The 2017 season for Asheville Flea For Y’all kicks off on April 30th. The season marks a new chapter for Flea For Y’all and introduces two new show locations: Asheville Outlets and Pisgah Brewing.
Would you like to enjoy your trip to work, to school or for errands a little bit more? Are you interested in getting together with like-minded individuals to have fun while increasing your physical activity and decreasing your gas consumption?
Over 75 members of the community, county commissioners, and staff recently gathered at the site of the future Haywood County Animal Services facility to sign and place the final beam in the roof’s structure.
The Orange Peel presents an outdoor show with Mac DeMarco on May 21st at The Meadow. The show begins at 7:00 pm and doors open at 5:30 pm.
Get close to nature and enjoy the benefits. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy physical activity, beautify the community, and go green.
The WNC Farmers Market will host Asheville’s 28th Annual Spring Herb Festival May 5-7, bringing together more than 35,000 buyers from around the area and across the South.
Astrophysicist and New York Times bestselling author Neil deGrasse Tyson will give a science talk in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Tuesday, June 13th, at 7:30 pm.
Haywood County Public Library’s second annual Library-Con will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm downstairs at the Waynesville Library.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional public input through May 25th on the Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs transformation (also known as “Medicaid reform”).
The City of Asheville is excited to announce that the Office of Sustainability has launched the Asheville Edibles Program.
The Asheville Tourists saw their three-game winning streak come to an end on Monday night as the Columbia Fireflies escaped with a 3-2 win.
NAMI Western Carolina, a local affiliate of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will observe Mental Health Month in May to raise awareness about mental illness.
Join in the many events scheduled throughout the month of May to celebrate Barn Month in Madison County as the Appalachian Barn Alliance has partnered with others in the county to celebrate our heritage.
The Asheville Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Tiffany Anna Birdie Oscarsson, a 29 year old female from the Flat Rock area.
For the past month craft lovers have been logging on to the American Craft Week website to choose their favorite place to enjoy a vibrant craft scene.
Asheville Small Business Week celebrates the impact of small businesses May 1-4 with daily events designed to enhance small business success.
Independent Bookstore Day marks its third year of celebrating independent bookstores nationwide on Saturday, April 29th, with literary parties around the country.
Summer is just around the corner, and with it a break from the hectic routines of the school year.
The Junior League of Asheville’s 19th annual ChildWatch Tour is scheduled for April 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.
UNC Asheville’s Concerts on the Quad will return in summer 2017 with four free Monday evening shows, featuring Americana/roots, jazz, funk, rock and soul music.
It has been about a month since most areas of North Carolina saw their last freeze, and for local strawberry growers and eaters that means the second wave of strawberries is almost here.
Buncombe County Commissioners voted to authorize incentives to Avadim Technologies that promises to bring 551 new jobs and invest $25.4 million in the area, reports Carolina Public Press’s Amanda James.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue plus seven local animal rescue groups will participate in PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend on May 6-7.
Design students are invited to apply to the studio which will be partnering with the City of Asheville this summer to design and install a community garden at the former “Sister Cities” site located at 33 Page Ave.
Here in Buncombe we love our animals, especially dogs. Don’t forget that our Animal Control Ordinance requires that everyone keep their dogs on a leash at all times when they are away from their own property.
M R Gardens in the Oakley community of Asheville is offering tours of the nursery’s one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse, designed for the production of plants using nearly all renewable resources.
Words are how we express our love (or not) and they are how we relate to those around us. But what happens when language starts slipping away?
The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Buncombe County’s annual fundraiser, Boathouse Bash, will take place on Friday, April 28th at the Boat House at Smoky Park Supper Club, from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.
Join photographer Lynette Miller for two days of Pinhole Photography exploration and fun at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts located at 225 W. State Street.
The Nantahala National Forest is warning visitors going to Panthertown on the Nantahala Ranger District to be on the look-out for black bears.
The boards listed below currently have vacancies. The deadline for receiving applications for these openings is Wednesday, May 3rd at 5:00 pm.
Chirping birds, babbling brooks, soft rain showers, and children gleefully playing outdoors – these sounds of spring bring us joy, especially after a long winter.
Asheville geeks, nerds, and comic book enthusiasts, it’s time to turn on the Bat-Signal and get ready for Free Comic Book Day on May 6th!
A female monarch recently made her way to Painters Greenhouse to lay eggs on native milkweed plants.
Knowing what type of grass is in your yard, coupled with the scientific results of a soil test, can help homeowners know when the best time to fertilize is and what products are most appropriate to use.
Each spring, thousands upon thousands of beautiful and brightly colored tulips fill the formal flowerbeds of the Walled Garden.
Healthy eating habits have been shown to improve everything from physical health to brain chemistry. The food that we eat has a direct effect on how our body functions.
Junior Appalachian Musicians is presenting the JAM Kids Day Camp on Saturday, May 13th on the campus of Western Carolina University.
In partnership with the Blue Ridge Big Band, Folkmoot will host Dancing through the Decades, a live big band music and dance experience, on April 29th at the Folkmoot Friendship Center in Waynesville at 7:00 pm.
Western North Carolina healthcare leaders expect that a new $2.3 million initiative will help reduce overcrowding at Mission Hospital’s emergency department by ensuring people with mental health or addiction disorders receive proper outpatient care.
Winning photographs from UNC Asheville’s Study Abroad Program’s annual international photo contest will be on display through April 28th in UNC Asheville’s Blowers Gallery in Ramsey Library.
UNC Asheville has been awarded a $700,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support an arts and educational alliance focused on public humanities and community engagement.
North Carolina has almost 5 million acres of farmland, but a new crop of solar installations popping up around the state has some concerned that renewable energy could make some of that land unavailable.
Kick off the spring outdoor season in the Appalachians at what will be an epic 20th annual French Broad River Festival.
The next fishing tournament for kids at Owen Park is coming up, so get your rods and reels ready!
Considered one of Asheville’s premiere art and craft galleries, Grovewood Gallery – located in Grovewood Village adjacent to The Omni Grove Park Inn – will mark its 25th year in 2017.
In Asheville, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 9.1 percent in February 2017 compared with February 2016. On a month-over-month basis, home prices, including distressed sales, increased by 1.6 percent in February 2017 compared with January 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.
The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to partner with the Heart of Brevard for the White Squirrel Photography Contest for the 2017 White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard, NC.
Players of music and tellers of mountain tales and ghost stories step out from large outdoor art and remind us of our romantic past at the upcoming dedication of four Asheville outdoor historical murals.
Corporate Aircraft Solutions recently announced the expansion of the Oasis Helicopter Tour operations into Asheville, NC. The tours are now open to the public with the fixed base operations (FBO) at the Asheville Regional Airport.
Wilshire Park is a residential community that was developed during the 1950s and 1960s in West Asheville.
Reaching out from the stone wall along the walkway from Owen Hall to Belk Theatre, a large hand constructed of twisted metal bars points visitors toward the theater building.
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.
Slated to roll out this summer, Henderson County’s “Meals On the Bus” mobile feeding site has already inspired community organizations to work together to feed students in need.
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.
April showers bring May flowers. April also is a good time to plant seeds for a financially fit future. After all, April is Financial Literacy Month.
The Asheville-based Blind Pig Supper Club will return to Raleigh on Sunday, May 7th. Eight chefs from across the state will work in tandem to present an eight-course meal during “Eve of the Eighth.”
Asheville Outlets has announced a new, free shuttle bus service available for area Asheville hotels, convention locations and local attractions.
The Regional Science Olympiad, hosted and staged by UNC Asheville, recently brought young scientists from 24 middle and high schools across Western North Carolina together to compete in 46 events.
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.
The City of Asheville is holding three community meetings to seek input from park users regarding improvements to Jake Rusher Park.
Neighborhoods are a vital part of every community. Every day people visit Asheville for the views, culture and atmosphere, but they relocate here because of our amazing and unique neighborhoods!
The City of Asheville is proud to offer an Audio Frequency Induction Loop (AFIL) system in Council Chamber to assist those with hearing loss. The system was generously provided by the Asheville Breakfast Rotary Club.
The flowers are starting to bloom which means it’s time to begin making summer plans. The Asheville Art Museum is excited to hold its annual Summer Art Camp in its pop-up Studio on the Slope this year!
Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism.
Turning on a small reading lamp by your bed is as easy as flipping a switch. But, the electricity that powers your tiny light starts miles and miles away.
The 90th Annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival will be held for the first time at A-B Tech’s Asheville campus in the new A-B Tech/Mission Health Conference Center.
Asparagus, broccoli, greens, herbs, mushrooms, peanuts, spinach, and sweet potatoes are currently in season in North Carolina.
U.S. Cellular has announced that its “Community Connections” program is back for the third consecutive year to provide sponsorship support to local youth organizations.
Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth’s environment.
The Asheville Downtown Association has announced the lineup for the 29th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Prestige Subaru.
Brevard Music Center (BMC) is pleased to announce that single tickets for all 2017 summer festival performances are now on sale to the general public.
The Asheville Tourists will once again become the “Beer City” Tourists when they play host to the Lakewood BlueClaws on Thursday, June 1st.
The N.C. Forest Service is urging residents across the state to think safety and exercise caution during the spring fire season, which typically lasts from March to May.
Come out and support Mama Maisha while running a fast, fun 10K in downtown Asheville to benefit women in rural Tanzania, or bring your little ones for the 1K fun walk/stroller push.
WCQS is pleased to announce expanded service for Western North Carolina with the launch of its all-news sister station, BPR News.
The Asheville Area Arts Council (AAAC) is proud to announce the 2017 Professional Development Grant for Artists. These resources will be granted to individuals to attend professional development courses to aid them in reaching their business goals.
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently voted on proposed rule changes to 39 agency regulations related to wildlife management, fisheries, game lands, and law enforcement for the 2017-18 seasons.
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 Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently approved thirteen focus area grants to support regional projects in early childhood development, food and farming, natural and cultural resources, and people in need.
NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star.
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.
There’s another reason to dust off those running shoes. Vigorous exercise may help prevent vision loss, according to a pair of studies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
North Asheville Baptist Church will be changing its official name to Brookstone Church on Easter weekend. The church will be transitioning from its home on Reynolds Mountain Boulevard in North Asheville to Griffee Road in Weaverville on August 20th.
Fumbling for quarters to feed that downtown parking meter? Starting April 1st, you’ll need one more. On-street parking in downtown Asheville will rise to $1.50 an hour, up from the current $1.25.
McCormick Field will become the home of the Asheville Hippies on Thursday, June 29th.
Asheville Folk, a collective of local artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, recently opened a boutique co-working space. The space is home to local creators and entrepreneurs you would normally find working diligently in coffee shops.
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.
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.
A-B Tech Community College’s Student Culinary Team recently won its 10th regional title during a competition at Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte.
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.
The country’s largest touring food truck & craft beer festival company, Food Truck Festivals of America (FTFA), is branching out to new markets in 2017, including Asheville, NC.
The Asheville Tourists have officially released their schedule for 2017. Asheville will host 70 regular season games, 32 in the first half of the season and 38 in the second half.
Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.
Kevin and Betty Lee, the owners of the Happy Jacks restaurant in Asheville, are donating 200 basketballs from their charity Kevi Bears Kids to Eblen Charities for the local Christmas toy drive.
Many Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes beginning January 2nd thanks to additional funding approved by City Council.
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.
Dr. Jesse Dingle, a 19-year education veteran who currently serves as principal of Virginia’s largest high school, will become the new principal of Asheville High School. He arrives on June 19, 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.
Unfortunately, many parents idle their vehicles while waiting for their children to be released from school, wasting fuel and producing both smog-forming and greenhouse gas emissions.
A parking garage construction project is underway at Asheville Regional Airport which has resulted in temporary changes to parking at the airport.
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!
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.
Avadim Technologies, Inc. has announced an expansion that will create 551 new jobs and $25,400,000 in capital investment over the next five years.
Thousands of young people are targets of bullying and cyberbullying every day, putting many at risk for outcomes such as depression or school absenteeism.
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.
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.
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?
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.