Progressive Politicians Hurt Downtown

Progressives are far more likely than conservatives to prefer walkable, high-density communities over auto-dependent, detached-dwelling neighborhoods says John Hood.

Learning and growing at Big Ivy Community Center’s first Unity Garden

Community gardens are known to improve gardener health and nutrition, to engage children in the natural world, to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen neighborhoods. The Big Ivy Unity Garden, in its first year, even in a pandemic, may have begun delivering those benefits. 

Area student selected for livestock show team

On August 1st of this year the National Roper’s Supply (NRS), provider  of western wear and horse tack, inducted its third ever NRS livestock “Show Team.” Shelby Candler was one of its members.

Triathlon returns this time to Hendersonville’s Patton Park

Due to the popularity of the Asheville Triathlon in July, iDaph Events is proud to announce that registration is now open for the Hendersonville Triathlon, which takes place Sunday, September 20, 2020! Same location, same course — new name! 

“Natural Beauty” at the Asheville Gallery of Art

Asheville Gallery of Art’s September show, “Natural Beauty,” features Elinor Bowman, known for her watercolor figures, and Olga Michelson, known for soft, ethereal landscapes. The show runs September 1st - 30th during gallery hours, 12-5 pm, Fridays and Saturdays.

Commissioners disagree about statues, agree love wins

The Buncombe County Commissioners, along party lines, voted 4-3 in favor of the joint resolution with Asheville City Council to remove statues honoring heroes of the Confederacy on city/county-owned land.

Intense fireworks showcase in Hendersonville on July 4th

Hendersonville refuses to let their highly successful 4th of July celebration totally fizzle due to COVID19.

Patterson, Porter, Pickens, Hillier Among WNC Winners

WNC Sports Awards have announced local winners for 2019-20.

Leicester church distributes food in time of crisis

A substantial May donation to MANNA Foodbank allowed for expansion to even more local pantries, including Leicester Baptist Church. MANNA works with hundreds of smaller nonprofit partner agencies to distribute food within smaller communities. 

Park construction awarded, police policies discussed, budget reviewed in monthly meeting

A bid to build the new Silver-Line Park was accepted by the Town of Woodfin at the regular monthly meeting of the town commissioners on Tuesday evening (June 16). Town budget and use of police force were also discussed.