News Bulletins

FEMA assistance available for homeowners, renters affected by Tropical Storm Fred

Press release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: Homeowners and renters in Buncombe, Haywood and Transylvania counties who had uninsured losses from Tropical Storm Fred may be eligible for federal disaster assistance from FEMA. FEMA has programs that may provide financial help with temporary housing expenses, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs. To date, FEMA […]

Hendersonville PD seeks assistance to locate missing person, Jeremie Dale Quisenberry

Press release from Hendersonville Police Department: The Hendersonville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing person: Jeremie Dale Quisenberry. Jeremie is a 6’4” 42-year-old white male. He was reported missing by his family who has not heard from him in months. He is believed to be without his medication. Jeremie was […]

Buncombe Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing teenager from Arden area

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing teenager from the Arden area of Buncombe County. Elijah Dickerson, age 16, is approximately 5’ 4” and 120 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen on September 17th at school and may be wearing […]

Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival canceled

Press release from Mars Hill University: Organizers of the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Mountain Music Festival say they have cancelled this year’s event because of health concerns. The decision comes as COVID-19 numbers remain high and the local healthcare infrastructure is strained. The festival was scheduled for October 2 on the Mars Hill University campus. Festival […]

Asheville City Board of Education beginning virtual public comments

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Starting Monday, September 20th, the Asheville City Board of Education will allow public comments to be made both in person and virtually.  This change to Board Meetings is in response to not only the physical distancing restraints COVID-19 currently puts on our meeting spaces but also knowing that most […]

Chelsea White announces candidacy for NC-11

Press release from Chelsea White: WAYNESVILLE, NC–At an anti-Madison Cawthorn rally for relief, climate, and economic action on Sunday, September 19, community organizer Chelsea White announced her bid for the Democratic seat for NC Congressional District 11. White, speaking about recent flood recovery efforts in Cruso following Tropical Storm Fred, shared her announcement to a […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office looking for suspect

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are attempting to locate James Russell Morrow, age 18, of Fairview. He is wanted on three counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile. Detectives attempted to locate Mr. Morrow at his known addresses yesterday, but were not able to locate […]

Wooden structure at Jones Park Playground will be disassembled

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Per previous communications, Jones Park Playground has been closed to all students and community members since August 24th following an unsatisfactory safety inspection from a third-party consultant. The initial playground safety audit shows that the cost to make improvements to the current structure would be more than 50% of […]

Rankings show Mars Hill University Continue to be a Leader in the Region

Press release from Mars Hill University Two national college ranking guides again have given Mars Hill University high marks. U.S. News and World Report lists Mars Hill among the top colleges in the south, as well as a strong performer in social mobility. Washington Monthly ranks Mars Hill among the top baccalaureate colleges in the […]

Volunteer for 2021 corn maze/fall festival in October

Press release from Eliada Volunteer for the Eliada Corn Maze and Fall Festival Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, October 1—31 Eliada’s annual corn maze is the agency’s single largest fundraiser. Through your volunteer support, you are directly impacting the lives of vulnerable children in our community. Sign up here Volunteer roles range from: Hosting one of our many […]

Construction will soon begin on the replacement of MNSA’s current retaining wall

Press release from Asheville City Schools We wanted to let you know that construction will soon begin on the replacement of Montford North Star Academy’s current retaining wall. We believe the large rock wall was originally constructed in the 1950s. And over time the wall has begun to deteriorate. Currently, there is a segment along […]

Youth activists to protest Rep. Cawthorn after Haywood flooding, demand Congress pass bold climate and job investments

On September 19 at 4:00 p.m., youth organizers with climate justice organization Sunrise Movement and local community groups will hold a march and a rally outside Rep. Cawthorn’s Waynesville district office, demanding that he pass a fully funded Civilian Climate Corps and invest boldly in public housing, schools, transit and renewable energy. The actions will […]

City of Asheville virtual meetings Sept. 20-24

Press release from City of Asheville NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following committees will hold remote meetings during the week of Sept. 20 – 24, 2021. More information, including ways to view and participate will be posted on the committee page and on the Boards and Commissions virtual meeting hub on the City’s Public Input page. […]

Land of Sky Regional Council receives $50,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER initiative

Press release from the Appalachian Regional Commission  Today, Land of Sky Regional Council was awarded $50,000 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) matched with $50,000 from Dogwood Health Trust to help support the region’s creativity into economic development in coal-impacted communities in Western North Carolina. This award is part of a nearly $46.4 million package supporting […]

UNC Asheville earns national rankings for Public Liberal Arts and Social Mobility

Press release from the University of North Carolina at Asheville: UNC Asheville has once again earned a distinguished top 10 ranking among Public Liberal Arts Colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges. UNC Asheville is No. 9 in the 2022 edition of the publication and ranked 146 among National Liberal Arts Colleges, public and private. […]

Temporary hot food waiver approved for NC Food and Nutrition Services recipients in three counties impacted by Tropical Storm Fred

Press release from the NC Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver for Food and Nutrition Services recipients in three western counties that experienced widespread damage due to Tropical Storm Fred. […]

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