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Local MLK Association and City of Asheville announce 2024 Juneteenth Celebration June 17-21

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, in partnership with the City of Asheville, has planned the 2024 Juneteenth Celebration with the intended outcomes of a diverse celebration that fosters broad participation, promotes community awareness and appreciation, and celebrates the liberation of enslaved people. Dating back to 1865, two and a [...]

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Paving on Fairview Road to begin June 17

Starting the week of June 17, Tarheel Paving and Asphalt will begin paving operations on Fairview Road. The project, aimed at enhancing the road’s infrastructure, will kick off with milling, followed by utility adjustments. To minimize disruptions, Tarheel Paving and Asphalt plans to work diligently, with operations slated from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through [...]

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APR Innovators: Jason Crenshaw

APR Innovators is an Asheville Parks & Recreation series highlighting team members going above and beyond to bring huge value to community members through knowledge, connections, and insight that come from a desire to create the best city possible through the power of high-quality recreation programs and safe parks that welcome everyone.   When did you [...]

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Asheville’s hottest sports leagues to join this summer

Don’t miss out! Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR) has incredible sports leagues and fitness activities for adults, teens, and kids of all skill levels this summer. APR sports are safe, welcoming, and organized with experienced, impartial referees and umpires where the focus is on building community through healthy competition. If you’re interested in getting paid [...]

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Interdepartmental information sharing promotes cleanliness and safety

Keeping our streets clean and safe is a community effort. It takes interdepartmental coordination and community information.  Take graffiti tagging.  It’s more than just a nuisance impacting everyone from repeatedly targeted buildings to residents who want to enjoy the unobstructed beauty of the many murals around our City. It’s also classified as vandalism and a drain [...]

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First funds of the $3-million Mellon Foundation Grant Invested into Boosting the Block Project

On May 28, Asheville City Council authorized $180,000 to fund a contract for community facilitation, engagement, and project support services for the “Boosting the Block” Project, one of three projects funded by the Mellon Foundation to implement components of the Pack Square Plaza Vision Plan. The Block is Asheville’s historic Black business district and multicultural [...]