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 [...]

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer announces City Manager Gary Jackson’s retirement

Gary Jackson today is publicly announcing his retirement as City Manager of Asheville.   Gary has served Asheville faithfully and effectively since June 27, 2005. He has served with dignity and integrity. The City of Asheville owes Gary a huge debt of gratitude for his leadership and effectiveness throughout his tenure. We will miss Gary greatly and [...]

Asheville Fire Division Chief and cancer survivor runs Black Mountain Marathon

Asheville Fire Department Division Chief Joy Ponder, third from left, stands with her crew, which has been very supportive as she battled cancer herself. Update: On Feb. 24, 2018, Asheville Fire Department Division Chief Joy Ponder finished the Black Mountain Marathon  in 7 hours, 26 minutes, 13 seconds.   Related coverage, Citizen-Times video of Joy Ponder and AFD Chief Scott Burnette:

Insider guide to traffic/parking for Asheville’s first Fed Cup

  The 2018 Fed Cup brings international professional tennis competition comes to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center on Feb. 10-11 for the USA vs. Netherlands World Group First Round.   Former world No. 1 and 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, fellow former world No. 1 and seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams, 2017 US Open [...]

Asheville Civic Center Parking Garage elevator closes for repair

  The elevator at the Civic Center Parking Deck will be closed for repair starting Jan. 22. This project is expected to take 90 days. The City of Asheville asks for parking patrons’ patience during this much-needed improvement. City of Asheville Parking Services diligently works toward continuous improvements with integrity, diversity and innovation, to provide convenient, safe, [...]

Asheville snow aftermath: ART buses running, streets cleared

    The snow that dumped 2 to 3 inches on the Asheville area Wednesday continued its impact on ART bus service this morning but all routes are now running. Motorists heading out this morning were cautioned to beware of black ice that may have formed on treated City streets overnight. The good news: Virtually all streets maintained [...]

Wednesday Asheville snow updates: Icy streets, parking garages free and more

Hazardous weather persists in the Asheville area. Many streets are still snow and ice covered and may re-freeze tonight.  Motorists advised to use extreme caution when traveling. Winter weather advisory conditions for tonight call for for black ice and severe wind chills.  Frostbite on exposed skin can occur within 30 minutes.   With 3 inches  of snow and [...]

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