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UNC Asheville April 2022 events roundup

Press release from UNCA Mar. 31 – Apr. 12 – UNC Asheville 2022 Spring Greenfest – Fresh Future Location: Various locations About: Join the Office of Sustainability and Student Environmental Center at UNC Asheville for its annual 2022 Spring Greenfest happening March 31 – April 12. The nearly two-week-long celebration includes many events and activities […]

Asheville Police Department seeks assistance identifying shoplifter

Press release from Asheville Police Department Asheville Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a shoplifter caught on camera. She is wanted for committing felony larcenies at the Asheville outlets over the past few weeks. If you have information about the identity of this person, please contact the Asheville Police Department.  If you would […]

High-access emergency shelter transitions; permanent supportive housing deal set to finalize soon

Press release from City of Asheville In December 2021, City staff heard community concerns that the launch of a permanent emergency shelter needed more extensive planning. The feedback led the City to consider a different, but still impactful, path for the property located at 148 River Ford Parkway. With a continued commitment to long-term solutions […]

Treasurer Folwell to deliver unclaimed cash to three Buncombe County recipients

Press release from the Department of State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division Three Buncombe County entities will get an infusion of cash from State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, when he visits the area on Friday, April 1, and that’s no foolin’. He will be returning missing money to the town of Montreat, the United Way of […]

Conserving Carolina Spring Photo Contest Celebrates Habitat at Home

Press release from Conserving Carolina Conserving Carolina’s annual Habitat at Home photo contest encourages people to celebrate the nature around their home—and to actively restore habitat for wild things. Nature isn’t only meant for preserves and parks. It should be in the places we live, work, and play. So whether it be a bobcat, butterfly, […]

U.S. Marshals need public’s help to stop phone scams

Press release from The United States Marshals Service  The United States Marshals Service (USMS) needs your help to stop several phone scams targeting residents in Western North Carolina. United States Marshal Chris Edge reports scammers are impersonating law enforcement officers and threatening to arrest members of the public for failing to appear in federal court. In […]

UPDATE: Candidate withdraws from consideration as Buncombe County’s new Parks and Recreation director

Update from Buncombe County: As of 3:18 p.m. on March 30: Mr. Fish has withdrawn from consideration, and no director announcement will be made at this time. Please disregard this announcement. Press release from Buncombe County: The newest director of Buncombe County’s Recreation Services is bringing a familiarity with the area along with more than […]

Woodfin celebrates the new Silver-Line Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony

Press release: Woodfin, NC – April 4, 2022 – The public is invited to attend the grand opening of Woodfin’s new Silver-Line Park, located at 1054 Riverside Drive on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The celebration will begin at 4:00 p.m. with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Mayor VeHaun and honored guests and will include a […]

CCME Foundation offering grants to improve health care quality in the Carolinas

Press release from: Cary, NC – The CCME Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting health care improvement in the Carolinas, is accepting applications from eligible nonprofit organizations that work to improve health care for individuals and communities through measurable outcome improvement projects. One-year grants from $5,000 up to $50,000 will be awarded based on a project’s […]

Preservation Society seeks volunteers

Press release from Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County: Volunteer Opportunities at Cappadocia Church and 32 Grail Street Haven’t gotten a chance to come and volunteer at Cappadocia yet? No problem! This is a big project and we will continue to have work days regularly. Here are a couple of upcoming dates. We’re currently working […]

Community Engagement Markets help take the edge off food insecurity

Press release from Buncombe County: Rising grocery prices, along with rising housing, gas, and other costs are putting the pressure on Buncombe households. For many in our community, no-cost healthy meals and information about County and partner services and resources are a valuable lifeline. Buncombe County’s Community Engagement Markets offer free food, medical services, and […]

Charles George VA Medical Center rated among the best at state, regional and national levels

Press release from WNC VA Health Care System: The Charles George VA Medical Center was listed among the best hospitals not only in North Carolina, but in the southern region and nationally. Becker’s has compiled a list of the best hospitals for patient experience in North Carolina using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and […]

RiverLink’s Earth Day Kids Festival slated for April 24

Press release from RiverLink: On Sunday April 24, RiverLink—a local non-profit working to protect and revitalize the French Broad River—will host its 7th annual Earth Day Kids Festival at Rabbit Rabbit in downtown Asheville. The festival will run from 12-4pm and is free for everyone to attend. A variety of environmental and educational organizations will be on hand […]

COVID Treatment Options webinar set for March 31

Press release from Buncombe County: COVID treatments are available in Buncombe County and several programs and providers in our community may be able support a safe and speedy recovery for you or a loved one. COVID treatments are still somewhat new, which is why local medical providers are coming together to discuss treatment options, how […]

Asheville City Schools’ Dr. Kimberly Dechant selected as a 2022 Aspiring Superintendent Program Leadership Award winner

Press release from Asheville City Schools: Asheville City Schools is pleased to announce that our Director of Induction and Recruitment, Dr. Kimberly Dechant, was recently selected as a recipient of the Dr. Samuel Houston Leadership Award. This annual award is presented to a graduate of the Aspiring Superintendent Program by the North Carolina School Superintendents’ […]

Buncombe Commissioners begin FY23 budget process with first work session

Press release from Buncombe County: On March 29, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners took the first step toward a FY23 budget with a budget work session. During the work session, commissioners reviewed proposed personnel requests, operating increases, capital projects, and IT requests. Commissioners also received an update on the Homeowner Grant Program requests for […]

Mission Health changes visitation policy

Press release from Mission Health: As of March 29, all Mission Health hospitals have reviewed and updated visitor restrictions. As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease, we are now at a Level I visitation policy. This means two (2) healthy visitors are allowed per inpatient during the regular visitor hours of 6am-8pm and one […]

APD patrol officer catches thief breaking into cars in business lot

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department patrol officers responded to a suspicious person call early Monday morning that led to the arrest of a man breaking into vehicles at a business parking lot. Officers responded to a business on the 800 block of Patton Ave. around 2:20 a.m. Monday to investigate […]

Film festival highlights short films by women on March 30

Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville Parks & Recreation closes out Women’s History Month with a screening of short films at Tempie Avery Montford Community Center (34 Pearson Drive in Asheville) produced by women from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30. Helpmate is accepting donations online and at the event to benefit its […]

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