Restoration projects in Buncombe and Henderson counties receive federal grant funding totaling $21,500

Two Western North Carolina projects in Buncombe and Henderson counties were each awarded a grant from the 2015 Federal Historic Preservation Fund. Grants were given to 11 projects across the nation with monies totaling $95,050. The Asheville-Buncombe Historic Resources Commission was awarded $19,000, which will go toward roof repairs at the Smith-McDowell House. A release […]

Cyclers aim to raise money for Friends of the Smokies before Gran Fondo national championships

Not only will the Gran Fondo national championships see riders swooping through picturesque scenery and competing for the best times in certain sections of their 30-, 60- or 110-mile route, but the cycling event also serves as a fundraiser for Friends of the Smokies. Until the event is held on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 8 […]

Photo of United Way's 2014 Anything that Floats Parade raft courtesy of RiverLink

Anything that Floats Parade and RiverFest, Aug. 8

“Creating and building a raft, float or flotilla with fun-loving friends, family or co-workers is not only a grand excuse to hang out and play on the river, it’s also a unique chance to have a blast while showcasing mind-blowing creativity in a friendly competition,” reads a release from Anything that Floats Parade organizers RiverLink. […]

MetroWines hosts storytelling event with Connie Regan Blake, Aug. 21

MetroWines will host locally based, but nationally known storyteller Connie Regan Blake and six other tale-tellers at the Charlotte Street shop on Friday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets to the “Slice of Life” event are $15 per person and include a glass of wine. MetroWines is at 169 Charlotte Street. Visit for more […]

Henderson County and Asheville Area chambers of commerce to host business expo, Aug. 12

More than 100 businesses will exhibit at the first joint expo produced by the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce at the WNC Agricultural Center from 1-6 p.m. Although the event will focus on business to business commerce, members of the public may attend to “make quality connections with […]

David Fountain

Duke Energy names new company state president for North Carolina

David Fountain, Duke Energy’s senior vice president of enterprise legal will become the company’s state president in North Carolina, according to a release from the energy provider. “In this capacity, Fountain will be responsible for advancing the company’s regulatory initiatives, while managing state and local regulatory and governmental relations, economic development, community affairs, water strategy, […]

Camp Grounded

No networking, no cell phones, no dubstep at Hendersonville’s Camp Grounded, Aug. 27-30

What’s the harm in checking your work email while waiting in line at Trader Joe’s? Is it really that crazy to flee to the bathroom to check texts during a date? And what — other than those conniving sidewalk cracks — should prevent one from job hunting, tweeting, and selecting the perfect photo filter during […]

United Federal Credit Union

United Federal Credit Union to break ground on Patton Avenue branch, July 27

United Federal Credit Union — which consists of more than 130,000 member/owners worldwide and $1.83 billion in assets, according to a press release from the financial institution — will break ground at its newest location, 1445 Patton Ave., on Monday, July 27 at noon. UFCU’s North Carolina market vice president Lee Beason and a representative […]

Photo courtesy of Asheville School

Asheville School hosts students from Tsinghua University High School in Beijing this summer

With 115 years of heritage, Asheville School is excited to announce a first: The school will transform into an international summer camp for three weeks this summer, hosting 27 exemplary students from Tsinghua University High School in Beijing, China. “This partnership will allow Asheville School and Tsinghua to co-develop programs that will educate the future […]

BOYS AND BEER: "When I was a kid, my parents had two auto body shops, and I have three older brothers. I am quite comfortable in a male-dominated field," says MetroWines' new beer specialist Anita Riley. Photo courtesy of Riley

MetroWines’ Anita Riley hosts an evening with New Belgium, July 24

MetroWines’ beer specialist and Brewing Up a Storm blogger Anita Riley hosts her Drink Like a Girl event at the shop on Friday, July 24, from 5-7 p.m. This iteration of the recurring event features New Belgium Brewing beers, including the company’s fall seasonal called Long Table, and New Belgium’s Western Carolinas beer ranger Wes […]