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Team of mayoral, City Council candidates to hold press conference on Feb. 28

Press release from Committee to Elect Your Team Asheville, 2024: Please join Your Team Asheville candidates for a good old-fashioned press conference on Monday, February 28th at noon at the NC Board of Elections located at 59 Woodfin Place. At that time, City of Asheville Mayoral Candidate, Dr. Clifford Feingold, along with three City Council Candidates […]

Candidate filing for NC elections resumes Feb. 24

Press release from NC State Board of Elections: Candidate filing for the 2022 statewide primary and rescheduled municipal elections will resume at 8 a.m. Thursday, February 24, and run through noon March 4. The following are 10 reminders about the candidate filing process from the N.C. State Board of Elections: 1. For more information about the […]

Controlled burn happening today on AHS/SILSA campus

Press release from Asheville City Schools: The Asheville Fire Department will be carrying out a controlled burn on the Asheville High School/SILSA campus.  The controlled burn will take place on the banks behind the high school’s baseball field and is part of AFD’s wildland training.  In addition to training firefighters in wildland operations, the controlled […]

City of Asheville wants input to help “Close the GAP”

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville is launching a survey for its final round of public engagement in the Close the Gap planning process. This is the final survey for the Close the GAP project, and the public’s input is needed on proposed project recommendations developed as part of the […]

Advancing Well-Being: Buncombe announces inaugural Behavioral Health Manager

Press release from Buncombe County: As Buncombe County continues its pursuit of innovation and being on the frontlines of best practices, we are excited to announce the hiring of our first-ever Behavioral Health Manager. After a comprehensive and competitive search, Victoria Reichard emerged as the best candidate for this new position. Assistant County Manager DK […]

Asheville Police arrest man for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department arrested a Swannanoa man Friday for using a knife to slice another man’s tent while he and his friend were sleeping inside, then robbing a man of his jacket. APD officers responded to a campsite located behind a business near the 1600 block of Tunnel […]

APD is seeking community assistance locating a suspect.

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who committed a common law robbery on a shopper in a wheelchair Saturday afternoon.   APD officers responded to the 1600 block of Hendersonville Feb. 19 around 4:20 p.m. to investigate the robbery.  The victim […]

Monthly meeting of Buncombe County TDA – Feb. 23

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: MEDIA ADVISORY FROM BUNCOMBE COUNTY TDA REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 | 9–11 a.m.   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, Feb. 23, 9–11 […]

Asheville Police investigating restaurant breaking & entering, seeking community help in locating suspect

Press release from APD: Asheville Police are investigating a break-in that occurred at a restaurant in which the suspect smashed in the door and stole money from the cash register. APD officers were called to the Apollo Flame Bistro on the 400 block of Hendersonville Road on the morning of Feb. 13 to investigate the […]

Asheville City Council Meeting for Feb. 22 resumes in person

Pres release from City of Asheville: Asheville City Council will resume meeting in person at 5 p.m. February 22, at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Asheville Banquet Hall, 87 Haywood Street. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be an in-person meeting which the public can access […]

Asheville City Council Meeting Agenda

Press release from City Clerk, City of Asheville: The electronic agenda for the February 22, 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. PRIOR to the City Council meeting, City Council will be holding a budget worksession beginning […]

Buncombe County Board of Education special called meeting

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will hold a Special-Called Meeting regarding revisions to the Return to Learn Plan on February 22, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806. The public is invited to attend. The Special Called Meeting has been […]

Blue Ridge Parkway visitation tops 15 million in 2021

Press release via National Park Service Blue Ridge Parkway managers announced today there were an estimated 15.9 million recreation visits to the park in 2021. On the heels of the National Park Service announcement that the Blue Ridge Parkway again ranks at the top of NPS visitation over the past year, park leadership and staff want to use this […]

Film festival to benefit Helpmate calls for works from local women

Press release via City of Asheville Asheville Parks & Recreation will celebrate Women’s History Month with a screening of short films at Tempie Avery Montford Community Center produced by local women from 6-8 p.m. on Wed., March 30. Interested filmmakers are encouraged to submit original works for consideration by Tuesday, March 1. Film screenings are […]

Mission Health issues statement in response to National Nurses United gathering

Press release from Mission Health: Mission Health issued the following statement in response to the NNU gathering on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Mission Hospital: “Mission Health has and continues to follow all North Carolina and Federal ETS and CDC guidelines. We value our team members and know that following these guidelines, along with providing ample […]

Property Assessment & Tax Collections partner for Community Help Desk opportunity

Press release from Buncombe County: Do you have questions about the property value appeal process? Do you know Buncombe County offers multiple ways to pay your property taxes? Property Assessment and Tax Collections experts from Buncombe County are coming together to launch a Community Help Desk series on Saturdays at select Buncombe County Public Libraries […]

Save the date – Advisory boards pilot restructure workshops

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville continues to gather input about a pilot to restructure advisory boards. We look forward to getting your feedback on creating a system that will work best for our community. Please help distribute the attached Save the Date for four workshops that will be held virtually in […]

Buncombe County Public Libraries receives FINRA Investor Education Foundation Grant

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County Public Libraries (BCPL) plans to expand its personal finance materials collection following receipt of a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation). The additional tools and resources will help ensure that residents have the information they need when making critical money decisions as they repair, rebuild, […]

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