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Buncombe County Board of Education Special-Called Meeting

Press releaes from Buncombe County Public Schools: There will be a Special-Called Meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Education on November 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806. All meetings will take place at the Buncombe County Board of Education located at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC. Information […]

Dr. Candillo presents Sacred Spaces program for Native American Heritage Month

Press release from FIND Outdoors: FIND Outdoors invites you to learn about the traditional Native American perspective on land and the environment. In recognition of Native American Heritage month, Joe Candillo, PhD – Tribal Citizen of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Federally Recognized Nation) will be available for in-depth exploration and conversations along with a formal […]

U.S. Dept. of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis releases 2021 outdoor recreation economic data

Press release from Mountain BizWorks: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2021 demonstrating outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. Despite less than ideal conditions surrounding inflation, workforce, and global supply chains, North Carolina’s outdoor recreation economy showed strong growth in 2021, […]

Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County special meeting will conduct interviews for the Tourism Development Authority

Press release from the Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Buncombe County has called a special meeting of the Board beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 at 200 College Street, Room 326, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.  The special meeting will be held in […]

Mountain BizWorks Awards Catalyst Micro-Grants for 19 Entrepreneurs of Color

Press release from Mountain BizWorks Mountain BizWorks, with funding support from Truist Financial and Appalachian Community Capital, has awarded 19 micro-grants to startups and emerging businesses owned by people of color across Western North Carolina. The grant awards, which range from $1,000 – $5,000 and cumulatively total $40,000, are intended to help diverse founders move […]

Asheville Breakfast Rotary to hold “End Human Trafficking” event Monday, Nov. 14

Press release from Asheville Breakfast Rotary Rotary is committed to ending human trafficking. This meeting is to build awareness through the Asheville area resources devoted to this mission and learn what must be done to achieve this vision. You are invited to attend this special event: END HUMAN TRAFFICKING When: Monday, November 14, 2 p.m. […]

Asheville City Schools middle school football team wins French Broad Middle School Conference Tournament

Press release from Asheville City Schools The 2022-23 Asheville City Schools middle school football team are now the French Broad Middle School Conference Tournament Champions. The students from Asheville Middle School and Montford North Star Academy out scored the combined conference, 296-6 through conference play. Coach Scott Buchanan says “I am so proud of these […]

ABCCM Veterans Services of the Carolinas receives award from the U.S. Department of Labor

Press release from ABCCM  U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Veterans Services of the Carolinas, a division of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. ABCCM’s growing ministry, Veterans Services of the […]

City of Asheville Introduces Live-Streaming for Board and Commission Meetings held in the First Floor Conference Room

Press release from city of Asheville To further connect with community members and remove barriers to participation, members of the public will soon be able to view City of Asheville board and commission meetings held in the First Floor Conference Room at City Hall in real-time. This upgrade in equipment will allow meetings to be […]

Visitors reminded to plan ahead for winter travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Press release from National Park Service National Park Service officials want to remind park visitors and neighbors that it is the time of year when winter weather and seasonal road maintenance activities can impact park access on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park visitors should anticipate regularly changing conditions, plan ahead, and be aware of alternate […]

Shine on Shiloh walking tour to benefit future Shiloh Resource Center

Press release from Shiloh Community Association November 19, 2022 will be the kick-off of the first-ever Shine on Shiloh: A Walking Tour to benefit the future Shiloh Resource Center! This is a self-guided walk, run, mosey or drive to seven points of interest around the Shiloh Community where you can learn more about this historic Asheville neighborhood. Join […]

Dual lines to be added at all public outdoor racquet sports courts for pickleball and tennis

Press release from Asheville Parks & Recreation Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) today announced all outdoor hard surface public tennis courts maintained by the City of Asheville will become dual-lined, converting them to shared use courts to support local growth of pickleball and tennis. This plan preserves APR’s inventory of 11 public tennis courts and […]

Update: End-of-year schedules for Asheville City Council Committees

Press release from Asheville City Clerk’s Office  Below are the end of the year scheduling for the Asheville City Council committees. All meetings will be held virtually. Please visit the Committee’s webpage for more information and ways to view and participate. Boards and Commissions November 14 (rescheduled meeting) December meeting canceled Governance No meetings scheduled Planning & Economic Development  […]

Update: Code Purple called for Saturday, Nov. 12 through Monday Nov. 14

Press release from Asheville Homeless Coalition The Asheville Homeless Coalition is calling a Code Purple alert from Saturday, Nov. 12 to Monday, Nov. 14. Code Purple is an activation of emergency services including shelters and county paramedic when temperature drops  to around 32 degrees F. Temperatures this weekend will be at 32 degrees or lower. Please be safe. The […]

Mission Hospital and Asheville High on brief lockdown after reports of person with gun

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC: (November 9, 2022): Both Mission Hospital and Asheville High School were placed on a brief lockdown as a precaution after receiving reports of a person with a gun in the parking deck at Mission Hospital. APD Officers responded to Mission Hospital located at 509 Biltmore Avenue around 1 […]

Third annual WNC Affordable Housing Fair at the East Asheville Library

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County Public Libraries invites local residents to attend the third annual WNC Affordable Housing Fair to find information about housing for renters, potential homeowners, and people experiencing homelessness or other housing barriers. What is the WNC Affordable Housing Fair? The WNC Affordable Housing Fair is a joint effort between Buncombe […]

Center for Native Health receives award from Rights and Resources Group

Press release from The Center for Native Health: The Center for Native Health501(c)3 is pleased to announce that it has received a subaward for $105,000.00 from the Rights and Resources Group (RRG) to conduct activities with The EBCI Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources (DANR) entitled, “Strengthening Tribal Nation-led Conservation and Engagement with National Parks […]

UPDATE: CGVAMC Veterans Day ceremony cancelled due to weather

Press release from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: UPDATE, Wednesday Nov. 9: We are saddened to announce that we will have to cancel the Veterans Day Ceremony scheduled for Friday. The latest weather reports indicate that we’ll have the highest likelihood of precipitation and some of the heaviest rains right at the time of our planned […]

Midterm General Election Update: Buncombe County 4 p.m. Election Day Voter Count

Press release from Buncombe County: The Midterm General Election is today, and the polls have been open since 6:30 a.m. As of 4 p.m., 30,762 voters turned out, bringing the in-person voter total to 101,133. During early voting, 70,371 voters cast their ballots. At this time, 6,474 absentee-by-mail ballots have been processed, and they will […]

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