News Bulletins

Local group Reject Raytheon AVL joins an international day of action to call for peace

Press release from Reject Raytheon AVL Local citizen’s coalition Reject Raytheon AVL is sponsoring an event for world peace this Saturday, July 8, 6-7:00 p.m. at Pack Square. The event is part of a globally live-streamed event called 24-Hour Peace Wave. The international event is sponsored by the International Peace Bureau and World Beyond War […]

The History of Flat Rock comes to life at special collections free movie screening

Press release from Buncombe County  The chronicles of St. John in the Wilderness Church come to life in a new film showcasing a wealth of stories and history specific to Flat Rock. The archivally rich film includes photos, maps, blueprints, literature, and art from diverse repositories. Buncombe County Special Collections at Pack Memorial Library has […]

One day left to apply to serve on the LIFT committee

Press release from BCTDA: Applications to Serve on the LIFT Committee are Due This Friday, July 7 The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) is seeking candidates for the forthcoming Legacy Investment From Tourism (LIFT) Committee. This committee will make recommendations to the BCTDA to invest in tourism-related capital projects that will increase patronage at […]

APD investigating shooting that sends man to the hospital with serious injuries

Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early this morning, leaving one man with life-threatening injuries. APD Patrol Officers responded shortly after midnight on July 5 to Maple Crest Apartments located on Lee Garden Lane to investigate a report of a gunshot wound. Responding Patrol officers arrived […]

Edwards announces 2023 Congressional Award applications are open

Press release from Congressman Chuck Edwards: Congressman Chuck Edwards (NC-11) announced his office is accepting submissions for the 2023 Congressional Award for young Americans in North Carolina’s 11th district. Applicants will be recognized for achieving challenging goals in areas of public service, personal development, physical fitness and extracurricular activities. This is a non-partisan, voluntary and […]

Air quality forecast: Buncombe County

Press release 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 […]

City of Asheville to continue downtown safety initiative on ongoing basis

Press release from the city of Asheville: The city of Asheville’s Downtown Safety Initiative to develop a sustainable approach to addressing community safety and cleanliness issues will transition from a pilot initiative to an ongoing effort on July 1, 2023. During the 60-day pilot period, city staff continued standard operations while also tracking and testing […]

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