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Free insulin available at The Free Clinics

Press release from The Free Clinics: Access to insulins and medications to treat diabetes has been challenging and costly for low-income, uninsured persons for decades. Since 2014, The Free Clinics has partnered with Direct Relief, an international disaster relief and emergency healthcare organization, to provide free medications to vulnerable persons in Henderson, Polk, and Transylvania Counties. […]

Ruafika Cobb named Asheville City Schools 2023 Principal of the Year

Press release from Asheville City Schools: When they say #NoPlaceLikeJones – they certainly mean it! During the Asheville City Schools Convocation on Monday, August 23rd, the staff at Ira B. Jones Elementary School showed their love for Principal Ruafika Cobb in a BIG way when they found out she had been named the district’s 2023 Principal […]

Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods to host candidate forum

Press release from The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods: The Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods (CAN) will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30) at  East Asheville Public Library, 3 Avon Rd, Asheville, NC. Submit questions in advance to  Write-in question cards will be available at the event.Join your neighbors […]

Buncombe Sheriff’s Office leading statewide webinar on MAT in jails, Aug. 31

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, August 31 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Sarah Gayton from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will lead a statewide webinar titled “Operational Basics: MAT in Jails Facility Implementation – Legal, Medical, Security, and Community Considerations webinar” for counties across North Carolina who are looking to start or […]

$605,000 in focus area grants awarded by CFWNC

Press release from Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved four focus area grants totaling $605,000 in Early Childhood Development, Human Services and Natural & Cultural Resources. The grants are: Eagle Market Street Development Corporation (EMSDC) as fiscal agent for the Catawba Vale Collaborative (CVC)was awarded $225,000 […]

Vaya Health Board of Directors committee meetings set for Sept. 7

Press release from Vaya Health: Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 143-318.12(b), this email serves as official Notice that Vaya Health Board of Directors will conduct a Special Called Meeting of the Executive Committee and a Special Called Joint Meeting of the Futures Committee and Executive Committee on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at Vaya Health’s Administrative Office located […]

Project Fresh Start offers one-stop resource for Buncombe job seekers

Press release from Buncombe County: Job opportunities are near an all-time high, and Buncombe County wants to help anyone looking to take advantage of the current market by increasing access to employment opportunities. With that in mind, we are excited to announce Project Fresh Start. “With increased opportunity for career mobility, Project Fresh Start will […]

NCDHHS launches new integrated early childhood data dashboards

Press release from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Today, new interactive online dashboards show how North Carolina’s children from birth to age 5 receive services like child care, food benefits and protective services, providing insight into program successes and elevating continued needs. The dashboards use data from the North Carolina Early Childhood Integrated […]

Buncombe Soil & Water protects four farms, 156.2 acres this summer

Press release from Buncombe County Soil & Water: Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s (BCSWCD) Farmland Preservation Program is excited to announce the protection of 4 farms totaling in 156.2 acres in the County’s prime farming regions this summer. Barnardsville, Fairview, and Weaverville have all traditionally been farming communities with prime soils for agriculture, as […]

Hendersonville Water & Sewer issues statement on PFAS

Press release from City of Hendersonville: Providing clean drinking water and protecting the community and environment are the highest priorities for Hendersonville Water and Sewer. The utility works to protect community health by regularly testing water sources to ensure water quality meets or exceeds all United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and North Carolina Department of […]

Buncombe BOE regular session set for Sept. 1

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on September 1, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, […]

Notice of special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Asheville

Press release from the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Asheville: The Executive & Governance Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina Asheville will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. via Zoom to consider the conditions of appointment of a public employee.To […]

BCAE/ACAE issue joint statement amid back to school

Press release the Buncombe County Association of Educators and the Asheville City Association of Educators: Following comments from Buncombe County Commissioner Amanda Edwards suggesting that teachers strike in response to the statewide teacher retention crisis, Buncombe County Association of Educators (BCAE) President Shanna Peele and Asheville City Association of Educators President Daniel Withrow issue the following statement: “Last […]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce schedule for Sept. and Oct. Art in the Heart artists

UDATE from the City of Asheville: Art in the Heart exhibits scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to weather. Press release from the city of Asheville: Art in the Heart, a temporary public art program and part of the Pack Square Plaza Visioning project, launches this September!   Selected artists have been allotted […]

Asheville For All backs housing bond; calls for municipal zoning reform

Press release from Asheville For All: The pro-housing organization Asheville For All is endorsing a $40 million dollar housing bond up for a referendum vote this November in Buncombe County. Additionally, the group calls for cities and towns in Buncombe County to pass zoning reform so that the housing proposed in the bond package can […]

Notice of Buncombe County TDA regular meeting Aug. 29

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: NOTICE: REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY TDA Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 9–11 a.m. Center for Craft | 67 Broadway Street | Asheville WHAT: The regular monthly joint meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, Public Authority, and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, […]

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