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.

Organicfest parade-goers marching through downtown Asheville.

18th Annual Organicfest on Sunday, Aug. 25

Asheville’s annual Organicfest celebration will bring thousands to Pack Square Park on Sunday, August 25, to celebrate everything organic, green, and healthy!

Montford Park Players actors sitting in a cluster in Shakespeare in Love.

Shakespeare in the Park Presents Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in the Park has returned for another fantastic year! Performances of Romeo and Juliet take place Fridays through Sundays at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre, now through August 24.

The welcome sign for the Burton Street community in front of a garden.

Burton Street Neighborhood Profile

The Burton Street neighborhood, founded in 1911 by dedicated civic leader E.W. Pearson, is a historically African American neighborhood located in West Asheville off of Haywood Road.

Biltmore's Buckspring hidden in the forest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

A Great Camp in the Great Outdoors

In the late 1800s, it was fashionable for families like the Vanderbilts to have a getaway “great camp” or lodge in the Adirondacks so that they could enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, and boating.

An illustration of a unnamed neighborhood in front of a downtown.

Neighborhood Profile: Lakeshore Heights

Lakeshore Heights is in north Asheville and includes areas west of Merrimon Avenue to Reynolds Place and Horizon Hill, bounded on the south by Sandon Road and on the north by Beaver Lake.

An illustration of a person juggling boxes from a moving van to a home.

Renting 101: Tips for First-time Renters

Many students are heading back to school this month. College students as well as other renters are moving into rental apartments and houses across the state—some for the first time.

Coloring pencils laid out side by side.

Back-to-School Shopping Tips From the FTC

From crayons to clothing and computers, it’s back-to-school shopping time! Before you head to the mall or go online, the FTC has some tips to help you get the most for your money.