The Magnetic Theatre Presents Death of a Salesman

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

Among the handful of great American stage dramas of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman stands at or near the top. The Magnetic Theatre will present this incredible classic through May 28th.


Asheville Downtown Gallery Association Art Walk

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2016

The Downtown Asheville Art District invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville’s reputation as vibrant arts community and “The Paris of the South.”


Gran Fondo Asheville Set for June 18th

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Friends of the Smokies and ride in the 3rd annual Gran Fondo Asheville presented by Duke Energy and BorgWarner on Saturday, June 18th.

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Meet the Women Leading the Clean Energy Revolution

Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2016

From the so-called Calutron Girls who ran the cyclotron at Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project to Hungarian biophysicist Maria Telkes, women have played an important role in energy innovation in the United States and around the world.


Asheville Pokémon Player Named State Champion

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

After a full day of head-to-head Pokémon Trading Card Game battles, Roan Godfrey-Robbins earned the coveted title of Pokémon State Champion while competing at the 2016 Pokémon State Championships.


WordCamp Asheville Returns in June

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WordCamp Asheville is back for another year in 2016. The WordPress conference will be hosted for its third year at Highsmith University Union on the campus of the University of North Carolina Asheville.


CCCD Announces 2016 Windgate Fellows

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Now in it’s eleventh year, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s (CCCD) Windgate Fellowship Award marks $1.65 million awarded to 110 emerging craft artists nationwide.


Ten Energy Saving Tips for Spring

Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring marks the end of a long, brutal winter for much of the United States. With the start of a new season comes a fresh opportunity to find ways to save energy and money.


Springtime Project: Tussie Mussie

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Learn how to create your own tussie mussie, inspired by fashions and the language of flowers during Queen Victoria’s reign (1837-1901). During this era, flowers were considered a more modest adornment than jewelry for a young woman.


Buncombe County to Host Fishing Tournament for Kids

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Kids Fishing Tournament at Lake Julian Park will take place on Saturday, May 14th, 2016. The semi-annual event is open to all children ages 15 and under and is sponsored by Buncombe County Recreation Services.


Our VOICE Leader Receives National Recognition

Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center presented Angélica R. Wind, Executive Director of Our VOICE, a 2016 Visionary Award for the state of North Carolina.


Fiber Weekend at Folk Art Center to Emphasize Embroidery

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

As the craft of fiber originated out of a time of necessity, today its function has extended beyond the traditional uses to elaborate embellishments that often require mastering a new set of skills.


Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

In our region we have a longer growing season than most other parts of the country. Farmers at area tailgate markets are still employing season extension practices to provide some of our favorite fruits and veggies for as long as possible.


Mad Mountain Mud Run on June 4th

Posted on Monday, May 2, 2016

Want to see what all the mud is about at the Mad Mountain Mud Run? If you are curious about a mud run or just want to enjoy the muddy entertainment, attend the free Finish Line Festival on June 4th.


Mining Sluice Grand Opening at the WNC Nature Center

Posted on Thursday, April 28, 2016

The WNC Nature Center, with special guests from the soon-to-be Asheville Museum of Science, will celebrate the official grand opening of a new mining sluice at the Explorer’s Outpost area on May 7th.

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Arthritis on the Rise

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040.


Window to Earth: NASA Partners With IMAX for ‘A Beautiful Planet’

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

For crew members aboard the International Space Station, the view doesn’t get any better than looking at the Earth from the station’s Cupola. The dome-shaped module’s seven panoramic windows offers them a unique view of our magnificent blue planet.


Haywood County Garden Tour on June 18th

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

Sixteen local plein air artists, including students from Tuscola High School, will participate in the Haywood County Garden Tour on June 18th by choosing a garden on the tour in which to capture the beauty they see.


C3356 Is Officially Open

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

The new Comprehensive Care Center or C3356 is a state of the art mental health and substance abuse treatment center located at 356 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville.


TEDxUNCAsheville 2016: The Kids Are Not Alright

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

“Millennials are not lazy,” said senior mass communication major Drew Heinz, who attended this year’s TEDxUNCAsheville, themed The Kids Are Not Alright.


N.C. Strawberry Growers Expect Early Season

Posted on Monday, April 25, 2016

N.C. strawberry growers expect to start the season early this year despite a recent cold snap. Many growers in the eastern part of the state are already picking berries nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.


7th Annual Walk a Mile Asheville

Posted on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Walk a Mile Asheville is a chance for local men and women to take a stand on the issue of rape by participating in a one mile walk through downtown Asheville. This year’s Walk a Mile Asheville is scheduled for May 7th.


ASAP’s 2016 Local Food Guide is Here!

Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Finding seasonal local farm products at farmers tailgate markets is certainly a sign of spring along with local food at restaurants and roadside stands.


LaZoom Will Launch Kids’ Comedy Tour in May

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LaZoom Tours, Asheville’s only rolling comedy tour bus, is launching a Kids’ Comedy Tour the first weekend in May. Educational and entertaining, the Kids’ Comedy Tour will feature a blend of Asheville information and kid-centric comedy.


Be Careful When Burning Debris in Spring

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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.


ASAP Announces Farm Tour for June 25-26

Posted on Friday, April 8, 2016

The gates and barns of Appalachian Grown family farms will open to the public for ASAP’s highly anticipated Farm Tour on June 25th and 26th.


CCCD to Exhibit Made in WNC During NYCxDesign

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is pleased to announce its participation in WantedDesign Brooklyn during NYCxDESIGN, New York City’s official annual citywide celebration of design.


Tailgate Market Season is Here

Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016

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.


Medicare Choices Made Easy

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces the Medicare class schedule for Medicare Choices Made Easy.


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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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.


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 …

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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.