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Duke Energy awards Asheville / Buncombe County with Power Partner recognition

Duke Energy awards Asheville / Buncombe County with Power Partner recognition

    For its 25th consecutive year, Duke Energy has selected six outstanding organizations to receive the company’s prestigious Power Partner award. Duke Energy established the Power Partner award in 1992 to honor businesses and other organizations that achieve exemplary results in categories that include solutions innovation, community excellence, economic development, sustainability innovation and storm

Prescribed burns coming to watershed to enhance and protect the resource, including water quality

Prescribed burns coming to watershed to enhance and protect the resource, including water quality

Polly McDaniel photo The controlled burns are designed to clear underbrush and deadwood to deter wildfires on the 20,000 acres of forested watershed that surround the North Fork and Bee Tree reservoirs.     Maintaining a pristine water source means more than managing the North Fork Reservoir itself. It extends to managing the 20,000 acres


Asheville Public Works crews prepare for wintry mix

Asheville Public Works crews prepare for wintry mix

  The National Weather Service has scaled back it’s snowcast to 1 inch possible in Asheville, with sleet and ice in the mix through Monday. Still, wintry weather seems likely to affect the Asheville area most of this weekend.   In anticipation of the snowy or frozen roads this weekend, Asheville Public Works crews will begin applying

City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

City Council approves measure to control property tax collection costs

Controlling costs is not only smart for your budget, it’s also a fiscally responsible practice when it comes to managing taxpayer dollars.   A new agreement between Asheville and Buncombe County authorized by Asheville City Council during its Jan. 8 meeting reorders a property tax collection agreement. This change will help the City better plan


Information regarding Item D on City Council’s Jan. 8 Consent Agenda

Information regarding Item D on City Council’s Jan. 8 Consent Agenda

    On February 14, 2017, City Council voted not to approve a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a proposed eight-story, 178,412-square-foot Embassy Suites at 192 Haywood Road, site of the former Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department. The developer, PHG Asheville LLC, sued the city, seeking to overturn the city’s denial of its CUP application. The

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

2019 City of Asheville 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 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open


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