News Bulletins

Saturday service hours resume at 16 driver license offices, including Asheville

Press release from DCDOT: Starting this weekend, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will resume Saturday hours at 16 driver license offices this weekend as the agency expands service opportunity for the busy summer season. Services will be provided on Saturdays from June 3 through Aug. 26 from 8 a.m.-noon at the following driver license […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation community center schedule changes for staff training

Press release from Asheville Parks & Recreation: Some Asheville Parks & Recreation community centers plan to close or operate on abbreviated schedules the week of June 5, 2023. These planned changes allow for the training of team members supervising sold-out summer camps. Closed June 5-9 Burton Street Community Center Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Community […]

Local school implements simple recycling program with big results

Press release from Haywood Community College: A recent collaboration between Junaluska Elementary fifth graders, Haywood Community College students, and Haywood County Solid Waste and Recycling will keep about 90,000 juice and milk cartons out of the county landfill each school year.   The project began last summer when HCC’s environmental science students and Environmental Leadership […]

Office of Data & Performance to Hold Community Data Training, June 17

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s Office of Data & Performance (ODAP) will hold a community data training on Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  The training will be held at the City’s municipal building at 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, in the second-floor training room. Limited parking […]

Firefighters for Literacy

Press release from City of Asheville Fire Department: The Asheville Fire Department along with the Asheville Firefighters Association (Local 332) is excited to team up and host the Asheville Firefighters for Literacy program. Firefighters spent this school year reading to students at Estes Elementary hoping to get them excited about doing the same. Asheville Firefighters for […]

Attorney General Stein speaks to law enforcement recruitment, retention on May 31

Press release from Attorney General Josh Stein: Attorney General Josh Stein will hold a press conference on law enforcement recruitment and retention in North Carolina on Wednesday, May 31, at the Western State Crime Lab. Attorney General Stein will be joined by Hendersonville Police Chief Blair Myhand, North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Director […]

Downtown safety initiative underway — How can you help?

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: Due to a number of incidents impacting public safety, the City of Asheville is taking steps to address the rise in crime, especially downtown. Multiple City departments are coordinating with community leaders and partners to roll out a 60-day initiative to address safety downtown. Here are some ways you can participate: […]

New study finds 30.7% of Asheville seniors moved into their homes 30+ years ago

Press release from Lattice Publishing: As older Americans hold onto their homes, less existing supply is available for new buyers entering the market. And unlike previous generations, baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—have shown a greater propensity to age in place, proving reluctant to leave homes where they feel comfortable and costs are affordable as […]

Buncombe County Board of Education regular meeting set for June 1

Press release from Buncombe County Public Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on June 1, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. in the Minitorium at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville. Board updates and closed session will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room for the purpose of discussing confidential personnel, […]

Community Champions celebrated by United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County

Press release from United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: Finding a spark of inspiration during difficult times is something that can help each of us nurture hope and allow us to extend ourselves to others. It was this belief that was celebrated throughout  United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County’s Community Impact Awards Dinner on […]

Canton Mill Town Hall set for June 1 at Enka-Candler Public Library

Press release from Rep. Caleb Rudow: On Thursday, June 1, members of the Buncombe County NCGA delegation, a representative from the Governor’s Office, and subject matter experts will hold a listening session and town hall at the Enka-Candler Public Library in Candler, NC from 6:00-7:30pm. The members will be discussing what the government is doing to […]

Congressman Edwards to host RESCHEDULED “Canton Strong – Looking Forward” forum, June 1

Press release from Congressman Chuck Edwards: Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) announced that the “Canton Strong – Looking” Forward forum has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. Congressman Edwards will host this public forum in Haywood County to discuss the future of the Town of Canton with local leaders after the closing of the […]

Notice of BCTDA regular meeting May 31

Press release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: NOTICE: REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITYWednesday, May 31, 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 Nonprofit […]

Malvern Hills Park pool opens May 27; Recreation Park pool under repair

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville has important information to share regarding the community’s two public swimming pools. Malvern Hills Park’s pool will open on Saturday, May 27, as previously announced.   During initial inspections, Buncombe County Environmental Health discovered potential safety issues at Recreation Park pool and requested additional […]

Women for Women Giving Circle awards $278,950 in grants supporting WNC women and girls

Press release from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: (May 2023) – The Women for Women giving circle recently awarded six grants totaling $278,950. With these awards, the Giving Circle has exceeded $5 million in grants for programs serving WNC women and girls. Women for Women’s mission is to improve the lives of women and […]

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