Asheville Police accepting applications for fall Citizen’s Policy Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites residents to apply for the fall semester of the Citizen’s Police Academy. This free program gives participants insight into the philosophy and policies that govern the Asheville Police Department’s service to the community. The class is designed to give residents an appreciation for the problems and challenges facing law enforcement, [...]

Asheville Recreation Advisory Board recruits new members

The City of Asheville is accepting applications for the Recreation Advisory Board, a citizen advisory board to city staff and City Council on matters pertaining to the operation of park facilities and recreation programs within the City of Asheville, to make policy recommendations to the City Council, and to carry out duties as may be [...]

Development Services changes timeline for inspection requests

New technology being deployed by the City of Asheville’s Development Services Department will streamline the inspection processes resulting in quicker inspection results for contractors. As part of improved efficiency, the timeline for inspection requests will change. Effective July 1, contractors requesting an inspection will need to get their online request in by 6 p.m. the day prior [...]

Asheville greenway committee seeks new members

The City of Asheville Greenway Committee is seeking two new members to begin serving in the fall of 2015. The mission of the City of Asheville’s Greenway Committee is to advise the Multimodal Transportation Commission and City staff on implementation of a system of greenways within Asheville by integrating City and County Parks and Transportation plans [...]

Photo gallery: Chamber Challenge

City of Asheville employees Tony McDowell, Kelley Whitlock, Jaime Matthews and Pete Wall were among nearly 1,400 runners who participated Asheville’s Chamber Challenge 5K race June 5, 2015. (Photos by Dan Phairas) Nearly 1,400 runners participated Asheville’s Chamber Challenge 5K race June 5, 2015, at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of City [...]

Asheville narrows police chief search to four finalists

  Original post Four candidates have been selected as finalists in Asheville’s search for a Chief of Police. They are: Robert Buckman: Chief Deputy of the Loudoun County, Va., Sheriff Office Operations Bureau, Lt. Colonel Buckman has been with the department 33 years. He leads 400 people in the Operations Bureau, including 360 sworn deputies in the Special [...]

Update: City to Livestream police chief finalists presentations

Update: Watch live tonight At 6 p.m. tonight (May 18), police chief finalists will make presentations on a pre-determined subject. Community members will have the opportunity to offer feedback on candidates through comment cards. The event happens at the Wilma Sherrill Center on the UNC-Asheville campus. The City will Livestream the presentation here. Video of the event [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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