News Bulletins

Amid investigation, State Board turns down Green Party recognition

Press release from N.C. State Board of Elections The State Board of Elections on Thursday voted not to recognize the Green Party as an official political party in North Carolina, citing an ongoing investigation into evidence of fraud and other irregularities in the petition process used to seek ballot access for the party. By a […]

Eblen Charities receives 2021 Mission Health Partners Community Partner Award

Press release from Eblen Charities  Eblen Charities has received the 2021 Mission Health Partners Community Award for its work in supporting people in poverty in WNC. It was awarded at the Mission Health Partners Annual In-Person Provider meeting. Eblen Charities Executive Director Beth Russo said, “We are honored to receive this award. Our incredible staff and […]

APD identifies and arrests armed demonstrator, seeks public’s help with second person

Press release from Asheville Police Department Asheville Police Department Detectives identified and charged one of the men who was in possession of a firearm during a recent demonstration in downtown Asheville. Duncan A. Small, 30, of Florida, was charged by the Asheville Police Department with a weapons violation on Tuesday, June 28.  The following day, […]

Buncombe County offices closed in observance of Independence Day

Press release from Buncombe County On Monday, July 4, all Buncombe County administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Please see more information on County schedules below. On Monday July 4, the night sky will ignite with a barrage of color, light, and sound over Lake Julian Park  (37 Lake Julian […]

I-26 East traffic shifting tonight in Henderson County

Press release from NCDOT: HENDERSONVILLE – Drivers heading east on Interstate 26 in Henderson County will notice a change on Thursday morning. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will shift traffic tonight from its current pattern to new lanes between Naples Road and Brookside Camp Road as part of the I-26 widening project. […]

Buncombe County Planning & Development Notice of Public Meeting

Notice from Buncombe County Planning & Development: Notice is hereby given that the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment (the “Board”) will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, July 13, 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 […]

Three compete for acute care beds in Buncombe County

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: ASHEVILLE — Three applicants have filed certificate of need applications with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to develop acute care beds in response to a need determination in the 2022 State Medical Facilities Plan for 67 acute care beds in the […]

APD seeks help locating four suspects

Press release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department has charged four persons with felony crimes and asks the public’s help in locating them. Nathan Lee Littrell (4/02/1992) 30-year-old, medium skin-toned white male standing 6′, weighing 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos of Japanese writing on his right shoulder, […]

Summary of Asheville/Buncombe Community Reparations Commission meeting, June 27

Press release from City of Asheville: The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, […]

Julian F. Keith ADATC expanding outpatient services

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: People combatting opioid use disorder in Western North Carolina are gaining expanded access to lifesaving outpatient services. Beginning July 1, Julian F. Keith Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center will add additional services to its existing outpatient program. With financial support from and a partnership with […]

APD is seeking public help in locating suspects

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Intern Unit of APD’s Criminal Investigation Division charged a total of 24 persons in connection with open investigations with the support of our Tip411 platform and a host of community members.   APD currently has 12 officers and 2 sergeants participating in the detective internship […]

Monthly meeting of Buncombe County TDA – June 29, 2022

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: WHAT: The regular monthly joint meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Nonprofit Corporation. WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 9 a.m.–10 a.m. WHERE: The meeting will take place in person at the Explore Asheville CVB Board Room, […]

APD seeking public’s help: one man shot after gunman fires into occupied homes

News release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police are investigating shots that were fired shortly after midnight, damaging two occupied homes, and leaving one man with minor injuries. APD Patrol Officers were dispatched around 12:32 a.m to the 4 block of Stewart Street after receiving reports that two occupied residences were shot into. Shortly after officers arrived, one man approached officers to report he […]

WNC Rally for Reproductive Rights 5 p.m. in Asheville

Media advisory from Jasmine for Congress: WHAT: A rally in support of Reproductive Rights hosted by Planned Parenthood and the Buncombe Democratic Party in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization WHERE: Rabbit Rabbit, 75 Coxe Avenue Asheville, NC 28801 WHEN: Doors open at 5 pm, speaking program starts […]

Asheville announces City Council Meeting Tuesday, June 28, 2022 returns to Council Chamber with budget adoption

Press release from the City of Asheville: On June 28, City Council will meet in-person in Council Chambers, second floor of City Hall, 70 Court Plaza, Asheville, N.C. Persons wishing to speak live at the meeting will be required to attend in person, and are required to sign up at the door. Parking Available Free parking will […]

Malvern Thrills brings free water fun days to Malvern Hills Park this summer

Press release from the City of Asheville, Parks & Recreation: Following the news that Malvern Hills Pool will not open following safety concerns with its drainage and suction system, Asheville Parks & Recreation has planned a series of free water-based programming to take place throughout the summer titled Malvern Thrills. The department’s Rec n Roll mobile recreation van will roll into […]

Buncombe County man charged with sex crimes against a minor

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has charged Raphael Collins McDowell III, age 71, with First Degree Sexual Offense with a Child and Indecent Liberties with a Minor. Detectives with the Buncombe County Special Investigations Unit received a report of the crimes and conducted several interviews about the […]

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