Race events this weekend, expect street closures

A half marathon race returns to downtown Asheville on Saturday, the first in a series of race events this weekend known as the Asheville Running Experience. South Coxe Avenue between Hilliard and Banks avenues will be fully closed Saturday from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Half Marathon race starts at 7:30 a.m. Additional events on [...]

City of Asheville earns AAA bond rating

The City of Asheville will be able to borrow money at a better rate than most other cities, due largely to a stable financial outlook and a growing, well-diversified economy coupled with strong financial management and reserves. Standard & Poor’s, which provides credit ratings and other financial analysis, recently upgraded the City’s general obligation bonds from [...]

Forensics patrol uses high-tech methods to help solve crimes

We’ve all seen criminal investigations shows like CSI. Their increase in popularity has warped the public perception of crime scene forensics and forensic technicians. The public assumes that every crime scene contains DNA, fingerprints and easily identifiable clues that assist in the quick apprehension of the bad guy. Although in many instances these clues do exist, [...]

Asheville’s 1-2-3 Graffiti Free program runs through Sept. 30

Funding grants for the City of Asheville’s 1-2-3 Graffiti Free initiative continue through Sept. 30. After that date, the City’s removal assistance program will be discontinued. Starting in July 2014, the City began the 1-2-3 Graffiti Free removal assistance program aimed at providing a comprehensive approach to tackling graffiti. Designed to be a 90-day intensive cleanup, City [...]