Bradshaw Call and Betsy Puckett Reunite for “Santaland Diaries”

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015

Asheville’s non-traditional tradition returns to Asheville Community Theatre in December! This year’s production of The Santaland Diaries once again stars local favorite Bradshaw Call, who stepped into the candy-cane striped stockings for the first time two years ago.


Plan Some Outdoor Fun

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015

Getting your family outdoors can be as simple as opening the door to the backyard or as exciting as going camping.


‘Find Parking’ Site Launches in Asheville

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The City of Asheville has just launched a new mobile site that provides close to real-time information on available spaces in the City’s four parking garages.


Bulldogs Visit the Land of the Seawolves

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

While we may associate Alaska with huskies, the Great Alaska Shootout tournament is actually hosted by the Seawolves of the University of Alaska Anchorage.


City of Asheville Purchasing Division to Move into City Hall

Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The City of Asheville buys a lot of items to run the city, everything from office supplies to stormwater pipe and much in between. It sells surplus items too, items ranging from decommissioned police cruisers to backhoe tires.


Shadrack Christmas Light Show at WNC Ag Center

Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shadrack Christmas Light Show is an annual drive-through light show held at the WNC Ag Center that is guaranteed to put smiles on everyone’s faces.

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Diana Wortham Theatre Announces Scholarship Program

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015

The Diana Wortham Theatre in downtown Asheville announces the Y.E.S. Emerging Artists Fund, a new program to support young performers by providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors pursuing a career in the performing arts.

More than two dozen goats helped to remove weeds and brush on the ridge behind the Human Ecology Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on July 27 -28, 2011. A subcontractor working at the site hired the goals through a company in WisconsinÕs Kenosha County that offers a grazing service and promises an Òextremely low-carbon hoof print.Ó (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Goatscaping Returns, This Time Near Pedestrian Bridge

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015

Early next week, the City of Asheville launches its third “goatscaping” project, this time in the area between Stephens-Lee community Center’s Edible Garden and the pedestrian bridge on South Charlotte Street.


N.C. Arboretum’s Winter Lights Now Open

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2015

Ticket sales for the second annual Winter Lights event, held at the North Carolina Arboretum through January 2nd, are now available for purchase.


NCDA&CS Offers Tips to Care for Fresh Christmas Trees

Posted on Friday, November 20, 2015

Because Thanksgiving falls late this year, many Christmas tree growers are opening up early for the season. The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services encourages consumers to use proper techniques to care for their fresh trees.


Sponsor a Senior Wish Tree

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015

Being a senior citizen or an adult with a disability can be tough over the holidays. Even the smallest gift can say, “I’m thinking about you today.”


Thousands of North Carolinians Receive Scam IRS Call

Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thousands of people across North Carolina have gotten calls from individuals claiming to be Internal Revenue Service employees, according to the State Bureau of Investigation.


As Asheville Police Sergeant Retires, His Son Wears the Badge

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Police departments around the country are comprised of a tight-knit group of individuals, who commonly refer to their coworkers as their brothers and sisters in blue. The Asheville Police Department is no different.


Keep Laundry Detergent Pods Away from Pets

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center has important safety information for pet parents: laundry detergent pods pose serious dangers to pets if ingested.


The NC Stage Company Presents Someone Else

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015

The NC Stage Company offers this candid glimpse at a regular guy searching to answer the eternal question: can we find everything we need… in just one person?


Applications Accepted for Housing Trust Fund

Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015

The City of Asheville Community & Economic Development Department is now accepting applications for funding from the City of Asheville’s Housing Trust Fund.

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Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Lake Julian Park presents “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” at Lake Julian Park beginning December 3rd. The first night of the Lake Julian Festival of Lights is for walkers only.


Grovewood Gallery’s Holiday Sip & Shop

Posted on Monday, November 9, 2015

Tis the season to give the gift of handmade! Grovewood Gallery in Asheville is hosting a Holiday Sip & Shop event, featuring work by local makers as well as many skilled artisans from around the country.


Watch for Me NC: Clearing Up Crosswalk Confusion

Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Do you know the difference between a marked crosswalk and an unmarked one? In this video Barb Mee, Transportation Planner for the City of Asheville, discusses different types of crosswalks.


UNC Asheville Partners with Food Connection to Reduce Hunger

Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

UNC Asheville Dining Services is partnering with a local program, Food Connection, to donate approximately 100 pounds of nutritionally prepared food daily for distribution to Buncombe and Madison County organizations in an effort to reduce hunger and food insecurity.


Fall Salon Show at The Studios at Flat Rock

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Studios at Flat Rock is pleased to announce the Fall Salon Show featuring artists from Western North Carolina and beyond. The exhibition will run from October 9th through December 30th.


New Traffic Pattern Coming Around Asheville’s Grove Arcade

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The wrecking ball took down the old Kosta’s Menswear building on Page Avenue last week. Grading will follow demolition to make way for construction of a 12-story hotel on the northeast corner of Battery Park and Page Avenues.


Better Than a Movie: APD’s Bomb Squad in Action

Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

There’s ten seconds left on the timer and you have to decide whether to cut the blue wire or the red wire… if the wrong decision is made the whole building is going to blow.


Asheville’s Leaf Season is Upon Us

Posted on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Because of a dry spring and summer, Asheville should see a spectacular fall leaf season, according to Western Carolina University’s autumnal season prognosticator Kathy Mathews.


City of Asheville Earns AAA Bond Rating

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2015

The City of Asheville will be able to borrow money at a better rate than most other cities, due largely to a stable financial outlook and a growing, well-diversified economy coupled with strong financial management and reserves.


Public Input Series on Shiloh Recreation Center Begins

Posted on Monday, August 3, 2015

The City of Asheville Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of public meetings and participation opportunities to gain public feedback in the development of the Linwood Crump Shiloh Center Master Plan, located at 121 Shiloh Road.


2015 Sky High Growth Awards

Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce presented the 2015 Sky High Growth Award to 46 businesses that have experienced outstanding growth in sales and/or employment over the last several years.


Preparation for Warmer Temperatures

Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2015

We’ve all been begging for winter’s bite to cease, and we might have finally caught a break with spring.


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?

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.


Money Saving Tips for Your Vacation or Staycation

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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 …

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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.


Gift Cards Galore!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

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.


Numbers You Need During Bad Weather!

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013

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.


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 …


Beech Mtn Resort Celebrates 45 Years of Skiing This Winter

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.

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3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.

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Energy Myth Busters to Help You Save Green

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.

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Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

Posted on Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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.


Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012

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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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.