News Bulletins

Buncombe County Schools postpones all activities Sept. 30

Press release from Buncombe County Schools Dear BCS Staff and Families- We are closely following local and regional forecasts as Hurricane Ian makes its way toward our area. Out of an abundance of caution, we will postpone all BCS field trips, after school activities, and athletics on Friday, Sept. 30. We will continue to monitor […]

City of Asheville prepares for potential rain and high winds from Tropical Weather System Ian

Press release from City of Asheville As our thoughts are with the residents and communities of Florida dealing with the brunt of Hurricane Ian, the City of Asheville turns its attention to preparing our community for potential local weather impacts here. The main threat from Hurricane Ian will be heavy rainfall and gusty winds Friday […]

Blue Ridge Parkway initiates preemptive closures along southern portion of route due to Tropical Storm Ian

Press release from National Park Service National Park Service officials are closely monitoring the projected path of Tropical Storm Ian and preparing for a range of potential impacts across the Blue Ridge Parkway. This weekend, visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway should expect closures and use caution due to expected periods of heavy rainfall, flooding, and strong wind. Based on […]

Asheville Police investigating pedestrian fatality

Press release from Asheville Police Department The Asheville Police Department is investigating a fatality collision in which a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle near the McDowell Street bridge last Thursday night. Megan Perry (05/01/1990) was walking in the roadway near the 560 block of McDowell Street around 10:50 p.m. on September 22 when she was struck by […]

Free flu shot for all enrolled veterans at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System

Press release from Western North Carolina VA Health Care System All enrolled Veterans at the Western North Carolina VA Health Care System have the opportunity to receive a free flu shot. There are five opportunities to receive your flu shot: Option 1:  Scheduled appointments.  If you already have a scheduled appointment, you may receive your […]

UNC Asheville to test BulldogAlert emergency notification system on Oct. 4

Press release from UNC Asheville UNC Asheville will conduct a test of the BulldogAlert emergency notification system beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. This will be a routine system test and may include text messages, email notifications, and voice announcements across loudspeakers to the campus community. During the system test, intermittent warning […]

WNCSource Transportation gives a lift to vets

Press release from WNC Source: WNCSource Transportation is going the extra mile to help WNC veterans and their supporters get to/from the Asheville Airport during the upcoming Blue Ridge Honor Flight on Saturday, October 1, 2022. WNCSource, which offers public and private transportation for seniors, disabled individuals, rural, and medical appointments in Henderson County, also […]

Mayoral and City Council candidate forum Oct. 17

From Asheville Downtown Association: On Monday, October 17 from 5:30-7pm, the Asheville Downtown Association will host a Candidate Forum for candidate running for Mayor and City Council. The forum will be held in The Century Room at Pack’s Tavern on Spruce Street. The format will be roundtable discussions. We’ve gotten good feedback from both attendees […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation encourages Ashevillians to enjoy the autumn season outdoors with ‘Fall for APR’ selfie challenge

Press release from Asheville, Parks & Recreation: Out-of-towners like to speculate when fall foliage will peak in Asheville to plan a visit. For locals, the beauty of living in the Blue Ridge Mountains means the chance to enjoy a regional show of bright yellow, burnt orange, and vibrant purple hues that can last six to eight […]

WNC Career expo to feature jobs paying $19 or more per hour, various shifts, work from home options

Press release from Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: (FLETCHER, N.C.) – With dozens of participating employers working to fill thousands of available jobs combined, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board urge area career seekers to attend the WNC Career Expo. Western North Carolina’s biggest hiring event will be held […]

Annual Wildlife Oral Rabies Vaccination Program Begins Next Week, Helps Protect North Carolinians and Their Pets

Press release from NC Department of Health and Human Services: RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help prevent the spread of rabies. Starting next week, Wildlife Services will be distributing oral rabies vaccine for wild raccoons in Western North Carolina. Beginning Oct. […]

City Council action agenda from 9-27-22 meeting

Press release from city of Asheville: The action agenda is intended to provide the reader with an overview of the council meeting and any decisions that were made. For detailed information on this meeting, please either view the video of the meeting or the minutes of the meeting – both which can be found at This […]

ABCCM receives $750,000 grant to implement veterans suicide prevention across all North Carolina counties

Press release from Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry: ABCCM’s Veterans Services of the Carolinas is the recipient of a $750,000 grant to facilitate a program of suicide prevention for veterans in all 100 North Carolina counties. The Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) provides resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts […]

UNCA chancellor Nancy J. Cable named Big South president for 2022-23

Press release from UNC Asheville: The Big South Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers has named UNC Asheville Chancellor Nancy J. Cable as the Big South President for the 2022-23 academic year. She served as vice president of the Big South Executive Committee for the 2021-22 academic year. The 10 full-time member institutions of the Big […]

Land of Sky Regional Council Board of Delegates meets Sept. 28

Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council: Land of Sky Regional Council Board of Delegates will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, September 28 at 12:30 pm either in-person at the Land of Sky Regional Council office or remote via zoom.  Attached is the board meeting packet with the minutes. The board meeting will feature presentations about Greater Asheville […]

APD seeks missing teenager – Jaylne Fox

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing teenager.  Jaylne Fox, 16, is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds.  She typically wears black clothing and silver jewelry.  She had half-black and half-neon pink hair when she was […]

Students to lead Asheville City Council candidate forum at Evergreen Community Charter School

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School: On Tuesday, October 4th beginning at 7:00pm, Evergreen Middle School students, in partnership with the Haw Creek Community Association, will lead an Asheville City Council Candidate Forum. It will be held in the gym at Evergreen Community Charter School with council candidates on the stage in front of […]

Conservation leaders celebrated during National Public Lands Day on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Press release from the National Park Service: National Park Service leaders along with representatives from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, numerous statewide and regional partners in land conservation, and other local leaders marked National Public Lands Day by celebrating ongoing conservation efforts protecting the Blue Ridge Parkway at and around Waterrock Knob.   Representatives […]

Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meets at first retreat Friday, Sept.23

Press release from the city of Asheville: The Community Reparations Commission kicked off their first retreat by breaking into their five focus area groups. The smaller groups allowed for commission members to better get to know one another, as well as better understand what “reparations” means to individual commission members.  It was also the first time […]

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