Through two discussion sessions and a survey on its online public input platform, the city of Asheville is soliciting feedback on strategies to increase housing density and, it hopes, ease the city’s housing crisis.
On Monday, July 11, the Western North Carolina Air Quality Agency renewed Duke Energy Progress’ Title V permit for its Lake Julian coal plant facility. This type of operating permit is regulated under the federal Clean Air Act and must be renewed every five years by most businesses whose facilities emit hazardous air pollutants, whether […]
A unique community “visioning process” to determine how Asheville residents hope city-owned property on Haywood Street and Page Avenue will be used welcomed members of the public to two recent open houses.
Parkway and people. Those are the two words that Ray Russell, a professor at Appalachian State University and owner of Ray’s Weather Center or raysweather.com, used to describe his experience thus far on his relay to help raise awareness and donations for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. “The relay is a celebration of the parkway” […]
In the past few months, two major chain retailers have been busy bees. Both The Home Depot and Lowe’s have begun phasing out the sale of flowering plants containing pesticides called neonicotinoids, which have been linked to declining populations of bees and other pollinators. “Right now, 80 percent of our flowering plants are neonic-free, and […]
Chef Patrick Abernathy has spent the past 15 years working at notable Asheville eateries, but Chupacabra Latin Café in Reynolds Village is his first solo project.
Consumer advocacy site NerdWallet has released a report identifying the top towns in each state for young homebuyers, and the study ranks Woodfin as the 4th best in North Carolina.
All are invited to bring their families and friends, and join Aurora Studio & Gallery at Loretta’s Cafe for Big Hug Super Saturday on Saturday, August 8.
Seth Walker and his band will highlight the fifth of the six shows int he 16th season of Summer Tracks, on Friday, August 7.
Two photography exhibits, “Endless Night: Story and Images by Rimas Zailskas” and “Soul to Sole: Gospel Portraits by Steve Mann” will be on display at Upstairs Artspace from August 1 through September 11.
Locals and tourists are all invited to come enjoy the weekend, August 8 – 9, in downtown Black Mountain for the 38th annual Sourwood Festival.
Today, July 30, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County will be picking up employee-donated, fully-stocked backpacks from Mission Health.
What does a drought in California have to do with Western North Carolina? Local experts say that the situation holds lessons for food systems throughout the country, including how to become more resilient in the face of climate change.
This August 1, Mora Contemporary Jewelry invites all to come meet local jeweler Molly Dingledine, and to view, as well as shop, her extensive collection of nature-inspired and locally-crafted jewelry.
This past Monday, July 13, Just Peace for Israel/Palestine, Veterans for Peace, Chapter 099, and Western NC Physicians for Responsibility, in partnership with the U.S. Drones Quilt Project and the Asheville Area Arts Council, opened a public exhibit showcasing four handmade quilts that were created in memory of U.S. drone attack victim.
The new members for RiverLinks board of directors for 2015 are: Fed Cardina, retired senior human resource vice president for Siemans and a private consultant; Carol Fortham, a retired attorney; Sandra Kellman, co-chair of the firm’s Global Hospitality and Leisure sector and co-chair of DLA Piper’s Global Real Estate Summit; Sandy Melton, co-owner of Blue Heron […]
Asheville Ultimate Frisbee Club to hold its 19th HoDown
Exploring a wide range of colors and mediums, the newest Art in the Airport exhibit, The Rhythm of Color, at the Asheville Regional Airport, will give viewers a local color of the western North Carolina region — and it is now open through October 30.
The Asheville Art Museum invites all to come to their opening reception for the new exhibition Heritage & Home: Photographs of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, featuring the works of photographer Ken Abbott, on Friday, July 24.
Sarah Cousler and Erin Hawley welcome guest chef Annie Pettry formerly of The Admira and guest bartender Emily Peele of High Five Coffee for “Girls on Deck: Fire Island.”
Friday, July 31, MetroWines will present Carolyn Adams comedy and book signing on another “No Cover Friday!!” at 7 p.m.