Thursday - May 25, 2017
Funeral procession today for APD/AFD chaplain

Funeral procession today for APD/AFD chaplain

Asheville Fire and Police Chaplain Wayne Roper passed away on April 1 at Mission Hospital. Chaplain Roper served several years for Asheville Fire and Police Departments assisting with ceremonies and providing emotional support.  On Friday, April 7, there will be a procession from Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Ave., which will commence at 1 p.m.

Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple for Asheville

Homeless Coalition issues Code Purple for Asheville

With the Asheville weather forecast of overnight temperatures in the 30s the next few days, the Homeless Coalition has issued a Code Purple for Asheville and Buncombe County for April 6-7.   The CODE PURPLE effort stems from the collaborative work of the Homeless Coalition, which is a collective of agencies, faith groups, and individuals experiencing homelessness that works

Asheville water exceeds EPA safe drinking water standards

Asheville water exceeds EPA safe drinking water standards

  The City of Asheville has released its 19th annual Water Quality Report, a federally-mandated “report card” designed to educate customers on what is in their drinking water. The City of Asheville is pleased to report that the City’s drinking water continues to surpass all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safe drinking water standards. The report


City of Asheville to hold drainage improvement project neighborhood meeting

City of Asheville to hold drainage improvement project neighborhood meeting

The City of Asheville Stormwater Division recently initiated the modeling and assessment phase for a Stormwater improvement project in the Edwin Place, Celia Place, Sunset Parkway and Canterbury Road area. The Stormwater Services Department has scheduled a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. April 4 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 337 Charlotte St.  This meeting

Council committee recommends funding to address disparities

Council committee recommends funding to address disparities

Support administered through Strategic Partnership Funds and Community Development Block Grants   Closing the achievement gap to help minority and economically disadvantaged high school students gain academic footing. Opening housing opportunities, especially with emergency funds for rehousing to prevent homelessness. Supporting HelpMate domestic violence shelter so families in need have a safety net and resources to


Asheville Parks & Recreation to hold hiring fair for seasonal openings

Asheville Parks & Recreation to hold hiring fair for seasonal openings

Looking for a fun summer job? The City of Asheville is holding a second Hiring Fair for positions within the Parks and Recreation Department from 3 to 7 p.m. April 18.  Come to Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave,  to learn about these positions and how to apply. Openings Include: Summer Playground Leaders (minimum


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