The Asheville Tourists split a double-header on Monday evening with the Charleston RiverDogs. Asheville won the first game 6-1 before being shutout in game two 1-0.
The City of Asheville and Land of the Sky Association of REALTORS® announce the 2015 Asheville Housing Fair to take place from 10 am to 2 pm on September 19th at the Stephens Lee Center.
UNC Asheville’s fall 2016 application is now available. First-year students should apply by Nov. 15, 2015 for early action and maximum scholarship consideration.
More than 70 N.C. Forest Service personnel are currently helping fight fires in the Western United States. And for the first time in its 100-year history, the agency sent fire engines out West, too.
The Know Before You Owe rule will improve the way you’ll receive information about mortgage loans, both when applying for a loan and when you’re getting ready to close.
Biltmore’s archival team works to catalog, manage and preserve Biltmore Estate’s historical records, including drawings, photographs, books, manuscripts and oral histories.
An anonymous creek that runs through West Asheville’s Falconhurst community has been claimed and could get a name in coming months.
Lex 18 introduces Asheville’s first historical mystery dinner theater focused on Thomas Wolfe on September 20th.
The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory ranks among the top in the nation at using technology to help solve gun crimes, according to federal officials.
Fruits and vegetables are at the top of USDA’s back to school list, and just in time for the new school year, the Pilot Project for Procurement of Unprocessed Fruits and Vegetables is making great strides.
RiverLink’s RiverMusic brings an evening of alt-country cool to Asheville on Friday, September 11th in the River Arts District.
Made in WNC is the first exhibition to examine how studios in Western North Carolina are participating in the international designer-maker movement.
The Wailers, an iconic reggae band, are returning to Asheville on September 3rd at The Orange Peel. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 on the day of the show.
The City of Asheville will be able to borrow money at a better rate than most other cities, due largely to a stable financial outlook and a growing, well-diversified economy coupled with strong financial management and reserves.
September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month, and wineries and vineyards across the state are planning wine tastings, grape stomps and other special events to celebrate the industry.
The Lexington Avenue Arts and Fun Festival returns to downtown Asheville on Sunday, September 6th from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. The festival is open to all ages and is free!
Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the first wave of participating breweries for its 19th annual event on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.
Tickets are now on sale for of Montreal’s upcoming show at The Grey Eagle on September 20th. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 on the day of the show.
The City of Asheville is planning to improve Livingston Street and a portion of Depot Street with an approach called Complete Streets Improvements. The goal of the project is to make the street safe and comfortable for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.
The joint UNC Asheville / NC State University Mechatronics Engineering Program is offering a new opportunity for high school students interested in robotics.
An enterprising young man recently pioneered a project to preserve a piece of history that wasn’t necessarily forgotten, but just hidden.
The American Association of State Climatologists has announced it will locate the organization’s headquarters and first full-time executive director in Asheville.
Funding grants for the City of Asheville’s 1-2-3 Graffiti Free initiative continue through Sept. 30. After that date, the City’s removal assistance program will be discontinued.
Indigenous people of the Andes Mountains in South America have farmed the nuña bean (a.k.a. “Peruvian Popping bean”) as a staple crop for centuries.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the “STAFF ONLY” doors at the WNC Nature Center?
Asheville’s downtown throngs with many activities that collectively create a unique and vibrant sense of place. Balancing its many uses is an ongoing process in an ever-changing downtown.
Cities are well known hot spots – literally. The urban heat island effect has long been observed to raise the temperature of big cities by 1 to 3°C (1.8 to 5.4°F).
The North Carolina Apple Festival is held annually over Labor Day weekend in Hendersonville, North Carolina. It has been Western North Carolina’s premier family festival for over 60 years.
We’ve all seen criminal investigations shows like CSI. Their increase in popularity has warped the public perception of crime scene forensics and forensic technicians.
With a live show that “could thrill Folsom Prison in ‘58 or CBGB in ‘76”, Kingsley Flood celebrates the mid-point of an ambitious year on September 18th at Isis Music Hall.
Every year, families are faced with the challenge of how to dispose of medicines that are not entirely consumed.
If you have a set of fine china or crystal handed down in your family, you can imagine the care it takes to clean and preserve all the place settings and glasses in the Biltmore collection!
On Sunday afternoon, the Asheville Tourists put the decision of their game against the Rome Braves to bed early.
Local writers will have the opportunity to hone their skills with UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program workshops in poetry and prose.
Shop wisely for back-to-school needs, Attorney General Roy Cooper encourages North Carolina families as the traditional calendar school year begins once more.
Flat Rock Playhouse presents Crimes of the Heart at Playhouse Downtown. Admission starts at $15 and performances continue through September 6th.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg will give a reading at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 26 at UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center.
Western North Carolina is home to an increasing number of craft brewers and an ever-expanding number of events that use local beer to support non-profits.
Asheville’s Innovation Districts are emerging platforms where public-private partnerships intersect with City infrastructure, designed to promote hubs where jobs and sense of place connect with community.
NCWorks Career Centers are now registering more job seekers on the new NCWorks mobile app to connect them to meaningful employment.
Dry weather means that farmers are harvesting their corn a little earlier this year. North Carolina is encouraging farmers to have their corn tested for aflatoxin to prevent contamination of feeds and food.
Looking for a way to get involved in local government and play a part in shaping the future of Asheville? Serving on an Asheville City Council board or commission is a great place to start.
With the 2015 season hitting the home stretch, the Asheville Tourists have officially released their schedule for 2016.
Each year, thousands of visitors flock to the WNC Agricultural Center for the N.C. Mountain State Fair to celebrate the people, agriculture and traditions of Western North Carolina.
Folks longing for cool nights filled with giant-pumpkin displays, racing pigs, thrilling rides and deep-fried delicacies won’t have to wait much longer, as the NC Mountain State Fair is just over a month away.
Asheville Art Museum is thrilled to present Cubism and Other-isms, an exhibition of the work of renowned artist William Wegman on view August 22nd through January 24th.
In celebration of American Craft Week, held October 2nd through 11th, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will present Vessels of Merriment, an exhibition of handcrafted drinking vessels by 25 artists from around the country.
The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public meetings and participation opportunities to gain public feedback in the development of the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan, located at 121 Shiloh Road.
Sylvan Esso, an indie pop duo based in Durham, returns to Asheville on September 28th at Highland Brewing Co.’s Meadow Stage. The show begins at 7:00 pm.
The North Carolina Arboretum is cooling off this summer by opening ticket sales for its second annual Winter Lights exhibit.
The resurfacing schedule for 12 Asheville streets has been nailed down (though it could change due to weather and other factors).
Tickets are on sale now for Mac DeMarco’s October 15th performance at The Orange Peel. Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 on the day of the show.
Trauma Intervention Programs Inc. (TIP), a national nonprofit organization, is working with local public safety officials in Buncombe County and the city of Hendersonville to establish a TIP Chapter in Western North Carolina.
The 2016 Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School, scheduled for Sunday, May 29th, 2016, is an open-road ride beginning in Carrier Park along the French Broad.
Buncombe County Government’s whistleblower hotline is set up to encourage citizens to report any incidents of possible fraud, theft, illegal or unethical behavior by County staff.
LEAF is thrilled to announce the dynamic lineup of performing artists for the Fall 2015 LEAF Festival, taking place October 15-18 near Asheville at the majestic Lake Eden in Black Mountain, NC.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Heritage & Home: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, an exhibition featuring approximately 40 images, as well as a selection of historic photos and artifacts, from photographer Ken Abbott’s Hickory Nut Gap Farm Project.
Runners mark your calendars for Sunday, May 15th, 2016 at 7:15 am, for the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic Races.
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.
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.
This April marks the sixth anniversary of the restoration of the Louis XV Suite, the grandest guest bedrooms in Biltmore House.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Sky High Growth Award to 46 businesses that have experienced outstanding growth in sales and/or employment over the last several years.
Despite a late cold snap, local strawberry growers are expecting a strong season that will last until the first part of June.
The Downtown Asheville Art District invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville’s reputation as a vibrant arts community and “The Paris of the South.”
Join City Market South for their annual outdoor farmer’s market along the esplanade in Biltmore Park Town Square every Wednesday (April through the end of October) between 12 pm and 4 pm.
RiverLink’s RiverMusic will return for a fourth year in 2015 for five Friday nights of free live concerts by the French Broad River in the River Arts District of Asheville.
We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.
The Asheville Downtown Association has announced the lineup for the 27th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru.
Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions.
Buncombe County will begin construction of an addition to the current 40 Coxe Avenue location in downtown Asheville in early April.
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8, 2015.
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.
If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.
Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers!
During these difficult financial times a lot of families are trying to decide if they should vacation out of town or stay home and experience their local area. The money you save by avoiding hotels and eating out will leave a lot of …
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.
Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”!
Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2011 will top out at around $91 billion in the US.
Here are some numbers to keep on your refrigerator that will be useful in an emergency. Included are numbers for power companies, gas, phone service, cable, internet, roads, water, and emergency shelter.
Winter holds a special beauty which emphasizes the silhouettes of many of our fine specimen trees. It’s a good time to look for lesser known flowers.
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 …
It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain?
This winter marks a milestone ski season at Beech Mountain Resort. The resort celebrates 45 years since its christening in 1967, when it became Eastern America’s highest ski area at 5,506 feet in elevation.
The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza.
Nantahala Outdoor Center, named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy …
Gov. Bev Perdue announced that New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the country and the maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, will build its East Coast brewery in Asheville, NC.
Turn your computer off if it won’t be used in the next hour. Don’t turn your computer off and on frequently in one day as this uses more power.
The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located on a lovely ten-acre site next to the UNC-Asheville campus on Weaver Boulevard, is a haven of sorts for more than 700 plant species that are native to this diverse ecosystem we call home – the southern …
The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them.
Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play.
For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.
One of a number of natural beauties for outdoor adventurers and families alike, is to head to one of many area waterfalls. Hiking to the sites is a terrific way to get a little exercise, breathe some fresh mountain air, and spend some …
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.