News Bulletins

Buncombe County Library Board July Meeting: Notice of a Change in Location

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Please take notice that Buncombe County Public Libraries’ Library Board will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in person at the East Asheville Library located at 3 Avon Rd., Asheville. Find more information and the agenda here. […]

Institute for Innovation in Prosecution Launches Beyond Big Cities Initiative with Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office

Press release from the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution: The nation’s conversation surrounding changes in prosecution is focused on a handful of urban, well-resourced prosecutors’ offices. But there are more than 2,300 offices across the United States, and few national organizations are supporting prosecutors in smaller communities. Now, with the support of Microsoft’s Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect in Felony Larceny

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Property Crimes Unit are attempting to locate Christian Peñaloza-Gutierrez, who is wanted for felony larceny. Mr. Peñaloza-Gutierrez was last seen in Pisgah View Apartments in Asheville. Any person with information about where Peñaloza-Gutierrez is located at this time, please contact the Buncombe County […]

Notice of Buncombe County Board of Adjustment Special Meeting

Press release from Buncombe County Planning & Development: Notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment (the “Board”) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 14 2021 at 12:00pm (the “Meeting”), at which the Board will hold public hearings to consider the following applications: ZPH2021-00024 Broad River Village SUP (Formerly referred to […]

Henderson County’s Steve Wyatt is Appointed to Appalachian State University Board of Trustees

Press release from Sen. Chuck Edwards: Raleigh, NC – Sen. Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) reported that the NC Senate appointed Steve Wyatt, former Henderson County Manager to the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees. The act was passed based on the nomination of Mr. Wyatt by the Senator. Mr. Wyatt recently retired as Henderson County Manager where he served for fifteen years. He has more than […]

County Offices Fourth of July Holiday Schedule

Press release from Buncombe County Government:  On Monday, July 5, all Buncombe County administrative offices and public libraries will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Please see more information on County schedules below. Solid Waste Solid Waste administrative offices are closed on Monday, July 5. The Buncombe County Landfill and Transfer […]

Shindig on the Green, Mountain Dance and Folk Festival return

Press release from the Folk Heritage Committee: The Folk Heritage Committee announces its summer 2021 dates for two cele-brated mountain traditions in Asheville, North Carolina: the 55th season of Shindig on the Green ® and the 94th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival ®. Each event features long-standing as well as the newest generation of traditional […]

Asheville Merchants Fund awards $350,000 in grants to support youth success

Press release from Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: The Asheville Merchants Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded grants to seven Buncombe County nonprofit organizations. A total of $350,000 was awarded for innovative projects designed to strengthen community and stimulate economic growth. The Asheville Merchants Fund supports projects such as […]

Rents in Asheville grew 1.6% in June

Press release from Apartment List: This month our national rent index jumped another 2.3%, bringing the national median rent price above pre-pandemic projections (see chart below). But the data continues to show significant regional variation. Rents in a handful of pricey markets are still well below pre-pandemic levels, but prices here are rapidly rebounding. At the other end […]

Flint doctor/activist to speak at PLS Justice Forum in October

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: WHAT: Pisgah Legal Services’ 11th Annual Justice Forum WHEN: October 7, 2021 In-person pe-event outdoor Reception and Forum Watch Party: 5:30pm; Virtual Online Forum: 7:00pm Tickets to the in-person Reception and Forum Watch Party are $50/person and includes food and drink. Tickets are limited and go on sale Aug. 16. […]

Erwin and Enka High Schools to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics, July 13 & 15

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Buncombe County Schools announces two additional, free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in partnership with Buncombe County Health & Human Services, StarMed (a State mobile vaccine provider), and Asheville City Schools. Reminder: There will be a clinic at Owen Middle School from Noon – 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 29th. Announcing a clinic at […]

Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education releases July class schedule

Press release from the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education: The Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education, managed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission,  has posted the July class schedule. The workshops will be led by Wildlife Commission staff. July: July 2 & 3:  Fly Fishing School, Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. – […]

Asheville Outlets hosts Pack 2 School Supplies Drive July 10 -August 7

Press release from the Asheville Outlets: Asheville Outlets will host a Pack 2 School Supply Drive from Saturday, July 10 through Saturday, August 7, 2021. The drive will kick-off on Saturday, July 10 with volunteers from Seacoast Asheville Church on-site collecting school supplies near the entrance of Sportsman’s Warehouse from noon to 3 p.m. Throughout the […]

Local music and arts organizations to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Press release from 103.3 Asheville FM : 103.3 Asheville FM in partnership with Asheville Music Professionals, Asheville Area Arts Council, Smoky Park Supper Club and Buncombe County Health and Human Services invites everyone in our creative community to a Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic on Thursday, July 8 from noon-4p.m. at Smoky Park Supper Club Boat House, 350 […]

Advisory: Monthly meeting of Buncombe County TDA – June 30

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING: Wednesday, June 30 | 9:00 – 10:35 a.m.   WHAT: The regular monthly joint meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Nonprofit Corporation.   WHEN: Wednesday, June 30, 9 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.   WHERE: […]

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