Burial Beer Co. hosts Fat Tuesday party with food, beer, music

The crew at Burial Beer take their New Orleans traditions seriously — the owners even lived in the Mardi-party city before moving to Asheville. And that’s why Burial is the perfect place to celebrate Fat Tuesday this year. With authentic Cajun dishes, a high-energy funk trio and the Burial Beer brewing spirit we’ve come to know […]

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Cold, windy weather headed to WNC this weekend

With Sunday’s recorded high in Asheville reaching 69 degrees, it seemed as if Nibbles the groundhog, professional local meteorologist, had correctly predicted an early spring. But by mid-week, we’ll falling back into our winter groove, with possible snow flurries Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and temperatures dropping as low as 5 degrees Saturday night.

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Wild Abundance offers thorough course on eco-homesteading

Local Earth Skills School: The Essentials Program What: 160-hour course on the fundamentals of eco-homesteading Where: 72 Sanford Way, Weaverville. Directions here. Camping is included in the price of the class.  We have some very rustic and quaint open-air buildings that participants are welcome to sleep in, but we suggest a very warm sleeping bag and bedding.  There are also motels […]

WLOS: Sheriff Van Duncan expresses concerns with marijuana legalization

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke recently with WLOS about his views on marijuana legalization in North Carolina. Duncan believes the substance will be legalized, but expresses his concerns with the problems that may cause. Here’s the report from WLOS: A big question currently circulating is whether marijuana will be legalized in North Carolina. If […]

The buzz is about bees at this month’s SciGirl meeting, Tuesday, February 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan Street, in Brevard. Shown here at last month’s meeting are Caroline Ramsey, Madiera Duckett and Miquelina Jimenez Tate, modeling paper structures for a study of earthquakes.  Co-hosted by PARI and the Transylvania County 4-H, SciGirls is a national program designed to help interest girls in science with fun, hands-on activities.  All girls ages 9-14 are welcome, prior participation is not required.

Girls’ science program on bees hosted by PARI, Feb. 24

The Buzz About Bees What: Girls ages 9-14 SciGirls program on bees Where: Transylvania County Extension Office, 98 East Morgan Street, Brevard When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m. Announcement from the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute: Rosman, NC (February 9, 2015) – Area girls ages 9-14 are invited to a SciGirls program Tuesday, February 24, […]

Hendersonville Tree Board hosts environmental volunteer training session, Feb. 24

A Volunteer Training Session What:  Hendersonville Tree Board, sponsor Where:  Henderson County Library auditorium When:  Tuesday, February 24, 2015,     6 – 7:30 p.m. Who:  Open to the public, including families, students, and those trained in or interested in urban forestry.  No special training is required. You can learn about tree care, help with […]

Maggie Valley hosts WinterFest ‘Smoky Style’ Feb. 27-March. 1

Sled dogs, photography seminars and the cast of “Hillbilly Blood,” filmed in Haywood County, will join festival-goers at the inaugural WinterFest Smoky Style in Maggie Valley, Feb. 27 through March 1. Click here for a schedule of the event, and continue reading for more information from WinterFest here: An inaugural winter event highlighting sled dogs, […]

WLOS: Budweiser Super Bowl commercial provokes microbrewers

According to WLOS, microbreweries around Asheville were a bit perturbed on Super Bowl Sunday after watching Budweiser’s “macrobeer” commercial. Green Man Brewery employees noticed when the Budweiser ad claimed its beer is brewed “the hard way.” “That’s a ridiculous statement. It’s easy for them. The bigger you are, the easier it gets. This is hard, the […]

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Park Service prepares for preservation at Carl Sandburg Home

Announcement from the National Park Service: Flat Rock, NC – Preparations for preservation work on the Sandburg Home at Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is underway.  Throughout 2015 most of the furnishings inside the Sandburg Home will be inventoried and packed away.  During this packing process visitors on tour will have an opportunity to […]

‘The Boarder’s Garb’ exhibit to open Feb. 10 at Thomas Wolfe Memorial

The North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources announced a fashionable exhibit opening up at Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Memorial on Feb. 10. The exhibit, “The Boarder’s Garb,” features the styles of clothing likely worn by the boarders at the Old Kentucky Home in 1915. More from the NCDCR: In Look Homeward, Angel Thomas Wolfe wrote, “Upon […]

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Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture grants awarded to two female farmers

From Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture: Boone, North Carolina—Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) announces the recipients for the 2015 Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant program. For five years, the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant has strengthened our local food system by supporting female farmers, ranchers, and processors who plan to create innovative, […]

Brother Wolf hosts public meeting on dog tethering

Announcement from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2015) – Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will host a “Public Meeting on Dog Tethering in Buncombe County”. The meeting will be February 5th at 6pm at the Haynes Conference Center, Room 209, at A-B Tech Enka Campus, 1459 Sandhill Road, Candler, NC. The public is invited to […]

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AC-T: Bodies of 2 missing teens found in French Broad River

Reported at the Asheville Citizen-Times: The bodies of two missing teens, both 19, were found in the French Broad River Tuesday night after a crash that apparently happened more than three weeks earlier. Aida Bytyqi, of Asheville, and Swayne Forsythe, of Arden, were reported missing Dec. 29; she was reported missing to the Asheville Police […]

This year's Puppy Bowl, Animal Planet's adorable spoof of the Super Bowl, will feature three local puppies.

This year’s Puppy Bowl features puppies from Asheville Humane

For those not familiar with the annual Puppy Bowl, it’s a 2-hour program every Super Bowl Sunday featuring tiny puppies running around a small, indoor “stadium,” wrestling over a football squeak-toy and stopping to take spontaneous naps on the green.

Basically, it’s the cutest thing ever — and this year, the Puppy Bowl will feature three puppies from Asheville Humane Society.