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US Fed Cup Team to return to Asheville in 2019

US Fed Cup Team to return to Asheville in 2019

In a Oct. 30 press conference at the U.S. Cellular Center, the U.S. Tennis Association just announced that Asheville has once again been chosen as a site for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup Feb. 9-10. Tickets for U.S. Tennis Association 2019 first round Fed Cup in Asheville go on sale to the general public

WNC Nature Center to dedicate front entrance

WNC Nature Center to dedicate front entrance

The WNC Nature Center welcomes the public to a short dedication event for the Center’s new front entrance, completed in September.  The dedication will take place at noon Nov. 1 (Thursday). Representatives from the City of Asheville, Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, WNC Nature Center, and Friends of the WNC Nature Center will be present.


E-scooters seen in Asheville despite multiple ordinance violations

E-scooters seen in Asheville despite multiple ordinance violations

Update on status of BIRD e-scooters in Asheville (12pm  Saturday, October 27) On October 27, 2018, at 11:00 AM, the Honorable Judge Alan Z. Thornburg issued a Temporary Restraining Order enjoining Bird Rides, Inc. (“Bird”) from operating its scooter sharing/rental business within the corporate limits of the City of Asheville. Pursuant to the Order, Bird

Asheville City Council adopts 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

Asheville City Council adopts 100% Renewable Energy Resolution

  Envision a clean energy future for the City of Asheville. That’s a City powered entirely by renewable energy through multiple strategies.   It’s not as far-fetched as you may think. Aspen, Colo., is already powered by 100% renewable electricity — a mix of approximately 50% wind, 45% hydropower, and the remaining 5% from solar

APD announces transition to national crime reporting system

APD announces transition to national crime reporting system

The Asheville Police Department has transitioned to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). NIBRS collects data on each single crime occurrence and provides information on incidents, offenses, victims and known offenders for 52 specific crimes in 24 major offense categories. The previous method of reporting under the North Carolina Incident Based Reporting (IBR) collected and


Bill Nye to conduct weather conversation at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

Bill Nye to conduct weather conversation at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author and inventor Bill Nye will conduct a conversation on stage at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at 7 p.m. April 1, 2019.   Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000.  

Howl-o-Ween comes to WNC Nature Center

Howl-o-Ween comes to WNC Nature Center

On Saturday, October 27 the WNC Nature Center will host their annual Howl-O-Ween event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The event features games, crafts, special animal education moments, food vendors and two costume contests.   Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in costume and to take part in one of the two children’s costume


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