News Bulletins

First meeting of the Reparations Commission – April 30

Press release from City of Asheville: NOTICE UPDATE for viewing: the orientation meeting Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m will be held at the Buncombe County offices, First Floor Conference Room, and streamed through Buncombe County’s Facebook page. Original press release from the City of Asheville, April 26: The Community Reparations Commission will hold […]

Asheville area real estate market analysis: 1st quarter 2022

Press release from Mosaic Realty The housing market in 2022 started the year in seller’s market territory and remained deep in a seller’s market through the end of the quarter. High demand and low inventory were driving frequent bidding wars and rising prices. Even though interest rates rose through the 1st quarter of 2022, demand […]

Operation Fan Heat Relief distributing fans to eligible recipients May 1–Oct. 31

Press release from The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31. People age 60 […]

Local moonshine history film wins best documentary

Press release from The Center for Cultural Preservation  The Center for Cultural Preservation is proud to announce that its recent moonshine history film, The Spirits Still Move Them, produced and directed by David Weintraub just won Best Documentary in the Reedy Reels Film Festival in Greenville, South Carolina. “Unlike past moonshine films, Spirits dispels the notion that […]

Pardee UNC Health Care, Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics to offer sports physicals for local student-athletes at 21 area schools

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care Pardee UNC Health Care and Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics announced today their annual initiative to administer sports physicals for local student-athletes who attend 22 middle and high schools in the surrounding area. All physicals will take place from May 4 through June 1 in the respective middle or […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina seeks 100 new mentors in 30 days

Press release from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina launches its biggest recruitment drive of the year May 1 – 100 mentors in 30 days. It’s working to sign up many new Buncombe County “Bigs” to have fun with great local kids. The need for adult […]

Pisgah Legal awarded $78,600 to support Afghan asylum-seekers

Press release via Community Foundation of Western North Carolina The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) has awarded a $78,600 Human Services grant to Pisgah Legal Services to provide critical legal assistance to Afghan asylum-seekers and their families in the region. Since August 2021, approximately 140 Afghan asylum-seekers were resettled in Western North Carolina, mostly […]

Asheville Outlets hosts Drive Electric Earth Day on Saturday, April 30

Press release from Asheville Outlets Asheville Outlets is pleased to host Drive Electric Earth Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(rain date is May 14). Spectators will view a wide range of electric cars, as well as the latest in personal electric transportation vehicles. Electric vehicle owners and dealers will […]

Buncombe County accepting community member applications for 911 Communications Steering Committee

Press release from Buncombe County Government Buncombe County’s newly consolidated 911 Call Center is looking to complete membership of its Communications Steering Committee (CSC) with a community member at-large. As part of the agreement of the consolidation, the CSC will meet at least quarterly to review performance and compliance data and to consider and resolve questions, issues […]

Asheville police asking public’s help in 2020 homicide, victim would have turned 22 today

Press release from Asheville Police Department Asheville Police Department investigators are still searching for answers in a homicide case in which a young man was gunned down in front of his family home in Asheville almost two years ago. Kanize Jackson was just 20 years old when someone shot him in front of his home […]

ABCCM Veterans Services of the Carolinas links veterans with resources at Stand Down event

Press release via ABCCM ABCCM Veterans Services of the Carolinas is hosting a Veteran Stand Down event for Buncombe County and nearby areas on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to veterans of all ages, this event will link at-risk and homeless veterans and their families together with community providers and […]

Western North Carolina Community Health Services expands affordable healthcare options in WNC with the opening of the Hominy Valley Health Center in Candler

Press release via WNCCHS Western North Carolina Community Health Services (WNCCHS)  announces plans to open the  Hominy Valley Health Center in early May. The health center site will be co-located at the Hominy Valley Crisis Center operated by Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry. Currently more than 1,300 WNCCHS patients live in the Candler area, and […]

Montford North Star Academy students win top honors in Electric Wright Stuff at North Carolina Science Olympiad

Press release from Asheville City Schools: On Saturday, Montford North Star Academy 8th Graders Liam Burton and Cole Owings earned top honors in the state as part of the North Carolina Science Olympiad’s Electric Wright Stuff competition. Science Olympiad is one of the nation’s most prestigious STEM competitions.  Events cover a wide range of scientific […]

YMCA of Western North Carolina kicks off summer with annual Healthy Kids Day

Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina: Asheville, April 26— The Corpening Memorial and Hendersonville YMCA’s are hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 30, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. The day-long event will feature activities such […]

Notice of Public Meeting — Buncombe County Board of Adjustment

Press release from Buncombe County: Notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment (the “Board”) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm (the “Meeting”), at the Commissioners Chambers on the third floor of 200 College St, at which the Board will hold public hearings to consider the […]

APD seeks six suspects charged with larceny, other crimes

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (April 27, 2022):  The Asheville Police Department is seeking six suspects with open warrants for larceny and other crimes. The warrants were recently taken out for crimes that were committed over the past few months in various locations in Asheville.  Investigators are asking for the public’s help […]

NC awarded grant to transition to 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Lifeline number this summer

Press release from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced it has been awarded $3.3 million to expand support for people in mental health crisis. This funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration to the Division of Mental Health, […]

Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Notice Of Opportunity for Public Comment Draft Title V Permit

Press release from the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency: The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency (AB Air Quality) hereby gives notice of its intent to issue an Air Quality Permit to: Duke Energy Progress, Inc.- Asheville Steam Electric Plant 46 Duke Energy Drive Arden, NC 28704 Buncombe County Permit No.: 11-628-22A This facility applied for an Air […]

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