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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 exterior of Mast General's Asheville store.

Mast General Store Hosts Coat Collection Drive Through Nov. 30

You don’t have to be a fan of Game of Thrones to know that winter is coming. It’s in the air, fogging up the window panes and biting at noses and hands. And that means coats and warm accessories are needed in the community.

Holiday lights on trees and buildings on a city street.

Season of Light Multicultural Holiday Celebration Takes Place Dec. 1

The Season of Light Multicultural Holiday Celebration featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, music, and sharing of customs from holidays around the world will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Pigeon Community Multicultural Development Center.

An aerial view of a downtown festival in Asheville.

Tourism Product Development Fund Cycle to Be Paused in 2019

The Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA) approved nearly $10 million in funding for six projects that will be used by thousands of residents while also increasing visitor spending in the county.

A tractor working on a farm field.

Vecinos Farmworker Health Program Receives $2,500 Grant

Farmworkers and their families in Western North Carolina recently received some relief from high prescription drug prices with a recent grant of $2,500 from the Jackson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation.

Children participating in United Way's Annual Holiday Book Drive.

United Way Holds Sixth Annual Holiday Book Drive

United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County is rallying community support to give the gift of literacy to local middle school students during their Sixth Annual Holiday Book Drive, running now through December 31.

A table full of Thanksgiving desserts.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and local turkeys are on the minds of head chefs of the home kitchen. Unfortunately, there is a very limited availability of local turkeys this year.

A Waterloo resident prunes trees in October, west Waterloo, Nova Scotia.

Buncombe County Offers Christmas Trees for Sale

Locally grown, fresh-cut #1 Fraser firs are available through the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale. All proceeds support environmental education.

The official White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room.

White House Christmas Tree to Be Harvested in Avery County

Larry Smith of Mountain Top Fraser Fir in Newland will harvest the White House Christmas Tree at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The tree will be displayed in the Blue Room, one of the three state parlors on the first floor in the White House.