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 […]

Prizes offered to this weekend’s Give!Local donors

Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes this weekend, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during Give Weekend — between Friday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 22 — via the givelocalguide.org website, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic […]

Asheville School of Film announces December film class lineup

Asheville School of Film recently announced its December film classes: Asheville School of Film is a new, local film school focused on providing affordable part-time and weekend classes in film production for all experience levels. The founders and primary instructors of the school have decades of experience as film school instructors and professionals. They are […]

Asheville Police continue search for Alexandra King and Tatianna Diz

Statement from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (November 3, 2015): The Asheville Police Department continues to place the utmost priority on locating Alexandra King and Tatianna Diz. A search plan is in place and incorporates the Asheville Fire Department rescue boats and dive team. Investigators continue to follow-up with significant leads and analyze evidence […]

City of Asheville hires Wayne Clark as new development services director

After a nationwide search, the city of Asheville has filled the position of development services director. Wayne Clark will take the reins from interim Director Jason Nortz, effective Nov. 23. Nortz has served as interim director since June. “We are pleased to fill the critical Development Services Director position with such a proven leader. I […]