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RiverLink welcomes Susan Andrew as the agency’s new development manager. Andrew brings experience as a fundraiser through previous positions at Buncombe County Schools, Communication Mark! and as an independent consultant. She and her husband, Mark, moved to Asheville in 1995 and were immedi…

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Free Vaccine Clinics Offered at Asheville Outlets

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Two behemoths of industry joined forces Sept. 24 to celebrate what it means to give people the power to change their lives during IFB Solutions’ 5th Annual Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament at the Omni Grove Park Inn Country Club in Asheville.

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At Mission Hospital, we are keenly aware of the shortage of healthcare workers across our country. The COVID-19 pandemic and our rising hospitalized cases have only served to highlight an already great need.

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The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC-A) have partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to start offering COVID-19 immunizations at a walk-in clinic at 1 Campus View Road.

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The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted to proceed with Phase 2 of the Ferry Road project study. The project, located on 137 acres of county-owned land in south Asheville, could be part of the county’s solution to the perceived affordable housing problem.

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Katie Sollenberger, who lives just outside downtown Asheville in the Kenilworth neighborhood, said she wasn’t 100% convinced when the city announced its pilot program in January aimed at deterring her community’s furry nighttime visitors would work.

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It may have a cute name but Babies Need Bottoms has a super serious mission — to keep infants and toddlers clean, dry and healthy, and to provide mental and emotional relief for families who want the best for their children.

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As a part of this year’s budget process, the city of Asheville has set aside funds within its Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget to help new civic investments by way of a $200,000 neighborhood grant program.

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The 11th annual Justice Forum, presented by Pisgah Legal Services, will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Oct. 7. Attendance at the Forum is free, but registration is required. Register at pisgahlegal.org.

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The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) has expanded the Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools (TAPAS) program into county classrooms. The move was made possible thanks to a partnership with the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and Buncombe County Schools (BCS).

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a federal program to respond to the economic and public health impacts of COVID-19, contain impacts on communities, residents and businesses, and lay a foundation for a strong and equitable recovery.

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Whether you can show up to walk in person in Asheville or are interested in organizing a walking team in your neighborhood, or can only follow along online on race day, the enthusiasm to help end Alzheimer’s is welcome and encouraged when supporters turn out to battle the disease on Saturday…

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Although COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, which means it affects the lungs and other aspects of the respiratory system, it can affect other parts of the body as well, including the heart.

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Beverly-Hanks Realtors announced a monumental closing at 2 Arboretum Road in Asheville. The Sept. 13 sale represents the last undeveloped residential acreage owned by Biltmore Farms available for purchase within the town of Biltmore Forest. The record-breaking property sold for $9,500,000.

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The Asheville Area Arts Council will host a virtual AVL Arts Town Hall at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 21, on implementing health and safety protocols at local live events, and the public is invited to listen in.

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September is library card sign-up month, a time when Buncombe County Public Libraries join the American Library Association and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelon…

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FIND Outdoors, a 49-year-old local nonprofit with a mission of education and recreation for all on public lands, has made the decision to cancel its biggest fundraiser of the year — the Cradle to Grave 30K and 10K trail races — and replace the event with the Race to Restore initiative to ben…

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One of bluegrass’ most award-winning acts, Balsam Range, will move up the release date of its latest album “Moxie and Mettle,” which is expected to be out Sept. 17.

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This year’s IFB Solutions Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament, set for Friday, Sept. 24, at the Grove Park Golf Club in Asheville, will include one of the game’s most accomplished blind golfers.

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Mother Nature packed a gut punch on Aug. 17 that left Asheville and Western North Carolina battered in the wake of Tropical Storm Fred.

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Thousands of students in grades kindergarten through 12 returned to school this week as Buncombe County Schools (BCS) welcomed back kids to in-person learning.

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