Picturesque Pack Square Park will transform into an art-lover’s paradise July 1st and 2nd during the Downtown Asheville Festival of the Arts.
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.
Over twenty Appalachian Grown family farms will welcome visitors to their farms during ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour.
Ever wonder what the sources are for any number of The Magnetic Theatre’s world premieres (and, for that matter, contemporary plays worldwide)?
The 2017 season for Asheville Flea For Y’all marks a new chapter and introduces two new show locations: Asheville Outlets and Pisgah Brewing.
Brother Wolf will host its first single dog speed dating event on Saturday, July 1st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at its Adoption Center located at 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville.
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.
Climate change is not just a buzzword or an agreement signed by nearly two hundred nations recently gathered in Paris. It affects us here in Asheville.
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.
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.
The Asheville Tourists knocked off the Augusta GreenJackets 3-0 to finish off the first half of their 2017 South Atlantic League schedule.
Black Mountain singer-songwriter David LaMotte is often spotted wearing his trademark bush hat, but in reality he wears many hats: singer-songwriter, speaker, author, workshop leader, humanitarian activist and more.
UNC Asheville will hold a neighborhood meeting at 7:00 pm on June 29th in the Reuter Center, Manheimer Room on campus, to provide an update on current university construction projects.
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.
Asheville Lyric Opera is pleased to announce a brand new production of Donizetti’s Elixir of Love at the Diana Wortham Theatre on July 14th at 8:00 pm and July 16th at 3:00 pm.
The City of Asheville is looking for your input on ways to improve community engagement in Asheville.
New Belgium Brewing has earned a trifecta of LEED® certifications on all three of their Asheville facilities: Liquid Center tasting room (Platinum), Brewery (Gold), and Distribution Center (Silver).
Celebrate the 4th of July with a moderate, 1.5-mile evening hike to the peak of Sunset Mountain overlooking the town of Black Mountain.
UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad returns in summer 2017 with four free Monday evening shows, featuring Americana/roots, jazz, funk, rock and soul music.
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.
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.
Downtown After 5 takes place on the third Friday of the months May through September and is held on North Lexington Avenue. Events are free and open to the public.
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.
This year marks the fifth year of the Haywood County Arts Council’s (HCAC) ArtShare exhibit. ArtShare is a showing of fine works of art which have been donated to or consigned with the HCAC.
Celebrate summer at Biltmore when the estate’s 21st annual Concert Series begins Thursday, July 27th. Tickets are now on sale.
Hampton by Hilton, the global mid-priced hotel known for providing travelers with its signature Hamptonality service, recently opened its newest property in Asheville.
Don’t miss the African-American history lunch and learn series featuring four great local speakers over the next four months.
Asheville Yoga Center (AYC) announces Asheville-based Our VOICE as its Charity of the Month for June.
This year is the 51st anniversary of Shindig on the Green, a longstanding Asheville tradition. The series begins on July 1st at sundown.
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.
McCormick Field will become the home of the Asheville Hippies on Thursday, June 29th.
Research by wildlife biologists from Clemson University and the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center near Georgetown is shattering conventional scientific understanding about American alligator growth and reproduction.
The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is getting ‘geared up’ for a unique, new, and exciting event coming to downtown Asheville on Saturday, September 23rd, the last day of the annual Active Aging Week.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has attained the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This highest possible rating verifies that Asheville Habitat adheres to sector best practices.
Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch, a perennial summer series, is kicking into gear for the month of July. Sarah Larson started this series of storytelling programs eight years ago.
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.
The Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office, Asheville on Bikes, and Buncombe Bike Ed jointly announce a new Bicycle Ticket Diversion Program (or Cycle Smart).
Blackberries, blueberries, bokchoy, cabbage, collards, cucumbers, eggplants, kale and more are currently in season in North Carolina.
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.
Preseason maintenance and repairs are almost complete on the City of Asheville’s three swimming pools.
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.
Sidewalk improvements will continue to march up College Street with another project this month.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Asheville Art Museum has tapped Brooklyn-based independent curator Jason Andrew as lead curator of a major survey of contemporary art.
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.
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.
Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is pleased to announce the opening of Southern Migrations: Five Years in Asheville, a solo exhibition of contemporary landscape paintings by Michigan-based artist Shawn Krueger.
This fall, chef William Dissen, owner of The Market Place in Asheville, will open a new restaurant, Haymaker, in Uptown Charlotte.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education is offering free outdoor-related workshops for people of all ages and skill levels in June.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Petco are working together to save the lives of cats and kittens in need.
The Asheville Fire Department recently responded to a possible structure fire off Old Chunns Cove Road. When companies arrived on the scene they noticed light smoke coming from one of the units in a duplex of four separate homes.
Gallery of the Mountains, located inside the Omni Grove Park Inn, will feature Asheville artist and illustrator Al Ramirez on Friday, July 7th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
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.
Summertime is the best time of the year for many stargazers. Traditionally, it is a time when folks have extended summer vacations.
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.
Schools are letting out, Memorial Day is here, and for many Americans that means the unofficial start of summer.
Buncombe County and the Town of Woodfin received a major boost for greenway construction with the approval of a $4 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration.
The International Parking Institute has designated the City of Asheville’s Parking Services Division as an Accredited Parking Organization.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to present Hear Our Voice, on view through July 16th, at Asheville Art Museum On the Slope at 175 Biltmore Ave.
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.
Great news, soccer players and ABYSA parents: The planned turf replacement at the John B. Lewis Soccer Complex is underway!
Neighborhoods are a vital part of every community. Every day people visit Asheville for the views, culture and atmosphere, but they relocate here because of our amazing and unique neighborhoods!
The exhibition, now open at the Grand Bohemian Gallery, features the newest original works of Kolbe in an exhibition entitled “Back to the Farm — the North Carolina Collection.”
Generous donors to the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s annual fundraising campaign contributed more than $700,000 in 2017.
The North Carolina Division of Public Health is advising North Carolinians to “Fight the Bite” and take important precautions to protect against tick and mosquito bites during warm weather months.
The Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) announces the launch of a new way to engage, entice and immerse yourself in the flourishing culinary scene of Asheville.
Last year, seventeen boaters lost their lives on North Carolina waters. None of them were wearing a life jacket.
The Armed Forces Families Foundation, a charity organization helping military families in the southeast U.S., recently unveiled a new picnic pavilion at Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical.
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.
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.
Months of restoration on the Roger McGuire Green have paid off with lush sod ready for another season of park lovers and festival goers.
The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the Office of Sustainability has launched the Asheville Edibles Program.
Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.
Buncombe County Commissioners voted to authorize incentives to Avadim Technologies that promises to bring 551 new jobs and invest $25.4 million in the area, reports Carolina Public Press’s Amanda James.
Knowing what type of grass is in your yard, coupled with the scientific results of a soil test, can help homeowners know when the best time to fertilize is and what products are most appropriate to use.
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.
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.
Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.
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 Outlets has announced a new, free shuttle bus service available for area Asheville hotels, convention locations and local attractions.
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.
The City of Asheville is proud to offer an Audio Frequency Induction Loop (AFIL) system in Council Chamber to assist those with hearing loss. The system was generously provided by the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club.
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.
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.
U.S. Cellular has announced that its “Community Connections” program is back for the third consecutive year to provide sponsorship support to local youth organizations.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently voted on proposed rule changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries, game lands, and law enforcement for the 2017-18 seasons.
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.
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.
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.
North Asheville Baptist Church will be changing its official name to Brookstone Church on Easter weekend. The church will be transitioning from its home on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard in North Asheville to Griffee Road in Weaverville on August 20th.
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.
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 Community College’s Student Culinary Team recently won its 10th regional title during a competition at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte.
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.
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.
Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.