Thursday - Sep 20, 2018

Economic Development

City of Asheville to open process for Civic Center naming rights

City of Asheville to open process for Civic Center naming rights

  ASHEVILLE — The City of Asheville is seeking interested parties for licensing agreements for the naming rights of the Civic Center, with the current naming rights licensed to U.S. Cellular Inc. as the U.S. Cellular Center. Staff’s goal is “to contract a licensing agreement with a notable company or individual that is culturally and

Splasheville off, some metered parking affected by Goombay Festival this weekend

Splasheville off, some metered parking affected by Goombay Festival this weekend

      The Goombay Festival will be held on the Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park this weekend. The festival opens to the public at 5 p.m. Friday and runs through 6 p.m. Sunday.   And there will be some parking impacts. The metered parking spaces directly behind the stage on the west side of Court Plaza, and

City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

City of Asheville offices closed for Labor Day, ART buses to run on holiday schedule

Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Though City offices will be closed including the Sanitation Office, trash and recycling will be collected as normal on Sept. 3.  Anyone with a collection issue should call the Customer Service line at 828-251-1122.   ART bus service


Jumpstart your festival, 5K or parade with new City of Asheville guide

Jumpstart your festival, 5K or parade with new City of Asheville guide

  Folks who hold special events in the City of Asheville now have a fresh, easier-to-navigate guide to help plan their events. The City has just launched its new 2018-2019 Outdoor Special Event Guide! Instead of a text-heavy guide, the City’s Special Events Office now has a better design with color-coded sections and a revised table

U.S. Cellular Center invites volunteer groups to apply for concession opportunities

U.S. Cellular Center invites volunteer groups to apply for concession opportunities

  The U.S. Cellular Center is accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups to assist in the concessions operations when needed at the U.S. Cellular Center.   USCC Concessions Volunteer Program goals Primary goal: Supplement paid part time and temporary/seasonal staffing for large events held at the facility. Due to the infrequency of events requiring large numbers


CAYLA students spend summer getting valuable work experience

CAYLA students spend summer getting valuable work experience

​Networking, meeting etiquette and career exploration are just a few of the professional skills that 37 Asheville area high school students are learning this summer. Their involvement in the City of Asheville’s Youth Leadership Academy ​(CAYLA) gives them opportunities for internships to help shape their education and career choices. Formed in 2007, the CAYLA program recruits,

Fourth of July: Change in Sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

Fourth of July: Change in Sanitation schedule, holiday bus service, plus information about downtown fireworks

Fireworks explode over the City of Asheville in this photo by Bill Rhodes.   Sanitation schedule shifts, ART buses to run on holiday schedule   Asheville City government offices will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.   Trash and recycling collection Asheville Sanitation will be closed July 4, as

New security protocols announced for Buncombe County high school graduations; plus helpful traffic and parking information

New security protocols announced for Buncombe County high school graduations; plus helpful traffic and parking information

  Many of the 2018 Buncombe County high schools will hold graduation this weekend at the U.S. Cellular Center.   Enka, Erwin, AC Reynolds, TC Roberson and North Buncombe graduating seniors will all walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at the U.S. Cellular Center.   The City of Asheville is proud to host


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