Asheville’s leaf season is upon us and there is a change this year

Because of a dry spring and summer, Asheville should see a spectacular fall leaf season, according to Western Carolina University’s autumnal season prognosticator Kathy Mathews. Peak color could come to the City of Asheville by the middle of October this year. And as the trees put on their fall fireworks show, they’ll begin to shed those [...]

Asheville Police Department swears in five new officers

On July 8, the Asheville Police Department swore in five new officers. These officers were the most recent graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course. The 620-hour course is spread over 16 weeks. Training is comprised of 36 separate blocks of instruction to include topics such as firearms, driver training, motor vehicle law, [...]

Asheville water outages scheduled

The City of Asheville Water Resources Department has several water interruptions scheduled this week: July 6-7, 9 p.m. to 6 p.m.: North District, the affected areas are Merrimon Avenue from Larchmont Drive, to Lakeshore Drive and from Lakeshore Drive to Red Oak Road, Also to included Sandon Drive, Sandon Circle, Colonial Place, Horizon Hill , Cambridge Road, [...]

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 [...]

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