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 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.
Together with the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company has invited more than 50 breweries to its new location in Mills River for a festival celebrating the country’s burliest beers.
Join News 13 for the second annual LiveWell Expo on Saturday, March 28th in the Davis Event Center of the WNC Ag Center!
The Brevard Music Center and the WNC Film Society announce a new partnership bringing together the beauty and excitement of film and music.
The first two years of Carolina Sketchfest sold out 370+ seats in advance! The 2015 edition brings three of the hottest sketch comedy groups in the country to the Asheville Community Theatre Mainstage to perform best-of sets on March 28th.
It’s not too late to give your input on the potential options for the possible addition of a greenway in the vicinity of I-26, Brevard Road and Long Shoals Road in Buncombe County.
Come out to UNC Asheville on April 18 for the National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Girls and women (ages 6 and up), here is your chance to check out all those sports and fitness classes you have been meaning to try.
Ingles Markets has partnered with Joe Lasher Jr. to bring country music to rural communities across Western North Carolina.
We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.
The Apache Relay will perform with Folk Soul Revival on March 28th at the Grey Eagle. Tickets to the event cost $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show.
Short-term rentals are a hot topic in Asheville right now. The rise of online services allowing homeowners to advertise their residences as vacation rentals has become a conversation in communities across the country, and Asheville is no exception.
Join Tom Tribble of the Audobon Society on April 25th for a guided tour of the Elisha Mitchell Bird Sanctuary at Beaver Lake in Asheville.
It’s a good time of the year to beat the dirt, dust and disorder that has accumulated in your house over the winter months.
The North Carolina Arboretum will herald spring with the Western North Carolina Orchid Society Annual Show on March 28th and 29th.
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.
Music Video Asheville (MVA), the annual showcase highlighting the pairing of Asheville musicians and filmmakers, is returning in 2015 to the Diana Wortham Theatre.
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.
Cool-season grasses are those grasses that grow primarily during the spring and fall of the year. These grasses become dormant during the hottest portion of the summer and during the coldest part of the winter.
UNC Asheville’s second annual Arts Fest, including musical and theatrical performances, exhibits, creative workshops and more, will be held April 8 – 11 across campus with free and ticketed events.
The Buncombe County Commissioners are looking for residents of the County who are interested in serving on the Women’s Commission.
Spring has officially arrived, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it’s easier than ever to pay their taxes electronically, and for those who can’t pay on time, quick and easy solutions are available.
The Asheville Downtown Association has announced the lineup for the 27th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru.
Wicked Weed Brewing has broken ground on outfitting its new brewing facility in the Enka Commerce Park on the western edge of Asheville. The company’s expansion will add 82 new jobs and invest $5 million in facilities and equipment over the next three years.
Brewgrass Festival, Asheville’s original beer festival, is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.
ASAP announces the launch of a farmer cost share program and the renewal of its popular wax produce box initiative, both designed to maximize economic opportunities for local farmers and identify “certified local food” in the marketplace in Western North Carolina.
Everyone who shares a home with a pet should have a basic pet first-aid kit on hand.
Asheville Outlets, an open-air center, is set to open May 1st and will feature over 75 name-brand outlets and local retailers.
The things that make Asheville great, and the changes we would most like to see, are most often found right outside the front door.
The founder of one of the country’s most progressive and innovative companies will be the speaker at the 2015 Warren Wilson College Commencement.
Following a recent launch, NASA’s four Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft are positioned in Earth’s orbit to begin the first space mission dedicated to the study of a phenomenon called magnetic reconnection.
By law, you’re entitled to order one free credit report yearly from each of the three major credit bureaus.
On Saturday, April 25, 2015, the second annual Sgt. Jeff Hewitt Memorial 5K Run and Memorial Walk will be held at The Cliff’s Walnut Cove.
For 10 UNC Asheville management and engineering students, spring break was an eye-opener – a university-organized encounter with high-tech firms and new start-up businesses in California – bringing new ideas and new connections.
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service urges home gardeners and landscapers to prepare now to submit soil samples over the next few months to optimize growing conditions.
Upstate South Carolina will once again play host to USA Cycling Professional Championship races. On April 18 and 19, 2015, the USA Cycling Professional Criterium and Team Time Trial National Championships will be held in Greenville.
The first annual Jet Jolt 5K race is on April 25th, with proceeds going to Sand Hill Venable Elementary School.
The saying goes that, given a big enough lever (and fulcrum to put it on), you can move the world.
The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers planning to claim charitable donations to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2014 tax returns.
Ruby slippers are not required for the journey taking place at Flat Rock Playhouse.
PSABC and the Buncombe County Public Library will team up to offer local residents a free opportunity to turn old architectural drawings into digital images.
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA, designed to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.
Asheville’s most iconic landmark is about to get a monumental makeover. The Vance Monument, located at the crossroads of Biltmore and Patton Avenues in the heart of downtown, will undergo a top to bottom restoration beginning in April.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8, 2015.
UNC Asheville will celebrate its biannual Greenfest with spring activities and programs focused on environmental sustainability.
Buncombe County will begin construction of an addition to the current 40 Coxe Avenue location in downtown Asheville in early April.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will open its much-anticipated Taproom and Restaurant at its brewery in Mills River, NC, on March 10.
Asheville artist Hoss Haley’s latest work will take a stop through the River Arts District, emerging over the coming months at the former site of the Ice House off Riverside Drive.
An air-source heat pump can provide efficient heating and cooling for your home.
“March Fiber Madness,” an art exhibit by the Fiber Arts Alliance of Asheville, will be on display in the Blowers Gallery at Ramsey Library through March 30.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters until 7 a.m. on April 4th.
Shopping for a new dryer? At least 45 models of clothes dryers have now earned the Energy Star label.
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.
Grovewood Gallery will be hosting a special group exhibition that will feature artwork, in various mediums and styles, relating to the theme of birds and bees.
Tax time can be stressful, especially if the person you turn to for help with your taxes doesn’t do the job you expected.
An exhibition featuring the work of Haywood Community College alumni is currently being featured at Handmade in America, in downtown Asheville.
Raumedic Builds First U.S. Plant in Western North Carolina; $27.1 Million Investment and 170 New Jobs ExpectedPosted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
German company Raumedic (Helmbrechts), a supplier of injection molding, extrusion and assembly services to medical device manufacturers, will build its first U.S. manufacturing facility at the Broadpointe Industrial Park in Hendersonville, NC.
The Internal Revenue Service warns return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.
A longtime staff favorite and the author of the bestselling novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen returns with a new novel set in WWII-era Scotland.
Community interaction between police officers and the public they protect is crucial to creating positive relationships.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparations for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.
For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8, 2015.
Biltmore announces a new exhibition, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” continuing through Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.
MovieMaker Magazine has named Asheville, NC as one of the five best places to live and work as a moviemaker.
Visit these farmers markets to find Appalachian Grown™ produce and more, all winter long!
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.
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.
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.
UNC Asheville will offer a year-long examination of the period in German history preceding the Holocaust – known as the Weimar Era – when Jews in Germany experienced a cultural renaissance between the end of World War I and Hitler’s rise.
Biltmore’s exhibition “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will continue to be on display through May 25, 2015.
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.
If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.
Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers!
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.
Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”!
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.
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.
Winter holds a special beauty which emphasizes the silhouettes of many of our fine specimen trees. It’s a good time to look for lesser known flowers.
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 …
It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain?
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.
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.
Nantahala Outdoor Center, named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy …
Gov. Bev Perdue announced that New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the country and the maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, will build its East Coast brewery in Asheville, NC.
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.
The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located on a lovely ten-acre site next to the UNC-Asheville campus on Weaver Boulevard, is a haven of sorts for more than 700 plant species that are native to this diverse ecosystem we call home – the southern …
The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them.
Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play.
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.
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.