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Juvenile arrested with firearm during shooting investigation

Press release from Asheville Police: Asheville, NC (June 30, 2023):  While investigating the Tuesday morning shooting that occurred in east Asheville, Detectives and Officers apprehended the juvenile in possession of a firearm. This occurred near Spruce Hill Court on June 29. Officers, in cooperation with the Department of Juvenile Justice, have charged the juvenile with […]

Hendersonville sustainability strategic plan and public input meeting

Press release from city of Hendersonville: Hendersonville, NC (June 30, 2023) – The City of Hendersonville invites the community to provide input on the creation of Hendersonville’s first sustainability strategic plan. Community members can give feedback at the public input meeting in July.     “As Hendersonville continues to grow, it is more important now than […]

Property record cards arriving in Buncombe County mailboxes soon

Press release from Buncombe County: Reappraisal 2025 is just around the corner, and Buncombe County Property Assessment wants to make sure property owners are aware of the information listed for properties. In the coming weeks and months, all residential property owners in Buncombe County will be mailed a property record card. This card outlines the […]

Administrator positions for Buncombe County Schools for 2023-24 school year announced

Press release from Buncombe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Rob Jackson today announces new administrator positions for Buncombe County Schools (BCS) for the 2023-24 school year. These educators were unanimously approved for their positions on Thursday, June 29, by the BCS Board of Education during a special called meeting. These assignments are effective July 1, 2023. […]

City of Asheville offices to close July 4 in observance of Independence Day

Press release from City of Asheville  City of Asheville offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. Some City services will be impacted. Parks and Recreation Parks and greenways are open on a regular schedule, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Splasheville, the free splash fountain in Pack Square Park, is open from 9:00 a.m. to […]

Buncombe County air quality forecast for June 30 and July 1-2

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 lunch or walk to lunch. — Avoid idling your […]

WNC People’s Power Coalition holds speakout July 1 in downtown Asheville

Press release from Indivisible Asheville A coalition of local labor, community and faith organizations will hold a WNC People’s Assembly in Asheville on Saturday afternoon, July 1, in solidarity with nonprofits and community organizations holding similar events in 12 other cities across the state. WHAT:   “Day of Outrage” People’s Power Assembly WHEN:   Saturday, July 1, 2023, 5 […]

Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Board reschedules meeting for July 31

Press release via Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Board meeting previously scheduled for Thursday, July 13, 2023, has been rescheduled for Monday, July 31, 2023. Updated Meeting Details: Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Board Meeting July 31, 2023, 4:00 p.m. 30 Valley Street, Asheville NC 28801 The updated 2023 Board Meeting dates […]

Buncombe County Animal Shelter reaches capacity, fosters desperately needed

Press release from Asheville Humane Society In a dire plea to the public, Asheville Humane Society is seeking new foster families for all animals after reaching capacity in the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. Fostering an animal opens up space in the shelter for our team to continue taking in animals while allowing an animal to […]

Thursday, June 19 air quality updated to a Code Orange

Press release from the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency Thursday, June 29, 2023, has been updated to a code ORANGE air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridgetops of Asheville and Buncombe County today.  This means that air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups. Children, active adults, and those with heart or respiratory disease, including […]

Air Quality Forecast – Buncombe County

Notice from AirNow: 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 lunch or walk to lunch.— Avoid idling your […]

NC Wildlife Federation announces 2023 Conservation Achievement Award recipients

Press release from NC Wildlife Federation: 2023 honorees include agency professionals, elected officials, volunteers and organizations committed to the state’s wildlife, habitat and natural resources. RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of its 59th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. Honorees for 2023 include agency professionals, elected officials, volunteers and organizations […]

Unhealthy air possible in NC this week due to Canadian wildfires

Press release from NC Department of Environmental Quality: RALEIGH – North Carolinians sensitive to air pollution should exercise caution this week as a plume of smoke from wildfires in Canada enters the state. The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ) issued Code Orange Air Quality Action Day alerts for much of […]

UNC Asheville Chancellor search advisory committee named

Press release from The University of North Carolina System: University of North Carolina System President Peter Hans and University of North Carolina Asheville Board of Trustees Interim Chair Roger Aiken today announced the formation of a 13-member committee to launch the search for the next chancellor of the university. “I’m confident we’ll see a strong […]

BCSO requesting assistance identifying person of interest

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance in identifying the individual in this photograph. They are currently a person of interest in a reported breaking and entering with larceny.  This crime was committed at “The Spot” convenience store located on Smokey Park Highway. If you have information, […]

BCSO seeking public’s assistance identifying breaking and entering suspect

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s help identifying the suspect pictured here. This incident took place at the WNC Agriculture Center. This suspect is wearing a ball cap, hooded sweatshirt, gloves, Jeans and tennis shoes. This suspect is also carrying what appeaers to […]

APD seeking public’s assistance in early morning gun discharge investigation in East Asheville

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning gun discharge that occurred in east Asheville. Thankfully, no one was injured; only property damage has been reported at this time. APD Patrol Officers responded to the 200 block of Kenilworth Road to investigate reports of gun discharge around 2:56 a.m. […]

Mark Matheny to serve as Director of Development Services

Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell is pleased to announce that Mark Matheny, who has been serving as the Interim Director of Development Services since November 3, 2022, has accepted the position of Development Services Director. Mark will oversee a department of 54 professional staff providing a high level of […]

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