Asheville buses will provide free rides to the polls Nov. 8

Public transportation fare waived Election Day   Anyone who is registered to vote and wants to vote should be able to vote. That’s the basis of an Asheville City Council resolution authorizing a fare-free public transportation day on Election Day,  Nov. 8. The measure was approved at the Oct. 25 City Council meeting. “Voting is the foundation of [...]

Recycling program to expand to Hillcrest and Deaverview communities

Asheville Sanitation crews delivered the big blue recycle bins to the Hillcrest and Deaverview communities the week of Sept. 26. Recycling expands to these communities Oct. 3.   Thanks to the success of the curbside recycling program in the Southside communities, which began in October 2015, more Asheville Housing Authority residents will have access to the program [...]

City of Asheville to hold series of Bond Expos

The City of Asheville will hold a series of informational Bond Expos in October, with presentations led by Mayor Esther Manheimer. A question-and-answer session will follow the mayor’s presentation. Hand-out material with information about the three bond referendums that go before Asheville voters in the Nov. 8 general election will be provided. Here is the Bond [...]

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 [...]

WNC Nature Center director joins prestigious zoos board of directors

WNC Nature Center Director Chris Gentile was sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums Sept. 10. At the AZA’s conference in San Diego, he took a place at the table of an influential international group of leaders in wildlife conservation and zoo management. AZA represents [...]

City of Asheville holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

The City of Asheville held a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 in front of the Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. The ceremony was in remembrance of the 2,996 people who died during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on hijacked United Airlines Flight 93. The ceremony opened [...]

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