45 min ago
Habitat for Humanity set to host wall-raising in Swannanoa
On Wednesday, May 29th at 4:30PM, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold the fourth wall-raising in its new community in Swannanoa.
7 hrs ago
Budget closes juvenile facility
A state Senate budget proposal would shut a facility that houses juvenile defendants from Western North Carolina who are awaiting trial.
Thu May 23, 2013
The year when Southeastern archaeology jumped into the great big muddy
In 1976 two books were published on the Native American history of western North Carolina in conjunction with the state sponsored Cherokee History Project.
This weekend on a shoestring
Thursday, May 23 Start your weekend off with some color as local author Peter Loewer visits the Swannanoa Library for a presentation on the wildflowers of WNC.
Wed May 22, 2013
The continuing search for calm on the road
Traffic starts to slow just past the Swannanoa exit on I-40 because of an accident.
The Bluegrass Ireland Blog
Visiting string bands - courtesy of Brookfield Knights: UPDATE
Thanks to Loudun Temple of the Brookfield Knights agency in the UK for the news that the Chicago-based string band Elephant Revival is the latest addition to the Brookfield Knights artists roster, bringing the present total to twenty-eight acts.
Sat May 18, 2013
Asheville-area religion notes
ASHEVILLE - First Congregational Church, 20 Oak St., is hosting a Church Women United fundraiser called StopHunger Now 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today.
Sun May 12, 2013
The event will be a celebration of all students and their hard work throughout the school year.
Sat May 11, 2013
Asheville area religion notes
CANTON - A fundrasier for the Rev. Gary Putnam is set for 3-8 p.m. today at the Canton Armory on Penland Street.
Wed May 08, 2013
Rains shut I-40, N.C. 9 still closed
Heavy rains swamped low-lying parts of the Swannanoa Valley and shut down key roads, including N.C. Highway 9. A mudslide temporarily blocked lanes of Interstate 40 on May 6 just at the Buncombe and McDowell county line.
By most measures, Tammy Haynie's journey to a stable life for her and her family was not likely.
Have you heard of Swannanoa, New Zealand?
Those of us in the Valley are more than familiar with Swannanoa - Swannanoa, N.C. - that is.
Thu May 02, 2013
Owen Middle, Cane Creek Middle recognized for green efforts by NC Green Schools program
Owen Middle School in Swannanoa and Cane Creek Middle School in Fletcher were the first recipients of the Reading Riding and Retrofit: NC Green Schools Recognition, a state level program designed to encourage, support and recognize NC schools who are "growing green!" These two schools will be awarded their plagues at the Buncombe County School ... (more)
In the Asheville area, cideries blossom
The Asheville brew scene is exploding. That's no secret. The big surprise this year, though, is that local alternatives to the typical adult beverage are jumping into the market.
Wed May 01, 2013
A visitor's perspective: Delightful town
Have you ever wondered what visitors to our town think about us? What impressions do they take home with them? I often wonder - and last week I received a letter from a visitor telling me exactly what he thought about the Black Mountain News and Black Mountain.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Celebrating art and each other
Spring is blooming, and that means event season is kicking off. Here's a quick rundown of some of the smaller-town art events that offer further incentive to explore the region's art communities.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Good things happen here daily
For the past 10 months, I have been fortunate to work at Community High School in Swannanoa.