Missing Dog… Cash Reward… No Questions Asked

A local families dog is missing and we need your help to find him. Please if you know any information about his where abouts please call either number above. This family misses their pet and have not given up hope. Kuma is a well loved dog and his family is waiting. These signs are posted all through Weaverville and up Reems Creek. They have also placed flyers in many mailboxes. Who knows where Kuma may be at this time so hopefully someone will read this and return him home. Pass this on to anyone is the Asheville area please.




I’m still around, I promise!

It has been forever since I have blogged! Forgive me please! It has been a crazy past couple of weeks. Christmas. New Years. Yada Yada. I’m glad it is all finally winding down. Monday starts a crazy week of disassembling Christmas at the Biltmore House. I just wanted to give a shout out and say I am still around. Here is a beautiful picture to enjoy! Happy New Years All!!!



Asheville Fire & Rescue, AVL’s Fire Department

Asheville Fire & Rescue Logo

Chief Gregory Grayson, Asheville Fire & Rescue

Picture of the Asheville Fire & Rescue (Engine 7) being a “First Responder”, helping a man at the Merrimon Avenue Post Office. On this day, Asheville Police and Buncombe County EMS were working together with the AFR to stabilize a resident of Asheville North Carolina

Asheville Fire and Rescue





Mission: The mission of the City of Asheville Fire and Rescue Department is to protect the lives, property and environment of all people within Asheville by preventing the occurrence and minimizing the adverse effects of fires, accidents and all other emergencies. This mission will be accomplished with firefighter pride, preparedness and professionalism, with a focus on quality customer service and continuous improvement.

About the Department: The City of Asheville Fire and Rescue Department is recognized as one of the premier fire and rescue departments in North Carolina. The department is an accredited agency and has earned an ISO class 3 public protection classification. The department is prepared to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In addition to fire suppression, the department provides first responder emergency medical services, vehicle accident extrication as well as trench and high angle rescue service, swift water rescue service and fire and life safety inspections and education. Asheville Fire and Rescue also serves as one of the state’s Regional Response Teams (RRT) providing hazardous materials emergency response within the 20 western North Carolina counties. The department is structured according to its Organizational Chart utilizing two Assistant Chiefs.

* If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. *

CodeRED is a high speed telephone notification service delivering a reverse 9-1-1. It allows officials to deliver prerecorded emergency telephone information to targeted areas regarding emergencies. To learn more about CodeRED please visit the CodeRed page. In order to be better prepared for emergencies click here.

Chief Gregory Grayson – Asheville Fire and Rescue

Location and Contact Information: Asheville Fire and Rescue – Chief Gregory Grayson, Location: 100 Court Plaza, Asheville, NC, 28801. Mailing address: P.O. Box 7148, Asheville, NC 28802/ Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Non-emergency: (828) 259-5636, Chief’s Office: (828) 259-5636, Chief’s E-mail: ggrayson@ashevillenc.gov




Google puts Asheville on the Map

This is taken from the Mountain Express:
(This is awesome you should check it out)

Google Inc.’s effort to put 360-degree, street-level views of Asheville on the Web appears to be complete. The views of the city now appear on Google Street View, the California company’s effort to provide computer users with the up-close views of city streets and neighborhoods.
In April, Asheville residents noticed several small sedans zipping around town, each with a short pole and camera mounted to its top. The cars were traversing the city, recording the panoramic views now available online. A Google spokeswoman told Mountain Xpress that the company, which already has views of other North Carolina cities such as Durham and Chapel Hill available, was moving into smaller regions.
Some people have complained that the effort by Google, which also offers Google Earth maps using satellite imagery, is an invasion of privacy. Google, which says its trying to provide useful information to users, says it’s sensitive to privacy concerns and sticks to public roads for the Street View mapping. There’s also a procedure in place to allow people to request that specific views be taken down.
The Street View mapping isn’t perfect. The maps don’t cover 100 percent of city streets, and typing in an address won’t always bring up the exact spot on the street. But overall, the effort offers users trying to navigate Asheville a powerful new tool. Google also allows users to embed it’s maps into Web sites.

You can check out Wall St at the link below:
Asheville Maps




AskAsheville.com Asheville Video Tour and More


Video Tour of AskAsheville.com, Asheville North Carolina’s Hub, resources, business network, link directory, search engine, newcomer guide, and so much more. We will have links to this Asheville Blog and several others including BlogAsheville (as it is linked now) and AshVegas (that site is red hot, I love it).

Phase 2 and 3 of the “new” AskAsheville website got pushed off because of priorities, but it is coming, stronger than ever, and with people from all over the world behind it. We look forward to others improving their Asheville sites too in response to this little leak. We try to provide all information, whether somebody pays for a link or not, whether we like the company or not, whether they recip with us or not. We sometimes ask for reciprocals, and that is somewhat of a test to see the networking minds of other companies in the Asheville area. We want Asheville information to be open source, without bias (or with so much bias from so many you cannot even tell, lol), and a community where people can contribute if they want, promote their business if they want, promote Asheville, and be a part of a new Asheville Info era. We follow Google’s model in that anything we can find to give you for free to help you and your business, we will attempt to make you aware and implement it. Become a part of Asheville. Join in with us on AskAsheville.com



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