A Swannanoa Solstice

A Swannanoa Solstice on December 18th

Friday, December 9, 2016

In this annual winter holiday celebration, now in its 14th year, world-renowned musicians Al Petteway and Amy White, alongside a host of special guests, share holiday songs old and new in a warm and intimate winter concert.

Lyft Ridesharing App

Lyft Launches Service in Asheville

Friday, December 9, 2016

Lyft, one of the fastest growing on-demand transportation services in the U.S., has launched in Asheville, meaning everyone in the area will be able to get an affordable ride around town.

Christmas Tree Decorations

Caring for a Real Christmas Tree

Friday, December 9, 2016

Now that your special tree has been selected, it needs to be cared for in a manner similar to a fresh bouquet of flowers. It should be placed in water immediately.

All Aboard the Polar Express!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The 1 ¼ hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole.

Caribbean Food

Calypso Caribbean Restaurant to Open Dec. 20th

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Calypso, Asheville’s newest restaurant, will open its doors on Tuesday, December 20th, succeeding a long and storied history of some of Asheville’s most popular hot spots at 18 North Lexington Avenue.

Heating Assistance

Eblen Charities Expands Heating Assistance Program

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Now many who seek heating assistance through these cold winter months will be receiving additional help thanks to the partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities.

Cloth doll by Charlie Patricolo.

Grovewood Gallery Hosts Sip and Shop Events

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Holiday Sip & Shop event at Grovewood Gallery will take place over two weekends: December 9 – 10 and December 16 – 17, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm each day.

Charitable Donations May Cut Taxes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

As tax filing season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who give money or goods to a charity by Dec. 31, 2016 that they may be able to claim a deduction on their 2016 federal income tax return and reduce their taxes.


Jewish Jazz Shows Coming to Asheville

Monday, December 5, 2016

The next AmiciMusic concert, called “Jewish Jazz,” will explore connections between Klezmer-style music and American Jazz.

Ceremony Promo

Twelve Promoted in Asheville Police Ceremony

Monday, December 5, 2016

Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper and Mayor Esther Manheimer recently presided over a promotion ceremony in which twelve members of APD rose to higher ranks.


December Gardening Chores

Monday, December 5, 2016

It’s cold outside, and the last thing you are thinking about is your lawn or garden. There are, however, some chores that need to be done in December.

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Friday, December 2, 2016

Come and enjoy the dazzling holiday lights and displays while sipping hot cider and listening to holiday music!

Downtown Snowman

Weaverville Candlelight Christmas Stroll

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Main Street in Weaverville wants you to take a walk through their small-town winter wonderland with their Candlelight Christmas Stroll on Friday, December 9th.

Fairfax County deputies carrying donated goods

Sheriff’s Office Annual Donation Drive

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual donation drive benefitting the Black Mountain Home, Eliada and Helpmate from Dec. 9th through Dec. 11th at Wal-Mart, located at 125 Bleachery Blvd.

Christmas Presents

You Can Make A Wish Come True

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Every child deserves a wish come true. The holidays can be full of uncertainty and questions for foster children. Questions like, “Will Santa find my new house?” or, “Will anyone remember me this winter?”

Green Skyscrape

Green Roofs Continue to Transform The Urban Landscape

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Vegetative roofs, or green roofs, have been on the rise in commercial construction. In North America, Washington, D.C. is leading the way, with almost 1.6 million square feet of green roof installed in 2015.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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.

Asheville Humane Society

Asheville Humane Society Offers $4 Adoptions

Friday, November 25, 2016

Asheville Humane Society is reducing adoption fees to $4.00 for all dogs over 25 pounds and all cats and kittens for their Fantastic Furry Frenzy adoption promotion presented by Prestige Subaru.

Kitchen Fire

Is Smoke Restoration Safe?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Smoke is essentially fuel that didn’t burn. Smoke is made visible by the presence of small particles of carbon and other materials.

Winter Lights at NC Arboretum

Winter Lights in Downtown Asheville

Monday, November 21, 2016

The City of Asheville has unveiled an exciting new holiday light display called Winter Lights Downtown. The seasonally-bright display is centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack Square Park.

Black Bear

Staying Safe Around Bears

Monday, November 21, 2016

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.

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Grove Arcade’s Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 18, 2016

The historic Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville is a magical place anytime of year. During the holiday season the elegant building comes alive even more with its annual Winter Wonderland.

NC Arboretum Winter Lights

Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum

Friday, November 18, 2016

Experience Asheville’s brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum, open nightly through January 1, 2017, between 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

RAD Skatepark

Indoor Skatepark Announces Grand Opening This Fall

Friday, November 11, 2016

The River Arts District will add a new local attraction to its community as RAD Skatepark sets to open this fall. RAD Skatepark will be the only indoor skatepark in Western North Carolina.

Fraser Fir Tree at Biltmore

Fraser Fir Tree Raised at Biltmore

Thursday, November 3, 2016

When a 34-foot-tall Fraser fir tree is brought into America’s largest home – The Biltmore House – it’s a sure sign that Christmas is just around the corner.

Flu Season Ahead

Get Prepared for the Flu

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Flu season is almost upon us! Be prepared by learning a little bit about the flu and by getting a flu shot.

Asheville Art Museum

Asheville Art Museum to Pop Up “On The Slope”

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Asheville Art Museum’s 2 S. Pack Square location will temporarily close beginning October 31st to allow for major construction and to keep its Permanent Collection safe and secure.

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.

Solar Panels

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.

Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

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.

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.