News Bulletins

Self-Help Credit Union offering scholarship to Asheville student who gives back to our community

Press release from Self-Help Credit Union: [Asheville, NC | February 16, 2022] — Self-Help Credit Union ( located at 391 South French Broad Avenue in Asheville is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a local student who demonstrates a commitment to community service. Applicants will be evaluated on their leadership and proven commitment to serving our community. Students must be […]

Planned expansion: Commissioners approve contract for Buncombe landfill growth

Press release from Buncombe County: In response to growing needs for Buncombe County’s landfill, the Board of Commissioners approved a contract to expand the facility during its meeting on Feb. 15. The $12.3 million project will increase two parts of the landfill: a 13.5-acre expansion of the area known as Cell 7 and a 5.5-acre […]

Board of Commissioners allow indoor face covering requirement to expire

Press release from Buncombe County Government: At its Feb. 15 regular meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners moved to allow the indoor face covering requirement to expire at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 16. While face coverings in public indoor spaces are no longer required, public health officials strongly recommend them in crowded indoor spaces. […]

Great Smoky Mountains train excursion set for April 30

Press release from Watauga Valley Railroad Museum: On Saturday, April 30th, 2022 the Watauga Valley Railroad Historical Society and Museum will sponsor a train excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the beauty of spring while riding the rails in vintage passenger railroad cars. The one-day excursion […]

RNs at Mission Hospital hold speak-out on Feb. 16

Press release from National Nurses United: Registered nurses at HCA’s Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina will hold a speak-out on Wednesday, Feb. 16, to call on state agencies to enforce the North Carolina and federal emergency temporary standards (ETS) aimed at protecting nurses and patients from Covid-19, announced National Nurses Organizing Committee/National Nurses United (NNOC/NNU) […]

Buncombe face covering requirement may expire this week thanks to improving COVID-19 metrics

Press release from Buncombe County: COVID-19 metrics are continuing to improve overall. Since January 18, there has been a 67% drop in new cases per 100,000 per week. The current new case rate is 386 new cases per 100,000 per week. Buncombe County is continuing to see a fairly rapid decline from week to week […]

Pardee names Dr. John Bryant VP of Workforce Development & Community Affairs

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care announced its first Vice-President of Workforce Development and Community Affairs will be Dr. John Bryant, a highly respected community leader, educator and administrator. In this role, Bryant will be responsible for developing and recruiting a qualified workforce to fill a diminishing pipeline of healthcare workers. […]

Asheville City BoE approves 2022-23 calendar

Press release from Asheville City Schools: During Monday, Feb. 14’s Regular Meeting, the Asheville City Board of Education approved a calendar for the 2022-2023 school year, under the condition that the Board revisits the school calendar should State Legislatures grant us greater flexibility.  The calendar was created by a committee that included representatives from all […]

City partners with Buncombe County to develop homelessness action plan

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County, today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to hire a consultant to develop an actionable plan to address unsheltered homelessness in Asheville and Buncombe County. In addition to bringing extensive experience with evidence-based practices, the consultant will engage with local […]

APD seeks help identifying armed robber

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robber who held up a business at gunpoint Sunday night in east Asheville. APD officers were dispatched to the Dollar General at the 800 block of Fairview Road around 8:23 p.m. Feb. 13 to investigate an armed robbery. […]

Adaptive climbing tour comes to Fletcher in August

Press release from Catalyst Sports: On August 20, 2022 Catalyst Sports will be coming to Asheville, NC as a part of the largest adaptive climbing tour in the country. Catalyst will host a large-scale adaptive climbing clinic in an effort to make climbing more diverse, accessible and inclusive. The event will take place at The Riveter […]

Western Carolina Rescue Ministries: Dispense Love

Press release from Western Carolina Rescue Ministries: Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) is pleased to announce its inaugural Dispense Love campaign! We are asking everyone to partner with us to spread random acts of kindness (love) all throughout our community.  February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day, so this is the perfect opportunity to […]

Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing teen from Asheville area

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing 17-year-old from the Asheville area. Diamond Aaliyah Hughes is approximately 5’ 8” and 125 pounds with burgundy medium length hair. She was last seen on February 11th around 11 p.m. at her residence. Anyone with information […]

JLA Volunteer Expo Coming up on March 12 at Crowne Plaza Expo Center

The Junior League of Asheville, Inc. (JLA) invites community members of all ages to its fourth annual Volunteer Expo, on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Expo Center from 12 to 3 pm. Modeled after a job fair, this free event will feature more than 50 local nonprofits looking to fill ongoing and future volunteer […]

Reparations Commision Interviews

From City Clerk, City of Asheville: The City Council will be holding pre-arranged interviews for the Reparations Commission on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 2022, beginning at 1:30. Below is a list of those being interviewed: Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) these virtual interviews can be accessed by the public by any of […]

MLK Association of Asheville And Buncombe County celebrates the legacy Of Rosa Parks

Press releae from MLK Association of Asheville: The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Community Outreach Providing Empowerment (COPE) programs committee annually selects recipients of its Rosa Parks Award. This award honors women in our community who have: • Fostered a culture of inclusion in the Asheville community. • Worked […]

Help expand Buncombe’s internet access: $1B in state broadband funding available

Press release from Buncombe County: Just five minutes could help increase internet access in Buncombe County. North Carolina is offering counties $1 billion to increase broadband infrastructure, and funding will be distributed based on an online survey. The COVID-19 pandemic amplified the need for effective countywide internet access as virtual learning and work from home […]

The City of Asheville announces opportunities to serve on various Boards and Commissions

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville has opportunities for you to help shape the future of our city. Serving on one of the City’s various boards, commissions or committees allows you to have a voice. We all benefit from the experience, knowledge and perspective the wide range of people who call Asheville […]

Assistance available for farmers who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Fred

Press release from The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has opened the application period for the Agricultural Crop Loss Program for farmers that suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Fred. The program will cover losses of crops, feed, livestock, aquaculture and farm infrastructure for farmers […]

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