Asheville Local News

Local news for Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding Western North Carolina communities. Includes coverage on the Biltmore, Asheville Tourists, local beer, and local food.

People dressed in costumes in front of a haunted house during Halloween.

The Origins of Halloween

Each year on October 31, as the ghosts and goblins of Halloween parade the streets and doorsteps of our neighborhoods, we re-enact remnants of ancient folk customs that pay homage to departed ancestors as well as to the souls of our loved ones who have died.

The Mission Health campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Asheville Watchdog: Pandemic is Financial Bonanza for HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare, which operates Asheville’s Mission Hospital and five other hospitals in Western North Carolina, recently reported that it made $2.27 billion in profits in the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, triple the amount in the same period last year.