CAYLA students earn $133,000 in scholarships, incoming class larger thanks to community support

23 students who participated in the City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy, 10 of whom are graduating high school seniors, have earned a total of $133,000 in academic scholarships this year. And thanks to donations from outside supporters, the size of the 2010/2011 class will increase by 10 students. The City of Asheville Youth Leadership […]

City of Asheville Announces “Soft Launch” of New Blog

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce the creation of its new blog page. The blog is currently in a “preview” stage while we complete final details. The blog will officially launch in the near future. The City recognizes that individuals seek information through a variety of mediums and we will continue to explore […]

Asheville’s HAZMAT Hosts Regional Response Teams in Rail Drill

A hazardous materials spill from a train car is a scenario Asheville’s firefighters hope never happens. But if it does, the department’s HAZMAT team knows how to handle it. The team, alongside teams from Charlotte, Fayetteville and Greensboro, put their skill to the test during a May 12 drill in the Norfolk Southern rail yard […]

City of Asheville Opens French Broad Greenway Extension

On May 14, The City of Asheville and its partners celebrated the official opening of the 1.2 mile French Broad River Greenway Extension. The West Asheville bike and pedestrian route represents the longest continuous stretch in the city’s greenway system and connects to one of the city’s most-utilized park facilities, Carrier Park, to the Hominy […]

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