Mission Health Holds IT Career Fair


ASHEVILLE, N.C. –  Mission Health will host a career fair for information technology professionals Sept. 28 from 3-6 p.m.  This event will be held at Read more »

United Way Seeks Community Partnerships Director


This position supports two key impact strategies of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: 1) competitive grantmaking, and 2) the Middle School Success initiative. Read more »

Voting Gears Up in North Carolina


In early August, the Supreme Court refused to overturn the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that threw out most of the 2013 NC Voter Read more »

Local Democrats Stand Up for Clinton

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer

Three Buncombe County elected officials—Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, State Senator Terry van Duyn, and State Representative Susan Fisher—held a joint news conference on Monday, Sept. Read more »

That’s the Ticket!

By Nelda Holder – Voting officially began in North Carolina on Friday, September 9, when the first mail-in ballots became available to the public—a national Read more »

Peace Month Activities


In observance of 2016 Peace Day (September 21), WNC 4 Peace and partners are now in the midst of planning activities and events open to Read more »

What You Need to Know About Voting This Fall


Timeline for the 2016 Election Sept. 12 – Sample ballots available online at buncombecounty.org/vote or by calling (828) 250-4200. Oct. 14 – Deadline to register Read more »

Johnson Publishing Company Sells Ebony and Jet Magazines

Jet Magazine will be available online.

After a 71-year run in Chicago, Johnson Publishing is getting out of the publishing business. Johnson Publishing Company has sold Ebony, its iconic African American Read more »

A-B Tech Library Dedicated to Don C. Locke

Ceremony to be Held October 17, 2016 A-B Tech Community College will dedicate its campus library in honor of late trustee Don C. Locke at Read more »

Compete for the Titles of Miss Asheville, Miss Blue Ridge Valley and Miss Hendersonville


Organizers of the 2017 Miss Asheville/Miss Blue Ridge Valley/Miss Hendersonville Scholarship Pageant are calling for contestants to compete for the Miss Asheville 2017, Miss Blue Read more »

Stone Soup University

By Maceo Keeling – For those of you who never heard the parable of “Stone Soup,” I’d like to share it with you. In an Read more »

David Dry Receives Fulbright Award

A-B Tech History Instructor David Dry.

A-B Tech History Instructor to teach in Kyrgyz Republic. David Dry, History Instructor at A-B Tech Community College, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Read more »

Mars Hill University Dedicates Two New Buildings

Day Hall at Mars Hill University

Two new buildings at Mars Hill University have made major impacts to the campus landscape, but even greater impacts on the university’s educational mission and Read more »

Local Law Enforcement Recognized

(L-R) City of Asheville Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, City of Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper, Rev. Dr. Keith A. Ogden, Pastor of Hill Street Baptist Church, Carol Rogoff Hallstrom, Esq., Asheville Citizens Police Advisory Committee member, and Rev. Alaysia Black Hackett.  Photo: Urban News

The Stop the Violence Coalition of Asheville, Inc., Rev Dr. Keith A. Ogden, and members of Hill Street Baptist Church recently joined communities across America Read more »

Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Carolyn Finney  Photo: Lynnly Labovitz

Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors (UNC Press, 2014), will speak at UNC Read more »

Forever Living Clothes Closet Opens

Preparing the clothes closet are volunteers Linda Jackson (top back), Patricia Borden (center), and (front) Stephanie Maewether, founder of the Forever Living Clothes Closet.  Photo: Urban News

Forever Living Clothes Closet celebrated its grand opening at the Arthur Edington Center to benefit residents of Asheville Housing who are actively seeking employment. The Read more »

Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter


Monthly support group in Buncombe County. The Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) will host its monthly meeting for those living with lupus, Read more »

Songs, Movies & Moments: September 2016

Colin Kaepernick

A Look at Entertainment by T.J. Moore – San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem in the team’s Aug. Read more »

Ask Sista Girl – September 2016

Sista Girl, I have a question for you: In the movie My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997) there was a line spoken to Julianne Potter (Julia Read more »

Esperanza Spalding Presents Emily’s D+Evolution

Esperanza Spalding

Seven collaborative and five solo albums into her career at 31, Esperanza Spalding is a world-renowned genre-bending composer, bassist, and vocalist. Spalding’s work, grounded in Read more »

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