Asheville Police searching for Rospel Alejandro Meza-Montelongo

From the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Searching for Rospel Alejandro Meza-Montelongo Asheville, NC (July 13, 2016): The Asheville Police Department is searching for Rospel Alejandro Meza-Montelongo. Meza-Montelongo has outstanding warrants for Assault on Female, Communicating Threats, Assault by Strangulation and Felonious Restraint. He is believed to be in the South Asheville / Airport […]

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One less Crank[e] amongst us: On the passing of Ken Hanke

The inimitable Ken Hanke died yesterday evening. He had been ailing from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for some years and was feeling ill in the last few days. Ken informed, entertained, challenged, irritated and enthralled readers for years with his movie reviews, thousands of them. He was also an inspiring force behind the Asheville Film […]

Asheville gymnast makes American Ninja Warrior finals, again

From the press release: Asheville, NC- Four-time Olympic gymnastic coach Miles Avery and his U.S. Olympic Gold Medal protege Paul Hamm, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hamm), competed in tonight’s (7/27/16), American Ninja Warrior contest on NBC. Mr. Avery (Asheville, NC) finished well enough to make the Philadelphia, PA finals at the age of 57, making him, once more, the […]

Air quality forecast for Friday, June 24: YELLOW

Friday, June 24, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter WNC Regional Air […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, June 23: YELLOW

Thursday, June 23, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activity. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 South Lexington Avenue, Suite 101 Asheville, NC […]

Asheville Police Department conducting rapid deployment training at Isaac Dickson School

Asheville Police Department press release: Asheville, NC (June 22, 2016): The Asheville Police Department, in partnership with the Asheville Fire Department and Buncombe County EMS, are participating in a rapid deployment exercise at the current Isaac Dickson Elementary School (90 Montford Avenue) today from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. During this exercise officers, firefighters and […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, June 22: YELLOW

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101 Asheville, NC 28801 828-250-6777 828-250-6222 fax www.wncairquality.org

Asheville City Schools tentatively lauds Dept. of Justice directive on transgender students

Media Statement from Asheville City Schools May 13, 2016 Today we received the 8-page joint guidance from U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Education designed to help us ensure the civil rights of transgender students. Although we are still reviewing that document, we are pleased that it appears to be aligned with our […]

Group plans “prayer chain” for Gov. McCrory visit to Asheville

Chad Nesbitt, Andrew Sluder, Wendell Runion and Carl Mumpower are inviting what they term the “disorganized conservative movement” to stage a counterprotest to an alleged progressive demonstration at the Governor’s Western Residence this Saturday, when Gov. Pat McCrory will be staying there. Here’s the  email from Carl Mumpoweer: — Our Elected Officials Are Right on […]

Launch Trampoline Park holds grand opening March 26

Press release: Jump Up and Celebrate: Launch Asheville Hosts Grand Opening Saturday, March 26th! Co-founder and three-time Super Bowl Champion Ty Law to attend WHAT: Launch Trampoline Park, an indoor sports and family entertainment facility, is opening its newest park in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday, March 26th. Launch is a year-round destination-entertainment center of […]

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Air quality: Code YELLOW for Friday, March 11

Friday, March 11, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101 Asheville, NC 28801 828-250-6777 828-250-6222 […]

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Air quality forecast for Wednesday, March 9: YELLOW

Wednesday, March 9, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101 Asheville, NC 28801 828-250-6777 www.wncairquality.org

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Air quality rated YELLOW today, Tuesday, March 8

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101 Asheville, NC 28801 828-250-6777 www.wncairquality.org

A-B Tech receives $100 thousand for Embedded Entrepreneur program

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: College Receives Funding for Embedded Entrepreneur Program A-B Tech Community College was awarded a $100,000 grant from the A-B Tech Educational and Entrepreneurial Foundation for its Embedded Entrepreneur program. The Embedded Entrepreneur Program offers an innovative approach to assisting startup and growth-stage companies in reaching new levels of […]

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Air Quality is rated YELLOW today, March 7

Monday, March 7, 2016, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. https://xapps.ncdenr.org/aq/ForecastCenter Please call our office if you have any questions. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101 Asheville, NC 28801 828-250-6777 828-250-6222 […]

Creative revenue-generating scam: the bogus ticket

Keeping Asheville weird: Bogus parking tickets discovered in downtown Asheville— Updated with a twist

Update March 4, 4:50 p.m.: The city of Asheville gets “Rickrolled.” In a fun twist that no one checked at first, the QR code on the fake parking tickets doesn’t ask for money, and yet it doesn’t give you up or let you down either. The latest news from the city of Asheville: Someone is […]