Buncombe County Schools


Buncombe County high school seniors will still graduate this weekend.  But it won’t be like they imagined. 

Andrew Dundas / BPR News

An educational summer camp for the children of migrant farm workers is in its second year on the campus of the University of North Carolina - Asheville. 

WNC Schools First In The Country To Test Safety App

Jun 17, 2019
BPR, Luke Shealy

Buncombe County Schools will be the first school  district in the country to pilot a new student safety app.      The Vitals App is designed to help school officials respond more effectively in crisis situations involving students with health or behavioral needs.

Buncombe County Schools

One of the two UNC Charlotte students killed in a shooting on campus Tuesday evening was a native of Waynesville and a graduate of T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville.  21-year-old Riley Howell is being hailed as a hero for rushing the suspected gunman during the shooting, preventing further loss of life.  

Health officials have confirmed four cases of pertussis, (whooping cough) in Buncombe County. Three other cases have been identified, which health officials say are connected to the four lab-confirmed cases.           BPR's Helen Chickering spoke with Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services medical director Dr. Jennifer Mullendore about pertussis, the cases and what health officials are doing to help stop the respiratory illness from spreading.  

Here’s more from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: