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Buncombe TDA to hold monthly joint meeting Sept. 30

Advisory from Explore Asheville: WHAT: The monthly joint meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Nonprofit Corporation. WHEN: Wednesday, September 30, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. WHERE: Due to state and local social distancing orders and to keep everyone safe and healthy, this meeting will be held […]

NCDHHS to provide additional EBT benefits for school children

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced today it will provide additional benefits through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to help families purchase food for children whose access to free and reduced-priced meals at school has been impacted by […]

Ingles awards bonus payments to staff working during COVID-19 crisis

Press release from Business Wire: ASHEVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) reports its most recent efforts to recognize and support associates during the COVID-19 crisis. Robert P. Ingle II, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Since the spring, our associates have met the daily challenge of providing what our customers need in a safe and […]

City of Asheville extends AVL Shares Space initiatives through Jan. 3

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville will be extending the AVL Shares Space initiatives through Jan. 3, 2021, in order to continue providing businesses and organizations with opportunities to expand outdoors during COVID-19. In addition to the extension, new guidelines are being provided to participants that address winter-related accommodations and safety requirements. The goals of […]

Asheville Mayor calls for peaceful protests and condemns violence against individuals and threats directed at police

Statement from Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer: As Mayor of the City of Asheville, I respect and support community members’ right to peacefully protest.  I share the grief and outrage evoked by injustices repeatedly suffered by so many black and brown people in our country.  And I know Asheville to be a community that expresses our […]

Buncombe County K-8 in-person learning begins Monday, Sept. 28

Press release from Buncombe County Schools:  We want to remind you that K-8 students who opted for in-person learning will return to the classroom on an A day/B day Rotation on Monday, September 28. Again, this does NOT apply to families who have already committed to our remote-only option for the remainder of the semester. […]

Hatch AVL hosts JustKibbitz launch party Tuesday, Sept. 29

Press release from Hatch AVL:  Join the Hatch family next Tuesday, September 29 at 8:00 PM to celebrate the launch of Hatch-supported company JustKibbitz. What is JustKibbitz, you ask? JustKibbitz is an online dating platform that allows Jewish moms to be digital matchmakers for their adult children. Just over 2 years ago, two Anthroware employees […]

Mountain BizWorks, Co-Operate WNC bulk ordering outdoor heaters for area businesses

From the Asheville Downtown Association: Mountain BizWorks is partnering with Co-operate WNC to pull together a bulk order of high-quality outdoor heaters. There is a nation-wide rush to get this type of equipment, so a shared buying program is critical for our region. You can participate in this bulk buying program through 5pm on Monday, […]

NCDHHS adds antigen test information to COVID-19 dashboard

Press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:  The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is adding information about antigen testing to the COVID-19 NC Dashboard, including positive COVID-19 cases and deaths diagnosed with an antigen test and the number of antigen tests completed daily. The Centers for Disease Control and […]

State Board of Elections releases closed session minutes

Press release from the North Carolina Board of Elections:  The State Board of Elections Friday morning voted to release the following documents to promote transparency and public confidence in the administration of elections and to ensure voters have accurate information about recent board decisions: Minutes of the September 15 closed session meeting during which the […]

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office warns of Bitcoin scam

From the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office:  The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has recently received numerous reports concerning fraudulent Bitcoin transactions and scams.  The scam currently being reported involves the threat of social security numbers being compromised with the victims being told they owe money to the IRS or other entities.  The victims are being told […]

Blue Ridge Community College establishes Deputy Ryan Hendrix Scholarship Fund in honor of late officer

  Press release from Blue Ridge Community College: To honor the life of Henderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Hendrix, killed in the line of duty on Sept. 10, 2020, Blue Ridge Community College has established the Deputy Ryan Hendrix Scholarship Fund to support students who wish to go through Basic Law Enforcement Training and enter […]

Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust hires Anna Zuevskaya as executive director

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust: The Asheville-Buncombe Community Land Trust (ABCLT) is pleased to announce its appointment of Anna Zuevskaya as the organization’s first Executive Director. Zuevskaya brings over six years of experience working in community organizing and affordable housing for established and emerging nonprofits in both Charlotte, NC, and Greenville, SC. Notably, […]

City of Hendersonville to host 8th annual 5K Turkey Trot

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville’s Wellness Committee will be hosting the 8th Annual Turkey Trot 5k Thanksgiving morning on November 26, 2020. Participants will notice changes aimed at promoting social distancing, but the focus of keeping active and having fun will remain the same. “We realize our numbers will […]

Chad Nesbitt in serious but stable condition at Mission Hospital

Press release from Mission Health: Local journalist Chad Nesbitt is currently a patient at Mission Hospital having received a traumatic brain injury while he was covering the protests in Asheville last evening. Mr. Nesbitt is in serious but stable condition and will be closely monitored in the coming days. His wife, Nancy, asks that the […]

Hendersonville City Council members hold community ‘Council Conversations’

Press release from City of Hendersonville: Hendersonville City Council Members are venturing outside the traditional council meeting format to offer a series of ‘Council Conversations’ in the community.  2020 marks the third year Council Members have hosted collaborative meetings in various neighborhoods throughout the City. “It is more important than ever for elected leaders to […]

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino wins 2020 Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice award

Press release from Harrah’s Cherokee Casino: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Traveler’s Choice award-winner in the category of hotels. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known […]

Asheville City Council to hold work session on proposed hotel development regulations, Oct. 13

Press release from the City of Asheville: City Council will hold a remote Work Session on Proposed Hotel Development Regulations on October 13, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. Please note public comment is not taken at Council Worksessions. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting which the public can […]

Richmond Hill Park bond project completed

Press release from the City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the completion of another bond project that enriches the quality of life in our community.  Construction is complete on a new community picnic shelter and restroom facility at Richmond Hill Park, 280 Richmond Hill Drive. Key features of this project […]

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