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Archive for June, 2011

Ingles Independence Day celebration to be held at Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville

ASHEVILLE – The City of Asheville will hold the Ingles Independence Day Celebration at Memorial Stadium in downtown Asheville on Sunday, July 3. This is a free event for the whole family, with festivities starting at 4 p.m. and concluding with a grand finale fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. There will be a wide range

City staff among recipients of ‘Excellence in Public Service Awards’

ASHEVILLE – The Greater Asheville Public Service Council recently recognized the most outstanding government public servants with the Excellence in Public Service Awards. The awards were presented to county, city, state and federal employees who went above and beyond their normal job performance in 2010. The City of Asheville honored nearly 70 employees from a

The Asheville Fire Department trains for forcible entry in emergencies

Utilizing prop obstacles and cutting equipment, the Asheville Fire Department trained at a warehouse in Swannanoa June 20-22 on techniques to enter structures that are locked or guarded by bars or garage doors. AFD Division Chief of Safety & Training Barry Hendren says: “One of a Ladder Company’s primary functions when they respond to a

CoA high speed public safety wireless system earns international recognition

An international organization of government IT workers recognized the City of Asheville June 15 for an innovative and cost effective point-to-point network connecting the city’s emergency response network. The system, implemented with the assistance of IT Services, the Asheville Fire Department, and Building Safety, and with a partnership with the locally-based Skyrunner, grew out of

CoA to resurface portions of South Lexington in Downtown Asheville starting June 19

City of Asheville street crews will begin a resurfacing project on South Lexington between Aston Street and Patton Avenue Sunday June 19, milling up the old asphalt in preparation for repaving over the following week. Drivers should be prepared for traffic closures between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. while work is underway. Sidewalks are expected

City of Asheville honored with “Best Local Government Recycling Program” award by the Carolina Recycling Association

The City of Asheville was awarded the “Best Local Government Recycling Program” award by the Carolina Recycling Association during its annual conference and trade show in Charleston, SC in March. The award was presented to City Council during its June 14 Council meeting. The CRA’s local government award recognizes one local government in North Carolina

Local middle school students tour City of Asheville Water Treatment Plant

City of Asheville staff conducted tours of the North Fork Water Treatment Plant in Black Mountain for the Owen Middle School 7th grade class field trip on June 8.  Around 130 students toured the plant through an education and outreach program conducted in partnership with RiverLink, a regional nonprofit spearheading the economic and environmental revitalization

City of Asheville announces Bele Chere 2011 entertainment lineup

The City of Asheville and the Bele Chere entertainment selection committee have announced the lineup of the 2011 Bele Chere Festival, to be held July 29-31 in downtown Asheville. 42 acts, more than half of whom are local or regional acts, will perform on four stages over the three-day event. Here is a selection from

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