This year’s corn maze design features an airplane, clouds, a globe, and local business and title sponsor, MB Haynes. Eliada is proud to host, yet again, WNC’s largest corn maze with all proceeds going toward caring for the Eliada kids and families.
It’s hard to believe but summer is already drawing to a close, which means millions of students across the United States are going back to school to boost their brainpower.
Asheville’s annual Organicfest celebration will bring thousands to Pack Square Park to celebrate everything organic, green and healthy!
The Asheville Ballet proudly announces its 2016-17 season, kicking off with “Fall Into Dance: An Artistic Harvest 2.” The production will be held September 23rd and 24th at 7:30 pm.
Friends of the Smokies raised $205,562 at its 22nd annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon thanks to hundreds of callers, online donations and support from sponsors Mast General Store, The Lodge at Buckberry Creek and others.
The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season continues with a brand new Music on the Rock featuring songs and dances from the 80s hit film Dirty Dancing.
Blues legend Mac Arnold and his band, Plate Full O’ Blues, will headline the fifth annual Bids & Blues fundraiser to benefit Thrive on September 18th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Cove at Highland Lake.
Biltmore’s fields, gardens and vineyards will take center stage this fall throughout the estate, with harvest menus at estate restaurants, the Winery and outdoor activities populating the fall calendar.
Asheville Humane Society’s first “No Pets Left Behind” adoption event was a huge success for participating shelters and rescue groups, resulting in the adoption of over one hundred WNC animals.
With authentic southern charm and the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains all around, The Omni Grove Park Inn is rolling out the red carpet for brides, grooms and their guests with a host of new wedding programs.
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.
Leaders and members of thirteen of Asheville’s African-American churches came together recently at an awards dinner at UNC Asheville to celebrate progress in health promotion.
Thirsty Monk is bringing the rare, the exceptional and the downright unusual to Western North Carolina, filling its taps with highly sought-after beers for its 7th annual Thirsty Fest.
Ron Rash will read from and discuss his new novel, Risen, on Saturday, September 10th, at 11:00 am at Blue Ridge Books.
The Wildcat community recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of Carolina Day’s renovated Lower School: now named Love Hall, and including Oreck Library, and the Alumni Gym.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is accepting entries to its 12th annual Wildlife in North Carolina Photo Competition until 5 p.m., Sept. 1st.
The pages of Hot Bike magazine are set to come to life on the streets of Asheville on Sept. 7th when the national motorcycle enthusiast brand stops in the city as part of the GEICO Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour.
With the 2016 season hitting the home stretch, the Asheville Tourists have officially released their schedule for 2017.
Wiley Cash, returning to his alma mater as writer-in-residence for 2016-17, will host the UNC Asheville Visiting Writers Series, bringing a variety of authors to campus for public readings and discussions.
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.
Have you ever wondered if there was a way that you could help the planet through your purchases and service choices? Well wonder no longer, sustainable consumption is the way to go!
Shindig on the Green takes place in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green. The stage shows take place on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford stage.
On the last Wednesday of every month, Pack Memorial Library is putting on a very popular program that looks back on Asheville in the 80s.
Across North Carolina, municipalities and arboriculture businesses are faced with the problem of what to do with urban trees that are removed due to age, pests, disease or damage.
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.
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.
Known for abstract expressionism, artist Jonas Gerard thrives in the world of large, vibrant, acrylic paintings on canvas.
New data from Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, shows that domestic visitor spending has increased in 91 of the state’s 100 counties.
Western North Carolina’s YMI Cultural Center is proud to invite the community to the 36th Goombay Festival which will be held September 9th – 11th, with a kick off event on Thursday, September 8th.
Nine Asheville-area law enforcement officers and juvenile court counselors are now better equipped to respond to people with issues related to mental illness, alcohol or drug use or a developmental disability.
Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center (USCC) is hiring part-time, temporary/seasonal staff in multiple positions and will hold a hiring fair Aug. 30th.
Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina, a nonprofit regional land trust based in Morganton, North Carolina, recently announced it has achieved renewed accreditation — a mark of distinction in land conservation.
When the weather’s nice, there’s often no greater joy than hitting the road with your four-legged friend. But just because many pets love riding in cars doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily safe for animals.
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 first annual “Sounds for Recovery Benefit Concert” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1, at the First Presbyterian Church, 40 Church St, in downtown Asheville.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently announced the national launch of myRA, a simple, safe and affordable new savings option for those who don’t have access to a retirement savings plan at work.
Birthdays are best celebrated with friends! Join New Belgium Brewing at their new brewery in Asheville to celebrate their 25th birthday with a party beginning August 27th.
On Friday, September 16th, Salvage Station on Riverside Dr. will host Asheville’s 4th Annual Soumu, presented by Lush Life Productions and Zansa. The event is free of charge and open to all ages.
Facing the task of building a social media following for your small business can feel like an uphill battle. What’s the use of wracking your brain to create engaging content when you have just a few dozen followers?
Visitors to The North Carolina Arboretum will enjoy a fun-filled outdoor adventure this summer and fall at the Arboretum’s newest exhibit, Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks, on display throughout the Arboretum’s gardens through October 23rd.
Just as The Omni Grove Park Inn and Omni Hotels & Resorts say goodnight to hundreds of thousands of guests every year, they will now Say Goodnight to Hunger!
Asheville values the spirit of cooperation, teamwork and advocacy for marginalized populations. Phyllis Roberts and Ashley Campbell are two local professionals who embody this sense of community.
Asheville City Council recently voted to put three bond referendums totaling $74 million before Asheville voters in the November general election.
The Grove Park Sunset Mountain Neighborhood will hold its annual Tour of Homes celebrating ten unique homes in the Grove Park historic area.
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café is hosting Louise Penny at Asheville’s Diana Wortham Theatre on September 4th! Tickets are $40.00 and include a hardcover copy of A Great Reckoning.
Restaurants and breweries in Historic Biltmore Village have come together to create a new and unique event. This event will serve as a fundraiser for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
The next Downtown After 5 takes place Friday, August 19th on North Lexington Ave. in downtown Asheville. The featured performers include Asheville All-Stars and the Asheville Music School.
Hendersonville is the official home of the North Carolina Apple Festival, a four-day celebration to recognize the importance of the apple industry to Henderson County and North Carolina.
As Outdoor Retailer kicks off its Summer Market in Salt Lake City, local businesses Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker announce the first round of vendors for the Asheville Outdoor Show.
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary as the manager and protector of “America’s best idea.”
Chairlift rides, racing pigs and deep-fried treats are almost within reach as the 2016 N.C. Mountain State Fair opens Sept. 9 at the WNC Agricultural Center.
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Asheville proudly presents the thirtieth annual Greek Festival on September 23rd, 24th, and 25th. The festival’s hours are 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday.
Bullington Gardens, a horticultural education center and public gardens, will hold its annual fall plant sale on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Shop wisely for back-to-school needs, Attorney General Roy Cooper encourages North Carolina families as the traditional calendar school year begins once more.
An array of Asheville coffee shops and local businesses have partnered with Buncombe County Special Olympics to make supporting Special Olympic athletes as simple as drinking coffee.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Asheville Habitat ReStore at 31 Meadow Road near Biltmore Village is encouraging residents to show off their creativity and talent for a chance to win the ReStore ReUse Contest.
If you live next door to the most visited park unit in the country, how do you celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service? In Asheville, there is only one answer: with beer, of course.
The City of Asheville is excited to announce the beginning of pre-construction activities in the River Arts District for River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP).
Grovewood Gallery in Asheville presents Southern on High, a colorful, energetic body of work by North Carolina-based folk artist Greg Krolick.
RiverLink is accepting old cell phones through the months of July and August as part of a recycling program.
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.
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.
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.
Six nonprofits serving Western North Carolina will receive $900,000 over three years from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina’s Melvin R. Lane Fund.
The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded the Asheville Art Museum a prestigious two-year American Art program grant of $375,000.
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!
If you think rosé wines are just a little too pink to be truly great wines, think again—rosé wines are one of the hottest trends among wine aficionados at the moment.
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.
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.
The Colorado Rockies and the Asheville Tourists recently announced that the two organizations have extended their partnership with a new Player Development Contract that will run through 2018.
Developing new prescription drugs and antidotes to toxins currently relies extensively on animal testing in the early stages. That is not only expensive and time consuming, but it can also give scientists inaccurate data about how humans will respond to such agents.
Southern Season’s smaller format Taste of Southern Season store is now open! The 2,000-square-foot shop with onsite parking is located at 4 Swan Street in Biltmore Village.
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.
Visitors to the area now have a new mobile tool to help them plan a trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The app is called “Blue Ridge Parkway – Travel Planner.”
By any measure, Asheville’s catastrophic Flood of 1916 stands as “The Flood by Which All Other Floods Are Measured.”
George and Edith Vanderbilt encouraged their guests to explore the rolling hillsides, manicured gardens and verdant forests surrounding Biltmore House, especially in summertime.
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.
In the late 1800s, it was fashionable for families like the Vanderbilts to have a getaway “great camp” or lodge in the Adirondacks so that they could enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and boating.
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.
Looking for the real deal, authentic, just-like-New-Orleans, Cajun and Creole cuisine – in Asheville? Then look no further than Lafayette, French-native-turned-Asheville-restauranteur Michel Baudouin’s latest undertaking on N Lexington Avenue in downtown Asheville.
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.
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.