News Bulletins

Air quality forecast: 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 […]

Local government commission approves projects during a meeting at UNC-Wilmington campus

Press release from NC Department of State Treasurer: Fast-Growing Asheville Regional Airport OK’d for $175 Million in Bonds to Expand Terminal Asheville Regional Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the country, and its increasing passenger traffic has taxed the ability of the existing terminal building to accommodate the demand. On Tuesday, April […]

Study says women in Asheville earn median $45k per year, below national median

Press release from Smartest Dollar: Americans’ relationship to work has changed dramatically in the three years since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The transition to remote and hybrid work arrangements has become commonplace throughout corporate America. The Great Resignation saw millions of people switch jobs and career paths in search of better pay or working conditions. […]

Asheville Police Department seeking the public’s assistance re: counterfeit bills case

Press release from APD: Asheville Police Department Officers have identified and charged Reece Coy Johnson (12/21/1990) with Obtaining Property by False Pretense. The Asheville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Johnson, who is described as a 32-year-old white male, 6’1″, 180 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He has several tattoos, […]

BCTDA applications for 2023 TPDF grants open April 12

Press release from Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) invites Buncombe County-based non-profit and government organizations to submit applications to this year’s Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF) cycle opening on April 12. TPDF was created to provide financial assistance through grants, loan guarantees, or pledges of debt service to […]

Buncombe County Parks and Recreation performing upgrades at Hominy Valley Park

Press release from Buncombe County: Heads up: Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is making repairs to the basketball court at Hominy Valley Park, located at 25 Twin Lakes Drive in Candler. The basketball court will be closed for public play through Friday, April 7. Additionally, the gravel parking lot behind the basketball court is being […]

College/Patton multimodal community input event on April 19

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville requests input from the community regarding the  College Patton Bike Lane Project. The primary objective of this project is to increase multimodal connectivity, which includes expanding dedicated bicycle infrastructure throughout the city’s urban core. The City would like input from the community on the […]

Heavy wildfire activity spreads across Western North Carolina Saturday

Press release from the N.C. Forest Service:  The N.C. Forest Service responded to 91 wildfires across Western North Carolina Saturday, April 1. Sylva, Asheville and Lenoir districts accounted for most of the wildfire activity. High winds throughout Saturday led to many downed or damaged powerlines which provided the ignition sources for several of the fires. […]

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