Arts Festival

Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts

Monday, June 26, 2017

Picturesque Pack Square Park will transform into an art-lover’s paradise July 1st and 2nd during the Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts.

Fireworks in Downtown

The 2017 Ingles Independence Day Celebration

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4th from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.

Acoustic Guitar Player

Pritchard Park’s 2017 Singer/Songwriter Series

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Pritchard Park Singer/Songwriter Series highlights local musical talent over ten weeks while activating a hub of downtown: Pritchard Park. Ben Phan is the featured performer on June 29th.

Solar Eclipse

Learn About “The Eclipse of a Lifetime” at PARI

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A total solar eclipse, one that many are calling “The Eclipse of a Lifetime,” will cross over Transylvania County on August 21st. You can learn what it’s all about during a special presentation at PARI July 14th.

The Danger of Consumer Fireworks

Thursday, June 22, 2017

It’s a patriotic holiday, but the Fourth of July has a dark side. That’s because on a typical Fourth of July there are more fires nationally than on any other day of the year.

Eliada Homes

CEO Tim Sinatra Resigns From Eliada

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It is with the deepest of regrets that Eliada Homes announces that, because of extenuating family circumstances, CEO Tim Sinatra is resigning and moving back to Oregon, effective June 28th.

The Jasper String Quartet, photo by Dario Acosta

Swannanoa Chamber Music Series Launches 48th Season

Monday, June 19, 2017

Whether it’s the unmatched authors in the MFA Program for Writers residency or the world-renowned musicians of the folk and Celtic variety, summers at Warren Wilson College have put the fine arts front and center.

French Broad Paving

Asheville Street Resurfacing Projects to Begin

Monday, June 19, 2017

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.

Throckmorton Pottery, Fish Vase, c. 1940, Museum Purchase.

Asheville Art Museum Installs Works at SECU Branches

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Asheville Art Museum has installed works which have a special connection to Western North Carolina in the lobbies of three State Employees’ Credit Union branches in the Asheville area.

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Asheville

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The emerald ash borer has invaded the city of Asheville, on Craftsman Circle, marking the third confirmation of EAB in Buncombe County and the first evidence of ash trees under attack within the city.

Yoga in the Park

Enjoy Yoga in the Park This Summer

Monday, June 12, 2017

Asheville Yoga Center is currently hosting its fifth year of the popular Yoga in the Park series on Saturdays at Reuter Terrace in Pack Square Park.

Sweet Potatoes

What’s in Season in North Carolina?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Blackberries, blueberries, bokchoy, cabbage, collards, cucumbers, eggplants, kale and more are currently in season in North Carolina.

Movies in the Park

City of Asheville’s 2017 Movies in the Park Season

Friday, June 9, 2017

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. Up, a 3D computer-animated comedy-drama adventure, is the featured movie for July 14th.

Flat Rock Playhouse's Annie

Annie Takes the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse

Friday, June 9, 2017

Leapin’ lizards! For the very first time, America’s favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie.

Splashville

Splasheville Is Now Repaired, So Bring the Kids

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Bring the kids down to Pack Square Park for some water play. The Splasheville repairs were recently completed and it is once again sending up sprays of water for families to enjoy.

"The Trail Town" Elkin mural with mural artist Michael Brown

New Artwork Added to Appalachian Mural Trail

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Even to this day, people can still see the results of what the USA did for its people during the Great Depression. Called the WPA, the Works Progress Administration was the largest and most ambitious American project ever.

June Garden Chores

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Maintain the mowing height for fescue lawns at 3 inches. Try to mow frequently enough to remove no more than 1/3 of the blade at a time.

Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool Camps

Bob Moog Foundation Holds Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool Camps

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Bob Moog Foundation will be sparking the imaginations of Asheville kids this summer, providing a series of four week-long Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool Camps that will be co-hosted by the Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS).

French Broad River

RiverLink Receives $50,000 Challenge Grant

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

RiverLink, the non-profit catalyst for environmental and economic vitality of the French Broad River, has received a $50,000 grant from an anonymous donor.

2017 Indigo Ball

2017 Indigo Color Ball Scheduled for Sept. 9th

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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.

An Escape Room in New Jersery

Escape Out Opens in Asheville

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Elicia Ward, owner of Escape Out, recently announced the opening of a new location in downtown Asheville. The escape room concept places participants in “locked” rooms with clues strategically places throughout the rooms.

Stargazing

Stargazing Tips for Summer Skywatching

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summertime is the best time of the year for many stargazers. Traditionally, it is a time when folks have extended summer vacations.

Blueberries

NCDA&CS Expects Good Late-variety Blueberry Crop

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Despite a late March freeze that affected early varieties of blueberries grown in North Carolina, marketing specialists with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services anticipate plenty of later varieties available for consumers to enjoy.

Volunteers at Mana Foodbank

MANNA FoodBank Receives Morgan Stanley Award

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MANNA FoodBank recently announced a $50,000 grant from the Morgan Stanley Foundation to expand its MANNA Packs for Kids Program, which helps to ensure students continue to receive nutritious food during school breaks.

Dog on Leash

Don’t Forget Your Leash

Monday, May 8, 2017

Here in Buncombe we love our animals, especially dogs. Don’t forget that our Animal Control Ordinance requires that everyone keep their dogs on a leash at all times when they are away from their own property.

Real ID

North Carolina to Offer REAL ID Licenses and ID Cards

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is now producing the state’s first REAL ID, an optional license or identification card that meets the security requirements of the federal REAL ID Act.

ASAP Local Food Guide

ASAP’s 2017 Local Food Guide is Here

Friday, April 21, 2017

Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.

New Home

Home Prices in Asheville Increase 9.1 Percent

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In Asheville, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 9.1 percent in February 2017 compared with February 2016. On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 1.6 percent in February 2017 compared with January 2017.

911 Dispatch Call Center

Buncombe County Now Accepts Texts to 911

Wednesday, April 5, 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.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Monday, April 3, 2017

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.

Asheville Neighborhood Profile: Chestnut Hills

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Power Line

What Is the Power Grid?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.

Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

The 90th Annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The 90th Annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival will be held for the first time at A-B Tech’s Asheville campus in the new A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

Solar Eclipse

NASA Taps PARI for Total Solar Eclipse Research

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.

Runner

Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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.

Enjoy a Walk Through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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.

A-B Tech Culinary Team

A-B Tech Culinary Team Heads to Nationals

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A-B Tech Community College’s Student Culinary Team recently won its 10th regional title during a competition at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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.

Biofuel

Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

Neighborhood Potluck

Neighborhood Profile: Norwood Park

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Monday, November 21, 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.

LaZoom Comedy Tour

Take a Ride With LaZoom Comedy Tours

Monday, October 17, 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!

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.