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44 Mile Challenge announced to celebrate Mountain-to-Sea Trail’s 44th birthday

Press release from Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail is announcing the 44 Mile Challenge to celebrate the MST’s 44th birthday during the month of September. The Mountains-to-Sea Trail is North Carolina’s flagship trail, running 1175 miles from Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge on the Outer Banks. The organization […]

Voluntary evacuations recommended in Haywood County as Tropical Storm Ida nears

Press release from Haywood County Emergency Services: Temporary shelters have been established. These locations shall be activated as needed and duly advertised to impacted areas as soon as possible. Voluntary Evacuation for the affected and damaged areas of Cruso, Bethel, Lake Logan, Center Pigeon, Canton, and Clyde along the Pigeon River in Haywood County and encouraged […]

CFWNC awards $195,363 in focus area grants

Press release from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved grants totaling $195,363 to nonprofits across the region. The awards were made in CFWNC’s Early Childhood Development, Food and Farming, and Natural and Cultural Resources focus areas. “CFWNC is pleased to support these effective nonprofits […]

NCDA&CS offers organic certification cost-share assistance

Press release from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: RALEIGH – Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, […]

Notice of Buncombe County Board of Education regular meeting

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: August 30, 2021 — The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on September 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room for the purpose of discussing […]

New survey launches to understand experiences, needs and priorities of LGBTQ Southerners

Press release from Campaign for Southern Equality: ASHEVILLE, NC – Today the Campaign for Southern Equality (CSE) and Campus Pride announced the launch of the Survey of Southern LGBTQ Experiences, a new in-depth research project dedicated to understanding the experiences, needs, and priorities of LGBTQ people living in the Southern United States. The survey, which […]

Buncombe County Library long-term facilities plan feedback sessions to continue virtually through September

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Due to the continued and rising increase in community spread of COVID-19, Buncombe County will continue hosting virtual feedback sessions through September. Should metrics improve, additional in-person feedback sessions will be scheduled at the end of the series in October, with priority for the Oakley, Shiloh, Swannanoa, and Weaverville […]

NC MedAssist teams with Humana to provide a free over-the-counter medicine event in Buncombe County

Press release from NC MedAssist: ASHEVILLE, NC (August 27, 2021) – NC MedAssist is hosting a local Mobile Free Pharmacy Event, in partnership with Humana, on Friday, October 1. The event will be held from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Abernathy United Methodist Church, 1418 Patton Avenue, West Asheville, NC 28806. This free medicine giveaway is open to any […]

New integrated art and social science exhibit highlights WNC African-American stories and data

Press release from UNC Asheville: On September 6, UNC Asheville, the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA) and partners will launch a new exhibit, Black in Black on Black: Making the Invisible Visible in the John Cram Partner Gallery at the Center for Craft. The new exhibit is a visual conversation about the lives […]

Asheville Police Department seeks help locating suspect — UPDATE

Press release from Asheville Police Department: UPDATE (September 1, 2021): Scott Everett Ford turned himself in. He was released on a $50,000 bond. UPDATE (August 27, 2021): The ongoing investigation into a driver attempting to run over an Asheville man and his cat on May 17 has led to Scott Everett Ford being identified as the driver of the […]

NOTICE: City of Asheville committee meetings for Aug. 30- Sept. 3

From the City of Asheville: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following committees will hold remote meetings during the week of August 30 through September 3, 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 […]

COVID Alert: Sept. 2 Town Hall – considering vaccine requirements

From Explore Asheville CVB: The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a virtual town hall on Sept. 2,  from 9 to 10 a.m. to talk about legal considerations related to vaccines and the workplace. Vaccines remain the #1 tool in shutting down COVID. While the number of fully vaccinated Buncombe County residents is growing, […]

Ben’s Friends Asheville chapter relaunches in-person meetings

Press release from Ben’s Friends: News from the local chapter of Ben’s Friends, a national support group for people in the hospitality industry struggling with addiction: After the past year of meeting over Zoom, Ben’s Friends Asheville is thrilled to hold weekly meetings once again in person. These meetings will take place every Monday from 10am-11am ET at AB […]

Update regarding Jones Park Playground

Press release from Asheville City Schools In August 2021, Asheville City Schools’ Maintenance Department engaged with a third-party consultant, Synergy Sports Global LLC, to assess the safety and code compliance of the Jones Park Playground. To clarify, this is NOT the primary playground that Ira B. Jones students utilize during recess, but is the one […]

Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders offers a chance to heal this fall

Press release from Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders  The intersecting crises of 2020-21 intensified many mental health challenges and placed a particularly heavy burden on healthcare providers and treatment professionals. On Friday, Oct. 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lake Eden Events in Black Mountain, Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) offers caregivers of all […]

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