As Asheville City Council heads into an important election year, a variety of new local projects are in the works that aim to increase civic engagement.
Press release from the NC Arboretum: A combination of thoughtful planning and fortunate circumstances has ushered in 2015 as an exciting time of growth and preservation for The North Carolina Arboretum. In the coming months, the organization will embark upon projects of historical and contemporary importance that honor the vision and integrity of landscape architecture. […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – The Asheville Map, the creation of Bruce and Nora Daniel, is picking up accolades at the national level, like inclusion in the NACIS Atlas of Design and a nod from WIRED Magazine. The map, which portrays in full color downtown Asheville and the surrounding region, is […]
An excerpt about Asheville Yoga Center’s expansion from the organization’s blog: We had a major expansion in 2012, opening up our new state-of-the-art, purpose-built yoga studio and tripling our studio size. You all showed up in droves and we are so very thankful for that. Now, just a few years later, we are bulging at […]
Excerpt from the article at the Renewable Energy website: The first biofuels testing lab in the Southeast has opened at the Enka, North Carolina, campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (A-B Tech ). Researchers at the lab “will provide convenient, cost-effective testing of biodiesel to assure quality products are going to market,” says Sam Brake, […]
Announcement from the Environment North Carolina advocacy group: Raleigh, NC- Today, Secretary Sally Jewel and the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM) released the five-year draft plan for offshore oil drilling, and North Carolina is front and center. “From Kitty Hawk to Cape Hatteras, the Outer Banks are one of North Carolina’s shining gems,” […]
On Jan. 27 Asheville City Council will consider several economic incentive deals, apartment development requests and a housing study that will help shape policies for years to come.
Announcement from the N.C. Department of Transportation: The N.C. Department of Transportation is collaborating with the city of Asheville to improve pedestrian safety along Merrimon Avenue and throughout the city. NCDOT will be working with the city and an engineering firm to conduct a study on pedestrian safety. The study will analyze available data and identify trends and patterns to determine primary […]
For the third year in a row, Asheville placed in Orkin’s list of the top-50 cities in the U.S. that have the biggest bed bug infestations.
Announcement from organizers: ASHEVILLE — This Valentine’s Day, area residents and friends will call on CTS officials to “have a heart” by immediately cleaning up all the poisons the corporation left in Arden decades ago. POWER Action Group will deliver signed Valentine’s cards, video messages and a petition with more than 1,200 signatures to CTS […]
Announcement from New Belgium Brewing: Approximately 20 Short Films Will Make the Cut for the Coast-to-Coast Tour Ft. Collins, Colo., – January 23, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing is now accepting film submissions for its 2015 Clips Beer & Film Tour. Selected films will travel to about 20 cities across the U.S., starting in May; […]
Here’s the announcement from the Venture Asheville entrepreneurship initiative. The news was recently reported on the popular national Tech Crunch website. Asheville Angels, a group of angel investors formed in 2014 to invest in startups and high-growth companies in Asheville and across the Southeast, today announces that it has made its first investment, which is […]
Announcement from UNC Asheville: Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and Asheville Deputy Police Chief Wade Wood will present Policing and Minority Communities at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. This lecture and discussion comes in the wake of months of protest and unrest across the United States following police killings […]
Organizers announced via Facebook that they’re holding a Jan. 24 rally at the corner of Merrimon and Coleman avenues to draw attention to pedestrian safety issues. It begins at noon. Here’s their message via the “5 Points for Pedestrian Safety” Facebook event: The hazards of crossing Merrimon – caused mainly by a crosswalks that are […]
Announcement from the conservative Civitas Institute: Civitas Unveils New Website Exposing Vast Left-Wing Activist Network in NC “Mapping the Left” project shines a bright light on coordination between more than 140 liberal organizations in the state RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute today launches a new website that will, for the first time, expose the full […]
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life for kids and communities by promoting active, healthy lifestyles and safe infrastructure that supports bicycling and walking. The group recently produced a report outlining pedestrian safety issues on North Carolina streets and highways. Here’s an excerpt: In the […]
Asheville’s music community is coming together to support one of the city’s most beloved percussionists in the wake of a tragedy that befell his family in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Adama Dembele moved to Asheville several years ago from Ivory Coast and has since made a name for himself as a member of Zansa and […]
Announcement from the city of Asheville: Asheville, NC – February is Black History Month. In recognition, the City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department is producing a number of events at recreation centers across the city. Below is a list of activities for the month of February. All events are free and the public is […]
Press release from UNC Asheville: Promoting exercise, encouraging healthier eating, and increasing participation in health screening programs among members of Asheville’s African-American community are the goals of a new program undertaken jointly by UNC Asheville, ABIPA (the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement) and many area churches. The new program is supported by a $25,000 […]
Patrick Bowen has evaluated housing issues in hundreds of cities across the country. But he’s never seen the mix of extremely low apartment availability and high population growth that confronts Asheville.
“Don’t let Martin Luther King’s death go in vain,” Joseph Fox told the crowd gathered at Pack Square Plaza Jan. 19. He urged them to work in whatever ways they can to spread justice.