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.

Women of Influence Exhibit Opens at The Village Potters Clay Center

The six resident potters of The Village Potters Clay Center will honor the women who have made significant impacts on their lives and work with a special exhibit, “Women of Influence: honoring women who shape us”, that is on display through Dec. 15.

A wooden courtroom gavel.

Asheville Man Indicted for $13.5M Ponzi Scheme

A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte recently returned a criminal indictment against Hal H. Brown Jr., 69, of Asheville, N.C., charging him with securities fraud, wire fraud, and transactional money laundering, for orchestrating a $13.7 million investment scheme.

Broccoli and spices on a cutting board next to a bowl of soup.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

Broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, cabbage, and other brassicas have returned to farmers tailgate markets for the fall.

GE Aviation workers in front of their campus's sign.

GE Aviation Transforms Buncombe County’s Workforce and Community

In the state of North Carolina, GE Aviation employs more than 1,800 residents. GE also compensates those employees more than twice the state average, and has been estimated to create a total economic impact of $7.2 billion per year for the Tar Heel state.

The basement of author Edgar Allan Poe.

Taking on Scary Basements

Your basement no longer has to be scary. The Department of Energy is sharing tips and tricks to make it more comfortable and energy efficient.

Skeletons in front of a neon-lit haunted house.

The 2019 Asheville Halloween Guide

Embrace the scares with’s 2019 guide to Halloween in Asheville, filled with terror trails, haunted houses, and family friendly trick-or-treating.

Asheville-based artist Seung Jun Seo.

Local Ceramics Artist Seung Jun Seo Opens New Exhibition

Local ceramics artist Seung Jun Seo (pronounced sung-joon-suh) has announced the opening of his latest exhibition, titled “Natural Disaster,” at Gallery 101, a new downtown art gallery owned and operated by the artist.

MANNA volunteers pack MANNA Packs for Kids food bags to send home with kids on Friday afternoons.

Food for Kids Drive at Mast Store

When you purchase a pair of Merrell Footwear at Mast Store from October 21 through November 3, Merrell will make a donation to MANNA FoodBank to fill a backpack with weekend food for kids.