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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Downtown Association endorses public input process for Haywood Street parcels

The Asheville Downtown Association announced today that its board of directors has endorsed a public input process led by the Asheville Design Center to find acceptable uses for city-owned parcels near 76 Haywood Street and 39 Page Avenue. The ADA committed $5,000 early in the process to promote the input process. The ADA issued a […]

Asheville Grown Business Alliance — profile

“With Asheville’s unprecedented growth and tourist traffic, we face new challenges and opportunities,” says Franzi Charen, founder and director of Asheville Grown Business Alliance, a grassroots movement helping level the playing field for locally owned businesses. “We want to foster a more in-depth conversation about what we want this community to look like 20 to 50 […]

Asheville names new director to Developmen­t Services Department

Just two months after taking the reins, Development Services Director Wayne Clark will step down Jan. 22 to return to Port Orange, Fla., after that city successfully wooed him back. He had served as Port Orange’s community development director. Asheville City Manager Gary Jackson announced today that Jason Nortz will take over Clark’s position. Prior […]

Groups contest Duke Energy’s application for new gas-fired plant in Asheville

Press release: Groups Contest Duke Energy’s Application for New Gas-fired Plant Regulators can’t let Duke skip full-blown review process based on senator’s gift Statement by Director Jim Warren: Durham, NC – State regulators must fully examine Duke Energy’s upcoming application to build a large gas-fired power plant or reject the plant. The project is already […]