The Western North Carolina Nature Center’s groundhog, Nibbles, will make her predictions about the remaining weeks of winter in Western North Carolina on Groundhog Day, Monday, February 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the WNC Nature Center.
Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience will perform a captivating Led Zeppelin live show on January 28th at The Orange Peel.
Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and Asheville Deputy Police Chief Wade Wood will present Policing and Minority Communities at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center.
The Internal Revenue Service recently announced a growing array of online services, including features that help taxpayers understand how the Affordable Care Act will affect them at tax time, along with the availability of the Free File program.
At a Food and Drug Administration laboratory in Jefferson, Arkansas, sensory analysts’ noses—not their microscopes—are their essential tools.
Poolside features Asheville artists Rachel Clegg and Moni Hill. The exhibition is now on display in Asheville School’s Crawford Art Gallery and will hang until March 6.
A velvet painting of Tom Selleck, gifted to Burial Beer, is an icon of the brewery’s taproom and hangs near their beloved sloth.
The City of Asheville’s Community and Economic Development Department invites the public to attend upcoming public forums to assist in the creation of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in cooperation with the IRS, N.C. Dept. of Revenue, Council on Aging and Buncombe County Public Libraries is offering free tax preparations for taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.
Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead.
What better way to see first-hand the challenges and opportunities for making Asheville’s streets safer for pedestrians, bicycles, and drivers than putting feet to the street?
The Asheville Art Museum, with the assistance of its volunteer docents, partners each year with the Asheville Area Section of the American Institute of Architects to sponsor the Western North Carolina Regional Scholastic Art Awards.
Promoting exercise, encouraging healthier eating, and increasing participation in health screening programs among members of Asheville’s African-American community are the goals of a new program undertaken jointly by UNC Asheville, ABIPA (the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement) and many area churches.
Visit these farmers markets to find Appalachian Grown™ produce and more, all winter long!
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two fly-tying clinics in February through the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard.
Fans of America’s favorite BBC series Downton Abbey are being invited to Lex 18 for an intimate interactive vintage dinner banquet recreating the flavors, style and traditions of 1920’s aristocracy.
Gwenda Ledbetter, the Storylady from TV’s the Mr. Bill Show, will be joining the magician founders of The Vanishing Wheelchair to celebrate with new friends and old as they produce the second anniversary show of “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” at St. Mary’s Church …
In an ongoing effort to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in the NBES students schools through nutrition education, the BCS School Nutrition Department has been actively collaborating with the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) for over two years.
Interested in development opportunities involving affordable housing or community development? The City of Asheville Community and Economic Development Department manages and distributes funding from several sources to support new projects.
Handwashing is like a “do-it-yourself” vaccine – it involves five simple and effective steps (think Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy.
25-year-old Mercedes Ferguson is one of Asheville’s newest police officers, and a recent graduate of basic law enforcement training. But in another life, she was on a path to become a doctor.
Despite the temptation to take advantage of the three-day weekend created by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 19, more than 170 UNC Asheville students and employees left their pillows behind and spent the day in service to their community.
As the turning of the seasons brings colder weather and North Carolinians snuggle in their households keeping doors and windows closed to stay warm, it is an excellent time to make plans for home radon testing.
This is the latest in a series of profiles highlighting the City of Asheville’s vibrant and diverse neighborhoods. The City of Asheville maintains a list of neighborhoods who have registered as official organizations.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to announce a call for entries for its third annual Prime Time: Annual New Media Juried Exhibition. This exhibition supports the Museum’s expanding focus on the rapidly changing field of new media art.
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons, which issues AMBER Alerts in this state, welcomes a new partnership with Facebook to help find missing children.
When grocery shopping, many labels will tell you their product is a healthy choice, but is it really? When time doesn’t allow research, use this simple trick and keep healthy food first.
Asheville Gallery of Art’s February show, “Who’s New?,” will feature the work of three new artists, Jane Molinelli, Juditta Musette, and Elise Okrend.
A new playground is being proposed for Lake Julian Park. Come learn more on January 28th at the Skyland library branch at 5:00 pm.
ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) kicks off the new year with their annual Business of Farming Conference on February 14, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm.
You may have seen the news reports about a college football player’s involvement with an online girlfriend who turned out not to exist in real life. Regardless of what details ultimately emerged, this is a good reminder to use caution when getting to …
The competition, which is part of an annual series of competitive food events called the Asheville Food Fights, heats up at New Mountain Asheville at 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 1.
The Asheville Art Museum is excited to host its annual Toast Asheville event on Thursday, February 5 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
As part of Asheville Art Museum’s commitment to new media and education through film, they have curated a series of art house documentaries that intimately explore the lives and careers of several artists.
Moderate income individuals and families can have their income tax returns prepared for free beginning in February when UNC Asheville volunteers who are part of the IRS VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) program begin staffing tax-help sites at two locations downtown.
In 2014 RiverLink taught water-based education lessons to over 4,000 students in the French Broad watershed. The education programs would not be possible without volunteers like you!
Expect some undesirable critters and plants to make your backyard habitat their home, too.
With Western North Carolina’s history and heritage of entrepreneurial independence, an impressive number of training, funding, mentoring, and technical assistance resources are available across the region to aspiring small-business owners.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has announced a new program called Operation AmeriCorps, aimed at using national service as the transformative catalyst to address a community’s most pressing local problem.
In conjunction with the Asheville City Council and other local agencies, White Labs Inc. announces its first East Coast laboratory operation in Asheville that will create 65 new jobs and invest $8.1 million over the next five years.
Asheville was recently featured in Forbes magazine’s series “An Unexpected Source of Innovation,” which spotlights some of America’s lesser-known hubs of technological creativity.
We’re expecting some dangerously low temperatures, so be sure to be prepared.
On Thursday, February 19, New Mountain will host Asheville’s 3rd Annual Soumu, presented by Lush Life Productions and Zansa.
Buncombe County Environmental Health is partnering with the NC Radon program to provide free short-term radon test kits in recognition of National Radon Action Month.
North Carolina grew by 95,047 people during a 12-month period ending in 2014 and surpassed Michigan to become the ninth-most populous state in the nation, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
City of Asheville property owners who pay flood insurance will see a drop in their premiums thanks to the City’s floodplain management and disaster reduction practices.
Here’s a list of the top 20 baby names for girls and boys born in Asheville/Buncombe County in 2014, as recorded by the Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office.
Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous, but if you plan ahead, you can stay safe and healthy. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on the older adults.
The Brevard Music Center will open its 2015 season on Saturday, June 20, with superstar pianist André Watts and Principal Guest Conductor JoAnn Falletta in an all-Beethoven program.
When it comes to what’s in your wallet, consumers have choices. Here are some tips and information to help you understand the differences between credit and debit cards.
Highland Brewing Company announced expansion plans to add 15 jobs and invest $5 million in new equipment and facilities over the next three years.
UNC Asheville will offer a year-long examination of the period in German history preceding the Holocaust – known as the Weimar Era – when Jews in Germany experienced a cultural renaissance between the end of World War I and Hitler’s rise.
Biltmore’s exhibition “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” will continue to be on display through May 25, 2015.
Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency.
Recent winter storms felled trees and branches across North Carolina. The N.C. Forest Service encourages homeowners and others who prune trees or burn yard debris to use caution and follow some basic steps.
Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them?
A new study finds that more than 104,000 people in MANNA FoodBank’s 16 county service area – including 38,000 children – do not always know where they will find their next meal.
If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack.
Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers!
During these difficult financial times a lot of families are trying to decide if they should vacation out of town or stay home and experience their local area. The money you save by avoiding hotels and eating out will leave a lot of …
Plastic bags are recycled into many different products. Most plastic bags are recycled into composite lumber, but they can also be reprocessed into small pellets or post consumer resin, which can become feed stock for a variety of products such as new bags, …
Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available.
Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”!
Gift cards are big business. In fact, by most estimates, gift card sales for 2011 will top out at around $91 billion in the US.
Here are some numbers to keep on your refrigerator that will be useful in an emergency. Included are numbers for power companies, gas, phone service, cable, internet, roads, water, and emergency shelter.
Winter holds a special beauty which emphasizes the silhouettes of many of our fine specimen trees. It’s a good time to look for lesser known flowers.
In mid-November, SAHC purchased 89 acres at the southern end of the designated Yellow Mountain State Natural Area in Avery County, NC. This new land protection project in the stunning Highlands of Roan adjoins and nearly adjoins other, larger tracts of the Yellow …
It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain?
This winter marks a milestone ski season at Beech Mountain Resort. The resort celebrates 45 years since its christening in 1967, when it became Eastern America’s highest ski area at 5,506 feet in elevation.
The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United States concerns many people in the wake of recent hurricanes, tsunamis, acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza.
Nantahala Outdoor Center, named “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth” by National Geographic Adventure, will give “Leaf Peepers” a unique way to experience the fall season through seeing the leaves while whitewater rafting, hiking, taking train rides and zip line rides. Enjoy …
Gov. Bev Perdue announced that New Belgium Brewing, the third largest craft brewer in the country and the maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale, will build its East Coast brewery in Asheville, NC.
Turn your computer off if it won’t be used in the next hour. Don’t turn your computer off and on frequently in one day as this uses more power.
The Botanical Gardens of Asheville, located on a lovely ten-acre site next to the UNC-Asheville campus on Weaver Boulevard, is a haven of sorts for more than 700 plant species that are native to this diverse ecosystem we call home – the southern …
The Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest contains hundreds of miles of fabulous trails that seem almost specifically designed for a mountain bike, and this is the best time of the year to discover them.
Working for long periods on a computer is a demanding visual task. Daily, millions of Americans use a computer for hours at a time, both at work and at play.
For those looking for a invigorating, outdoors spot to spend the better part of a day away from their own particular brand of hustle and bustle, Chimney Rock Park might just be the place.
One of a number of natural beauties for outdoor adventurers and families alike, is to head to one of many area waterfalls. Hiking to the sites is a terrific way to get a little exercise, breathe some fresh mountain air, and spend some …
Legend has it that after a Chickasaw maiden’s warrior love had leapt from the Blowing Rock, she prayed daily to the Great Spirit to return her warrior beloved to her and was granted her wish when the brave was blown back up by …
Asheville’s Urban Trail, an entertaining, informative, and artistic walk through Asheville history, is 1.7-miles of architecture and memories from earlier times in this engaging mountain city.
As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, many visitors to Western North Carolina find themselves drawn to any number of the region’s pristine waterfalls for the visual entertainment and cooling respite that they offer from the day’s heat.
Most people aren’t aware that Western North Carolina is the brewing capital of the Southeast. In fact, on just about any day of the year, one can select from about 50 locally brewed craft beers.
The most visited winery in the United States isn’t located in the Napa Valley. Perhaps a surprise to some, it is at the Biltmore Estate.