Downtown After 5 takes place on the third Friday of the months May through September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.
The Asheville Wine & Food Festival celebrates all that’s worth savoring in the mountains. This year’s festival offers several signature events full of culinary panache in downtown Asheville.
Celebrate summer at Biltmore with the estate’s 21st annual Concert Series. Newsboys, Mandisa, and Tony Bennett are the featured artists this weekend.
Airbnb recently announced that the total solar eclipse and move-in weekend at UNC Asheville are expected to bring nearly 4,000 guest arrivals to the region – a 45% increase from the weekend prior.
There are lots of places to view the August 21st eclipse if you don’t mind heavy traffic and being crowded among hundreds or thousands of other viewers.
This September, twenty-nine Asheville-area hotels will jointly embark on a major month-long collaboration to help feed the thousands of families that face hunger every day across Western North Carolina.
The Asheville Tourists dropped a tough game to the Rome Braves, 8-1, one night after battling Rome for 17 innings. Asheville was outhit 15-2 and committed three costly errors in the loss.
The Flat Rock Playhouse has been awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Community Foundation of Henderson County. The grant will be used for Studio 52, Flat Rock Playhouse’s educational initiative and family programming.
Planning has been ongoing for months in preparation for thousands — likely hundreds of thousands — of people to travel either to or through North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st.
Blue Ridge Parkway staff and volunteers are actively preparing for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.
Sick of being sick? Tired of sticking your poor finger all day to monitor blood sugar? Weary of worrying those weird pains are either cancer or a heart attack?
Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is making her first official trip to North Carolina and the North Carolina Arts Council is partnering with The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to host a public event in her honor.
American Idol fame touched Asheville once. Could it happen again?
Entering Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Augusta GreenJackets, the Asheville Tourists were well aware of the fact they were still without a home day game win this season (0-11).
Flow Food for Movement, a workshop on nutrition for yoga, will take place 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Saturday, Aug. 19th, downtown at The Block Off Biltmore.
UNC Asheville’s Office of Admissions and Financial Aid now offers campus tours on demand each weekday, with personalized meetings with admissions counselors and student ambassadors.
Outdoor recreation abounds in Western North Carolina with plenty of camping, hiking, fishing, and paddling adventures to be had.
The National Honey Bee Day program started with a single concept: to bring together beekeepers, bee associations, as well as other interested groups to connect with communities to advance beekeeping.
Though there’s plenty of “back-to-school” talk, summer is still in session. There’s still enough time to pack in last-minute swimming excursions and grilling.
Local nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina will be launching their most expansive recruitment drive to date on August 30th.
Montreat College will host its 3rd annual RETR3AT Cybersecurity Conference on October 27th on the Montreat College campus. RETR3AT is designed to engage, educate, and raise awareness about cybersecurity in Western North Carolina and beyond.
Asheville artist Daniel Nevins reflects on a quarter-century of image making in an exhibition coming to Mars Hill University’s Weizenblatt Gallery.
Locals have been sporting custom event t-shirts since April, and they are ready to show visitors that Bryson City is a friendly and fun town and the best spot to watch the Solar Eclipse.
It takes at least three generations for any winery to “come into its own.” The first generation learns what types of grapes will grow and thrive in the vineyard.
The Western North Carolina Historical Association has announced the selection of semifinalists for the 62nd annual Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will soon celebrate the start of four new homes in its Arden neighborhood.
This year is the 51st anniversary of Shindig on the Green, a longstanding Asheville tradition which takes place every Saturday through Sept. 2nd
Acclaimed chefs John Fleer of Asheville’s Rhubarb and Tandy Wilson of City House in Nashville, TN, are joining forces on Aug. 22nd to help alleviate Pisgah Legal Services’s recent funding cuts.
High-diving firemen and roaming dinosaurs are just two of the new entertainment acts joining the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair Sept. 8-17 at the WNC Agricultural Center.
Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is pleased to announce the opening of Southern Migrations: Five Years in Asheville, a solo exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger.
The City of Asheville’s 2017 season of Movies in the Park, a free monthly movie series in Pack Square Park, is in full swing. Rogue One is the featured film on September 15th.
Choosing to be a potter requires a creative spirit, a strong work ethic, long hours, and a wild capacity to dream. The Village Potters have created an environment that fosters these qualities.
After dropping five consecutive one-run games, Asheville refused to let Lexington make things close in the series opener. The Tourists pulled out a convincing 7-0 rain-shortened win.
Students at University of North Carolina at Asheville will participate in “Sex Signals,” an award-winning sexual assault prevention program, on August 20th.
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.
For months, news streams across the country have been filled with commentary about The Great American Solar Eclipse that will cross over fourteen states in August. And for good reason.
A woman inherits a sugarcane farm. Instead of selling it, she works to make it a successful business. That’s the foundation of Natalie Baszile’s “Queen Sugar.”
The United States Navy Band is coming to Asheville as part of its 2017 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.
Montford Park Players is proud to announce their production of the family classic Peter Pan. All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District.
AARP and the YMCA of the USA have announced a pilot collaboration to combat social isolation and improve health and fitness levels in older adults.
A 16-year-old paint horse in Cabarrus County has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis.
With the end of summer vacation just around the corner, students and parents alike begin to prepare for the upcoming school year.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) recently worked with the Town of Weaverville to place a conservation easement on 310 acres of the Weaverville Watershed.
Nestled above Biltmore Avenue between McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium to the north, Mission Hospital to the south, and Beaucatcher Mountain to the east, Oakhurst is a small community of about 45 houses.
Our VOICE is thrilled to announce the launch of a referral and informational textline, offered in English and Spanish, for all people who are interested in services or support after experiencing sexual trauma.
August is here, which means that it’s time to take care of a few things in the garden. Don’t worry, follow these tips and you’ll be right as rain.
UNC Asheville will present David Brooks, a leading analyst of American culture and politics, in a free public lecture at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 12th.
The North Carolina Stage Company has announced its 2017-2018 season. Upcoming productions includes witty comedies, insightful dramas, heartwarming stories, music and more!
Hundreds of local children have access to nutritious meals this summer thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Green Opportunities and the Asheville City Schools Nutrition Department.
Flat Rock Playhouse presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s enduringly popular musical Joseph and the Amazing Techincolor Dreamcoat, onstage through August 20th.
Following a series of hikes this spring, Buncombe County Recreation Services has added additional community hikes this summer across Buncombe County.
Rock climbing, paddling, campfires and s’mores. Live music and Hubba Hubba Smokehouse. What more could your family dream of?
The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County’s annual gala on September 23rd will feature locations that represent not only different eras, but the variety of different people who have made this historic city what it is today.
Hold on to your hats, Asheville. This August, Buxton Hall is teaming up with High Five Coffee to spawn the first ever ‘Hog-ust’, a month-long celebration dedicated to what each does best – great BBQ and killer coffee.
Plan ahead to decide if you’re going to make use of an indirect viewing method or to watch the eclipse directly by using eclipse glasses.
The 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair is just around the corner, but fair lovers can save now on admission and ride tickets by purchasing them in advance.
The North Carolina Arboretum has a great new exhibit you won’t want to miss. It’s called Winged Wonders: Step Into the World of Butterflies.
Explaining the excitement of chasing an extreme thunderstorm across the Great Plains is a bit like trying to explain chocolate ice cream.
The 2017 season for Asheville Flea For Y’all marks a new chapter and introduces two new show locations: Asheville Outlets and Pisgah Brewing.
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.
The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, UNC Asheville, Mix 96.5, and the828.com are pleased to announce they will be co-hosting Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival on August 21st.
Every third Saturday of the month through November, the resident artists at Grovewood Village open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works.
ASAP’s Local Food Experience will celebrate the connections between farmers, chefs and artisan food producers.
The Haen Gallery, located in downtown Asheville, presents “A Summer Configuration.” The exhibition will run through the end of August.
The program enables low-income homeowners to age in place by offering low-cost home improvements that improve accessibility, safety, and comfort.
Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is offering a special rate of $25.00 on sports physicals for all elementary through high school students residing in Buncombe and Transylvania counties now through December 31, 2017.
Knowing what type of grass is in your yard, coupled with the scientific results of a soil test, can help homeowners know when the best time to fertilize is and what products are most appropriate to use.
The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the Science Pub, a free Friday night guest speaker series.
Deadlines are quickly approaching for folks hoping to showcase their skills and hard work at the 2017 N.C. Mountain State Fair, Sept. 8-17 at the Western N.C. Agricultural Center.
Ransomware attacks are the fastest growing malware threats. On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016.
In the late 1800s, it was fashionable for families like the Vanderbilts to have a getaway “great camp” or lodge in the Adirondacks so that they could enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and boating.
Asheville Outlets and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue are offering a free Healthy Hikers Walkers Club now through September 17th.
The Asheville Police Department invites residents to apply for the fall semester of the Citizens Police Academy.
This summer, UNC Asheville’s new students are reading Jennine Capó Crucet’s novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, as part of the university’s first-year reading program.
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.
Thanks to advancements in solar energy, we’re now able to efficiently heat air and hot water through passive solar design and active solar thermal systems.
The BMW Group has been a committed “local player” in the US market for a quarter-century: On 23 June 1992, the BMW Group announced its decision to build its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Public health officials remind everyone to “tip and toss” outdoor water containers after heavy rain. Disposing of standing water is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce breeding sites for mosquitoes near houses.
As the temperature starts to rise, the ASPCA reminds pet owners of simple ways to help animals beat the heat and have a happy and healthy summer.
Ever wonder what the sources are for any number of The Magnetic Theatre’s world premieres (and, for that matter, contemporary plays worldwide)?
The resurfacing schedule for twelve Asheville streets has been nailed down (though it could change due to weather and other factors). Work is slated to continue through December 1st, weather permitting.
Don’t miss the African-American history lunch and learn series featuring four great local speakers over the next four months.
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is getting ‘geared up’ for a unique, new, and exciting event coming to downtown Asheville on Saturday, September 23rd, the last day of the annual Active Aging Week.
The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office, Asheville on Bikes, and Buncombe Bike Ed jointly announce a new Bicycle Ticket Diversion Program (or Cycle Smart).
Blackberries, blueberries, bokchoy, cabbage, collards, cucumbers, eggplants, kale and more are currently in season in North Carolina.
Preseason maintenance and repairs are almost complete on the City of Asheville’s three swimming pools.
The Asheville Art Museum has tapped Brooklyn-based independent curator Jason Andrew as lead curator of a major survey of contemporary art.
The Indigo Ball will have attendees bouncing around town to themed parties, and reconvening for the Color Ball saturated in the color indigo on the evening of September 9th, 2017.
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.
Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.
Chestnut Hills Neighborhood encompasses an area north of the downtown Central Business District that starts at the corner of East Chestnut/Merrimon Avenue, running northward to Hillside Street.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently voted on proposed rule changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries, game lands, and law enforcement for the 2017-18 seasons.
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.
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.
North Asheville Baptist Church will be changing its official name to Brookstone Church on Easter weekend. The church will be transitioning from its home on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard in North Asheville to Griffee Road in Weaverville on August 20th.
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.
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.
The country’s largest touring food truck & craft beer festival company, Food Truck Festivals of America (FTFA), is branching out to new markets in 2017, including Asheville, NC.
Kevin and Betty Lee, the owners of the Happy Jacks restaurant in Asheville, are donating 200 basketballs from their charity Kevi Bears Kids to Eblen Charities for the local Christmas toy drive.
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.
Unfortunately, many parents idle their vehicles while waiting for their children to be released from school, wasting fuel and producing both smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions.
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!
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.
Avadim Technologies, Inc. has announced an expansion that will create 551 new jobs and $25,400,000 in capital investment over the next five years.
Thousands of young people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism.
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.
The Biltmore Village of today is as charming an area of town as anyone is likely to find.
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 …
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.
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?
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.