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Burgers and buns laid out on a table.

Five Essential Asheville Burgers

Asheville may be known for its healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t stop the city from offering some of the best burgers in the South. No longer a reliably monotonous choice, the burger has become the standout item at dozens of restaurants around town.

Kayakers on the French Broad River's Blueway.

Help Keep River Parks Clean

During warm weather, it’s not unusual for thousands of locals and visitors to hit the French Broad River using an assemblage of tubes, kayaks, canoes, and SUPs. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to enjoy one of our greatest natural spaces.

Okra at a farmers market.

How Does Western North Carolina Shop for Food?

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project has released a survey to learn more about how people in Western North Carolina shop for food and why they choose the food they do.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

Juneteenth is the oldest known US celebration of the abolition of the chattel slave system, and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas.

Folk Art Center

Folk Art Center a Rare Jewel on the Blue Ridge Parkway

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.