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aSHEville Museum celebrates its one-year anniversary, tonight, 6-8 p.m.

aSHEville Museum, a women’s cultural museum located at 35 Wall St. in downtown Asheville,  has invited the public to its first-year-anniversary celebration, tonight, Thursday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. The event will include an evening of live music, featuring local singer and emmy nominee Kat Williams, plus the opening of two new exhibits: “Her Nobel Words […]

Asheville airport’s new main entrance will be closed for week starting July 13

Asheville Regional Airport’s new main entrance will be temporarily closed for 3-4 days, beginning Monday, July 13, 2015, according to a press release from the airport. Weather permitting, the NCDOT contractor is scheduled to conduct half to full day closures of the inbound lane at the new main entrance. The work is in conjunction with […]

North Carolina breaks tourist-visits record in 2014

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion, a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time. From the press release: “Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina […]

Blue Ridge Biofuels expands into Catawba County, extends its service area

Blue Ridge Biofuels announced its plan to expand to Catawba County and move its production facility there. The company will keep its headquarters in Asheville. The expansion will allow Blue Ridge to increase its production and expand services to new areas such as Charlotte. The new facility will be housed in the Catawba County-Appalachian State […]

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New book details history of burley tobacco in WNC and east Tennessee

Burley tobacco revolutionized the industry in east Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Agricultural experts Billy Yeargin and Christopher Bickers take a nostalgic look at the historic rise of burley tobacco and its gradual decline in A History of Burley Tobacco in East Tennessee & Western North Carolina, published by The History Press. What started from two […]

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Asheville retro camper rentals opens for business

TC Retro Rentals, opening in May, is ready to rent vintage campers for festivals, weddings, weekend getaways and temporary mini-guest housing for out-of-town friends. The company, operated by Tom and Charlene Pagano, will deliver rental units to customers within 30 miles of Asheville. However, the rentals are not available for customers to tow themselves. “We […]


Folkmoot celebrates May Day with 32-year house-cleaning sale, music, dance

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Calling all WNC Collectors & Pickers Folkmoot organizers say, “After 32 years of collecting trinkets, old desks, unique chairs, foam mattresses, bed frames and used kitchen equipment, Folkmoot USA invites WNC collectors to the old Hazelwood School to cash in on our spring-cleaning fundraiser, Saturday, May 2nd, from 8a.m. […]

Handmade leather-maker In Blue Handmade wins $25,000 small business prize

After starting her business with one sewing machine in 2008, Mary Lynn Schroeder grew her enterprise, In Blue Handmade, to employ 10 “leather working magicians” today, she says. In Blue Handmade now ships a half-million dollars in goods annually. On April 21, FedEx awarded her the $25,000 grand prize in its Small Business Grant Contest. […]

Work of wood engravers from around the world on show, starting May 1

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit of will be on display in Asheville from May 1 through July 3 at Asheville BookWorks. The Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition is the second juried exhibition sponsored by the Wood Engravers’ Network. Juror Joan Boudreau, curator of the Graphic Arts Collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History, […]