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Developer of Woodfin Cornerstone Project Drops Out

Since it was proposed three months ago, a condo development project north of Beaver Lake and the Country Club of Asheville has sparked controversy among local residents. This week, the Florida-based developer has withdrawn its proposal. Dubbed the Cornerstone development, the plans called for multifamily development amounting to 184 condo units, as well as 12 […]

Everything You Need to Know about the French Broad River: A Beginner’s Guide

The evolution of brachiopods. Giant insects. The entire history of the dinosaurs. The rise of mammals. Possibly four of Earth’s five prehistoric mass extinction events. The mighty French Broad River has seen it all. Continue reading for: French Broad River at a Glance French Broad River History & Geography French Broad River Climate & Wildlife […]

Natural and Cultural Diversity Abound in Buncombe County

The four-season temperate climate in Buncombe County makes year-round living easy! Because of the broad range of elevations and corresponding climates and plant growth, the area is one of the most biodiverse in the United States and the world. What’s more, Buncombe County’s approximately 240,000 residents make up Western North Carolina’s economic and cultural center […]

9 Local Mini Golf Courses that will Putt a Smile on Your Face

Lakeview Putt and Play Perhaps we’re overthinking it, but there is a certain magic and nostalgia in walking a mini golf course. The winding path, the scrubby green carpet, the exotic decor—it’s a compact walk through a past we’ve never experienced. When was the last time you picked out a hot pink golf ball and […]

Celebrate Pi Day at these 7 Irrationally Tasty Pie Spots

Photo Pillsbury.com   Though there are a number of math and science-related holidays in the calendar each year, Pi Day is objectively the best because you can celebrate with pie. The mathematical constant pi (π) represents the relationship between a circle’s diameter and its circumference, a ratio of 22 to 7. Since pi is generally […]

Agents Answer: Where are Your Favorite Yoga Spots or Programs in WNC?

In 2011, Yoga Journal magazine included Asheville on its list of “10 Fantastically Yoga-Friendly Towns.” We think that designation should extend across Western North Carolina, to towns around the region that take advantage of the area’s natural beauty and community spirit to tap into a mindfulness unparalleled in other American regions. WNC embraces yoga practices […]

Asheville, NC: Where Altitude Affects Attitude

Billed as a place where “altitude affects attitude,” Asheville, NC is a small city by national standards, located in the French Broad River Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. However, with a population of more than 87,000, Asheville is also the largest city in Western North Carolina. As such, it serves as […]

Nonprofit Spotlight: Our VOICE

Sometimes, the simplest thing you can do to make a difference is to show someone you understand what they’re going through. Every year, Beverly-Hanks agents in Asheville show our solidarity against sexual violence by walking a mile in someone else’s shoes. Walk a Mile Asheville has been voted one of the top three fundraising events […]