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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.

Paint brushes in a vase on top of art supplies.

46th Annual Village Art & Craft Fair

The annual Village Art & Craft Fair takes place in Biltmore Village on August 4th and 5th. The fair is in its 46th year and it continues a long tradition of bringing high-quality crafts to Historic Biltmore Village.

A drum class at Skinny Beat Sound Shop.

Skinny Beat Sound Shop Featured in National Geographic

On Friday, June 1st, a television crew filming scenes around Asheville for inclusion in a National Geographic travel program visited Skinny Beats Sound Shop on Eagle Street to interview the owner, musician, and teacher Billy Zanski.

MANNA FoodBank of a fresh produce distribution center.

The Haywood County Produce Pod Receives Local Boost

The Haywood County Produce Pod, the first fresh produce distribution method of its kind in the state, is getting a fresh injection of partners to increase the distribution of fresh produce to residents of Haywood County.

A clay bowl by Nick Joerling.

The Village Potters Announces Nick Joerling as Upcoming Presenter

The Village Potters announces Nick Joerling as the next presenter in their continuing Master Series Workshops. The demonstration workshop will take place at their Independent Study & Mentoring Studio on Saturday, August 4th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

An air quality monitoring device.

Breathe Easy: Keep an Eye on the Sky With the County’s Air Quality Monitors

Particulate matter can have an adverse effect on your health, our mountain views, our community’s quality of life, and more. To better serve Buncombe County residents, the WNC Regional Air Quality Agency (WNCRAQA) secured a $64,000 federal grant to install a new air quality monitoring system.

Shirleigh Moog

Shirleigh May Moog Dies at 82

Shirleigh May Moog (nee Shirley May Leigh), ex-wife of legendary synthesizer pioneer Robert Moog, has died of natural causes at the John F. Keever Solace Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Paint brushes in a vase on top of art supplies.

Haywood County Arts Council Calls for Artists for July Exhibition

This July, the Haywood County Arts Council invites its artist members to participate in its annual Artist Member Show. The show is a celebration of our community of artists, allowing them to share their great work at the height of the summer season.

Models standing in the street for Charles Josef's The Retreat Collection for Men

Asheville Designer Charles Josef Gives “Made in Asheville” a New Look

Asheville-based designer Charles Josef, known for his beautiful bridal and evening gowns, is making waves with his menswear collection. The Retreat Collection for Men, which is designed and made in Asheville, highlights textiles inspired by mermen that Josef has designed himself.

A black bear walking through the forest.

University of Tennessee Study of Black Bears Spreads to WNC

To many in the southern Appalachians, there is no animal more iconic than the black bear. This summer, residents in Western North Carolina will have the chance to become more familiar with the research that helps create sound conservation and management strategies for this species.