Taxation without Representation?

Following changes to legislation allowing revenues from the Buncombe County occupancy tax to fund construction that will benefit locals as well as visitors, a coalition of Asheville Food and Beverage United, Asheville for All, Asheville Democratic Socialists of America, and Buncombe Decides, has been lobbying the Tourism Development Authority to subsidize affordable housing.

Madison Heritage Arts Festival

The Rotary Club of Madison County announces the Madison Heritage Arts Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10:00am – 4:00pm on College Street in Mars Hill, NC. More than thirty regional vendors will offer an array of arts and crafts for sale, along with many other locally produced products.

Riverside Cemetery: A National Treasure

Riverside Cemetery owes its existence to the efforts of Rutherford Platt Hayes, a prominent Asheville lawyer and son of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

Tryon Little Theater: 75th Season Opener

75 years is a long time to enthrall audiences, and over the years Tryon Little Theater (TLT) has provided the community with a broad range of comedies, dramas, and musicals — as well as the beloved Tryon Summer Youth Theater productions. On September 28, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon Little Theater’s production of […]

Reimagining Downtown for Equity and Inclusion

Since the removal of the Vance Monument, a group sponsored by Buncombe County and the City of Asheville has been visioning with members of the public to reimagine how the space will be activated for equity and inclusion.

Rugged Will Johnson Leads Owen to its First Win in ‘23T

Owen Warhorses unleashed their new spread offense to secure their first victory of the season, as the sole Buncombe County team to win last Friday.

Moms for America: Empowering Asheville Moms

President of Moms for America empowers local Asheville moms with inspiration, information, and training.

Carl Sandburg National Historic Site Celebrates Literacy Month

Many changes have been taking place at Connemara,Sandburg's Flat Rock Home for the past year, but for September Literacy Month is being celebrated by encouraging children to read to their beloved goats.

Tryon Goes Native with Plant Sale

“In too many areas of our country there is no place left for wildlife but in the landscapes and gardens we as individuals own,” explains Donna Wise, Tryon resident and co-founder of the Gardening for Life Project. The Gardening for Life Project works to encourage individual property owners to use all native plants in their […]

TD-a-Minute Falcons Thrash Erwin 40-10

Carson Dimsdale rushed for nearly 300 yards and a score, and Truitt Manuel reached the end zone on offense and defense in West Henderson’s 40-10 home victory over Erwin.