News Bulletins

WNCHA hosts virtual panel on refugees and resettlement in WNC, March 8

Press release from Western North Carolina Historical Association: Join the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA) Tuesday, March 8 from 6:00pm-7:30pm for this special event focusing on past and present refugee and immigrant resettlement in western North Carolina. This event airs live via Zoom and will be recorded. As American forces withdrew from Afghanistan last summer, […]

COVID-19 indicators improving in Buncombe County

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County continues to see improvements in several local COVID-19 indicators. Compared to last week’s 237 new cases per 100,000, the current Buncombe County COVID-19 case rate has dropped to 155 new cases per 100,000. Additionally, the percent positivity continues to decline from 12.2% in the week prior to 8.6% […]

Volunteer opportunities March 3 & 5 with the Preservation Society

Press release from Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County: The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County has started work at the Cappadocia Church and 32 Grail Street. Join us this Thursday (3/3) from 1 – 4 PM and/or Saturday (3/5) from 9 AM – 12 PM for a work days. Tasks will include landscaping, […]

MANNA launches inaugural virtual Fresh Food Drive

Press release from MANNA FoodBank: In these late winter months, fresh fruits and vegetables are hard to come by, especially with the increased cost of groceries we are all seeing. For our neighbors who are struggling to afford groceries, fresh produce is vital for health and wellbeing, but can feel like an out-of-reach luxury. MANNA FoodBank […]

2022 Ozone Season begins today

Press release from North Carolina Division of Air Quality: March 1 marks the beginning of the 2022 ozone season as state and local environmental agencies renew their daily air quality forecasts for ozone across North Carolina. From now through Oct. 31, the daily air quality forecasts from the North Carolina Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will include […]

BPR names Jeffrey Pope new General Manager & CEO

Press release from Blue Ridge Public Radio: Blue Ridge Public Radio has hired Jeffrey Pope as its new General Manager and CEO. Pope succeeds David Feingold, who retired from BPR on December 6, and interim GM Mark Vogelzang. Pope is a public media and non-profit executive with more than 20 years’ experience, including KSJD in Cortez, […]

Local arts nonprofits invited to apply for AAAC grants

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council: The Asheville Area Arts Council is now accepting applications for grants of up to $5,000 to support operating expenses for local nonprofit arts organizations. Since 1977, the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Program (GAP) has provided per capita based funding for the arts in all 100 counties of […]

Habitat for Humanity invites 
students, alumni to the Collegiate Challenge

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Instead of catching up on sleep or taking a beach vacation, many college students will be swinging hammers and wielding drills during their spring break. Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is thrilled to announce the return of Collegiate Challenge, a unique program that combines transformative, hands-on experience on […]

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