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Buncombe County, City of Asheville issue local action to reduce COVID-19 transmission

    After seeing some stability only a couple of weeks ago, Buncombe County has identified 5,375 total cases of COVID-19. We are consistently adding 60 new cases a day on average. We now have experienced 125 COVID-19 related deaths – each one of these a neighbor of ours, a person who lived here with us.   Our key [...]

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Asheville Police Department encourages residents to use online reporting tool

    The Asheville Police Department is encouraging individuals who want to report certain types of non-emergencies to use the Police to Citizen tool (P2C) available online by visiting  https://ashevillepd.policetocitizen.com.   It is crucial to remember that this tool is not a replacement for calling 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.   The online reporting module allows [...]

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Following governor’s order, ART bus riders to be required to wear masks, max capacity reduced to 10

  In accordance with Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order 180, City of Asheville Transit will begin enforcing face covering requirements for riders and will reduce the maximum passenger capacity per bus to 9 people plus the driver beginning at 5 p.m.  Nov. 25.   On Nov. 23, Governor Cooper issued PostAsheville Redefines TransitFeaturedNewsTransit

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City offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday; Asheville Sanitation collection, ART bus service alter schedules

    City of Asheville offices will be closed Nov. 26-27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The following City services will be affected as well.   ART bus service ART service will not run on Thanksgiving Day. For more information, including routes and schedules, please visit the ART Transit station at 49 Coxe Ave., download the

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City of Asheville releases draft Noise Ordinance revisions, launches survey 

  The City of Asheville’s Noise Ordinance revisions are getting closer to Council consideration. But before staff brings them to Council, we want to bring them to you, our residents.   Visit the City’s informational webpage about the Noise Ordinance to review the draft revisions and take a survey about the draft.   These Noise Ordinance [...]

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Asheville Police offer tips to protect your purchases this holiday season

  Getting into the holiday spirit in 2020 might have many focusing on making adjustments to their traditions or maybe even considering alternatives, due to COVID-19 precautions. However, officers with the Asheville Police Department request residents remember an unfortunately common holiday season problem — theft. From “porch pirate” package theft, to theft from [...]

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City of Asheville invites the community to a virtual ribbon cutting and tour of renovated ART Transit Center

  Renovations to the Transit Center on Coxe Avenue are nearly complete and the City of Asheville invites the community to a virtual ribbon cutting and tour of the improved facilities.   The virtual event will debut a video tour of the Transit Center at noon Nov. 17. The video tour will also be [...]

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Asheville Water Resources to replace water lines in seven areas

  Asheville Water Resources has identified seven areas for neighborhood water line replacements from late 2020 through 2021. This includes multiple water lines along bustling South Tunnel Road, which will be transferred to a newer larger existing waterline; 950 lineal feet of water line on Brevard Road; and other projects, including two residential areas in Buncombe [...]

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Asheville residents to be offered bear-resistant trash cans in pilot program

  Asheville’s urban bears looking for an easy trash can meal may find the trash can just won’t open, under a pilot program of bear-resistant trash carts.   Hopefully, this will make our neighborhoods safer for area residents — and the bears.   A resolution approved by Asheville City Council Nov. 10 amended the City’s Fees [...]

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One week left for public comment on City of Asheville’s draft 5-Year Consolidated Plan 

    After more than a year of community engagement and study, the City of Asheville Department of Community and Economic Development is ready to release the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 5-Year Consolidated Plan. Still in final draft form, the Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions assess their affordable housing [...]

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 Scaffolding and fencing to accompany Asheville City Hall belfry repair

  A project to repair the Asheville City Hall belfry roof begins this week. Workers will restore the original 1927 terracotta roof tiles and masonry. The belfry is the very top of the building – think pink tiles and chimes. Deliveries of scaffolding and fencing materials begin Nov. 9. Fencing will be installed around the perimeter of the building [...]

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Asheville City Council continues remote meetings and here’s how to participate

  While the City of Asheville has reopened its public-facing offices in a limited capacity, for safety and to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 meetings will remain virtual at this time. That includes the 5 p.m. Nov. 10 City Council meeting.  Here’s what you need to know to watch/listen and/or to participate in the Council meeting. This [...]