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Council on Aging of Buncombe County schedules Medicare classes

Press release from Council on Aging of Buncombe County: The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, in conjunction with the N.C. Department of Insurance’s Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), announces its classes “Introduction to Medicare – Understanding the Puzzle” for April – June 2022.  The classes will explain how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how […]

APD seeking armed robbers of East Asheville convenience store

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a pair of armed robbers who held up an east Asheville convenience store at gunpoint Monday night. APD officers were dispatched to a convenience store in the 600 block of Swannanoa River Road around 9:50 p.m. on March 21 […]

Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee Meeting set for March 25

Press release from City of Asheville: The Homelessness Initiative Advisory Committee (HIAC) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 166A-19.24(f) this will be a remote meeting, which the public can access by any of the following means: -Watch live through the Engagement […]

APD seeking Texas man with excess of 10 open warrants

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department are looking for a Texas man who has more than 10 open arrest warrants, including larceny and breaking and entering. Brandon James Graham (5-30-1990) is described as a white male, 5’ 7”, 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.  He is known to frequent the […]

Special Meeting Advisory: Board of Adjustment, Thurs., March 24, 2022

Press release from Buncombe County Board of Adjustment Notice is hereby given that, Pursuant to Sec. 78-620(a), the Chair the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment (the “Board”) has called a Special Meeting of the Regular Members of the Board, which will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in the conference room […]

WNC Career Expo featuring jobs pay $18 or more per hour, various shifts, hiring on the spot

Press release from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Area Workforce Development Board encourage all Western North Carolina career seekers to attend the WNC Career Expo, which will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m at Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville, located at 87 Haywood […]

MAHEC brings new graduate medical training programs to Western North Carolina

Press release via Mountain Area Health Education Center On Friday, March 18, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) welcomed 81 new residents on National Resident Matching Program’s Match Day. On this day, medical school graduates from across the United States and abroad learn where they will train for the next three to seven years including graduate […]

Excellence in Public Service Job Fair 3/23

Press release from Mountain Area Workforce Development  Mountain Area Workforce Development will be holding the “Excellence in Public Service Job Fair” this Wed., March 23, 2022 from 1-6 p.m. at the WNC Agricultural Center’s Virginia Boone Building, 761 Boylston Highway, Fletcher, NC 28732. This will be the first regional public sector hiring event hosted by the […]

Charlotte Street “Road Diet” analysis shows continued improvements

From City of Asheville: Summary The Charlotte Street Road Diet continues to show signs of success since its implementation in 2019.  The second year of “Post-Implementation” analysis reveals that the project has reduced traffic speeds, increased bike use, and reduced the number of automobile collisions on Charlotte Street with no indication of increased cut-through traffic […]

Asheville City Council meeting March 22, 2022

From City of Asheville: Asheville City Council will continue meeting in person at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 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 § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person meeting which the public […]

Vaya Health Governing Board and Regional Board remaining 2022 meeting schedule

From Vaya Health: The 2022 Schedule of Meetings is listed below and can be found on the Vaya Health website. PUBLIC ACCESS for the Board of Directors and Regional Board meetings will be available via electronic communication only (real-time two-way audio and/or visual communication, i.e. telephone or WebEx). Please refer to the agenda’s posted on […]

City Council Agenda: March 22

From City of Asheville: The electronic agenda for the March 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. Persons wishing to speak live at the meeting will be required to attend in person and must sign-up […]

Asheville Regional Housing Consortium survey on potential use of $4.7 million of HOME-ARP Allocation to address homelessness

Press release from Asheville Regional Housing Consortium The City of Asheville, as the Participating Jurisdiction (PJ) for the four-county Asheville Regional Housing Consortium, is seeking public input to inform and prioritize use of a one-time $4.7 million allocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The […]

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners send formal objection to Forest Service’s Big Ivy plan

Press release from Buncombe County: On March 15, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved sending their formal objection to portions of the Forest Service’s Revised Nantahala and Pisgah Forest Plan citing it’s in the best interest of the County for this plan to not move forward. Specifically, Commissioners noted: “The Forest Service decision in […]

Historic appointments: Commissioners tap Community Reparations Commission members

Press release from Buncombe County: In an historic move that gets Buncombe County closer to its goal of putting more action behind formal apologies to the Black Community, the Board of Commissioners appointed five members to the Community Reparations Commission during its meeting on March 15. The Community Reparations Commission is a joint effort with […]

Board of Commissioners approve Affordable Housing funding recommendations

Press release from Buncombe County: At its March 15 regular meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard funding recommendations from the Affordable Housing Committee. After six months of work on the draft plan the subcommittee made up of Chair Brownie Newman and Commissioners Amanda Edwards and Parker Sloan presented funding goals and recommendations focusing […]

UNC Asheville’s The Blue Banner earns eight awards for excellence In journalism

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Blue Banner, UNC Asheville’s student newspaper, was honored with eight awards from NC College Media Association’s annual conference, the 2022 Statewide College Media Awards. Held at UNC-Chapel Hill on Feb. 26, the conference recognized five of The Blue Banner’s journalists across six categories and awarded the team with a […]

City of Asheville Office of Data and Performance marks one year of operation

Press release from city of Asheville: The Office of Data and Performance (ODAP) has been fully-staffed and operational for a full year. ODAP is a part of the City of Asheville’s IT Services Department, and focuses on integrating data-driven decision making methodologies into City projects and initiatives. During its first year of operation, ODAP has […]

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