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Archive for December, 2012

Recycling for the holidays: don't pitch the wrapping paper!

The holidays mean big gatherings, big meals – and big piles of discarded paper, shopping bags and boxes. The EPA estimates that household garbage increases by 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. That makes the holidays a great time to utilize recycling opportunities in Asheville and fill up those Big Blue bins when

Green features earn recreation center LEED Platinum certification

The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that the Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center at 285 Livingston Street has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification. The designation is the highest level of certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council in its recognition of building design and construction practices

Capt. Sarah Benson, first woman named APD Captain, retires after 23 years service.

This week, the Asheville Police Department and the City of Asheville celebrated the career of Captain Sarah Benson, who retired after 23 years service on the force. Benson was the first woman to achieve the rank of Captain on the APD. Benson joined the Asheville police department in 1989, serving in many capacities including patrol


APD Citizens Academy graduates largest class yet

The City of Asheville Police Department celebrated the graduation its largest Citizens Police Academy class to date on Nov. 23. Forty-three people took part in the 13-week program, including seven high school students participating for their senior projects, making this the biggest class since the academy began in 1991. “Any time we can involve the

 

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