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Applicants sought for $900,000+ available to create affordable housing in Asheville

Applicants sought for $900,000+ available to create affordable housing in Asheville

CLARIFICATION: An earlier edition of this article said HOME Investment Partnership money was available to private parties. It should have said private developers. Some $928,000 in federal HOME Investment Partnership money is available locally to create new affordable housing and/or to make existing housing affordable. The Asheville Regional Housing Consortium is requesting applications from nonprofits and


New time capsule to be installed under Vance Monument

New time capsule to be installed under Vance Monument

Asheville and Buncombe County will install a new time capsule under the Vance Monument during a 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 ceremony in downtown Asheville. The 2115 Asheville Buncombe Time Capsule replaces an 1896 time capsule that was unearthed earlier this year during the restoration of the Vance Monument. The new time capsule will be opened

PHOTOS: Asheville Fire Department puts recruits through paces

PHOTOS: Asheville Fire Department puts recruits through paces

Thursday was graduation night for new firefighters with the Asheville Fire Department. In a series of staged simulations, graduates responded to a car fire, multi-story rope rescues, a vehicle embankment accident, a high-rise fire, and several other emergencies that continued throughout the night and into the morning. Congratulations to our new AFD firefighters! Here’s a


City of Asheville earns AAA bond rating

City of Asheville earns AAA bond rating

The City of Asheville will be able to borrow money at a better rate than most other cities, due largely to a stable financial outlook and a growing, well-diversified economy coupled with strong financial management and reserves. Standard & Poor’s, which provides credit ratings and other financial analysis, recently upgraded the City’s general obligation bonds


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