Buncombe County Schools remains open, announces virtual instruction program

Press release from Buncombe County Schools: Good afternoon, Buncombe County Schools Families & Employees: We want to update you on our latest efforts in response to COVID-19 and its effect on our state and region. We understand that there are rumors and misinformation circulating in the community and online. The Buncombe County Schools website and […]

UPDATE: Warren Wilson individual negative for COVID-19

Update on March 13 from Warren Wilson College: We had shared previously that we had one Person Under Investigation being tested per North Carolina Health and Human Services guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19). Those tests results have come back negative. As of right now, there are no coronavirus cases confirmed in Buncombe County or at Warren […]

Henderson County Public Schools expands breakfast programming

Press release from Henderson County Public Schools:  With the New Year, Henderson County Public Schools expanded its Universal Breakfast programming to three secondary schools, and is offering “Second Chance Breakfast” opportunities at no cost to students at Apple Valley Middle, North Henderson High, and East Henderson High. Universal Breakfast means breakfast is available in the […]

Ribbon cutting for new American Airlines flights at Asheville Regional Airport

Asheville Regional Airport plans for future growth

Last year, AVL hosted over 1.13 million passengers, an 18.6% jump from 2017’s total and over 67% more travelers than used the airport five years prior. Tina Kinsey, the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority’s director of marketing, public relations and air service development, says the airport is now striving to manage its expansion and ensure its long-term path maintains a steady cruising altitude.

Healthy change: West Asheville’­s developing wellness corridor

“This is increasingly a wellness corridor,” says chef Reza Setayesh of West Asheville, the location of his newest restaurant BimBeriBon. Local entrepreneurs, he notes, “have invested in businesses that promote a lifestyle and environment that includes the whole being, whether it’s acupuncture, massage, food, yoga. This is a neighborhood that helps people move, make healthy choices and thrive.”

Women chefs introduce permanent downtown pop-up concepts

Most restaurants open with a bang — banners, grand-opening parties, VIP tastings and the like. But as Asheville’s market gets more and more saturated with eateries, a new trend is emerging: the quiet entrance. This summer, two established bar venues silently launched kitchens led by up-and-coming chefs, bypassing opening frivolities in favor of a more […]

Registration open for Folkmoot dance camp, July 20

Press release from Folkmoot USA: Dancers of all abilities ages 10-17 who are inspired by dance and live music can learn international folk dance moves with cultural ambassadors in Waynesville to perform at the Folkmoot Festival. Learn basic concepts and movements, gain an appreciation of the similarities and differences between cultures and hear the timeless, […]