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.

A shaded crate filled with peaches.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Farmers tailgate markets are reaching their summertime heights! You’ll find a panoply of produce, including tomatoes, summer squash, beans, spring onions, cucumbers, new potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, greens of all sorts, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and much, much more.

An Asheville firetruck driving through downtown.

City of Asheville Hosts Community Meeting on New Fire Station

A new fire station is planned on city-owned property at 316 Broadway Street in the Five Points neighborhood. The city will share project updates and the results of a recently conducted visual preference survey during a community meeting at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, June 26 at Greater Works Church.

Welcome Sign at Gan-shan Station

Neighborhood Profile: Asheville’s Oakhurst Community

Nestled above Biltmore Avenue between McCormick Field and Memorial Stadium to the north, Mission Hospital to the south, and Beaucatcher Mountain to the east, Oakhurst is a small community of about 45 houses.

A lively crowd at Asheville Art in the Park in Pack Square Park.

Art in the Park 2019

Asheville Art in the Park once again returns to Pack Square Park to provide access to some of the finest artists in the region. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October.

Maddie Franke, Sarah Stevens, and Maria Buchannan on stage during South Pacific at Flat Rock Playhouse.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific at Flat Rock Playhouse

Flat Rock Playhouse continues its 2019 season with South Pacific, a summer blockbuster musical and Broadway classic. Known for its glorious score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the show transports audiences to the Pacific Islands in World War II as young couples struggle with the dynamics of love, war, and faith.

Employees working in the RISC Networks Asheville office.

RISC Networks Acquired by Illinois-based Software Company

Flexera, an Illinois-based software company, has acquired RISC Networks. Headquartered in Asheville, RISC Networks’ groundbreaking SaaS-based analytics platform helps companies speed their migration to the cloud.

The exterior of Smith-McDowell House.

Step Back In Time at Asheville’s Oldest Home

The Smith-McDowell House owns several WNC distinctions. It is Asheville’s first mansion, the oldest surviving house in Asheville, and the oldest brick structure in Buncombe County.

Chris Bailey, the next Aheville Police Chief.

Chris Bailey is Asheville’s Next Police Chief

After a national search informed by robust input from the local community, City Manager Debra Campbell is excited to announce that Chris Bailey will become Asheville’s next police chief.