News Bulletins

City of Asheville announces in-person agenda briefing worksessions to begin this month

Press release from the City of Asheville: On February 23, 2023, Asheville City Council will begin holding in-person agenda briefing worksessions on the Thursday prior to each of the formal City Council meetings. These sessions, which will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the 1st Floor North Conference Room of City Hall, are open to the […]

Local high school students invited to apply for City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA) recruits, trains, and places eligible high school sophomores and juniors in paid summer internships that provide exposure to 21st century job skills. Applications for the 2023 summer cohort are now available. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on March 14. […]

Report finds Asheville with 4th highest average new construction value

Press release from Lattice Publishing: A new report by Construction Coverage looks at the U.S. locations investing the most in affordable housing. After a tumultuous rise in home prices during the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s housing market has finally started showing signs of cooling off—but becoming a homeowner remains largely out of reach for many Americans. Home […]

Contest for BIPOC LGBTQ+ college film/TV critics extends deadline to April 1

Press release from GALECA: GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and Rotten Tomatoes, entertainment fans’ go-to resource for movie and TV recommendations, have extended the deadline and taken national The Crimson Honors, a new college film & TV criticism scholarship contest for BIPOC LGBTQ+ women and nonbinary students. Initially focused on Southern California, the contest is […]

Various overnight I-26 closures scheduled

Press release from N.C. Department of Transportation: Various sections of Interstate 26 will close each night this week to provide contractors additional safety for operations along the I-26 widening project. Transportation officials will activate the incident corridor management system each night that will provide longer green lights along the detour route. Each closure is scheduled to […]

First Baptist Church of Asheville, YMCA of WNC announce Project Aspire

Press release from First Baptist Church of Asheville and the YMCA of Western North Carolina: First Baptist Church of Asheville (FBCA) and the YMCA of Western North Carolina (YMCA) are uniting on a bold and unprecedented project to develop their neighboring properties as a walkable urban village that helps meet community needs for affordable workforce […]

Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center to Begin Large-Scale Renovations Mid-June

Press release from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services: Black Mountain Neuro-Medical Treatment Center will undergo large-scale renovations in mid-June of this year to increase resident capacity and privacy and upgrade outdated wings. The project consists of full renovation of the entire Gravely Wing of BMNTC originally built in 1932, which currently includes two residential units […]

Regional Artist Support Grant winners announced

Press release from ArtsAVL: ArtsAVL is celebrating the 24 recipients of the 2022-23 regional Artist Support Grant, 15 of whom live and work in Buncombe County. Awardees work in a variety of art forms and mediums within the larger categories of craft, literature, media, music and theatre, and visual arts. In Buncombe County, this year’s recipients […]

Asheville VAMC earns Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation

Press release from the WNC VA Health Care System: We are happy to announce that Charles George VA Medical Center has earned Level 3 Geriatric Emergency Department accreditation.  Led by a remarkable team of inter-disciplinary leaders, including Allyson Jean Whyte, MD; and Vickie Barnes Moore, RN, MSN; Charles George VA Medical Center’s accreditation signals to the […]

Congressman Edwards announces first mobile office visit

Press release from Congressman Chuck Edwards: Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) today announced that his mobile office will make its debut at the Veterans Restoration Quarters in Buncombe County on Tuesday, Feb. 14. “My team and I are excited to hit the road and make our first mobile office visit in the 11th District to meet with […]

Asheville Downtown Association executive director changing jobs

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: A Message from Executive Director Meghan Rogers: I will be leaving the Asheville Downtown Association at the end of February to join the team at the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association. While I am excited for this new opportunity, it is bittersweet to leave the ADA. I am grateful for […]

Code Purple in effect for Monday, 2/13/23

Press release from the Asheville Homeless Coalition: Code Purple in effect for Monday, 2/13/23. National Weather Service predicts the temp will be 34° F and the wind chill is predicted to be 27° F. Additional weather information found at Please be aware that Veterans Restoration Quarters and Transformation Village will be open starting at 9am, for […]

Tourists to honor the Asheville Blues this season

Press release from the Asheville Tourists: ASHEVILLE — As part of MLB’s The Nine initiative, the Asheville Tourists will pay tribute to the Asheville Blues franchise this season. A commemorative Championship Flag will wave high atop McCormick Field in honor of the back-to-back Negro Southern League Championships won by the Asheville Blues in 1946 and […]

N.C. communities including Asheville and Hendersonville get grants to study if sidewalk or bike path is good fit

Press release from NCDOT: Twenty-five North Carolina cities, towns and counties are receiving feasibility grants so they can determine whether a new sidewalk, bicycle path or greenway would be a good fit in their communities. The good news came this week, thanks to over $2 million in state grants approved by the N.C. Board of […]

Notice: Buncombe County Dog Park To Close Temporarily for Maintenance

Notice from Buncombe County Government: The County-run Dog Park located at the Buncombe County Sports Park at 58 Apac Circle, will be closed to the public for grounds work maintenance and the installation of shade structures. The Dog Park will be closed starting Wednesday, Feb. 15, and we anticipate reopening in early Spring.  We apologize […]

Commissioners take steps to support Reparations Commission, finalize top legislative priorities, & more

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Funding for teachers, early childhood education, and McCormick Field are three of the top priorities for Buncombe County during the 2023 North Carolina legislative session. During their meeting on Feb. 7, Commissioners unanimously approved hiring governmental relations firm Ward & Smith with a $75,000 contract. The firm will help […]

Inaugural AVLFest to host over 100 musical acts, Aug. 3-6

Press release from Victory Lap Media: Asheville based Wicked Weed Brewing and Worthwhile Sounds are proud to announce the inaugural AVLFest launching August 3-6, 2023. The multi-day music festival experience will take place in the majority of venues throughout the greater Asheville area. “Asheville has long been recognized for our thriving live music scene. In addition […]

Buncombe County settles with former Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office employee

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County has settled a lawsuit filed in 2020 by former Detention Officer Cynthia Heaton. Ms. Heaton alleged that the Office of the Sheriff, during Sheriff Van Duncan’s administration, was negligent in supervising and retaining former employee Charles Wilhelm resulting in damages stemming from Mr. Wilhelm’s sexual harassment […]

Buncombe County settles with family of Matthew Maienza

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County has reached a settlement with the family of Matthew Maienza for $1.25 million dollars. On April 15, 2020 the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office responded to 911 calls from a neighborhood in Avery’s Creek. One of the 911 calls described a naked man in the driveway of […]

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