Plaque honoring African American brick artisan to be dedicated at Asheville’s Municipal Building

James Vester Miller     Born a slave, an Asheville man went on to leave his fingerprints on some of Asheville’s most prominent buildings. At 4 p.m. July 27, a plaque commemorating the contributions of famed African American brick artisan James Vester Miller will be dedicated in front of Asheville’s Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. Mayor Esther Manheimer will [...]

Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. May 29. The award-winning North Carolina Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Band will perform before, after and during the ceremony. Asheville’s noted choral group The Reuter [...]

Asheville Mayor issues statement about introduction of bill to repeal HB2

Asheville Esther Manheimer released the following statement today:   “Yesterday Representative Chuck McGrady, along with Representatives Marvin Lucas, Ken Goodman and Ted Davis, filed House Bill 186 titled Repeal HB2/State Nondiscrimination Policies. I appreciate Representative McGrady’s and his colleagues’ continued efforts to identify a bipartisan solution that will bring back our conventions, sporting events and further our [...]

Asheville Mayor issues statement about civil liberties resolution

A statement by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer:   With the recently signed executive order, many in our community are worried and scared about what their future holds.  Please know that Asheville remains an open and welcoming community where we recognize that our nation’s strength was born out of our diversity.  Our diversity is to be respected and [...]

NC Supreme Court ruling allows City of Asheville to retain water system

The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a decision. The decision indicates that the Court has overturned the original legislation which allows the City of Asheville to retain operation of the water system. City legal staff is currently reviewing the decision and will issue any additional information as it becomes available. The decision is posted on [...]

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Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer issues statement about hate speech

A statement from Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer:   “A number of people have contacted me in the past week to tell me about incidents of hate speech in our community.” “I am disheartened to learn that members of our minority and LGBT communities have been the victims of hate speech, harassment and intimidation. These disgraceful actions will not [...]

Mayor gives State of the City address

City of Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer delivered her third annual State of the City Address Oct. 4 at the US Cellular Center. The Mayor highlighted the City Council Strategic Vision with an emphasis on equity and diversity and what city is doing in these areas.  “What we can do is focus on our service delivery, our [...]

Asheville Mayor to give State of the City address

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer will give a State of the City address at noon Oct. 4 in the U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall. Mayor Manheimer’s speech will focus on Asheville’s progress in the past year along with the proposed bond referendum and priorities for the future. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Doors will [...]

Asheville City Council approves putting bond referendums to voters

Package would pay for transportation and recreation infrastructure as well as affordable housing projects   Asheville City Council voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election. At their Aug. 9 meeting, councilmembers voted unanimously to take the next step in getting the bond referendums on the ballot. The three bond referendums [...]

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Mayor Manheimer to participate in Leadership Asheville panel discussion

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer will participate in a July 21 panel discussion at the next Leadership Asheville Summer Buzz Breakfast. The topic will be “Asheville’s Direction.” Jim Stokely, president of the Wilma Dykeman Legacy, will moderate the panel. Other panel participants include UNC Asheville Chancellor Mary K. Grant and The Collider CEO Bill Dean. The talk will [...]

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Mayor issues statement regarding HB2

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer has issued a statement regarding HB2:   “In light of the passage of HB2, it is important for the City of Asheville to reiterate our core values of embracing diversity and equal opportunity — captured in the recently adopted vision statement by the Asheville City Council.”   “Asheville is a welcoming city that thrives [...]

Asheville chosen as an AT&T GigaPower city

AT&T announced that Asheville will be among cities where AT&T plans to to expand the availability of ultra-fast speeds through AT&T GigaPower to homes, apartments and small businesses. AT&T’s GigaPower is described as an “ultra-fast Internet service.” Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second over the AT&T GigaPower network let you instantly access the latest online [...]

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