ASAP Announces Farms on 2016 Farm Tour

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ASAP’s Farm Tour is fast approaching. On June 25 and 26, the Farm Tour will give participants an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek into the operations of family farms across Western North Carolina.


Motorcycle Hot Bike Tour Selects Asheville for Pit Stop

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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.


May is National Urgent Care Awareness Month

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Asheville-based, not-for-profit Sisters of Mercy Urgent Care is celebrating Urgent Care Awareness month and hopes to educate patients about when to seek medical treatment at an urgent care center versus a hospital emergency room.


NCDA&CS Conducts Card-Skimmer Sweep in 12 Counties

Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services inspectors recently conducted a month long sweep at gas stations across the state looking for credit card skimmers. Inspectors visited 972 stations in 12 counties and checked 8,567 dispensers.


Tastee Diner to Reopen in June With New Menu

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2016

The West Asheville stalwart Tastee Diner has been in business since the 1940s and not much has changed. However, a new owner means its popular breakfast will be phased out and in its place there will be lunch and dinner options.


Homeward Bound Opens New Donations Center

Posted on Friday, May 20, 2016

Homeward Bound of WNC, a nonprofit based in Buncombe and Henderson counties, is pleased to announce that effective June 1st they will accept your donations of gently used furniture and housewares at their new donation center.


The Magnetic Theatre Presents Death of a Salesman

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Among the handful of great American stage dramas of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman stands at or near the top. The Magnetic Theatre presents this incredible classic through May 28th.


Snarky Puppy Comes to Asheville on May 25th

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy performs at The Orange Peel on May 25th at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $32 on the day of the show.


New Open City Hall Topic: Planned One-way Street Designation

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

City staff have launched an Open City Hall topic on a planned one-way designation of a small portion of South Beaumont Street. This would be in connection with the Beaucatcher Greenway, designed to be part of the River to Ridge Greenway and Trail Network.


Buy Haywood Releases 2016 Agritourism Guide

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Buy Haywood’s “Find your Adventure! 2016 Agritourism Guide” has been released. Printed guides are free and can be found at locations across Haywood County.


A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016

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.


MANNA FoodBank Blue Jean Ball Tickets on Sale

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2016

Ignite your passion to fight hunger while relaxing on the banks of the Swannanoa River at MANNA FoodBank’s 17th Annual Blue Jean Ball, Saturday, June 4th.


Mary Kay Andrews to Visit Mars Hill

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2016

New York Times best selling author Mary Kay Andrews will speak at an author’s luncheon in Mars Hill on Thursday, June 2nd. In addition to the program and book signing, there will be a buffet luncheon and silent auction.


Gran Fondo Asheville Set for June 18th

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Friends of the Smokies and ride in the 3rd annual Gran Fondo Asheville presented by Duke Energy and BorgWarner on Saturday, June 18th.


WordCamp Asheville Returns in June

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WordCamp Asheville is back for another year in 2016. The WordPress conference will be hosted for its third year at Highsmith University Union on the campus of the University of North Carolina Asheville.


Ten Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring marks the end of a long, brutal winter for much of the United States. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money.


Mad Mountain Mud Run on June 4th

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Want to see what all the mud is about at the Mad Mountain Mud Run? If you are curious about a mud run or just want to enjoy the muddy entertainment, attend the free Finish Line Festival on June 4th.


Haywood County Garden Tour on June 18th

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

Sixteen local plein air artists, including students from Tuscola High School, will participate in the Haywood County Garden Tour on June 18th by choosing a garden on the tour in which to capture the beauty they see.


ASAP’s 2016 Local Food Guide is Here!

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.


ASAP Announces Farm Tour for June 25-26

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016

The gates and barns of Appalachian Grown family farms will open to the public for ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour on June 25th and 26th.


Tailgate Market Season is Here

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring is here and the growing season is upon us! Tailgate tents are going up, and area farmers markets are opening outdoors for the season.


Medicare Choices Made Easy

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces the Medicare class schedule for Medicare Choices Made Easy.


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?

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.


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 …

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.

Asheville Brewing Company

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.