Omni Grove Park Inn Gingerbread Competition

24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The 24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ is scheduled for Monday, November 21st. The winning creations will be on display from November 27th through January 5th at The Omni Grove Park Inn.

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum to Pop Up “On The Slope”

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Asheville Art Museum’s 2 S. Pack Square location will temporarily close beginning October 31st to allow for major construction and to keep its Permanent Collection safe and secure.

Early Voting Center

New Voter Turnout Initiative

Thursday, October 27, 2016

As early voting rates in Buncombe County continue to outpace the rest of the state, two community groups have launched a new non-partisan effort to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) among county residents.

Lex 18's Mystery Dinner Experience

Lex 18’s Last Day is Sunday, October 30th

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

After two and half years of sharing an Appalachian menu, live jazz music, and immersive dinner theater, the partners of Lex 18 will be moving onto life’s next grand adventure.


Wildfire Burning Near Linville Gorge

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Firefighters are responding to a wildfire burning along Old NC 105 (Kistler Memorial Hwy / SR 1238) near Linville Gorge, north of Lake James in Burke County.


Brother Wolf’s Howl-O-Ween Walkathon and Fall Festival

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween is enjoyed by children, the young at heart, and, this year, your canine friends as well. Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is holding their second annual Howl­-O­-Ween Walkathon on Saturday, October 29th at the Eliada Corn Maze from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.


Wildfire Burning Near Sylva

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Dick’s Creek Fire burning on the Nantahala National Forest and private land near Sylva, NC, is estimated at 200-250 acres.

Halloween Safety for Your Pets

Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Halloween is full of fun things for you and your family to enjoy, but it’s one of those holidays that is enjoyed more by people than by pets.

Halloween Trick or Treating

The 2016 Guide to Halloween in Asheville

Friday, October 21, 2016

Embrace the scares with our 2016 guide to Halloween in Asheville, filled with terror trails, haunted houses, and family-friendly trick-or-treating.

Winter Lights at NC Arboretum

Winter Lights Come to Downtown Asheville

Friday, October 21, 2016

The City of Asheville will unveil an exciting new holiday light display this season called Winter Lights Downtown. The seasonally bright display will be centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack Square Park.

Asheville Humane Society's Taste of Compassion

Asheville Humane Society Presents Taste of Compassion

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Asheville Humane Society wants all the animal lovers out there to put your best “paw” forward by joining other animal lovers for the premiere charity event of the season, the Taste of Compassion.

Halloween Carnival

Fletcher’s Halloween Carnival Set for October 29th

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Town of Fletcher’s annual Halloween Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. This year’s event will be held at Fletcher Community Park on ball field #5.

Excursion Train Crossing

N.C. Transportation Museum Fall Excursions

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

For the past ten years, the N.C. Transportation Museum has offered scenic day trips that combine railroading, history, travel, shopping, dining and fun.

Buncombe Life Magazine

New Edition of Buncombe Life Magazine Is Now Available

Monday, October 17, 2016

Buncombe County Government is always striving to make things easier for its citizens. In the Fall/Winter 2016-17 edition of Buncombe Life, they have included tons of information about our county services that can make your life easier.

Biltmore at Christmas

Christmas at Biltmore Begins November 4th

Friday, October 14, 2016

When George Vanderbilt opened his home to family and friends on Christmas Eve 1895, so began a tradition at Biltmore that is carried on to this day.

Asheville Skyline

The New York Times’s 36 Hours in Asheville

Friday, October 14, 2016

Jeremy Egner of The New York Times recently highlighted Asheville’s literary landmarks, ever-growing supper clubs, and legendary breweries in his article titled “36 Hours in Asheville.”

Actresses from Beehive: The 60s Musical

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Beehive: The 60s Musical

Friday, October 14, 2016

Grab your go-go boots and step back in time when the hair was bigger, the clothes were brighter, and the music was bewitching! The Flat Rock Playhouse presents the all-women cast of Beehive: the 60s Musical.

Smoky Mountain Trout Farm

Smoky Mountain Trout Farmer Pioneers Feeding Program

Monday, October 10, 2016

With North Carolina as the third highest producer of trout in the United States, John McCoy, owner of Smoky Mountain Trout Farm, has been experimenting with new and innovative sustainable trout farming techniques.

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.


Habitat ReStore Announces 2016 ReUse Contest Winners

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Asheville Habitat ReStore is pleased to announce the winners of its fifth annual ReStore ReUse Contest. The entries, ranging from furniture to trailers and everything in between, were built using predominantly reused materials.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Tuesday, October 4, 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.


Pan Harmonia’s 17th Season Continues October 14th

Monday, October 3, 2016

Pan Harmonia announces its new season of chamber music by acclaimed local instrumentalists. Its eclectic performances take place in a variety of venues around the area including art galleries, historic churches, and a Cadillac showroom.


October Gardening Tips

Monday, October 3, 2016

October is a great time for planting pansies and purchasing spring bulbs. These gardening tips from will help you get your garden ready for the cooler temperatures.

Fall at Biltmore

Fall Arrives in Biltmore’s Gardens

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Biltmore’s gardens, he planned their beauty to last through all four seasons. It’s little wonder the blooms of the estate’s gardens continue well into fall.


Spectacular Fall Foliage on the Way

Monday, September 26, 2016

A long spell of dry weather during the spring and summer could provide some of the most brilliant colors seen in several years for leaf-lookers headed to the mountains of Western North Carolina this autumn.


Asheville Art Museum Presents an Exhibition of Political Art

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Art, like politics, can create change. The artists represented in the Asheville Art Museum’s new exhibition Creating Change: Political Art from the Permanent Collection have created works that are a catalyst for dialogue.


Asheville Tea Company Begins Brewing

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jessie Dean, a West Asheville mom and lifetime outdoor enthusiast, launched Asheville Tea Company in September, featuring craft teas blended with locally sourced ingredients and chock full of Asheville flavor.

Eco-friendly Houses

Buildings of the Future

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The buildings of today account for 40% of energy consumption and 38% of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.


New Waste Tracking Feature Helps Building Managers Save Money

Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial building owners and managers.


NASA Monitors the ‘New Normal’ of Sea Ice

Thursday, August 25, 2016

This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean and surrounding seas started with a bang, with a record low maximum extent in March and relatively rapid ice loss through May.

Credit Cards

Six Tips for Using Your Credit Card

Monday, August 22, 2016

Your favorite store is having a sale. You’ve bought all your items on your shopping list, but you’re tempted to peek in the store to look for a few last minute gifts.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Wednesday, July 20, 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.

Pokemon Go

Local Parks are Pokemon Go Hot Spots

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Thousands of gaming enthusiasts armed with smartphones and tablets have been seen in local parks recently, enjoying the challenge of finding and catching Pokemon – all while rediscovering their local parks.

Solar Panels

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.


Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hiking to area waterfalls is a terrific way to get a little exercise, breathe some fresh mountain air, and spend some time with family and friends. In fact, this is just the type of outing of which memories are made.


Credit or Debit?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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.


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.

Asheville Downtown Child Statue

Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Friday, December 28, 2012

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.

Asheville Brewing Company

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.