Annual Winter Oysters & Champagne Party

All Day Darling is bringing back their annual Winter Oysters and Champagne Party on Sunday, January 29. The open-house style festivities will welcome attendees to stop in anytime between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to enjoy champagne and wine from Advintage Wine, raw oysters on the half shell, lobster rolls, hot dogs from Right There […]

SECU Foundation Provides Grant to YMI Cultural Center

The nation’s oldest free-standing African American Cultural Center in Buncombe County receives a $40,000 SECU Foundation grant to Advance Mission. The SECU Foundation has provided a $40,000 grant to the YMI Cultural Center in Asheville to help expand support and programming. Established in 1892, the historical institution is the oldest free-standing African American cultural center in […]

Henderson County Tourism Grant Program Now Open

Applications for the Henderson County Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA) grant program are being accepted now through January 22, 2023, using the HCTDA’s online application, available at $500,000 in grant funding will be awarded to as many Henderson County tourism projects as possible. There are three grant types: destination marketing grants, destination event grants, and […]

New Year’s With Asheville Symphony’s Strutting James Bond Theme

James Bond fans who happen to be around Asheville on New Year’s Eve might enjoy a performance at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, where the Asheville Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will perform versions of famous songs from the series. It won’t take a secret agent to find out information about the show. Taking place on Dec. 31 […]

Adopting a Pet Makes a Difference

Blue Ridge Humane Society is making a plea to find homes for three of our long-term animals before Christmas. Despite the efforts of our staff, these animals are just not getting much interest and have been waiting to be adopted significantly longer than other animals in our care. The average length of stay for animals […]

Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project Events in December

The City of Asheville and Buncombe County have announced public engagement opportunities and events to inform the community about the Pack Square Plaza Visioning Project.

Attorney General Josh Stein Opposes No-Poach Hiring Agreements

Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a friend-of-the-court brief challenging “no-poach” provisions. McDonald’s used these provisions in its franchise agreements to restrict workers’ ability to move from one franchise to another in the restaurant chain. “No-poach agreements prevent workers from earning the full value of their hard work,” said Attorney General Josh Stein. “These agreements […]

A Dickens Christmas in Historic Biltmore Village

Celebrating the history, culture, arts, and architectural treasures for which the village has become renowned, “A Dickens Christmas” is scheduled for Friday & Saturday, December 2nd & 3rd, 2022. For the last 33 years, this annual holiday event has been delighting children of all ages and bringing the spirit of the holiday season to bear […]

City of Hendersonville Offices Closed in Observance of Veterans Day

The City of Hendersonville government offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2022, in observance of Veterans Day. No garbage, recycling, brush, or leaf collection will take place on Friday, November 11, for City of Hendersonville customers. Collection for Friday customers will be delayed by one week, with collection resuming on Friday, November 18, […]

50 Year Reunion for NBHS Class of 1972

A reunion for the North Buncombe High School class of 1972 was held on September 10th at the Weaverville Community Center to commemorate their 50th class reunion. There were around 54 classmates there, along with wives and friends. Charlene Morgan Young and Lenda Sprague, two former professors, participated in the celebration. The Brank Family gospel […]