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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.

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Brevard Music Center’s 2018 Bernstein Festival

As the Brevard Music Center embarks on its season-long celebration of the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, Artistic Director Keith Lockhart sat down with BMC’s Director of Marketing & Communications, Cally Jamis Vennare, to share some personal reflections on this distinguished and illustrious musician.

A consumer-level drone flying in nature.

Police Use of Drones Expands Rapidly in North Carolina

On a cold Christmas Eve night, the man found himself stuck up to his waist in the mud of a swampy area surrounded by deep and frigid creeks in Cumberland County, when a small flying object passed over his head.

Bins for a triple-stream recycle/compost/landfill program at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Composting Comes to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

A triple-stream recycle-compost-landfill program has just launched at USCC’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Instead of two bins to dispose of your concession trash, there are now three.

A man and woman looking over paperwork with a business accountant.

Simple Social Media Guide for Small Businesses

It’s hard to escape the interest, activity, and advantages of social media. Platforms are constantly evolving. With the changing dynamics of the digital communication space, it’s important to get back to the basics.

The audience at RiverFest.

RiverMusic and RiverFest Lineups Announced for 2018

RiverLink is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2018 RiverMusic series and RiverFest. RiverMusic and RiverFest are presented in partnership by RiverLink, New Belgium Brewing, and 98.1 The River with special thanks to Stage Sponsor Prestige Subaru.

Volunteers for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity in front of a newly built home.

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity Recognizes Volunteers

With volunteers central to its business model, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is recognizing milestones and thanking volunteers with small gifts and treats daily during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

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Make Your Grounds Go Further

U.S. coffee-drinkers consumed more than three billion pounds of coffee last year. That’s a lot of grounds!

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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.

Dozens of book spines.

Lake Lure Inn Hosts Books and Bites Events

The first event in the Books and Bites series takes place at the Lake Lure Inn in Lake Lure. Meet and greet starts at 11:00 am and lunch is at 11:30 am.