News Bulletins

First flu-associated death of Buncombe County resident reported

Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services Buncombe County Health and Human Services was notified November 2 of the first reported flu-associated death of a Buncombe County resident during the 2022–23 flu season. To protect the privacy of the family, no other information will be provided. “We are saddened to lose a community […]

Asheville Area Arts Council rebrands as ArtsAVL

Press release from Arts AVL The Asheville Area Arts Council has officially become ArtsAVL. The new name is a simplification and clarification that reflects the organization’s mission to keep the arts at the heart of our community. This rebranding aligns with the agency’s goals of supporting artists and arts organizations, and making the arts more […]

UNC Asheville makes Princeton Review’s top 50 “Guide to Green Colleges” list for 2023

Press release from UNC Asheville UNC Asheville is one of the Top 50 Green Colleges in the United States, according to the Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges: 2023 Edition.” Schools in the Top 50 list were recognized for superb sustainability practices, a strong foundation in sustainability education, and a healthy quality of life for […]

Asheville-based Musicians For Overdose Prevention call on Big Pharma to lower price of Narcan

Press release from Musicians for Overdose Prevention: BALTIMORE, MD — Last week, Asheville-based Musicians for Overdose Prevention joined Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition, Long Live GoGo, the Center for Artistic Activism, and Maryland Peer Advisory Council and drove up to Emergent BioSolutions’ Baltimore office — in a flatbed truck outfitted with amps and instruments, bearing the […]

Asheville Housing Authority and Mountain Housing Opportunities awarded funding for affordable housing

Press release from Mountain Housing Opportunities: The Asheville Housing Authority (AHA) and Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. (MHO) were awarded a new construction 9% housing tax credit development in Buncombe County. The new rental development is the first phase of our “Reimagining Deaverview” initiative and will have 82 units located at 275 Deaverview Road, Asheville, NC […]

City of Asheville announces projects receiving funding from BCTDA Tourism Product Development Fund

Press release from city of Asheville: The City of Asheville is pleased to announce projects that have received funding from the BCTDA Tourism Product Development Fund. Funding was announced at the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting on October 26. All four of the city’s applications received funding, with the top three priorities receiving funding at […]

City of Asheville announces Carter St., Ann St., and Patton Ave. Stormwater Project to begin

Press release from city of Asheville: The City of Asheville Public Works Department is pleased to announce the Carter Street, Ann Street and Patton Avenue stormwater project is about to get underway. As the City begins making improvements to the area, you may encounter large equipment and other construction related impacts. Preparations and initial work […]

Western North Carolina AIDS Project to hold vaccine clinic Friday

Press release from the Western North Carolina AIDS Project: WNCAP is hosting another Vaccine Clinic Friday, November 4th 1 pm – 4 pm. We are offering Monkeypox 1st and 2nd dose, Covid Booster shots, and for the first time, Hepatitis A and B vaccines. No insurance or appointment is required! Supplies are limited. For more […]

Commissioners approve affordable parking program, announce Operation Green Light for Veterans Day

Press release from Buncombe County: In a move that could put hundreds of dollars back in the pockets of service industry and retail workers’ pockets, the Board of Commissioners approved an affordable parking program during its meeting on Nov. 1. In an attempt to offset the aggregate cost of daily parking fees, this pilot program […]

WNC Civil War Roundtable presents talk on George Washington Kirk with Michael Hardy, Nov. 14

Press release from Western NC Civil War Roundtable: The Western NC Civil War Roundtable will continue its 2022 series of programs on Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. with Michael Hardy speaking about George Washington Kirk. The program will take place at the Haywood County Library in Waynesville at 678 S. Haywood St. and is free and […]

John Boyle joins Asheville Watchdog staff

Press release from Asheville Watchdog: John Boyle, the popular veteran reporter and “Answer Man” columnist for the Asheville Citizen Times, is joining Asheville Watchdog’s nonprofit local news team beginning Nov. 7, 2022. Boyle, a 27-year veteran of covering local news in Asheville and surrounding communities, will bring his unmatched knowledge of local issues and trademark wit […]

Grassroots Arts Program funds 42 local nonprofits

Press release from Asheville Area Arts Council: Over 40 arts nonprofit organizations in Buncombe County received funding totaling $194,658 from the Asheville Area Arts Council through the Grassroots Arts Program. This year’s grant is made possible by the Grassroots Arts Program of North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, […]

District-level learning losses in NC outlined in new research

Press release from The Hunt Institute: On Oct. 28, The Education Recovery Scorecard, a collaboration with researchers at the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University (CEPR) and Stanford University’s Educational Opportunity Project, released the first comparable view of district level learning loss during the pandemic utilizing the recently released 2022 NAEP data, and states […]

Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway annual meeting, social gathering set for Nov. 9

Press release from Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway: The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Inc. (FOHCG) invites the public to attend our annual meeting and social gathering. What: Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway Annual Meeting and Social Gathering Where: Cellarest Beer Project 395 Haywood Road, West Asheville Annual Meeting: 5:30 – 6:30 pm Gathering: 6:30 – […]

Asheville Symphony virtual chamber orchestra series to be televised statewide

Press release from Asheville Symphony: The Asheville Symphony is proud to announce a three-year partnership with PBS North Carolina for a series of broadcasts featuring selections from its 2021 Virtual Concert Series. The concert series was originally produced in Spring of 2021 at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Asheville. The four […]

Upcoming City Council public hearings for Nov. 15

Press release from City of Asheville: The following are public hearings scheduled for the next formal meeting – November 15.   This listing is for information only and is subject to change.  Please call City Clerk Maggie Burleson at 259-5601 if you have any questions. A. 110 River Hills Road 1. Resolution approving a land […]

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