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City of Asheville offices close for Thanksgiving holiday

ART bus service suspended on Thanksgiving Day as well   Asheville City government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Here is a roundup of City service holiday schedules.   ART bus service ART bus service will be suspended Nov. 22, in observance of the […]

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Code Purple extended as icy weather is expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. Because of that, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition has extended its CODE PURPLE overnight through Nov. 15-16. The purpose of the CODE PURPLE procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County, North Carolina shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter […]

Asheville holiday lights expand to Biltmore Village, Pritchard Park

  The City of Asheville is excited to announce it will partner with local organizations to expand the holiday lights program, newly named Local Lights.   The purpose of the program is to encourage families to visit commercial districts during the holiday season to eat, shop and enjoy holiday festivities.   The N.C. Arboretum continues […]

Come learn about the City’s affordable housing bond progress at open house

Please note corrected date.   On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the City of Asheville will host an open house about the potential to create affordable housing on two City-owned properties. Everyone is invited to attend!   The drop-in style event happens from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 S. […]

Coxe Avenue transformed for ‘tactical urbanism’ multimodal exercise

Drone photo by Justin Mitchell Have you visited Coxe Avenue recently? You will find it has changed, and in an interesting way.   Colorful temporary active transportation improvements were installed on the downtown street the weekend of Nov. 3-4 in a multimodal collaboration project called “Tactical Urbanism.”   Though the use of planters, paint and […]

Asheville Holiday Parade to impact bus routes, include street closings

  The Asheville Downtown Association’s annual Asheville Holiday Parade happens from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in downtown Asheville. The parade route runs up Biltmore Avenue to Pack Square, then turns to go down Patton Avenue. Hundreds show up for this festive community event, so please plan ahead. There will be traffic and […]

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Interim City Manager Cathy Ball announcement: Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper to resign

A message from Interim City Manager Cathy Ball: The purpose of this communication is to share news that Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper has given notice of her resignation, with an effective date of Jan. 2, 2019, to pursue consulting opportunities.   Chief Hooper previously gave notice of her resignation to the former city manager […]

City of Asheville to hold workshops on strategic event partnerships

    The City of Asheville will soon be accepting proposals from qualified, nonprofit organizations based in Asheville and Buncombe County who wish to establish strategic event partnerships with the City for calendar years 2020, 2021 and 2022.   Downtown After 5 is an example of an event conducted under a strategic event partnership, one […]