Sunday - Apr 22, 2018

Asheville Fire Department

Asheville Fire Truck Festival fun also to raise awareness of firefighter cancer risks

Asheville Fire Truck Festival fun also to raise awareness of firefighter cancer risks

The Asheville Fire Department will participate in its first Asheville Fire Truck Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the parking lot of the Family Justice Center, 35 Woodfin St.   This family event will include fire trucks from the Asheville Fire Department, along with at least a dozen other trucks from

Asheville Fire Division Chief and cancer survivor runs Black Mountain Marathon

Asheville Fire Division Chief and cancer survivor runs Black Mountain Marathon

Asheville Fire Department Divison Chief Joy Ponder, third from left, stands with her crew, which has been very supportive as she battled cancer herself. Update: On Feb. 24, 2018, Asheville Fire Department Division Chief Joy Ponder finished the Black Mountain Marathon  in 7 hours, 26 minutes, 13 seconds.   Related coverage, Citizen-Times video of Joy Ponder


City of Asheville 2018 initiatives: What to look for in the new year

City of Asheville 2018 initiatives: What to look for in the new year

  With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2018. We couldn’t get the list down to 10 items so here are a dozen to look for in the coming year.       New, more diverse City Council

Asheville roads reopen after Monday’s storm

Asheville roads reopen after Monday’s storm

Updated information: The City of Asheville Street Division has closed Skyview Place near 1 Skyview Place due to a mudslide.  City staff are working to ensure residents can access their property. The repairs are expected to continue into next week. Street Division crews are working to clear mud off of Azalea Road today. The Cambridge Road


Asheville roads close in heavy rain, Flood Warning issued

Asheville roads close in heavy rain, Flood Warning issued

The Asheville Fire Department is experiencing an increase in call volume, due to heavy rain conditions.   The following road are closed: Amboy Road – Mud slide/tree down in road Skyview Place – Mud slide Azalea Road East is closed from Tunnel Road to the fish pond – Flooding Cambridge Road – Utility issues Springdale

While Tropical Storm Irma weakens, City of Asheville is still prepared for impacts

While Tropical Storm Irma weakens, City of Asheville is still prepared for impacts

Here is the latest storm track for what has now become Tropical Storm Irma. The City of Asheville continues to closely monitor the storm for any local impacts. The path of Tropical Storm Irma now appears to be tracking somewhat west of Asheville. It is expected to come through through North Georgia/Tennessee/Western North Carolina on


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