The Bojangles parking lot on Merrimon Avenue was packed the morning of Jan. 24, spilling over into the adjacent lots. But it was no ordinary mad rush for biscuits that crowded the asphalt. Many of the spaces are occupied by the white decal-laden squad cars of the Asheville Police Department, as they held the first […]
Asheville certainly defended its reputation as Beer City, when it came to RateBeer.com’s recent judging of the best beer places for 2014. Here’s who won…
For their annual “beer connoisseur’s twist to Groundhog Day,” Pisgah Brewing plans to have 17 taps flowing, with seven of its own beers and 10 guest beers.
The YMCA of WNC Indoor Tailgate Market runs every Saturday until March.
The Safe Routes to School National Partnership recently released a report that criticizes North Carolina’s use of federal money allocated for walking and bike trails across the state.
Video: Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles discuss Pearl and the Beard’s new ablum, side projects, and how their approach to touring has evolved.
Local blacksmith and furniture artist Carley Eiseberg appears in competition with five other artists on the upcoming “Ellen’s Design Challenge.”
Calcast brings together a wide range of community events in one handy podcast. Hosted by Theresa Amandi of 103.3 AshevilleFM’s Bombshell-ter Radio. Weekend of Jan. 23-25. Listen to Bombshell-ter Radio every Tuesday afternoon from 3-5 p.m. EST featuring the best trip hop, electronica, chillwave and dreampop music — only on 103.3 AshevilleFM.
The annual performance benefits groups working to end domestic and sexual violence against women. This year’s proceeds go to Helpmate, an emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence.
The eclectic double-bill embraced the raw and slightly rough-around-the-edges aspects that make Fringe such a visceral delight to watch.
The roughly two-hour tour, an elaborate twist on the city of Asheville’s Urban Trail, assigns a specific smell to each of 30 landmarks downtown.
Dierdre Gilmer, Hall Fletcher Elementary PTO president, said her organization initially looked for a grant in 2014 from the Asheville City Schools Foundation for racial equity training because they noticed parents weren’t being represented properly at PTO meetings. A new initiative could change that.
Furry Friends Film Fest may sound like something that happens at Comic-Con. However the event, now in its third year, is actually a fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Humane Society.
In 1965, with the advent of integration, the Long Ridge Rosenwald School (known since 1959 as Anderson Elementary) closed for good in Madison County — 11 years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, declared segregated public education unconstitutional.
It may be a closed industry event, but, having to do with books, booksellers and the publishing industry, ABA’s Winter Institute is bringing a “powerhouse of authors” to Asheville — a number of which will appear at public readings.
Ithaca, N.Y.-based indie-pop outfit The Blind Spots has been on a bit of tear since releasing their most recent album, Rhizomatic — they’re launched a number of videos and just started their winter tour.
Lantern Fest is to the night as Slide the City is to the day, and Asheville has popped up on both festival’s tour lists. Ticket-holders for Lantern Fest (date yet to be announced) will be provided a “s’mores kit,” along with a lantern, lighter and crayons for decorating their skyward luminaries.
Western North Carolina, the Asheville area, is one of the coolest places to live. There are so many beautiful places to see, so many fun things to do and so many cool people in one area. Get yourself a “Friends of the Smokies” license plate, slap an Asheville “Go Local” sticker on your bumper and […]