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Asheville City Council rezones Patton Avenue property for new type of Duke Energy substation

Asheville City Council rezones Patton Avenue property for new type of Duke Energy substation

Duke substation design rendering   Asheville City Council cleared the way for a new Duke Energy substation with a vote to rezone portions of 252 Patton Ave. and 28 Knoxville Place, during Council’s Jan. 22 meeting.   Duke has proposed the construction of a gas-insulated, high-voltage switchgear (or GIS) substation on the parcel that formerly served as

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

Reminder: Fines for Asheville parking infractions increase Feb. 1

A new parking violations fine schedule will go into effect Feb. 1, 2019. Approved by City Council Nov. 27, the parking fine increases include the following:         Overtime parking at metered or non-metered spaces will go from $10 to $20.         A second or subsequent violation within a 24-hour period will rise from $20 to $40.         Loading/unloading


Prescribed burns coming to watershed to enhance and protect the resource, including water quality

Prescribed burns coming to watershed to enhance and protect the resource, including water quality

Polly McDaniel photo The controlled burns are designed to clear underbrush and deadwood to deter wildfires on the 20,000 acres of forested watershed that surround the North Fork and Bee Tree reservoirs.     Maintaining a pristine water source means more than managing the North Fork Reservoir itself. It extends to managing the 20,000 acres

Art Ecologie wins Visiting Artist selection

Art Ecologie wins Visiting Artist selection

  The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that Art Ecologie featuring: Monique Luck, Flavia Lovatelli and Francisco Gonzalez has been selected as the inaugural Visiting Artist.   Art Ecologie’s has proposed to transform the area with a multi-dimensional cube installation of metal/wood and bright imagery representing the past and the future, at the


2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

2019 City of Asheville initiatives: What to look for in the new year

With a new year comes new programs, facility improvements and projects to improve our community. Here’s a look ahead at Asheville City government initiatives in 2019.     Red Pandas exhibit to open Two cute red pandas will take up residence at the WNC Nature Center this year. The new red panda exhibit will open

WNC Nature Center Red Panda Exhibit to open Feb. 14

WNC Nature Center Red Panda Exhibit to open Feb. 14

The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the WNC Nature Center’s new red panda exhibit will open to the public on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2019 and includes the introduction of our new resident pandas, Leafa (pictured above) and Phoenix.   The red pandas arrived at the Nature Center in November, have passed


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