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 doing yoga on a yard with goats.

Franny’s Farm Hosts Toke With a Goat Yoga Event

Anyone who spends time with animals knows that it just plain feels good! But scientists have proven that this isn’t just in our heads. Animals have a measurable effect on our physiology.

The exterior of Thomas Wolfe Cabin in the fall.

City Seeks Input on Thomas Wolfe Cabin

Asheville’s famous native son Thomas Wolfe had a cabin, a place of retreat near what is now Azalea Park in east Asheville. Built in 1926, it was the last place Wolfe called home in his hometown. He spent the summer of 1937 at the cabin.

Clinicians walking around in a busy hospital ward.

Mission Health Implements Flu Restriction Policy for Visitors

There has been an increase in reported influenza-like illnesses throughout North Carolina. According to the North Carolina Public Health Division, the influenza-like illness activity in the state has reached more than 6 percent, and local transmission has increased.

Construction workers renovating the Diana Wortham Theatre.

Diana Wortham Theatre Begins Construction on Two New Venues

Construction recently began at the current Diana Wortham Theatre to transform the single-stage entity into a three-venue performing arts complex. The new Wortham Center for the Performing Arts will open in September 2019.

A pen sitting on paper on a wooden desk.

Local Poet Wins National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced that Brandon Amico is one of 35 poets who will receive an FY 2019 Creative Writing Fellowship of $25,000. Through its Creative Writing Fellowships, the Arts Endowment gives writers the time and space needed to create.

Customer purchasing apple at farmers market.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Fruit can be hard to come by in the winter if you’re shopping locally in Western North Carolina. Apples are a rosy-hued exception, and they continue to be available from storage through most of the season.