Winter Farmers Markets

Fresh at Winter Farmers Markets This Week

Monday, January 23, 2017

The doors are now open for the main room of the Asheville Masonic Temple — where Asheville City Market winter vendors have set up tables full of their products — and the atmosphere is anticipatory, festive, and full of excitement.


Fourth Annual Hunter Subaru Gear Grinder

Monday, January 23, 2017

Registration is open for the fourth annual Gear Grinder in the Green River Valley, featuring team and individual races for mountain bikers.

Window XXXIII by Susan Lenz

Grovewood Gallery Debuts New Exhibition

Monday, January 23, 2017

Susan Lenz: In Stitches opens at Grovewood Gallery in Grovewood Village on February 17, 2017. This exhibition will showcase framed textile art and one-of-a-kind fiber vessels by South Carolina artist Susan Lenz.

A-B Tech Culinary Team

A-B Tech Culinary Team Heads to Nationals

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A-B Tech Community College’s Student Culinary Team recently won its 10th regional title during a competition at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte.

FDA Not Approved Stamp

Is It Really ‘FDA Approved?’

Thursday, January 19, 2017

“FDA approved!” Maybe you saw those words on a company’s website, or in a commercial promoting a new product or treatment.

Bill Bares

Jazz and the Sounds of Nature on Jan. 24th

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Bill Bares, best known locally for his jazz piano performances at White Horse Black Mountain and Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, begins UNC Asheville’s spring Music Lecture Series with Jazz and the Sounds of Nature.

Asheville Tourists Logo

Tourists to Host Public Address Announcer Tryouts

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Asheville Tourists are in search of a Public Address Announcer for the upcoming baseball season and will hold tryouts at McCormick Field on Tuesday, January 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

Mountain Lake

Helping People Help the Land

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

North Carolina has a proud history of conservation and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) play an important role.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option.


Ways To Be Active

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, 60 minutes for children, at least five days a week.

A 2016 Art & Poetry Contest entry

RiverLink’s 10th Annual Art & Poetry Contest is Now Open

Friday, January 13, 2017

RiverLink is excited to announce the 10th annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest, celebrating a decade of colorful, creative, and inspiring art and poetry submissions from pre-K to 12th-grade students.


Nutritious Thoughts Announces New Location

Friday, January 13, 2017

The team at Nutritious Thoughts is pleased to announce that as of January 13th, 2017, their practice will relocate to 31 College Place, Building B.

Discovering Montford’s Early History

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A couple of years ago Zoe Rhine, a Special Collections Librarian at Pack Memorial Library, set out to see if she could find the origins of the name Montford. Many people have pondered the question: who named it and why was it named Montford?

Tax Assistance at the Libraries for 2017

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Beginning February 1st, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, will offer free tax preparations for taxpayers of low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Blue Ridge Mountains

Lost Hikers Rescued From Shining Rock Wilderness Area

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Two hikers lost in the Shining Rock Wilderness area in Haywood County were rescued Saturday evening thanks to the efforts of helicopter crews and nearly 100 ground based rescuers from over two dozen local, state, and federal agencies.


Budgeting for the New Year

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

If you had a dollar for every New Year’s resolution you’ve broken, what would you do with all that money?

Asheville Center

Asheville 2017: Bond Implementation, New Website and More

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

As we begin a new year, let’s look ahead to five City of Asheville projects that residents will notice in 2017. Guided by City Council’s 2036 Vision, these focus areas of equity in City services are led by Council policy.


Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

Thomas Wolfe

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial Announces Short Story Club for 2017

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Thomas Wolfe Memorial has announced their upcoming 2017 schedule of short story discussions. Many readers fall in love with Wolfe’s expansive view of American life, while others struggle with the enormousness of scale.

Beetles Helping Buncombe

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

At some point in the past fifteen years the wooly adelgid was unintentionally introduced to the East Coast, and, ever since, the invasive insects have been sucking the life out of the native hemlock species.

Happy New Year

Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Every time January 1st rolls around, it’s the same song and dance: you create New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to better yourself during the coming year.

Asheville City Bus

Asheville Bus Routes to Expand Hours in 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Many Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes beginning January 2nd thanks to additional funding approved by City Council.

Snowy Road

Getting Traction: Tips for Traveling in Winter Weather

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The weather has a habit of changing pretty quickly, especially during the winter season. Powerful winter storms driven by jet streams can bring copious amounts of snow and ice, along with blowing snow and whiteout conditions.

Neighborhood Potluck

Neighborhood Profile: Norwood Park

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Norwood Park is a 26-acre planned community north of downtown Asheville.  The neighborhood is bounded by Murdock, Norwood, Woodward and Farrwood Avenues, between Merrimon and Kimberly Avenues.

Lyft Ridesharing App

Lyft Launches Service in Asheville

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lyft, one of the fastest growing on-demand transportation services in the U.S., has launched in Asheville, meaning everyone in the area will be able to get an affordable ride around town.

Heating Assistance

Eblen Charities Expands Heating Assistance Program

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Asheville is fortunate to have a unique combination of people, businesses, activities, and interesting side roads that come together to give it a depth of spirit unlike any other city in the South.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Monday, November 21, 2016

While seeing a bear is an exciting moment, it is important to remember that bears are wild and can be dangerous. Their behavior is sometimes unpredictable.

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lock your financial documents and records in a safe place at home, and lock your wallet or purse in a safe place at work. Keep your information secure from roommates or workers who come into your home.

The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Monday, July 18, 2016

Scientists just got one step closer to the next generation of solar panels. Today’s solar panels convert sunlight to electricity using silicon crystal chemistry.

911 Dispatch Call Center

Buncombe County Now Accepts Texts to 911

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Buncombe County is now accepting text to 911 calls allowing persons who cannot dial 911 for whatever reason to make contact with emergency services by text message.

Keep Safety First When Cleaning Up Storm Debris

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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.

Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Friday, December 28, 2012

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.

The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina

Friday, December 28, 2012

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.