News Bulletins

Asheville seeks applicants for city boards and commissions by Nov. 23

Press release from the City of Asheville: Advertised Vacancies for Members – see flyer Unless otherwise stated, the application deadline for these vacancies is Monday, Nov. 23 at 5:00 p.m. City Council is scheduled to make appointments at the Tuesday, Dec. 8, Council Meeting. ABC BOARD – The members oversee the operation and administration of […]

Hendersonville reports Zeta-related untreated wastewater spills

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: On October 1, 1999, House Bill 1160 was enacted by the N.C. General Assembly, requiring that all local governments, animal operations, industries and others who operate wastewater collection and handling systems issue a news press release when a spill of 1,000 gallons or more reaches surface waters. In […]

Buncombe Sheriff seeks suspect in vehicle breaking and enterings

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to identify a suspect wanted in connection to several motor vehicle breaking and entering cases in the Leicester area. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect can contact Detective Aaron Sutton at 828-250-4548 or email him […]

N.C. 226 rock slide

Rockslide closes N.C. 226 between McDowell, Mitchell counties

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: A rockslide early Friday morning closed the primary route between Mitchell and McDowell counties. The slide occurred on N.C. 226 about one-half mile north of U.S. 221 and covered both lanes with dirt, rock and trees after Tropical Storm Zeta moved through the area. N.C. Department of […]

NCDHHS, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority create nation’s first Indian Managed Care Entity

Press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) have entered into a contract to support the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) in addressing the health needs of American Indian/Alaskan Native Medicaid beneficiaries. This Indian Managed […]

Receipt deadline is Nov. 12 for N.C. ballots postmarked by Election Day

Press release from the N.C. State Board of Elections: County boards of elections in North Carolina will accept mail-in ballots received by Thursday, Nov. 12, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to uphold this deadline. “Even with the deadline extension, we encourage voters […]

New rent index for Asheville up 2% since start of pandemic

Press release from Apartment List: Welcome to the November 2020 Asheville Rent Report. Asheville rents increased over the past month. In this report, we’ll evaluate trends in the Asheville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation. Asheville rents increase sharply over the past month Asheville rents have increased 1.5% over the past […]

Asheville Parks & Rec receives donation for new BuildOut program

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce a donation of $2,000 from the Asheville Homebuilders Association (AHBA) for the development of a new program called BuildOut. The program focuses on teaching youth basic building skills such as learning how to select appropriate materials and tools, best safety […]

COVID-19 cluster identified at Town of Waynesville Finance Department office

Press release from Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency: The Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency has identified a COVID-19 cluster connected to the Town of Waynesville Finance Department. Five employees and two close contacts of those employees have tested positive for COVID-19. “This goes back to our ‘It Only Takes One’ slide from […]

A-B Tech Board of Trustees to meet Nov. 2

Press release from A-B Tech Community College: A-B Tech Community College Board of Trustees Meeting November 2, 2020 – 3:00 P.M. Brumit Center for Culinary Arts Tillman Dining Room The Board Meeting will be streamed live on: * indicates items in packet + indicates action required Address comments and questions to the Board at […]

Buncombe County releases COVID-19 community update for Oct. 29

Press release from Buncombe County: As of October 29, 2020, there have been 4,116 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County residents. Sadly, 103 people have passed away from a COVID-related death. Our seven day average for cases per day has increased to 43. Our local percent positivity has continued to increase and is now at […]

Asheville car insurance cheapest in the nation, study says

“The cost of car insurance in Asheville, North Carolina is the cheapest across all U.S. cities,” announced Insurify in a press communication detailing the results of an analysis of 25.5 million car insurance quotes. “Drivers in Asheville save 59% on their auto policy compared with drivers nationwide.” More information about the study and its conclusions […]

RiverLink becomes new holder of conservation easement on historic Wilma Dykeman property

Press release from RiverLink: RiverLink is now the holder of a conservation agreement on the historic Wilma Dykeman property in North Asheville. At a little over 11 acres in size, the property is the childhood home of Wilma, a well-known historian, environmental activist, and author of many books including The French Broad. Published in 1955, her […]

Asheville City Schools amending food distribution sites for Oct. 29, ending activities early

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Due to high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding, please know our outstanding transportation and school nutrition staff will NOT be able to deliver meals at Hillcrest Apartments, Klondyke Apartments and the Livingston Street Area (including Herb Watts Park, Walton Street Park and the Wesley Grant Center) for today, Thursday, […]

Mission Health partners with Sarah Cannon to advance comprehensive cancer programs

Press release from Mission Health: Mission Health has partnered with Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, to expand its comprehensive cancer services for the thousands of patients facing the disease across the western North Carolina region. Through the collaboration, patients will have greater access to world-class cancer care programs, including expanded nurse navigation programs, […]

Green Race organizers: No in-person spectators for Nov. 7 extreme whitewater event

Press release from race organizers: On the first Saturday of November each year many of the best paddlers in the world descend on western North Carolina to participate in the annual Green Race. The race is considered by many as the most competitive and coveted extreme whitewater race on the planet. The half-mile course drops […]

Injured bear hunter successfully rescued by Haywood County team

Press release from Haywood County Emergency Management Team: Last night at approximately 5:00 p.m. Haywood County received notice that a local bear hunter, Richard Warren, had been injured in a fall above Sunburst campground off of Lake Logan Road. Lake Logan-Cecil Volunteer Fire Department and Haywood County EMS were initially dispatched and upon assessing the […]

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