News Bulletins

Economic Services receives $7 million infusion for emergency rental assistance

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County Economic Services is poised to reboot Emergency Rental Assistance with more than $7 million in funding. The Board of Commissioners approved a budget amendment accepting funding from the state’s federal allocation of NC Pro Emergency Rental Assistance 2 in the amount of $7,980,669. Following a pause in providing […]

Commissioners hear update on water outage and plan for independent review, receive economic update, approve Waste Pro monthly increase

Press release from Buncombe County: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer joined the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners at its Jan. 3, 2023 meeting to provide an update on the water outage. As of the update, nearly all water outages had been restored, with attention focused on those locations in the western part of the County still […]

City Council calls for the formation of an independent review committee into water infrastructure

Press release from city of Asheville: The City Council will be appointing an independent review committee focused on reviewing the recent water outage. This committee will be tasked with assessing the City’s response to events and identify infrastructure and /or procedural needs to prevent future issues. The independent review committee will be multi-disciplinary and include […]

Important property tax timelines: last day to pay property taxes without interest is Jan. 5, 2023; property listing period runs Jan. 3-31

To avoid interest, property tax bills must be paid by Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023. Visit to take advantage of the multiple ways to pay other than waiting in line at the Tax Department. Need to set up a payment plan? Don’t wait. Call us at (828) 250-4910 as soon as possible. Ways to pay: […]

Asheville Police investigating three shootings of occupied dwellings, residents uninjured

Asheville Police were dispatched early Monday morning to investigate three apparent drive-by shootings, two of which were at the same location within hours of each other. The first incident occurred around 2:40 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2. Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Atkinson Street for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers […]

In-person learning resumes 1/3/23 for Buncombe County Schools

We appreciate the hard work that has gone into restoring water and lifting boil water advisories for our school buildings. As of today, the number of our schools under the boil water advisory has decreased significantly. As such and under the direction of the health department, we will resume in-person learning for all schools across […]

Non-potable water and drinking water still available; Woodfin location closing

Non-potable water and drinking water are still available at three fire stations from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.: West Buncombe, Enka-Candler Station #2, and Woodfin Fire Station. The Woodfin location, however, will be ceasing operations after 5 p.m. Monday. Both West Buncombe Fire and Enka-Candler Fire #2 will remain open until further notice. Residents seeking […]

City of Asheville provides updates on water outages, areas returning to service (January 2 at 1pm)

Southern area update As of last night, service was restored to the entire southern service area. All Boil Water Advisories for the southern service area have been lifted as of this morning. This includes the Cliffs at Walnut Cove which was the last area in the southern area to come back into service. Western area […]

City of Asheville provides updates on water outages, areas returning to service (January 1 at 10pm)

Last portion of southern area returns to service The Cliffs at Walnut Cove has returned to service but is still under a Boil Water Advisory until noticed otherwise. What you should do with discolored water If your water service has been restored but it is discolored, flush only cold water lines. If the cloudy or […]

Buncombe County Schools on asynchronous remote learning for Monday, January 2

Due to a high number of boil water advisories and water outages affecting our school buildings, all Buncombe County schools will be on an asynchronous remote learning day for students on Monday, January 2. Students will have up to 5 days to complete assignments and will be counted present for the day/class period upon completion […]

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