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

Tomato season has finally kicked off! We’re starting to see a variety of ’maters pop up at several farmers markets. 

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UNC Asheville Named a 2022-23 College of Distinction

UNC Asheville has been recognized for its exemplary commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow, and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a unique guide for college-bound students.

What to Know Before You Buy Something Online

Ahh, summer. Ten sweet yet short weeks to enjoy some of your favorite traditions. Maybe it’s sipping an ice cold drink on the porch, spending a weekend at the beach, or cooling off with the kids at the pool.

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents “West Side Story” July 1-30

West Side Story held our number one spot in the 2019 patron show survey and we were very pleased to offer it as part of the 2020 season prior to the pandemic shutdown,” says Producing Artistic Director Lisa K. Bryant.

American flag in front of Asheville City Hall.

Asheville City Council Passes Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

The $217 million budget is based on internal work, community input and Asheville City Council priorities, and reflects the long term strategies and continuation of the reimagining public safety process. 

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Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet more than 700 people die from extreme heat every year in the United States.