Category: Local News

Heating Assistance Applications (LIEAP) to be Accepted Dec. 1

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced that the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) will be accepting applications beginning Dec. Read more »

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Asheville Police Chief Announces Retirement

ASHEVILLE, NC – Chief William Anderson today announced his retirement from the Asheville police department, effective December 31. Chief Anderson retires with 37 years of Read more »

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Local Group Receives Humanities Award

Each year the North Carolina Humanities Council presents the Harlan Joel Gradin Award for Excellence in the Public Humanities. Significant projects reflect, affirm, and promote Read more »

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Asheville NAACP Recognizes Local Leaders

By Johnnie Grant The Asheville NAACP recently held its 81st Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet. The keynote speaker for the evening was Reverend Curtis E. Read more »

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Initiative Launched to Increase Local Food Access

by Scott Bunn Two of North Carolina’s leading local-food and farmer-advocacy organizations have joined forces on a major new initiative to increase farmer direct sales Read more »

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Buncombe County Goes Purple

October Begins Domestic Violence Prevention Month in Buncombe County. If you’re downtown in October and the Buncombe County Courthouse looks a little purple, it’s not Read more »

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Save Our Asheville Post Office

Support keeping the Asheville mail processing plant open and maintaining the strongest public post office in North Carolina. Sign a petition to The United States Read more »

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Asheville Police Chief Anderson Speaks About Ferguson, MO Concerns

Events in Ferguson, Missouri, have sparked a national conversation about police procedures, equipment and response to citizens demonstrating in the face of tragedy.

 Given these Read more »

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Asheville Receives Grant for East of Riverway Multimodal Project

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was in Asheville to announce a $14.6 million TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant for the Read more »

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Early Voting Days Restored in Ohio, But Not in NC

A federal judge ruled September 4 that cuts to early voting in Ohio must be restored in time for the November election. The American Civil Read more »

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