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.

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Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

There isn’t a better time of year to be turning a colorful array of fruit into flavor-bursting pies, cobblers, and galettes.

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Grants Available for Heritage Projects in Western North Carolina

The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership has announced its 2020 Heritage Grants Program, which will provide funding for projects that preserve, interpret, and promote Western North Carolina’s agricultural, craft, Cherokee, music, and natural heritage.

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NCDHHS Launches Testing Initiative for Nursing Homes

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will partner with Omnicare, a CVS Health company, to make facility-wide testing available to residents and staff in all North Carolina skilled nursing facilities.

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Answer to Energy Storage Problem Could Be Hydrogen

Hydrogen has the greatest potential among technologies for seasonal energy storage in the future, according to an analysis conducted by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.