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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.

The view of the Asheville Tourists' McCormick Field from afar.

Tourists Grind Out Win Over Drive

The Asheville Tourists defeated the Greenville Drive 5-3 on Tuesday night. The Tourists overcame an early 2-0 deficit and held on to win their third straight overall. Antonio Santos notched the win by tossing 6.2 innings.

Concertgoers at a performance of the Biltmore Concert Series.

Ticket Sales for Biltmore Concert Series Open on May 23rd

Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Night Ranger are set to kick off the 22nd annual Biltmore Concert Series on Aug. 2nd. Concerts are staged on the South Terrace of Biltmore House, with breathtaking twilight views of Mount Pisgah and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Sarah Pressley, recipient of the DAISY Award.

Park Ridge Health Celebrates DAISY Award

Park Ridge Health invites the community to join in congratulating the newest winner of the DAISY Award, Sarah Pressley, RN. Sarah is part of the Park Ridge Health Medical-Surgery team.

A person going down a zipline during a Zipping for Autism event.

The 7th Annual Zipping for Autism Returns June 3rd

The 7th annual Zipping for Autism will take place at the Adventure Center of Asheville on June 3rd. In its first six years, the event has raised more than $200,000 to support autism programs and services in Western North Carolina.

A waterway with greenery and flowers.

The Pigeon River Fund Awards $217,010 to Local Environmental Groups

The Pigeon River Fund of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC) recently awarded $217,010 to environmental groups working to improve surface water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitats, expand public use and access to waterways, and increase water quality awareness.

Participants and employers at a jobs fair.

North Carolina’s Releases April Employment Figures

The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate. The national rate decreased 0.2 of a percentage point to 3.9 percent.

Containers of snap peas on a checkered farmers market table.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Spring produce is best known for its bright, crisp varieties, including sugar snap peas and kohlrabi. Both have made their first market appearances this year, but still only in small quantities, so get there early if you want to catch these treats.