News Bulletins

Commissioners honor Second Chance Month, authorize Parks & Recreation to perform due diligence at Deaverview Mountain

Press release from Buncombe County: At its April 18 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners recognized April as Second Chance Month with a proclamation. Second Chance Month recognizes the agencies and individuals who support the safe and successful reentry of millions of people returning from incarceration each year. In 2022, the Buncombe County Re-entry […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Volunteer of the Year awards announced

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Blue Ridge Parkway managers today announced the 2022 Volunteer of the Year award recipients, honoring those who have made exemplary contributions to the preservation, protection, and enjoyment of the Blue Ridge Parkway. In 2022, over 1200 volunteers contributed more than 45,000 hours in service to the Blue Ridge Parkway assisting in numerous ways to support operations, […]

APD seeks public’s help on identifying bus stop stabbing suspect

Press release from Asheville Police Department Asheville Police responded to a physical altercation between two men on Haywood Street near Clingman Avenue early Tuesday morning that resulted in one man being stabbed in the neck and the other man fleeing the scene. APD officers responded to a bus stop near downtown for a report of […]

Charles George VA holds job fair for Canton mill employees Wed., April 19

Press release from  U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs  Do you know anyone that works at the Canton mill? We are holding a job fair specifically for the Canton mill employees. We will be conducting a job fair for displaced employees of the mill in Canton this Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at […]

Buncombe County Public Libraries closed on Fri., April 21

Press release from Buncombe County All Buncombe County Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, April 21, for staff development. We apologize for any inconvenience. All book drop-offs are open and the digital library is always available at All libraries will be open on their regular schedule Saturday, April 22. Thank you in advance for […]

Buncombe County Fire Marshal issues open burning ban in effect until Sat., April 22

Press release from Buncombe County Effective at 10 a.m. on April 18, the Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office in accordance with North Carolina State Building Code: Fire Prevention Code 307.1.1 is issuing a ban on open burning for all of Buncombe County due to adverse atmospheric conditions. Those conditions include extremely high fire danger, very low humidity, and gusty […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office request for public’s help identifying individual

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual in this photograph. She is currently a person of interest in a reported larceny. This crime was committed in the Rotunda Circle area off New Leicester Highway in Buncombe County, NC. If you have any information please contact BCSO Detective […]

City of Asheville seeks resident input on citywide Emergency Operations and Continuity of Operations plans

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville wants to hear from you about the creation of two emergency operations plans. In working to advance the City Council’s priority of building neighborhood resilience, the Asheville Fire Department is coordinating the efforts to update the City of Asheville’s Emergency Operations Plan and the […]

College Street closures starting April 23

Press release from the city of Asheville: The Public Works Streets Division will have a contractor paving College Street from the S. Charlotte Street intersection into the traffic circle beginning on the evening of Sunday, April 23. The work will take place primarily between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. for minimal traffic disturbances and will […]

City of Asheville Boards and Commission opportunities

Press release from the city of Asheville: Attached please find the Summer cycle flyer for current openings on the City of Asheville Boards & Commissions. The application deadline is April 30 at 5 p.m. unless noted otherwise. This cycle’s opportunities include: AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMITTEE AIRPORT AUTHORITY (GREATER ASHEVILLE)  BUNCOMBE COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CIVIC CENTER […]

2023 Congressional Art Competition open to WNC high school students

Press from office of U.S. Rep. Chuck Edwards: HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. – Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) announced his office is accepting submissions for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition from high school students living in North Carolina’s 11th district. The winner of the competition will have their art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Edwards […]

City of Asheville and Buncombe County partner on downtown patrols

Press release from city of Asheville: Beginning this weekend, the community may notice an increased law enforcement presence downtown. Asheville Police Department patrols will be complemented by downtown patrols of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. This partnership is the result of continued attention to a community wide response to downtown safety. “We are grateful for […]

Chime in about affordable housing on county-owned properties

Press release from Buncombe County: In March 2023, following the results of an initial evaluation of several County-owned properties, the County Commissioners selected three sites to prioritize for affordable housing: 30-80 Valley Street, 50-52 Coxe Avenue, 180 Erwin Hills Road (portion). “We want to understand the specific public interest at each site and within these […]

Blue Ridge Parkway wins national byway award

Press release from National Scenic Byway Foundation: The National Scenic Byway Foundation congratulates the Blue Ridge Parkway, represented by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, as the winner of our 2023 Byway Organization Award for Viewshed Improvement. This is one of the Foundation’s eight national awards presented annually. This award celebrates a large and successful partnership to […]

RiverLink breaks ground at future Karen Cragnolin Park

Press release from RiverLink: RiverLink is delighted to announce the long-awaited launch of construction to activate and connect Karen Cragnolin Park with a paved path linked to the ribbon of river parks on each side. General contractor Baker Construction began work at the site of this former brownfield at 190 Amboy Road the week of March […]

Forbes study finds Asheville 30th worst U.S. city for Airbnb fees

Press release from North Star Inbound: Anyone who’s been a click away from booking a short-term rental on Airbnb, only to realize that the final price has been jacked up on surcharges, has experienced frustration with how the platform displays prices. Forbes Advisor analyzed 32,000 listings in the 100 most popular Airbnb markets to establish regional […]

Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller hires former Police Chief Donnie Parks for new role

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller has hired former Hendersonville Police Chief Donnie Parks to serve in a new role managing special projects at the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. He will also serve as an advisor to the Sheriff and command staff. Chief Parks has most recently served as an […]

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