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City of Asheville to extend opportunity to provide public input on the South Slope Vision Plan to April 8th

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville Planning and Urban Design Department has decided to extend to April 8th the period to participate in the South Slope Visioning Plan. Staff want to hear from the community if there’s something missing from the plan, so the draft is available for the public […]

10th Annual ‘Week of the Young Child’ kicks off April 2

Press release from the Buncombe Partnership for Children: The Buncombe Partnership for Children (BPFC) will host several events as part of their celebration of The Week of the Young Child, a national event sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The BPFC expects several hundred young children to participate in free, […]

Appalachian Studies Association honors ‘Sepia Tones’ series with e-Appalachia Award

Press release from Great Smoky Mountains Association: The ‘Sepia Tones’ miniseries is released through the ‘Smoky Mountain Air’ podcast produced by Great Smoky Mountains Association On Thursday, March 17, Great Smoky Mountains Association’s ongoing podcast miniseries, “Sepia Tones: Exploring Black Appalachian Music,” was recognized with the e-Appalachia Award at the 45th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference. […]

Next Formal City Council Meeting – April 12

From City of Asheville: The next formal City Council meeting will be an in-person meeting held on April 12, 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 budget worksession beginning at […]

Asheville Outlets host summer camp expo with Give to the Music – Saturday, April 9

Press release from the Asheville Outlets: Asheville Outlets will host a Kid’s Day and Summer Camp Expo with Give to the Music on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The expo will give parents and campers the opportunity to meet representatives from a variety of area camps, including traditional overnight, sports, arts, […]

Steve Woodsmall announces intention to run for Congress in NC-11 as an unaffiliated candidate

Press release from Steve Woodsmall:  Dr. Steve Woodsmall of Pisgah Forest has announced his intention to run for Congress in NC-11 as an Unaffiliated candidate. “I have not made this decision lightly,” said Woodsmall. “”The two-party system has failed our democracy. Loyalty to the party and the big-money donors takes priority over actually representing the needs […]

Asheville Police charge Raleigh native with multiple breaking and entering cases from fall 2020

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police investigators have charged a suspect for multiple counts of breaking and entering, larceny and breaking into a vehicle, much to the thanks of committed forensics work.   In the fall of 2020, APD responded to a string of breaking and enterings to a series of offices […]

Asheville and Buncombe County residents invited to share their perspectives in support of an equitable future For youth

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: Asheville, NC – March 22, 2022 | Asheville City and Buncombe County residents are invited to participate in what is expected to be the first in a series of Community Conversations designed to solicit feedback in achieving a community-wide shared goal: By 2035, ALL Asheville […]

Buncombe County Board of Equalization & Review: Notice of meetings

Press release from Buncombe County: Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute §105-322, the Buncombe County Board of Equalization and Review will meet as required by law. Purpose of Meetings To hear upon request, appeals from property owners who own or control taxable property assessed for taxation in Buncombe County, regarding the valuation of such property […]

Call for Artists: Weaverville Art in Autumn Outdoor Arts and Crafts Festival

Press release from Weaverville Business Association: Weaverville, NC – The Weaverville Business Association and Art in Autumn Committee are actively seeking artist exhibitor applications for the 15th annual Weaverville Art In Autumn Festival, taking place on Main St., Weaverville, NC on September 17th, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm. Applications are now being accepted via […]

Mountain Child Advocacy Center announces upcoming Child Abuse Prevention Month activities

Press release from Mountain Child Advocacy Center: Mountain Child Advocacy Center proudly announces the following events in recognition and support of April’s National Child Abuse Prevention Month. April 5th kicks off a month of events to raise awareness for child abuse prevention. Join us from 2:15-2:45 pm at the E-loop located between 200 College Street […]

Blue Ridge Parkway recruits 2022  Project Parkway volunteers

Press release from the National Park Service: National Park Service officials announced today the fourth annual Project Parkway will take place on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Saturday, April 23, 2022. This single-day, park-wide volunteer project will help complete much needed work at various locations across the park and is ideal for people interested in learning […]

WNC ag. crop loss program expanded to include damages and losses incurred from freeze, frost in April 2021

Press release from North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Agricultural Crop Loss Program has been expanded to include farmers in six western counties that suffered freeze or frost damage to their agricultural commodities from April 2 to April 21, 2021. To be eligible for assistance under […]

Thirteen area companies selected for ScaleUp WNC program

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: After a highly competitive round of applications topping three applications for every seat, Mountain BizWorks is pleased to unveil the 13 Western North Carolina-based companies selected for the 11th cohort of the ScaleUp WNC program, which begins in March and runs through the end of May. Proving resilience throughout the pandemic, […]

N.C. Tomato Growers Association offering scholarship

Press release from North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: The N.C. Tomato Growers Association is offering a $1,000 merit/need-based scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Any North Carolina resident who pursues a horticulture or agribusiness undergraduate or graduate degree at a four-year North Carolina college or university is eligible to apply. The deadline for […]

Earl Scruggs Music Festival lineup set for inaugural event, Sept. 2-4

Press release from Victory Lap Media: Earl Scruggs Music Festival has announced the full lineup for its inaugural event taking place September 2-4, 2022 at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, North Carolina. Joining previously announced headliners Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band this Labor Day Weekend will be […]

Derrick Ruble named Buncombe Public Safety Communications Director

Press release from Buncombe County: Efforts to bolster the consolidation of 911 services have led Buncombe County to creating its inaugural Public Safety Communications Director position. Building on last year’s commitment to improve public safety by consolidating dispatch services across the county, this crucial position will help finalize the transition while forging an innovative path […]

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