Fall at Biltmore

Fall Arrives in Biltmore’s Gardens

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Biltmore’s gardens, he planned their beauty to last through all four seasons. It’s little wonder the blooms of the estate’s gardens continue well into fall.

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Asheville Zombie Walk Set for Oct. 9th

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Asheville, prepare to become lunch. Zombies are on the move again! Help us spread the zombie infection during the 11th annual Asheville Zombiewalk in downtown Asheville.

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Asheville School Drama Presents “Anatomy of Gray”

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Asheville School Drama presents “Anatomy of Gray” by Jim Leonard, Jr., coming to the Walker Arts Center’s Graham Theater on Thursday, October 20th and Friday, October 21st at 7:15 pm.

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8th Annual Eliada Corn Maze is Now Open

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

This year’s corn maze design features an airplane, clouds, a globe, and local business and title sponsor, MB Haynes. Eliada is proud to host, yet again, WNC’s largest corn maze with all proceeds going toward caring for the Eliada kids and families.

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Luella’s Backs Marching Band Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Luella’s BBQ will be supporting the Asheville High School Marching Band with a special fundraiser at this week’s football game versus A.C. Reynolds High School on Friday, September 30th.

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Protect From Mosquitoes After Storms

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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.

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Spectacular Fall Foliage on the Way

Monday, September 26, 2016

A long spell of dry weather during the spring and summer could provide some of the most brilliant colors seen in several years for leaf-lookers headed to the mountains of Western North Carolina this autumn.

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100 Years of Farming Celebration at Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hickory Nut Gap Farm is hosting its One Hundred Years of Farming Celebration on Saturday, October 15th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. One hundred years ago, Elizabeth and Jim McClure set out on a new farming adventure in the foothills of Fairview.

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NC Voter Registration Deadline is Approaching

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is twenty-five days before the date of an election. This year’s general election voter registration deadline is Friday, October 14, 2016.

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Brother Wolf’s Howl-O-Ween Walkathon and Fall Festival

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Halloween is enjoyed by children, the young at heart, and, this year, your canine friends as well. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is holding their second annual Howl­-O­-Ween Walkathon on Saturday, October 29th at the Eliada Corn Maze from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

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3rd Annual WNC Garlic Fest on October 1st

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The 3rd annual WNC Garlic Fest will be taking place October 1st in the South Slope district. Join the garlicky fun for free and experience garlic like you never have before!

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Asheville Art Museum Presents an Exhibition of Political Art

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Art, like politics, can create change. The artists represented in the Asheville Art Museum’s new exhibition Creating Change: Political Art from the Permanent Collection have created works that are a catalyst for dialogue.

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Asheville Tea Company Begins Brewing

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jessie Dean, a West Asheville mom and lifetime outdoor enthusiast, launched Asheville Tea Company in September, featuring craft teas blended with locally sourced ingredients and chock full of Asheville flavor.

The 34th Annual Asheville Quilt Show

The 34th Annual Asheville Quilt Show

Monday, September 19, 2016

The 34th annual Asheville Quilt Show takes place September 30th through October 2nd at the WNC Agricultural Center in the Davis Event Center pavilion.

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The Asheville Symphony 2016-2017 Season

Friday, September 16, 2016

Series subscriptions, ticket packages, and single tickets are on sale now. Single tickets for all concerts are $22-62, depending on seating section (reduced youth pricing is available).

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UNC Asheville to Host Author Carolyn Finney

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Carolyn Finney, author of “Black Faces, White Spaces”, will speak at UNC Asheville at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29th in the Humanities Lecture Hall.

Eco-friendly Houses

Buildings of the Future

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The buildings of today account for 40% of energy consumption and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.

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Asheville Greenworks Root Ball

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Asheville Greenworks does a lot of great volunteering and cleanup events for our area, and they also contribute to green education in our region through multiple school programs.

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Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Fall 2016 Event Line-Up

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Summer ends soon, and NOC’s second major season is just around the corner. Fall brings NOC’s most popular events and a full slate of outdoor activities with the backdrop of brilliant mountain foliage.

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Hurricane Preparedness Includes Animals, Too

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

When a hurricane is headed your way, you can decide your best course of action. Your animals can’t. They depend on you to make the decisions for them.

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New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.

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September is Hunger Action Month

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This September the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks will mobilize across all fifty states in an effort to bring an end to hunger.

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Asheville Lyric Opera Announces Upcoming Events

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Asheville Lyric Opera (ALO) is presenting a multitude of performances, Opera Talks, and public concerts in their 2016-2017 seasons. From Singing in the Park to Cavalleria Rusticana, there is an event for everyone.

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Nurturing Children: Salsa For The Whole Family

Thursday, September 1, 2016

During a recent session of YWCA’s Salsa, Sabor y Salud, families and team members got together to make pineapple salsa before visiting the WNC Farmer’s Market to explore the delicious, fresh produce in season, which included mountains of tomatoes!

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2016 Asheville Oktoberfest Tickets on Sale Now

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The 2016 Asheville Oktoberfest will be held at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville on Saturday, October 8th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Tickets start at only $40 and are available for purchase online.

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Celebrate the Bounty of Biltmore’s Harvest This Fall

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Biltmore’s fields, gardens and vineyards will take center stage this fall throughout the estate, with harvest menus at estate restaurants, the Winery and outdoor activities populating the fall calendar.

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NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May.

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Pan Harmonia Announces Its 17th Season

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pan Harmonia announces its new season of chamber music by acclaimed local instrumentalists. Its eclectic performances take place in a variety of venues around the area including art galleries, historic churches, and a Cadillac showroom.

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Six Tips for Using Your Credit Card

Monday, August 22, 2016

Your favorite store is having a sale. You’ve bought all your items on your shopping list, but you’re tempted to peek in the store to look for a few last minute gifts.

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Is Your Small Business Social Enough?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a few dozen followers?

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LEGO® Brick Sculpture Exhibit Now Open at The N.C. Arboretum

Monday, August 15, 2016

Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum will enjoy a fun-filled outdoor adventure this summer and fall at the Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks, on display throughout the Arboretum’s gardens through October 23rd.

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Staying Safe Around Bears

Wednesday, July 20, 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.

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Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.

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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.

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Take a Ride with LaZoom Comedy Tours

Wednesday, July 13, 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!

Wine Life

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

If you think rosé wines are just a little too pink to be truly great wines, think again—rosé wines are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.

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Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Wednesday, July 13, 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.

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Tourists Extend Partnership with Rockies Through 2018

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Colorado Rockies and the Asheville Tourists recently announced that the two organizations have extended their partnership with a new Player Development Contract that will run through 2018.

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Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hiking to area waterfalls is a terrific way to get a little exercise, breathe some fresh mountain air, and spend some time with family and friends. In fact, this is just the type of outing of which memories are made.

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Credit or Debit?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.