ASHEVILLE — Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press for a free public meeting in Buncombe County to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the United Way Building in downtown Asheville.

The independent, nonprofit news organization wants to talk about journalism and the news in Buncombe County, Asheville and your specific community. What local and regional issues should receive more attention from reporters? What’s the future of independent media and high-quality news and what does that mean for our communities?

And what can Carolina Public Press offer you where you live, study, work, volunteer, worship and participate?

Meetup Details

Buncombe County News Exchange
Thursday, Nov. 19
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Conference Room 1, United Way Building, 50 S. French Broad Ave., Asheville [map]
Please look for the meeting signs.

This listening session is the latest in of a series of free, public community listening sessions organized by Carolina Public Press, whose staff will visit all 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina this year to connect with readers, donors, volunteers and content-sharing partners during a series of free, public community meetings called The News Exchange.

Carolina Public Press is a regional nonprofit online news service committed to providing the 18 westernmost counties of the state with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting and educational opportunities. Find more at

Carolina Public Press has already held similar public forums this year in Avery, Cherokee, Clay, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, Macon, Mitchell, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties, with participants including residents, elected officials, agency leaders, academics, community leaders and newspaper reporters and editors.

Carolina Public Press is also pleased to partner with WCQS, listener-supported Western North Carolina Public Radio, for this News Exchange meeting in Buncombe County.

WCQS, which delivers its programming over a network of a dozen Western North Carolina transmitters, is a regional nonprofit National Public Radio station and is committed to the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. WCQS and NPR focus on in-depth, quality news that examines and airs diverse perspectives. Find more at

For more information, please contact Carolina Public Press Executive Director Angie Newsome at or 828-774-5290.

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Angie Newsome is the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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