News Bulletins

Gov. Roy Cooper extends 11 p.m. alcohol curfew through September

Press release from Governor Cooper’s Press Office: RALEIGH: In an effort to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order 162 to extend the limited hours on the sale of alcoholic drinks in North Carolina. As the state continues to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Order requires restaurants to end […]

Buncombe County detention officer tests positive for COVID-19

Press release from Buncombe County Sherriff’s Office: A detention officer at the Buncombe County Detention Facility has tested positive for COVID-19. A Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) Contact Tracer notified the officer of their exposure to an individual that tested positive for COVID-19. The officer was immediately tested for COVID-19 and went into […]

Buncombe County upgrades 911 system, improves location accuracy

Press release from Buncombe County: Does 911 really know where you are? Thanks to the work of multiple Buncombe County departments, the location information emergency responders depend on is more accurate than ever before. While Emergency Services has always had reliable data, the County’s work on the statewide deployment of Next Generation 911 (NG911) means […]

NC among top US states for child marriage, says Buncombe Register of Deeds

Press release from Buncombe County Register of Deeds:  In the State of North Carolina, 14 year olds can still legally get married. Yes, you read that right. A ninth grader can still legally get a marriage license in NC, but only if she is pregnant. Therefore, this arcane and inappropriate practice disproportionately harms girls. Over […]

Blue Ridge Humane invites supporters to host ‘barkyard’ parties in lieu of annual fundraiser

Press release from Blue Ridge Humane Society: Hendersonville, NC—Blue Ridge Humane is taking our annual fundraiser to the dogs with the Barkyard Parties on September 19, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the annual Wags to Riches event has been transformed into a small-scale, host-your-own, satellite events to celebrate the love of animals, and connect with other […]

Artists Against Overdose concert to stream live at 2 p.m.

Message from Tin Roof Echo: Last year, we lost dozens of artists to overdose deaths. Today, on Overdose Awareness Day, let’s come together through music and community to raise awareness about overdose prevention strategies like naloxone and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death. Join us as we perform for the Artists Against Overdose Concert […]

Eliada corn maze seeks volunteers

Announcement from Eliada Homes: Eliada’s Annual Corn Maze is the agency’s single largest fundraiser. Through your volunteer support, you are directly impacting the lives of vulnerable children in our community. Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer roles range from: Maintaining our beautiful corn maze trails! Hosting one of our many attractions including the jumping pillow or the slides! […]

Buncombe County offices to close for Labor Day

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Emergency and public safety services remain open. Public Libraries All Buncombe County Library locations will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. The digital library is always available at Recreation Services All parks are open […]

APD requests information on Patton Ave. stabbing

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department (APD) is seeking information on a stabbing that occurred at approximately 9:15 p.m. on August 29. APD responded to the 600 block of Patton Avenue after receiving a report of a person suffering from a gunshot wound. When officers arrived they located the victim suffering […]

Hendersonville seeks input on new police chief

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville is seeking feedback from the public as they begin their search to find the next Hendersonville Police Chief. A survey is available on the city’s website to gather community input on the opportunities facing the department and the qualities desired in the future chief. Citizens are […]

Asheville Regional Airport relocates cellphone lot

Press release from the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) has relocated its AVL Cell Phone Lot. The new location is directly across from the main entrance, on Airport Road/Hwy 280, and is part of the newly constructed parking lots. The Cell Phone Lot is a complimentary parking lot where visitors can […]

Local music businesses to light up exteriors in red on Sept. 1 in support of the RESTART Act

Press release from d&b audiotechnik Americas: #WeMakeEvents #RedAlertRESTART represents a major call to action on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, imploring the US Congress to pass the RESTART Act (S.3814) as quickly as possible, offering economic relief to the Live Events Industry, which has been shuttered since March 2020, putting millions of people out of work. The movement […]

Deadline to apply for Asheville Fringe Festival 2021 is Sept. 23

Press release from Asheville Fringe Festival: Plans for Asheville’s 19th annual Fringe Festival in January 2021 are far from finalized, with possibilities ranging from an all-digital event to streamed performances by out-of-town artists, and locals having the option to be onstage, in person. Whatever the form it takes, the Asheville Fringe Society Board is committed […]

Asheville City Council urges community to stay safe, not engage with outside protesters

Statement from Asheville City Council: Members of our community, We are aware of possible protests planned for this weekend by groups who do not live here or support the work we are doing in Asheville.  We, as a Council, want to encourage residents to stay home, stay safe. The protestors will likely be carrying weapons […]

Henderson County launches post-overdose response team

Press release from The Free Clinics: The Free Clinics announced that a new program is set to launch after a brief delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Late in 2019, Henderson County was awarded a Community Linkages to Care Grant for a Post-Overdose Response Team (PORT). Through this program, Certified Peer Support Specialists will work […]

Asheville commissions to meet Aug. 31-Sept. 3

Notices from the City of Asheville: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a remote meeting of the Riverfront Design Review and Planning Committee on Monday, Aug. 31, at 1:00 pm.  More information, including ways to view and engage, will be posted on the committee page and the PublicInput Engagement Hub page.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the […]

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