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Buncombe Board of Commissioners announces special meeting for Tuesday, March 30

Press release from Buncombe County government: Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has been called beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 200 College Street, Room 326, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in order to hold a work session for discussions concerning the […]

Local Henderson County businesses oppose proposed asphalt plant

Press release from Friends of East Flat Rock: Businesses surrounding the proposed asphalt plant site in East Flat Rock are banding together to raise legal and advertising funds. Rick Baldaramos, new owner of Lakemont Cottages ( announced March 23, 2021 he will match dollar for dollar the first $12,000 in Friends Of East Flat Rock […]

Second dose vaccine site at Biltmore Church South closing due to storms, heavy rain

Press release from Buncombe County government:  Due to severe weather, including storms and heavy rain, the Buncombe County second dose vaccination site at Biltmore Church South will close immediately for the remainder of the site’s operating hours. Those individuals who were scheduled to receive their second dose today (Thursday, March 25, 2021) should plan to […]

Gov. Cooper announces accelerated timeline for vaccination eligibility

Press release from the Office of Governor Roy Cooper:  Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., announced today an accelerated timeline for moving to Groups 4 and 5 for vaccine eligibility with the rest of Group 4 eligible on March 31st and all adults eligible beginning April […]

N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles seeks applicants to operate a license plate agency in Transylvania County

Press release from NC Department of Transportation:  The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a license plate agency (LPA) in Transylvania County. The agency that was located at 69 New Hendersonville Hwy. (U.S. Hwy. 64), Suite 8 in Pisgah Forest closed this week following the conclusion of the contract operated by […]

Asheville Police Department seeks help locating missing person

Press release from Asheville Police Department:  The Asheville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to locate a missing person, Jack Edmund Mohr, 61. Mohr was last seen March 13, 2021 in the area of Tunnel Road. Please see the photos attached which include the car Mohr might be driving (1999 Honda Accord EHY-9112). […]

STAND T.A.L.L. donates 2-way tactical radios to basic law enforcement students at Blue Ridge Community College

Press release from Stand T.A.L.L.: Recruiting students for training to become future members of law enforcement has become more challenging these days. The costs of tuition, books, uniforms and training equipment is not always fully covered, and some critical needs may go unmet. Recently, STAND T.A.L.L. was contacted by Philip Hosmer, Dean of Public Safety […]

Buncombe County Equity and Inclusion Workgroup seeks input on Racial Equity Action Plan

Press release from Buncombe County:  When the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners declared racism a public health and safety crisis in August of 2020, it signaled the confluence of meaningful community action and a legislative commitment to dismantling systemic racism within Buncombe County governmental operations. While the2025 Buncombe County Strategic Plan places equity as both […]

NCWRC shares new guidance about aquatic moss balls, zebra mussels

Press release from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission:  N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission officials have confirmed that aquatic moss balls contaminated by the invasive zebra mussel have been found and potentially sold in several retail outlets across North Carolina. In response, the Wildlife Commission released an informational video and an updated alert about how to destroy […]

Ingles Markets will hold distribution center job fair on Monday, March 29

Press release from Ingles Markets:  Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) announces an in-person job fair at the Distribution Center in Black Mountain, NC for Monday, March 29th from 10 am to 6 pm. In continuing support of our retail stores, we have over 50 full-time openings in the Distribution Center across all departments and shifts. […]

APD seeking assistance locating man who assaulted Ingles customer and employees

Press release from the Asheville Police Department:  On March 21, a man assaulted several customers and store employees at the Ingles at 780 Hendersonville Road. Fortunately, no one was injured. The man was seen leaving Ingles driving a green, late 90s body style, Dodge Caravan. While Detectives are still investigating the case, they need your help. […]

On Friday, April 2, NC MedAssist will distribute free over-the-counter pharmacy medications in Brevard

Press release from NC MedAssist: NC MedAssist is holding a Mobile Free Pharmacy Event in partnership with Lake Toxaway Charities in Transylvania County, NC on April 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The event will be held at Brevard College Boshamer Gymnasium (695 Kings Creek Loop Brevard, NC 28712) and is open to […]

City of Asheville raises food waste awareness, invites residents to join #AVLFoodWasteChallenge

Press release from the city of Asheville:  This week, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer signed a proclamation declaring April “Food Waste Reduction Month.” The City’s Office of Sustainability is working with our local Food Waste Solutions group alongside other innovative cities in the Southeast to develop and implement food waste initiatives. This “Food Matters” project is […]

Blue Ridge Parkway seeks public’s help in identifying armed robbery suspect

Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway:  National Park Service officials are seeking help from the public in identifying a suspect believed to be connected to a recent armed robbery on the Blue Ridge Parkway. At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, law enforcement rangers responded to a report of an armed robbery […]

Asheville City Council to hold planning retreat March 31-April 1

Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville City Council will hold a planning retreat on March 31 and April 1 on the Arena Floor of Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville,  87 Haywood St.   This retreat will be in-person for Council members, a small number of staff,  facilitators and members of the media; however, due […]

Buncombe County TDA will hold annual planning retreat March 25-26

Media advisory from the Buncombe County TDA:  WHAT: The regular monthly joint meeting and the annual planning retreat of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Nonprofit Corporation. Both will be held virtually and are open to the public.   WHEN: REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING: Thursday, March 25, 9 a.m. […]

New mixed-use project planned for the River Arts District

Press release from Adapt Public Relations:  A new residential and commercial concept has been proposed for the River Arts District (RAD). The development team hopes to transform two adjacent sites totaling 4.5 acres in the heart of Asheville’s RAD into public greenspace, 150-170 new housing units, and up to 14,000 square feet of commercial space […]

Buncombe County COVID trends plateau, testing urged if exposure suspected

Press release from Buncombe County: On Tuesday, March 23, Buncombe County Public Health Director Stacie Saunders provided a COVID-19 update to the Board of Commissioners. As of March 23: – There have been 16,194 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County since the pandemic’s start. – There were no additional COVID-19-related deaths in the past […]

Gov. Cooper announces relaxing of some COVID-19 restrictions

Press release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper: As North Carolina’s trends continue to show improvement and vaccine distribution increases with 31.7% of North Carolinians over 18 having received at least one dose of vaccine, Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the state will continue to ease some COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order No. 204 […]

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