US Fed Cup Team to return to Asheville in 2019

In a Oct. 30 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has once again been chosen as a site for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup Feb. 9-10. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public [...]

E-scooters seen in Asheville despite multiple ordinance violations

Update on status of BIRD e-scooters in Asheville (12pm  Saturday, October 27) On October 27, 2018, at 11:00 AM, the Honorable Judge Alan Z. Thornburg issued a Temporary Restraining Order enjoining Bird Rides, Inc. (“Bird”) from operating its scooter sharing/rental business within the corporate limits of the City of Asheville. Pursuant to the Order, Bird [...]

Asheville City Council adopts 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

  Envision a clean energy future for the City of Asheville. That’s a City powered entirely by renewable energy through multiple strategies.   It’s not as far-fetched as you may think. Aspen, Colo., is already powered by 100% renewable electricity — a mix of approximately 50% wind, 45% hydropower, and the remaining 5% from solar and landfill gas. [...]

APD announces transition to national crime reporting system

The Asheville Police Department has transitioned to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS collects data on each single crime occurrence and provides information on incidents, offenses, victims and known offenders for 52 specific crimes in 24 major offense categories. The previous method of reporting under the North Carolina Incident Based Reporting (IBR) collected and [...]

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City Council names Debra D. Campbell Asheville City Manager

After a competitive nationwide search, Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council are pleased to announce that they have named Debra D. Campbell as Asheville’s next City Manager.   At its Oct. 17 meeting, City Council voted unanimously to name Campbell to the top job.   Moment of the vote and remarks afterward Campbell comes to Asheville from the City of Charlotte, [...]

30th Warren Haynes Christmas Jam to be a 2-night stand at USCC

Warren Haynes performing with Grace Potter.   The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam will return to Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center for a 2-night run Dec. 7-8, the organization announced. The lineup will feature Dave Grohl, Grace Potter, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson and many more musicians. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Asheville Habitat for Humanity. Pre-sale VIP tickets [...]

WNC Nature Center’s Education Program recognized with national award

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Western North Carolina Nature Center has been recognized with AZA’s 2018 Education Award for significant achievement in the “Expanding Impact through Targeted Low Income Outreach Education” program. The WNC Nature Center received this national award during AZA’s September conference in Seattle.   The AZA [...]

Asheville City Council to hold called meeting to vote on City Manager candidate

Asheville City Council will hold a special meeting at 4 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Council Chamber, Second Floor of City Hall, to vote on executing a contract with the anticipated City Manager candidate.   City Council’s initial intention had been to hold a community meet-and-greet for the finalists; however, the anticipated candidate was so well aligned [...]

Asheville roads reopen following some flooding

Tropical Storm Michael rolled through the Carolinas Thursday, causing the City of Asheville to close some street as the Swannanoa and French Broad rivers briefly jumped their banks in some places. All roads have now reopened. Public Works crews worked overnight to clean mud and debris off of Azalea and Swannanoa River roads so that they could [...]