2015 Asheville Beer Week

Fourth Annual Asheville Beer Week

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

It’s time to celebrate all things craft beer during Asheville Beer Week, taking place through May 30, 2015.


NC Belgian Beer Fest This Weekend

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

This exciting small-scale festival at Thirsty Monk Downtown Asheville will feature over 20 North Carolina breweries presenting stellar examples of various Belgian-style beers!


NC DHHS Encourages Vigilance to Prevent Rabies

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

As warmer weather approaches, the North Carolina Division of Public Health encourages residents to be aware of their surroundings and take precautions while enjoying the outdoors with family, friends and pets, to prevent the spread of rabies.


From Valet to World Traveler: A Long Life Well Lived

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

In researching people who worked for the Vanderbilts, Biltmore’s Museum Services staff uncovered a 1973 newspaper article in the Hendersonville Times-News about Wilfred George Shackley, who served as George Vanderbilt’s valet for six years beginning in 1900.


Roberson High Recognized as a Top School

Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015

In its 2015 rankings of best high schools, U.S. News & World Report has awarded a Silver Medal to T. C. Roberson High School as one of the top schools in the state and the nation.


College for Seniors at OLLI Registration Now Open

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Registration for the nationally renowned College for Seniors is now open. The College for Seniors courses are offered by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville.


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.


What is Sous Vide?

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Simply put, sous vide is a way of cooking food in airtight plastic bags under water for a long duration.


Jonas Gerard Reveals New Works at The Asheville Loft

Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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.


Register Now for Swimming Lessons

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015

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.


Historic Hand-Colored Post Cards

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015

In late May, Biltmore turns its gardening attention to a friendly competition taking place in a corner of the Walled Garden.


SimpliCity: Asheville Neighborhood Data, Simplified

Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015

Finding out about neighborhood crime, development, tax values, even trash and recycling pickup schedules just got a whole lot simpler with the launch of Asheville’s SimpliCity search engine.


Bringing Music to Biltmore House

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Music has been part of Biltmore’s life since George Vanderbilt opened its doors in 1895. The estate’s tradition of musical entertainment was ongoing, even though the Music Room itself wasn’t completed during George’s lifetime.


WNC Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015

For nearly a decade, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival has been touring the country and it’s coming back this summer to make its fourth annual appearance in Western North Carolina, and first in Macon County.


Garden Chores for May

Posted on Friday, May 8, 2015

Mow frequently enough to remove no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time.


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

This year, approximately one in five American adults — our friends, colleagues, and loved ones — will experience a diagnosable mental health condition.

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UNC Asheville Hosts Big South Tennis Championships

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

The top tennis players in the Big South Conference are gathered in Asheville through April 21 as both women’s and men’s teams compete for the conference championships, hosted by UNC Asheville.


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.


An Introduction to Some Musical Friends of John Heliker

Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015

One of Asheville’s premier interpreters of contemporary music, Dr. John Cobb, will present an informal concert in the Appleby Memorial Foundation Gallery at the Asheville Art Museum on April 18th at 3:30 pm.


ASAP’s 2015 Local Food Guide is Here

Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2015

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.


Introducing Sunday Music in the Park

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2015

The City of Asheville is excited to bring a new music series to Pack Square Park this summer, Sunday Music in the Park.


Growing Cities Earth Day Film & Panel Discussion

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2015

Organic Growers School will host the film, Growing Cities, a documentary about urban farming in America, on April 22, 2015 (Earth Day) at Lenoir Rhyne University of Graduates Studies, at 36 Montford Ave, in Asheville, NC.


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.


Biltmore Blooms 2015

Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015

You haven’t seen Biltmore until you’ve seen it in the spring. Biltmore’s gardens – designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted – come to life with wave after wave of gorgeous blooms.


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.


Riverfront to Get $50 Million Makeover

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that public spending on greenways, road rerouting and other infrastructure upgrades in and around what has become known as the city’s River Arts District will reach $50 million in the next six years.


2015 MAHEC/WCU Summer Camp for WNC Middle School Students

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) and Western Carolina University (WCU) will host its 20th Annual Health Careers Residential Summer Camp at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC the week of June 21 – 27, 2015.


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.


Asheville Featured in Forbes Magazine

Posted on Friday, January 9, 2015

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.


Brevard Music Center Opens 2015 Season

Posted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Brevard Music Center will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program.


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?

Heart Health

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 …

Plastic Bag Recycling

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.

Emergency Kit

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 …

Blowing Rock

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 …

Asheville Downtown Child Statue

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.