Nutcracker Ballet

Ballet Conservatory of Asheville Presents The Nutcracker

Friday, December 15, 2017

A magically festive, full-length production of Nutcracker, featuring professional classical dancers and the Ballet Conservatory’s celebrated pre-professional company, takes the Diana Wortham Theatre stage this weekend.

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Friday, December 15, 2017

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.

Hickory Nut Gorge

Hickory Nut Gorge Offers Events for New Year’s

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Thrill seekers can attend two unique events in the Hickory Nut Gorge on New Year’s Day. Starting at 8:00 am, visitors can join Chimney Rock State Park Superintendent James Ledgerwood for the park’s First Day Hike.

Sod at Roger McGuire Green

New Sod Coming to Pack Square Park

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

In an ongoing effort to keep the Roger McGuire Green green, the City of Asheville is sodding Pack Square Park in December this year instead of January.

Doctor Meeting with Patient

Norovirus Outbreak Spreads Across Carolinas

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Norovirus is a germ that spreads quickly and easily. It causes vomiting and diarrhea that come on suddenly. Millions of people get ill with norovirus each year.

Local Farmers Market

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Monday, December 11, 2017

All through the winter, area farmers tailgate markets are full of provisions from vegetables to meats, fruits to cheese, bread to eggs, and everything in between.

Asheville-centric Cookbook

Asheville-centric Cookbook to Benefit Animals

Monday, December 11, 2017

Last month the Asheville food scene was decidedly vegan-leaning as eighteen of the area’s best restaurants competed to create the most delicious plant-based meals.

Community Development

United Community Development to Hold Dedication

Monday, December 11, 2017

United Community Development of N.C., a nonprofit that provides economic revitalization to the historically black community of Southside, will host a dedication ceremony on December 18th at 12:00 pm.


Local Schools Win in NC Crunch Contest

Monday, December 11, 2017

Schools in Haywood, Buncombe and Halifax counties recently earned top honors in the apple-focused NC Crunch Contest sponsored by the N.C. Farm to School Cooperative.

Help Animals This Holiday

You Can Make a Difference This Holiday Season!

Monday, December 11, 2017

The holiday season can be a hectic time. Between shopping for gifts, attending holiday get-togethers and trying to manage our regular routines, it might seem difficult to make time for anything else.

Dog Chewing on Bone

No Bones (or Bone Treats) About It

Monday, December 11, 2017

Many dog owners know not to toss a turkey or chicken bone to their dog; those bones are just too brittle. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the risk goes beyond that.

Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular

The 34th Annual Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular

Friday, December 8, 2017

Last year’s Bernstein Family Christmas Spectacular at the Magnetic Theatre saw the beloved and incomprehensible cousin Jerry get electrocuted, the introduction and training of Jimbo’s Latin lover, and the usual family squabbles.