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Western North Carolina Historical Association announces five finalists for the 2022 Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award

Press release from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute from UNC Asheville The Western North Carolina Historical Association announces the selection of five finalists for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award. Originated by the Louis Lipinsky family, the Award has been presented annually by the Western North Carolina Historical Association since 1955 for printed works that focus special attention on Western […]

City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

Press release from city of Asheville: Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules. ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended November 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Thanksgiving is […]

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College wins statewide historic preservation award

Press release from Preservation North Carolina : BUNCOMBE COUNTY – Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (Asheville, NC) has been named a 2022 winner of a Gertrude S. Carraway Awards of Merit, presented annually by Preservation North Carolina, for the renovation of the Sunnicrest House. Each year, the honor awards recognize outstanding people, projects, businesses, and organizations […]

Asheville City Council honors three local residents with the Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year awards

Press release from city of Asheville: On Tuesday, November 15, Mayor Esther Manheimer awarded three Asheville citizens special recognition for their service to the community. Angela Young, Lee Arevian and Michael Stratton were each presented with a plaque to acknowledge their commitment to neighborhood resilience at the City Council meeting. The Neighborhood Volunteer of the […]

Mission Hospital awarded ‘A’ for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group

Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 16, 2022) – Mission Hospital once again received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group. This national distinction celebrates Mission Hospital’s achievements in protecting hospital patients from preventable harm and errors. “I’m incredibly proud to lead this team of capable and caring providers. At Mission […]

New Vera Institute of Justice report emphasizes need for community-based alternatives to support, not punish, women

Press release from the Vera Institute of Justice: Asheville, NC (November 16, 2022) – The Vera Institute of Justice today released Women’s Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County. The report examines how women in Buncombe County are criminalized for being poor and using or possessing drugs, and they are jailed for non-serious, […]

Adoptive parents in Buncombe County recognized by county commissioners; foster parents still needed

Press release from Buncombe County: During the month of November, the Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BC HHS) Foster Care Program and the Buncombe County Commissioners’ would like to celebrate the adoptive families in our community. This year, 20 children in the BC HHS Foster Care program were adopted by their foster families. BC […]

Cat Burglar breaks into West Asheville restaurant, leaving behind burglary tools

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (November 16, 2022): Asheville Police Department needs your help in identifying the cat burglar who broke into a West Asheville restaurant during the early hours of Monday morning. APD Patrol Officers responded to the 290 block of Smoky Park Highway around 4:37 a.m. on November 14 to […]

Board of Commissioners pays tribute to Robert Pressley for his service

Press release from Buncombe County: At its Nov. 15 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners celebrated Robert Pressley for his six years of service to Buncombe County residents. First elected in 2016, Pressley represented district 3 and was a tremendous advocate for economic development, education, and infrastructure. During his tenure, Pressley served on multiple […]

Buncombe County Commissioner Terri Wells joins Connecting Counties Task Force in first meeting to address expanding access to broadband

As part of a statewide effort to address broadband access in unserved and under-served communities in North Carolina, Buncombe County Commissioner Terri Wells joined the inaugural meeting of the Connecting Counties Task Force. The group of commissioners and county staff, appointed by NCACC President and Washington County Commissioner Tracey Johnson, met as part of the […]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce public engagement opportunities and events to inform the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project

The public is invited to learn more about the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project and to provide input that helps create a shared vision for the future of the area. The public is invited to help shape the future of Western North Carolina’s most central civic space by attending one or more special engagement events […]

Asheville Police investigating downtown early morning assault and mugging

Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating a violent assault and robbery that occurred downtown in the early morning hours last Thursday. APD Patrol Officers responded to the area of Pack Square around 6:15 a.m. on November 10 to investigate the report of a violent assault and robbery. When officers arrived they located the victim, who […]

Student artwork to adorn I-26 bridges in Henderson County

Eight Henderson County students will see their artwork when they pass under bridges that cross Interstate 26 in Henderson County. Millions more people will see that same artwork for decades to come. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials awarded plaques on Monday afternoon to eight Henderson County School District students who had their artwork chosen […]

Outstanding community philanthropists to be honored on Nov. 16th

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 contributions that philanthropy – and those active in the philanthropic community – make […]

Asheville Police investigating Friday night cyclist fatality

Press release from Asheville Police: Asheville Police Department Patrol Officers are investigating a fatality collision in which a cyclist was struck by a vehicle on Patton Avenue yesterday evening. Jason Dean Wyatt (10/17/1977) was on his bicycle traveling Eastbound near the 870 block of Patton Avenue around 10:17 p.m. on November 11 when he was […]

Homeless Initiative Advisory Commission reschedules meeting to Nov. 30

NOTICE: The Homeless Initiative Advisory Commission has rescheduled their November meeting from Nov. 25 to now be held on Nov. 30 at 9:00 a.m. This meeting will be held in-person in the First Floor Conference Room of City Hall, located at 70 Court Plaza. Please visit the committee page for ways to view and/or participate […]

Asheville Habitat Restore announces 2022 ReStore ReUse Contest winners

The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its eleventh annual ReStore ReUse Contest. With nearly 50 entries, the judging panel had a tough job whittling the selections down to a handful of winners. Congratulations to the 2022 winners: Best in Show – Heidi Mixner (Arden) designed and built her dream greenhouse […]

Congressman-elect Chuck Edwards announces historic chief of staff appointment

Press release from Chuck Edwards for Congress: HENDERSONVILLE – Congressman-elect Chuck Edwards (R NC11) announced today that he has named Bronwyn Lance, a Leicester native, and veteran U.S. House and Senate staffer, as his chief of staff. She will be the first woman in the history of North Carolina’s 11th District to be named chief […]

Community Foundation of Henderson County Announces Award Winners

Press release from Community Foundation of Henderson County: On Tuesday, November 8, Community Foundation of Henderson County hosted its first in-person Annual Luncheon since 2019. The event, held at Jeter Mountain Farm, was attended by nearly 250 community members. The Luncheon featured highlights from the Foundation’s past fiscal year, looked back at 40 years of […]

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