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.
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.
Celebrate fall with the 40th annual Hey Day fall family festival at the WNC Nature Center from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on October 8th.
Crossing College Street from the county parking deck over to the Buncombe County Courthouse or Asheville City Hall can be kind of like playing Frogger.
The City of Asheville was named Municipal Innovator during this month’s North Carolina Digital Government Summit in Raleigh. The award recognizes the City’s updated open-data portal, data.ashevillenc.gov.
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.
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.
The men’s soccer team won their first conference victory of the season at home against Longwood University (3-2) in double overtime in their recent matchup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The first day of fall was September 22nd! And trees will start shedding their leaves soon.
Mission Health will host a career fair for information technology professionals on Sept. 28th from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The Taste of Asheville, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 17th, is Asheville’s premiere food event which features over forty-five independent restaurants, as well as various local wine and beer vendors.
McKibbon Hospitality recently announced new details for the project under construction at the site of the former BB&T building in downtown Asheville including the project name, branding concepts and design story.
Ten Thousand Villages in Montreat located in the Moore Center will once again support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity with its annual Community Shopping Event on October 2nd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Asheville Vaudeville is going to get a little bit political with their next two shows on Saturday, October 8th at Toy Boat Community Artspace in Biltmore Village.
The City of Asheville and Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS recently announced the second annual Asheville Housing Fair, taking place from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on October 8th at the Stephens Lee Center.
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.
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.
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.
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
A selection from the Isaiah Rice Photograph Collection, titled “The Way We Were,” will be on display at WCQS starting Oct. 7th with an opening reception at 5:00 pm on Oct. 7th.
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!
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.
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 N.C. Mountain State Fair recently announced the winners in both its dutch oven cook-off and sweet-potato cooking contest.
Imagine if everything on your computer was “kidnapped” — including all of your precious family photos and important personal documents.
The 34th annual Asheville Quilt Show takes place September 30th through October 2nd at the WNC Agricultural Center in the Davis Event Center pavilion.
If you travel through the intersection of Craven Street and Hazel Mill Road, you may have noticed that crews have begun installing the pergola at the trailhead on the Craven Street Project.
Elevate, Venture Asheville’s entrepreneurship development program, is now accepting applications for its third cohort of fifteen early-stage, high-growth startups.
Wine lovers have plenty of ways to celebrate the state’s $1.7 billion wine and grape industry in September during North Carolina Wine and Grape Month.
Comedian James Adomian will perform two shows in downtown Asheville at The Millroom. Adomian will appear at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on Friday, November 11th.
One goal, no interruptions, and every gift matched! It may not sound like it, but the WCQS Fall Fund Drive is underway.
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).
Meals on Wheels of Asheville-Buncombe County is asking for your help to keep area seniors warm this winter.
Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer will give a State of the City address at 12:00 pm on Oct. 4th in the U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall.
Asheville Regional Airport is pleased to announce that it will break ground on a five-story parking garage on October 3rd, 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.
Grants totaling $8.4 million from the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund will be awarded to 32 local governments to help fund land acquisition, development and renovation of public park and recreation areas.
Asheville Regional Airport art gallery has unveiled its newest exhibit. Revealed is an eclectic group of works highlighting four of our region’s artists.
The buildings of today account for 40% of energy consumption and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.
With the help of the City of Asheville and the Kenilworth Residents’ Association, RiverLink’s Name That Creek program is set to name a new stream.
Historic Biltmore Village businesses and ASAP recently partnered for a perfect evening under the stars. The inaugural event, which is sure to be repeated, served as a fundraiser for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
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.
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.
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.
The 2016 Asheville Tourists baseball season is one that will not be soon forgotten.
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.
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.
The fall weather can be very inviting after a long, hot summer. Enjoy the season outside by tending to lawns and gardens, and preparing plants for the winter.
Asheville values the spirit of cooperation, teamwork and advocacy for marginalized populations. Phyllis Roberts and Ashley Campbell are two local professionals who embody this sense of community.
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.
On select Fridays in September and October, visitors to Grovewood Gallery will be able to watch Asheville fiber artist Karen Kennedy needle-felt fall pumpkins using locally dyed wool.
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!
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.
Finding ways to solve some of the world’s biggest problems is the underlying challenge that inspired UNC Asheville alums Marjorie McGuirk and Jeff Hicks to collaborate on a new tool that recently launched
Thousands of young people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism.
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.
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 for brides, grooms and their guests with a host of new wedding programs.
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.
With the 2016 season hitting the home stretch, the Asheville Tourists have officially released their schedule for 2017.
Wiley Cash, returning to his alma mater as writer-in-residence for 2016-17, will host the UNC Asheville Visiting Writers Series, bringing a variety of authors to campus for public readings and discussions.
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.
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.
Nine Asheville-area law enforcement officers and juvenile court counselors are now better equipped to respond to people with issues related to mental illness, alcohol or drug use or a developmental disability.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the national launch of myRA, a simple, safe and affordable new savings option for those who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work.
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?
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.
Asheville City Council recently voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election.
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.
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.
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.
Six nonprofits serving Western North Carolina will receive $900,000 over three years from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Melvin R. Lane Fund.
The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious two-year American Art program grant of $375,000.
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!
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.
Asheville Humane Society’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
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.
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.
Southern Season’s smaller format Taste of Southern Season store is now open! The 2,000-square-foot shop with onsite parking is located at 4 Swan Street in Biltmore Village.
Beginning July 1st, Buncombe County will begin accepting text to 911 calls allowing persons who cannot dial 911 for whatever reason to make contact with emergency services by text message.
Visitors to the area now have a new mobile tool to help them plan a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The app is called “Blue Ridge Parkway – Travel Planner.”
By any measure, Asheville’s catastrophic Flood of 1916 stands as “The Flood by Which All Other Floods Are Measured.”
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.
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.
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?
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.