News Bulletins

Henderson County Education Foundation seeks nominations for 2021 Education Hall of Fame

Press release from Henderson County Education Foundation: The Henderson County Education Foundation is now seeking nominations for the 2021 Education Hall of Fame. Honorees for the Hall of Fame have demonstrated measurable influence or made significant contributions to the growth and development of education in Henderson County. The Hall of Fame provides an opportunity for special […]

Buncombe County Planning Board virtual meeting set for Sept. 14

Press release from Buncombe County: The next Buncombe County Planning Board meeting will take place on Monday, September 14, at 9:30 a.m. This meeting is to be held virtually. Information about this meeting can be found here: Application documents and maps can be found on the Development Project Portal here:

Grants available for diversifying farms in 2021

Press release from WNC Communities: WNC Agricultural Options is now accepting grant applications from farmers diversifying or expanding their businesses. With funding from the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, WNC AgOptions is distributing a total of $216,000 to western North Carolina farmers in 2021. The application deadline is Nov. 20. WNC AgOptions helps offset farmers’ risk […]

Vance Monument Task Force to hold virtual meeting each Thursday through November

Press release from City of Asheville: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Joint City of Asheville & Buncombe County Vance Monument Task Force will hold regular virtual meetings on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. through November 2020 unless otherwise posted.  More information, including ways to view and participate will be posted and updated on the Public Input […]

Asheville Habitat ReStore celebrates 30th anniversary

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: The opening of a used furniture store on Biltmore Avenue in 1990 marked a new chapter for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (then named WNC Habitat for Humanity). Though Covid-19 prevents a big celebration, the milestone is important to mark because the local Home Store was one of […]

Eliada expanding foster care to Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties

Press release from Eliada: Eliada was founded as an orphanage for children who needed a safe roof over their heads and loving care from compassionate adults. Today, Eliada is a modern hub of services for children including residential and non-residential services. The core principles of giving children a safe and loving place to live has remained […]

Hendersonville Farmers Market event celebrates pollinators and Bee Mural project, Sept. 12

Press release from Bee City USA Hendersonville: Hendersonville Farmers Market on Maple Street at the Historic Train Depot is celebrating Pollinator Day on Saturday, September 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Hendersonville Bee City USA booth will distribute free packets of pollinator-friendly seeds (while supplies last) and volunteers will provide tips for planting gardens that […]

Asheville Regional Airport receives $4.25 million FAA grant to reconstruct runway

Press release from the Federal Aviation Administration: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and six U.S. territories. “This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office releases revised policy on Tasers

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has released a newly updated policy on Conducted Energy Devices, which are more commonly known as Tasers. The policy reads in part: “Deputies and detention officers should generally provide a verbal warning to an individual before deploying their TASERs unless providing a verbal warning […]

City of Asheville Capital Projects Dept. launches two surveys on upcoming sidewalk improvements

Press release from City of Asheville: Beginning Sept. 1, the City of Asheville is looking to engage residents on two sidewalk improvement projects. While the survey does not ask for preferences on the design, the comments collected will help staff understand nearby residents’ needs and concerns. The sidewalk improvements will take place in east and west […]

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