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How to Avoid Future Dog Bite Tragedies

Deirdre S. Franklin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Deirdre S. Franklin

A loved and family owned dog traditionally does not make headlines. A dog that has shelter, food, training, and care is typically a loyal dog, regardless of the breed into which that dog was born.

Eating Well in Asheville

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.30.2015 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Asheville is a lovely town in North Carolina where hipsters meet farmers, artists meet artisans, street food meets street people, and where adventurous restaurants lure masses of hungry tourists.

The Culinary Gardener

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.11.2015 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

The experience was nothing short of a thrill.

Savor the South at One of These Summer Festivals

Carolyn Bass | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

Georgia's private Sea Island will open to the public for its first-ever festival of Southern food, beverages and music. The three-day festival beginning June 19 will take place within the various resort properties that comprise the exclusive Sea Island resort complex.

A Sweet And Smoky Food Tour Of Asheville, North Carolina

Fathom | Posted 05.20.2015 | Travel

Asheville is inimitably delicious, with a restaurant scene that rivals that of my hometown, New York City.

In Awe of Asheville

Carolyn Bass | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

When I announced five years ago that we were moving to North Carolina, my writer and artist friends assumed we'd move to Asheville. "It's the creative capital of North Carolina," I heard repeatedly.

Writing Isn't a Task, It's a Joy, So Why Do We Procrastinate?

Carolyn Bass | Posted 06.06.2015 | Books
Carolyn Bass

Why do writers procrastinate? Why do we avoid the task we say we love? As if looking at a wordless page might blight our vision? In fact, once those words hit the page, our vision begins to take shape.

Innovation Earth: The Next Green Tech Town

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

More than 300,000 people may have marched in Manhattan last month for a worldwide climate call-to-arms, but evidently we can't even get it together at...

Asheville: The Paris of the South

Findery | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

When an area boasts over a 100 different types of deciduous trees and claims to have the longest and most beautiful fall foliage season, you know it has to be a colorful and amazing place to visit.

Lynne Peeples

Supreme Court Decision Outrages Pollution Victims, Environmental Advocates | Lynne Peeples | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Unconscionable." "A slap in the face." A Supreme Court ruling on Monday in favor of a corporation accused of contaminating a North C...

In Praise of Moogfest

Claire L. Evans | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Claire L. Evans

Even in the age of bootlegged Pro Tools and audio plugins, Moog workers still hand-solder their in-demand analog synths, like the Minimoog Voyager, from a homespun factory on the edge of town.

Keeping Up With Your Average Suburban Bear

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Having spent much of my life in and around the Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, I've seen my share of black bears up close and personal. But in city environments, not so much, with perhaps one startling and ultimately embarrassing exception.

An All-American Cheese Trail | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel

In honor of April being National Grilled Cheese Month, BnBFinder is blazing a trail from coast to coast, sharing our picks of the can't-miss dairy farms that pepper our great land. Cheddar, Blue, Brie, hard, soft, pungent, mild... these notable creameries offer a cheese variety for every taste.

Free Things To Do In Asheville, North Carolina

AP | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a story March 13, The Associated Press reported that the Asheville Art Museum is free Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Adm...

Missing Teen's Adoptive Parents Face Ultimatum

David Lohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A North Carolina judge has issued an ultimatum to the adoptive parents of missing North Carolina teen Erica Parsons –- speak up or kiss your childre...

David Lohr

Daughter Of Prison Official Charged With Attempted Murder Speaks Out | David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The daughter of a high-ranking North Carolina prison official facing attempted murder charges says her father would never attempt to run over a pedes...

Asheville Votes to Move Beyond Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Chicago. Los Angeles. Austin. Asheville. Wait, what? That's right, Asheville, North Carolina, can now join the ranks of cities that have chosen to mov...

The 17 Weirdest Things I Do Now That I'm Vegan

Matt Frazier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Frazier

Let's face it. Being vegan (or even vegetarian) is pretty weird. But that's okay -- weird is the new cool. Being weird, I've found, is not just fun; it's addictive.

State's Anti-GOP Protests Show No Signs Of Losing Steam

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

The GOP-controlled North Carolina state Legislature may be on a break, but the thousands of people that crowded into Pack Square in Asheville, N.C., t...

Eating my Way through Asheville, North Carolina

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 08.01.2013 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Most visitors to Asheville, North Carolina come to see George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate and to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, but I roared into town on the back of my man's BMW R1200GS motorcycle to explore one of America's greatest undiscovered food towns.

A Few of Our Favorite Breweries

WHERE | Posted 07.17.2013 | Travel

Travelers, if you're in these cities and need some suds, consider these well-brewed destinations for a flavorful pint of repose.

5 Things To Love About Asheville

Home Away | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Home Away

From the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to a vibrant art culture, Asheville, North Carolina has everything you need for a romantic getaway...

Tea Party Group's New Gun Push

Leah Griesmann | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

As the nation mourns the horrifying mass shooting of children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Asheville, North Carolina Tea Party has p...

Asheville, NC's Holiday Charms

Amber DeGrace | Posted 01.08.2013 | Travel
Amber DeGrace

Here are a couple of holiday-specific activities in Asheville, NC that make the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains perfect for this time of year. Make the choice to take a break from the hustle and bustle!

North Carolina Tea Party Gets Creative: Poetry, Singing, And A Machine Gun Social

Leah Griesmann | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Leah Griesmann

Election season is getting creative in North Carolina with candidates putting some pageantry into their policy. Anyone who accuses the Tea Party of no...