News Bulletins

Declaration of Peace and Nonviolence 2023 in Western North Carolina

Press release from WNC4Peace: We, the undersigned proponents of peace, living on ancient Cherokee lands, and working for a world free of the ravages of war, hereby declare our observance of the International Day of Peace and the International Day of Nonviolence on Thursday, September 21, and Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Western North Carolina (WNC). […]

City of Asheville Equity & Inclusion Director Brenda Mills announces plans to retire

Press release from City of Asheville: Please join the City of Asheville’s leadership team in congratulating Brenda Mills on her upcoming retirement effective January 31, 2024. Brenda joined the City of Asheville in 2005 and has served in different roles including: Minority Business Program Manager, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Project Manager, Administrative Services Manager, […]

Buncombe County Parks & Recreation presents 2023 Fall Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian

Press release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the 2023 Fall Kids Fishing Tournament which will be taking place at the beautiful Lake Julian Park on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m.-noon. Families are invited to join us for this semi-annual event where the love of nature and joy […]

UNC Asheville faculty ranked among best in state by Niche College Rankings

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville was showcased in Niche’s 2023 Best Colleges in America as the #3 Liberal Arts University in North Carolina. The ranking highlighted the University’s distinguished faculty, well-located campus, and glowing student reviews.Accolades were garnered in several specialized categories as well, including #4 Best College Location and #5 Best Small […]

Public meetings announced reviewing HCA Healthcare’s obligations to Mission Health System

News release from Gibbins Advisors: As a part of our role as the Independent Monitor (IM) for Mission Health System, Gibbins Advisors has scheduled public meetings in October and November in several communities across Western North Carolina. The first four meetings will be related to (1) Transylvania Regional Hospital (Transylvania County), (2) Mission Hospital, CarePartners […]

BeLoved Asheville cranes in final walls of the BeLoved Village

News release from BeLoved Asheville: BeLoved Asheville volunteers with the support of Asheville Arborists and Crane and J & N Construction will place the walls of the 12th and final house at the BeLoved Village on Thursday, Sept. 20th from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This awe-inspiring moment will see the walls literally soaring in […]

National Blue Ribbon Award: Fairview Elementary

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: The U.S. Department of Education this week recognized 353 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2023. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student groups on assessments. Fairview, one of eight Blue Ribbon Schools in North Carolina, is […]

Commissioners honor Hispanic Heritage month, revise Economic Incentive Development policy, and more

Press Release from Buncombe County: Buncombe County is proud of the contributions our Hispanic and Latino communities make in our neighborhoods, County, and beyond. During its meeting on Sept. 19, the Board of Commissioners approved a proclamation officially declaring Sept. 15-Oct. 15 as Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month. It reads in part: “Sept. 15 is […]

Land of Sky Regional Council staff will testify before Congress tomorrow

Press Release from the Land of Sky Regional Council: On Thursday, September 21 at 9:00 am Sara Nichols, Senior Planner with Land of Sky Regional Council, will testify before the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, Communication and Technology Subcommittee hearing on “Connecting Every American: The Future of Rural Broadband Funding”.  To learn […]

Dogwood Health Trust to Host 2023 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18

Press Release from Dogwood Health Trust: Dogwood Health Trust will hold its 2023 Annual Meeting Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 11:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. via Zoom webinar. As part of Dogwood Health Trust’s commitment to accountability within the communities it serves, the organization holds an annual open meeting with the public each year. All members […]

​​​​Pro-housing organization ‘Asheville For All’ endorses ‘Complete Streets’ downtown

Press release from Asheville For All: Asheville For All believes that there is no path to reaching the abundance of housing and variety of housing types that Asheville needs to resolve our area’s housing crisis that does not include transforming our auto-centric street design, land use, and culture. Therefore, we strongly support the proposed bicycle […]

Purple Nation Truth Rally set for Oct. 6 at Pack Square Ampitheater

Press release from Purple Nation USA: On Friday Night, October 6th, from 6pm to 10pm, a wide spectrum of concerned citizens are invited to peacefully exercise their 1st amendment rights to free assembly and speech in our public square (Pack Square Park) on a wide range of political, social, economic and spiritual topics. This free event […]

The BCTDA celebrates 40 years of investing in Asheville at the 2023 Annual Meeting

Press Release from the Buncombe County Tourism and Development Authority: President & CEO Vic Isley to Share the Forty-Year Impact of BCTDA; Richard Florida to Provide a Keynote on Central Connectivity Districts; Matthew Bacoate Jr. to Receive William A.V. Cecil Tourism Leadership Award; and Partner Activations will Immerse Attendees in Asheville’s Creative Spirit   WHAT: […]

Buncombe County Board of Education Policy Committee meeting to be held on Sept. 21

Press Release from the Buncombe County Board of Education: There will be a Policy Committee Meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Education on September 21, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. in the Maple Room at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806. The Policy Committee meeting is open to the public. Please use entrance “B”. We […]

2023 Tzedek Brilliance Awardees Announced

Press Release from the Tzedek Social Justice Fund: The Tzedek Social Justice Fund (Tzedek) is excited to announce that Kathey Avery, BSN, RN, CN, NCM, and Ray Hemachandra are the winners of the 2023 Tzedek Brilliance Awards. The Tzedek Brilliance Awards are a one-time, no-strings-attached grant of $50,000 honoring Asheville leaders who have engaged in […]

Election talk to be held on September 19

Press Release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville-Buncombe County: Reminder for September 19; see you there! What: A free public talk by Karen Brinson Bell, the Executive Director of the NC State Board of Elections When: Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. Where: The Blue Ridge South Room at UNCA’s Highsmith Student Union; 700 Founders Drive, […]

The James Vester Miller historic walking trail open for 2023

Press Release from James Vester Miller Historic Walking Trail: The James Vester Miller Historic Walking Trail was awarded a 2023 Buncombe County Tipping Point Grant.  This allows the community of all ages to experience the insides of four beautiful historic Black churches on the trail & learn their history. The James Vester Miller traveling mural, […]

WCU professor emeritus shares annual fall color forecast for mountains

Press release from Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – Fall, the time of year when Western Carolina University’s campus is bustling with activity, classes, football and of course, the brilliant color of autumn leaves. The fall colors across Western North Carolina are a seasonal sensation that draw thousands of visitors and locals alike to the mountains […]

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