News Bulletins

Today is Overdose Awareness Day, but help is available, regardless of insurance coverage

In 2015, three percent of all overdose deaths in Buncombe County were among Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community members. By 2021, that number had grown to 13 percent. Across all communities, deaths by overdoses are growing, and between 2000 and 2020, more than 28,000 North Carolinians lost their lives to overdoses. Aug. […]

Water Department isolates water line disruption to minimize the potential impact

Press release from City of Asheville The Water Department would like to provide this update on the water service disruption in downtown Asheville this evening. Teams on site were able to replace the damaged valve attached to a single service line. Crews will remain on site as water service is restored to the one identified […]

Water Department teams on site to assess damage to a water line in downtown Asheville

Press release from City of Asheville: City of Asheville Water department teams are on site assessing the damage done by a construction contractor that was working near water infrastructure downtown.  This contractor was not working for the City of Asheville. Avl Alerts are being sent to those in the downtown area – particularly the residents […]

City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Press release from City of Asheville In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Asheville City Hall offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023. Below is a list of City services. ART bus services The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule on Monday, Sept. 5, which is the […]

‘Help Before it Hits’: community members urged to donate blood ahead of Hurricane Idalia

Press release from The Blood Connection: As we prepare for the impacts of Hurricane Idalia, The Blood Connection (TBC) is joining preparedness efforts by sending blood products to hospital partners in the storm’s path. TBC began preparing those blood products as early as Sunday as the orders came in and as of today, the Governors […]

ADA’s next Building Our City speaker series set for Oct. 3

Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: The Building Our City Speaker Series is presented by The Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation with support from the Asheville Downtown Association Foundation, the City of Asheville, Carleton Collins Architecture, Mosaic Lifestyle Realty, Kimpton Hotel Arras and The Collider. The series is produced by the Asheville Downtown Association and […]

Dogwood Health Trust webinar on WNC childcare set for Sept. 13

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust: Dogwood Health Trust is hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 12:00 p.m. to share the findings from a listening tour developed with the goal to understand barriers and facilitators to childcare from the voices of parents and providers across North Carolina. In its latest commissioned study, Dogwood […]

Upcoming City Council public hearings – Sept. 12

Press release from City of Asheville: The following are public hearings scheduled for the next formal meeting – September 12.   This listing is for information only and is subject to change.  Please call City Clerk Maggie Burleson at 259-5601 if you have any questions. A. Public hearing to conditionally zone 1 Oak Street from […]

CFWNC awards over $190K in area grants

Press release from Community Foundation of Western North Carolina: The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) approved focus area grants totaling $190,365 in Early Childhood Development, Food & Farming, and Natural & Cultural Resources. Co-investors contributed $59,000, or 31%, of the total dollars awarded. “We are pleased to support these varied and creative projects from […]

Take Pride Now: Buncombe County encourages residents to prioritize their sexual health

Press release from Buncombe County: As Pride celebrations kick off in Buncombe County, Buncombe County Health and Human Services celebrates inclusivity and highlights the importance of taking care of yourself and others. Services to support everyone’s reproductive health are available right here in Buncombe County for anyone seeking more information about reproductive health, testing, treatment, […]

Buncombe County offices will be closed for Labor Day holiday

News release from Buncombe County:   All Buncombe County government offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency The Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency will be closed on Monday, Sept. 4. Buncombe County Board of Elections Administrative offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4. Buncombe County Courthouse Buncombe […]

Asheville Regional Airport’s July passenger utilization far surpasses record June numbers

News release from the Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) continues to break records. July 2023 is now the airport’s record-breaking month of passenger utilization, with 244,504 passengers flying to or from AVL, a 24.4% increase over July 2022. Of note, the July numbers far surpassed the June 2023 record number of 226,839 passengers […]

BCTDA monthly meeting scheduled for Aug. 30

News release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: Regular monthly meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority Wednesday, August 30, 2023 | 9–11 a.m. Library of the Education Center at the North Carolina Arboretum | 100 Frederick Law Olmstead Way WHAT: The regular monthly joint board meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development […]

UNC Asheville featured in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best 389 Colleges for 2024’

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville has once again solidified its standing as a premier institution of higher education, earning prominent placements in The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings.Only a select 15 percent of America’s 2,600 four-year colleges are featured in the book, underscoring UNC Asheville’s distinctive attributes. The rankings are derived from The […]

Buncombe County air quality forecast for Friday, Aug. 25

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 lunch […]

Mars Hill University welcomes record-setting incoming class

Press release from Mars Hill University When Mars Hill University welcomes students for new student check-in on August 24, the university will be welcoming more new students into the Lion family than it has seen since pre-pandemic years. An increase of 15% over last year brings the largest incoming class of traditional students since 2016. […]

The American Chestnut Foundation announces release of new documentary

Press release from the American Chesnut Foundation: The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is excited to announce the release of CLEAR DAY THUNDER: Rescuing the American Chestnut, a documentary about the grassroots efforts of passionate citizen scientists and researchers working to restore this ecologically and economically significant tree species. The American chestnut once dominated portions of the […]

Buncombe Co. air quality forecast

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. Air quality […]

Dogwood Health Trust donates $150,000 to the Forward Fund

Press release from The Community Foundation of WNC: (August 2023) Dogwood Health Trust has made a $150,000 contribution to the Forward Fund at The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC). The Fund has been established to support nonprofit organizations and municipalities impacted by the Pactiv Evergreen closure in Canton. “The closing and its resulting […]

City of Asheville partners with ArtsAVL on Event Support Grant

Press release from ArtsAVL: Last night, Asheville City Council unanimously voted to allow the City Manager to enter into an agreement with ArtsAVL to administer a new Event Support Grant. The program will allow ArtsAVL to reimburse cultural and arts-related nonprofit events for certain City fees and charges.The vote comes after years of uncertainty for […]

Rooted in Wellness Statewide Health Fair includes Asheville, Aug. 26

Media advisory from N.C. Black Alliance: WHAT: The North Carolina Black Alliance is set to host the second annual statewide health fair, with eleven concurrent sites hosting fairs. This year’s event promises to be even more impactful than last year’s, as it will provide health screenings and feature a community conversation solely focused on Advancing […]

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