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Asheville firefighters participate in 200+ mile race

Asheville firefighters participate in 200+ mile race

Twelve Asheville firefighters participated in a grueling challenge last weekend: the Blue Ridge Relay. Happening Sept. 11-12, the 208-mile Blue Ridge Relay (BRR208) is one of the longest-running relay races in the United States. Members of Asheville’s 12-man team will rotate through 36 transition areas as they cover the 208-mile distance of the race. The

ART riders get Mountain State Fair ticket discount

ART riders get Mountain State Fair ticket discount

From Sept. 11 -20 the Mountain State Fair will bring hundreds of people throughout Western North Carolina to its location on NC-280/Airport Road. And people who travel to the fair via ART buses will get a discount on admission. Plus they can skip traffic and parking hassles. The Mountain State Fair is offering a $3 discount off

PHOTOS: Asheville Fire Department puts recruits through paces

PHOTOS: Asheville Fire Department puts recruits through paces

Thursday was graduation night for new firefighters with the Asheville Fire Department. In a series of staged simulations, graduates responded to a car fire, multi-story rope rescues, a vehicle embankment accident, a high-rise fire, and several other emergencies that continued throughout the night and into the morning. Congratulations to our new AFD firefighters! Here’s a


City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

City of Asheville offices to close for Labor Day holiday

Asheville city government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. All City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department recreation centers will be closed. The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: city parks, the Riverside Cemetery, Asheville Golf Course, Food Lion Skate Park, Aston Park Tennis Center, Recreation

ART to operate partial holiday bus service Sept. 7

ART to operate partial holiday bus service Sept. 7

Asheville’s ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on Monday, Sept. 7. The Labor Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service.   Please visit the ART Station on Coxe Avenue or go to ridetheart.com to obtain updated route schedules.   For these six holidays, ART


Race events this weekend, expect street closures

Race events this weekend, expect street closures

A half marathon race returns to downtown Asheville on Saturday, the first in a series of race events this weekend known as the Asheville Running Experience. South Coxe Avenue between Hilliard and Banks avenues will be fully closed Saturday from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Half Marathon race starts at 7:30 a.m. Additional events


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