Youth-produced video addresses gun violence

A video produced by Asheville youth addresses the consequences of gun violence by showing the damage it does to communities and lives. The video stemmed from the City of Asheville’s Weed and Seed initiative in which residents living in communities experiencing higher levels of crime participate in solutions to reducing drugs and violence. “The video came [...]

One-stop Development Services shop brings permitting under one roof

As anyone who works in the development industry, or for that matter, has tried to expand on an existing home can tell you, running the gauntlet of required permits in any city can be a long and complicated process. The City of Asheville’s Development Services Center at 161 South Charlotte represents an initiative across city [...]

4th of July celebration and holiday safety

The City of Asheville is pleased to host its annual Ingles 4th of July celebration on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the Asheville Police Department is asking the public to celebrate the holiday safely. The free event takes place at Pack Square Park, and features musical performances by Asheville favorites Skinny Legs and All [...]

Brush collection schedule to change July 1

In an effort to conserve costs and use city resources more efficiently, the frequency of brush collection will change from twice per month to once per month beginning July 1. Revised brush collection schedules will be mailed to residents over the next few days. New schedules can also be viewed and downloaded on the City’s website [...]

Butterflies return to WNC Nature Center on Saturday

The summer months will see the WNC Nature Center hosting more than 20 species of butterflies and moths for the center’s highly-anticipated Beauty of the Butterfly exhibit. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 26 as part of the center’s Nectar Collector Day and will run through August 24. The popular exhibit allows WNC Nature Center visitors [...]

Asheville kicks off RiverWay redevelopment planning process

Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy speaks at the RiverWay announcement In a kickoff event at the River District’s Riverview Station, the City of Asheville announced the launch of a environmental study and preliminary redesign process for Riverside Drive and Lyman Street. The announcement marks a step toward the realization of the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Plan, a system [...]

City’s IT Director to speak at TEDx in Savannah, GA

Jonathan Feldman, Information Technology Services Director for the City of Asheville, will be a featured speaker at the TEDx Creative Coast event in Savannah, GA on Friday, June 18. Feldman was invited to speak about his experiences in fostering innovation in technology organizations. Feldman has worked for the City of Asheville for over five years, [...]

City of Asheville announces 2010 Bele Chere music lineup

The City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is pleased to announce the musical lineup for the 2010 Bele Chere Festival held July 23-25 in Downtown Asheville. Click here for the 2010 Bele Chere entertainment schedule. The weekend will feature 43 musical acts over four stages throughout the festival, many of which call [...]

No-smoking ordinance prohibits smoking on city property starting July 1

Beginning July 1, a revision to City of Asheville’s no smoking ordinance prohibits smoking on all city owned and occupied property. The new language applies to all City of Asheville parks, greenways and the grounds of city municipal facilities. The move is intended to provide a healthier environment for City of Asheville employees and the general [...]

Help avoid bear incidents by being “Bear Smart.”

Warmer weather means an increase in bear activity around Asheville. Recent years have seen an increase in calls to the Asheville Police Department with regards to bears, says APD Captain Daryl Fisher, and Spring and Summer means bears are roaming in search of food. Bears that enter residential or urban areas are seeking out and are [...]

ABC Board launches PSA against underage drinking

On Thursday June 10, the Asheville ABC Board, in conjunction with 12 other boards across NC, launched an underage drinking prevention campaign in Asheville. At a press conference at the Grove Park Inn, ABC Board members unveiled a new public service announcement encouraging parents to reduce teen drinking by staying involved with their children.   Asheville [...]

CAYLA students earn $133,000 in scholarships, incoming class larger thanks to community support

23 students who participated in the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, 10 of whom are graduating high school seniors, have earned a total of $133,000 in academic scholarships this year. And thanks to donations from outside supporters, the size of the 2010/2011 class will increase by 10 students. The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy [...]

City of Asheville Announces “Soft Launch” of New Blog

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce the creation of its new blog page. The blog is currently in a “preview” stage while we complete final details. The blog will officially launch in the near future. The City recognizes that individuals seek information through a variety of mediums and we will continue to explore [...]

City of Asheville Opens French Broad Greenway Extension

Ribbon Cutting at the Greenway Opening On May 14, The City of Asheville and its partners celebrated the official opening of the 1.2 mile French Broad River Greenway Extension. The West Asheville bike and pedestrian route represents the longest continuous stretch in the city’s greenway system and connects to one of the city’s most-utilized park [...]

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