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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.
Blue Ridge Humane Society is celebrating the love of rescue pets throughout February and seeking photo entries of adopted pets for their annual “You Can’t Buy Love But You Can Adopt It” contest.
The Will & Deni McIntyre Foundation has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the North Carolina Arts Council’s Come Hear NC campaign to help fund the fourth season of David Holt’s State of Music.
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.
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 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.
Archetype will be moving into the space recently vacated by Habitat Tavern & Commons, next door to Asheville staple Moog Music and a block down the hill from the Merrimon Avenue Whole Foods.
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.
Delivery of digital tools to make the permitting process more streamlined continues at the Asheville Development Services Department (DSD) with their latest release — an online application for residential building permits.
Diversifying farmers in Western North Carolina are receiving support to offset the risk of expanding and trying new ventures.
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.
Registration for Buncombe County Recreation Services’ popular Adult Kickball League has opened! All games will be played on Tuesday evenings from April 2 through May 28 at Buncombe County Sports Park.
TEDxUNCAsheville will host its annual speaker conference on March 2 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at UNC Asheville’s new Blue Ridge Ballroom.