Asheville Code Purple issued in advance of freezing temps

ASHEVILLE — In response to predicted severe freezing or near freezing weather, a Code Purple has been issued for Asheville and Buncombe County for Dec. 1-3.   The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless Coalition, which is a collective of agencies, faith groups, and individuals experiencing homelessness that works on an ongoing basis to [...]

City launches inaugural Winter Lights Downtown

The Winter Lights Downtown display in Pack Square Park West features a sequence of 7 colors shining on 8 trees.   The City of Asheville launched an exciting new holiday light display this season called Winter Lights Downtown. The seasonally bright display is centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack Square Park, [...]

Asheville/Buncombe County Code Purple extended

ASHEVILLE — In response to predicted severe cold weather, the Code Purple that was been issued for Asheville and Buncombe County for Nov. 19-21 has now been extended through Nov. 22.   The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless Coalition, which is a collective of agencies, faith groups, and individuals experiencing homelessness that works on [...]

Asheville Holiday Parade: Cool tie-ins and need-to-know information

The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Holiday Parade returns Nov. 19. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. nearly 100 entries will file through downtown, ranging from marching bands to high aloft balloons. It’s a time of cheer for the whole city, as people from all neighborhoods gather on Biltmore and Patton avenues in friendship and fellowship. Children [...]

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center to hold hiring fair

Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center (USCC) is hiring part-time, temporary/seasonal staff in multiple positions and will hold a hiring fair Aug. 30. The USCC is owned and operated by the City of Asheville, and provides a fast-paced, engaging environment perfect for experienced workers, as well as those just beginning in the field. Flexible hours, several entry level [...]

Busy U.S. Cellular Center growing its audience

Upcoming events at the U.S. Cellular Center include, from left, the Southern Conference basketball championship in March, Bill Maher on Feb. 20 and the Alabama Shakes April 26.     Chris Corl and the U.S. Cellular Center team have their hands full this month. And next. That’s because Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center is on a roll. It will be [...]

Riverfront redevelopment, transportation improvement dovetail to enhance RAD

Cars travel through a narrow section of Riverside Drive in the River Arts District. More public engagement coming in February Did you know that the roads in Asheville along the river were originally built over 100 years ago? The River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) is designed to rebuild Riverside Drive and Lyman Street to modern standards. The RADTIP [...]

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

The City of Asheville will soon be accepting proposals from qualified, nonprofit organizations based in Asheville and Buncombe County who wish to establish strategic event partnerships with the City for calendar years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Downtown After 5 is an example of an event conducted under a strategic event partnership, one in which the City [...]

Asheville Holiday Parade just one of many special events the City permits

This week, organizers of the Asheville Holiday Parade are making their list and checking it twice. The extravaganza that steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, is an exercise in massive organization. The parade features nearly 100 entries, ranging from marching bands to floats by community organizations, dance troupes, cheer squads and area [...]

Applications accepted for Housing Trust Fund

The City of Asheville Community & Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund. Funding is available for affordable housing development, rehabilitation, or preservation of affordable housing units within Asheville’s city limits. The Housing Trust Fund was created in 2000 to provide a source of local [...]

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