Funny Business at The Grey Eagle presents Valentine’s Comedy Shows with Bengt Washburn at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm on Saturday, February 11th.
From string bands to celestial hammered dulcimer sounds, music emanates from many downtown Asheville sidewalks. So much so, Asheville’s street performer scene is part of our brand as a city.
The doors are now open for the main room of the Asheville Masonic Temple — where Asheville City Market winter vendors have set up tables full of their products — and the atmosphere is anticipatory, festive, and full of excitement.
Gabe Brown, a nationally-recognized innovator of cover crop cocktails in no-till grain and livestock production systems, will be in the Western NC region this March.
Registration is open for the fourth annual Gear Grinder in the Green River Valley, featuring team and individual races for mountain bikers.
Susan Lenz: In Stitches opens at Grovewood Gallery in Grovewood Village on February 17, 2017. This exhibition will showcase framed textile art and one-of-a-kind fiber vessels by South Carolina artist Susan Lenz.
State health officials are emphasizing the importance of testing homes for radon during the month of January for National Radon Action Month.
Learn, discover and have fun in this unique hands-on exhibit when “Discover the Dinosaurs UNLEASHED” roars into the US Cellular Center on Saturday, January 28th and Sunday, January 29th.
The annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day will be held from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Feb. 18th at UNC Asheville.
Eight community and regional projects in Western North Carolina have been recommended for Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding. The recommendations total more than $3 million in funds.
The highly anticipated 13th Annual Miniatures Show at American Folk Art will feature fourteen of the gallery’s artists.
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.
Set your sights on a fresh start this year with the 2017 Friends of the Smokies’ Classic Hike Series sponsored by Mission Health.
“FDA approved!” Maybe you saw those words on a company’s website, or in a commercial promoting a new product or treatment.
More than thirty multifamily rental properties are in development in Buncombe County, a sign that the shortage of rentals could soon ease.
Bill Bares, best known locally for his jazz piano performances at White Horse Black Mountain and Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, begins UNC Asheville’s spring Music Lecture Series with Jazz and the Sounds of Nature.
The Asheville Tourists are in search of a Public Address Announcer for the upcoming baseball season and will hold tryouts at McCormick Field on Tuesday, January 31st from 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
Apples, collards, herbs, peanuts, spinach, and sweet potatoes are currently in season in North Carolina.
North Carolina has a proud history of conservation and the local Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) play an important role.
The Grey Eagle presents Dead Horses and The Greenliners on January 27th at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show.
Experience one of Asheville’s fastest growing breweries this Groundhog Day and support Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Hi-Wire Brewing’s charitable pint night on Thursday, February 2nd.
Join us in coming together for a winter feast on February 12th at the Event Barn at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, NC. All proceeds will support the work of Organic Growers School.
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) recently announced plans for the relocation of the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) to the Asheville Office Park at College Street and Town Mountain Road.
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.
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).
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends 30 minutes of physical activity a day for adults, 60 minutes for children, at least five days a week.
Asheville’s Salvage Station is proud to welcome Rorey Carroll and Taylor Martin with special guests on Friday, January 28th at 8:00 pm.
RiverLink is excited to announce the 10th annual Voices of the River Art and Poetry Contest, celebrating a decade of colorful, creative, and inspiring art and poetry submissions from pre-K to 12th-grade students.
The team at Nutritious Thoughts is pleased to announce that as of January 13th, 2017, their practice will relocate to 31 College Place, Building B.
The recent rescue of two hikers in the Shining Rock Wilderness would not have been possible without the efforts of over 100 local, regional, state and federal responders.
The country’s largest touring food truck & craft beer festival company, Food Truck Festivals of America (FTFA), is branching out to new markets in 2017, including Asheville, NC.
ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) kicks off 2017 with their 14th Annual Business of Farming Conference and two workshops in partnership with NC Cooperative Extension and Mountain BizWorks.
The Asheville City Council is seeking interested individuals to fill three seats on the Board of Education.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture National Resource Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) recently announced 2017 funding allocations from the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
The Share the Warmth program provides financial assistance for heating bills during the winter season for low-income families within the Duke Energy service territory in the Carolinas.
A couple of years ago Zoe Rhine, a Special Collections Librarian at Pack Memorial Library, set out to see if she could find the origins of the name Montford. Many people have pondered the question: who named it and why was it named Montford?
Beginning February 1st, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, will offer free tax preparations for taxpayers of low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.
Scammers are asking people to pay for big online purchases — like cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs and tractors — with Amazon gift cards.
Astrophysicist and New York Times bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson will give a science talk in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Tuesday, June 13th, at 7:30 pm.
Two hikers lost in the Shining Rock Wilderness area in Haywood County were rescued Saturday evening thanks to the efforts of helicopter crews and nearly 100 ground based rescuers from over two dozen local, state, and federal agencies.
The third quarter of 2016 saw numerous positive all-time records set in the four-county Asheville metro (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson and Madison counties).
If you had a dollar for every New Year’s resolution you’ve broken, what would you do with all that money?
RiverLink offers a monthly riverfront bus tour about Asheville’s past, present and future, and the signup page for the 2017 tours is now available.
The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed revisions to the regulations that address smoking in national parks.
It all started from an inquiring nature and a willingness to explore. How could there be fish swimming out of the mountain?
Here in Western North Carolina, we’re likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in our lives.
Retailers estimate as many as 1.2 million unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, were sold by the end of December, a 112 percent increase over 2015.
The Asheville Tourists have officially released their schedule for 2017. Asheville will host 70 regular season games, 32 in the first half of the season and 38 in the second half.
While under construction, the Asheville Art Museum will continue to offer youth art programs by partnering with community organizations. These programs are designed to engage and inspire kids to learn in new ways.
As we begin a new year, let’s look ahead to five City of Asheville projects that residents will notice in 2017. Guided by City Council’s 2036 Vision, these focus areas of equity in City services are led by Council policy.
Mount Mitchell, part of North Carolina’s Black Mountain Range and the highest peak in the US east of the Rockies, is one of the more popular stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
State environmental officials are asking the public to provide input on the proposed reclassification of a small segment of the Catawba River located in McDowell and Burke counties.
Did you know that more than 100 North American bird species supplement their natural diets with birdseed, suet, fruit and nectar obtained from backyard bird feeders? It’s true!
Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.
The site of the EDACO junkyard for over twenty years, RiverLink’s Karen Cragnolin Park on Amboy Road in West Asheville has taken one more step towards becoming a part of Asheville’s ever-expanding greenway system.
This year’s seasonal flu just claimed the life of a Buncombe County resident. This is the first flu related death in Buncombe County this flu season.
The Thomas Wolfe Memorial has announced their upcoming 2017 schedule of short story discussions. Many readers fall in love with Wolfe’s expansive view of American life, while others struggle with the enormousness of scale.
When a faculty or staff member retires from Warren Wilson they continue to be part of the College community. Some remain very close and even live on or near campus, while others reconnect each year at the retired faculty and staff luncheon.
The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce the 2017 Professional Development Grant for Artists. These resources will be granted to individuals to attend professional development courses to aid them in reaching their business goals.
Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.
At some point in the past fifteen years the wooly adelgid was unintentionally introduced to the East Coast, and, ever since, the invasive insects have been sucking the life out of the native hemlock species.
Every time January 1st rolls around, it’s the same song and dance: you create New Year’s resolutions in an attempt to better yourself during the coming year.
The National Endowment for the Arts has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017.
The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a decision. The decision indicates that the Court has overturned the original legislation which allows the City of Asheville to retain operation of the water system.
Kevin and Betty Lee, the owners of the Happy Jacks restaurant in Asheville, are donating 200 basketballs from their charity Kevi Bears Kids to Eblen Charities for the local Christmas toy drive.
The Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office has released its 2016 list of top ten baby names for girls and boys.
Funny Business is excited to announce that in 2017 its comedy shows will be held at The Grey Eagle.
Many Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes beginning January 2nd thanks to additional funding approved by City Council.
The weather has a habit of changing pretty quickly, especially during the winter season. Powerful winter storms driven by jet streams can bring copious amounts of snow and ice, along with blowing snow and whiteout conditions.
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.
Winter weather in the mountains of Western North Carolina can be very unpredictable – a warm, sunny, magnificent Monday often leads to a cold, snowy, and treacherous Tuesday.
Lyft, one of the fastest growing on-demand transportation services in the U.S., has launched in Asheville, meaning everyone in the area will be able to get an affordable ride around town.
McKibbon Hospitality recently announced that its AC Hotel Asheville Downtown will feature the work of ten local and regional artists in its public spaces, guestrooms and suites.
Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities.
Dr. Jesse Dingle, a 19-year education veteran who currently serves as principal of Virginia’s largest high school, will become the new principal of Asheville High School. He arrives on June 19, 2017.
With the winter months upon us, the Asheville Fire Department is reminding homeowners about the fire dangers associated with heating equipment.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the state’s Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) beginning Dec. 1st, 2016.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, many parents idle their vehicles while waiting for their children to be released from school, wasting fuel and producing both smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions.
A parking garage construction project is underway at Asheville Regional Airport which has resulted in temporary changes to parking at the airport.
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!
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.
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.
Thousands of young people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism.
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.
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.
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.
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.