ASAP’s Farm Tour is fast approaching. On June 25 and 26, the Farm Tour will give participants an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into the operations of family farms across Western North Carolina.
The pages of Hot Bike magazine are set to come to life on the streets of Asheville on Sept. 7th when the national motorcycle enthusiast brand stops in the city as part of the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour.
North Carolina state park officials will join Carolina Mountain Club volunteers June 4th for the grand opening of a new 20-mile section of the Mountains-to-Sea (MTS) State Trail.
The City of Asheville is seeking submittals from qualified developers to develop a City-owned parcel located at 338 Hilliard Avenue, currently in use but due to be vacated by the City’s Parks Maintenance Facility by January 1, 2017.
The Blue Ridge Barbecue & Music Festival, held this year on June 10 and 11 at Harmon Field in Tryon, NC, has grown to be one of the finest food festivals in the country.
Prestige Subaru selected Asheville Humane Society as the Hometown Charity for the “Share the Love” event. The event brought in $23,574 and the check was recently presented to Asheville Humane Society by Prestige Subaru.
The Asheville Hockey League’s travel team, Asheville Mountaineers, won first place in the 14U division at the Echo Travel Lite Inline Hockey Tournament Series Finals in Snellville, Ga.
Asheville-based, not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is celebrating Urgent Care Awareness month and hopes to educate patients about when to seek medical treatment at an urgent care center versus a hospital emergency room.
For more than 25 years, the Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara have supported programs and activities at the National Historic Site in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors recently conducted a month long sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers.
George and Edith Vanderbilt encouraged their guests to explore the rolling hillsides, manicured gardens and verdant forests surrounding Biltmore House, especially in summertime.
The public is invited to a night of music on May 31st to benefit the Montessori Elementary School of Asheville as it prepares to build more classroom space for its growing school!
The West Asheville stalwart Tastee Diner has been in business since the 1940s and not much has changed. However, a new owner means its popular breakfast will be phased out and in its place there will be lunch and dinner options.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina will host its 13th annual Hula Invitational swim meet Friday, May 27th, through Sunday, May 29th.
Baldor Electric Company has announced 41 new jobs and a $4.2 million investment in facilities and equipment at its Weaverville, N.C. campus.
You’re invited to the Beverly Hills home of the first female ‘superagent’ Sue Mengers. It’s 1981 and the New Hollywood has begun to emerge.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm is excited to announce the launch of their Friday Night Barn Dance and Weekend Dinner Menu this Friday, May 20th through the end of October.
Homeward Bound of WNC, a nonprofit based in Buncombe and Henderson counties, is pleased to announce that effective June 1st they will accept your donations of gently used furniture and housewares at their new donation center.
Asheville City Council took a two-step approach to considering use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) to be used as homestays at a recent meeting.
Among the handful of great American stage dramas of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman stands at or near the top. The Magnetic Theatre presents this incredible classic through May 28th.
The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is happy to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Art in Bloom, a flower-filled annual event that takes place on June 9-11.
Two of the most popular programs of the Madison County Arts Council will be offering summer camp options for young folks.
It’s the premier of the beautiful Julian Price documentary, Envisioning Community, and the release party of the Asheville Sessions CD from the Asheville Symphony.
The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy performs at The Orange Peel on May 25th at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $32 on the day of the show.
City staff have launched an Open City Hall topic on a planned one-way designation of a small portion of South Beaumont Street. This would be in connection with the Beaucatcher Greenway, designed to be part of the River to Ridge Greenway and Trail Network.
These capsules are tiny, but they promise to have a big impact in the fight against climate change.
Celebrate the ultimate in summer sights and sounds at Biltmore when the estate’s 20th annual Concert Series begins Thursday, July 28th. Tickets are now on sale.
Announcing a new season is something Asheville Community Theatre has done for seventy years. Announcing a new season with plays and musicals that are all new to the stage has been done before, too.
Buy Haywood’s “Find your Adventure! 2016 Agritourism Guide” has been released. Printed guides are free and can be found at locations across Haywood County.
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.
Oskar Blues Brewery and the Asheville Downtown Association will present a free community concert with hometown favorites, Steep Canyon Rangers, on June 11th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Pack Square Park.
With authentic southern charm and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains all around, The Omni Grove Park Inn is rolling out the red carpet in 2016 for brides, grooms and their guests with a host of new wedding programs.
Buncombe County Recreation Services presents the Annual Fireworks Display at Lake Julian Park on Monday, July 4th. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join the fun!
WNC residents can find extensive resources for both uninsured and underinsured (by county and type of help such as free clinics, dental and mental health services, food banks, and etc.) with ACAHealthCareHelp.org.
Montford Park Players, an Asheville theatrical tradition, will continue its 2016 season with Shakespearience through May 28th.
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.
Ignite your passion to fight hunger while relaxing on the banks of the Swannanoa River at MANNA FoodBank’s 17th Annual Blue Jean Ball, Saturday, June 4th.
Addison Farms Vineyard is hosting its annual Bud Break party on May 21st from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. You can sample new releases as well your old favorites.
New York Times best selling author Mary Kay Andrews will speak at an author’s luncheon in Mars Hill on Thursday, June 2nd. In addition to the program and book signing, there will be a buffet luncheon and silent auction.
Pack Memorial Library’s North Carolina Room is putting on a six-part series on the last Wednesday of every month focusing on significant historical events that took place in downtown Asheville.
The 2016 Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School, scheduled for May 29th, is an open-road ride beginning in Carrier Park along the French Broad.
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.
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Friends of the Smokies and ride in the 3rd annual Gran Fondo Asheville presented by Duke Energy and BorgWarner on Saturday, June 18th.
WordCamp Asheville is back for another year in 2016. The WordPress conference will be hosted for its third year at Highsmith University Union on the campus of the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Spring marks the end of a long, brutal winter for much of the United States. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money.
Want to see what all the mud is about at the Mad Mountain Mud Run? If you are curious about a mud run or just want to enjoy the muddy entertainment, attend the free Finish Line Festival on June 4th.
Sixteen local plein air artists, including students from Tuscola High School, will participate in the Haywood County Garden Tour on June 18th by choosing a garden on the tour in which to capture the beauty they see.
Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.
The gates and barns of Appalachian Grown family farms will open to the public for ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour on June 25th and 26th.
One of a number of natural beauties for outdoor adventurers and families alike, is to head to one of many area waterfalls.
Spring is here and the growing season is upon us! Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the season.
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces the Medicare class schedule for Medicare Choices Made Easy.
Music legend Brian Wilson has added a slate of new show dates to his upcoming 2016 world tour to celebrate and perform the iconic album Pet Sounds for a final time, in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Biltmore Farms Hotels announces the closing of the Biltmore Village Lodge, formerly the Sleep Inn Biltmore, located in Biltmore Village. The property will be repositioned to make way for a new Hampton Inn & Suites, which will open in spring of 2017.
Looking for the real deal, authentic, just-like-New-Orleans, Cajun and Creole cuisine – in Asheville? Then look no further than Lafayette, French-native-turned-Asheville-restauranteur Michel Baudouin’s latest undertaking on N Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville.
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.
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?
A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal.
Plastic bags are recycled into many different products. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but they can also be reprocessed into small pellets or post consumer resin, which can become feed stock for a variety of products such as new bags, …
Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.
In mid-November, SAHC purchased 89 acres at the southern end of the designated Yellow Mountain State Natural Area in Avery County, NC. This new land protection project in the stunning Highlands of Roan adjoins and nearly adjoins other, larger tracts of the Yellow …
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 …
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.
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, many visitors to Western North Carolina find themselves drawn to any number of the region’s pristine waterfalls for the visual entertainment and cooling respite that they offer from the day’s heat.
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.