Asheville Flea For Y’all

The 2017 Flea For Y’all Season Opens April 30th

Friday, April 28, 2017

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.

Crosswalk

Strive Not to Drive Week Returns May 12-19

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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?

Haywood County Animal Services Building Progresses

Haywood County Animal Services Building Progresses

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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.

Garden Beds

Healthy Gardening

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Get close to nature and enjoy the benefits. Gardening can be a great way to enjoy physical activity, beautify the community, and go green.

Asheville Herb Festival

28th Annual Asheville Spring Herb Festival

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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.

A Farm With a Barn

Madison County Celebrates Barn Month in May

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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.

Small Business Owner

Asheville Small Business Week

Monday, April 24, 2017

Asheville Small Business Week celebrates the impact of small businesses May 1-4 with daily events designed to enhance small business success.

ASAP Local Food Guide

ASAP’s 2017 Local Food Guide is Here

Friday, April 21, 2017

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

N.C. Strawberry Growers Expect Second Wave of Crop

Friday, April 21, 2017

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.

Page Ave Building

The Asheville Design Center’s Design Build Studio

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Dog on Leash

Don’t Forget Your Leash

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Farm Shot

Passive Solar Greenhouse Tours in Oakley Community

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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.

Boys and Girls Club

Boathouse Bash Fundraiser Scheduled for April 28th

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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.

Hearing Test

Turning Up the Volume on Hearing Care

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Chirping birds, babbling brooks, soft rain showers, and children gleefully playing outdoors – these sounds of spring bring us joy, especially after a long winter.

Arthur Morgan Solar Farm

NC Farmland and Solar Industry Can Work in Tandem

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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.

New Home

Home Prices in Asheville Increase 9.1 Percent

Wednesday, April 5, 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.

911 Dispatch Call Center

Buncombe County Now Accepts Texts to 911

Wednesday, April 5, 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.

White Squirrel

13th Annual White Squirrel Photography Contest

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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.

Mural

Appalachian Mural Trail to Be Dedicated May 6th

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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.

Helicopter

Asheville Helicopter Tours Offer Bird’s Eye View

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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.

Garden Beds

Grow a Garden With Your Kids

Monday, April 3, 2017

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.

Farmers Markets

Tailgate Market Season is Here

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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.

Science Olympiad Medals

Regional Science Olympiad 2017 Winners Announced

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Asheville Neighborhood Profile: Chestnut Hills

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

Summer Art Camp

Summer Art Camp Registration at The Asheville Art Museum

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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

YWCA’s 10th Annual Stand Against Racism

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

Power Line

What Is the Power Grid?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

The 90th Annual Mountain Dance & Folk Festival

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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.

Sweet Potatoes

What’s in Season in North Carolina?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Asparagus, broccoli, greens, herbs, mushrooms, peanuts, spinach, and sweet potatoes are currently in season in North Carolina.

NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution

Monday, March 20, 2017

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.

Beers

‘Beer City’ Tourists Are Back in 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Asheville Tourists will once again become the “Beer City” Tourists when they play host to the Lakewood BlueClaws on Thursday, June 1st.

Asheville Runners

Mama’s Day 10k Returns on Saturday, May 13th

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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.

Blue Ridge Mountains

The Community Foundation Awards $460,450 in Grants

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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.

Solar Eclipse

NASA Taps PARI for Total Solar Eclipse Research

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.

Runner

Vigorous Exercise May Help Prevent Vision Loss

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.

Asheville Parking Meter

Asheville Parking Fees to Increase

Monday, February 20, 2017

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.

Asheville Folk Co-working Space

Asheville Folk Co-working Space Now Open

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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.

Home Insulation

Home Insulation: It’s All About the R-Value

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

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.

Enjoy a Walk Through Asheville History on Urban Trail

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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 Culinary Team

A-B Tech Culinary Team Heads to Nationals

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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.

Gym Equipment

Tips for Joining a Gym

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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.

Biofuel

Five New Things Happening With Biofuels

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Over the past few years, scientists across the country have been revolutionizing the future of fuel. Their work has achieved some significant milestones.

Asheville City Bus

Asheville Bus Routes to Expand Hours in 2017

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Many Asheville Redefines Transit (ART) bus routes will add hours to their routes beginning January 2nd thanks to additional funding approved by City Council.

Neighborhood Potluck

Neighborhood Profile: Norwood Park

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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.

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.

LaZoom Comedy Tour

Take a Ride With LaZoom Comedy Tours

Monday, October 17, 2016

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!

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.

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.

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.