ART bus service routes and facilities will operate on a partial holiday schedule on July 4th. The Independence Day holiday is one of six holidays throughout the calendar year that ART offers service.
The 48th Annual Mountaineer Antique Auto Club Car Show will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center on July 3rd and 4th.
UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad series will conclude with the popular bluegrass band Chatham County Line at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 13th.
Earth Fare, an organic and natural healthy grocery store, announces the relocation of their home office headquarters to a newly renovated, state-of-the art facility on Continuum Drive in the Fletcher Commerce Park.
There’s no better way to celebrate the quintessential American holiday, July 4th, than at a state historic site or museum.
Join in this magical Independence Day celebration as fireworks are cast over beautiful Lake Lure on July 3rd. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:00 pm.
Make the most of Asheville’s summer days and long evenings with events and activities in City of Asheville parks.
MANNA FoodBank recently received a $25,000 grant from Morgan Stanley to help fund the MANNA Pack Program, a child hunger initiative that helps to ensure students receive nutritious food during school breaks.
According to the American Automobile Association, it is estimated that 41.9 million people will travel during the July 4th holiday period; the most in eight years.
The Asheville Downtown Association will host the Ingles Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4th from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at Pack Square Park.
July 4th celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence — and for many people, the celebration includes fireworks.
If your vehicle is manufactured by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, or Toyota, you may be affected by a recall on airbags.
Middle school students from eight Western North Carolina counties learned what it takes to be a successful college student at UNC Asheville’s two-day GEAR UP summer enrichment program.
The City of Asheville is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Jade Dundas will serve as the City’s new Water Resources Director, effective July 13th.
Local Asheville residents are hungry for history. Eighty-three people gathered in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library to hear new research about the life and family of Rafael Guastavino (1842-1908), the renowned Spanish architect known for his vaults and domes.
The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center recently announced that Design Apprentice and Museum Intern Carley Brandau will travel to Moscow this summer to take part in an exhibition at the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum.
Organic Growers School is pleased to announce the award of $15,000 from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina for its Farm Pathways project.
While leftovers can make quick and tasty meals, it’s important to remember to refrigerate them promptly and reheat properly. You can help keep your family safe from food poisoning at home by following basic guidelines from the USDA.
The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is asking fishermen and swimmers to voluntarily take steps to avoid attracting sharks to areas where people swim.
More than 200 volunteers, including a large contingent from UNC Asheville’s Athletics Department, recently came together to build a new playground for Oakley Elementary School in Asheville.
In a recent blog post, Matt Eddy, CEO of Habersham, discusses Habersham’s new Biltmore Custom Built-In Cabinetry program.
Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot, bus stop, or subway station.
Two 2015 Asheville High School graduates, Amanda Valdes and Mariah Lee, have become the first recipients of UNC Asheville’s new AVID for Higher Education Scholarship and will attend the university in the fall with all costs covered.
Shaping our energy future into one that is efficient, reliable, affordable, and sustainable is a significant undertaking. Much of this effort is focused around the energy industry, utilities, and power grids—which can seem intangible to the average consumer.
July 4th is free fishing day in North Carolina. From 12:01 am until 11:59 pm, everyone in North Carolina can fish in any public body of water without purchasing a fishing license or additional trout fishing license.
The City of Asheville is accepting applications for the Recreation Advisory Board, a citizen advisory board to city staff and City Council on matters pertaining to the operation of park facilities and recreation programs within the City of Asheville.
Administered by the staff at Jenkins Arboretum and Gardens in Devon, Pennsylvania, this program focuses on singling out some of our region’s best native plants for home landscapes.
Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010.
The Carolina Panthers’ 2015 training camp opens Friday, July 31st, with the Lowe’s Kickoff Party.
Forty Asheville Fire Department firefighters responded to the scene of a building collapse at 290 Haywood Road in West Asheville. No one was in the building and no injuries were reported.
UNC Asheville will host the second annual Celebrating Middle School Success exhibition at Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, featuring some 50 works of art by area middle school students.
It is important to control weeds in your garden because they compete with your vegetables for water and nutrients. Also weeds often harbor insects and diseases.
Hot weather can actually increase your fuel economy. Your engine warms up to an efficient temperature faster; summer grades of gasoline can have slightly more energy; and warm air causes less aerodynamic drag than cold air.
Join us for the rollicking world premiere of The Merchant of Asheville at the newly opened Magnetic 375.
LEAF is thrilled to announce the stellar lineup of performing artists for the inaugural LEAF Downtown AVL, taking place August 1st and 2nd in the heart of Downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park.
Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is honored to host a solo exhibition for award-winning woodturner John Jordan.
The Western North Carolina Historical Association is now accepting nominations for the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award.
Please join us on July 24th as Matisyahu helps Mountain True in the ongoing work to save the French Broad River.
The Asheville Downtown Association’s Pritchard Park Summer Series gets into full swing this week with four nights of programming in downtown’s Pritchard Park.
After an extensive national search, the city of Asheville recently announced that Tammy Hooper will become the city’s next police chief, effective July 20, 2015.
As the 2015 hurricane season begins, FEMA has launched a new feature to its mobile app to help you be prepared and stay informed about severe weather.
The Senior Services Directory is a comprehensive directory of services for aging adults.
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.
The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department has announced the schedule for the 2015 swimming pool season.
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.
An exhibit of new paintings by Jonas Gerard will open at The Asheville Loft on June 28th and will run through July 27th, with an opening reception on July 3rd from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Summer nights are set to sizzle at Biltmore when the estate’s 19th annual Concert Series begins Friday, August 7th. Tickets are now on sale.
Swimming is one of life’s great pleasures. It offers many health and fitness benefits, cools you off in the summer, and provides a great opportunity to socialize with family and friends.
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.
LEAF Community Arts is proud to announce the first Annual LEAF Downtown AVL taking place August 1st and 2nd in Pack Square Park.
The growing season has arrived in WNC and the Southern Appalachians! Look for signs of spring with seasonal specialties found at tailgate farmers markets, featured at restaurants, and purchased at roadside stands.
The City of Asheville is excited to bring a new music series to Pack Square Park this summer, Sunday Music in the Park.
The Asheville Art Museum is pleased to present Prime Time: Third Annual New Media Juried Exhibition, on view through August 2, 2015.
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.”
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to announce Back to the Drawing Board, a new program series that provides six artists the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period.
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.
Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name-brand outlets and local retailers.
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.
MovieMaker Magazine has named Asheville, NC as one of the five best places to live and work as a moviemaker.
Asheville was recently featured in Forbes magazine’s series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” which spotlights some of America’s lesser-known hubs of technological creativity.
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.