Importance of the celebration The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them [...]
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Communities across Buncombe County to consider the future of Pack Square Plaza, Asheville’s most central public space. The City of Asheville and Buncombe County will kick off the start of the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project by launching an online Engagement Hub on the City of Asheville website Friday September 16, 2022. [...]
The City of Asheville is committed to a collaborative and well reasoned approach to identifying a suitable site for Duke Energy’s rebuild of the downtown electrical substation currently located on Duke Energy property behind the Harrah’s Cherokee Center in downtown Asheville. The rebuild of the substation is critical to power reliability of the area. The City’s [...]
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 70 Court Plaza on the second floor. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an [...]
The City of Asheville will hold a 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 11 at the City Municipal Building, 100 Court Plaza. This event is to pay solemn tribute to those who heroically sacrificed their own lives to save thousands of others, and to remember those who helped in the rescue-recovery efforts that followed [...]
In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, City of Asheville offices will be closed September 5, 2022. Here is a look at how City services will be affected. ART bus services The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a holiday schedule Monday, Sept. 5, which is the same as the Sunday bus [...]
Ten of Asheville’s neighborhoods have been approved for matching grants of up to $5,000 to fund self-directed projects. In 2021, the City of Asheville launched the Neighborhood Matching Grants program to support three main goals: Build neighborhood capacity and increase civic participation; Empower neighborhoods to self-determine improvement projects; and Create and strengthen partnerships between the City and community groups For [...]
The City of Asheville has openings on several Boards & Commissions.
Passing a stopped school bus can be a costly mistake. A motorist convicted for passing a stopped school bus in North Carolina can face a fine of up to $200. The result is also 5 points on your license. A significant increase in your car insurance often follows. The penalties for the Class I Misdemeanor of passing [...]
The next meeting of the Asheville City Council will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2022. The meeting will be held in City Hall, 70 Court Plaza on the second floor. The Council meeting agenda is posted at this link. Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.10 this will be an in-person [...]
The City of Asheville is thrilled to announce the participating artist list for Art in the Heart! For more information on the artists and their projects, visit Art in the Heart project on the City’s website.
On the evening of Sunday, August 7, Asheville Fire Department’s Captain Anna Pigman came across a house fire on Fairfax Avenue as she happened to be driving by. Although off-duty, Captain Pigman took initiative to rush into action when she heard a call for help that someone was still inside the building. Knowing she was [...]
As summer break comes to an end, teens can celebrate the start of a new school year with music, games, giveaways, dancing, performances, photo booths, and more courtesy of Asheville Parks & Recreation. Tha After Party: Summer Bash ‘22 takes place from 7-10 p.m. in Pack Square Park (80 Court Plaza) on Thursday, August 18. [...]
Located in Asheville’s Southside neighborhood, Walton Street Park (570 Oakland Rd.) has served as the backdrop for many community events, birthday parties, and family celebrations since it opened in 1939. In 1948, Walton Street Pool opened in the southwest corner of the park. Since April, the City of Asheville and local nonprofit Southside [...]
Asheville’s two public swimming pools will operate on Saturday and Sunday only after the first weekend in August Beginning August 6, regular operating hours for both pools are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 per person.
Register now for the 2022 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Asheville, presented by the Asheville Fire Department. The event will take place on Saturday, September 3, in downtown Asheville. Participating firefighters will run the event in full turnout gear. Registration will remain open until 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 3. The 5K Run & [...]