issues such as the breakdown of the traditional family, intimacy and how we deal with life-altering decisions. Mounted by Mockingbird Theatre Productions (MTP), Great Falls opens on the 35below stage Friday, March 6, and […]

Ingles SoCon Fan Experience

Ingles SoCon Fan Experience returns March 6-8 with SoCon Basketball Championships

Press release from the Southern Conference: The Southern Conference and Ingles announced today the lineup of activities for the second annual Ingles SoCon Fan Experience, which will take place Friday, March 6, through Sunday, March 8, inside the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville during the Ingles SoCon Basketball Championships presented by General Shale. The event will […]

Hendersonville Art Scape banner artists chosen

Press release from ArtScape: Forty outstanding artworks by adult artists – as well as pieces by eight young artists under 18 years old — were recently chosen by a distinguished juror for the upcoming 2020 ArtScape Banner Project.  The current outdoor exhibit of art banners displayed on light posts in downtown Hendersonville and along Historic […]

Buncombe County offices close at noon, Feb. 20

Press release from Buncombe County: County Offices Closing at noon, Feb. 20 Due to the predicted snow accumulation for this afternoon, County offices will be closing at noon today. Emergency and mandated services remain open. Libraries and Parks All Buncombe County Libraries and Parks will close at noon today and will follow the County’s closing schedule. […]

Asheville City government offices close at noon, Public Works prepared to respond to snow

Press release from City of Asheville: City government offices will close at noon today, Feb. 20, due to predicted snow. This includes City recreation centers. City meetings and City-sponsored programs will be cancelled as well. As of now, ART bus service and City Sanitation service are on schedule. Once snow starts, please for any updates. […]

Office of Equity and Inclusion and Rainbow Community School to hold documentary screenings for Black History Month

Press release from the city of Asheville Human Relations Commission member Chris Winebrenner: February is Black History Month and the Office of Equity and Inclusion is partnering with the Rainbow Community School (574 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806) for a Black History Month Film Screening. I am a sitting commissioner on the Human Relations Commission […]

Reward offered for information related to Feb.9 homicide

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: A reward of $1000.00 is being offered for information related to the death of Jailyn Dumari Morton on February 10 in Hillcrest Apartments. Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

Vaya Health Board of Directors calls special meeting for Feb. 20

Press release from Vaya Health Board of Directors: The Vaya Health Board of Directors will hold a special called meeting pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12(b) on Thursday, Feb.20, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Participation is available in person at 200 Ridgefield Ct. Suite 206, Asheville, NC 28806, or by telephone. The agenda will be posted on […]

Asheville Police looking for assistance to locate dog owner

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is seeking information on the identity of the owner of a dog. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 18 the victim and one other person were sitting on their porch, sharing a plate of food, when they were approached by an adult husky, with a […]

Asheville Mardi Gras Parade returns to South Slope, bringing fun along with traffic/parking impacts

Press release from the city of Asheville: This Sunday, Feb. 23, the Asheville Mardi Gras Parade  returns to the South Slope. The parade begins at 3 p.m. Lineup and float assembly will take place in surface parking lots along Asheland Avenue. The parade begins on Hilliard Avenue at Asheland Avenue, down south Coxe Avenue and […]

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