Local News

A for sale sign in front of a home.

Asheville Region Had Record Number of Home Sales in June

The Asheville region’s housing market showed no sign of slowing down as summer sales marked yet another month of gains, with 1,296 homes sold across the 13-county area of the Western North Carolina mountains.

A vehicle driving through a flooded street.

Flood Safety Tips From the CDC

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than any other hazard related to hurricanes and thunderstorms. The most common flood deaths occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water.

A wall of watermelons.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

The first of the season’s melons were recently spotted at farmers tailgate markets, heralding the arrival of summer’s midpoint.

Splasheville Reopens in Pack Square Park

Asheville Parks & Recreation is excited to announce that Splasheville, Asheville’s interactive splashpad located in Pack Square Park, has reopened to the public!

Solar panels installed on top of a library building.

Five Buncombe County Libraries Going Solar

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a $10.1 million solar energy project last summer to put a total of 39 solar installations on county facilities.

Take a Drive on the Farm Heritage Trail This Summer

The Farm Heritage Trail is a national, award-winning scenic driving route through the rural agricultural communities of Alexander, Leicester, Newfound, and Sandy Mush in northwest Buncombe County.