Saturday, August 1st, 2015, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. For the ridge tops, it is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Please call WNCAQA office if […]
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.
After years of unfortunate accidents involving pedestrians at a higher rate than any other metro area in North Carolina, Asheville will be participating in a new education and enforcement initiative from the the state Department of Transportation dubbed “Watch for Me.” Beginning on the evening of August 4th, city Transportation and Police Departments will be […]
Locals and tourists are all invited to come enjoy the weekend, August 8 – 9, in downtown Black Mountain for the 38th annual Sourwood Festival.
Allison’s Sales & Consignment at 30 New Clyde Hwy. will now function as a U-Haul dealership and “will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes,” according to a media release from U-Haul. Here is the full release: U-Haul International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Allison’s Sales & […]
Newly named the Broadway Arts District (BAD), the downtown Asheville block from Mellow Mushroom to the Masonic Temple will host a block party and arts celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29. Press release from organizers: On Saturday August 29th, arts organizations and businesses in the Broadway Arts District (B.A.D.), Asheville’s newest downtown cultural hub, will be […]
“For over forty years, [NPR host] Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion has brought its unique mix of storytelling, live music, classic radio drama and the news from Lake Wobegon to audiences in theaters, and over the airways, around the worlds,” reads a media release. Keillor brings his live performance — one of the last […]
Grits & Soul’s lyrics are delivered with smiles and a prideful twang. At its most basic, the duo combines acoustic guitar and mandolin. But Americana singers Anna Kline and John Looney also frequently invite guest musicians (violin, upright bass, banjo, etc.) onstage and always marinate their male-female harmonies in country swoon. The duo plays the […]
In an attempt to gain control over a possible avian influenza outbreak, the N.C. Department of Agriculture is requiring that chicken owners register their birds with the state, regardless of the size of their flock. Since March, the disease has been linked to the death of 48 million birds across 15 states, as reported by the Associated Press. […]
In partnership with Wild Wings Café and Duke Energy, Buncombe County has made improvements to the County Trail system in the Lake Julian Park area. One such upgrade includes a quarter mile paved walkway that begins near Wild Wings at 65 Long Shoals Road. A ribbon cutting for the new trail extension will take place […]
Press release from Asheville Fire Department: The USACIDC is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator responsible for the arson of government property that occurred at the National Guard Armory on February 3, 2015. Anyone with information should contact the Asheville-Buncombe Arson Task Force 828-255-5321 […]
The North Carolina Banjo Clinic, a two-day banjo instruction intensive, will be held in Asheville on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14. From the event website: Times & pricing: • Dates: Friday November 13 & Saturday November 14, 2015. • Doors open at 8:00 am daily. • Regular 2-day clinic price is $295.00 (beginning […]
Americana/rock band Truth & Salvage Co., which include former Ashevilleans Scott Kinnebrew, Walker Young and Bill “Smitty” Smith, will perform at this year’s Brewgrass Festival. The beer and music event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Memorial Stadium. Press release from Mason Jar Media: Brewgrass Festival is proud to announce that Truth & Salvage […]
Today, July 30, United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County will be picking up employee-donated, fully-stocked backpacks from Mission Health.
Comedians Tom Scheve, Jake Sharon, Nick Alexander, Cary Goff, Joe Shelton and Jonathan Samuels will perform a show at The Altamont Theatre tonight, July 30. Live music precedes the performance at 8:30 p.m.; show begins at 9 p.m. The event benefits Mission Children’s Hospital. “All proceeds raised will be donated to Mission Children’s Hospital,” says […]
The North Carolina beer industry has a $3.8 billion impact on the state’s economy, according to the North Carolina Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. The association says the activity contributes more than 26,000 direct jobs and generates more than $2 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue. The data is drawn from a new […]
Pastry chef Cynthia Wong has joined the culinary team at Rhubarb. Wong brings more than seven years of experience to the restaurant and several awards, including Tasting Table’s “Best Pastry Chefs” and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Five Chefs to Watch,” plus two semifinalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation’s “Outstanding Pastry Chef” category in 2011 and […]
Press release from the City of Asheville: As of August 17, the City of Asheville’s Development Services hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Previously, the department was open to the public Monday through Thursday. As part of the Mayor’s Task Force on Development, along with input from various […]