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  1. Obituaries of the Swannanoa Valley

    Flossie R. Kennedy, age 99, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2015 surrounded by her family to be with the Lord....

      3:23 PM, Mar. 24, 2015
  2. WNC Parent 2013 Birthday Guide: Party places

    Looking for a place to host a birthday bash? We've got plenty of options....

      8:32 PM, Jul. 3, 2013
  3. Kenny Ford ends legendary coaching career at Owen

    The small, dark confines of a high school weight room may not seem like the ideal backdrop to end a 35-year career. But for Black Mountain native Kenny Ford, it was not only suitable, but symbolic as well....

      3:15 PM, Mar. 24, 2015
  4. Swannanoa Valley Museum dives into diverging worlds

    Between 1920 and 1923 in Black Mountain, New York architect Frank E. Wallis oversaw contruction of the second largest private home in North Carolina....

      4:19 PM, Mar. 24, 2015
  5. Kid-friendliest eateries in Asheville

    A mom weighs in on where to dine with the kids over this holiday weekend....

      1:04 PM, Aug. 30, 2013
  6. WNC Parent Birthday Guide: Party places

    You can host a party just about anywhere in Asheville, from indoor playgrounds to roller rinks, bowling alleys to nature centers....

      12:00 PM, Jun. 28, 2011
  7. Letter: Emptying Lake Tomahawk creates opportunity

    I see that the town fathers decided to cut down all of the trees on the southern end of Lake Tomahawk and then posted a sign a week later why they did. But, what's done is done....

      3:32 PM, Mar. 24, 2015
  8. Asheville's Biltmore House is the real-life Downton Abbey

    Many of the Biltmore-Downton parallels go well beyond surface similarities, including connections through the sinking of the Titanic and servants who fought for the British in World War I....

      9:54 PM, Jan. 12, 2013
  9. Relationships grow in local community gardens

    A lot of people just can't wait to dig in the dirt at the first hint of spring. There is no better place than the local community garden to exercise a rite of spring -gardening. Today more people want to grow their own fresh food than ever before....

      3:21 PM, Mar. 24, 2015
  10. Couple killed in Broad River cottage fire are identified

    Authorities have released the names of a Florida couple found dead in a summer cottage following an early March 16 fire in the Broad River community....

      3:18 PM, Mar. 24, 2015
  11. Easter events: Bonnets, baskets and more

    Get your basket ready for a host of Easter egg hunts and other events this month. Easter is March 31....

      6:14 PM, Mar. 9, 2013
  12. The latest Keith Vinson mess

    Developer Keith Vinson and residents of Waightstill Mountain are at loggerheads over several issues...

      9:43 PM, Sep. 29, 2012
  13. Seed lending library opens in Black Mountain

    The Black Mountain Library is starting its second year of heirloom seed sharing. Due to a growing concern about the origins of seed stock and genetic modification, seed exchanges and libraries are springing up nationwide....

      7:13 PM, Mar. 17, 2015
  14. Hanger Hall celebrates 40 years of cooperative living

    Forty years later, Howard Hanger's experiment in cooperative living still thrives in the historic downtown mansion known as Hanger Hall....

      11:13 PM, Sep. 7, 2013
  15. Famed restaurateur hopes for perfect Storm in Asheville

    David LeBouttillier believes every good meal tells story, making a dinner out as satisfying as your favorite play or film or good book....

      9:39 PM, Jun. 25, 2011
  16. Asheville couple face an empty nest after daughter's departure

    Martha and Lee Dugger return home to a silent house, and new possibilities, in the weeks after their daughter’s departure for college....

      9:45 PM, Oct. 1, 2011
  17. Asheville area filled with places for toddlers to play

    If eating and sleeping are the bywords for babies, toddlers can best be described as the true explorers of childhood....

      12:08 PM, Sep. 26, 2011
  18. Asheville as a 'Cesspool of sin?' Now that hurts!

    State Sen. Jim Forrester referred to Asheville as a “cesspool of sin”...

      5:00 PM, Sep. 13, 2011
  19. Happening this week in the Swannanoa Valley

    The annual Swannanoa Sweep community cleanup, sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of Swannanoa (FANS) is 9 a.m.-noon April 11....

      3:30 PM, Mar. 24, 2015


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