Dogwood Health Trust shares report on agrifood tech opportunities in Western North Carolina, announces webinar

Press release from Dogwood Health Trust Dogwood Health Trust announced today the availability of a comprehensive report that shares innovative ways the region can fuel economic growth in agriculture and food technology (AgriFood Tech). Opportunities for AgriFood Tech in WNC outlines new pathways for economic opportunity and wealth building, particularly for the rural areas of Western […]

New Vera Institute of Justice report emphasizes need for community-based alternatives to support, not punish, women

Press release from the Vera Institute of Justice: Asheville, NC (November 16, 2022) – The Vera Institute of Justice today released Women’s Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County. The report examines how women in Buncombe County are criminalized for being poor and using or possessing drugs, and they are jailed for non-serious, […]

From AVL Watchdog: Board turmoil, employee complaints and lack of transparen­cy on display at Asheville Art Museum

The nonprofit museum has collected millions of dollars in donations, admissions, grants, and memberships, and includes among its supporters Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, courtesy of the taxpayers. In charge of it all is a board of trustees with full authority over the museum’s affairs, and one that operates out of public view, often yielding to the will of its long-time executive director, Pamela Myers.

Visitors reminded to plan ahead for winter travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Press release from National Park Service National Park Service officials want to remind park visitors and neighbors that it is the time of year when winter weather and seasonal road maintenance activities can impact park access on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park visitors should anticipate regularly changing conditions, plan ahead, and be aware of alternate […]

“Building Our City” speaker series resumes with Buffalo’s Bernice Radle, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Building Our City, Asheville’s urban design speaker series, returns on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. with “Small Scale Development Matters Now More Than Ever: Lessons From Buffalo,” a presentation by developer and entrepreneur Bernice Radle. Building Our City is presented by The Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation. “With climate change, automobile dependency, and rising […]