News Bulletins

Buncombe launches new Community Engagement Market in Fairview

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County is launching our newest community engagement market serving the Fairview Community on Friday, Oct. 6 with a grand opening celebration event starting at 3 p.m. at the Fairview Library, located at 1 Taylor Rd. Buncombe County Property Assessment will be on hand, as well as several community organizations. […]

Asheville Chamber awards $130,000 in grants to local nonprofits

Press release from the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce: (Asheville, NC) – On Thursday, September 28th, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce awarded thirteen $10,000 grants to local non-profits in honor of its 125th anniversary. The Together for Tomorrow grants were made to organizations whose work aligns with the Chamber’s mission of “Building Community Through […]

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation hosts free Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled Adult Fishing Tournament at Charles D. Owen Park

Press release from Buncombe County Parks & Rec: Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is thrilled to host their second Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled (IDD) Adult Fishing Tournament, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 13 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Charles D. Owen Park (875 Warren Wilson Road) in Swannanoa. This fishing tournament […]

EcoForesters holds free, non-native invasive plant workshop Oct. 1

Press release from EcoForesters: Non-profit EcoForesters is holding a free Forestry Workshop in partnership with Madison County Extension and the NC Forest Service to help landowners learn how to identify and control non-native invasive species. Attendees will learn how invasive species have impacted forest health and what can be done to mitigate their impact. In […]

Medicaid expansion passes: Local nonprofit Pisgah Legal to help with enrollments

Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: More than half a million low-income, uninured North Carolinians will gain access to comprehensive health coverage when Medicaid expansion launches on Dec. 1, 2023. Nonprofit Pisgah Legal Services is here to help people in Western North Carolina enroll in Medicaid and understand their options for coverage. Pisgah Legal has […]

The City of Asheville announces the Homelessness Learning Series for October and November

Press release from City of Asheville: The Homeless Strategy Division of the City of Asheville Community and Economic Development Department invites members of the public to join them for an informative learning series focused on homelessness in our community.  This 3-part learning series, presented by Homeless Strategy Specialist Debbie Alford,  offers community members the opportunity […]

Asheville Police Department investigating early morning homicide

Press release from APD: Asheville Police Department Detectives are investigating an early morning stabbing in Asheville that leaves one man dead. APD Patrol Officers responded to the 290 block of Smokey Park Highway around  4:12 a.m. on Sept. 27 for reports of a stabbing.  There they found a man on the train tracks who had […]

Record-breaking year for Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra

Press release from Asheville Symphony: The Asheville Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) is proud to announce a groundbreaking achievement this year with a record number of student musicians. With 200 students enrolled and auditions ongoing for the fall season, the ASYO is poised to shatter the previous record of 180. This remarkable growth comes on the […]

City of Asheville sued for racial preferences on government committees

Press release from Pacific Legal Foundation: On Sept. 26, a group of Asheville residents filed an updated challenge to the racial criteria used to fill positions on the Human Relations Commission of Asheville (HRCA) as violating the Constitution’s equal protection guarantee. Established in 2018, HRCA aims to promote human relations throughout the city; however, some […]

North Carolina commits $2.5 million to OId Fort Trail Project

Press release from G5 Trail Collective: Camp Grier and its G5 Trail Collective program, along with our community partners, are delighted to announce a transformative step forward for our vibrant community as we receive a generous allocation of $2.5 million from the State of North Carolina that will build 25-30 miles of new trails in Old […]

Maggie Allen named ACS Beginning Teacher of the Year

Press release from Asheville City Schools: When Hall Fletcher Elementary School Principal Carrie Buchanan started playing Taylor Swift in their school’s morning assembly, 1st-grade teacher Maggie Allen didn’t know what to think. She was shocked to hear the news, in front of her students and peers, that she has been named Asheville City Schools 2023 […]

Public invited to learn more about North Buncombe broadband expansion

News release from Buncombe County: Frontier Communications and Buncombe County Government have partnered to expand broadband fiber to nearly 1,000 unserved and underserved households from Woodfin to the Buncombe/Madison County line and east into the Reems Creek and Ox Creek valleys. This project is expected to begin in the coming months and will provide what is […]

APD seeks public’s help in shooting investigation

News release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police are investigating an early Saturday morning shooting in which someone shot multiple rounds into two occupied west Asheville homes and an unoccupied vehicle. Thankfully, no one was injured; only property damage has been reported at this time. APD patrol officers responded to the 40 block of […]

Enka-Candler Library Closed for Renovations Oct. 3-7

News release from Buncombe County: The Enka-Candler Library, located at 1404 Sand Hill Rd., will be closed for renovations from Oct. 3-7. The book drops will be unavailable during this week. While the Enka-Candler Library is closed, you can use any of our other 11 library locations  to return or check out library materials, or to pick up a Zoom […]

Asheville Parks & Recreation announces community-powered comprehensive plan input opportunities

News release from the City of Asheville: What do you want to see? As Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) updates the city’s comprehensive plan for public leisure spaces and recreation programs, that’s the question its team is asking at public input events around the city and through a community survey that can be taken from […]

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to meet Sept. 27

News release from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: WHAT: The regular monthly joint board meeting of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, a Public Authority and a Nonprofit Corporation. WHEN: Wednesday, September 27, 9–11 a.m. WHERE: IN PERSON: At The Explore Asheville Board Room, located on the First Floor at 27 College Place, Suite 200 Asheville, NC […]

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