News Bulletins

ABCCM opens shelter for Code Purple emergency

Press release from ABCCM: With nighttime temperatures dropping into the upper 20s this weekend, ABCCM is opening a Code Purple shelter for Asheville’s homeless. To meet this emergency, ABCCM is opening the Costello House Open Door Shelter this weekend at 141 Hillside in Asheville. “ABCCM is collaborating with a group of churches to consider making […]

APD: Asking for help to locate Jared Maurice Hatch, wanted for possession of a stolen firearm, larceny of a motor vehicle, and four probation violations

News release from APD: Asheville, NC (December 30, 2021): The Asheville Police Department is asking the public’s help to locate Jared Maurice Hatch of Los Cruces, New Mexico by way of Fletcher. If anyone sees Hatch exercise caution, he is known to be armed. Hatch is wanted for Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Larceny of a Motor […]

APD Asking for Help to Locate Mark Anthony Aiken

Press release via from Asheville Police Department The Asheville Police Department is asking for help to locate Mark Anthony Aiken. If anyone sees Aiken, they are asked to exercise caution. He has open warrants for robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. His charges are related to a robbery […]

UPDATE: Sheriff’s office locates missing man from the Alexander area of Buncombe County

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office  UPDATE, Dec. 28: Mr. Berryhill has been located in Tennessee and is OK. ———————- (December 8, 2021) – The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Alexander area of Buncombe County. John Berryhill, age 60, is approximately 5’ 11” and 170 pounds with blue […]

MAHEC offers new infusion therapy for Omicron variant

Press release from the Mountain Area Health Education Center: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is now offering monoclonal antibody infusion with sotrovimab at its Biltmore campus for eligible patients with a physician referral. This investigational therapy has been given an emergency authorization by the Food and Drug Administration for use in patients 12 years […]

Pardee UNC Health Care to close COVID Infusion Clinic, effective Dec. 24

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: In response to an increase in cases as a result of the Omicron variant, a lack of effective monoclonal antibody treatments for this new variant, and supply issues nationally, Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that it will cease operating its infusion clinic, effective Friday, Dec. 24. While the […]

Comprehensive Plan community meetings scheduled for early 2022, public invited to participate in-person or virtually

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County has embarked on a process to guide growth over the next 20 years, and beginning Jan. 10, 2022, community members can help begin developing the vision and goals for the Buncombe 2043 Comprehensive Plan. The meetings will focus on: –          Learning more about changes and issues that will […]

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME applications are now open

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development (CED) Department is now accepting applications for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME, “Home Investment Partnerships Program” program.  The application process opened December 17 and closes at noon February 4, 2022.  CDBG and the HOME are federal grant […]

The Blood Connection, Local Hospitals Encourage ‘Sharing Life’ This Holiday Season

From The Blood Connection: Annual holiday blood drive runs from Dec. 20 – Dec. 27 ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 16, 2021) While many are busy this holiday season making last minute gift purchases for loved ones, The Blood Connection (TBC) and local hospitals in Western North Carolina are urging community members to fit sharing the gift […]

Land of Sky Regional Council 2021 Awards

From Land of Sky Regional Council: Land of Sky Regional Council’s Annual Awards were conferred during the Board of Delegates Meeting on December 1, 2021.  The Robert G. Parrish, Sr. Intergovernmental Relations Award, The Charles H. Campbell Regional Leadership Award and The Robert E. Shepherd Excellence in Local Government Award were presented by Land of […]

Asheville Police Department approved for recruiting firm contract

APD news release: Asheville, NC (Dec. 17, 2021):  APD Police Chief David Zack is pleased to move forward with a plan to enter into a contract with a national recruiting firm to help boost APD staffing, following approval by the City of Asheville City Council earlier this week. “Asheville Police Department is excited for the […]

County Offices Holiday Schedule

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Buncombe County administrative offices will be closed Dec. 23-24 and Dec. 27 for the Christmas holiday and Dec. 31 for New Year’s Day. Buncombe County Public Libraries All Buncombe County Libraries will be closed Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. (note: Libraries are closed on Sundays and Mondays). The Digital Library is always […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Volunteer of the Year honorees announced

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway: Over 1200 volunteers on the parkway gave 40,000 hours last year  Volunteers clean picnic tables at Craggy Gardens picnic area during a spring 2021 work day. (NC/VA) – The National Park Service today announced the 2021 Volunteer of the Year awards, honoring those who have made exemplary contributions to the preservation, protection, and enjoyment of the Blue Ridge Parkway […]

Fast growing startups ranked in Venture 15 plus entrepreneurial champions honored with Venture Asheville Honors

Pres release from Asheville Chamber: Asheville, NC — Fifteen local startups were honored as the fastest growing Asheville-area headquartered startups at the Venture 15 and Venture Asheville Honors celebration on Thursday, Dec. 16. Awards were also given to six people and organizations that make Asheville a place for startups to thrive. In 2021, the 15 […]

Pardee UNC Health Care names Dr. Gregory McCarty Chief Medical Officer

Press release from UNC Health Care: Hendersonville – Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that Gregory McCarty, M.D., a board-certified emergency medicine physician, has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the organization, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Dr. McCarty will succeed David Ellis, M.D., who has served as CMO since 2015 and will be […]

Assistance available for swine and dairy producers that suffered a pandemic loss

Press release from North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Through S.L. 2021-180 (2021 Appropriations Act) the North Carolina General Assembly established the North Carolina Swine and Dairy Assistance Program, a one-time assistance program for swine and dairy producers who suffered a loss due to the shutdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic. A significant number […]

Application deadline for Community Reparations Commission extended

Press release from city of Asheville: In response to residents requests, the City of Asheville is extending the deadline to apply to be a member of the Community Reparations Commission until January 15. The opportunity to serve is available to all residents of Asheville and Buncombe County and can be found online. ONLINE FORMS: Neighborhood […]

City of Asheville employee receives national heroism award for saving man from possible suicide

Press release from city of Asheville: Even though he was on the job, Anthony “Buzz” Brown couldn’t just drive by when he saw a man about to jump off of a bridge on Sand Hill Road onto I-40 earlier this year. The longtime Leak Detection Technician for Asheville Water Resources stopped, turned his truck around, […]

Declining COVID-19 rates offer hope in advance of the holidays

Press release from Buncombe County government: Cases are declining in Buncombe County since the last week’s community update. Last week, we saw rates climb to 208 cases per 100,000, which was expected given that we were 10-12 days out from Thanksgiving. Since then, cases have gradually declined to 155 cases per 100,000. The percent positivity […]

Lindsey Prather announces her candidacy for North Carolina House District 116

Press release from Lindsey Prather: Buncombe County, NC Candler resident and Democrat Lindsey Prather has announced her intention to fill the open State House seat of Representative Brian Turner. Prather has the utmost respect for Rep. Turner, and looks forward to continuing his advocacy on behalf of public schools, the environment, and healthcare. Lindsey graduated […]

City Council Action Agenda from 12-14-21 formal meeting

Press release from Asheville City Council: The action agenda is intended to provide the reader with an overview of the council meeting and any decisions that were made. For detailed information on this meeting, please either view the video of the meeting or the minutes of the meeting – both which can be found at […]

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