Blue Ridge Mountains

The Community Foundation Awards $460,450 in Grants

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved thirteen focus area grants to support regional projects in early childhood development, food and farming, natural and cultural resources, and people in need.

Power Line

How Does the Power Grid Work?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ever since Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla battled it out during the War of the Currents in the late 19th century, electricity has been a central part of life in America.

MerleFest on the Road

MerleFest Brings Show to Isis Music Hall

Monday, February 27, 2017

MerleFest on the Road, featuring Mark Bumgarner, Locust Honey, and Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy, will make a pit stop at Isis Music Hall Thursday, March 2nd.

Asheville Tourists Baseball

Rockies Unveil Tourists 2017 Coaching Staff

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Colorado Rockies have announced the Asheville Tourists field staff for 2017. Manager Warren Schaeffer and Development Supervisor Marv Foley will return for another season to headline the coaching staff.

A 2016 Art & Poetry Contest entry

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

Friday, February 24, 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.

City of Asheville

Buncombe Approves $500,000 Annually to Battle Poverty in Black Community

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved a package of $500,000 to support the black community after hearing a presentation from residents and community leaders who described many challenges the community faces in trying to lift neighborhoods out of poverty.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.

Richmond Matthew

Percussionist Matthew Richmond Will Lecture at UNC Asheville

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

UNC Asheville Lecturer in Music Matthew Richmond, composer and percussionist, will present a free public lecture, “Rhythm in Science and Spirituality,” in the next installment of the university’s spring Music Faculty Lecture Series.

Solar Eclipse

NASA Taps PARI for Total Solar Eclipse Research

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In 1962, NASA chose a scenic location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program.

Runner

Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Hydraulic Fracturing

Community Debate Scheduled on North Carolina Fracking

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Four local experts on North Carolina’s environment and energy policy will meet in the Asheville High School auditorium to debate the resolution “Fracking should be abolished in the state of North Carolina.​”​

Asheville Parking Meter

Asheville Parking Fees to Increase

Monday, February 20, 2017

Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1st, you’ll need one more. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25.

Helicopter

Asheville Helicopter Tours Offer Bird’s Eye View

Monday, February 20, 2017

Corporate Aircraft Solutions recently announced the expansion of the Oasis Helicopter Tour operations into Asheville, NC. The tours are scheduled to open March 15th with the fixed base operations (FBO) at the Asheville Regional Airport.

Tax Assistance at the Libraries

Monday, February 20, 2017

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, is offering free tax preparations for taxpayers of low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Diana Wortham Theatre’s Next Stage

Diana Wortham Theatre’s Next Stage Campaign

Friday, February 17, 2017

Diana Wortham Theatre recently announced its public campaign, The Next Stage, to raise the final $300,000 of its $3.1 million capital campaign goal to transform into a facility with three distinct performance venues.

City of Asheville

City of Asheville to Partner With Code for Asheville

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Mark Saturday, March 4, 2017, on your calendars. In line with the City’s Open Data Policy, the City of Asheville is partnering with Code for Asheville to host Open Data Day 2017.

Park Avenue Home

Neighborhood Profile: Park Avenue

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Park Avenue development in South Asheville, off of Sweeten Creek Road between Ballentree and the Givens Estate, was started in 1984.

Cyclists

Fourth Annual Hunter Subaru Gear Grinder

Wednesday, February 15, 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

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Susan Lenz: In Stitches is on display at Grovewood Gallery in Grovewood Village through March 31st. This exhibition will showcase framed textile art and one-of-a-kind fiber vessels by South Carolina artist Susan Lenz.

Television Remote Controls

What Vizio Was Doing Behind the TV Screen

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC, consumers didn’t know that while they were watching their TVs, Vizio was tracking their activity.

Publix Store

Publix Opens First Store in Weaverville

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Publix Super Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of the Publix supermarket at Weaverville Plaza in Weaverville. The 49,000 square-foot Publix is the company’s first store in Weaverville.

Carrier Park Velodrome

Carrier Park Velodrome to Be Resurfaced

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hello Asheville bicyclists! Do you use the velodrome in Carrier Park? Then you’ll want to know about upcoming improvements to the track.

Asheville Folk Co-working Space

Asheville Folk Co-working Space Now Open

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Asheville Folk, a collective of local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, recently opened a boutique co-working space. The space is home to local creators and entrepreneurs you would normally find working diligently in coffee shops.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Enjoy a Walk Through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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.

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.

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.

Biofuel

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.

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.

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.

LaZoom Comedy Tour

Take a Ride With LaZoom Comedy Tours

Monday, October 17, 2016

Asheville is widely known as a unique, lovely, giddy little city. There’s never been anything quite like it, and there’s never been anything anywhere like the multiple award-winning LaZoom Comedy Tours!

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.

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.