News Bulletins

Coats for the Cold 2022

Press release from Western Carolina Rescue Ministries: COATS FOR THE COLD Free Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves and Winter Gear for People in Need Western Carolina Rescue Ministries (WCRM) is pleased to announce its annual Coats for the Cold event, happening Saturday, November 5 from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The event will take place at Western Carolina Rescue Ministries, located […]

Board of Education Regular Meeting

Press release from the Buncombe County Board of Education: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on November 3, 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 […]

APD is seeking information from the public

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating an armed robbery that occurred shortly after midnight Saturday after a man told police he was robbed at gunpoint.   APD Patrol Officers responded to the intersection of Pine Grove Avenue and Livingston Street, shortly after midnight on Oct. 29 to investigate […]

Outstanding community philanthropists to be honored on Nov. 16

Press release from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Western North Carolina Chapter: The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Western North Carolina Chapter is celebrating National Philanthropy Day at the Crowne Plaza on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.   National Philanthropy Day is a special day to recognize and pay tribute to the great […]

Art in the Heart Nov.-Dec. schedule announced

Press release from City of Asheville: A new line up of Art in the Heart artworks and experiences will be in Pack Square Plaza for November and December 2022. A final schedule for January-March artists will be released subsequently. To learn more about the artists and their projects, please visit Images and videos of […]

New report finds Asheville has 11th largest wage increase for construction laborers

Press release from Lattice Publishing: With inflation remaining high, interest rates rising quickly, and the prospect of a recession looming, the construction industry in the U.S. is beginning to see signs of contraction after two years of rapid growth. Since reaching a peak seasonally-adjusted annual rate of $1.8 trillion in June, construction spending in the U.S. […]

Pardee offering free prostate cancer screenings, Nov. 9

Press release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Pardee UNC Health Care is offering free prostate cancer screenings with urologist Glover Little, M.D., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. Screenings are by appointment only and will take place at the Pardee Cancer Center, located at 805 6th Ave West in Hendersonville. Participants must call 828-698-7317 […]

Eleven outdoor-focused businesses welcomed into fourth cohort of Waypoint Accelerator Program

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: Mountain BizWorks announces the 4th Cohort of its annual Waypoint Accelerator Program, launching November 3rd, 2022 and continuing through March, 2023. The first of its kind on the East Coast, the Waypoint Accelerator provides promising early-stage outdoor businesses with targeted business support and resources to help elevate them to the next […]

Next formal City Council meeting set for Nov. 15; Nov. 8 meeting canceled

Press release from City of Asheville: The next formal meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held on Tuesday, November 15, beginning at 5:00 p.m. Persons wishing to speak live at the meeting will be required to attend in person and must sign-up at the door outside the Council Chamber. To accommodate those who […]

Major I-40 bridge projects starting in Haywood County on Oct. 31

Press release from N.C. Department of Transportation: A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will launch a two-year project to completely replace two bridges on Interstate 40 in Haywood County on Monday. Transportation officials have designed a traffic management plan to retain one lane of travel in each direction between U.S. 276 (Exit 20) and […]

Thomas Wolfe Memorial announces winners of 2022 Student Writing Competition

Press release from Thomas Wolfe Memorial: The Thomas Wolfe Memorial invited local students grades 4 to 12 to participate in the annual “Telling Our Tales” Student Writing Competition. While best known for his novels, Thomas Wolfe also wrote many short stories. This competition was based on the example of Wolfe’s story, published in The Hills Beyond […]

Dogwood Health Trust shares findings from WNC Capital Landscape Assessment, announces webinar

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust Dogwood Health Trust announced today the availability of another comprehensive data assessment available to the region: an analysis of the growth capital ecosystems in Western North Carolina. The WNC Capital Landscape Assessment is the first-ever study of its kind for the region and was led by Shining Rock Ventures, a WNC-based firm that […]

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority approves $90K for 22 festivals & cultural events in 2023

Local events and festivals that celebrate Asheville and Buncombe County’s communities and are for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors will receive a total of $90,150 in 2023 from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA), as approved by the board at its Oct. 26 monthly meeting. The eclectic collection of 22 community festivals […]

Evergreen third graders to present aid to Asheville heroes Nov. 1

Press release from Evergreen Community Charter School On November 1st at 1:00 p.m., there will be a presentation on the field of Evergreen Community Charter School. We invite the public to join us as we celebrate some local heroes. These heroes work in nonprofits, run small businesses, study fractions, read The BFG and study the life […]

BCTDA Greenlights Historic $15.68 million in community projects through TPDF

Press release from Explore Asheville: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2022) — The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved more than $9 million of new investment in 10 community projects that will benefit residents and visitors. In addition to the $6.64 million approved for two Buncombe County projects in the BCTDA’s August meeting, Tourism Product […]

Energy Savers Network offers expanded support for low-income homes this winter

Press release from Green Built Alliance: From humble roots working with volunteers to perform basic weatherization services on local homes to offering wide-ranging no-cost energy-efficiency upgrades for low-income clients, Energy Savers Network will be helping vulnerable families save money, reduce carbon emissions, and stay cozy in more ways than ever before this coming winter. Winter […]

City Council adopts Close the GAP Plan during October 25, 2022 meeting

Press release from city of Asheville: Asheville City Council at the October 25, 2022 meeting, adopted the Close the GAP Plans.  There are 3 plans, done at the same time in order to strengthen the pedestrian network. The plans are the City of Asheville’s existing Greenway (G), ADA Transition (A), and Pedestrian (P) plans.  The planning […]

NC IDEA Foundation awards $150,000 to fifteen North Carolina startups

Press release from NC IDEA: NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina, announced today that the organization has awarded $150,000 to fifteen North Carolina startups in its ninth NC IDEA MICRO grant cycle. Since the inaugural cycle in Spring 2018, NC IDEA MICRO has awarded nearly […]

As early voting kicks off, Bishop Barber, Repairers of the Breach rally in Asheville

Press release from Repairers of the Breach: As part of a statewide organizing tour across North Carolina to turn poor and low-income people out to vote and mobilize a coalition of all races, Bishop William J. Barber II, president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, and impacted people made their final stops ahead […]

Mission Health sites host drug take back event

Press release from HCA Healthcare North Carolina Division, Mission Health: Mission Health is partnering with local law enforcement agencies on Saturday, October 29, to host Crush the Crisis, a prescription drug take-back event. HCA Healthcare is committed to bringing frontline solutions to curb the tide of opioid misuse and addiction in the communities that we proud […]

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