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A bobcat sitting on a bench.

WNC Nature Center Celebrates New Animals Added in 2023

Guests visiting the WNC Nature Center this spring and summer have seen many new animals! Over the past six months, 19 animals representing seven species have been born or brought to the Nature Center.

A person sleeping outside a building.

Code Purple in Effect for Thursday, November 30th

Code Purple is a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness during extremely cold weather.

Outdoor Dining Program is Now Accepting Applications

The City of Asheville recently announced updates to its Outdoor Dining Program as applied to public space, and the application process is now open on the city’s Development Portal for 2024 permitting.