News Bulletins

Biltmore Ave. garage to close March 25-April 9; alternate parking arrangements available

Press release from City of Asheville: The Biltmore Avenue Garage will be temporarily closed for 15 days beginning March 25, 2023, through April 8, 2023, for the second phase of the Moxy Hotel construction. The garage will temporarily close to all parking customers to ensure the community’s safety. The closure will impact a total of […]

Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail launches this spring

Press release from North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, in collaboration with partners, announced the premiere of the Blue Ridge Snorkel Trail, a unique wildlife recreation opportunity located in Western North Carolina that connects people to the fascinating underwater world through a series of publicly accessible river snorkel sites. Ten unique […]

New report shows only 28.4% of Asheville workers hold analytical occupations

Press release from Lattice Publishing: Machine learning and AI are quickly becoming an everyday presence in people’s lives. While these emerging technologies have raised fears of job displacement, technological innovation also frequently creates new roles for analytical workers who know how to leverage that new technology. In today’s digital economy, these types of analytical jobs have […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing juvenile from Arden area

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing juvenile from the Arden area of Buncombe County. Jaquoia Harner is age 15, a female, and approximately 5’ 0”. She has black hair and brown eyes. Ms. Harner was last seen at her residence on 01/26/2023 in the […]

APD seeks public’s help regarding Saturday morning shooting

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place early Saturday morning, leaving one man with non-life-threatening injuries. APD Patrol Officers were dispatched to Maple Crest Apartments located on Lee Garden Lane for reports of gun discharge around 3:02 a.m. on Feb. 25. Shortly after arriving on scene, […]

Buncombe County Board of Education meeting March 2

Press release from the Buncombe County Board of Education: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on March 2, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room for the purpose of discussing […]

APD is asking the public’s help in Sunday afternoon shooting investigation

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (Feb. 26, 2023): Asheville Police Department Detectives are actively investigating a shooting that took place Sunday afternoon in which two people died. APD Patrol Officers were dispatched to Lee Garden Apartments at 4:13 p.m. today, where they found two people with apparent gunshot wounds deceased. Criminal […]

Asheville Police release Aston Park protest body cam footage

Press release from the Asheville Police Department: These videos are body-worn camera footage from multiple police officers who responded to the demonstration, after the park closure, on the night of December 25, 2021. Six people were arrested that night for 2nd Degree Trespassing. Some were charged with resisting arrest.   Activists dumped thousands of pounds […]

Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency accepting nominations for Clean Air Excellence Award

Press release from Buncombe County: The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency (AB Air Quality) is now accepting nominations for our nineteenth annual air quality awards program. The goal of the Clean Air Excellence Awards is to recognize businesses and organizations that have truly gone above and beyond regulatory requirements to improve air quality for the citizens […]

Edwards announces office hours in Buncombe and Transylvania counties

Press release from U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards: Hendersonville, N.C. – Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) today announced that his staff will be in Buncombe County and Transylvania County to provide constituent services on Tuesday, February 28. “My staff will be available at each location ready to meet with constituents and help with casework,” said Edwards. Tuesday, […]

Transfer Station repair project may cause possible delays

Press release from Buncombe County: Starting Monday, Feb. 27, a maintenance project taking place at the Buncombe County Transfer Station may cause some extended wait times. Buncombe County will be making surface concrete repairs to the lower loading area. This will reduce capacity to one active hopper and operational delays should be expected. Buncombe County […]

City Council Agenda – February 28

Press release from city of Asheville: The electronic agenda for the February 28, City Council formal meeting is now available by clicking on the link below.  If you have any questions, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 259-5601. NOTE:  Simultaneous Spanish interpreters will be available for the Council Meeting on February 28. Habrá intérpretes simultáneos en […]

Land of Sky Regional Council releases report ‘Racial Disparity in the Land of Sky Region 2023’

Press release from Land of Sky Regional Council On average, people of color in our region earn lower wages, have less educational attainment, and suffer significant health and criminal justice disparities compared to white individuals.  These disparities are unacceptable and are the result of many complex factors. Land of Sky Regional Council is committed to […]

Asheville City Council to hold annual retreat Thursday, March 2

Press release from the City of Asheville The Asheville City Council will be holding their annual retreat on Thursday, March 2, 2023 (12 p.m-5 p.m.) and on Friday, March 3, 2023 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), at the Buncombe County Government Administration Building located at 200 College Street, Asheville, N.C.  The public is welcome to attend; however, […]

Buncombe County Board of Adjustment meeting on March 8

Notice from Buncombe County Government: Information about this meeting can be found on the BOA Meeting Calendar. Application documents and available staff reports can be found by searching on the Development Project Portal, or directly at the links below for the projects. Cedar Ridge Apartments SUP Smokey Park Truck Stop Expansion SUP AGENDA BOA 2023-03-08 […]

Safety plan In place for I-26 bridge removal

Press release from NCDOT: Operation anticipated to take 6-8 weeks N.C. Department of Transportation officials are implementing a safety plan that includes protection for boaters during removal of an old bridge on Interstate 26 over the French Broad River. Similar to a bridge removal at this location 13 months ago, the contractor on the I-26 […]

Asheville Skatepark to close in March for major renovation

Press release from Asheville Skatepark: Following two years of discussions and planning, Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) is investing $200,000 in major repairs and renovations to Asheville Skatepark. Beginning with replacement of stairs and sections of damaged fencing along Cherry Street last year, new enhancements and additions to the upper plaza and skate bowls will […]

Commissioners honor Sobriety Court Award, get financial quarterly update, & more

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Buncombe County’s Sobriety Court team is getting recognition for its innovative work. During the Commissioners’ meeting on Feb. 21, they recognized a recent award honoring staff for their diligent work over the past nine years to develop policies and procedures that adhere to the National Association of Drug Court […]

Board of Commissioners approve additional $1.1M Safety & Justice Challenge Grant

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Following an early February announcement that Buncombe County Justice Services has been selected to receive a $1.1 million grant by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation the Board of Commissioners voted to accept a budget amendment at their Feb. 21 regular meeting. The infusion of additional funding, […]

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