News Bulletins

Buncombe County Board of Education regular meeting

Press release from the Buncombe County Board of Education: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on March 3, 2022 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 Beaucatcher Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, student, and […]

City of Asheville seeking public input on the South Slope Vision Plan

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville Planning and Urban Design Department has completed the South Slope Visioning Plan, and the draft is now available for the public to review and provide comments. The South Slope Visioning began in  late 2017 and is a planning process led by the City of […]

Self-guided activities now available for Buncombe’s Comprehensive Plan 2043/Ya se puede acceder a las actividades autoguiadas para el Plan Integral 2043 de Buncombe

Press release from Buncombe County: What is your 20-year vision for Buncombe County? The initial phase of gathering community feedback is in full swing, and we are excited to announce that in addition to the public meeting schedule, self-guided activities are now available at Input from those who live and work in Buncombe County […]

Shannon Hunt receives North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented’s Outstanding Teacher Award

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Asheville City Schools is excited to announce that Claxton Elementary School’s Shannon Hunt has been awarded the North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented’s Outstanding Teacher Award.   Hunt discovered she’d received the award during a surprise announcement with her students, family and building administrators earlier today.  Jo […]

Nationally-recognized yoga institution transfers ownership to ayurvedic wellness organizations

Press release from AyurPrana: Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) is coming under new leadership, with the previous owners Stephanie and Sunny Keach wishing a heartfelt farewell to the thousands of students and teachers they have helped grow and nurture over the 25 years that AYC has been in operation. Asheville Yoga Center opened its doors in […]

Leah Rainis set to step down as Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance

Press release from Asheville Brewers Alliance: The Board of the Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) has announced that Leah Rainis, their Executive Director, will be stepping down from her role in mid-March. “The last couple of years, while extremely challenging, have provided the ABA an opportunity to revisit and rebuild solid organizational infrastructure, and identify new […]

UPDATE: Man ID’d – Asheville Police needs help in identifying man found deceased Thursday

Press release from APD: UPDATE:  Man Identified, Officers Attempting to Notify Next of Kin. Asheville Police Department investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying a man found deceased yesterday. On Feb. 24 at 2:40 p.m., police responded to a call for service related to a death in the stairwell of an apartment building on […]

Next formal City Council meeting – March 8

Notice from City Clerk, City of Asheville: The next formal City Council meeting will be an in-person meeting held on March 8, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville, located at 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, N.C. PRIOR to the City Council meeting, City Council will be holding a worksession […]

Doug Edwards files for District Attorney

Press release from Doug Edwards Doug Edwards, former Buncombe County first assistant district attorney, filed his notice of candidacy for Buncombe County District Attorney Thursday morning with the State Board of Elections. “Buncombe County needs a D.A. with substantial experience and who is dedicated to keeping our community safe,” said Edwards. “As D.A., I will work […]

Asheville police seeking suspect wanted for attempted robbery, kidnapping at Asheville store last October

Press release from Asheville Police Department The Asheville Police Department is asking the public’s help to locate Tracee Lakiem Green (8/22/1991), who has open warrants for attempted robbery, assault, and kidnapping at a grocery store in north Asheville in October. Tracee Lakiem Green (8-22-1991) has been charged with the following: • Attempted Robbery • Assault […]

Buncombe County District Attorney’s office announces unhoused diversion program

Press release from Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office Today the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office announces a program aimed at addressing the needs of unhoused persons through referral to services offered by community partners outside of the criminal justice system. “By offering a pathway for unhoused people accused of nonviolent crimes to be supported in their […]

Open Your Heart for Women and Homelessness

Press release from Homeward Bound: Asheville— Due to the lack of affordable housing and other issues, there are more homeless families in the United States than in any other industrialized country. On March 11, at noon, Homeward Bound is hosting the HomeTrust Bank Open Your Heart for Women and Homelessness Luncheon, where the impact of homelessness […]

Local agencies encouraged to apply for Federal Emergency Food and Shelter funds

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County has been awarded $84,078 of Federal funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs. The funds were made available through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. Buncombe County was selected by a National Board chaired […]

Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee meets today, 5-7 p.m.

Press release from Buncombe County: Do you have thoughts, concerns, or ideas to share with Buncombe County’s Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee? On Wednesday, Feb. 23 the Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee will meet virtually from 5-7 p.m. The committee will accept public comment at the beginning of the meeting. Community members can register for the meeting […]

Public invited to offer input on Ferry Road land use plan for housing, recreation and more

Press release from Buncombe County: Your voice can help decide the future of an upcoming mixed-use, mixed-income housing project in Buncombe County. Buncombe County owns a 137-acre tract of land adjacent to the French Broad River and Pisgah National Forest and will use it to increase affordable housing opportunities, a priority that aligns with our […]

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