Friday - May 26, 2017

City Officials

Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony to be held in Pack Square Park

The City of Asheville Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs will host its annual Memorial Day Concert and Ceremony on the Roger McGuire Green stage of Pack Square Park starting at 2:30 p.m. May 29. The award-winning North Carolina Fort Bragg 82nd Airborne Band will perform before, after and during the ceremony. Asheville’s noted choral group The

Dashboard designed to make Asheville’s proposed budget more accessible

Dashboard designed to make Asheville’s proposed budget more accessible

Municipal budgets can be tricky to follow. There are different types of costs — personnel, operations and capital. And there are many different types of revenues that help pay for those costs — property taxes, sales taxes, grants and fees to name a few. To make government budgets even harder to decipher, programs and departments


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 Neighborhood Profile – Chestnut Hills

Asheville Neighborhood Profile – Chestnut Hills

Chestnut Hills Neighborhood encompasses an area north of the downtown Central Business District that starts at the corner of East Chestnut/Merrimon Avenue, running northward to Hillside Street, east to Julia Street, north to Annandale Avenue, east to Cornelia Street, south to Hillside Street and west to Washington Street. Most of the neighborhood is part of


Ashley Traynum-Carson named Interim Neighborhood Services Coordinator

Ashley Traynum-Carson named Interim Neighborhood Services Coordinator

Ashley Traynum-Carson, Interim Neighborhood Services Coordinator, has a passion for working with neighborhoods that stems back to her childhood. She vividly recalls walking around the neighborhood with her grandparents and feeling a sense of pride and a real connection to where she lived, a feeling that she believes every citizen should have. “I firmly believe


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