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Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking to block Asheville from removing the Vance Monument

Press release from the city of Asheville:  Removal of the Vance Monument can proceed, after Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg granted the City’s Motion to Dismiss a lawsuit brought by a group seeking to block the City’s planned removal of the monument. Following Asheville City Council’s March 23 vote authorizing demolition of the […]

Skyrunner receives contract for expanding Haywood broadband internet

Press release from the Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas: The Education and Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas, Inc (“ERC”, also known as “ERC Broadband”) is proud to announce it has selected Skyrunner as the awardee of its Request for Proposal (“RFP”) to expand broadband in the Fines Creek and Crabtree communities […]

Local essential workers join May 1 march for immigration protections

Press release from BeLoved Asheville: BeLoved Asheville, Asheville en Espanol, and Colectivo NC bring together people from across WNC, both immigrants and allies as a part of the national March to Victory: Relay Across America. The Relay Across America consists of community-led efforts, made up of in-person and virtual events in nearly 30 states through […]

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Mercy Urgent Care offering COVID-19 antibody infusions in West Asheville

Press release from Mercy Urgent Care: Mercy Urgent Care is pleased to announce it now offers monoclonal antibody infusion to high-risk patients with COVID-19. The infusions will be administered at the Mercy Urgent Care West Asheville location, 1201 Patton Avenue, beginning Monday, May 3. Monoclonal antibodies are laboratory-made proteins that mimic the immune system’s ability […]

City of Asheville remote meetings for May 3-7

Press release from the city of Asheville: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following committees will hold remote meetings during the week of May 3-7, 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 meetings can be […]

AdventHealth Hendersonville earns 10th straight “A” grade in patient safety

Press release from AdventHealth Hendersonville: AdventHealth Hendersonville received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. This national distinction is the 10th consecutive top grade for AdventHealth Hendersonville. The Leapfrog Group awards this grade to health systems for their achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Group is […]

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity releases a new film about the history of discriminatory housing practices

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: The home is the primary way Americans build wealth, but laws and systems have kept people of color — especially Black Americans — from accessing homeownership. Buncombe County Commissioner and 40-year career banker Al Whitesides said, “when you’re black in America you couldn’t build wealth like the opportunities you […]

Carolina Public Press celebrates 10 years

Press release from Carolina Public Press: With “We’re just getting started!” as its rallying cry, Carolina Public Press this year celebrates 10 years of independent, investigative journalism for all of North Carolina. Launched at 11 a.m. on March 4, 2011 – the moment the website went live – CPP became the only independent nonprofit digital-first […]

New executive order relaxes state’s outdoor mask mandate, eases mass gathering limits

Press release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper:  Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. gave an update on the state’s current data, trends and vaccination progress. As the state’s metrics and key indicators remain stable, Governor Cooper also signed an Executive Order […]

Free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations now available at A-B Tech clinic

Press release from Buncombe County:  Buncombe County Health and Human Services is now offering free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations at the Buncombe County vaccination clinic located on the campus of A-B Tech. The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is available to everyone 16 years of age and older at the A-B Tech location. The clinic is open Monday, […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office seeking assistance locating missing person, Tony Tallent

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing person from Candler area of Buncombe County. Tony Alexander Tallent is age 62, approximately 5’ 6” and 160 pounds with brown eyes and grey hair. Mr. Tallent was last seen on Monday, 04/26/2021 around 3:00 pm, […]

Buncombe County Election Services relocating to Coxe Avenue

Press release from Buncombe County: As of April 26, Election Services will be vacating their 77 McDowell St. location due to unsafe building conditions. Because of water damage and mold at the leased facility, staff are being relocated. Effective immediately, Election Services is now located at 50 Coxe Ave., and open to the public. To […]

Report shows Asheville has 13th most expensive homes

Press release from Lattice Publishing: To find the areas with the most and least expensive homes and apartments, researchers at Porch used data from and ranked metropolitan areas by the typical price of a 2,000 square foot home. The researchers also analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. […]

Community Foundation, Dogwood Health Trust partner to support regional vaccine efforts

Press release from Dogwood Heath Trust: Dogwood Heath Trust (DHT) has awarded $100,000 to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) to be distributed through its Janirve Sudden and Urgent Needs (SUN) Grant program to support nonprofits in delivering the COVID-19 vaccine across Western North Carolina. The SUN program awards grants of up to $10,000 […]

Rents in Asheville up 1.7% month-over-month

Press release from Apartment List: Our latest monthly rent report reveals that prices are continuing to rebound, with our national index up by 1.9% month-over-month. This is the biggest monthly jump in our national index since the start of our estimates in 2017, breaking a record set just last month. Rent growth has now been outpacing prior-year averages […]

Detectives looking for armed and dangerous man

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Detectives need your help finding Cameron Jonti Cooper, who is considered armed and dangerous. We ask that you not approach Cameron and please contact 911 immediately if he is seen. He is an African-American man, 24 years old, 5’10”, and 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, as […]

MAHEC to host walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at UNCA this Saturday, May 1

Press release from MAHEC: As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available across WNC, MAHEC is winding down its community vaccination clinics at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville. MAHEC will host its final community clinic on Saturday, May 1, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. No appointment is needed, and walk-ins are welcome. The Johnson […]

Ingles Markets Announces Company-Wide Hiring Fair

Press Release from Business Wire:  Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) announces a company-wide, in-person hiring fair for all Retail Store & Distribution Center locations for Tuesday, May 11 through Thursday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In continuing support of our communities, we are hiring for over 4,000 openings across all stores and […]

Asheville City Board of Education Annual Retreat Postponed

Press Release from Asheville City Schools:  As shared with staff and families, please know the Asheville City Board of Education Annual Retreat slated to begin on Monday, April 26th at 8:00 AM has been postponed due to COVID-19 related protocols. In accordance with guidelines set by Buncombe County Health and Human Services, one of our […]

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