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 neighbors represent at 2nd Festival of Neighborhoods

The things that make Asheville great, and the changes we would most like to see, are most often found right outside the front door. That’s why neighborhood organizations can make such an impact both in their own back yards and city-wide. Building a stronger neighborhood network is one motivation behind the 2nd Annual Festival of Neighborhoods [...]

Positive response by property owners bolsters graffiti cleanup effort

The response of property owners in the City of Asheville to the latest phase of the 123 Graffiti Free cleanup effort has been overwhelmingly positive, with 83% of those notified of tags on their property cleaning or covering the graffiti. “We want to give a big thanks to all the property owners who have stepped up [...]

City of Asheville Celebrates Black History Month

Asheville, NC – Here is the schedule for City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department events celebrating February as Black History Month! All events are free and the public is invited. For information on any of these events contact the centers listed below. Saturday, February 7– 5:00-8:00pm Linwood Crump Shiloh Complex Dinner and a Movie, viewing Freedom Writers. Come enjoy an educational [...]

Have Coffee with a Cop

On January 24, 2015 officers from the Asheville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00am on January 24 at Bojangles restaurant located at 99 Merrimon Avenue. Please contact [...]