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Project Access receives three-year funding award from Duke Endowment

Press release: Together with Western Carolina Medical Society (WCMS), Mission Health today announced it has been awarded a $750,000 grant over three years from The Duke Endowment to support and expand WCMS’ Project Access charity care program. In 1996, WCMS and its physician leaders recognized the real need to create a model of care that […]

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Hendersonville “Music on Main Street” concert series continues Aug. 4 with Gotcha Groove, classic car show

From the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority: Music on Main Street August 4, 2017 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Visitor Center, 201 South Main Street Hendersonville, NC Admission is free Gotcha Groove and Classic Car Cruise-In The Music on Main Street concert on Friday, August 4 will feature a wide variety of music performed by […]

Kids can take part in a watermelon eating contest at the WNC Farmers Market July 28. Photo courtesy of the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

WNC Farmers Market to hold watermelon-eating contest for kids July 28

Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Community Services: ASHEVILLE — The WNC Farmers Market will host a Kids Watermelon Eating Contest during its annual Watermelon Day on July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The contest will take place at noon. Guests can enjoy free samples of N.C. watermelons, and melons […]

N.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services holds listening session on behavioral health July 20 in Sylva

From the N.C. Dept. of Health & Human Services: Behavioral Health Listening Session to be Held Thursday in Sylva RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a listening session on mental health, developmental disabilities and substance use disorder services Thursday, July 20, in Sylva. Feedback will be used in developing a […]

Asheville Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler to file for reelection to Asheville City Council

Press release from Gwen Wisler campaign: Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler will file for re-election to a second term on Asheville City Council today. Wisler, the top vote-getter in 2013, was elected as Vice Mayor by fellow council members in 2015. Wisler has distinguished herself through leadership on public engagement and equity, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, […]

NC Stage hosts free Meisner Acting Technique presentation, July 26

Press release: Meisner Acting Technique Presentation & Scenes with Kelley Hinman Wednesday July 26, 2017, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at NC Stage Kelley Hinman (AEA, SAG-AFTRA), former student of legendary Sanford Meisner and certified teacher of Meisner technique, will be at NC Stage on July 26, 2017 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm to showcase scenes from his […]

RADTIP southern section meetings scheduled

Press release from the city of Asheville: In June, the City announced that staff will need to phase building components of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) due to budgetary constraints. City Council authorized construction of the modified RADTIP on June 27. At this same meeting, Council directed staff to analyze the feasibility […]

Adrian Vassallo files for City Council race

Press release from Adrian Vassallo campaign: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 19, 2017) – Surrounded by friends and supporters, Adrian Vassallo officially filed for the 2017 Asheville City Council race. Vassallo believes that accountable leadership is needed in such a pivotal time for our city. “We are all aware that Asheville has become one of the […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, July 19: Moderate (YELLOW and GREEN)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 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 limiting prolonged outdoor activities. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, […]

Deaverview Apartments community engagement event set for July 20

Press release: Asheville Housing Authority, SNAP to Skills, and Green Opportunities to Host Community Engagement Social at Deaverview Apartments on July 20th The Asheville Housing Authority, SNAP to Skills, and Green Opportunities will host a family-friendly Community Engagement Social at Deaverview Apartments on Thursday, July 20th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This is the […]

Jezoar is 39 years of age and described as a black male with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6’2” tall and 220 lbs. He has a Star of David tattooed on his right shoulder and a pierced left ear.

APD requests assistance locating missing person, Jezoar Demond Resper

Press release: Asheville Police Department Requests Assistance Locating Missing Person, Jezoar Demond Resper Asheville, NC (July 18, 2017): The Asheville Police Department is requesting public assistance to locate Jezoar Demond Resper. He was last seen in Hillcrest Apartments on July 15, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. Jezoar has no known means of transportation and was […]

With degrees in political science/economics, accounting, and business administration, she brings practical skills and experience to the job. She is the current chair of the Asheville-Buncombe NAACP Criminal Justice Reform Committee and the Economic Justice Workgroup, which is working to create permanently affordable housing in place of the currently “sunsetted” affordable housing, which reverts to market-priced housing after several years.

Dee Williams files for Asheville City Council election

Press release: Dee Williams, Asheville Native and First Candidate Supported by WNC Green Party, Files for 2017 Asheville City Council Race Dee Williams, a native of Asheville, filed today for the 2017 Asheville City Council race. The first candidate ever supported by the WNC Green Party, she has been a vocal critic of Asheville’s gentrification […]

City of Asheville to gather input during Disparity Study meetings

Press release: City of Asheville to gather input during Disparity Study meetings To know where you need to improve you need to understand where you’ve been and how you are doing now. That’s the reason organizations take measurements. And that’s the point of the City of Asheville’s Disparity Study, which began in June. The study […]

Rich Lee filed as a candidate for Asheville City Council on July 17. Photo courtesy of the candidate

Rich Lee files candidacy for Asheville City Council

Press release from Rich Lee: Rich Lee Files for 2017 Council Election Asheville, NC (July 17, 2017) Pledging to keep working for the community’s interests “one pothole, one inequity, one problem at a time,” candidate Rich Lee officially filed for election on Monday, saying in an online video, “It’s not about politics, partisanship or personal […]

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