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Asheville’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk returns Aug. 19

Asheville’s Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk returns Aug. 19

  Local firefighters run in gear and compete for Siller Cup     The Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Run/Walk hosts its Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk nationwide each year. This year, the Asheville Tunnel to Towers 5K is set for Aug. 19.   Tunnel to Towers is dedicated to the memory of FDNY hero, and father of five, Stephen Siller, who


City of Asheville to receive $17.7 million in MPO funding for greenways, electric buses and more

City of Asheville to receive $17.7 million in MPO funding for greenways, electric buses and more

  The following is a press release from the French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO):   Regional Planning Organization awards $25 million for Asheville area active transportation and transit projects   The French Broad River Metropolitan Planning Organization (FBRMPO) recently authorized more than $25 million of funding for transportation projects in the French Broad

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

Bond project highlight: Celebration marks the completion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive project

Bond project highlight: Celebration marks the completion of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive project

 Update The City of Asheville joined with the East End/Valley Street Neighborhood Association July 14 for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of one of the City’s first big bond projects — the resurfacing of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.     Original story   Everyone is welcome to join City officials, staff and


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

ART buses to operate on holiday schedule July 4; some detours announced

ART buses to operate on holiday schedule July 4; some detours announced

  All ART bus routes will operate on a limited holiday schedule for Independence Day, July 4. Most routes operate between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Detailed holiday schedules are available here.   Because of the Ingles Independence Day Celebration in and around Pack Square Park, some routes and stops will be impacted. Detours

Asheville-Buncombe 2018 Point-In-Time homeless count results tabulated

Asheville-Buncombe 2018 Point-In-Time homeless count results tabulated

  As part of the nationwide 2018 Point-in-Time (PIT) count, the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Initiative conducted a one-night count of homeless individuals and families on Jan. 31, 2018. With the help of local service providers, emergency shelters, housing programs and street count volunteers, the community has collected additional data indicating the continued need for safe and


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