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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.

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.

A veteran flying to DC with help from Blue Ridge Honor Flight.

Blue Ridge Honor Flight Announces Capital Campaign

Since 2006, Jeff Miller and HonorAir (now Blue Ridge Honor Flight) have been flying WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Now it’s time to do the same for Vietnam War veterans.

The exterior of Sierra Nevada's Western North Carolina brewery.

Sierra Nevada Tailgate Market

The Sierra Nevada Tailgate Market hosts more than thirty local farmers, growers, and Appalachian artists and crafters with a wide array of offerings every Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

An art exhibit of glass hanging from balloon strings.

The Summer of Glass

The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have long been associated with the art of glass, and for years Asheville’s creative magnetism has drawn in masterful glass blowers, makers, and artists.

Individuals in an art gallery viewing various exhibits.

2018 First Friday Art Walks

The Downtown Asheville Art District (DAAD) invites you to visit the more than twenty galleries that contribute to Asheville’s reputation as a vibrant arts community and “The Paris of the South.”

People doing yoga at Yoga in the Park in downtown Asheville.

6th Annual Yoga in the Park

Asheville Yoga Center invites the community to take their yoga practice outdoors in the heart of beautiful downtown Asheville. The 6th annual Yoga in the Park series takes place in Pack Square Park.

A YMCA military family in a pool helping their daughter learn how to swim.

YMCA Offers New Military Appreciation Program

Military veterans, active duty military, and their families are now eligible for the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s new Military Appreciation membership program.

Pritchard Park

The Pritchard Park 2018 Summer Series

Asheville Downtown Association’s Pritchard Park Summer Series brings free, family-friendly programming to Pritchard Park several nights per week throughout the warm season. All events are open to the public and suitable for all ages.