Archives – February, 2012

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City of Asheville Board & Commission vacancies:

  • Board of Adjustment (Alternates)
  • Community Relations Council
  • Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee

The deadline for applications is March 5 at 5 p.m. For more information call the City Clerk at 259-5601.

Leave a Comment February 20, 2012

APD issues Amber Alert

UPDATE – APD cancels Amber Alert – Child Safe.
Asheville – Asheville Police issued an Amber Alert on Wednesday afternoon for 2 year old Amayei Collington, Amayei was taken by his father Durrell Marquise Norris, Norris is operating a 2011 Silver Dodge Charger with Alabama Tags 58J66A2.  Norris is believed to be Suicidal and possibly armed with a firearm.  Norris also has outstanding warrants in Asheville for Communicating threats and assault on a female and an unserved civil notice for a Domestic Violence Protection Order (50-B).  Norris has made threats of suicide if approached by police.   Last seen in the East Asheville area this date.  It is believed that Norris is still in the Asheville area,  If located do not approach, call 911, or *HP immediately.

Leave a Comment February 15, 2012

APD Explorer Post competes in Winterfest

ASHEVILLE – On February 4th and 5th, young adults with the Asheville Police Departments Explorer Post traveled to Gatlinburg, TN; to compete in the Winterfest Competition held by the Boy Scouts of America.  The event had over 3,200 hundred participants this year and is an annual event that hosts approx. 80 different Explorer Programs from around the country.

The Asheville Police Explorers competed in four different events and placed first overall in the “Felony Vehicle Stop” event with a perfect score of 26 out of 26 possible points.

Pictured: Standing L to R:  Emileigh Sands, Jennifer Villatoro, Justin Dyer, Kia Green, Sam Warren, Leo Tyus, Grey Clough, and Jose Portillo. 
Kneeling L to R:  Ricardo Mendez, Ryan Shelton, and Valerie Victoria.  

Program Advisor, Det. Craig Loveland stated that “…we are very proud of their accomplishments not only at this event but throughout the year.  We strive for them to not only work hard but also to have fun.  This was a fantastic achievement for them, and they had a great time as well.” 

Law Enforcement Exploring provides educational training programs for young adults on the purpose, mission, and objectives of Law Enforcement.  The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities.  The primary goals of the program are to help young adults with an interest in a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens in their communities. 

Law Enforcement Exploring is open to young men and women ages 14 (and completed the 8th grade) through 21 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Law Enforcement.  For more information on the program at the Asheville Police Department contact Officer Allen Dunlap at 1-828-259-5834.  

Leave a Comment February 8, 2012

City collects 327 tons of leaves

The City of Asheville has completed its 2011-2012 loose leaf collection efforts. This season 327 tons of loose leaves – more than 654,000 pounds, or the equivalent weight of 59 African elephants – were collected from city neighborhoods. 

Although the city continues to pick up bagged leaves and brush twice a month throughout the year, we will no longer provide bags at the Fire Stations.

The collection schedule and guidelines are available on the city Web site at

Please call 251-1122 with any additional questions about sanitation services.

Leave a Comment February 7, 2012

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