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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 windows of The Center for Craft's Asheville building.

The Center for Craft Receives $5.7 Million Endowment

The Center for Craft, an Asheville-based nonprofit, has received a $5.7 million gift from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Little Rock, Arkansas, to endow the Center’s longstanding fellowship programs.

A telethon to support Friends of the Smokies.

Telethon Raises $210,000 Towards New Radio System in Smokies

Friends of the Smokies recently collected $210,525 in donations during its 24th annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon from hundreds of callers, online donations, and support from sponsors Dollywood, Mast General Store, Pilot Flying J, and SmartBank.

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NC State Fiction Contest is Accepting Entries Through Oct. 8

The NC State Fiction Contest is accepting entries for its 2018 competition. Drawing more than 300 entrants last year, this free literary contest is open to North Carolina residents and is one of the largest free-to-enter writing contests in the South.

Hard of hearing student participates in an activity in Moroccan classroom.

September is Deaf Awareness Month

Between normal hearing and profound hearing loss there are varying degrees of hearing loss, usually classified as mild, moderate, moderately severe, and severe.

Rolls of bread on a cutting board.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

When you think of area farmers tailgate markets, do you only think of produce? Sure, fruits and vegetables are certainly crucial to a successful market trip, but there are many other staples available at markets that round out your grocery list.

A sign which reads "Vote Here."

Buncombe County is Looking For Election Workers

Do you want to make some cash while helping community members exercise their right to vote? If so, Buncombe County Election Services is now hiring for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election.

A tractor with a child inside during a touch-a-truck festival.

Touch-a-Truck Family Festival on Oct. 27

The Junior League of Asheville is pleased to announce its inaugural Touch-A-Truck Family Festival at the Asheville Outlets. The festival has been rescheduled from Sunday, Sept. 16 to Saturday, Oct. 27.

Handcrafted fiber vessel by Asheville artist Kendall White.

October Art & Craft Offerings at Grovewood Gallery

Grovewood Gallery in Asheville has several art and craft offerings for the month of October, including demonstrations spotlighting local makers in celebration of American Craft Week, which takes place October 5-14.