Tourists to Subsidize Affordable Housing?

Citizens petitioned the Buncombe County Commissioners to lobby the General Assembly to modify how the room tax is allocated and divert funds into the creation of affordable housing.

Asheville’s First Run of 2023!

Sleep in on January 1, 2023, then go to Pack Square to start the year off well! Your first healthy resolve may be completed in a New Year’s Resolution Run, whether you run, walk, or crawl! The New Year’s Resolution Run 5K and 10K, now in its ninth year, will begin in Asheville’s downtown on […]

Water Still Top of Mind for Town

After finding out that what they thought were safety nets for their water system were not there, Weaverville takes action to secure emergency water for the town.

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 […]

Lady Bearcats Win Fourth State Tennis Title in Row

Eliza Perry helped HHS win a team title in all three of her seasons thus far and won her third straight state doubles crown.

School Board Member Removed From Her Party’s Executive Committee

After supporting candidates from the other party, Buncombe County School Board Member Amy Churchill was removed from her party's executive committee.

Newly-Opened Village Pub Aiming as ‘Community Center’

With The Village Pub, owner Keith Davis wanted to provide something he hasn’t seen enough of in Asheville – a big sports bar with a lot of local beers all under the same roof. “We have a lot of breweries, but not many places with over 60 local Asheville beers in one place,” he said. […]

Bring Christmas Joy to Deserving Local Children

The Black Mountain Home for Children and Eliada Home are two worthy local organizations that would welcome your help in bringing Christmas joy to the many children that have been separated from their biological families. There are a number of ways this can be done.

Blue Ridge CC Expands Early Childhood Education Program

In response to a local shortage of pre-kindergarten educators, Blue Ridge Community College will expand its Early Childhood Education (ECE) program next year thanks to a $1 million grant provided by Dogwood Health Trust. The grant funds the college’s ECE Recruiting and Success Initiative, which aims to increase pre-kindergarten options for parents in Henderson and […]

Local Breweries Bring Canine Treats

Jen Nathanson, the creator of whosagooddog?, a small-batch dog treat business, aims to employ leftover ingredients from craft beer breweries to provide dogs with delightful treats.