Handmade in the Creative Economy Sneak Preview on May 1st


The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the sneak preview of the newest episode, Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy, from the award winning series Craft in America. Continue reading

The Greening of the Parkway


Spring has finally sprung in the mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway invites you to help us celebrate the “greening” happening all around us! Continue reading

Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys at the Grey Eagle on April 29th


Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys and Amy Cook will be performing on April 29th at the Grey Eagle. The show begins at 8:00 pm and doors open an hour prior. Continue reading

Functional and Decorative Ceramics and Art for Sale at UNC Asheville, April 25, 26

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UNC Asheville’s Department of Art will hold its annual Spring Ceramic and Art Sale from 4–7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen Hall. Continue reading

N.C. Strawberry Growers Expect Strong Season


Despite a late cold snap, local strawberry growers are still expecting a strong season that will last into the first part of June. Continue reading

Avoid Home Break-ins While on Vacation


Planning to travel over the weekend, or looking forward to a trip later this summer? Continue reading

Baldwin Chosen as Asheville City Schools Superintendent

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Pamela Baldwin has been named the next superintendent for Asheville City Schools. Continue reading

Tourists Snap Four Game Skid with Team Win


The Asheville Tourists snapped a four-game losing skid on Tuesday night with a 4-2 victory over the Greenville Drive. Asheville used timely hitting, quality pitching, and solid defense to even up the series at 1-1. In the top of the first, Pat Valaika … Continue reading

The City of Asheville Celebrates National Community Development Week

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Enhancing and supporting resilient, sustainable and affordable communities involves the coordination of community efforts, neighborhood empowerment and leveraging of opportunities and resources. Continue reading

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Receives $7,000 Grant From Banfield Charitable

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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (BWAR) announces that they have received a $7,000 grant from Banfield Charitable Trust to help local pet owners with vet care assistance. Continue reading

NCEM, FEMA Urge North Carolinians to Beware of Scams


State and federal disaster recovery officials caution North Carolina residents to be on the alert for scam artists using old and new tricks to take advantage of homeowners or to obtain vital information. Continue reading

Festival of Dionysus in the Mountain South on April 23


Think ancient Greek theater performed on the stage of a stone amphitheater, situated near a masterfully crafted temple with soaring columns and a complicated frieze. Now think springtime in the Appalachian mountains, celebrated with neighbors gathered around tables filled with homemade meals from … Continue reading

Record Dips Below .500 with 8-3 Loss in Greenville


For the first time in the 2014 season, the Asheville Tourists saw their record dip below .500 after dropping their fourth straight contest. Continue reading

You Are Invited to Participate in a “Swimming Pig” River Race


Join the fun On April 26th, from 1 to 3 pm with Carolina Mountains Credit Union, RiverLink, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, and the Little River Volunteer Fire Department collaborating to celebrate the completion and opening of the New French Broad River Access at Penrose, NC, … Continue reading

Weaverville TAG: Teen MacGyver Outer Space Challenge


Are you a real-life MacGyver who can use everyday objects to create something new and exciting? Continue reading

Deadline Extended for Wildlife Diversity License Plate Contest


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro have extended the deadline for their license plate contest to May 15, 2014. Continue reading

Wicked Weed Brewing Beer Dinner Series 2/3: Brewers vs. Chefs


This five-course dinner on April 29th will not only highlight the food and beer at Wicked Weed but it will get you, the diner, involved in the tasting process. Continue reading

Circuit Bender: Stephen Barnwell’s “Cataritone” Makes Him a Moogfest Finalist

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“The challenge was to take an existing electronic device and to re-create it – rewire it, hack it, add new circuits – modify it and turn it into a new instrument and create new sounds it was never intended to make,” says Stephen … Continue reading

Kovacs and the Polar Bear on April 26


Kovacs and The Polar Bear will perform at the Grey Eagle on April 26th at 9:00 pm. The show is open to all ages. Continue reading

Transylvania County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Honored for Forest Protection Work


Lt. Jeff Smith of the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office has received the inaugural Forest Protector Award for outstanding and enduring service to protect the resources of DuPont State Recreational Forest. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 is April 23 – 27


Moogfest is a five day festival located in Asheville, NC dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art and music. Continue reading

SAHC Celebrates 40th Anniversary at Appalachian Spring Event


SAHC’s annual membership event, Appalachian Spring, will be on May 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Highland Brewing Company. This year we celebrate 40 years of conservation in our community, protecting over 63,000 acres! Continue reading

“NSA Spying and the Constitution” is Topic of Next World Affairs Council Talk


“NSA Spying and the Constitution” and recent revelations regarding cell phone data gathering will be the topic of the next World Affairs Council lecture, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, at UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. Continue reading

An Evening of Poetry at West Asheville Library on April 22


Join Dr. Patrick Bahls and his colleague Dr. Rick Chess for an evening of poetry at the West Asheville Library. Continue reading

Asheville Angel Pets Conference 2014 on April 26


This one-day conference on April 26 at 22 Woodfin Street covers many topics on pet end-of-life care to help us be more knowledgeable and comfortable with this difficult, but inevitable, time in our pets’ life. Continue reading

Hike the Appalachian Trail on April 26


Join the Western North Carolina Alliance and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy on Saturday, April 26 for an outing that will mix work with pleasure. Continue reading

“Generation on a Tightrope” Author Arthur Levine to Deliver UNC Asheville Commencement Address


Arthur Levine, one of America’s leading experts on higher education, will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree when UNC Asheville holds its May 2014 Commencement. Continue reading

Celebrate Easter at Roux


Bring your friends and family and join us for a special Easter Sunday Brunch! April 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Featuring Salmon Criolla & Garlic Baby Potatoes, Pasta Primavera Station with Fresh Vegetables and carved to order Ham! Continue reading

Highway Patrol Announces Operation Slow Down 2014


The Highway Patrol announced that it is kicking off its annual Operation Slow Down 2014 campaign to catch excessive speeders on North Carolina’s highways. Continue reading

Buncombe County School Bus “Roadeo”

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The Buncombe County School Bus “Roadeo” will be held on Tuesday, April 22, at the Buncombe County Schools’ Transportation Department, 74 Washington Avenue, Asheville, NC. Continue reading

Register Now for the Senior Games and Silver Arts Showcase May 13 – June 3!


The 2014 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games are fast approaching! Competitors from around the area will gather for a few unforgettable weeks of athleticism and fun. Continue reading

Celebrate National Park Week 2014 with Free Admission and Special Events

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The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Park Foundation, announced that the nation’s 401 national parks will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27 with a free admission weekend and special events nationwide. Continue reading

Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease Awareness Month


With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites. Continue reading

Asheville Community Theatre Presents Dearly Departed


Asheville Community Theatre’s Dearly Departed opens this weekend! In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Continue reading

UhaulCarShare Kicks into Gear with the City of Asheville


UhaulCarShare, the City of Asheville and the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNC Asheville) are partnering up to bring North America’s most advanced car-sharing service to Asheville. Continue reading

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Fantasticks Starting April 17th


Flat Rock Playhouse will be performing The Fantasticks April 17 through May 11th at Playhouse Downtown. This musical tells the story of two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. Continue reading

Moogfest 2014 Daily Lineup Announced


Moogfest, the five-day festival dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music, which Mashable calls “No Ordinary Festival”, is happening the 23rd to the 27th of April. Continue reading

North Carolina Receives National Award for Clean Air Program


North Carolina has received a national clean air award for an innovative program aimed at improving air quality at the state’s public schools during the past 18 years. Continue reading

Is your Voter Registration Up To Date? Deadline April 11


If you’re new to Buncombe County or have recently moved within the county, please make sure to register or update your voter information with Buncombe County Election Services.  Continue reading

Battle of the Books at Asheville City Schools

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The Asheville Middle School Battle of the Books Team competed against 12 other Western North Carolina teams during the WRESA Battle of the Books Competition on March 19 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical College. Continue reading

Rain Barrel Availability


Has the gardener in the family been coveting a rain barrel? Buncombe County Cooperative Extension has 80 gallon rain barrels available. Each barrel comes complete with fittings and installation instructions. Continue reading

City of Asheville Water Resources Department Distributes 2013 Annual Water Quality Report

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The City of Asheville’s Water Resources Department continues to deliver water that meets or exceeds federal water quality regulations, and an annual report currently being delivered to water customers displays the results of water quality testing. Continue reading

Download Your Free French Broad River Paddle Trail App

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Thanks to a generous grant and contributions, RiverLink is excited  to release the new comprehensive French Broad River Paddle Trail  enjoyment map and app. Continue reading

Asheville Makes the List for Top Cities to Visit for Earth Day 2014


If you’re looking for the ultimate Earth Day celebration this year, Asheville is the right place to visit. Continue reading

Rebuilt BB&T Parking Structure to Feature AC Hotel by Marriott


MHG-Tower LLC has decided to begin the redevelopment of the BB&T properties on the site of the existing parking deck on Broadway and College streets. Continue reading

RiverLink Celebrates Earth Month

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This is the 44th year that communities come together to celebrate Earth Day.  We’ve decided that one day simply isn’t enough to show our love for our planet, so we’re celebrating the entire month! Continue reading

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. Continue reading

Call for Actors, Readers, and Shakespeare Enthusiasts!

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As we celebrate the 450th year of Shakespeare’s birth, The Montford Park Players are teaming up with NC Stage to present this year’s Bard-a-thon, a Crop Walk style fundraiser that will raise money for both organizations. Continue reading

NCDA&CS Offers Specialty Crop Block Grant Program


The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is accepting grant proposals from nonprofits and government agencies through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Continue reading

Downtown After 5 Lineup Announced


The lineup for the 26th season of Downtown After 5, presented by Harmony Motors, was announced recently at a kickoff concert. Continue reading

Garden Chores for April


Consider aerating the lawn with a core aerator as early as possible. This will allow spring rains to soak into the ground more readily. Continue reading

First Friday Art Walks

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The Asheville Art Museum will kick off the First Friday Art Walk season this Friday, April 4 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. by celebrating the new exhibition Ralph Burns: A Persistence of Vision, Photographs 1972-2013. Continue reading

8 Million Pills Turned in During State’s Operation Medicine Drop


More than 8 million doses of old prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected across North Carolina during Operation Medicine Drop, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced.  Continue reading

NCDA&CS Announces Funding for Hemlock Restoration


NCDA&CS announced the allocation of seed funding for a new effort to restore North Carolina’s hemlock trees to long-term health. Continue reading

Buncombe County Ranks in Top 20

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Buncombe County ranks #18 in the state when it comes to overall health, according to the Annual County Health Rankings Report. Continue reading

What Is Smart911?


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. Continue reading

2014 Downtown After 5


Taking place the third Friday of the month from May through September from 5-9pm on North Lexington Avenue, Downtown After 5 is always free and open to the public. Continue reading

Fewer Homeless in Asheville-Buncombe

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The Asheville Buncombe Homeless Initiative recently completed its annual Point in Time Count of homeless families and individuals in Asheville and Buncombe County. Continue reading

Does Your Teen Need a Work Permit?


A work permit or Youth Employment Certificate (YEC) is required for all youth employed under 18 years of age. Continue reading

Sponsors Wanted for N.C. Summer Food Service Program


Childhood hunger is a problem that affects almost every community in North Carolina. In 2013, over 806,000 low-income children received meals through the National School Lunch Program. Continue reading

Wanna Get Fit? Tune In to BCTV!


Wanna start exercising? Tune in to Charter Cable Channel 192 for Buncombe County Television’s new exercise series. Continue reading

RiverLink Announces RiverMusic 2014 – Another Summer of Sweet Sounds by the Water

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The first two years of RiverMusic brought thousands of smiling faces to the French Broad River to enjoy its splendor, and RiverLink will host five nights – plus a full Saturday of fun at RiverFest — of live music this summer. Continue reading

Biltmore Blooms in the Blue Ridge Mountains


Running through May 23, 2014, Biltmore Blooms offers a variety of activities for all ages in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Flowers take center stage with lavish orchid displays and spring bulbs blooming in magnificent gardens designed at the turn of the century … Continue reading

City of Asheville Planning Director Judy Daniel Announces Retirement

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Planning Director Judy Daniel announced her this week after six years leading the city’s Planning and Development Department and a career spanning 30 years. Continue reading

Water Troubles & Water Solutions: WNC Water in Context


Western North Carolina is one of the world’s richest areas in natural water resources. Ten rivers begin their flow in our mountains – five on the east side of the Eastern Continental Divide, five on the west side. Continue reading

French Broad Float 2014


The trip will start on May 17th at Headwater Outfitters in Rosman, N.C., where the North and West Forks of the French Broad meet to form the very beginning of this ancient river. Continue reading

Are You Smarter Than an Elementary Student?


April 10th will be a great night of fun, learning & good-natured rivalry as teams from local business and organizations test their knowledge with questions on geography, science, math and more. Continue reading

Pierre Daura: Modernist in the Mountains at the Asheville Art Museum


Pierre Daura: Modernist in the Mountains will be on display at the Asheville Art Museum starting Saturday, March 15th.  Continue reading

LEAF International Haiti: 11 Students Performing At May LEAF


“The traditional Haitian music is powerful and important. The music feels holy, something that we own ourselves…and you just HAVE to dance when you hear the rhythms!” exclaim the students – a sneak-preview of what you can look forward to at May LEAF! Continue reading

Tech After Five at Moogfest


Moogfest is a gathering for musicians that have a strong love for tech. This year, Moogfest is amplifying its vision to include a conference of music and technology focused discussions and collaborations that eclipse any typical festival. Continue reading

Tips for Filing North Carolina Taxes


Tax season is here and making it easy for taxpayers to understand and file their taxes is a top priority for the North Carolina Department of Revenue. Continue reading

Historic Biltmore Village Announces the Addition of 3 Mew Merchants.

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Historic Biltmore Village is pleased to announce the addition of three new merchants: Catawba Brewing Company’s Tasting Room, Katauh Market, and POSH. Continue reading

Removal of Haywood Street Parking Facility Set to Begin March 11


The demolition of the downtown city-owned vacant parking structure at 68 Haywood Street near the corner of Page Avenue is slated to begin the second week of March and be completed by the end of the month. Continue reading

The Magic Continues as The Vanishing Wheelchair Enters its Second Season in Asheville


“Magic, Mirth & Meaning” continues monthly at St. Mary’s Church at 337 Charlotte Street as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Continue reading

NCDOT Crews Across the State Attacking Potholes


The recent cold, wet weather we have experienced across the state means that more potholes will be popping up over the coming months. NCDOT’s top priority is safety. Continue reading

Asheville Model Train Show at the WNC Ag Center


The 2013 Train Show was very well attended by more than 2,200 model railroad enthusiasts from all over Western North Carolina, the upstate of South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. The 2014 Train Show is expected to be even bigger! Continue reading

N.C. Continues to Lose Farms, But Rate of Land Loss Slows


The rate of farmland loss in North Carolina slowed over a five-year period even as the number of farms continued to fall, a review of the federal Census of Agriculture shows. Continue reading

Last Weekend to Catch Frankie and Jonny in the CLaire de Lune


Asheville Community Theatre’s 35below presents Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune through February 23rd. This romantic comedy for grown ups is a must see for all. Continue reading

Pre-order Your Tree Seedlings


The Buncombe SWCD will hold its annual tree seedling sale February 27 – March 1 at Jesse Israel and Sons Garden Center at the WNC Farmer’s Market. Continue reading

Wee Trade Consignment Sale Continues This Weekend


Wee Trade is all about families helping families. Over 1600 families consigned goods gathered under one roof for a final weekend sale event at the Ag Center. Continue reading

Keep Safety First When Cleaning Up Storm Debris


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. Continue reading

An Evening with That 1 Guy at the Grey Eagle


That 1 Guy will be performing at the Grey Eagle on Sunday, February 23rd. The show begins at 8:00 pm and is available to all ages. Continue reading

Good Whiskey Hunting Presented by Thirsty Monk


Top of the Monk, one of Asheville’s premier spots for cocktails, located above the Downtown Thirsty Monk, is presenting Good Whiskey Hunting, an entertaining and informative evening centered around that most wondrous of spirits: whiskey. Continue reading

Join RiverLink for RiverFront Bus Tours in 2014


Is learning more about RiverLink and the French Broad River watershed one of your New Year’s resolutions? Continue reading

RiverLink Offers Friday Salon Series

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There is still time to reserve your seat for Dr. Frank Kalinowski’s stimulating five-part seminar series entitled, “The American Constitution: The Logic of Law and the Consequences for the Nation.” Continue reading

Local Rotary Clubs Launch Operation Overlord 2014


Rotary Districts Western NC and Western VA are pleased to announce Operation Overlord 2014, a new project that entails taking all surviving Normandy invasion campaign veterans (D-day Veterans) living in North Carolina and Virginia to Bedford, Virginia for the 70th Anniversary commemoration.  Continue reading

New Winter Happenings and Deals at Biltmore


January through March is typically a quieter time of year for visiting America’s largest home, allowing time to discover extra touches throughout the estate. Continue reading

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines


Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? How should you dispose of them? Continue reading

New Data Shows Over 104,000 Residents in Western North Carolina are at Risk of Hunger

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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. Continue reading

Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack

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If you think you are having a heart attack, please all 911 immediately. Timely treatment is necessary for the best outcome after an attack. Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Recycling

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Remove and discard caps and lids before you recycle plastic and glass containers! Continue reading

Money Saving Tips for Your Vacation or Staycation


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 … Continue reading

Recycle Your Plastic Bags

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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, … Continue reading

Driving and Commuting


Do you need a new vehicle to take the kids to school? Fuel economy ratings for new model-year cars are available. Continue reading

QuitPal Mobile App Helps You Quit Smoking


Having trouble quitting smoking? Now there’s an “app for that”! Continue reading

Gift Cards Galore!


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. Continue reading

Numbers You Need During Bad Weather!


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. Continue reading

Enjoy Winter at the Botanical Gardens of Asheville


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. Continue reading

Southern Gateway to Yellow Mountain State Natural Area Protected


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 … Continue reading

Linville Caverns a Great Addition to a Weekend Ski Trip

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It all started from a inquiring nature and a willingness to explore … how could there be fish swimming out of the mountain? Continue reading

Beech Mtn Resort Celebrates 45 Years of Skiing This Winter


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. Continue reading

3 Steps for Being Prepared for Emergencies

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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. Continue reading

Experience a Unique Way of “Leaf Peeping” this fall by Visiting the Nantahala Outdoor Center

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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 … Continue reading

New Belgium Brewing Chooses Asheville, North Carolina, For East Coast Brewery

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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. Continue reading

Energy Myth Busters to Help You Save Green

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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. Continue reading

Botanical Gardens of Asheville a Natural Reflection of Southern Appalachian Mountains

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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 … Continue reading

Mountain Biking Trails Abound in Pisgah Ranger District in Pisgah National Forest

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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. Continue reading

Protect Your Eyes From Long-Term Computer Exposure

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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. Continue reading

Chimney Rock Park Offers Four Seasons of Outdoor Fun

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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. Continue reading

Mountain Waterfalls a Beautiful Draw for the Mountains


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 … Continue reading

Legends and Geologic Facts Equally Intriguing at The Blowing Rock

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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 … Continue reading

Enjoy a Walk through Asheville History on Urban Trail

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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. Continue reading

Treasured Waterfalls, Mountain Scenery the Reward of Scenic Drive through Gorge

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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. Continue reading

The Brew-Hoppers Guide to Western North Carolina

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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. Continue reading

A Tour of the Winery is a Great Addition to Biltmore Estate Visit

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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. Continue reading