Asheville chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup

In a Nov. 14 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has been chosen as site for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup Feb. 10-11. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2018 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public this Friday, Nov. 17.   The [...]

Asheville awarded $4.6 million by TDA to complete the RADTIP Project

Left to right are TPDF Committee Chair Robert Foster, Mayor Esther Manheimer, BCTDA Chair Jim Muth and Explore Asheville President & CEO Stephanie Brown.   The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) voted at its regular Oct. 25 board meeting  to increase its investment in the City of Asheville’s Riverfront Redevelopment Program. The board voted to invest $4.6 [...]

Sanitation experts tell all: The dirt on leaf collection

Assan Salley, left, and Bryant Williams collect leaves and brush for Asheville Sanitation.   Pitch in to help City of Asheville Sanitation staff do their job more safely and efficiently   Those colorful trees decorating Asheville’s yards and streets will soon shed their leaves, transforming their beauty into the dreaded task of yardwork. Dealing with all those leaves can be daunting! Just [...]

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Video: Register now for AVL Alert

Stay up to date on street closings, water outages and other emergency and nonemergency information by signing up for AVL Alert, the City of Asheville’s citizen notification system. Messages can come to your cellphone, email or through a phone call. You can get alerts for multiple addresses to keep up with aging parents, for example. This video [...]

Asheville storm runoff mapped to Mississippi River

Have you ever wondered where the water in the French Broad River goes? Or where it comes from, for that matter?   A new tool created by the City of Asheville Stormwater Services GIS team titled “Wandering Your Watershed” maps out the waterflow — from its many local tributaries, to the Tennessee River, then through [...]

City’s IT department unveils aerial maps documenting Asheville’s development

This 1951 aerial map shows an Asheville before interstates were built. The Asheville Through Time webpage tracks their development as well as other aspects of the city, such as deforestation.       An online tool recently developed by the City of Asheville shows how the city has grown and changed in the past 66 years.   The City of Asheville unveiled a [...]

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