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Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office releases mid-year crime stats

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office crime statistics show a decline in property crimes from January 1 to June 30, 2022 as compared to the first half of 2021. Breaking and Enterings are down 24 percent, Larceny/Thefts are down 20 percent and Stolen Property is down 28 percent, reflecting a […]

Buncombe County sheriff’s office hosts opioid take-back event Aug. 2

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office invites you to attend our National Night Out Event on August 2nd. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes partnership between law enforcement and the community to make our neighborhoods safer and more caring places. The Sheriff’s Office is partnering […]

Three Buncombe elections officials earn highest professional achievement, designated as certified elections/registration administrators

Press release from Buncombe County Following successful completion of a rigorous, multi-year program, Buncombe County Elections Director Corinne Duncan, Deputy Director Neggy Rodriguez Fox, and Accounting Technician Victoria Pickens will be designated as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrators (CERA), the highest professional achievement for election officials and election vendors in the country. CERA and Certified Elections/Registration […]

Dogwood Health Trust announces request for proposals to address early childhood educator workforce challenges

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust Dogwood Health Trust has announced a new request for proposals from nonprofit organizations, government agencies, education institutions, and others who serve the Qualla Boundary and 18 counties of Western North Carolina, who seek to stabilize and grow the local Early Childhood Education (ECE) workforce to better support students in reaching […]

Free nature adventures for middle and high school students with Buncombe County Soil and Water Educators

Press release from Buncombe County Soil and Water Educators Join Buncombe County Soil and Water Educators for WILD Excursions this summer! These outdoor education experiences are FREE and are for middle and high school students. Part service learning, part experiential education, participants will walk away with an appreciation for the region’s natural wonders. Events are either […]

Access to Healthcare in Rural Areas to be explored at the Livable Appalachia Summit Aug. 4

Press release from AARP Many 50+ adults struggle to access the affordable, quality health coverage and care they need. AARP and community collaborators in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee will explore the unique challenges and opportunities of access to health care in the South-Central Appalachian Region during this free virtual summit. The Livable Appalachia Summit […]

Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing man from the Black Mountain area of Buncombe County

UPDATE: July 28, 2022: Mr. Brown has been located and is safe. Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: (July 27, 2022) –The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Black Mountain area of Buncombe County. Thomas Paul Brown is age 61, approximately 5’ 8” and 155 pounds with […]

Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Board of Commissioners File Class Action Lawsuit Against HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Press release from Buncombe County The City of Asheville and Buncombe County filed a class action antitrust lawsuit Wednesday, July 27 in Federal District Court against HCA Healthcare, Inc., Mission Hospital, and related business entities seeking injunctive relief and damages resulting from anticompetitive practices. The 59-page complaint details an extensive pattern of behavior by HCA […]

City of Asheville announces the Strategic Partnership Fund Pilot Program recipients for Youth Programs

Press release from press release: Asheville City Council approved last night, as part of Council’s agenda, the Strategic Partnership Fund Pilot Program awards and authorized the City Manager to execute grant agreements. Using Strategic Partnership funding, the City has provided $375,500 in pilot grants to nine different non-profit organizations to help address the opportunity gap […]

Buncombe County earns National Achievement Awards with ‘Tapped In’ and ‘Let’s Talk’

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County’s Communications and Public Engagement team has been recognized with not one but two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized Buncombe County for two programs in the “Civic Education and Public […]

West Walnut Street and Rankin Avenue garage entrance – Closure changed to Monday, August 1

Press release from city of Asheville: From approximately 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on August 1, West Walnut Street will be fully closed between Haywood Street and Rankin Avenue. The West Walnut entrance to the Rankin Avenue Garage will be unavailable for use during this time period. The second Rankin Avenue Garage entrance (located at […]

Asheville City Council approves Advanced MeteringInfrastructure (AMI) project

Press release from city of Asheville: On July 26, 2022, the Asheville City Council voted unanimously to approve the Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project, or AMI. The new AMI system will replace the Water Department’s current automated meter reading system now reaching the end of its useful life cycle. The newly approved AMI system will utilize […]

UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office locates missing Leicester-area man

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: UPDATE, July 27: Mr. Erwin has been located and is safe. ———————————————- July 26: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Leicester area of Buncombe County. Noah Erwin is age 30, approximately 5’ 7” and 145 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. He […]

Share your vision for actions and policies, Comprehensive Plan 2043 virtual meeting happening tonight

Press release from Buncombe County: After thousands of community members provided input to guide the development of the Buncombe County Comprehensive Plan, staff have moved to the next phase of the planning process. We are asking the public to weigh in on what we’ve heard so far and what specific policies and actions the County […]

Asheville FM’s Record Fair and record release set for Sept. 10

Press release from Asheville FM: Continuing on the success of their previous Record Fairs, 103.3 Asheville FM announces the return of their annual event, partnered with the release of a local music compilation EP on a vinyl record. On Saturday, September 10, 2022, Asheville FM will host the Record Fair at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – […]

Asheville a host site for Rooted in Wellness health fair, July 30

Press release from North Carolina Black Alliance: WHAT: North Carolina Black Alliance will host a statewide health fair with seven concurrent sites hosting fairs and will include attendees from faith-based communities and members from surrounding communities in the cities and regions where the health fair is located. WHEN: Saturday, July 30 | 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. WHERE: The […]

Appalachian Voices and Sunrise Asheville to host rally ahead of Utilities Commission hearing

Press release from the Sunrise Movement AVL: On July 27, the North Carolina Utilities Commission will be hosting a hearing in Asheville to hear testimony from the people of Asheville and western North Carolina regarding Duke Energy’s proposed state Carbon Plan. The North Carolina General Assembly mandated development of a plan to reduce carbon emissions […]

City of Asheville invites nominations for the Neighborhood Volunteer Spotlight

Press release from the city of Asheville: Is there someone in your neighborhood who goes above and beyond for their community? That person who organizes clean-up days, social gatherings, or who tends the communal garden spaces? Or even someone who spearheaded the creation of your neighborhood association, or who advocates for the good of your […]

Notice of Buncombe County TDA regular meeting

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: NOTICE: REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY TDAWednesday, July 27, 2022 | 9–11 a.m.Explore Asheville Offices | 27 College Place, Asheville 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: […]

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