News Bulletins

Overnight detour coming to I-26

Press release from NCDOT: Henderson County operation includes traffic shift, realignment of Airport Road ramps Drivers heading west on Interstate 26 in Henderson County will be shifted onto new lanes by Friday morning. A contractor for the N.C. Department of transportation will shift traffic Thursday night from its current pattern to new lanes between U.S. […]

Blue Ridge Parkway issues notice of Finding of No Significant Impact for Right of Way permit application

Press release from Blue Ridge Parkway: On November 18, 2022, National Park Service (NPS) South Atlantic-Gulf Regional Director Mark Foust signed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), recommended by Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Tracy Swartout, to permit a Right of Way (ROW) for an underground natural gas pipeline within the Blue Ridge Parkway boundary […]

New Air Traffic Control Tower coming to Asheville Regional Airport

Press release from Asheville Regional Airport: To locals in western North Carolina, the Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC) at AVL is iconic. The tower, part of the airport terminal building, sits center stage. It has been in use for 61+ years, and is one of the oldest operating towers in the U.S. At their November meeting, the […]

Code Purple in effect for Wednesday, Nov 30th and Thursday, Dec 1st

Purpose of Code Purple: The purpose of the Code Purple procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness when the temperature is at or below 32 degrees (including windchill). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds […]

APD seeking assistance in Sunday morning shooting

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating an early-morning shooting on Sunday that left an Uber driver with non-life-threatening injuries. APD Patrol Officers responded to the area of Riverview Drive and Amboy Road around 3:48 a.m. Sunday morning to investigate a reported gunshot wound. After being shot, the victim, who […]

Attorney General Josh Stein reacts to NCDHHS Certificate of Need decision in Western North Carolina

Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement in response to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ (NCDHHS) decision to approve AdventHealth’s Certificate of Need application for acute care beds in Western North Carolina. “Competition in health care lowers cost and improves quality for patients. Mission Health System has virtually no […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation warms up December with celebrations for kids, families, and older adults

As the magic of the holidays comes to the mountains, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has plenty of fun, festive celebrations to make the season merry and bright for the young and young-at-heart during Holly Jolly Holidays from December 2-16. Space is limited, so advance registration is strongly recommended even if an event is free. […]

Code Purple in effect for Weds Nov 30th

Purpose of Code Purple: The purpose of the Code Purple procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness when the temperature is at or below 32 degrees (including windchill). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds […]

Buncombe County TDA: Notice of Regular Meeting

WHAT: The regular monthly joint board meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, a Public Authority and a Nonprofit Corporation. WHEN: Wednesday, November 30, 9 a.m.–11 a.m. WHERE: IN PERSON: At The Collider, located on the Forth Floor at 1 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801. VIRTUAL: Streamed live via Zoom webinar. Register here to […]

2022 EcoForesters’ award winners announced for excellence in forest stewardship and education

Press release from EcoForesters: (Asheville, NC)—EcoForesters’ Annual Awards, celebrating achievement in ecological forestry, were announced on November 17th, at their Annual Event held at The Wedge Foundation. This year’s awards highlighted important issues that face our region’s forests and the great people that are making a difference in forestry. The three winners are: Doug Tallamy, […]

ABCCM kicks off the season with 2022 Christmas Angel Shop and 36th Annual Return to Bethlehem interactive Christmas experience

Press release from Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – ABCCM kicks off the Christmas season with the 2022 Christmas Angel Shop (a children’s toy drive) event and the local Christmas favorite, Return to Bethlehem, an interactive journey to the birthplace of Jesus. 2022 Christmas Angel Shop ABCCM officially opens the 2022 Christmas Angel […]

CREATE BRIDGES-WNC launches The Got Your Back Online Academy for WNC Employers

Press release from CREATE Bridges WNC: NC State Extension together with Western Carolina University, Southwestern Commission, and SCC’s Small Business Center, have worked through the CREATE BRIDGES-WNC initiative to design a free online course to help business owners in the WNC retail, hospitality, and tourism sectors, as they face staffing shortages and other challenges.  This course, […]

Attorney General Josh Stein honors seven Western North Carolinians with 2022 Dogwood Awards

Attorney General Josh Stein has awarded the Attorney General’s Dogwood Award 2022 to seven people in western North Carolina. Each year, Attorney General Stein recognizes North Carolinians who help to make their communities safer, stronger, and healthier. Recipients in Western North Carolina are: Commissioner Johnnie Carswell, Burke County “Commissioner Carswell was a key leader in […]

Winners announced: the Omni Grove Park Inn’s 30th annual National Gingerbread House Competition

The nation’s largest Annual National Gingerbread House Competition returned for the 30th year to The Omni Grove Park Inn after introducing new specialty awards, a new judge, increased prizes, and more. Two hundred and nineteen gingerbread house entrants across Adult, Teen, Youth and Child categories were submitted for a chance to win a piece of […]

UPDATE: Code Purple canceled for Nov 23

***UPDATE: PLEASE BE AWARE CODE PURPLE FOR NOVEMBER 23RD HAS BEEN CANCELED.*** Based on weather forecasts for the area, The Asheville Buncombe Homeless Coalition is extending its Code Purple to include Nov 23. Temperatures appear ready to rise into the 40s for the rest of week. ART Transportation protocols remain in effect through this time period. […]

Isis Restaurant & Music Hall owners seeking new management

Press release from Isis Music Hall: To our friends, patrons, and supporters, Ten years have passed since we opened Isis Restaurant and Music. What a great 10 years it has been. We have been blessed by many great staff members, wonderful patrons and friends, and of course the incredible musicians that have graced our stages. We […]

Mountain BizWorks now accepting applications for ScaleUp 2023

Applications are now open for Mountain BizWorks’ 12th ScaleUp cohort. Designed for established local businesses with strong growth potential, interested companies should apply for ScaleUp by February 12, 2023. Cohort members will progress through the program opportunities together, including a kick-off event, eight core concept sessions, and 10 hours of one-on-one technical assistance and mentoring […]

Museum of the Cherokee Indian offers free admission for Tribal Museums Day, Dec. 3

Press release from Museum of the Cherokee Indian: On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, NC will join tribal museums and cultural centers across Indian Country in the very first Tribal Museums Day, organized by the Association on American Indian Affairs. Visitors are invited to enjoy free admission to the […]

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