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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.

Elk in the wild on a grassland.

Tips for Seeing Elk in Western North Carolina

At one time, centuries ago, elk were plentiful in the southern Appalachians, but overhunting led to a decline by 1790. In 2001, the National Park Service successfully reintroduced elk to the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making sightings possible today.


Blue Ridge Public Radio Expands News Coverage

Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) is continuing to expand its news coverage of Western North Carolina. After a national search, BPR has hired a full-time regional reporter that will be based in Jackson County.

The view of the Asheville Tourists' McCormick Field from afar.

Rockies and Tourists Sign Two-Year Extension

The Asheville Tourists and the Colorado Rockies have announced the signing of a two-year Player Development Contract (PDC) extension. The extension runs through the 2020 season.

Winter Farmers Markets

Buncombe County Now Offering eWIC

Buncombe County Health and Human Services is excited to bring eWIC to families in Buncombe County! The North Carolina WIC Program is moving from a paper-based method of WIC benefit issuance to an electronic benefit transfer system, called eWIC.

A row of golf bags lined up at the driving range.

Asheville Driving Ranges That Won’t Break the Bank

The beautiful scenery of the mountains offers a unique experience for golfers of all skill levels. Whether you’re interested in beginner classes, improving your game, or relaxing during a casual Saturday outing, the driving range is an excellent choice which won’t break the bank.

Seedling krokus in fresh soil.

Gardening 101: Strengthening Soil Fertility

Fertility is a soil’s ability to provide essential nutrients for plant growth. Give careful consideration to your soil and learn how to boost its fertility.

Old radios sitting on a table.

New Radio Station Debuts in Asheville

The musicians who made Motown, the bands that invaded from Britain, and the guy who lived in Graceland are all back in Asheville.

A red panda sitting in a tree.

Red Pandas Coming to WNC Nature Center

Though they roam the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China, their close ancestors used to call the Southern Appalachians home. And now they’re returning!