Employment Opportunity – Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department/Government – June 2016

  Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department Positions available: Detention Officer I Go to www.buncombecounty.org to search current job listings.

ART Public Meeting

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The City of Asheville Transit Division is hosting a public meeting to discuss proposed changes to ART Route 170 to Black Mountain. This will include: Read more »

Reading Between the Legislative Lines

Bill 873 would drastically lower tuition at five of the state’s universities.

By Nelda Holder – Two mid-May bills in the NC General Assembly, House Bill 1086 and Senate Bill 873, serve as examples of what might Read more »

A-B Tech Community College Renames Library in Honor of Dr. Don C. Locke

A-B Tech’s Holly Library will be renamed in honor of fellow trustee Dr. Don C. Locke, a noted educator, author, and community leader.

Locke has also been honored with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by the State of North Carolina. The A-B Tech Board of Trustees Read more »

A Circle of Giving and Receiving: the Asheville TimeBank


by Kathy Holt A timebank is a means of building a resilient community by connecting people to exchange services, using time as currency.  With software Read more »

Our Poverty Myth

Jill Richardson

By Jill Richardson The illusion that people are to blame for their own poverty goes back centuries in our culture. If you’re poor, many Americans Read more »

City of Asheville Announces Youth Leadership Academy’s Incoming Class of 2017

CAYLA recruits, trains, and places local high school students at meaningful summer jobs.

The City of Asheville has selected the incoming class of its 2017 Youth Leadership Academy (CAYLA). Created in April 2007, the program places Asheville High Read more »

MLK Scholarship Nominees Will be Honored at Youth Celebration

Saim Alam

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Association of Asheville & Buncombe County will present its 2016 Achievement Awards and Scholarships at an event on Read more »

Aviation Program Open House June 27

Aviation Management graduates are prepared for jobs as airport managers, fixed-base operators, flight instructors, flight dispatchers, and more.

A-B Tech Community College’s Aviation Program will host an open house for potential students from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 27 at WNC Aviation, Read more »

Western Women’s Business Center Hosts Second Annual Business Conference

Business consultant Desiree Adaway is one of the keynote speakers.

The Western Women’s Business Center (WWBC) at The Support Center (TSC) opened registration for its second annual conference “Rock the World, Shape the Future” to Read more »

Royalettes Social Club Celebrates 45 Years of Sisterhood 1970-2016

The Royalette Social Club. 1st row (left to right): Joan Mosley, Dolly Burwell, and Sophie Dixon. 2nd row: Justine Baird, Beverly Workman, Janie Harper, Kristie Smith, Frances Shumate, Viola Tinsley, and Rosalyn Valentine.

By Sarah Williams On a crisp day in September 1970 Pauline Worthy called Lillian Johnson with the idea of ladies getting together socially. Together they Read more »

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter Hosts Senior Appreciation Day

1st row, left to right: Sandra Anderson, President of AKA Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter, Joyce Best, Principal of Asheville High School, Viviana Leon, Melia Kendall, Ariadna Martinez, Jasmine Washington, and Keaira Workman. 2nd row: Raekwon Griffin, Cedetria Tranchant, Taygan Caldwell, Jasmine Lee, Sierra Arant, Jayla Bunn, and Taekwon Griffin, and AKA members Verita Woods and Brenda Wilkerson.  Photo: Urban News

By Sarah Williams Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Gamma Omega Chapter, hosted its annual Senior Appreciation Day on May 21, 2016, at Tried Stone Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: June 2016

Gabrielle Union

A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore – Fans of Being Mary Jane have been concerned about the future of the show since creators Mara Read more »

Ask Sista Girl – June 2016

Sista Girl: I am 26 years of age and I am in love with a wonderful man who is 35 and has been married before, Read more »

How I See the World

Jasmine is a 2016 graduate of Asheville High School.

Art Exhibit by Jasmine Washington “How I See the World,” an art exhibit by Jasmine Washington, is on display through June 30 in Galleries 1 Read more »

Smithsonian Exhibition Explores America’s Workforce

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CHARLOTTE, NC – The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) is inviting cultural and civic organizations in the state’s rural areas to apply to host “The Read more »

Project Lighten Up

Community Summer Day Camp, held June 13 to August 5, 2016 at Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Asheville. Camp hours will be Monday through Read more »

Pop-Up Dinners Kick-Off

Dinners take place on Thursday evenings, with seatings at 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Green Opportunities Kitchen Ready Cycle 12 Pop-Up Dinners kick-off at Southside Kitchen, located at the Edington (former Reid) Center located at 133 Livingston Street. Pop-Up Read more »

Stand on Faith and Fight

By Maceo Keeling – When in the course of our daily lives we are confronted with things that we don’t understand, we often say, “That Read more »

CoThinkk: Tipping the Scale Towards Positive Outcomes


Buncombe County Department of Health & Human Services June 2016 (PDF) Are you tough enough? If you have what it takes and want to make Read more »

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