Last Chance for Summer Magic Shows

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

There is just one more chance this summer to see The Vanishing Wheelchair’s monthly magic show, “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” at St. Mary’s Church on August 22nd at 7:30 pm.


Asheville Humane Can Help

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Asheville Humane Society has created a program to help when those unplanned life hardships come your way.


Top Tips for Traveling with Wine

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

From road trips to air travel, the words “summer vacation” are ones we dream of all year long—there’s just something about warm weather that puts us in the mood to take time off and enjoy ourselves!


Howard Goes The Distance; Blanks The Braves 2-0

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sam Howard’s longest outing of the season entering Monday night’s start was seven innings. The Asheville Tourists left-hander accomplished that plus two more innings against the Rome Braves.


AdvantageWest Announces Future Plans

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

AdvantageWest plans to suspend operations by the end of this year, but its programs and initiatives are expected to live on.


This Month in the Bee Yard

Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

In July, honey supers should be placed on the hive for Sourwood flow. Around Asheville, you have to watch the Sumac bloom because you’ll want to keep it separate from your Sourwood.


Meet a 91-Year-Old Wind Energy Pioneer

Posted on Monday, July 27, 2015

Three afternoons a week, 91-year-old Palmer Carlin comes into the Energy Department’s National Wind Technology Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and begins having fun.


Flat Rock Playhouse Presents Gypsy

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015

Curtain up! Light the lights! Ready or not, here comes Mama! Performances of the musical Gypsy will be held at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage through August 16th.


‘EPIC’ Earth as Viewed from DSCOVR

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite has returned its first view of the entire sunlit side of Earth from one million miles away.


Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Each and every week, area farmers tailgate markets have newly in-season vegetables and fruits to boast — there are almost too many to name here!

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Student Volunteer Mentors Strive to Make a Difference

Posted on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Saundra Grant-Sellers became a mentor when she was just a kid—she just didn’t know it. When her father would take the family out to ride bikes or go skating, they’d always invite the neighborhood children along.


Weeks Leaves Drive Stunned With 9th Inning Knock

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015

With the Asheville Tourists trailing by one run with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning, Drew Weeks stepped to the plate determined to extend the game.

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Did You Book That Night at the Hotel’s Website?

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2015

Whether you travel a lot or just a little, you’ve probably gone online to book a hotel stay. Sometimes you might find a travel comparison site gets you the best deal.


A Fantastical Creature

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015

The Indian spice trade, Portuguese royalty, and a shipwreck: what do these adventure-story elements have to do with Biltmore House?


Volunteer for Race to the Taps: South Slope

Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015

The Asheville Downtown Association is partnering with Asheville Radio Group for the South Slope series of Race to the Taps on August 8th. They’re looking for volunteers to help out with the event.


NCDA&CS Offers Organic Certification Cost-share Assistance

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


Green Lawns and Gardens Tips: Non-Toxic Weed Control

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015

Herbicides, whether applied by themselves or in the form of weed and feed products that combine fertilizer and herbicide in one application, can easily run off into streams and lakes and can migrate into groundwater supplies in areas of porous soils.


National Trauma Intervention Program Coming to WNC

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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.

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July is a Very Berry Month

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Local berries are the stars of summer – from the last of the strawberries to blue-hued blueberries and rosy-red raspberries—which are popping up now at area farmers tailgate markets and on the menus of Appalachian Grown™ partner restaurants.


Buncombe County Whistleblower Hotline

Posted on Monday, July 13, 2015

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.

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Fuel Economy in Hot Weather

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

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.


LEAF Downtown AVL Announces Performer Lineup

Posted on Friday, June 5, 2015

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.

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Pritchard Park Summer Series in Full Swing

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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.


2015 NC Apple Festival Set for September 4-7

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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.


2015 Sky High Growth Awards

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

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.


City Market South Now Open

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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 Returns in 2015

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

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.


Preparation for Warmer Temperatures

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.


2015 Downtown After 5 Lineup Announced

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015

The Asheville Downtown Association has announced the lineup for the 27th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru.


19th Annual Brewgrass Festival on September 19th

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.


What Is Smart911?

Posted on Monday, March 2, 2015

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.


Credit or Debit?

Posted on 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

Posted on 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.


How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Posted on Friday, July 5, 2013

Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.


Money Saving Tips for Your Vacation or Staycation

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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 …

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Recycle Your Plastic Bags

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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, …


Driving and Commuting

Posted on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.


Gift Cards Galore!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

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.


Numbers You Need During Bad Weather!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

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.


Southern Gateway to Yellow Mountain State Natural Area Protected

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

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 …


Beech Mtn Resort Celebrates 45 Years of Skiing This Winter

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.

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3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.

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Energy Myth Busters to Help You Save Green

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.


Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012

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 …

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Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012

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 …

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Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Posted on 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.

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The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina

Posted on 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.