APD/Southside community working together to solve crimes

Community engagement and involvement played a huge part in a recent investigation into several break-ins in an Asheville community. See this press release from the APD on how initiatives like community policing and “Changing Together” have brought neighbors and police together to fight crime in communities:   On September 2, 2013, three residents of the Southside [...]

Wall Street and Rankin Avenue parking garages get LED upgrades

Two City of Asheville parking garages will been seen in a different light thanks to the City of Asheville’s participation in a newly implemented energy efficiency program with Duke Energy Progress. Utilizing the Duke Energy Progress Small Business Energy Saver Program, the city will replace lights inside the Wall Street and Rankin Avenue parking garages with [...]

Water Resources employee receives state and national awards

A professional association dedicated to quality water services has recognized a City of Asheville Water Distribution Operator with back to back awards for outstanding efforts and contributions to water services. Timothy Burdine, an 11-year employee of the city’s Water Resources Department, received awards from the North Carolina American Water Works Association and the North Carolina Water [...]

Asheville Police Department promotes two to rank of sergeant

The Asheville Police Department is proud to announce the promotions of two of its officers. On Wednesday, November 20, fifteen year veteran Detective Ricardo Martinez and Senior Police Officer Shaun Ward, an 11 year veteran, were promoted to the rank of sergeant at a ceremony in Asheville City Council Chambers. The ceremony was officiated by Asheville [...]

City of Asheville Building Safety Division earns exceptional rating

An audit of the City of Asheville’s Building Safety Division by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) has resulted in high marks for performance and commitment to building code enforcement. The Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) measures effectiveness of building safety programs. Scores range from 1 to 10 with low scores representing the highest quality (a [...]

NEMAC Director James Fox talks about Nov. 20 weather impact presentation

In the below video, UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center Director James Fox talks about the upcoming open house to examine and discuss potential impacts from heavy rainfall events. Original press release below: Open house to focus on weather impact strategies ASHEVILLE – On Nov. 20, the public is invited to an open house to learn [...]

City of Asheville/NCDOT partnership to bring major sidewalk expansion to Hendersonville Road

At its October 22 meeting, Asheville City Council unanimously approved a partnership with the NCDOT that will result in a major sidewalk expansion in South Asheville. The project, slated to begin in 2014, will see sidewalks installed on both sides of Hendersonville Road from I-40 to Long Shoals Road – adding walkability to a stretch [...]

November is “Recycle It!” Month

November is “Recycle It!” Month in Asheville and throughout the month, the City of Asheville’s Office of Sustainability is offering tours and information that spotlight the city’s commitment to solid waste reduction. Halloween may be over, but the Upcycled Halloween Costume Contest continues through November 5, with voting running through November 24. So submit those costume [...]

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

In an effort to ensure everyone has a fun and safe Halloween, the Asheville Police Department has these safety tips: Safety at Home: • Turn on exterior home light • Keep walkways free of obstructions • Don’t allow anyone in your home that you don’t know Costume Safety: • Choose bright colored costumes. If dark colored costumes are selected, affix reflective [...]

Biltmore Avenue Parking Garage earns regional recognition

The Biltmore Avenue Parking garage, situated beneath the Aloft Hotel and opened in August of 2012, has been recognized among the region’s best by the Carolinas Parking Association. Earning an award of merit in the category of New Design, the garage was recognized alongside parking garages from throughout the region. “This is a really exciting development in [...]

Spotlight on Boards and Commissions

Looking for a great way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on an Asheville City Council Board or Commission is a great place to start. More than 250 people serve on 35 advisory boards and help guide policy decisions for the City of Asheville. Each [...]

WNC Nature Center unveils new playground at Saturday’s Howl-O-Ween

This exciting announcement comes from the WNC Nature Center: Round up your favorite ghouls and goblins and head out to the Western North Carolina Nature Center on Saturday, October 26, 10:00 am–6:00 pm for the annual HOWL-O-WEEN event. Enjoy the season with a walk through the Creepy Crawler Cabin along with a variety of crafts and [...]

Neighborhood Profile: Five Points Neighborhood

This is the latest in a series of profiles highlighting the City of Asheville’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. The City of Asheville maintains a list of neighborhoods who have registered as official organizations. Each month we will invite one of these to tell you a little more about the place they call home. If you [...]

AFD gears up for Fire Safety Week with tips for preventing kitchen fires

October is Fire Prevention month, and the week of October 6-13 is a week to focus on fire prevention. The Asheville Fire Department has kicked it off with these tips for preventing kitchen fires:   It’s time for Fire Prevention Week, and from October 6-12 the Asheville Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire [...]

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