City offices closed Jan. 21

Full announcement from the city of Asheville:

ASHEVILLE – Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – during the holiday.

Garbage and recycling service will occur on the regular schedule.

All Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts facilities will be closed with the exception of the following facilities: city parks, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Asheville Municipal Golf Course, Food Lion Skatepark, and the holiday camp for youth at the Dr. Wesley Grant, Sr. Southside Center which will run from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the camp.

The City of Asheville ART service routes and facilities will operate on a reduced holiday schedule. The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service beginning in 2013. Routes E1 and E2 will experience detours between 12:20 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March and Rally. For route info go to:


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