Wine Life

2017 Asheville Wine & Food Festival is This Weekend

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Asheville Wine & Food Festival celebrates all that’s worth savoring in the mountains. This year’s festival offers several signature events full of culinary panache in downtown Asheville.

Volunteers at Mana Foodbank

MANNA FoodBank Partners With Asheville-area Hotels

Thursday, August 17, 2017

This September, twenty-nine Asheville-area hotels will jointly embark on a major month-long collaboration to help feed the thousands of families that face hunger every day across Western North Carolina.

McCormick Field

Hangover Effect; Asheville Tourists Fall 8-1

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Asheville Tourists dropped a tough game to the Rome Braves, 8-1, one night after battling Rome for 17 innings. Asheville was outhit 15-2 and committed three costly errors in the loss.

Congested Freeway Traffic

NC DOT Prepared for Solar Show

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Planning has been ongoing for months in preparation for thousands — likely hundreds of thousands — of people to travel either to or through North Carolina for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st.

Jane Chu

Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Visits Asheville

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is making her first official trip to North Carolina and the North Carolina Arts Council is partnering with The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design to host a public event in her honor.

Asheville Tourists Logo

Tourists Blast GreenJackets in Series Finale

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Entering Sunday afternoon’s contest against the Augusta GreenJackets, the Asheville Tourists were well aware of the fact they were still without a home day game win this season (0-11).

Bees in a Flower

National Honey Bee Day is August 19th

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The National Honey Bee Day program started with a single concept: to bring together beekeepers, bee associations, as well as other interested groups to connect with communities to advance beekeeping.

Watermelons

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Monday, August 14, 2017

Though there’s plenty of “back-to-school” talk, summer is still in session. There’s still enough time to pack in last-minute swimming excursions and grilling.

RETR3AT Cybersecurity Conference

Montreat College Hosts Cybersecurity Conference

Monday, August 14, 2017

Montreat College will host its 3rd annual RETR3AT Cybersecurity Conference on October 27th on the Montreat College campus. RETR3AT is designed to engage, educate, and raise awareness about cybersecurity in Western North Carolina and beyond.

Solar Eclipse

A Weekend of Solar Eclipse Events in Bryson City

Monday, August 14, 2017

Locals have been sporting custom event t-shirts since April, and they are ready to show visitors that Bryson City is a friendly and fun town and the best spot to watch the Solar Eclipse.

Biltmore Winery

Biltmore is America’s Most-Visited Winery

Friday, August 11, 2017

It takes at least three generations for any winery to “come into its own.” The first generation learns what types of grapes will grow and thrive in the vineyard.

Shindig on the Green

2017 Shindig on the Green

Friday, August 11, 2017

This year is the 51st anniversary of Shindig on the Green, a longstanding Asheville tradition which takes place every Saturday through Sept. 2nd

Asheville Tourists Logo

Legends in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

After dropping five consecutive one-run games, Asheville refused to let Lexington make things close in the series opener. The Tourists pulled out a convincing 7-0 rain-shortened win.

Montford Park's Peter Pan

Montford Park Players Presents J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan

Monday, August 7, 2017

Montford Park Players is proud to announce their production of the family classic Peter Pan. All performances will be held at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre in the heart of Asheville’s historic Montford District.

Welcome Sign at Gan-shan Station

Neighborhood Profile: Asheville’s Oakhurst Community

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Nestled above Biltmore Avenue between McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium to the north, Mission Hospital to the south, and Beaucatcher Mountain to the east, Oakhurst is a small community of about 45 houses.

Healthy Snack

Fresh Food Distributed Through Community Partnerships

Monday, July 31, 2017

Hundreds of local children have access to nutritious meals this summer thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Western North Carolina, Green Opportunities and the Asheville City Schools Nutrition Department.

Monarch Butterfly

Step Into the World of Butterflies

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The North Carolina Arboretum has a great new exhibit you won’t want to miss. It’s called Winged Wonders: Step Into the World of Butterflies.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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.

Solar Eclipse

Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival at Pack Square Park

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS), Asheville City Schools, Buncombe County Schools, UNC Asheville, Mix 96.5, and the828.com are pleased to announce they will be co-hosting Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival on August 21st.

A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Starting a garden is a fun way to teach your kids about healthy fruits and vegetables and get some exercise as you work on a project together.

Outdoor Water Containers

Protect From Mosquitoes After Storms

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Public health officials remind everyone to “tip and toss” outdoor water containers after heavy rain. Disposing of standing water is one of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce breeding sites for mosquitoes near houses.

French Broad Paving

Asheville Street Resurfacing Projects to Begin

Monday, June 19, 2017

The resurfacing schedule for twelve Asheville streets has been nailed down (though it could change due to weather and other factors). Work is slated to continue through December 1st, weather permitting.

Sweet Potatoes

What’s in Season in North Carolina?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Blackberries, blueberries, bokchoy, cabbage, collards, cucumbers, eggplants, kale and more are currently in season in North Carolina.

2017 Indigo Ball

2017 Indigo Color Ball Scheduled for Sept. 9th

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Indigo Ball will have attendees bouncing around town to themed parties, and reconvening for the Color Ball saturated in the color indigo on the evening of September 9th, 2017.

911 Dispatch Call Center

Buncombe County Now Accepts Texts to 911

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Buncombe County is now accepting text to 911 calls allowing persons who cannot dial 911 for whatever reason to make contact with emergency services by text message.

Asheville Neighborhood Profile: Chestnut Hills

Monday, March 27, 2017

Chestnut Hills Neighborhood encompasses an area north of the downtown Central Business District that starts at the corner of East Chestnut/Merrimon Avenue, running northward to Hillside Street.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

Solar Eclipse

NASA Taps PARI for Total Solar Eclipse Research

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

In 1962, NASA chose a scenic location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Whether you live in Bangor, Maine, or Bakersfield, California, your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient with the right insulation. Insulation helps lower the cost of heating and cooling your home.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

If you’re looking to get in shape, a membership at a gym, fitness center, health spa, or sports club could be a good option.

Neighborhood Potluck

Neighborhood Profile: Norwood Park

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Norwood Park is a 26-acre planned community north of downtown Asheville.  The neighborhood is bounded by Murdock, Norwood, Woodward and Farrwood Avenues, between Merrimon and Kimberly Avenues.

LaZoom Comedy Tour

Take a Ride With LaZoom Comedy Tours

Monday, October 17, 2016

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!

Computer Security

Keeping Your Personal Information Secure

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Lock your financial documents and records in a safe place at home, and lock your wallet or purse in a safe place at work. Keep your information secure from roommates or workers who come into your home.

The Next Generation of Solar Panels

Monday, July 18, 2016

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.

Keep Safety First When Cleaning Up Storm Debris

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.

The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina

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.