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 person attempting to repair a computer motherboard.

WNC Repair Cafe Returns on December 13th

A repair cafe is an event where you are invited to bring in broken household objects and meet with volunteer repair specialists who then guide you through the repair process. 

People assembling meal kits at a food drive.

Giving Tuesday: How Will You Give Back Today?

On Giving Tuesday, people around the globe will come together in unity and showing kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes. 

A car filling up with gas at a gas station.

Motor Fuels Tax Rate to Increase in 2023

The motor fuels and alternative fuels tax rate for the period of Jan. 1, 2023, through Dec. 31, 2023, will increase from 38.5 cents to 40.5 cents per gallon.

Montford Avenue Bridge Repairs Begin

Construction is slated to start Monday, Nov. 28, to repair parts of a bridge on Montford Avenue over Interstate 240 West damaged by the lift arm of a truck passing underneath.

A wildefire in the mountains.

Foresters Urge Caution During Fall Wildfire Season

As we head into fall wildfire season in North Carolina, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris.

People walking through a shopping mall during the holidays.

Navigating the Holiday Shopping Season

For many people, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday shopping season. Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are the most popular shopping days of the year.

A shelf with Smoking J's Fiery Foods products.

Five Fantastic Asheville Gift Ideas

Whether you’re buying for a friend in the city or shipping a present out of town, Asheville has a countless number of local goods and products which make for great gifts.

A tree farm at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village.

Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm is Now Open

Discover the magic of the season with a choose-and-cut Christmas Tree adventure at Tom Sawyer’s Christmas Tree Farm and Elf Village, nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville.