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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.

The interior of Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe.

Anastasia Higginbotham Launches Children’s Book on Race

Continuing her work to support adults talking openly with children about subjects too important to ignore, author and illustrator Anastasia Higginbotham returns with the fourth book in her Ordinary Terrible Things Series.

Books, apple, and various school supplies on a student desk.

New Initiative Seeks to Benefit Housing, Education, and Transit

The Family-Friendly Affordable Buncombe initiative advocates for the property tax revenues from the upcoming sale of Mission Health to be allocated toward community-wide investments in early childhood education, homes and apartments that are affordable for working families, and better public transit.

A shelf of vegetables at a grocery store.

#EatPlantsNotPigs Campaign Comes to Asheville

A hard-hitting billboard and a full-page newspaper advertisement are targeting pollution from North Carolina’s massive hog farms. The billboard will remain posted until Nov. 11 on Tunnel Road.

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.

Hikers at an outlook on the Blue Ridge Mountain.

Outdoor Industry Collaborative Receives $940,000 Grant

It is well known that Western North Carolina is home to exceptional outdoor recreation opportunities. Much less known is that these mountain landscapes have also inspired and are home to a thriving network of outdoor equipment companies.