News Bulletins

Curbside Management receives $60,000 grant from NC Department of Environmental Quality

Press release from NC Department of Environmental Quality Ten North Carolina recycling companies received a total of $442,500 in business development grant funding from the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Recycling Business Assistance Center (RBAC). The grants are projected to create 135 jobs and generate an investment of more than $1.66 million in recycling infrastructure […]

Air quality forecast for Buncombe County

Press release from NC Division of Air Quality: For additional information concerning the air quality forecast including a detailed forecast discussion, please visit the following link on the NC Division Of Air Quality Web Site: for the Air — Drive less: carpool, vanpool, take the bus, telecommute. — Conserve electricity. — Pack a lunch […]

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is the perfect time to consider flood insurance

Press reelase from Haywood County Emergency Services: Hurricane Preparedness Week? In the mountains? It’s a common misunderstanding that tropical weather doesn’t affect us here in the mountains. As we saw with Tropical Storm Fred, damaging winds and powerful flooding can have far-reaching impacts well beyond coastal areas. So yes, even in the mountains it is […]

Traffic moving to new section of I-26 in Henderson County

Press release from NCDOT: The first drivers to traverse brand new concrete on a section of Interstate 26 in Henderson County will glide along the new concrete and asphalt Thursday morning, unless rainy weather delays planned overnight operations. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation will close I-26 East from U.S. 25 Business (Exit […]

The City of Asheville allocates over $4.3 million to affordable housing projects via the Housing Trust Fund

Press release from the City of Asheville: The City of Asheville Housing Trust Fund (HTF) exists to support the development and preservation of affordable housing within the city. The HTF provides financial assistance in the form of loans, grants and other types of funding to developers, nonprofit organizations and individuals to help create and preserve […]

City of Asheville awards over $350,000 to local agencies addressing the education achievement gap

Press release from City of Asheville: The Strategic Partnership Grant Program (SPG) provides funding for nonprofit organizations that serve Asheville residents to support school-aged children from low- to moderate-income households in and outside of the classroom. SPG was relaunched in June 2022 after a three-year pause in funding. It serves as a pilot program providing […]

Missing Middle to kick off with presentation from Opticos Design

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville is beginning a housing study that will seek to identify barriers that negatively impact the production of housing supply in Asheville. Named the Missing Middle Housing study, the year-long effort will employ guidance from Opticos Design, Inc, a California-based consulting firm, to gather data, interview […]

Peer Support Job Fair set for May 16

Press release from Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness: Sunrise Community for Recovery and Wellness (Sunrise), North Carolina’s first non-profit 100% staffed by Certified Peer Support Specialists, is hosting their first annual Peer Support Job Fair. Anyone currently working as a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) or anyone interested in becoming a CPSS is invited to […]

UNCA’s Keya Maitra receives 2023 Board of Governors award for Excellence in Teaching

Press release from UNC Asheville: The first thing you’ll do as a student in one of Professor of Philosophy Keya Maitra’s classes isn’t pull out your homework from the night before or receive a graded paper that you turned in last week. Instead, every class Maitra teaches starts with a moment of contemplation. In this […]

A-B Tech dedicates new School of Nursing

Press release from A-B Tech: The new A-B Tech School of Nursing was dedicated Tuesday in a ceremony that highlighted the college’s nursing education legacy in Western North Carolina dating back to 1959. Nursing faculty, students and alumni were joined by college, healthcare and community leaders in the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce […]

Community Reparations Commission meeting, April 24

Press release from City of Asheville: The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, […]

Jubilee! to hold final Sunday Celebration at 46 Wall Street on May 14

Press release from Jubilee! Community: Jubilee! Community, a spiritual community that has been active in Asheville for over three decades, has sold their building located at 46 Wall Street (with a separate entrance at 101 Patton Avenue) to Anthony Ruben, the founder of Equitas Company, for $1,879,750. The sale is scheduled to close on May 19th. […]

Smartwool, Mast General Store recycling partnership nets 136.7 pounds of clean, used socks

Press release from Mast General Store: In a new recycling partnership with Smartwool, Mast General Store collected 136.7 pounds of clean, used socks. Offered only to its own employees, the returns successfully completed the program’s first phase. Earlier this month, the Mast Store opened Smartwool’s Second Cut Sock Recycling Program to its in-store guests. Designated […]

APD seeks public’s help in 2022 homicide

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Detectives with APD’s Criminal Investigations Division are still searching for answers in a homicide investigation of a man who was found deceased in a west Asheville neighborhood. 27-year-old LaMichael Shawn Carter was shot and killed on April 12, 2022. Officers located Carter, already deceased, in the roadway of Fairfax […]

ASAP’s 2023 Local Food Guide is out now

Press release from the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: The 2023 Local Food Guide, ASAP’s annual free publication for finding local food and farms, hits newsstands this week. This definitive resource lists hundreds of Appalachian Grown certified farms, farmers markets, restaurants, groceries, travel destinations, and more throughout Western North Carolina and surrounding counties in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation brings free movies under the stars to downtown park

Press release from the city of Asheville: A summer tradition for many Ashevillians returns to Pack Square Park on Friday, May 12. The popular Movies in the Park series produced by Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) begins its 2023 season with a showing of DC League of Super-Pets. Community members are invited to bring blankets […]

Notice of BCTDA regular meeting Wednesday, April 26

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: NOTICE: REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 9–11 a.m. Explore Asheville Board Room | 27 College Place, Suite 200, Asheville WHAT: The regular monthly joint board meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, a Public Authority and a […]

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