Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour period will rise from $20 to $40.         Loading/unloading zone violations will [...]

MLK Association Prayer Breakfast promotes unity, keeps Dr. King’s dream alive

Rodney Johnson will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County Prayer Breakfast.   There is still time to order tickets, be part of this community event.   The MLK Association of Asheville and Buncombe County will observe its 35th Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 16 at the Crowne Plaza Resort Conference Center. Asheville alumnus and [...]

Meet the chief during West Asheville ‘Walk with a Cop’ tonight

Take a stroll with Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper tonight in West Asheville. Join Police Chief Tammy Hooper and members of the Asheville Police Department at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 for the next installment in APD’s “Walk with a Cop” program. Chief Hooper and other officers will begin at the corner of Ridgelawn Road and Haywood Road [...]

Neighborhood Profile – Falconhurst

The Falconhurst neighborhood is located north of downtown West Asheville, bordered on the east by Louisiana Avenue, on the south by Haywood Road, on the west by Mitchell and Druid avenues, and on the north by Patton Avenue. The neighborhood owes its name to a gentleman named Falconhurst, who built one of the area’s first big [...]

girl scouts painting fire hydrant
Looking for a volunteer project? Help firefighters by repainting fire hydrants!

Most people only give fire hydrants a passing glance, but to firefighters, each hydrant has color-coded info to give them quick and critical information, minimizing response time in emergencies. That’s why each hydrant gets a new paint job about every two years, and that’s where the great work of community volunteers comes in. Throughout the year, [...]

crowd walks across new azalea road bridge
Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvements celebrated at kick-off event

The crowd that gathered atop the new Azalea Road Bridge on April 18 to celebrate the completion of phase one of the Lake Craig/Azalea Road improvement project was made up of adults and kids alike. Many wore soccer jerseys and, following the kick off event, would continue on to the John B. Lewis Soccer [...]

Neighbors and City collaborate to reduce speeding

Like many streets in Asheville, Macon Avenue has a speeding problem. The corridor through the Grove Park – Sunset Mountain Neighborhood sees some 7,000 vehicles from a combination of residential, cut-through and tourist traffic each day. Unfortunately, many of these drivers exceed the speed limit through the residential area, a dangerous practice magnified the presence [...]

"for rent" sign in front of rental house
The long and short of short term rentals in Asheville ***Updated with Video***

Updated April 1, 2015: Watch video of the March 25 Short Term Rental forum, including staff reports and public comments, here: Original story below: Short-term rentals are a hot topic in Asheville right now. The rise of online services allowing homeowners to advertise their residences as vacation rentals has become a conversation in communities across the country, [...]