As Asheville Police sergeant retires, his son wears the badge

Above, Sgt. Jeff Peterson and his son Officer Andrew Peterson. Police departments around the country are comprised of a tight-knit group of individuals, who commonly refer to their coworkers as their brothers and sisters in blue. The Asheville Police Department is no different. It is not uncommon for multiple generations of blood-related family members to work [...]

People recycling
City of Asheville launches new recycling webpage for America Recycles Day

As America Recycles Day approaches on Nov. 15, we tip our hat to the many Asheville households dedicated to sustainable living practices. And as a City we want to encourage everyone to get involved with this initiative. “America Recycles Day is a national initiative to learn about and highlight individual’s consumption and curb the amount [...]

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

The City of Asheville Community & Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing units within Asheville’s city limits. The Housing Trust Fund was created in 2000 to provide a source of local [...]

Jan Davis Lobby dedicated at US Cellular Center

People gathered at the US Cellular Center on a rainy Monday evening Nov. 9 for the dedication of new Jan Davis Lobby. In August, City Council approved a resolution to name the lobby after their fellow councilman in recognition of his three decades of service and leadership to the Asheville Civic Center. Jan Davis was elected to [...]

Barricades go up for Halloween on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville

There will be lots of Halloween happenings around Asheville Saturday night but one of the biggest parties around town involves a street closing. Hundreds of costumed trick or treaters converge on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville each year for candy-filled extravaganza. And while the children are tricked out in their costumes so are the houses. All [...]

TDA approves funding for greenways, soccer fields and WNC Nature Center enhancement

On Oct. 28, the Tourism Product Development Fund Committee voted to approve funding for a City of Asheville greenway project, and money that will benefit two City-owned facilities. The grants include: City of Asheville – River to Ridge Destination Development: $2.2 million requested; $1.7 million recommended to fund Beaucatcher Greenway, French Broad River Greenway, and Amboy [...]