City of Asheville launches special events application portal

  The City of Asheville Special Events Office now accepts online event applications for festivals, parades, 5Ks, live music events and other events that happen in City parks or public space.   Online user registration has just launched on the Outdoor Special Events webpage. Formerly, multiple fillable PDF forms were posted on the site. [...]

Rosanna Mulcahy joins City of Asheville as Minority Business Program Manager

  Rosanna Mulcahy enjoys working with the business community. She has just stepped into a new role as Minority Business Program Manager with the City of Asheville.   “The new job will allow me to make a difference, which is what I enjoy most about working with the business community,” Mulcahy said.   Her main focus will be ensuring that [...]

Former Asheville Police officer charged, taken into custody

  Former Asheville Police officer Christopher Hickman was taken into custody the evening of March 8, 2018, and charged with Assault by Strangulation, Assault Inflicting Serious Injury and Communicating Threats for actions during the August 24, 2017, excessive use of force incident against Johnnie Rush.   Christopher William Hickman   Here is the press release from the Buncombe County [...]

City of Asheville files petition to order release of additional APD body-cam footage

  The City of Asheville filed a petition today under N.C. General Statute § 132-1.4A, asking the Buncombe County Superior Court to order the release of additional body-worn camera recordings of Asheville Police Department officers relating to the August 2017 arrest of Johnnie Jermaine Rush. A copy of the petition can be found here: Petition of the [...]

Asheville joins hundreds of mayors in opposing Clean Power Plan repeal

  This week, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer joined more than 200 mayors from across the United States to express her support for the Clean Power Plan (CPP) — an essential public health protection and climate change solution that sets the first-ever federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants and helps cities transition to a [...]

Asheville parking garages now feature electric vehicle charging stations

John Himmelheber of West Asheville charges his Ford C-Max energi hybrid at the top of the Wall Street Parking Garage. He said he is pleased to learn of its installation.     Need a jolt? If you park your electric vehicle at one of three City of Asheville parking garages you can charge your car while you are dining [...]

City of Asheville fixing winter-generated potholes; how to report one too!

Asheville Public Works Supervisor Dennis Brank (operating the backhoe) rakes fresh asphalt into a pothole while crew member Mark Allen levels the material during a recent break in the winter weather. Klunk-klunk! The harsh winter weather has taken a toll on City of Asheville streets, producing a fresh crop of potholes. You may have encountered a few on your own street or [...]

Find more local information with launch of SimpliCity 2.0

What do you want to know, Asheville? From neighborhood information to the City budget, mine data on an updated version of the City’s searchable tool, SimpliCity.   First launched in 2015, this award-winning online tool provides useful information on city development, tax values, even trash and recycling pickup schedules.   What’s new with SimpliCity 2.0? Now it [...]

Buncombe Street becomes 2-way as county garage opening nears

The new Buncombe County Parking Garage is expected to open towards the end of February or the first part of March. The garage is part of a new county building adjacent to Coxe Avenue.   As the new Buncombe County Parking Garage nears completion, City of Asheville Transportation Department staff recently established a new traffic pattern along [...]

Nominate someone for Asheville Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year

You know that person who always organizes neighborhood meetings, work days or holiday get-togethers? How about getting her or him a little recognition?   For its second year, Neighborhood Advisory Committee is seeking nominations for an Asheville Neighborhood Volunteer of the Year Award.   The committee seeks to recognize and honor a city resident who has an exemplary record [...]

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Asheville Code Purple extended into February

    With overnight temperatures persisting in the 20s and teens this week, the Homeless Coalition has extended its Code Purple for Asheville and Buncombe County nightly Feb. 1-4. Here is a look at the Asheville weather forecast.   Please encourage people to seek safe shelter from the cold. The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless [...]

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