Press release from the city of Asheville: Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer calls on activists to exercise their rights peacefully, with respect for the law, and with respect for others. “Since Charlottesville, the people of Asheville have overwhelmingly expressed that they oppose Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist agendas,” the Mayor noted. “Since Charlottesville, more people have become […]
Press release from the League of Women Voters of Asheville Buncombe County: “We the People” Constitutional Study Hosted by League of Women Voters (October 3, 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14) The history and contemporary role of the Constitution of the United States will be the focus of a “We the People” fall study program […]
Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (August 18, 2017): This morning at approximately 7:40 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to a report of vandalism at the Vance Monument. Upon arriving officers located a group of protesters gathering around the Vance Monument. Several protesters were attempting to vandalize the smaller monument. Four individuals […]
Press release from Mountain Housing Opportunities: East Haven Apartments, 95 apartments planned by Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO), was awarded federal housing tax credits on Thursday, August 10 by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA). The tax credits will generate almost $8 million in private investment for the construction of 95 affordable, energy-efficient, and transit […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: In the wake of the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., the Asheville community condemns the actions of people who espouse hate speak against any race or ethnicity, and especially those who promote white supremacy. Let us be clear that inclusion and diversity are core values of the City […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: After seven years of planning with the community, construction of Asheville’s River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) will begin in August 2017. Please join Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and other dignitaries for an official groundbreaking at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at Jean Webb Park, 30 Riverside Drive. […]
Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: (Asheville, NC) – A rehabilitation project for one of the most popular trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway is underway! A crew with the American Conservation Experience is repairing Craggy Flats Bald Trail, which has become deeply rutted, leading to erosion. To help raise funds for this […]
Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP: Asheville, NC – Tuesday, August 8th at 6:30pm – 8:00pm Asheville Buncombe County NAACP Special Programming will feature, Keith Howard, J.D., an expert in education law, and in the area of advocating for children that attend public school in the state of North Carolina. His informational presentation titled Know Your […]
While other planned greenways have bogged down in the face of rising costs — leaving the timeline for their construction in doubt — a flurry of fundraising, planning and design activity surrounds the planned Woodfin Greenway & Blueway. What does that project have going for it that other greenways don’t?
Press release from Asheville Police Department: (ASHEVILLE, N.C. – July 31, 2017) – On Sunday, 7/30/2017, at 10:37 pm; Officers with the Asheville Police Department were dispatched to Pisgah View Apartments in West Asheville regarding several calls of shots being fired in the vicinity of the 39 Building. Upon arrival, officers located Lavar Ahkeem Bailey, […]
Two years in the making, the proposed form-based code for the River Arts District isn’t a done deal yet. At its July 25 meeting, Asheville City Council sent the code back to the Planning and Zoning Commission for deliberation on removing short-term lodging from the uses permitted in commercial areas of the district.
Press release from N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services: Buying early saves money on admission, rides FLETCHER – The 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair is just around the corner, but fair lovers can save now on admission and ride tickets by purchasing them in advance. “One of the easiest ways to save money at […]
On Tuesday, July 25, Asheville City Council will consider a new zoning ordinance for the River Arts District, a referendum on establishing election districts for City Council, a new Tunnel Road hotel, a self-storage facility and a plan to leverage $10 million in bond funding to promote the development of 485 units of affordable housing, among other items.
Retired attorney Sidney Bach and former Asheville vice mayor have filed a motion to amend the lawsuit they brought against the city of Asheville over its general obligation bond program in January. According to the new filing, the city’s plan to charge property owners taxes to cover principal and interest on the $74 million bonds approved by city voters in 2016 is illegal, since the city hasn’t yet issued the bonds.
Press release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (July 21, 2017): This morning shortly before 5:00 a.m. the Asheville Police Department responded to the intersection of Brookside Circle and Smoky Park Highway after reports of a traffic crash. A single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle occurred knocking the driver off his bike and coming to […]
With the deadline for filing to run for municipal elected office — noon on July 21 — now past, the slate of candidates for Buncombe County elected officials is complete.
Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Kimberlee Archie will serve as the City’s first-ever Equity and Inclusion Manager, effective July 31, 2017. Archie’s career and experience positions her to lead City efforts to support a diverse and inclusive community. She has […]
Press release from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Community Services: ASHEVILLE — The WNC Farmers Market will host a Kids Watermelon Eating Contest during its annual Watermelon Day on July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The contest will take place at noon. Guests can enjoy free samples of N.C. watermelons, and melons […]
Press release from Gwen Wisler campaign: Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler will file for re-election to a second term on Asheville City Council today. Wisler, the top vote-getter in 2013, was elected as Vice Mayor by fellow council members in 2015. Wisler has distinguished herself through leadership on public engagement and equity, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: In June, the City announced that staff will need to phase building components of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) due to budgetary constraints. City Council authorized construction of the modified RADTIP on June 27. At this same meeting, Council directed staff to analyze the feasibility […]
Press release from Adrian Vassallo campaign: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 19, 2017) – Surrounded by friends and supporters, Adrian Vassallo officially filed for the 2017 Asheville City Council race. Vassallo believes that accountable leadership is needed in such a pivotal time for our city. “We are all aware that Asheville has become one of the […]