News Bulletins

Buncombe County Board of Education regular meeting set for Aug. 3

News release from Buncombe County Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on August 3, 2023 at 5:30 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, student, and attorney […]

Buncombe libraries launch 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program

Press release from Buncombe County: To help families share the love of reading with children, Buncombe County Public Libraries have launched “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a nationwide initiative that encourages grown-ups to read 1,000 books with their young child (from birth through age five) before they enter kindergarten. Visit any Buncombe County Public Library to […]

Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Request for information

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office are requesting the public’s help identifying the suspect pictured below. The suspect is suspected of stealing a purse from the south Asheville area and has recently used the stolen credit cards. If you have any information, please contact Detective Jones […]

Carter Development Group selected to perform Stop the Harm audit

Press release from Buncombe County: Following the approval of an interlocal agreement for the Community Reparations Commission Audit by the City of Asheville and Buncombe County Government, the Carter Development Group has been selected to conduct a “Stop the Harm” audit on the internal and external programs for both agencies. The audit was recommended by […]

Forward Fund established to support transition efforts following paper mill closure

Press release from the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: (July 28, 2023) The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) has established a charitable fund to support nonprofit organizations and municipalities impacted by the Pactiv Evergreen closure in Canton. “We have been working with Haywood County, the Town of Canton, regional funders and many […]

Asheville Business Inclusion Office to host a vendor outreach event in Asheville

Press release from City of Asheville The Asheville Business Inclusion (ABI) office is excited to announce it will host a Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) outreach event on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Maple Crest Apartments Community Room, located at 9 Lee […]

APD seeks assistance identifying armed robbers of East Asheville convenience store

Press release from APD Asheville Police investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying two armed robbers who held up a business at gunpoint early Wednesday morning in East Asheville. APD Patrol Officers responded to the Quick Trip Store at 545 Tunnel Road around 1:31 a.m. on July 26 to investigate an armed robbery. Two […]

Update: City of Asheville and Buncombe County announce dates for public to review the Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan and attend special events

Press release from City of Asheville: The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the draft Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan when it’s released by the City and County on July 21, 2023. You can find the plan on the City’s engagement hub or on the Pack Square Plaza Vision Project Page. Comments are accepted 24/7 […]

Air quality forecast – Buncombe County

Press release from NC Division of Air Quality: Care for the Air— Drive less: carpool, vanpool, take the bus, telecommute.— Conserve electricity.— Pack a lunch or walk to lunch.— Avoid idling your vehicle.— Refuel and mow after 6:00pm.Air Quality Index (AQI)Green………..0- 50 AQI……..Good air quality. No health risks are expected. Enjoy outdoor……………………………………….activities!Yellow…….51-100 AQI……..Moderate air quality. […]

Conservation Groups prepare for lawsuit over Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan

Press release from the Southern Environmental Law Center, MountainTrue, Sierra Club, The Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife and Center for Biological Diversity: A coalition of conservation groups sent a letter to the U.S. Forest Service signaling their intent to sue unless officials fix the glaring flaws in the Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Plan that put endangered forest […]

Training opportunities Aug. 1 and 8 to support people who are currently or formerly homeless

Notice form City of Asheville: Learn more about resources available to support people who are currently or formerly homeless or at risk of homelessness in our community. Employment Assistance and SSI/SSDI Presented by Goodwill and Pisgah Legal ServicesTuesday, August 1 · 2:00 – 3:00pmTime zone: America/New_YorkGoogle Meet joining infoVideo call link: dial: ‪(US) +1 609-800-2311‬ […]

McCormick Field awarded first debt service project investment from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority

Press release from BCTDA: City of Asheville’s Major Works Pathway Request Receives Largest Investment in the History of the Tourism Authority’s Tourism Product Development Fund Today, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved nearly $23 million in multi-year funding for the City of Asheville’s McCormick Field Centennial Restoration & Capital Improvements Project. This investment […]

Asheville police investigating shooting of occupied dwelling, residents uninjured

Press release from APD: Asheville Police are investigating a Tuesday night apparent drive-by shooting in which someone shot multiple rounds in the west Asheville home. There were four residents inside the home, including three children, but fortunately, no one was injured. APD Patrol Officers responded to a home on Deaverview Road to investigate a report of […]

MAHEC’s Human Research Protections Program seeks nominations for Institutional Review Board

Press release from Mountain Area Health Education Center: MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) is seeking nominations for volunteers to join its Institutional Review Board as part of the non-profit academic medical center’s newly launched Human Research Protections Program. An Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee comprised of scientists, medical doctors, philosophers, and community members […]

Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing man from the Candler Area of Buncombe County

Press Release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office SHERIFF’S OFFICE ATTEMPTING TO LOCATE MISSING MAN FROM THE CANDLER AREA OF BUNCOMBE COUNTY The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing man from the Candler area of Buncombe County. Tyler Ashby is a 25 year old male and is approximately 5’ 11”. He has […]

Buncombe air quality forecast for July 25: Yellow

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County.  Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. For up-to-date forecasts and discussion, go to:  

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