Notices from the office of the Asheville City Clerk: Jan. 19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: The Board of Education will hold their Mid-Year Retreat on January 19, 2017 from 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. at the Board of Education Administrative Offices Board Room, located at 85 Mountain Street. Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m.: There will […]
Press release from Asheville Police Department: (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Jan 17, 2017) – On Monday, January 16, 2017 at approx.. 8:39 pm; Asheville Police received a call reporting that a man had suffered a gunshot wound in a vehicle near the 8 building of Deaverview Apartments located at 275 Deaverview Rd. The man was found […]
Press release from Duke Energy received Jan. 13: Duke Energy moving forward with permanent water solutions; details financial supplements State issues preliminary approval of plans to offer eligible neighbors new, permanent water supplies Company will engage communities to gather input CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy today received preliminary approval from the North Carolina Department of […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Garbage collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed with the exception of the Montford Centers, which […]
Press release from Lewis Real Estate and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority: ASHEVILLE, NC (January 11, 2017) – Lewis Real Estate and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) announced plans for the relocation of the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) to the Asheville Office Park at College Street and Town Mountain Road. Previously […]
City Council hosted chairs of the city’s boards and commissions at a luncheon at the U.S. Cellular Center on Jan. 10.
Several local environmental nonprofits sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Jan. 11 outlining concerns about the proposed shipment of liquid nuclear waste from Ontario, Canada to the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River waste processing facility in Georgia. The signers are: Clean Water for N.C., Environmentalists, Inc., Dogwood Alliance, MountainTrue, NC WARN, Nuclear Information and Resource […]
Asheville will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of community events. The annual Prayer Breakfast, now in its 36th year and one of the country’s oldest such events, expects to draw a big crowd. The breakfast’s founder, Oralene Graves Simmons, says, “It is a time to stand up, speak out and unfold the dream.”
The city’s new boil water advisories will be triggered when work on the water system results in a drop in pressure. While testing is being performed to ensure that the water supply is safe, the advisories will let system customers know that a possibility of contamination exists.
On Jan. 10., Asheville City Council approved the free downtown shuttle service offered by Slidr, a request to voluntarily annex a 4.8-acre parcel in South Asheville and an amendment to the zoning approval for the RAD Lofts housing development on Roberts Street. Council also agreed to move forward with a study of voters’ attitudes about district elections for positions on City Council.
The public hearing scheduled for Council’s Tuesday, Jan. 10 meeting on the zoning request for a 185-room Embassy Suites Hotel at 192 Haywood St. has a “100 percent chance” of being continued until a later Council meeting, according to Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer earlier today. No alternate date has been identified for the hearing yet, said City Clerk Maggie Burleson.
Asheville begins making plans for spending $74 million in bond funds. One item on the city’s to-do list: hire new staff to manage the volume of projects planned over the next seven years.
Message from Asheville City Schools: Asheville City Schools closed on Tuesday, January 10 Asheville City Schools will be closed on Tuesday, January 10 due to hazardous road conditions and the current icy status of a few of our schools’ parking lots. The safety of our students, parents and staff are our number one priority. Weather make-up days will be […]
Jason Nortz, Asheville’s most recent development services director, vacated his post in late December. Diane Meek, who formerly served as the department’s business technology project manager, was appointed interim director.
Media advisory from Allied Universal: Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, will host a professional security personnel hiring event on Saturday January 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites at 670 Verdae Boulevard in Greenville, South Carolina. Allied Universal is […]
Press release from the office of the Asheville City Clerk: The Asheville City Council is seeking interested individuals to fill three seats on the Board of Education. Two of these seats are being vacated by Board Chair Peggy Dalman, who has completed her two 4-year terms and board member Leah Ferguson, who has opted not […]
New year, new hotel. Asheville City Council will review its first zoning request for 2017, and it’s a big one: the proposed 185-room Embassy Suites hotel on Haywood Street, across the street from the Hotel Indigo and the Hyatt Place and next door to the Carolina Apartments.
Press release from Asheville City Clerk: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Asheville City Board of Education (“Board”) will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017, in Training Room 203 of The Asheville City Schools Administrative Offices, 85 Mountain Street, Asheville, North Carolina. The purpose of this special meeting is to hold a discussion on […]
Report from Johnson Price Sprinkle: Johnson Price Sprinkle PA (JPS) a leading WNC accounting firm with offices in Asheville, Boone and Marion, NC provides Asheville Metropolitan Area 2016 3rd Quarter Report. The third quarter saw numerous positive all-time records set in the four-county Asheville metro (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison counties). Total employment, Hotel/Motel Sales, airport […]
Announcement from Living Web Farms: Mills River, NC- Do you want to become more resilient and cut down on your fossil fuel consumption? Are you interested in learning how to turn waste products into valuable energy resources? Need a way to heat your greenhouse, shop, or barn? On January 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, […]
Press release from the National Park Service: WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) today proposed revisions to the regulations that address smoking in national parks. The proposed revisions would change the regulation that defines smoking to include the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). The proposed revisions would also allow a […]