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Hendersonville Water and Sewer improving water storage capacity at North Fork Mills River Reservoir

Press release from city of Hendersonville: Hendersonville, NC (April 21, 2023) – The City of Hendersonville is improving the water storage capacity of the North Fork Mills River Reservoir. The watershed and reservoir are located on completely forested, public lands within the Pisgah National Forest and have provided water to Hendersonville and surrounding areas for […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to participate in national fee-free days

Press release from Great Smoky Mountains National Park: GATLINBURG, Tenn.—To celebrate the first day of National Park Week, Great Smoky Mountains National Park will take part in fee-free day on Saturday, April 22. Park visitors will not need to buy or display a parking tag that day. National Park Week is an annual celebration that encourages […]

Mercy Urgent Care expands operating hours at East and South Asheville locations

Press release from Mercy Urgent Care: (Asheville, NC) — Mercy Urgent Care is expanding operating hours at its East and South Asheville locations beginning Sunday, April 23, 2023. The East Asheville clinic, located at 1272 Tunnel Rd., and South Asheville clinic, located 1833 Hendersonville Rd., will now be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

A statement from Blue Ridge Public Radio on Twitter

Press release from BPR In an attention-generating move, Twitter, led by CEO Elon Musk, labelled NPR “state-affiliated media” earlier this month. The label placed NPR alongside propaganda organizations in Russia and China. When the limelight created by that move diminished, Twitter changed the label to “government-funded media.” BPR rejects Twitter’s inaccurate and misleading labeling and […]

Hendersonville Elementary School to receive national recognition from Special Olympics

Press release from Special Olympics of North Carolina Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) has announced that Hendersonville Elementary School of Hendersonville, North Carolina, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School®, is receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities. Hendersonville Elementary School is receiving this […]

City of Asheville announces downtown safety initiative kicking off May 1

Press release from City of Asheville Due to a number of incidents impacting public safety, the City of Asheville is taking targeted steps to address the rise of crime especially in downtown Asheville. There are complex circumstances contributing to the safety issues that Asheville is currently seeing downtown and it will take a community response […]

Buncombe County Open Space Bond Team seeks input on passive recreation lands May 17

Press release from Buncombe County The passage of the Open Space Bond in 2022 paved the way for the development of more Passive Recreation Lands in Buncombe County. Uniquely positioned between the worlds of conservation and public recreation, Passive Recreation Lands offer access to outdoor activities while minimizing stress on natural resources. The County’s Open Space Bond Team invites you […]

New Asheville Museum of History will open Fall 2023

Press release from Asheville Museum of History Asheville Museum of History will open this fall, fulfilling decades-long efforts to have a museum in Asheville that tells stories of the mountains, a region with a rich and diverse – and sometimes misunderstood – past. The museum is being established by the Western North Carolina Historical Association, […]

Inside Venture Asheville’s incubator surpasses $50 Million in capital raised

Press release from Venture Asheville Economic Development Coalition for Asheville – Buncombe County  Venture Asheville announced that the portfolio of startups in its mentorship-based incubator known as Elevate has raised more than $50 million in capital and generated over $100 million in revenue. Founded in 2015, Venture Asheville is the high-growth entrepreneurship initiative of the Economic Development […]

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners calls special meeting April 25

Press release from Buncombe County Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners has been called beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 200 College Street, Room 326, in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, in order to hold a work session for discussions concerning the Fiscal Year […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation brings big festival fun for toddlers to MLK Park on May 7

Press release from Asheville Parks & Recreation Area families are in for a fun-packed time during Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s annual Tiny Tykes Day at Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. The free family festival features hands-on experiences and adventures tailored for kids ages 5 and under including tumble […]

UPDATE: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate a missing child from Arden area

UPDATE, April 19: Samantha “Bailey” Parker has been located and is safe. Thank you to all who shared this message. Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing child from the Arden area. Samantha “Bailey” Parker is 16 years old, female, and approximately 5’2”. She […]

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: Care for the Air — Drive less: carpool, vanpool, take the bus, telecommute. — Conserve electricity. — Pack a […]

Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund announces $121,630 in grants

Press release from Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund: The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund awarded 21 grants totaling $121,630 to nonprofits serving the community in its recent grant cycle. The Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), has awarded grants totaling $1,420,710. In addition to the Endowment, the Buckner Family […]

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing child from the Asheville area

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing child from the Asheville area. Maria Michua is 16 years old, female, and approximately 4’9”. She has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on Friday (4/14/23) at her home. Maria may be driving a 2020 […]

First Hendo Earth Fest happening this Saturday

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The City of Hendersonville Environmental Sustainability Board is hosting Hendersonville’s first-ever Hendo Earth Fest this Saturday on Earth Day. Hendo Earth Fest will be centered around Main Street and 5th Avenue on April 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Local organizations and environmental champions will educate, entertain, and […]

Shop fresh and local in Henderson County: A 2023 farmers market guide

Press release from City of Hendersonville: The weather is warming, summer is just around the corner and that means in the next few weeks farmers markets will start popping up around Henderson County. Why shop at the farmers market? There is simply no better place to find fresh, local food than at a producer-only market where […]

Buncombe Commissioners hold joint work session with planning board to review draft

Press release from Buncombe County Government: On Wednesday, April 19, the Buncombe County Commissioners held a joint work with the Planning Board to review the draft 2043 Comprehensive Plan. The draft plan comes after more than a year of community input at 18 in-person, drop-in, or virtual meetings and 95 community opportunities. There were more […]

Reparations update: Commission issues audit bid, moves forward with focus areas, & more

Press release from Buncombe County Government: The Community Reparations Commission continues to make progress on the historical and ambitious goals of identifying short- and long-term priorities and plans. During its meeting on April 18, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners received a quarterly update on the Reparations Commission’s work. The most recent development is moving […]

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