2024 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships in Hendersonville July 31-Aug. 4

Press release from USA Mountain Bike National Championships: Ride Rock Creek, a 300-acre downhill mountain biking park, hosts the 2024 USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships, July 31 to Aug. 4. This prestigious event returns for the second straight year to Ride Rock Creek, adjacent to DuPont State Recreational Forest, a few miles south of […]

What’s new in food: Regina’s kicks off sophomore year with big changes

All-female ownership, a fresh menu and the addition of evening hours mark the beginning of the West Asheville restaurant’s second year. Also this week, Bountiful Cities’ annual Urban Garden Tour and Tasting, Ultimate Ice Cream passes the torch to The Mad Dipper, a Bastille Day event at the new Quench! wine bistro and Heritage Fire hits Hendersonville.

Field Guide

  A jewel nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is as welcoming as it is bountiful and eclectic. Western North Carolina’s bold peaks and isolated hollers have long been a haven for the eccentric, the adventurous and those seeking respite, inspiration and rejuvenation. The arrival of the railroad in the 1880s […]

Impact Health awards $400K in grants to support community health work

Press release from Impact Health: Impact Health awarded eight Western North Carolina-based organizations grants totaling $400,000 to invest in their community health workforce and connect community members to the Healthy Opportunities Pilot (HOP) and other health-related resources. HOP is a first-of-its-kind program led by Impact Health in WNC that uses Medicaid dollars to pay for a […]

ASAP’s 2024–25 local food guide is out now

Press release from Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project: ASAP’s Local Food Guide, the annual free publication for finding local food and farms, is updated for the 2024–25 season. This definitive resource lists hundreds of Appalachian GrownTM certified farms, farmers markets, restaurants, groceries, artisan producers, and more throughout Western North Carolina and surrounding counties in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and […]

Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund announces 2024 grant recipients

News release from the Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund: The Black Mountain-Swannanoa Valley Endowment Fund awarded 18 grants totaling $117,980 to nonprofits serving the community in its recent grant cycle. The Endowment, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina (CFWNC), has awarded grants totaling $1,538,600. In addition to the Endowment, the Buckner […]