News Bulletins

Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee meets June 1

Press release from Buncombe County: On Wednesday, June 1, the Ad Hoc Reappraisal Committee will meet in-person at 200 College St. (downstairs conference room). Community members can register for the meeting and see past events here. The meeting will also be streamed at and Buncombe County’s Facebook page. The agenda will consist of: -Discussion […]

RiverLink receives Community Foundation grant for Mud Creek Project

Press release from Community Foundation of Henderson County: Community Foundation of Henderson County awarded its third grant in series of special 40th Anniversary grants at Saturday morning’s Garden Jubilee Speaker Series. At the event, which was sponsored by Community Foundation, a grant totaling $28,700 was presented to nonprofit RiverLink to implement their “Connecting the Community with […]

Buncombe County Board of Education regular meeting set for June 2

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on June 2, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 3:00 p.m. in the Beaucatcher Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, student, and […]

Jubilee! Community opens micro-shelter for unhoused women

Press release from Jubilee! Community: May 31, 2022, Asheville, NC — Jubilee! Community, a spirit-led faith community that has served the Asheville area for over 30 years, has opened Jubilee! Alternative Micro-Shelter (JAMS), a shelter and support program for unhoused women who have income or are currently working, do not abuse substances, and are close to […]

Asheville Police arrest suspect in Sunday afternoon homicide

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Detectives charged a suspect with murder just hours after he shot and killed a man in the Hillcrest area Sunday afternoon. APD Patrol Officers were dispatched to a report of a gunshot wound around 3:20 p.m. Sunday at the 100 block of Atkinson St.  When […]

Marion man wanted by APD on more than a dozen counterfeit and felony probation violations

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (May 23, 2022):  The Asheville Police Department says a man is wanted on more than a dozen charges, including counterfeit and felony probation. Christopher Michael LaPlante (5/01/1984), of Marion, N.C., has 13 open warrants for Possession of Counterfeit Instrument/Currency, Financial Card Theft and Felony Probation Violation. LaPlante […]

Board of Elections certifies primary results; recount set in NC House 115 GOP race

Press release from Buncombe County: Per NCGS § 163-182.5., the Buncombe County Board of Elections (CBE) met today to complete the canvass of votes cast in the May 17 primary election. Canvass is the official process of determining the votes have been counted and tabulated correctly, resulting in the authentication of the official election results. […]

Man wanted in multiple larceny cases now charged with armed robbery

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (May 27, 2022):  A man wanted on multiple larceny charges by APD now faces robbery charges, including robbery with a dangerous weapon. Thomas L. Osteen (5/21/1981) is wanted by the Asheville Police Department for organized retail theft and stealing from multiple businesses, primarily in south Asheville.  He […]

The Ramble Charitable Fund awards $76,500 in grants

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: (May 2022) – The Ramble Charitable Fund at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded nine grants totaling $76,500. The Ramble Charitable Fund was established to improve the quality of life in designated Buncombe County communities by supporting education, economic development, health […]

WNC VA Health Care System, city of Asheville to hold Memorial Day observances at Black Mountain Cemetery, Pack Square

Press release from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: ASHEVILLE, NC – Monday, Veterans will have two chances to participate in Memorial Day Ceremonies. The first will be held at 10 a.m. in the Western North Carolina State Cemetery in Black Mountain. Employees and family members helped others from the community in placing flags on the […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office increasing support and law enforcement presence for schools in Buncombe County.

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: As we continue to contend with the loss and unimaginable grief being experienced by the Uvalde community, we know that our students, educators, and families are feeling it in our classrooms. Out of an abundance of caution, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will increase and expand law […]

“Art in the Heart” temporary public art program launches in coordination with Pack Square Plaza visioning: Call for artists

Press release from the city of Asheville: In partnership with the Friends of Buncombe County Special Collections and Asheville’s Public Art and Cultural Commission, the City is kicking off a new temporary public art program to activate Pack Square Plaza and engage with the community in a new way. Art in the Heart will support […]

APD needs assistance in locating suspects

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is asking the public’s support in identifying three larceny suspects wanted in three separate cases for stealing from area businesses in Asheville on different days in May. In one incident, a suspect is wanted for stealing a BB gun from a business on the […]

Asheville Parks and Recreation offers free and low-cost summer fun throughout the city

Press release from the city of Asheville: “Like many of you, I look back fondly on fun memories made over the summers of my life meeting new friends at summer day camps, discovering new interests by exploring the green space and waterway at my local neighborhood park, and gaining professional experience working at my community […]

City of Asheville, Buncombe County and Veterans Council to host live Memorial Day Ceremonies

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will host a Memorial Day Ceremony at 3:00 p.m. May 30, 2022 at the Roger McGuire Green in Pack Square Park. The ceremony will feature short readings by Brothers And Sisters Like These Veterans Writing Group who write to heal the […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office charges suspect in homicide investigation

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: As a result of an active investigation, the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has charged Quentin Dana Bashaw with the murder of Charles Radcliffe. Detectives have been investigating Radcliffe’s death since September 2021.   Bashaw was taken into custody today and is pending extradition to Buncombe County for […]

Asheville City Board of Education announces Dr. Jim Causby will serve as interim Superintendent effective December 1st

From Asheville City Schools: The Asheville City Board of Education is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jim Causby as the district’s next interim superintendent. Dr. Gene Freeman will continue to serve as superintendent through his previously announced retirement date of November 30, 2022, with Dr. Causby taking office on December 1. Causby is […]

City of Asheville offices close for Memorial Day holiday; Sanitation and ART buses run on holiday schedule

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day, May 30, a federally designated holiday that honors military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a roundup of other City services […]

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