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Mushrooms and herbs on a cutting board.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Area tailgate farmers markets are full of freshly farmed fare, but there’s also wild-harvested finds such as mushrooms to discover.

Student backpacks filled with school supplies for a donation drive.

Backpack Bonanza to Distribute Free School Supplies on Aug. 24th

Local nonprofit Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) is hosting a backpack bonanza for students at five local elementary schools: Emma Elementary, Estes Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Claxton Elementary, and Eblen Intermediate.

Paint and paint brushes on an art board.

Mission Health Issues Call for Western North Carolina Artists

Mission Health, in partnership with EL Design Studios & Gallery VI, is recruiting all artists, galleries, and art organizations for work that may be considered for purchase and display at the new Mission Hospital for Advanced Medicine.

Congested Freeway Traffic

NCDOT Seeks Feedback on Northern Buncombe Congestion

The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on proposed intersection improvements for Weaverville Highway and New Stock Road with reconfigured westbound ramps at exit 21 on Future I-26.

The Downtown After 5 festival featuring a local band and thousands of visitors.

2018 Downtown After 5

Downtown After 5 is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! The concert series takes place on North Lexington Avenue every 3rd Friday between May and September.

A large iron sculpture by artist Reed Todd.

The Asheville Urban Trail Guide

The Asheville Urban Trail is an entertaining, informative, and artistic walk through Asheville’s history. It’s 1.7-miles of architecture and memories from earlier times in this engaging mountain city.

A row of coins with plants growing out of them.

Mission Health Announces Nearly $1 Million in Community Grants

Mission Health’s Community Investment Program is awarding more than $965,000 in funding to a diverse group of 24 Western North Carolina agencies in a joint effort to improve the health and well-being of our 18-county region.

Downtown Asheville's Pack Square, in front of the Vance Monument.

Buncombe County to Hold Upcoming County Manager Input Sessions

The search for the next Buncombe County Manager is underway, and input from the public is an important part of the process. The Buncombe County Commissioners and interim County Manager George Wood invite the public to attend open community sessions.

A child taking care of a plant at Eliada Farms' Grow Dome.

Eliada Farms Week Returns August 18-26

Eliada Farms Week is an opportunity to share with the greater community the beautiful produce, herbs, and pork the agency has produced in its first months of farming.