News Bulletins

Info session on Ecusta Rail-Trail landowner claims set for June 24

Press release from True North Law: True North Law LLC invites landowners who own property along a 19-mile-long section of the abandoned Blue Ridge Southern Railroad in Henderson and Transylvania counties to attend the following informational meeting on Thursday June 24th: Date & Time: Thursday June 24th at 5:00 pm (late arrivals welcome) Location: Chelsea Event […]

Conserving Carolina launches four-part bilingual walks series on June 26

Press release from Conserving Carolina: Conserving Carolina is thrilled to announce a series of four bilingual (Spanish and English) walks that will take place across our service region in Henderson, Transylvania, and Polk counties. These walks will all happen on public lands that Conserving Carolina has helped to create including DuPont State Recreational Forest, the Park […]

Buncombe County Schools Foundation launches new brand and bookmobile with Parade of Progress

Press release from Buncombe County Schools Foundation: Buncombe County Schools Foundation (BCSF), the non-profit organization created to enhance and support scholarships, programs and vital projects for Buncombe County Schools, launched a new identity and showcased its newly renovated Bookmobile on Monday at Valley Springs Middle School. The event, a Parade of Progress celebrating literacy and learning, […]

Board of Adjustment special meeting set for June 30

Press release from Buncombe County: Below is the agenda for the Special June 30, 2021 Board of Adjustment meeting. Information about this meeting can be found on the BOA meeting calendar. Application documents can be found by searching on the Development Project Portal, or directly at the links below for the project. ·         Windy Wood […]

Free Fishing Day in North Carolina is July 4

Press release from N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission: This Independence Day, anyone in North Carolina, regardless of age, will be able to fish for free. Free Fishing Day, which runs from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on July 4, offers residents and out-of-state visitors the opportunity to fish without having to purchase a license; however, all other fishing […]

CoThinkk’s Community nominations for 6th annual awards open through July 5

Press release from CoThinkk: Community nominations for the sixth annual awards event are now open through July 5th. CoThinkk uplifts leaders of color and allies who are playing a critical role in the social change ecosystem of Western NC and working to shift the narrative of communities of color. Designed specifically to create supportive networks, accelerate […]

Asheville Lacrosse Classic returns for fifth year

Press release from the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission: In 2016, Asheville welcomed Carpetbagger Lacrosse and the Asheville Lacrosse Classic to the Buncombe County Sports Park with 81 teams. In planning for the return of the event in 2021, the event was expanded to two weekends with the boys playing Friday-Sunday, June 18-20, and the […]

NCDOT hosts small, disadvantaged business outreach June 19 at AB Tech

Press release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: What: Contracting opportunities for small, disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) When:Saturday, June 19, 2021 10 a.m. – noon Where: Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, ​Ferguson Auditorium19 Tech Drive, Asheville, NC 28801 Details: The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways in partnership with the agency’s Office of Civil Rights is […]

Tents, soft-sided campers banned at Mt. Pisgah Campground due to bears

Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway: UPDATE: Blue Ridge Parkway officials announced today the extension of an existing temporary prohibition on tents and soft-sided campers at Mount Pisgah Campground until July 1, 2021, pending successful dissociation of active bears at this location. This additional time maintains camper’s safety while wildlife biologists and park staff […]

MountainTrue releases June 19-20 Swim Guide results

Press release from MountainTrue: MountainTrue’s Swim Guide bacteria monitoring results for the French Broad River Watershed are in, and this week 18 out of 32 sites passed with E. coli levels below the EPA limit for recreation waters of 235 colony forming units (cfu) per 100 milliliters.  From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, […]

Carolina Public Press receives $50K grant from Inasmuch Foundation

Press release from Carolina Public Press: Carolina Public Press, North Carolina’s nonprofit, independent, nonpartisan newsroom, today announced it has received a $50,000 grant from the Inasmuch Foundation (formerly Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation), in support of CPP’s efforts to increase government openness and accountability through its in-depth, investigative, public interest journalism.  “We are so […]

Governor Cooper announces grants to rural communities to attract 820 new jobs and more than $264 million in private investment

Press release from North Carolina Department of Commerce: The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 11 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,989,034, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 964 jobs, 144 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract […]

Public invited to provide input on Woodfin’s Riverside Park and Whitewater Wave

Press release from the town of Woodfin: The public is being asked to weigh in on plans for the Woodfin Riverside Park and Whitewater Wave. The park’s expansion and renovation is a key part of a larger regional re-envisioning of the French Broad River that will revitalize the post-industrial waterfront into parks, miles of greenway […]

Notice of special meeting for Buncombe County audit committee

Press release from Buncombe County government: Notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County audit committee has called a special meeting of the committee beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23 to be held at 200 College Street, Room 310, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in order to discuss internal audit business matters and personnel […]

Detectives trying to locate armed and dangerous man, Oshua Peak

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Detectives are asking for help to locate Oshua Archie Peak, who is considered armed and dangerous. Peak has six open warrants. He was charged after three shootings occurred in Shiloh within a one-hour time period beginning around 9:40 p.m. on June 16. No one was injured as a result […]

Two National History Day performances from Henderson County Public Schools selected for virtual performance showcase

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools: Two National History Day projects created and performed by Hendersonville Middle students are being featured in a virtual performance showcase hosted by the National Women’s History Museum. Running through June 28, the virtual showcase is the first of its kind, and features 20 performances, researched, written, staged and […]

North Carolina Humanities COVID-19 recovery grants available

Press release from North Carolina Humanities: North Carolina Humanities is pleased to announce it has launched its American Rescue Plan humanities grants to strengthen the cultural sector’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in North Carolina. These much-needed grants of up to $20,000 will provide economic relief, protect jobs, maintain humanities collections and ensure that the experiences […]

Buncombe County Schools and HHS COVID-19 vaccination clinic schedule

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Buncombe County Schools will host three free COVID-19 vaccination clinics in partnership with Buncombe County Health and Human Services, StarMed (a state mobile vaccine provider) and Asheville City Schools. The Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available on site. Everyone 12 years old and up is welcome […]

AdventHealth Hendersonville educational series event: Nutritional support for every age and every stage of life

Press release from AdventHealth Hendersonville: Understanding the relationship between food and your body can lead to better choices and improved wellness. We know nutrition is nourishment for the body and energy for the mind and it can empower us to have a healthy life. AdventHealth Hendersonville is hosting a free webinar to highlight nutritional support […]

Buncombe County Juneteenth holiday schedule

Press release from Buncombe County government: On Friday, June 18, Buncombe County offices will be closed for Juneteenth (also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day and other names). We are excited to announce this additional holiday that Commissioners recently approved, as it provides reverence to an historic day. In addition, pausing for the holiday will help raise awareness […]

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