Angel Olsen will perform a rare set on March 10th while on break from touring her critically-acclaimed album, My Woman.
The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved thirteen focus area grants to support regional projects in early childhood development, food and farming, natural and cultural resources, and people in need.
Warren Wilson College philosophy professor John Casey recently lost his battle with cancer. His death was announced to the campus by email within hours.
New equipment at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Soil Testing lab in Raleigh is helping speed up the time it takes to process soil samples, and is also adding to safer working conditions for employees.
Ever since Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla battled it out during the War of the Currents in the late 19th century, electricity has been a central part of life in America.
Breakfast looks wildly different across the world — some cultures fill up on hearty fare, while others go lighter with the morning meal.
Kickball is not just for kids. Sign up today and play one of America’s fastest growing adult sports. Games are played Tuesday evenings for a six week season.
MerleFest on the Road, featuring Mark Bumgarner, Locust Honey, and Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboy, will make a pit stop at Isis Music Hall Thursday, March 2nd.
The Colorado Rockies have announced the Asheville Tourists field staff for 2017. Manager Warren Schaeffer and Development Supervisor Marv Foley will return for another season to headline the coaching staff.
Behind seven three-pointers from senior guard David Robertson, the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team recently picked up a 66-53 Big South Conference road win over Campbell at Gore Arena.
Montford Park Players (MPP), an Asheville theatrical tradition, is pleased to hold an open call for actors for the 2017 Summer Season. MPP is seeking actors of every age, race and gender for all shows.
A local school is having an outbreak of chickenpox (varicella). More than five people at one school have been sick with chickenpox since the beginning of February.
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.
Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved a package of $500,000 to support the black community after hearing a presentation from residents and community leaders who described many challenges the community faces in trying to lift neighborhoods out of poverty.
Dr. Bill Bares has already established himself as an innovator on the jazz scene with his monthly Take Two jazz duo concerts at the White Horse Black Mountain.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.
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.
UNC Asheville Lecturer in Music Matthew Richmond, composer and percussionist, will present a free public lecture, “Rhythm in Science and Spirituality,” in the next installment of the university’s spring Music Faculty Lecture Series.
The Asheville Fire Department is accepting applications for its second Citizens Fire Academy, following last year’s inaugural program.
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.
Four local experts on North Carolina’s environment and energy policy will meet in the Asheville High School auditorium to debate the resolution “Fracking should be abolished in the state of North Carolina.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Buncombe County and the Asheville Police Department have launched a brand new partnership that provides local youth with supportive mentors while also enriching community-police relations.
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.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, now through April 15th.
The fifth annual Sound Effects concert to benefit Asheville Music School will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 6:00 pm until 9:30 pm at Isis Music Hall.
Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1st, you’ll need one more. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25.
Corporate Aircraft Solutions recently announced the expansion of the Oasis Helicopter Tour operations into Asheville, NC. The tours are scheduled to open March 15th with the fixed base operations (FBO) at the Asheville Regional Airport.
The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will play a free concert at Asheville High School on Saturday, March 18th at 7:00 pm.
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, is offering free tax preparations for taxpayers of low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.
Diana Wortham Theatre recently announced its public campaign, The Next Stage, to raise the final $300,000 of its $3.1 million capital campaign goal to transform into a facility with three distinct performance venues.
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.
For centuries, literally, folks have been following The French Broad River into Madison County to hear the finest in traditional music.
Shipt, an online grocery marketplace, has announced that it will begin delivering fresh groceries to Asheville residents beginning February 28, 2017.
The College for Seniors at UNC Asheville’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), offering 96 courses for the spring 2017 term, is now open for online registration.
Hall Fletcher Elementary will host its first annual Frostbreaker 5K, an Asheville Track Club Grand Prix Event, on March 18, 2017!
Mark Saturday, March 4, 2017, on your calendars. In line with the City’s Open Data Policy, the City of Asheville is partnering with Code for Asheville to host Open Data Day 2017.
The Park Avenue development in South Asheville, off of Sweeten Creek Road between Ballentree and the Givens Estate, was started in 1984.
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 is on display at Grovewood Gallery in Grovewood Village through March 31st. This exhibition will showcase framed textile art and one-of-a-kind fiber vessels by South Carolina artist Susan Lenz.
Girls on the Run of WNC is making its physical activity-based positive youth development programs more accessible for girls and families in Buncombe and Henderson counties by hosting three community teams.
Consumers have bought more than 11 million internet-connected Vizio televisions since 2010. But according to a complaint filed by the FTC, consumers didn’t know that while they were watching their TVs, Vizio was tracking their activity.
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.
Publix Super Markets, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of the Publix supermarket at Weaverville Plaza in Weaverville. The 49,000 square-foot Publix is the company’s first store in Weaverville.
Barrie Barton, speaking coach and lead facilitator with Stand and Deliver Asheville, recently announced her signature Speaker’s Learning Labs for Spring 2017 will expand to two locations and dates to meet growing demand.
Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition, Representing Place: Photographs of Appalachia.
Asheville GreenWorks is seeking nominations for its annual Environmental Excellence Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in environmental sustainability by individuals, organizations, schools and businesses located in Asheville and throughout Buncombe County.
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.
Hello Asheville bicyclists! Do you use the velodrome in Carrier Park? Then you’ll want to know about upcoming improvements to the track.
McCormick Field will become the home of the Asheville Hippies on Thursday, June 29th.
Asheville Folk, a collective of local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, recently opened a boutique co-working space. The space is home to local creators and entrepreneurs you would normally find working diligently in coffee shops.
Each season, Piedmont, a Durham restaurant, invites chefs, fisherman, and organizations supporting sustainable seafood to collaborate on their Seasons of the Sea dinner.
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.
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.
Experts in the field of climate science will present in a series of lectures on climate change hosted by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.
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.
Can cloud seeding — dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation — increase snowfall?
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.
Apples, collards, herbs, peanuts, spinach, and sweet potatoes are currently in season in North Carolina.
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.
Here in Western North Carolina, we’re likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in our lives.
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.
Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.
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.
Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.