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A row of golf bags lined up at the driving range.

Asheville Driving Ranges That Won’t Break the Bank

The beautiful scenery of the mountains offers a unique experience for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re interested in beginner classes, improving your game, or relaxing during a casual Saturday outing, the driving range is an excellent choice which won’t break the bank.

People on floats going down a river.

MountainTrue Releases June 19-20 Swim Guide Results

MountainTrue’s Swim Guide bacteria monitoring results for the French Broad River Watershed are in, and this week 18 out of 32 sites passed with E. coli levels below the EPA limit for recreation waters of 235 colony forming units (cfu) per 100 milliliters. 

Fireworks exploding in the sky at night.

The Danger of Consumer Fireworks

It’s a patriotic holiday, but the Fourth of July has a dark side. That’s because on a typical Fourth of July there are more fires nationally than on any other day of the year.

Downtown Asheville lit up at dusk.

Buncombe County Commissioners Approve $512 Million Budget

With an eye toward bolstering the community’s education systems, human services, and resources for public safety, Buncombe County Commissioners unanimously approved next fiscal year’s budget during their meeting on June 15.

Kebabs and sausages on a hot grill.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Grillable veggies like summer squash, spring onions, and mushrooms are plentiful at farmers tailgate markets right now, in addition to a wide assortment of steaks, sausages, chops, and birds.