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City of Asheville Fire Marshal’s Office issues burn ban 

    Asheville, NC (November 30, 20201) — Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits statewide (ALL counties) which went into effect at 5 p.m., 11/29/2021 and remains in effect until further notice.  Due to the low humidity, lack of rain, and higher winds the [...]

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Office of Sustainability shares update on successful pilot program for food scraps composting

  The City of Asheville, in partnership with Buncombe County and Natural Resource Defense Council’s Food Matters program, launched a pilot food scrap drop-off program earlier this year and we are pleased to report it has been amazingly successful.   Two food scraps drop-off sites at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center and Buncombe County Landfill Convenience Center [...]

See an abnormally low or high water bill? Call us

Dear Asheville Water Customers,   Please let us know if you get an abnormally low water bill. Really.  Because an error on the front side could result in a high bill a few months down the road — one you might find daunting to pay the next go-round. And no one wants that.   No one is perfect, including Asheville [...]

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Asheville Police Department re-awarded CALEA accreditation 

Asheville Police Chief David Zack is pleased to announce the department was awarded on Nov. 19 the national Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), marking the ninth time for the accreditation since 1994.   Dubbed “The Gold Standard in Public Safety,” the re-accreditation process occurs every four years and is awarded to a public safety [...]

Thanksgiving Day guide: parade, pigskin and fire safety

  Eat, drink, be merry — and safe this Thanksgiving. It’s a top day for family gatherings and home fires.   Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Available on NBC, on NBC’s website or on the NBC app. Last year NBC partnered with Verizon to stream the parade for free on [...]

Asheville City Manager announces the hiring of two key director positions

  Interim Director of Equity and Inclusion Brenda Mills, and Interim Director of Community and Economic Development, Nikki Reid, have both been promoted to permanent director for their respective departments.   After a national search, Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell found the talent and the passion for public service she sought to fill two important director positions within [...]

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

  City of Asheville offices will be closed Nov. 25-26 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 opens applications and nominations for the Community Reparations Commission

    The City of Asheville Reparations Initiative is seeking nominations and applications for the Community Reparations Commission. Applications opened on November 19 with nominations and applications to be accepted through December 22.   The Community Reparations Commission is charged with coming up with recommendations to City Council to repair the harm done by decades of racial discrimination and [...]

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Asheville Holiday Parade returns — and here’s your guide to the fun

  The 2021 Asheville Holiday Parade returns to downtown this Saturday, November 20, beginning at 11 a.m.   Produced by the Asheville Downtown Association in partnership with the City of Asheville, the parade features more than 75 entries including bands, dance and cheer squads, youth sports, nonprofits,  businesses and of course Mr. Santa and Mrs. [...]

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City of Asheville encourages community participation in America Recycles Day

  The City of Asheville is proud to celebrate America Recycles Day November 15 which promotes the importance of recycling and recognizes the efforts of Ashevillians to recycle right. Taking the time to properly recycle improves our quality of life by supporting a clean, economically vibrant, and sustainable environment.    More than 24,000 tons of trash are generated [...]

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Asheville Parks & Recreation announces Holiday Camp for local youth

    Spend your holidays with us!  Asheville Parks & Recreation will hold its annual Holiday Camp for youth and teens in grades kindergarten through middle school. Camps are located at the Tempie Avery Montford Center (youth and middle school), 34 Pearson Drive, and Stephens-Lee Community Center (middle school), 30 George Washington Carver Avenue.     Camp hours are 8:30 [...]

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City Manager Development Forum returns in remote format November 19 

  The City Manager’s Development Forum returns — in a remote format — from noon to 1 p.m. November 19. During the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, construction and development has continued in Asheville. While the Development Forum will be held virtually with no in-person components, it offers an opportunity to learn about trends [...]