Sunday - Feb 24, 2019

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Freezing rain forecast; Code Purple called

Freezing rain forecast; Code Purple called

  Freezing rain could affect Asheville overnight, though the National Weather Service is calling for less than 1/4” of it. Forecasters have issued a Winter Weather Advisory accompanied by high winds for a 24-hour period starting at midnight Wednesday. This will be followed by heavy rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning, when there is also a 40%

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour period will rise from $20 to $40.         Loading/unloading


As Asheville temps dip chance of frozen pipes rise

As Asheville temps dip chance of frozen pipes rise

Also, Code Purple called for this weekend   With overnight lows predicted to drop into the teens degrees Sunday, the Asheville Water Resources Department urges everyone to take precautions to protect their pipes from freezing. In an emergency, however, the Water Resources Department is available 24/7. The City does not assist customers with indoor plumbing

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Asheville City offices to close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal over the holiday. There will be no brush collection Monday and the Sanitation office will be closed.   The City of Asheville ART service routes

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


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