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The long and short of short term rentals in Asheville ***Updated with Video***

Updated April 1, 2015: Watch video of the March 25 Short Term Rental forum, including staff reports and public comments, here: Original story below: Short-term rentals are a hot topic in Asheville right now. The rise of online services allowing homeowners to advertise their residences as vacation rentals has become a conversation in communities across the country, [...]

Asheville neighbors represent at 2nd Festival of Neighborhoods

The things that make Asheville great, and the changes we would most like to see, are most often found right outside the front door. That’s why neighborhood organizations can make such an impact both in their own back yards and city-wide. Building a stronger neighborhood network is one motivation behind the 2nd Annual Festival of Neighborhoods [...]

Asheville City Council to host community conversation concerning short term rentals

There is a growing conversation in Asheville regarding short term rentals and Asheville City Council wants to hear what the community thinks. City Council will host a community conversation Wednesday, March 25 in the banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville. The event begins at 5 p.m. with an informal opportunity to converse [...]

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Vance monument restoration begins in April

Asheville’s most iconic landmark is about to get a monumental makeover. The Vance Monument, located at the crossroads of Biltmore and Patton Avenues in the heart of downtown, will undergo a top to bottom restoration beginning in April. Through a generous donation by the 26th North Carolina Regiment to the city of Asheville, the two [...]

Artist Hoss Haley to raise latest work in RAD

Above: Artist Hoss Haley with a model of his “Old Growth,” which will make an appearance in the River Arts District. Asheville artist Hoss Haley’s latest work will take a stop through the River Arts District, emerging over the coming months at the former site of the Ice House off Riverside Drive. In an agreement with [...]

Asheville in Motion design charrettes open process to public

A series of charrettes planned for March 11-13 will give the community a chance to interface with the team designing a city-wide mobility plan. Asheville in Motion is an initiative to create a vision that considers all forms of travel and transport into one design. The charrettes, held at the Renaissance Hotel in Asheville, will give [...]

*** Update *** Suspect arrested in Biltmore Village Shooting

  UPDATED 2:59 p.m. –  Bryant DeAngelo Sanders surrendered to authorities this afternoon at the Buncombe County Courthouse.  He is currently in the custody of the Buncombe County Detention Facility on $700,000 bond.  The original press release from 5:18 AM this morning is below.  The booking photo for Sanders will be released when it becomes available. Asheville Police [...]

Neighborhood groups invited to participate in Asheville Festival of Neighborhoods

The Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) will hold the second annual Festival of Neighborhoods on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at A-B Tech in the Ferguson Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.  Asheville City Council established NAC to help strengthen the bonds of community and improve the quality of life for residents. This year’s festival will feature workshops focused on [...]

Talking about Policing in Minority Communities

Community interaction between police officers and the public they protect is crucial to creating positive relationships. That was the message from Asheville Police Department Deputy Chief Wade Wood at a February 13 talk on the UNC Asheville Campus. Wood and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke and took questions at the “Policing in Minority Communities” [...]