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Asheville streets reopen following flash flooding

Asheville streets reopen following flash flooding

Asheville streets closed by flash floods Wednesday, Feb. 3, have now reopened, as waters have receded. The National Weather Service Flash Flood Warning that was in effect until 4:30 p.m. resulted in a daily record rainfall of 2.15 inches in Asheville, besting an old record of 1.79 inches set in 1982.   From Wednesday’s coverage   Stay safe! Do not

Keeping Asheville’s water supply safe: Testing, constant monitoring are key

Keeping Asheville’s water supply safe: Testing, constant monitoring are key

  It takes more than a pristine water source to deliver safe drinking water to Asheville customers. “City of Asheville water comes from pristine and protected sources: particularly the Bee Tree and North Fork Reservoirs, situated in a 22,000-acre watershed,” said Jade Dundas, Water Resources Director. “But pure water is not enough. You need to


East of the Riverway projects: Equitable Development and Alternatives to Gentrification

East of the Riverway projects: Equitable Development and Alternatives to Gentrification

In this video presentation, Sasha Vrtunski, Urban Planner II with the City of Asheville’s Planning & Urban Design Department, discusses two reports: the Alternatives to Gentrification Report and the Equitable Development Report.     Find more information Full report: Alternatives to Gentrification in the East of the Riverway   Read this Equitable Development Report presented to Asheville City

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Group announces upcoming events

The City of Asheville invites all small, minority and woman-owned businesses to join us for monthly presentations on resources to support, enhance and grow your business.  Check out these upcoming events. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Brenda Mills at bmills@ashevillenc.gov or by calling 828-259-8050.  


  Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

 Asheville Police accepting applications for spring Citizen’s Police Academy

The Asheville Police Department invites Buncombe County residents to apply for the spring semester of the Citizen’s Police Academy. Classes will begin on March 3 and will be held  from 5:30-9 p.m. every Thursday for 14 consecutive weeks.   The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that provides citizens with insight into the philosophies, policies

Asheville Police Department update on body worn camera implementation

Asheville Police Department update on body worn camera implementation

The Asheville Police Department is continuing with plans to implement a body worn camera program. The most recent step is the posting of a Law Enforcement Technology Specialist position which will be responsible for administering the program to the highest standards.  The community will see officers with body cameras as soon as early summer of

Winter Storm Information

Winter Storm Information

Sunday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m. update ART bus service and trash collection updates for Monday, Jan. 25 If road conditions warrant, ART bus service may have a delayed start time of 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 25. Information about route service will be posted no later than 6 a.m., Monday morning on the ART Service Alerts


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