The New York- and London-based Aquila Theatre Company returns to Diana Wortham Theatre with a re-imagined and invigorating staging of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Visitors to the Asheville Art Museum have the opportunity to view important work of female artists in Appalachian Innovators: Women Makers in the Southern Highland Craft Guild, 1930-2000.
UNC Asheville will host a screening of an award-winning documentary, Go Public: A Day in the Life of an American School District, about the Pasadena Unified School District in California.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to announce its participation in WantedDesign Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official annual citywide celebration of design.
If you’re still keeping old tax returns and receipts stuffed in a shoe box stuck in the back of the closet, you might want to rethink that approach.
Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and Theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history.
To celebrate spring, Grovewood Gallery will be offering two days of artist demonstrations, complimentary wine and storewide discounts on handcrafted jewelry, pottery, studio furniture, outdoor sculpture and more.
Diversifying farmers in Western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures.
Conversations with potential developers are moving forward and the Co-op is extending the RFPQ deadline to June 1st at the request of interested proposers.
Do you know what a yellow ribbon on a dog’s leash means? A yellow ribbon is a way for you and your children to identify that you need to proceed with caution.
A familiar sight from Lake Tomahawk, the seven peaks of the Seven Sisters form a northwestern wall between the City of Asheville Watershed and the Swannanoa Valley.
UNC Asheville is hosting Drawing Discourse, the university’s seventh annual international exhibition of contemporary drawing. The juror of the exhibition, Edgar Jerins, selected 43 drawings from over 900 works, submitted by 307 artists from seven different countries.
The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy recently acquired 48 acres adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest in the Highlands of Roan.
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity recently announced that Andy Barnett has been named as its new Executive Director. Barnett succeeds longtime Executive Director Lew Kraus, who has announced his retirement from the position.
Now that the snow is behind us, car owners can finally get back on the road and go about their routine.
Every year on Django Reinhardt’s birthday, February 6th, a gathering of top notch musicians and Django enthusiasts celebrate the life and music of the legendary gypsy guitarist with a party worthy of his spirit.
With more than seventy parks, eleven recreation centers and eight other facilities such as the WNC Nature Center, Asheville’s Parks & Recreation Department is tasked with not only managing these facilities, but also with maintaining them.
The NC Supreme Court recently announced that it will hear the water lawsuit, denying the state’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
There are plenty of ways to spread cold and flu viruses: door handles, not covering your mouth properly when you cough or sneeze, working with the public or groups of children, or even kissing your spouse before they show symptoms of illnesses.
The Carolina Panthers aren’t the only ones headed to the big game. Once again, Asheville Humane Society has puppies in the starting lineup for Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl XII!
A new Pilot Flying J Travel Center recently opened in Marion. The travel center will provide full amenities to locals and travelers on Interstate 40, in addition to 70 jobs for residents of McDowell County.
The Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that it issues 90 percent of refunds in less than 21 days. The best way to check the status of a refund is online through the “Where’s My Refund?” tool at IRS.gov or via IRS2Go.
The Biltmore Legacy building in Antler Hill Village is closed through February 11th in order to prepare for a new exhibition that will be displayed throughout Biltmore House beginning February 12th.
Flat Rock Playhouse will launch its 2016 Music on the Rock concert series with “The Music of Barry Manilow” on February 11th at the Playhouse Downtown.
Asheville Performing Arts Academy recently received the honor of Excellence in Ensemble at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.
Western Carolina University will broaden a service-learning initiative that provides human resources consultation ― free of charge ― to nonprofits, local governments and small businesses.
Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2016 will top out at around $125 billion in the US.
To share music with the community beyond its summer festival season, Brevard Music Center is proud to announce its presentation of free community concerts this January and February.
Superintendent Dr. Tony Baldwin recently announced the following school calendar adjustments to make-up for lost instructional hours due to recent inclement weather.
New Year’s Day, 1801, the dawn of the 19th century, was a historic moment for astronomy, and for a space mission called Dawn more than 200 years later. That night, Giuseppe Piazzi pointed his telescope at the sky and observed a distant object …
Laissez les bons temps rouler! Join the definitive Mardi Gras celebration at Lex 18, featuring an extraordinary bayou dinner concert with a musical tribute of the legendary Dr. John and other New Orleans greats.
PETA recently recognized the top five vegan-friendly movie theaters in the U.S., all of which offer way more than the usual “accidentally vegan” snacks such as popcorn, pretzels, soda, and Sour Patch Kids candies.
The Asheville Police Department is continuing with plans to implement a body worn camera program. The most recent step is the posting of a Law Enforcement Technology Specialist position which will be responsible for administering the program to the highest standards.
A new web-based tool is now available to help North Carolina’s more than 7,000 child care facility operators develop and update emergency plans that provide protective actions for children in their care during a crisis situation.
Most people get haircuts to look better, feel better, or to simply get a fresh start in life. But for dogs and cats, proper hair hygiene is essential; failure to groom pets regularly can have serious health consequences.
Winter farmers markets create opportunities for us to connect with local farmers and pick up produce such as potatoes, carrots, kale, salad greens, and other staples all year long.
The City of Asheville’s Sanitation Division cancelled trash and recycling collection for Monday due to snow-covered and icy roads. The revised schedules are now available online.
The volunteers supporting the 2016 Blue Ridge Bookfest are pleased and excited to announce that Ms. Sara Gruen has accepted the invitation to attend Bookfest and to participate as its “Featured Author.”
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recently activated its toll-free weather emergency hotline to help farmers affected by the winter storm connect with resources.
At its first meeting of the year, City Council received a report and viewed a video highlighting initiatives accomplished during 2015.
Take a look on the menu of just about any popular restaurant in Asheville, and you’re sure to find some cured meats. Sausages, terrines, rillettes, and confits are becoming wildly popular for their beauty and their bold flavors.
Please join us for “Reds for Ed,” a benefit to support public schools in North Carolina, at MetroWines on Feb. 14th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Parking is free, easy and close.
We’d like to remind pet parents that cold weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets.
Shoveling snow is hard on your body and cold weather puts a strain on your heart, even without exercise.
Pardee Hospital will host Celiac Kids Support Group, a new support group for children and teens with celiac disease. Young people of all ages are invited to attend. The group is free and open to the public.
The Omni Grove Park Inn, a one-of-a-kind escape in Asheville, N.C., is tuning up for the season with its annual Winter Concert Series.
This fabulous Downton Abbey Vintage Banquet Experience, presented by Lex 18, is designed for fans of America’s favorite BBC series now in its finale season.
To share music with the community beyond its summer festival season, Brevard Music Center is proud to announce its 2015/2016 season of free community concerts.
The YMCA Winter Market continues every Saturday, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, through March 26th at Grace Covenant Church.
Perhaps you’ve always dreamed of being on the stage. Or maybe you’re looking for an entertainment experience that doesn’t involve a TV or computer screen.
Join the Citizen’s Academy to get the inside scoop and learn about the daily operations of the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office. Each topic is presented by staff members.
The Harlem Wizards are coming to Asheville on February 5th at 7:00 pm. The evening promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for kids and adults and will guarantee to put a smile on your face!
Burial Beer Co. will create 17 new jobs and invest $1.8 million for its second brewing facility and tasting room in Asheville.
It’s going to be a really fun winter on Beech Mountain. Our friends at Beech Mountain Resort have added a sweet snowtubing park in the resort village.
Once again, Asheville Mardi Gras is bringing back the city’s longest winter festival! This year’s theme will be “Saints vs. Sinners.”
Runners mark your calendars for May 15th for the 19th Annual Biltmore/Kiwanis 15K/5K Classic Races.
As part of its ongoing playwright-development program, The Magnetic Theatre is seeking original one-act plays from writers in the greater Asheville area.
The Asheville Art Museum is offering visitors the opportunity to view a number of unique and diverse works from its Permanent Collection in an exhibition on view in its Appleby Foundation Gallery.
Balsam Range, recently named Vocal Group of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, has announced a truly great lineup for its 6th Annual Winter Concert Series.
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.
The wrecking ball took down the old Kosta’s Menswear building on Page Avenue last week. Grading will follow demolition to make way for construction of a 12-story hotel on the northeast corner of Battery Park and Page Avenues.
The 2016 Collier Lilly Ride for NC Outward Bound School, scheduled for Sunday, May 29th, 2016, is an open-road ride beginning in Carrier Park along the French Broad.
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.
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?
A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal.
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 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, …
Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.
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 …
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 …
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’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.