City of Asheville launches recycling pilot project in Asheville Housing Authority communities

The City of Asheville strives to be a leader in sustainability, stating in the City Council’s Strategic Operating Plan the goal of taking sustainability practices to the next level by implementing ways to reduce city-wide solid waste. With the Zero Waste AVL recycling program, the City is making strides towards reducing the trash sent to [...]

Asheville Police Department launches ‘Sober Hero’ campaign

The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with the Asheville Alcoholic Board of Control (ABC), kicked off the “Sober Hero” campaign on October 10 at the Oktoberfest event in downtown Asheville.   Rather than promoting the designated driver, this campaign promotes the sober driver – that is someone who has a system free of all drugs and alcohol. [...]

New time capsule to be installed under Vance Monument

Asheville and Buncombe County will install a new time capsule under the Vance Monument during a 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 ceremony in downtown Asheville. The 2115 Asheville Buncombe Time Capsule replaces an 1896 time capsule that was unearthed earlier this year during the restoration of the Vance Monument. The new time capsule will be opened [...]

City of Asheville earns AAA bond rating

The City of Asheville will be able to borrow money at a better rate than most other cities, due largely to a stable financial outlook and a growing, well-diversified economy coupled with strong financial management and reserves. Standard & Poor’s, which provides credit ratings and other financial analysis, recently upgraded the City’s general obligation bonds from [...]

City kicks off Watch for Me pedestrian, bicyclist safety campaign

Asheville’s multimodal mindset is one of its assets. But as we move toward environmentally and healthy practices of bicycling and walking to our destinations people sometimes find themselves in the crosshairs at intersections. Add to that equation the brisk tourist traffic and a vibrant busking scene in downtown Asheville. Sometimes our sidewalks appear to be spilling [...]

Asheville area law enforcement officers receive bicycle/pedestrian laws training

Asheville area law enforcement officers recently received special training about enforcing bicycle and pedestrian safety laws as part of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Watch for Me NC campaign.   Representatives from the Asheville Police Department’s Downtown Unit and the Traffic Safety Unit attended a one-day seminar July 22 at Asheville-Buncombe Community Technical College. The training [...]

*** Update *** Suspect arrested in Biltmore Village Shooting

  UPDATED 2:59 p.m. –  Bryant DeAngelo Sanders surrendered to authorities this afternoon at the Buncombe County Courthouse.  He is currently in the custody of the Buncombe County Detention Facility on $700,000 bond.  The original press release from 5:18 AM this morning is below.  The booking photo for Sanders will be released when it becomes available. Asheville Police [...]

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