Appalachian music professor Phil Jamison has released his highly anticipated book examining the history of square dances, step dances, reels and other forms of dance from southern Appalachia.
The US Cellular Center is currently accepting applications from qualified volunteer groups to assist in the concessions operations when needed at the US Cellular Center.
There is just one more chance this summer to see The Vanishing Wheelchair’s monthly magic show, “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” at St. Mary’s Church on August 22nd at 7:30 pm.
Asheville Humane Society has created a program to help when those unplanned life hardships come your way.
From road trips to air travel, the words “summer vacation” are ones we dream of all year long—there’s just something about warm weather that puts us in the mood to take time off and enjoy ourselves!
Sam Howard’s longest outing of the season entering Monday night’s start was seven innings. The Asheville Tourists left-hander accomplished that plus two more innings against the Rome Braves.
AdvantageWest plans to suspend operations by the end of this year, but its programs and initiatives are expected to live on.
Asheville Anime Regional Convention is a fan-operated event scheduled for August 1st at the US Cellular Center.
The North Carolina Arboretum is cooling off this summer by opening ticket sales for its second annual Winter Lights exhibit.
In July, honey supers should be placed on the hive for Sourwood flow. Around Asheville, you have to watch the Sumac bloom because you’ll want to keep it separate from your Sourwood.
The Asheville Art Museum presents a dazzling Textile & Metal Jewelry Workshop with local artist Joanna Gollberg on Saturday, August 1st from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Experience the rich, cultural history of Asheville and Buncombe County during the 1st Annual LEAF Downtown event in the Voices of Asheville tent.
Professional golfer Nancy Lopez, 48-time winner on the LPGA Tour, gave the keynote address to 100 guests at the Women’s Leadership Conference hosted at UNC Asheville.
State Veterinarian Doug Meckes announced additional precautions that are being put in place to help North Carolina prepare for a possible introduction of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
Three afternoons a week, 91-year-old Palmer Carlin comes into the Energy Department’s National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and begins having fun.
LEAF Schools & Streets and Asheville Parks & Recreation have partnered once again to bring arts education to children across Western North Carolina.
Curtain up! Light the lights! Ready or not, here comes Mama! Performances of the musical Gypsy will be held at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage through August 16th.
Sleeping in this summer is not in the cards for 15-year-old Dank Campbell Jr. Instead, the rising sophomore at SILSA heads to his summer internship at City of Asheville Meter Services each day at 8:00 am.
WNCAP’S largest fundraiser of the year, Dining Out for Life, exceeded all expectations, as it passed $176,000 on a rainy, chilly day.
The Asheville Police Department, Asheville Fire Department, and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will host a local National Night Out event from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm on August 4th at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.
A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.
Each and every week, area farmers tailgate markets have newly in-season vegetables and fruits to boast — there are almost too many to name here!
Saundra Grant-Sellers became a mentor when she was just a kid—she just didn’t know it. When her father would take the family out to ride bikes or go skating, they’d always invite the neighborhood children along.
The resurfacing schedule for 12 Asheville streets has been nailed down (though it could change due to weather and other factors).
The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services available through its “my Social Security” portal.
LEAF is bringing the celebration of communities, creativity, diversity and families to downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park, which is the coalescence of twenty years of connecting cultures and creating community.
5Point Film Festival brings its presence to the Southeast as it launches its regional concert-style film festival in Asheville, NC, on August 14 and 15, 2015.
Drivers heading down Kimberly Avenue will encounter a new stop sign at Hampstead Road, recently installed as part of a pedestrian enhancement.
RiverLink’s Wilma Dykeman RiverWay promotes economic development in three primary categories: art, wellness & health and recreation.
NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft just accomplished one of the most exciting feats in the history of space exploration.
When Sierra Nevada set out to open a new brewery in North Carolina, they were excited about designing the place from the ground up.
With the Asheville Tourists trailing by one run with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning, Drew Weeks stepped to the plate determined to extend the game.
Charrette: A meeting in which stakeholders in a project work to brainstorm and map solutions.
The online Cyclone Center – a project spearheaded by UNC Asheville’s Chris Hennon – has already gotten the attention of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Whether you travel a lot or just a little, you’ve probably gone online to book a hotel stay. Sometimes you might find a travel comparison site gets you the best deal.
The Indian spice trade, Portuguese royalty, and a shipwreck: what do these adventure-story elements have to do with Biltmore House?
You might call them backyard cottages. The official name is “accessory dwelling units: ADUs.” They are nothing new; you will find existing units dotted around town, sometimes as garage apartments.
The Asheville Downtown Association is partnering with Asheville Radio Group for the South Slope series of Race to the Taps on August 8th. They’re looking for volunteers to help out with the event.
5Point Film Festival is proud to announce the launch of its inaugural short film and recreation festival on August 14 and 15 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
The Asheville Tourists began their seven-game road trip on the right foot. They jumped out to an early lead against the Savannah Sand Gnats and ended up with an 8-2 victory.
Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Herbicides, whether applied by themselves or in the form of weed and feed products that combine fertilizer and herbicide in one application, can easily run off into streams and lakes and can migrate into groundwater supplies in areas of porous soils.
Tickets are on sale now for Mac DeMarco’s October 15th performance at The Orange Peel. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 on the day of the show.
Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (TIP), a national nonprofit organization, is working with local public safety officials in Buncombe County and the city of Hendersonville to establish a TIP Chapter in Western North Carolina.
The 2016 Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School, scheduled for Sunday, May 29th, 2016, is an open-road ride beginning in Carrier Park along the French Broad.
Fourth Annual National Physical Education Institute at UNC Asheville Emphasizes Role of New TechnologyPosted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015
New technology is shaping the way physical education is taught, and educators from across the world will convene to learn how they will take part in this digital revolution at the fourth annual National Physical Education Institute.
Local berries are the stars of summer – from the last of the strawberries to blue-hued blueberries and rosy-red raspberries—which are popping up now at area farmers tailgate markets and on the menus of Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants.
Buncombe County Government’s whistleblower hotline is set up to encourage citizens to report any incidents of possible fraud, theft, illegal or unethical behavior by County staff.
LEAF is thrilled to announce the dynamic lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2015 LEAF Festival, taking place October 15-18 near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Heritage & Home: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, an exhibition featuring approximately 40 images, as well as a selection of historic photos and artifacts, from photographer Ken Abbott’s Hickory Nut Gap Farm Project.
Registration is now open for RiverLink’s Anything That Floats Parade which will be held on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 on the French Broad River in Asheville.
Runners mark your calendars for Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 7:15 am, for the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic Races.
Earth Fare, an organic and natural healthy grocery store, announces the relocation of their home office headquarters to a newly renovated, state-of-the art facility on Continuum Drive in the Fletcher Commerce Park.
Make the most of Asheville’s summer days and long evenings with events and activities in City of Asheville parks.
The Carolina Panthers’ 2015 training camp opens Friday, July 31st, with the Lowe’s Kickoff Party.
Hot weather can actually increase your fuel economy. Your engine warms up to an efficient temperature faster; summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy; and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air.
LEAF is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of performing artists for the inaugural LEAF Downtown AVL, taking place August 1st and 2nd in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park.
Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is honored to host a solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John Jordan.
The Asheville Downtown Association’s Pritchard Park Summer Series gets into full swing this week with four nights of programming in downtown’s Pritchard Park.
The National Park Service and the YMCA of the USA are launching a joint program that will provide memorable and meaningful experiences for youth on public lands this summer.
The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina’s premier family festival for over 60 years.
Summer nights are set to sizzle at Biltmore when the estate’s 19th annual Concert Series begins Friday, August 7th. Tickets are now on sale.
Looking for the real deal, authentic, just-like-New-Orleans, Cajun and Creole cuisine – in Asheville? Then look no further than Lafayette, French-native-turned-Asheville-restauranteur Michel Baudouin’s latest undertaking on N Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville.
This April marks the sixth anniversary of the restoration of the Louis XV Suite, the grandest guest bedrooms in Biltmore House.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Sky High Growth Award to 46 businesses that have experienced outstanding growth in sales and/or employment over the last several years.
Despite a late cold snap, local strawberry growers are expecting a strong season that will last until the first part of June.
LEAF Community Arts is proud to announce the first Annual LEAF Downtown AVL taking place August 1st and 2nd in Pack Square Park.
The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present Prime Time: Third Annual New Media Juried Exhibition, on view through August 2, 2015.
The Downtown Asheville Art District invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville’s reputation as a vibrant arts community and “The Paris of the South.”
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period.
Join City Market South for their annual outdoor farmer’s market along the esplanade in Biltmore Park Town Square every Wednesday (April through the end of October) between 12 pm and 4 pm.
RiverLink’s RiverMusic will return for a fourth year in 2015 for five Friday nights of free live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville.
We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.
The Asheville Downtown Association has announced the lineup for the 27th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru.
Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.
Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name-brand outlets and local retailers.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions.
Buncombe County will begin construction of an addition to the current 40 Coxe Avenue location in downtown Asheville in early April.
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8, 2015.
MovieMaker Magazine has named Asheville, NC as one of the five best places to live and work as a moviemaker.
When it comes to what’s in your wallet, consumers have choices. Here are some tips and information to help you understand the differences between credit and debit cards.
Highland Brewing Company announced expansion plans to add 15 jobs and invest $5 million in new equipment and facilities over the next three years.
Recent winter storms felled trees and branches across North Carolina. The N.C. Forest Service encourages homeowners and others who prune trees or burn yard debris to use caution and follow some basic steps.
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal.
If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.
Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers!
During these difficult financial times a lot of families are trying to decide if they should vacation out of town or stay home and experience their local area. The money you save by avoiding hotels and eating out will leave a lot of …
Plastic bags are recycled into many different products. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but they can also be reprocessed into small pellets or post consumer resin, which can become feed stock for a variety of products such as new bags, …
Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.
Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”!
Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2011 will top out at around $91 billion in the US.
Here are some numbers to keep on your refrigerator that will be useful in an emergency. Included are numbers for power companies, gas, phone service, cable, internet, roads, water, and emergency shelter.
Winter holds a special beauty which emphasizes the silhouettes of many of our fine specimen trees. It’s a good time to look for lesser known flowers.
In mid-November, SAHC purchased 89 acres at the southern end of the designated Yellow Mountain State Natural Area in Avery County, NC. This new land protection project in the stunning Highlands of Roan adjoins and nearly adjoins other, larger tracts of the Yellow …
It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain?
This winter marks a milestone ski season at Beech Mountain Resort. The resort celebrates 45 years since its christening in 1967, when it became Eastern America’s highest ski area at 5,506 feet in elevation.
The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza.
Nantahala Outdoor Center, named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy …
Gov. Bev Perdue announced that New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the country and the maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, will build its East Coast brewery in Asheville, NC.
Turn your computer off if it won’t be used in the next hour. Don’t turn your computer off and on frequently in one day as this uses more power.
The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located on a lovely ten-acre site next to the UNC-Asheville campus on Weaver Boulevard, is a haven of sorts for more than 700 plant species that are native to this diverse ecosystem we call home – the southern …
The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them.
Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play.
For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.
One of a number of natural beauties for outdoor adventurers and families alike, is to head to one of many area waterfalls. Hiking to the sites is a terrific way to get a little exercise, breathe some fresh mountain air, and spend some …
Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …
Asheville’s Urban Trail, an entertaining, informative, and artistic walk through Asheville history, is 1.7-miles of architecture and memories from earlier times in this engaging mountain city.
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, many visitors to Western North Carolina find themselves drawn to any number of the region’s pristine waterfalls for the visual entertainment and cooling respite that they offer from the day’s heat.
Most people aren’t aware that Western North Carolina is the brewing capital of the Southeast. In fact, on just about any day of the year, one can select from about 50 locally brewed craft beers.
The most visited winery in the United States isn’t located in the Napa Valley. Perhaps a surprise to some, it is at the Biltmore Estate.