News Bulletins

Camp Rockmont purchased by alumni-based investment group

Press release from Lake Eden Preserve: (Black Mountain, NC) – Lake Eden Preserve, LLC, a member-managed investment company, has acquired the assets of Camp Rockmont for Boys and the 580-acre property on which it has operated since its founding in 1956. The new ownership group is comprised of more than seventy alumni, parents and friends […]

League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will register voters Sept. 28

Press release from League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County: Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and The League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County will be registering voters Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the East Asheville Library, 3 Avon St, Asheville, NC 28805, from 11 am until 2 pm. There are in-person registration events […]

Media advisory from Buncombe County TDA

Press release from Explore Asheville: 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, September 29, 9–9:55 a.m. WHERE: Due to the N.C. COVID-19 State of Emergency, this meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom webinar platform. All […]

Pretrial Services is moving: same building, new location

Press release from Buncombe County: In a move that strategically consolidates like-minded services, Buncombe County’s Justice Services Administration and Pretrial Services will be moving to the 14th floor of the Courthouse. Previously located on the first and eighth floors, the move will unify Justice Services and house Pretrial Services directly under the Justice Resource Center, which is on […]

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office has located missing adult from Arden who has autism

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office UPDATE, Sept. 27: Moorman has been located and is OK, according the Sheriff’s Office. SEPT. 16: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Arden area of Buncombe County. Darean Moorman is age 28, approximately 5’ 11” and 225 pounds with brown […]

Food and Nutrition Services benefits to increase by 25% starting Oct. 1

Press release from NC Dept. of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced households enrolled in the Food and Nutrition Services program will see their benefits increase by 25% beginning Oct. 1, 2021, as part of a national re-evaluation of benefit amounts by the U.S. Department […]

Asheville City Council continues remote meeting format and here’s how to participate

Press release from City of Asheville: For safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, Asheville City Council meetings remain in remote format and accessible to the public in accordance with N.C. General Statute § 166A-19.24(f). This includes the 5 p.m. September 28 City Council meeting. Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or […]

Sheriff’s office looking for suspects wanted in armed robbery

Press Release from Buncombe County Sheriff: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to locate Darius Deandre Holloway, age 21, and Tommie Lee Holloway Jr. age 26, on numerous charges related to armed robberies. On September 22, Deputies from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery in the Leicester area. […]

City Council Agenda – September 28

Press release from City of Asheville City Clerk: The electronic agenda for the September 28, City Council formal meeting is now available by clicking on the link below.  If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601. The formal meeting will also be remote.  Instructions for all public comment will be […]

Buncombe County Health and Human Services update on vaccine cards

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services Buncombe County HHS has exhausted its supply of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) $100 and $25 incentive cards as of Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. No NCDHHS Vaccine Incentive cards will be available for the remainder of this week. “We ran out of […]

Flooding assistance roundtable hosted by Congressman Madison Cawthorn 5:30 p.m. tonight

Press release from Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s office Tonight Rep. Madison Cawthorn will be holding a virtual flood assistance roundtable with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The roundtable will update constituents on the federal government’s response to flooding in Western […]

Tzedek Brilliance Awards provide $50,000 one-time grants for Asheville’s community leaders

Press release from Tzedek Social Justice Fund Tzedek Social Justice Fund is currently accepting nominations for the Tzedek Brilliance Awards. The Brilliance Awards are a one-time, no-strings-attached grant of $50,000 given to leaders who have consistently shown up to dismantle systemic oppression in the Asheville, North Carolina region. The Tzedek Brilliance Awards honor Asheville’s leaders who […]

NC Medicaid Managed Care deadline to change health plans is 9/30

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services  As a community resource for North Carolinians who depend on Medicaid, Pisgah Legal Services reminds those with Medicaid Managed Care health plans that the deadline to change plans is Sept. 30, 2021. Medicaid beneficiaries who selected, or were auto-enrolled in, health plans can change their plan for any reason […]

Ferry Road project update: Commissioners eye affordable housing, conservation

Press release from Buncombe County Government With a focus on creating more housing opportunities in conjunction with environmental stewardship, the Board of Commissioners is moving forward with plans to develop land on Ferry Road in South Asheville. On Sept. 21, Commissioners approved the move into phase two of the study of the 137-acre tract of […]

City of Asheville to launch Neighborhood Grant Program

Press release from the city of Asheville: As a part of this year’s budget process, City of Asheville staff heard from our community that new City investments in neighborhoods were very important.  To respond to that need the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget includes $200,000 to launch a Neighborhood Grant Program.  This program is designed specifically […]

Commissioners recognize Hispanic & Latino Heritage Month in Buncombe County

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County is proud and excited to officially recognize Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2021 as Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month. On Sept. 21, the Board of Commissioners officially approved the proclamation that states, “Today we honor the invaluable ways Hispanics and Latinos regularly contribute to our common goals, celebrate their diverse […]

Aid for small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19: One Buncombe Fund to reopen grant application process in October

Press release from Buncombe County: Another round of funding will be available for small businesses and their employees struggling from COVID-related issues. On Sept. 21, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved $500,000 for the popular One Buncombe Fund that has already helped more than 200 small businesses and resulted in the retention or hiring […]

14 COVID-related deaths reported last week, indoor face covering requirements extended through October

Press release from Buncombe County: Although cases per 100,000 per week decreased to 295 this week from 351 the week prior, COVID cases, rates, and percent positivity remain at high levels. The percent positivity decreased slightly to 8.3% from the mid-9% range for the past month. Hospitalizations remain level but high. Currently 13.4% of inpatient […]

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