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.

A white bowl full of pea soup next to bread.

Fresh at Farmers Markets This Week

We’re entering the season of chilled soups and gazpacho. These dishes are essentially vegetable smoothies to eat from a bowl — or even drink from a glass if you prefer!

Our Voice Announces Open Call for New Board Members

Our Voice, a leading organization dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking, has announced an open call for new board members from Buncombe, McDowell, and Transylvania counties.

A man cutting his lawn with a red riding lawnmower.

June Gardening Chores and Tips

Maintain the mowing height for fescue lawns at three inches. Try to mow frequently enough to remove no more than one-third of the blade at a time.

Burgers and buns laid out on a table.

Five Essential Asheville Burgers

Asheville may be known for its healthy lifestyle, but that doesn’t stop the city from offering some of the best burgers in the South. No longer a reliably monotonous choice, the burger has become the standout item at dozens of restaurants around town.

Kayakers on the French Broad River's Blueway.

Help Keep River Parks Clean

During warm weather, it’s not unusual for thousands of locals and visitors to hit the French Broad River using an assemblage of tubes, kayaks, canoes, and SUPs. It’s a fun, inexpensive way to enjoy one of our greatest natural spaces.

Okra at a farmers market.

How Does Western North Carolina Shop for Food?

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project has released a survey to learn more about how people in Western North Carolina shop for food and why they choose the food they do.