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Pardee UNC Health now accepting applications for junior volunteer summer program

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care is accepting applications for the 2021 Junior Volunteer Summer Program through Wednesday, April 21. The 2021 summer session begins at orientation on Friday June 18, or Friday, June 25, and continues through August 6. Students can complete the applications and forms found online. As […]

Asheville P.E.A.K. Academy wins $150k grant from Glass Foundation

Press release from Asheville P.E.A.K. Academy: Asheville P.E.A.K. Academy proudly announces it has received a $150,000 grant from the Asheville-based Glass Foundation to support the purchase of new classroom furniture and interactive classroom technology.  Asheville P.E.A.K. Academy, a new public charter school, will open this August serving students in Kindergarten, First, and Second Grade, and will add a grade […]

Buncombe County offices will be closed April 2; public libraries closed April 2-5

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Buncombe County Offices Closed Friday, April 2 Buncombe County offices and public libraries will be closed on Friday, April 2. Public Libraries All Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed April 2-5. The Digital Library is always available. Recreation Services Administrative offices will be closed Friday, April 2. All parks are open […]

Bullington Gardens releases master plan for grounds and program expansion

Press release from Bullington Gardens: Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public botanical garden, announces plans to redesign and expand the usability of its grounds to enhance the organization’s mission. Over 20 years ago, as Bullington was germinating in its earliest seedling stage, director John Murphy and landscape architect Matt Sprouse imagined ways the […]

Buncombe Board of Education to meet in regular session Thursday, April 1

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on April 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC via Electronic Means. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Beaucatcher Room for the purpose of discussing […]

WNC VA Health Care System is now providing COVID-19 vaccines for veterans, their spouses and caregivers

Press release from the Charles George VA Medical Center:  The Western North Carolina VA Health Care System has begun providing COVID-19 vaccines to all Veterans, their spouses and caregivers participating in the VA’s Program of General Caregiver Support Services.   All Veterans can call 828-298-7911, ext. 4436 to set up an appointment for shot clinics […]

Hendersonville city offices to close April 2 in observance of Good Friday

Press release from the city of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville government offices will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday. Garbage, recycling, and brush collection will be operating on a regular schedule. For water/sewer issues occurring on the City holiday, please use the after-hours number at (828) 891-7779.

Public hearing rescheduled on draft air permit for Madison Asphalt

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has rescheduled the public hearing on the Madison Asphalt, LLC draft air permit to Monday, May 3 at 6 p.m.  The public hearing to accept comments on the proposed drum-mix asphalt plant in Marshall, NC […]

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Earth Day film and panel- Join us virtually!

Press release from Lenoir-Rhyne University: Wednesday April 14th 6:30-8:30 p.m. Virtual Event on Zoom Join us for a free virtual event featuring the documentary “Water Blues, Green Solutions,” a film that highlights green infrastructure examples from different parts of the U.S. The film will be followed by a panel of experts that will explore stormwater and green […]

Abolitionists award $125,000 to documentary filmmakers to end police and prisons

Press release from Working Films: Working Films has joined with leading abolitionist organizations across the United States to fund the completion of five short documentaries that uncover the history of the prison industrial complex and shed light on the movement to abolish it. In a statement announcing the grants, the Center for Political Education, Critical Resistance, […]

Statement from Principal Chief Richard Sneed regarding approval of the Catawba Compact with North Carolina

Press release from The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians:  “We are disappointed by not surprised by the Department of Interior’s approval of the Catawba’s compact with North Carolina. This approval stems from the DOI’s original illegal act to take land into trust and force an unwanted casino on North Carolina, a decision that we continue to […]

City of Asheville remote meetings for March 29-April 2

Press release from the city of Asheville: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following committees will hold remote meetings during the week of March 29 through April 2, 2021. More information, including ways to view and participate will be posted on the committee page and on the Boards & Commissions virtual meeting hub on the CIty’s PublicInput page. All […]

High school seniors: Apply now for the Emerging Artists Fund scholarship

Press release from the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts: Do you have a student who is: graduating high school in 2021? a resident of Buncombe County? intending to pursue a career in the performing arts? If so — this scholarship is for them! A limited number of Wortham Center for the Performing Arts’ Emerging Artists […]

Henderson County schools on 2-hour delay Friday

Announcement from Henderson County Public Schools: Based on significant overnight flooding across Henderson County and a number of area road closures, Henderson County Public Schools will operate on a 2 Hour Delay today, Friday, March 26, 2021. In-person and remote instruction will begin for all students at 10:00 a.m. Employees are being advised to exercise […]

Mountain BizWorks announces ScaleUp’s 10th cohort

Press release from Mountain BizWorks:  After a highly competitive round of applications, Mountain BizWorks is pleased to unveil the 9 Western North Carolina-based companies selected for the 10th cohort of the ScaleUp program, which begins on Friday, March 26 and runs through the end of May. Despite the negative impact of the pandemic, these companies […]

Solarize Asheville-Buncombe launches, seeks to make solar energy more affordable

Press release from Blue Horizons Project:  A coalition of local organizations is launching Solarize Asheville-Buncombe, a community-based group-purchasing solar campaign that makes solar energy and battery storage more affordable to participants. A virtual launch event on Wednesday, April 7 at 6:00 p.m. will feature Vice-Mayor Sheneika Smith, Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman, and Solarize […]

Asheville Regional Airport shares design concepts for an expanded and modernized terminal

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport:  Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) began a terminal design project nearly 18 months ago, working with architects at Gresham Smith, and is releasing a sneak peek of a few of the design concepts that have been developed. The design project, nearly fully funded by Federal Aviation Administration grant funds, is important […]

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