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Asheville Police Department recognizes the anniversary of 911 technology

  The Asheville Police Department today recognizes and celebrates  the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call.   On Feb. 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite made the first 911 call from the Haleyville City Hall.  From that small beginning, 911 technology has become more sophisticated in response to consumer expectations.   […]

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer announces City Manager Gary Jackson’s retirement

Gary Jackson today is publicly announcing his retirement as City Manager of Asheville.   Gary has served Asheville faithfully and effectively since June 27, 2005. He has served with dignity and integrity. The City of Asheville owes Gary a huge debt of gratitude for his leadership and effectiveness throughout his tenure. We will miss Gary […]

Asheville Fire Division Chief and cancer survivor runs Black Mountain Marathon

Asheville Fire Department Division Chief Joy Ponder, third from left, stands with her crew, which has been very supportive as she battled cancer herself. Update: On Feb. 24, 2018, Asheville Fire Department Division Chief Joy Ponder finished the Black Mountain Marathon  in 7 hours, 26 minutes, 13 seconds.   Related coverage, Citizen-Times video of Joy Ponder […]

U.S. Tennis Association pledges $35,000 to Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

  Following its successful and sold out Fed Cup Asheville debut this past weekend, the U.S. Tennis Association announced that it will donate $35,000 for improvements to the Aston Park Tennis Center.   The grant is through the USTA’s legacy program. Started more than a decade ago, the program is designed to leave a lasting mark […]

New Asheville parking citation management partnership has new online payment system

Asheville Transportation Director Ken Putnam displays a plaque from Passport Parking congratulating the City of Asheville on its more than half a million transactions with the online parking platform.     Enforcement officers now using real-time platform for more accurate enforcing   Got a parking ticket? Here’s information you need to know. Passport Parking has […]

Time lapse video: Asheville Fed Cup court build

The 2018 Fed Cup brings international professional tennis competition to the ExploreAsheville.com Arena in Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center on Feb. 10-11 for the USA vs. Netherlands World Group First Round. Here’s a look at what went into building the court earlier this week.     Fed Cup information Insider guide to traffic/parking for Asheville’s first […]

Asheville’s Mardi Gras Parade moves to the South Slope

For a decade, Asheville’s Mardi Gras Parade rolled through downtown, bringing fun and frivolity to the dreary winter season. From 2012-2017, the route wound down Wall Street to Haywood Street and back up around Page Avenue. This year, it moves to the South Slope and will feature a street party along a portion of Coxe […]

City of Asheville fixing winter-generated potholes; how to report one too!

Asheville Public Works Supervisor Dennis Brank (operating the backhoe) rakes fresh asphalt into a pothole while crew member Mark Allen levels the material during a recent break in the winter weather. Klunk-klunk! The harsh winter weather has taken a toll on City of Asheville streets, producing a fresh crop of potholes. You may have encountered a few on […]

Find more local information with launch of SimpliCity 2.0

What do you want to know, Asheville? From neighborhood information to the City budget, mine data on an updated version of the City’s searchable tool, SimpliCity.   First launched in 2015, this award-winning online tool provides useful information on city development, tax values, even trash and recycling pickup schedules.   What’s new with SimpliCity 2.0? Now […]