Montford Park Players is proud to announce their upcoming festival, A Day with Dickens, to be presented with its annual staging of A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday tale by Charles Dickens.
In this annual winter holiday celebration, now in its 14th year, world-renowned musicians Al Petteway and Amy White, alongside a host of special guests, share holiday songs old and new in a warm and intimate winter concert.
As the open enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act nears, Pisgah Legal Services is ramping up efforts to connect North Carolinians with coverage.
The first Buncombe County “Begin Again” Amnesty Day will be held Wednesday, December 21st, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Lyft, one of the fastest growing on-demand transportation services in the U.S., has launched in Asheville, meaning everyone in the area will be able to get an affordable ride around town.
Now that your special tree has been selected, it needs to be cared for in a manner similar to a fresh bouquet of flowers. It should be placed in water immediately.
McKibbon Hospitality recently announced that its AC Hotel Asheville Downtown will feature the work of ten local and regional artists in its public spaces, guestrooms and suites.
WNC Christmas tree sales are moving at a brisk pace for local growers due to heavy demand throughout the United States for the locally grown trees.
Asheville City Council is committed to supporting a community that is inclusive and diverse. A diverse community was identified as 1 of 8 key focus areas in the 2036 Vision City Council crafted in January 2016.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina has changed the name of the Fletcher YMCA to the YMCA at Mission Pardee Health Campus to reflect the organizations’ unique partnership.
There are sunrises, and then there are Grandfather Mountain sunrises. And then there are Grandfather Mountain New Year’s Day sunrises.
After more than five years of planning and preparation, the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC) has taken the major step of purchasing a building in Asheville, NC for its permanent office.
Travel media company Lonely Planet is pleased to announce its annual list of the top ten most exciting places to go in the United States in the year ahead.
The Owen Middle School will hold its Holiday Craft Fair at 730 Old US 70 in Swannanoa, NC on December 10th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.
The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently donated a total of $5,000 to OnTrack WNC Financial Education & Counseling as part of the foundation’s commitment to giving back to the community.
Calypso, Asheville’s newest restaurant, will open its doors on Tuesday, December 20th, succeeding a long and storied history of some of Asheville’s most popular hot spots at 18 North Lexington Avenue.
Asheville Vaudeville is excited to invite you to its upcoming Winter Holiday Extravaganza!
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.
The Holiday Sip & Shop event at Grovewood Gallery will take place over two weekends: December 9 – 10 and December 16 – 17, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm each day.
As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who give money or goods to a charity by Dec. 31, 2016 that they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2016 federal income tax return and reduce their taxes.
The next AmiciMusic concert, called “Jewish Jazz,” will explore connections between Klezmer-style music and American Jazz.
UNC Asheville will hold its December 2016 Commencement at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16th at Kimmel Arena in the Sherrill Center on campus. Some 240 students are expected to earn their degrees in December.
Warren Haynes’ 28th annual Christmas Jam returns on December 10th to once again light up Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center with holiday spirit.
Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper and Mayor Esther Manheimer recently presided over a promotion ceremony in which twelve members of APD rose to higher ranks.
It’s cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are, however, some chores that need to be done in December.
Come and enjoy the dazzling holiday lights and displays while sipping hot cider and listening to holiday music!
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.
Main Street in Weaverville wants you to take a walk through their small-town winter wonderland with their Candlelight Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 9th.
The Bright Star Touring Theatre is teaming up with the Asheville Community Theatre for a great holiday show for kids.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual donation drive benefitting the Black Mountain Home, Eliada and Helpmate from Dec. 9th through Dec. 11th at Wal-Mart, located at 125 Bleachery Blvd.
With the winter months upon us, the Asheville Fire Department is reminding homeowners about the fire dangers associated with heating equipment.
Every child deserves a wish come true. The holidays can be full of uncertainty and questions for foster children. Questions like, “Will Santa find my new house?” or, “Will anyone remember me this winter?”
Vegetative roofs, or green roofs, have been on the rise in commercial construction. In North America, Washington, D.C. is leading the way, with almost 1.6 million square feet of green roof installed in 2015.
If Fido is your best friend, be sure you know the rules and regulations of owning a pet in the City of Asheville.
Hanes recently announced that it will donate 200,000 pairs of socks to The Salvation Army and is expanding this year’s effort by coordinating the collection of new socks at 160 HanesBrands Outlet stores across the country.
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.
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 Humane Society is reducing adoption fees to $4.00 for all dogs over 25 pounds and all cats and kittens for their Fantastic Furry Frenzy adoption promotion presented by Prestige Subaru.
The winning creations for the 24th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition™ will be on display from November 27th through January 5th at The Omni Grove Park Inn.
Asheville Regional Airport art gallery has unveiled its newest exhibit. Revealed is an eclectic group of works highlighting four of our region’s artists.
The Share the Warmth program provides financial assistance for heating bills during the winter season for low-income families within the Duke Energy service territory in the Carolinas.
Smoke is essentially fuel that didn’t burn. Smoke is made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon and other materials.
The City of Asheville has unveiled an exciting new holiday light display called Winter Lights Downtown. The seasonally-bright display is centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack Square Park.
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.
The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the elegant building comes alive even more with its annual Winter Wonderland.
Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum, open nightly through January 1, 2017, between 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Through December 24th, every family who visits with Santa Claus at Asheville Outlets will receive two free 4” x 6” Santa photo prints and a digital download of a single image.
Flat Rock Playhouse presents A Christmas Carol through December 17th on the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock.
Series subscriptions, ticket packages, and single tickets are on sale now. Single tickets for all concerts are $22-62, depending on seating section (reduced youth pricing is available).
The newest phase of riverfront redevelopment work in Asheville involves some building demolition on the Lyman Street corridor for the RADTIP project.
The Asheville Police Department’s newest motorcycles are 2017 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police models. The two new bikes join APD’s existing fleet of 2010 models of the same machine.
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and the time is now to make sure you get the most of your business’s marketing efforts to help secure sales success in the coming months.
The Blue Ridge Rollergirls (BRRG) recently defeated Brandywine Roller Derby, 257-188, to take home first place in the Division 2 International Championships in Portland, OR.
Nearly one hundred years ago, thousands of North Carolina men shipped out to Europe to serve in the Great War. Who were they?
The River Arts District will add a new local attraction to its community as RAD Skatepark sets to open this fall. RAD Skatepark will be the only indoor skatepark in Western North Carolina.
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.
When a 34-foot-tall Fraser fir tree is brought into America’s largest home – The Biltmore House – it’s a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner.
Flu season is almost upon us! Be prepared by learning a little bit about the flu and by getting a flu shot.
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.
The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) recently awarded five community projects $3,930,000 in funding from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF).
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!
Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.
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.
With the 2016 season hitting the home stretch, the Asheville Tourists have officially released their schedule for 2017.
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.
Asheville Humane Society’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.
Beginning July 1st, Buncombe County will begin 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.
Biltmore Farms Hotels announces the closing of the Biltmore Village Lodge, formerly the Sleep Inn Biltmore, located in Biltmore Village. The property will be repositioned to make way for a new Hampton Inn & Suites, which will open in spring of 2017.
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?
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.