• 0

The Asheville Downtown Association today announced that the Asheville Holiday Parade is canceled for 2020 due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 0

The Turning of the Maples has long-been an annual fall tradition at UNC Asheville, but this year it’s on the move and coming to you, for a celebration wherever you are. UNC Asheville has announced the inaugural Turning of the Maples Virtual 5K.

  • 0

On Saturday morning, Asheville Christian Academy hosted the season’s first CAA conference meet. Roughly 40 boys and 40 girls participated from the league’s member schools: ACA, Christ School, Asheville School, Carolina Day, and Rabun Gap.

  • 0

Though apple picking, leaf peeping, and pumpkin spice in everything define the autumn season for many in the North Carolina mountains, scarecrows are a notable symbol of farms and the fall harvest in Buncombe County. The annual Scarecrow Festival returns to Lake Julian Park in Oct. 23–Nov. 1…

  • 0

The Asheville Christian Academy girls tennis team picked up a huge conference victory last week against rival Rabun Gap. The Lions out-dueled the Eagles in five of the six singles matches, and all three of the doubles matches to secure the 8-1 victory.

  • 0

Daph Events is excited to announce that the Turkey Trot will take place this year as a live, in-person 5K running event. The event will take place in Fletcher Park on the morning of Thanksgiving Day. This is the only in-person, chip-timed, Turkey Trot 5k running event taking place in the Ash…

  • Updated
  • 0

William A. Darity Jr. will discuss reparations on Oct. 15, and Tomáš Sedláček will present about “Economics of Good and Evil” on Oct. 8, in the final fall-semester webinars presented by UNC Asheville’s Department of Economics, the Cary Caperton Owen Professorship in Economics, and the st…

featured
  • 0

Jackson County author David Joy’s fourth novel, “When These Mountains Burn,” was released just over a month ago, and has inspired rave reviews from across the nation.

featured
  • 0

If you’ve ever heard an animal howling in the dark of night, it can be a chilling experience. Now with the help of the wolves at the WNC Nature Center, you can attend an evening program to discover the legends and lore of these top predators, find out the truth about wolves, and hear their h…

  • 0

At Asheville Christian Academy, the fall sports season is officially underway. Although the stands are empty, the student-athletes are in full gear and already vying for conference and state championships.

  • 0

Asheville Outlets has announced the opening of Pepper Palace, the one-stop shop for ‘everything spicy’. The new shop offers seasonings, spices, sauces and marinades, including hot sauce, salsas, gourmet olive oils, pickled items, beef jerky and BBQ sauces.

  • 0

Why limit the results of your pumpkin carving skills to your front porch when the entire town could enjoy your artistry? The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is offering the community a great, safe way to celebrate Halloween. Help us Light Up State Street with the first annual community wi…

  • 0

Moon Duchin, the mathematician called upon by Pennsylvania’s governor to aid in drawing up nonpartisan Congressional district maps, will share how she uses mathematical modelling to assess the fairness of district lines when she delivers UNC Asheville’s 2020 Parsons Lecture via Zoom, at 7 p.…

  • 0

Fall is a great time to create new garden beds. Cool, usually drier, fall weather makes it easier to work in the garden and for plants to establish. Plus, the Garden To-do list is often a bit shorter this time of year and you will get a head start on the next growing season.

  • 0

Due to the popularity of the brand new Pop up 5K Series, which was created and produced for the first time this summer, iDaph Events is continuing the events with a new Fall Pop up 5k Series through October.

  • 0

According to legend, the two-inch long, bristly-haired wooly bear caterpillar has the reputation for being able to forecast the coming winter weather.

featured
  • 0

GOP hopeful Madison Cawthorn and Democratic challenger Moe Davis laid out their cases for representing North Carolina’s 11th congressional district in a wide-ranging and sometimes contentious debate hosted by Southwestern Community College Sept. 9.

featured
  • 0

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights holiday light show will light up hearts and spirits this holiday season but with a safe, spectacular twist. This year, guests are invited to take a dreamy ride through the Arboretum’s enchanted forest and experience Asheville’s brightest holiday t…

  • 0

After many years of service on 24 Cumberland Ave., ABCCM Crisis Ministry is renaming its Daily Meal to ABCCM’s Daily Bread @ Sonrise, and locating ABCCM’s Daily Bread @ Sonrise to 1543 Patton Ave., Asheville.

featured
  • 0

The ongoing efforts to save hemlocks in Western North Carolina are staying on the state’s radar, even if recurring funding has taken a hiatus.

  • Updated
  • 0

Anglers are invited to register for the first Blue Ridge Parkway Masters Fly Fishing Tournament on Thursday, Sept. 24, to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. The single-angler event led by Chetola Resort Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing will be held on private trophy water near Boone.

  • Updated
  • 0

UNC Asheville’s 2020 Fall GreenFest celebrating sustainability and community will feature a free virtual webinar with Sapna Mulki, host of the Breaking Green Ceilings podcast, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6-7 p.m. Mulki’s talk, “Building an Unconventional Path in the Environmental Profession…

featured
  • 0

Feeling threatened by climate issues and the rapid advances in technology leads us to a need for kindness and human goodness. Our search for meaning involves a search for products and brands to fill this need. How is this reflected in the garden, and what role do flower bulbs play in this?

featured
  • 0

Flat Rock Playhouse’s Studio 52 is excited to offer virtual classes this fall for students near and far. There are classes open to students in Kindergarten all the way through 12th grade with options for acting and musical theatre.

featured
  • 0

Plants will take center stage at the Flat Rock Playhouse when The Playhouse Gardeners hold their annual fall plant sale on Sept. 18-19. As the stunning garden beds surrounding The Playhouse mature, gardening volunteers divide and prepare their favorite plants for sale to the public.