The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed approximately 1,000 miles of Hatchery Supported Trout Waters until 7 a.m. on April 4th.
The Southern Conference has announced the pairings for the 2015 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by General Shale. The games begin March 6th and continue through March 9th.
Close your eyes, use your imagination, and in your mind, listen to your favorite artist play an acoustic guitar.
In his debut release Love & War, Carolinabound singer/songwriter Chris Smith brings a fresh, distinctive sound from a old country barroom in a southern ghost town.
Former military lawyer Will Gunn will present a lecture, An Officer, a Gentleman, and American Values While Addressing Terrorism, at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall.
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.
Grovewood Gallery will be hosting a special group exhibition that will feature artwork, in various mediums and styles, relating to the theme of birds and bees.
The Brevard Music Center in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presents a special installment of its concert series on March 4th at 3:00pm in the Reuter Center on the campus of UNC Asheville.
The Swannanoa Valley Fine Arts League presents the Black, White & Red art exhibition at the Red House Studios & Gallery through March 31st.
The Grey Eagle presents an evening with Jorma Kaukonen on March 3rd at 8:00 pm. Tickets cost $27 in advance and $30 on the day of the show.
A series of charrettes planned for March 11 – 13 will give the community a chance to interface with the team designing a city-wide mobility plan.
Tax time can be stressful, especially if the person you turn to for help with your taxes doesn’t do the job you expected.
We are able to use the sun’s vast energy to heat air and hot water, through passive solar design and active solar thermal systems, and to generate electricity, through photovoltaics (or solar cells).
The Neighborhood Advisory Committee (NAC) will hold the second annual Festival of Neighborhoods on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at A-B Tech in the Ferguson Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.
An exhibition featuring the work of Haywood Community College alumni is currently being featured at Handmade in America, in downtown Asheville.
If a middle school student falls behind on their attendance, gets two or more behavioral referrals, or fails course completion in either Math or English, without intervention, their chances of graduating drops to 25%.
Raumedic Builds First U.S. Plant in Western North Carolina; $27.1 Million Investment and 170 New Jobs ExpectedPosted on Wednesday, February 25, 2015
German company Raumedic (Helmbrechts), a supplier of injection molding, extrusion and assembly services to medical device manufacturers, will build its first U.S. manufacturing facility at the Broadpointe Industrial Park in Hendersonville, NC.
Join Asheville Green Drinks on March 11th at Green Sage Cafe Downtown as they dive into all the different options for purchasing local foods.
After years of hard work in the gym, harder competition on the court, and the hours in the library it took to rise to the top academically, Bulldog basketball players Jeannie Buckner and Leah Wormack are readying for a new challenge – medical …
Approximately 1,000 North Carolinians lose their lives to prescription drug abuse each year.
The Asheville Art Museum and the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects are the Western North Carolina Regional Affiliates of the Scholastic Art Awards.
The Omni Grove Park Inn has designated a portion of its parking fees during the Gingerbread House Competition to local nonprofit organizations.
Public Institutions of Higher Education in Western North Carolina Report Economic Impact for 2012-13Posted on Monday, February 23, 2015
Public higher education institutions in Western North Carolina are responsible for injecting at least $2 billion into the state economy during the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The Internal Revenue Service warns return preparers and other tax professionals to be on guard against bogus emails making the rounds seeking updated personal or professional information that in reality are phishing schemes.
The 5K March Run Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Vance Monument in Downtown Asheville.
Spoken word artist Kit Yan will perform on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall.
A longtime staff favorite and the author of the bestselling novel Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen returns with a new novel set in WWII-era Scotland.
Community interaction between police officers and the public they protect is crucial to creating positive relationships.
Trustees of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation have awarded a grant to the City of Asheville to support its “Building Neighborhood Capacity and Leadership across Race & Class” project.
Brian Felix, assistant professor of music, is putting a technological twist on traditional music textbooks.
The 6th Annual Healthy Parks, Healthy You 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, March 7, 2015. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to adults and children of all ages.
With the predicted extreme cold coming our way, here are some tips to help you keep your pipes from freezing and to help you know what to do if they do freeze.
W.D. Williams Elementary School in the Owen District has a Spanish Dual Immersion Kindergarten class where the teacher speaks only Spanish in the classroom and the students are a mix of native Spanish speakers and English speakers. There are similar classes at Oakley …
Western North Carolina farmers are gaining much-needed support in diversifying or expanding their operations this year, helping some grow to a whole new level.
Poolside features Asheville artists Rachel Clegg and Moni Hill. The exhibition is now on display in Asheville School’s Crawford Art Gallery and will hang until March 6.
The Warren Wilson College Farm, established in 1894 when the Asheville Farm School was founded, has won numerous awards over the years in addition to producing a lot of delicious farm-to-table food.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparations for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.
Although secondhand smoke exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers — 58 million people — are still exposed.
Students of Asheville High School and SILSA (School of Inquiry & Life Sciences at Asheville) will soon be able to take courses at UNC Asheville while still in high school beginning next fall as part of a new dual enrollment agreement.
For over twenty years, Marc Maron has been writing and performing raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy for print, stage, radio, online and television.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to be hosting a Museum Travelers trip to the Bentonville/Kansas City area on November 4-8, 2015.
More than 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations.
The Asheville City Schools Foundation will honor exceptional volunteer leaders of the Asheville City Schools district at the annual Celebration for Champions, to be held at The Venue on March 21st.
Biltmore announces a new exhibition, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times,” continuing through Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.
MovieMaker Magazine has named Asheville, NC as one of the five best places to live and work as a moviemaker.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time, along with the availability of the Free File program.
Visit these farmers markets to find Appalachian Grown™ produce and more, all winter long!
As part of Asheville Art Museum’s commitment to new media and education through film, they have curated a series of art house documentaries that intimately explore the lives and careers of several artists.
Moderate income individuals and families can have their income tax returns prepared for free beginning in February when UNC Asheville volunteers who are part of the IRS VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) program begin staffing tax-help sites at two locations downtown.
Expect some undesirable critters and plants to make your backyard habitat their home, too.
Asheville was recently featured in Forbes magazine’s series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” which spotlights some of America’s lesser-known hubs of technological creativity.
The Brevard Music Center will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program.
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.
Highland Brewing Company announced expansion plans to add 15 jobs and invest $5 million in new equipment and facilities over the next three years.
UNC Asheville will offer a year-long examination of the period in German history preceding the Holocaust – known as the Weimar Era – when Jews in Germany experienced a cultural renaissance between the end of World War I and Hitler’s rise.
Biltmore’s exhibition “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will continue to be on display through May 25, 2015.
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?
A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal.
If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.
Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers!
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 …
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, …
Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.
Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”!
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.
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.
Winter holds a special beauty which emphasizes the silhouettes of many of our fine specimen trees. It’s a good time to look for lesser known flowers.
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 …
It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain?
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.
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.
Nantahala Outdoor Center, named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy …
Gov. Bev Perdue announced that New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the country and the maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, will build its East Coast brewery in Asheville, NC.
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.
The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located on a lovely ten-acre site next to the UNC-Asheville campus on Weaver Boulevard, is a haven of sorts for more than 700 plant species that are native to this diverse ecosystem we call home – the southern …
The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them.
Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play.
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.
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 …
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’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.
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, many visitors to Western North Carolina find themselves drawn to any number of the region’s pristine waterfalls for the visual entertainment and cooling respite that they offer from the day’s heat.
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.