Shrinking the tech footprint

A team collaboration to rework the City of Asheville’s Information Technology Services Department has resulted in a dramatic 75 percent cut to the department’s energy consumption and won the city accolades on a national level. The energy reduction initiative, undertaken over the course of a year, earned the City of Asheville a Technology Solution award from [...]

Bridge named for AFD Capt. Jeff Bowen

Asheville Fire Department Captain Jeff Bowen, who died in the line of duty while battling a 2011 blaze, was memorialized Aug. 15 with the renaming of a bridge that spans the French Broad River in Asheville. In a ceremony attended by hundreds, including firefighters from Asheville and many other areas, a sign recognizing the Capt. Jeff [...]

APD’s message to drivers for the start of school

The Asheville Police Department reminds drivers to be careful and observant as City of Asheville and Buncombe County students prepare to return to school. Please remember that traffic will be congested near city schools and plan your route accordingly. Remember to look for kids at bus stops and be aware of when you need to stop [...]

Three promoted in Asheville Police Department

In an August 3 ceremony in Asheville City Council chambers, Mayor Terry Bellamy and APD Chief William Anderson oversaw the promotions of three of the department’s officers. Sgt. Mark Byrd was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Officer Jackie Stepp was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. A third officer promoted at this ceremony has [...]

Join law enforcement and neighbors for National Night Out on August 7

The Asheville Police Department and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, with the sponsorship support of Target, Inc., will host a local National Night Out (NNO) kick off event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.   NNO is a nationwide, annual crime prevention and community policing event. The local kick off will be at the Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside [...]

Honoring AFD Capt. Jeff Bowen one year later

July 28 marked the one year anniversary of the passing of Asheville Fire Department Captain Jeff Bowen, who lost his life in the line of duty while fighting a 2011 blaze at 445 Biltmore Avenue. To mark the occasion and honor Capt. Bowen’s life and service, a memorial service was held at Asheville-Buncombe Community College. The [...]

20 academy graduates join Asheville Police Department force

On July 19, cadets who recently completed the Asheville Police Department’s police academy earned their badges and the city’s department grew by 20. Gathered at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College and accompanied by family, friends, City of Asheville employees and City Council members, the cadets were sworn in by Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy. “You have finished a [...]

The Bele Chere Top 10 Things to Know: Getting there and parking there

The 2012 Bele Chere Festival is just around the corner, taking place in downtown Asheville July 27-29. As excitement builds for the big weekend, we are presenting “Bele Chere: Top 10 Things to Know.” See more information about Bele Chere 2012 at No. 8: You don’t have to drive You think we would throw a major event [...]

20 years on the force: APD’s Sgt. Danny Holden retires

On July 9, friends, family and colleagues gathered to mark the retirement of Sgt. Danny Holden and celebrate his 20 years with the Asheville Police Department. Holden has a law enforcement career under his belt that totals nearly 30 years, having come to the APD from the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Department in 1992. In 1999, he [...]

Sam Powers named 2012 Economic Developer of the Year

Congratulations to Sam! From a NCEDA press release: 2012 NCEDA ECONOMIC DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED Asheville’s Sam Powers receives the 2012 Economic Developer of the Year Award RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Economic Developers Association selected Sam Powers, Director of Economic Development for the City of Asheville, as the 2012 Economic Developer of the Year in [...]

Ingles Independence Day Celebration, July 4th, 2012

What’s happening on the 4th? Here’s the word from the City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department: The City of Asheville invites you to join us for the Ingles Independence Day Celebration. A free event for the whole family, the festivities start at 4:00 p.m. at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.  The day [...]

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