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Vance monument restoration begins in April

Vance monument restoration begins in April

Asheville’s most iconic landmark is about to get a monumental makeover. The Vance Monument, located at the crossroads of Biltmore and Patton Avenues in the heart of downtown, will undergo a top to bottom restoration beginning in April. Through a generous donation by the 26th North Carolina Regiment to the city of Asheville, the two


Talking about Policing in Minority Communities

Talking about Policing in Minority Communities

Community interaction between police officers and the public they protect is crucial to creating positive relationships. That was the message from Asheville Police Department Deputy Chief Wade Wood at a February 13 talk on the UNC Asheville Campus. Wood and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke and took questions at the “Policing in Minority Communities”

Positive response by property owners bolsters graffiti cleanup effort

Positive response by property owners bolsters graffiti cleanup effort

The response of property owners in the City of Asheville to the latest phase of the 123 Graffiti Free cleanup effort has been overwhelmingly positive, with 83% of those notified of tags on their property cleaning or covering the graffiti. “We want to give a big thanks to all the property owners who have stepped


Read Asheville’s 5-year Housing Needs report

Read Asheville’s 5-year Housing Needs report

What are Asheville’s housing challenges? How will a changing population affect Asheville’s housing stock? And what needs must be met to ensure affordable housing is available in the future? Addressing Asheville’s housing conversation requires answers to those and other questions, which is why, every five years, the City of Asheville commissions a Housing Needs Assessment

Asheville map makers tap into public data

Asheville map makers tap into public data

The Asheville Map, the creation of Bruce and Nora Daniel, is picking up accolades at the national level, like inclusion in the NACIS Atlas of Design and a nod from WIRED Magazine. The map, which portrays in full color downtown Asheville and the surrounding region, is chock full of visual details, pinpoint accurate street info


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