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Asheville Municipal Election 2009 Unofficial 2009 City of Asheville Election Results - On November 3, 2009, Asheville citizens came out to vote in the local elections. See the results here.
The Beauty Queen of Leenane The Beauty Queen of Leenane - Read a brief summary of NC Stage Company's most recent play, The Beauty Queen of Leenane.
Flying Frog Café Flying Frog Café - Ben Norris, Contributing Writer, was given a unique culinary opportunity to enjoy new as well as established offerings with Flying Frog owner Vijay Shastri at the end of September, 2009.
Sparrow Spa Sensibilities Spa - Sensibilities Spa, attached to the Hilton in Biltmore Park, is the newest addition to the Sensibilities family of Spas.
Asheville Municipal Primary 2009 Official 2009 City of Asheville Municipal Primary Results - On October 6, 2009, Asheville citizens came out to vote in the local primaries. See the [now official] results here.
PARC Candidates' Forum 2009 PARC Candidates' Forum (2009) - On September 15, 2009, most of the candidates for the upcoming City Council election gathered at Randolph Learning Center for a question-and-answer session from People Advocating Real Conservancy.
Asheville Restaurant - Chai-Pani Chai-Pani Restaurant - A new Indian restaurant in Asheville, Chai-Pani serves up numerous dishes from the country of India, from North to South. Owners Molly & Meherwan Irani will be opening their Battery Park restaurant very soon.
Hiking in Asheville, NC Hiking In & Near Asheville - With hundreds of trails within a short drive of downtown, the Asheville area offers seemingly endless opportunities to discover the beauty of Western North Carolina for hikers of all skill levels...
NC Stage Presents Nerve NC Stage Presents "Nerve" - Writing about his experience at this play about a first date, contributing writer Ben Norris examines NC Stage's most recent play.
Local Food in Asheville, North Carolina Local & Organic Food in Asheville - A series of topics on and relating to local food from farm to table.
Goombay! Festival, Asheville 2009 Goombay! Festival 2009 - A unique perspective on the Goombay! Festival, held August 22-24, 2009, in Asheville, North Carolina. The Festival has been a culture staple in Asheville since 1982.
Bele Chere Festival, Asheville 2009 Bele Chere Festival 2009 - The Southeast's largest free street festival is a must-see event for the whole family. "Something for everyone" is the motto at Bele Chere, and the Festival delivers.
Asheville City Hall A History of Asheville - While taking a short stroll through modern downtown Asheville, NC, it is impossible not to get a sense of the city's rich cultural history. Buildings in Neoclassical, Romanesque Revival, Art Deco...
Biltmore Estate & House The Biltmore Estate - George Washington Vanderbilt's bold and enduring vision to create an estate both sustainable and beneficial to its surrounding community. As America's largest private home, the Estate now encompasses...
Pack Square Park Asheville Pack Square Park - For more than a century, Pack Square Park has been a dream of citizens and city planning agencies. Finally, in 1999, the Pack Square Park Renaissance task force was formed. Bringing in a new era of lush green space...
Asheville shoppers Asheville Shopping - With countless shops and galleries, downtown Asheville is a shopper's paradise. Whether looking for collectibles & antiques, the latest in fashion, or just the perfect gift, you're sure to find...
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Easily the biggest natural attraction in the Southeast, the Great Smoky Mountains are known to all of us. Because of the park's sheer size, incredible terrain variety, beauty...
The Blue Ridge Parkway The Blue Ridge Parkway - The enduring dream of the Blue Ridge Parkway is a tribute both to the immeasurable beauty of nature and the great perseverance of the people of the US. Over 52 years in the making, the Parkway...
Hendersonville, North Carolina Hendersonville, NC - Cradled in the Blue Ridge mountains, Hendersonville is home to some of the most delightful views of the Southeast; vistas so stunning in fact that they inspired the likes of author Thomas Wolfe and poet...
Golf in Asheville Golf in Asheville - Offering everything the golfer could hope for, Asheville has four lovely seasons of golf amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Once home to the "Land of Sky Open" from 1933 to 1951, Asheville continues...
The French Broad River The French Broad River - In modern times, this river is fondly known as a premiere recreation spot with thriving wildlife and unforgettable scenery. The free-flowing river has delighted many outdoors lovers, providing the perfect...
Buncombe County, North Carolina The Buncombe County Name - The most emphasized county in Western North Carolina, Buncombe has a lot to be proud of. Surrounded by stunning mountains, and home to the cultural epicenter Asheville, Buncombe has a long history...
Asheville Biking Bicycling in Asheville - In recent years, Asheville, North Carolina has become known as a premiere destination for cycling enthusiasts of all stripes. After all, the Asheville area offers everything a cyclist could hope for...
Pack Place Downtown Museums Pack Place - The Asheville Art Museum, Colburn Earth Science Museum, Diana Wortham Theatre, The Health Adventure, and the YMI Cultural Center all call Pack Place their home. Only in Asheville can one find such a diverse...
The Asheville Tourists Baseball Team Asheville Tourists Baseball - From the close of the 19th Century to the digital age, professional baseball has been a part of Asheville, North Carolina. When the city fell on hard times during the depression, the games were all but ended...
Lake Lure North Carolina Beach Lake Lure - Mountain lakes are among the most idyllic of settings. Lake Lure's crystal-clear waters rest almost 1000 ft. above sea level, is always under stunning blue skies, and lies in-between the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains...
Mountain Sports Festival cyclist Mountain Sports Festival - Few events so fully embody Asheville's sense of adventure, its need for excitement, or its legacy of culture so fully as the Mountain Sports Festival. The annual, three-day festival offers a stunning...
Food Lion Skate Park Asheville Skateboarding - Asheville, North Carolina offers some of the most exciting skateboarding action in the Southeast. Although the sport has long enjoyed popularity among the countless skaters in this adventurous mountain town...
Dog in Asheville Asheville Pet Info - Whether you have a pampered Poodle or a beloved brown Tabby, you'll find an incredible variety of activities, services, and organizations for you and your furry companions in Asheville, as well as a great many pet-friendly...
Sliding Rock waterfall WNC Swimming Holes - Western North Carolina's landscape is dotted with a multitude of beautiful swimming holes at which to beat the summer heat. There are so many to choose from, this guide details major swimming areas around Asheville...
WNC waterfalls WNC Waterfalls - Western North Carolina's abundant waterfalls are part of what makes this one of the most beautiful regions in the world. From the subtle beauty of a 20 foot waterfall and its quiet pool to the majesty...
Shindig on the Green Shindig on the Green - One of Asheville's finest traditions, this music festival celebrates the musical heritage and mountain culture of Western North Carolina throughout the summer. This year promises to be especially exciting...
Tailgate market fresh vegetables Asheville Tailgate Markets - Tailgate food markets have become very popular in Asheville, and it is easy to see why. These local markets offer ripe, locally-grown food at competitive prices, and are increasingly...
Cherokee, NC sign Discover Cherokee, NC - Few places in this world demonstrate the richness of culture, depth of history, and natural beauty of Cherokee, NC. Part of the Qualla Reservation, Cherokee is home of the Eastern Band...
Mountain Fishing Mountain Fishing in WNC - The ancient mountains of Western North Carolina have long held a reputation the world over for their many streams and creeks. Whether searching for Rainbow, Brown, or Brook Trout, fishing around Asheville...
WNC Asheville Snow Skiing Skiing in the Asheville Area - Whether learning or a seasoned professional, skiers find that the Asheville area offers a number of exciting skiing and snowboarding destinations. The Blue Ridge mountains provide...
Volunteers at the Botanical Gardens The Botanical Gardens at Asheville - In its mission to study and preserve local ecology, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville have, after many years of patience and hard work, cultivated a lasting testament to the beauty and diversity...
Volunteers at the Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum - Conservation of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains was given a great boost in 1986 with the establishment of the North Carolina Arboretum. A long time in the making, this...
Volunteers planting trees at Asheville's Cradle of Forestry The Cradle of Forestry - Nestled in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest, the 6,500 acre Cradle of Forestry is a National Historic Site charged with preserving the history of forest management.
Art in Asheville Art in Asheville - Between the inviting, open-minded culture and the inspiring scenery of Asheville, it is of little wonder that this beautiful mountain town has become an epicenter of artistry in the Southeast. Asheville's long-held passion...
WNC Horse Horseback Riding in WNC - Western North Carolina offers a great many ways for horse lovers to explore its lush, natural beauty. Due to the popularity of horseback riding in the area, there are number of horse-friendly...
Asheville Activities Asheville Area Activities - It's safe to say that there are few places in this world that boast as many exciting things to do per-capita as Asheville, North Carolina.
Bele Chere Festival, Asheville 2011 Bele Chere Festival 2011 - The Southeast's largest free street festival is a must-see event for the whole family. "Something for everyone" is the motto at Bele Chere, and the Festival delivers. For the food-lover, there are...
Bele Chere Festival, Asheville 2010 Bele Chere Festival 2010 - The Southeast's largest free street festival is a must-see event for the whole family. "Something for everyone" is the motto at Bele Chere, and the Festival delivers. For the food-lover, there are...
Bele Chere Festival, Asheville 2009 Bele Chere Festival 2009 - The Southeast's largest free street festival is a must-see event for the whole family. "Something for everyone" is the motto at Bele Chere, and the Festival delivers. For the food-lover, there are...
Bele Chere Festival, Asheville 2008 Bele Chere Festival 2008 - The Southeast's largest free street festival is a must-see event for the whole family. "Something for everyone" is the motto at Bele Chere, and the Festival delivers.
Bele Chere Festival, Asheville 2007 Bele Chere Festival 2007 - The Southeast's largest free street festival is a must-see event for the whole family. "Something for everyone" is the motto at Bele Chere, and the Festival delivers. For the food-lover, there are...