News Bulletins

Local Peace Corps chapter to host 60 year anniversary celebration

Press release from Western North Carolina Returned Peace Corp Volunteers:  The Western North Carolina Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will gather at 4 pm on Sunday, June 6th in Carrier Park for a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Peace Corps. All Returned Peace Corps volunteers and their families are invited, as well as individuals interested in the Peace Corps.  […]

Buncombe County announces new principals for seven schools

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Superintendent Tony Baldwin today announced seven new administrative assignments for Buncombe County Schools for the 2021-22 school year. Several principals announced their retirement earlier this year, creating many opportunities for principals and assistant principals who are currently in the district, and others who will be new to the BCS […]

The Blood Connection issues urgent call for donors

Press release from The Blood Connection: The local blood supply is critically low after months of historically low blood donor turnout. The Blood Connection relies on community blood donors to prevent a blood emergency like a shortage. Although TBC is responsible for keeping the blood supply stable, it cannot replicate blood; it must be donated. […]

Woodhill Drive street closure planned for water line tie-in June 6-15

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: The Woodhill Drive connection to US Hwy 25, as well as one southbound lane of US Hwy 25, will be closed during the week of Tuesday, June 6, as part of Hendersonville’s Northside Water System Improvement project. The portion of Woodhill Drive from Hendersonville Road to Thorncrest Drive/Glensprings […]

Dogwood Health Trust chosen for state Medicaid pilot program

Press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the selection of organizations to serve three regions of the state, marking a major milestone towards launching the nation’s first comprehensive program to test evidence-based, non-medical interventions designed to reduce costs and improve […]

AVL begins Allegiant service to Destin

Press release from the Asheville Regional Airport: AVL continues to be one of the best-connected regional airports in the country. Travelers have 23 nonstop airport destinations from which to choose, including frequent daily flights to major hubs. “With 23 nonstop options, AVL has the highest number of flight options in our history,” said Lew Bleiweis, […]

Asheville High School and SILSA postpone graduation to May 29

Press release from Asheville City Schools: We’ve continued to collaborate with NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and it looks as though there’s still lightning and high amounts of rain in the forecast during the time of graduation. Therefore, we will officially be postponing graduation until tomorrow, Saturday, May 29, at 10:00 a.m. The […]

WIC benefits increasing in Haywood County

Press release from Haywood County Emergency Management: There is no better time than now to join WIC! From June 2021 through September 2021, each eligible participant will receive $35 for fruits and vegetables each month, temporarily replacing the $9-$11 cash value for fruits and vegetables. This includes fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables. This […]

Hendersonville offers Coffee with the Mayor on June 14

Press release from the City of Hendersonville: Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk and Chief of Police Blair Myhand welcome you and your questions about our town at the second monthly Coffee with the Mayor, to be held at The Center for Art & Entertainment, 125 S. Main St., Hendersonville. The event takes place Monday, June 14, […]

UNC Asheville ranks among top universities for waste reduction

Press release from UNC Asheville:  UNC Asheville was ranked as the top university in the food organics category in the National Wildlife Federation’s 2021 Campus Race to Zero Waste Competition among medium-sized campuses. The award was given based on UNC Asheville’s food donation and composting programs, which diverts uneaten food and food waste from the […]

Asheville Parks and Recreation director Roderick Simmons to retire

Press release from the City of Asheville government:  Asheville Parks and Recreation Director Roderick Simmons will retire after 14 years with the City and 31 years in the parks and recreation profession. Peggy Rowe will serve as Interim Parks & Recreation Director while a search gets underway for his replacement. Throughout his career, Simmons has […]

Application deadline extended for free advertising program

Press release from Asheville SCORE:  Asheville SCORE is partnering with Spectrum Reach to promote an opportunity in “Pay It Forward,” a $50 million, nationwide program Spectrum Reach has created to support the communities they serve. In Western North Carolina, Spectrum Reach will select one minority-owned, woman-owned, or veteran-owned small business to receive a complimentary advertising and marketing resources package, […]

France to decorate local World War II veteran with the Legion of Honor

Press release from the Consulate Général de France á Atlanta:  The Consulate General of France in Atlanta will decorate World War II veteran Earl H. Snypes of Black Mountain, North Carolina with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest merit, during a ceremony on Tuesday, June 1 at 2:30 p.m. The Legion of Honor is bestowed […]

City of Asheville offices to close for Memorial Day; ART buses will run on holiday schedule

Press release from the City of Asheville government:  The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 31, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a roundup of other […]

Air permit issued for Madison Asphalt LLC

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality: The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has issued an air permit for Madison Asphalt LLC, a drum-mix asphalt plant in Marshall, NC. Division staff thoroughly reviewed the comments received on the draft permit during the public hearing and comment period. In […]

Mountain BizWorks announces the Multicultural Catalyst FundMicro-Grant awardees

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: Asheville Downtown Association Foundation (ADAF) in partnership with Mountain BizWorks has awarded a total of $17,500 to seven BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) -owned, downtown Asheville businesses as part of the Multicultural Catalyst Fund Micro-Grant Program. Grant recipients and applicants also received a one-year membership to the Asheville […]

Warren Wilson College receives nearly $1 million to expand craft programming

Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College has received a grant of $948,750 from the Windgate Foundation to strengthen its craft programming.  The grant will help position Warren Wilson College as a national leader in liberal arts craft education.  “After many years of building both our academic and experiential craft programming at Warren […]

Memorial Day summer safety: steps you should take to help stay out of harm’s way

Press release from the American Red Cross: Memorial Day is just around the corner, marking the unofficial start of summer and outdoor fun. The American Red Cross wants everyone to have a safe summer and offers tips and resources for the entire family. WATER SAFETY Before going in, on or around the water, every family […]

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