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The dining room at the Red Rocker Inn in Black Mountain.

Red Rocker Inn Hosts A Christmas Carol in December

Eric Wolf’s A Christmas Carol is a raucous and fun retelling of the Charles Dickens classic. This one-man show will appear in December at the Red Rocker Inn the week before Christmas.

A river at the Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve in Burke County.

Foothills Conservancy Grows Burke County Preserve

Foothills Conservancy’s Smith Cliffs/Henry Fork River Preserve recently grew by 26 acres to a total of 259 acres. Using a contribution from conservationist Tim Sweeney, the land trust purchased the property from landowners Jim and Jeanne Simpson.

Alli Marshall on a tree outside Ramsey Library.

Alli Marshall Gives Reading at UNC Asheville on Dec. 5

Alli Marshall, UNC Asheville’s 2018 Ramsey Library Community Author, will give a free public reading on Wednesday, Dec. 5 in the library’s Whitman Room. Marshall will be accompanied by guitarist, flutist, and singer-songwriter Heather Taylor.

A dish of stuffing on a wooden table for Thanksgiving.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Ask a group of friends, family, or coworkers what their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes are and watch as the energetic debate (or emphatic agreement) ensues.

A tree farm at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village.

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village is Now Open

Discover the magic of the season with a choose-and-cut Christmas Tree adventure at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville.

Runners in the Asheville Hot Chocolate Races event.

Asheville Hot Chocolate Races Return Jan. 26

Now in its 12th year, the Asheville Hot Chocolate Races is one of the most beloved running events in Asheville and has consistently been voted a favorite by its participants.

Asheville Orthodontist Dr. Timothy Scanlan and his staff.

Asheville Orthodontist Dr. Timothy Scanlan Honored for Service Work

Dr. Timothy Scanlan was recently honored at the Smiles Change Lives (SCL) 8th Annual Gini Awards in Kansas City, MO. The Gini Awards honor those who have gone above and beyond to inspire hope, raise self-esteem, and help change the lives of thousands of children.

A cooked turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

How to Safely Thaw a Turkey

While frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. As soon as it begins to thaw, bacteria that may have been present before freezing will begin to grow again.

Asheville's Winter Lights Downtown

Winter Lights in Downtown Asheville

The City of Asheville’s holiday light display has returned to Pack Square Park. The seasonally-bright display is centered around the Vance Monument and Hoss Haley fountain area of Pack Square Park.

A winter lights exhibit at the NC Arboretum.

N.C. Arboretum Celebrates Five Years of Winter Lights

Western North Carolina will shine brighter this holiday season as the North Carolina Arboretum celebrates the fifth anniversary of its Winter Lights holiday light show. The show will be on display nightly through Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.