News Bulletins

Special Olympics Buncombe County Spring Games return May 2

Press release from Buncombe County: Special Olympics Buncombe County will host more than 550 athletes at its annual Spring Games on Thursday, May 2, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the T.C. Roberson High School football stadium and track (250 Overlook Road in Asheville). Community members are invited to join families and volunteers as they cheer […]

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge provides update on black bear cub from viral video

Press release from Appalachian Wildlife Refuge: After a video went viral earlier this month showing people pulling black bear cubs from a tree to pose for photos, Appalachian Wildlife Refuge has spent the past two weeks caring for and stabilizing one of the animals, which came under the nonprofit’s care the day of the incident. “This […]

Grid search for Gabriel Crow yields no additional evidence of his location

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, in coordination with numerous Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency Service Agencies conducted an extensive search of Spivey Mountain and the surrounding areas yesterday. Animal and wildlife remains were located during the search, but no evidence regarding the whereabouts of Mr. Crow was found in […]

Buncombe County Board of Education meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 2

News release from Buncombe County Schools: The Buncombe County Board of Education will meet in regular session on May 2, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. in 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 […]

Blue Ridge Parkway announces changes to camping fee structure

News release from the National Park Serviec: The National Park Service is implementing an increase for camping and other associated fees on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rate changes include frontcountry and backcountry camping site fees, as well as non-camper user fees for shower and dump station services. The new fee schedule is outlined here: Available […]

Registered therapy cat visits elderly community members

News release from Shelby Perusi: When people hear the term “therapy pet,” they usually don’t imagine a 13-year-old rescue cat visiting residents in a nursing home – but that’s exactly what a special feline named Phillip Twitter does. Alongside his owner, Dawn Crouse of Asheville, Phillip visits hospice patients, children with disabilities, churches and even […]

Asheville animal welfare groups continue partnership to keep pets and their families together

News release from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: In partnership with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, Asheville Humane Society, and the ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance, an initiative established last year to help reunite pet owners with their missing pets continues. Continuing on the success of last year’s event, another free microchipping event will take place on Friday, May […]

Asheville area air quality gets green and yellow designation April 29

News release from the Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency: Monday, April 29, 2024, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people […]

I-40 West stretch remains closed in Asheville

News release from the N.C. Department of Transportation: A stretch of Interstate 40 in Asheville that closed this weekend for bridge rehabilitation will remain closed into Monday. I-40 West, between Hendersonville Road (Exit 50) and I-26 (Exit 46A), will remain closed with the detour directing drivers to I-240 West. Onramps from Hendersonville Road to I-40 […]

Air quality forecast for April 27: Green and Yellow

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Air Quality Agency: Saturday, April 27, 2024, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day.  Unusually sensitive people should consider […]

CEFS EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems expanding impact in WNC

Press release from Center for Environmental Farming Systems: The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is thrilled to announce the continuation of its groundbreaking project, EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems (EMFS), with a generous grant of $1.1M from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) as well as additional matching support from Dogwood Health Trust, WNC Bridge Foundation, NC […]

Buncombe Board of Adjustment meeting set for May 8

Press release from Buncombe County:  Agenda for Board of Adjustment 12:00 P.M. May 8th, 2024 Commissioners Chambers – 3rd Floor, 200 College St, Asheville, NC Call to Order & Welcome – Chair Announcements Roll Call of Board Members, Clerk to Board Approval of Meeting Minutes Disclosure of Ex-parte Communications/Conflicts of Interest Public Hearings: ZPH2023-00037 Central […]

Asheville Muni prepares to host 64th Skyview Golf Tournament

Press release from Kevin Frisch PR: Matthew Bacoate was 30 years old in 1960 when he was recruited to help the organizers of a new tournament for African American golfers to be played at the Asheville Municipal Golf Course. Today, at 94 years old, he still serves as manager, promoter, and administrator preparing to host the […]

Continuum of Care elects Board members, announces 2024 Point-In-Time count numbers

Press release from City of Asheville: The Continuum of Care (COC) is the formal planning body with primary responsibility for homelessness response in the Asheville-Buncombe community. Its newly-formed membership of over 300 stakeholders met for the first time February 29, 2024 to adopt a new governance charter and again April 25, 2024 to elect a […]

Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority approves nearly $10 million in new tourism-related projects

Press release from Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved nearly $10 million of new investments in a dozen tourism-related capital projects to benefit visitors and residents. The Legacy Investment from Tourism (LIFT) Fund provides financial investment through grants, loan guarantees, or pledges of debt service to tourism-related capital […]

Asheville Humane Society launches annual kitten shower

Press release from Asheville Humane Society As kitten season arrives, Asheville Humane Society is hosting their annual virtual kitten shower. With many neonatal kittens already in foster care and many more expected to come through our doors, the kitten shower wishlist includes items that allow volunteers, foster families, and staff to provide lifesaving care with […]

City of Asheville approves fourth round ofStrategic Partnership Grant awards

Press release from City of Asheville Asheville City Council approved last night, as part of Council’s agenda, the fourth round of Strategic Partnership Grant (SPG) Program awards and authorized the City Manager to execute grant agreements. Using Strategic Partnership funding, the City has awarded $237,000 in grants to five different non-profit organizations to help address […]

Kevin Campbell of Cane Creek Middle School named DAR Outstanding Teacher of American History

Press release from the Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution: The Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented educator Kevin Campbell the chapter’s Outstanding Teacher of American History award.  The certificate was presented at the chapter’s April 2024 meeting. In 2017, Mr. Campbell began teaching United States […]

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