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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.

Ruby Ray with the Kathleen Godwin Cole Award

Local Individuals Recognized for Efforts to Improve Community

Each year, the Area Agency on Aging at Land of Sky Regional Council (LOSRC) recognizes individuals for their service to Western North Carolina. Two awards were presented at the March Board of Delegates meeting to outstanding members of the region.

Hikers at an outlook on the Blue Ridge Mountain.

County Recreation Announces Free Hiking Series

Come out of hibernation and shrug off old man winter with outdoor adventures. Welcome spring and summer days with the Buncombe Outdoors series of entry-level community hikes.

An unconventional shale gas well in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The North Carolina Fracking Boom That Didn’t Happen

North Carolina’s Oil and Gas Commission recently returned to work for the first time in two years. Whatever resources were underground when the commission was last in business have gone untapped since that point.

UNC Asheville ribbon cutting for new electric vehicle charging stations.

UNC Asheville Adds Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

UNC Asheville has added two electric vehicle charging stations to the parking deck across the street from the Sherrill Center (P12) to provide a cost-free charging option to the campus community.

Sean David Robinson

Local Playwright Makes Off-Broadway Debut This August

Sean David Robinson, a local, first-time playwright, is making his worldwide debut in an Off-Broadway festival this August. Robinson’s full-length play, “Starbright,” will be performed over the course of three weeks in an Off-Broadway venue as part of the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.