Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites Buncombe County residents to apply for the spring semester of the Citizen’s Police Academy. Classes will begin on March 3 and will be held  from 5:30-9 p.m. every Thursday for 14 consecutive weeks.   The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that provides citizens with insight into the philosophies, policies and guiding [...]

Snow recovery updates: Trash collection, bus service, streets and parking garages

The City of Asheville’s Sanitation Division has cancelled trash and recycling collection today due to snow-covered and icy roads. Here is the revised trash and recycling collection for this week: Tuesday collect on Tuesday. Wednesday collect on Wednesday. Thursday collect on Thursday. Monday collect on Friday. Normally there is no Friday collection. All routes are serviced Monday through Thursday. Brush collection has [...]

Asheville shelters continue CODE PURPLE activation, provide emergency cold weather services

ASHEVILLE — In response to the severe cold weather, Asheville area shelters are offering emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing homelessness and would not otherwise have a safe, warm place to stay. To minimize risk to people in Asheville and Buncombe County, when the temperature falls below 32 degrees (or the equivalent [...]

City invites public to meeting on Asheville’s stormwater management

ASHEVILLE — The City of Asheville is performing a stormwater drainage assessment city-wide in order to identify capital projects that might be needed within the next decade. A public information meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center (NEMAC) in the Grove Arcade on Page Avenue. The [...]

City of Asheville names new Development Services Department Director

Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson is pleased to announce that Assistant Development Services Department Director Jason Nortz will become DSD director, effective Jan. 22. Recently appointed Development Services Director Wayne Clark has decided to return Port Orange, Fla., where he served as community development director. Port Orange leaders launched a vigorous campaign for his return, and [...]

ART Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday service and detours

Asheville Redefines Transit bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18. Also, during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration/march, ART Routes E1 and E2 routes will detour from approximately 12:30-1 p.m., or until the march clears. These routes will use Biltmore Avenue, South [...]

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