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YOUth Count team has a needs assessment survey available online until Feb. 27

Press release from Youth OUTright: For the past year, a public working group in our community has been focused on understanding the needs of youth and young adults that are struggling with housing without the support of a parent or guardian. A Youth Action Board addressing Homelessness has helped guide the work. The YOUth Count […]

A week of eating disorders awareness and education in WNC

Press release from Carolina Resource for Eating Disorders: Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders (CRC for ED) and UNC Asheville Health & Counseling Center are collaborating to host a full week of events, bringing eating disorders awareness to WNC. #NEDAwareness Week, spearheaded by the National Eating Disorders Association provides opportunities to share resources about eating, […]

Home base for heart monitoring – How technology helped keep 
Anne Buchanan out of hospital

Informational article from Mission Health: Western North Carolina is known for its long and winding roads. And while the scenic journeys add to the charm of our region, they can be a hindrance for those who need to travel for medical care. Anne Buchanan of Morganton knows this firsthand. The 77-year-old frequently traveled to Mission […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Monday, Feb. 11: Moderate (YELLOW)

Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Monday, […]

Red panda at WNC Nature Center

Fall in love with the red pandas during Valentine’s Day ribbon cutting at WNC Nature Center

Press release from the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation: The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the WNC Nature Center’s new red panda exhibit opens to the public at noon on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, and will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting and the introduction of our new resident pandas, Leafa and […]

The Social Lounge launches music series with Asheville Music School

Press release from The Social Lounge: The Social Lounge and Asheville Music School team up to showcase teachers, students, and supporters in a new weekly music series, every Thursday evening in downtown Asheville. Expect many different genres of music, original songs as well as covers, multigenerational music students performing alongside their teachers, brand new collaborations, […]

Bill Gaither & Gaither Vocal Band perform at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, March 1

Press release from Writer’s Ink Publishing: On Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the US Cellular Center in Asheville, NC, multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the talent of the prestigious Gaither Vocal Band (pictured in attached jpg). The Gaither Vocal Band will […]

LEAF announces spring lineup with India.Arie, Shovels & Rope, Trevor Hall and more

Press release from LEAF Community Arts: LEAF Community Arts is thrilled to announce its dynamic lineup of performing artists for the Spring 2019 LEAF Festival, taking place Thursday, May 9th to Sunday, May 12th near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC. Experience 400+ performing artists representing 9 different countries, 5 family […]

Asheville GreenWorks offers series of free tree workshops

Press release from Asheville GreenWorks: Please join us for Asheville GreenWorks’ FREE Public Tree Workshops, kindly hosted by the Wedge at Foundation. This series of six tree educational workshops will be taking place on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm, starting February 19th through March 26th. Come learn all about trees from local experts! We will be […]

Scientists and experts discuss becoming resilient in a changing climate

Press release from the Collider: ASHEVILLE, N.C., Feb. 7, 2019 — The Collider will host the second in its two-part panel series focusing on the fourth National Climate Assessment on Thursday, February 21, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. The discussion will identify some of the impacts climate change is having on cities and highlight the […]

Arrest of suspect in fire at French Broad Elementary School

Press release from Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: Asheville, N.C. (February, 6, 2019) – The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has taken Justin Edward Caristo into custody in connection with the fire at French Broad Elementary School in Alexander. Mr. Caristo, age 40 of Buncombe County, is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility and has […]

Air quality forecast for Asheville, Thursday, Feb. 7: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. The rating is based on particulate matter in the air. For more information contact: WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, […]

Asheville’s bike/scooter share study seeks public input at Feb. 18 meeting

Press release from City of Asheville: The City of Asheville’s bike share feasibility initiative continues and has widened in scope to include consideration of electric scooters (also called e-scooters). Bike or e-scooter share is a way for someone to use a bike or scooter for a short time at a reasonable rate. Some bike share […]

Our VOICE hosts Me Too founder Tarana Burke on March 14

Press release from Our VOICE: Our VOICE, Buncombe County’s rape crisis and prevention center, will welcome Me Too Movement founder Tarana Burke on Thursday, March 14, 2019, for the Symmetry Financial, AdventHealth and Native Kitchen Break the Silence Speaker Series, Our VOICE’s largest fundraising event of the year. Burke’s movement, which was founded more than […]

**UPDATE: Missing person found** HPD seeks assistance to locate missing person, Elizabeth Dutcher

Press release from City of Hendersonville: **UPDATE: The Hendersonville Police Department has announced that Elizabeth Dutcher has been located and is safe.** The Hendersonville Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing person. Elizabeth Dutcher is a 38-year-old white female with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen on January 21, 2019, at approximately […]

Mayor Mannheimer to proclaim Feb. 23 as Rotary Day

Press release from Rotary Club of Asheville: What:  Mayor Esther Mannheimer will make a presentation to the Rotary Club of Asheville, proclaiming February 23, 2019 as “Rotary Day” in the City of Asheville. Where:  Windsor Room, Renaissance Asheville Hotel, 31 Woodfin St, Asheville NC When:  The mayor will take the podium at approximately 1:00pm, Thursday, […]

Asheville City Board of Education vacancies and expiring terms announced

Press release from the city of Asheville: Seeking Advocates for the Asheville City Schools Serving on The Asheville City Board of Education The Asheville City Council is advertising for interested individuals to apply for the Board of Education. One seat will be vacated by Board member James Lee, effective March 31, 2019, leaving an unexpired […]

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