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July 4 is Free Fishing Day

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – July 4 is designated as a free fishing day in North Carolina, meaning anyone – resident or non-resident – can fish for free in any public water, including coastal waters, without a license.

All other fishing regulations, including length and daily possession limits, as well as bait and tackle restrictions, apply.

To find a fishing spot near you, visit the Commission’s website for a list of more than 500 free fishing-access areas across the state.

Fireworks at Lake Julian!

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – On Thursday, July 4, Buncombe County Parks, Greenways and Recreation presents the Annual Fireworks Display at Lake Julian Join us at Lake Julian for our fireworks display.Park. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join the fun. The fireworks display is one of the largest in the area and this year’s show promises to be the best yet. Fireworks start after dark but come early and enjoy your Buncombe County Park.

Parking for the fireworks display is at Estes Elementary School across Long Shoals Road from the Lake Julian Park entrance. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a sweater or jacket. The evenings get cool at the lake. Remember, like all Buncombe County properties, Lake Julian Park is a Tobacco Free Facility.

For information about this event, call David Blynt at (828) 684-0376 or email him at [email protected].

Fireworks will also be held on July 4 at the Big Ivy Community Center, Downtown Weaverville and Downtown Asheville.

City Offices Closed Thursday July 4

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Asheville city government offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

All City of Asheville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts recreation centers will be closed .  The following specialized recreation facilities will be open: city parks, the Asheville Golf Course, Food Lion Skate Park , Aston Park Tennis Center, Recreation Park Pool, and the Western North Carolina Nature Center.  For hours of operation and other information about the WNC Nature Center visit www.wncnaturecenter.com.

College Street will be closed during the fireworks display scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

ART will operate holiday bus service Thursday, July 4 on the following routes:

·      C – Louisiana – Haywood – State St. – Biltmore Village- Fairview Rd. – Swannanoa River Rd – Wood.  Departs 9:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

·      N1 – Merrimon – UNCA – Lakeshore.  Departs 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

·      N3 – Chamber – Hillcrest. Departs 9:40 a.m. – 6:40 p.m. Route will have a different departure time, leaving at  :40 past the hour.

·      S3 – Asheland – McDowell- Biltmore Village- Hendersonville Rd – Airport. Departs 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

  ·      S4 – S. French Broad – Depot – Livingston Heights- AB Tech. Departs 9:35 a.m. – 6:35 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

·      E1 – Tunnel – Asheville Mall – Swannanoa River Rd.   Departs 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., providing service as far as Wal-mart/Kohl’s, E1 will not serve the VA Hospital.

·      E2 –Asheville Mall – Haw Creek – Tunnel Rd.  Departs 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

  ·      W1 – Hilliard – Clingman – Haywood – PVA – Deaverview Area.  Departs  9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

  ·      W3 – Patton – Goodwill.  Departs 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., operating on the same schedule as currently provided.

Additionally, the July 4Celebration in Pack Square Park will require the following detours:

·         E1 & E2 – from 11 a.m. –  7:30 p.m., E1 & E2 will:

o    use Patton Ave. to Broadway St. to Woodfin St./Oak St., both inbound and outbound.

o    resume their normal route starting with the bus stop on College St. @ South Charlotte St.

o    serve the bus-stops on Broadway St. @ College St. and Broadway St. @ Walnut St.

o    detour off of South Pack Square and Market St., unable to serve two bus-stops;

1.  Patton Ave. @ Biltmore Ave. and

2.  College @ Court Plaza.

For ART schedule information call (828)253-5691, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.ridetheart.com.

Garbage and recycling collection schedules will continue as normal during the holiday.  All public safety services, including police, fire and emergency response, will operate according to normal schedule – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Asheville Tourists Celebrate July 4th

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Asheville Tourists announce Independence Day celebrations, July 4-10.

July 4th at 7 pm, the Asheville Tourists play against Greenville Drive.  Fireworks and festivities on July 4th and July 5th at 7, gates opening at 5pm.

July 6th will bring yet another day of Independence Day celebrations by the Asheville Tourists, with the game sponsored by Goodwill.  Those who bring in 3 articles of (slightly) used clothing will receive a free ticket to the game, and Seniors 65+ will receive free tickets.

July 7th is Thirsty Thursday in Asheville at the Tourists stadium, with half priced drinks.

July 8th is a Asheville Tourists’ family night with $1 hot dogs!

July 9th, festivities at the Tourist stadium begin at 6pm, and July 10th even earlier, the Tourists play at 2pm, with a family day of kids running bases, and autograph signings after the game.

For more information, see www.theashevilletourists.com

Buncombe County Government Office Closings July 4th

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – All Buncombe County Government Offices and libraries will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Day at the Buncombe County Landfill will be cancelled Friday, July 1 due to the Fourth of July Holiday.

The Landfill and Transfer Station will be open regular hours on Friday, July 1, Saturday, July 2 & Monday, July 4.