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New Retail Store Swahili Coast Opens
New Retail Store Swahili Coast celebrates opening downtown, promoting artisan co-operatives in East Africa
Once Upon A Child comes to AVL
Once Upon A Child®, a leading children’s clothing and accessories retail resale concept, announced the grand opening of its location in Asheville.
Interview With Local Musician Peter the Poet
Asheville Grit Blogger Rachel discusses Asheville's hip-hop scene with local musician Peter the Poet.
COVID & Entrepreneurship
Inside the small business journey of Interior Painting of Asheville
THE EVOLUTION OF SPA
FIRST EVER SOCIAL SPA OPENING MAY 5TH IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE
Trashy Vegan event raises money for Non-profit Animal rescue
The Trashy Vegan raises money for Sister Kitten Animal Rescue
unique perspective on the Asheville substance abuse crisis
Local gas station clerks give a unique perspective on the Asheville substance abuse crisis
Asheville Asks: The Sikh Community
For this Asheville Asks, we interviewed some local folks on Sikhism.
The faces of sexual harassment in Asheville's restaurant business
Women from multiple local restaurants who have faced sexual harassment share their stories.
Tzedek Social justice fund honors local leaders
Tzedek Social Justice Fund announces winners of their Brilliance Awards and shares information about their wonderful program.
Rise of Alternative Education in Buncombe County
Intern Cailey McGinn interviews students and staff at the University of North Carolina Asheville to get their take on the rise of alternative education in Buncombe County.
Nonprofit Energy Savers Network is here to help WNC families
Energy Savers Network is a nonprofit dedicated to lowering energy costs for low-income families in WNC.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Here are some helpful resources for those affected by breast cancer.
Asheville Asks: A Rising Musician
We asked a rising musician what it's like coming into the Asheville music scene.
2021 Upcoming Holiday Events in Asheville
With December rolling up, Asheville is riling up for the holiday season. To welcome in everyone’s favorite time of year, we are highlighting five holidays events to stir locals and visitors alike into seasonal cheer.
Stay Weird: The History of Asheville's Signature Art Piece
Anyone who’s driven through Asheville has noticed the old silo located by the water in the River Arts District with “Stay Weird” graffitied artfully across the front. Here's a little info on the art piece.
New Small Businesses in Asheville, 2021
A highlight of five new small businesses for locals and visitors alike to check out
Asheville Asks: Queer students about their relationship with religion
This week on Asheville Asks: Writer Cailey McGinn asks local queer students about their relationships and experiences with religion.
One of our Asheville-native bloggers dives into AVL haunts locals grew up on.
Feature from The Blue Banner: Virginia Olson, the haunting cold case murder of UNCA
Local student dives into the tragic case of Virginia Olson.
Feature from The Blue Banner: Disaffiliation of sorority sisters raises questions for Greek Life at UNCA
Panhell: Disaffiliation of sorority sisters raises questions for Greek Life at UNCA
Nonprofit Highlight: Wild for Life: Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Local nonprofit Wild for Life: Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife is working to protect area wildlife.
A feature from The Blue Banner: Catnapper or Predator?
What happened to the cats on Charlotte Street? UNCA student Marisol Melchor investigates in this article, originally featured in The Blue Banner.
5 Rules To Prevent a Disaster on New Year's Eve
A guy's guide on what to do (and not do) on NYE.
"Can you explain mansplaining to me?"
This week, Ask A Woman has a lotta 'splainin to do...
"Do I have to ask a woman before I kiss her for the first time?"
This week, Ask A Woman tackles the "big conversation going on right now about consent."
"Why are women so insecure about their bodies?"
This Week on Ask A Woman: How consumerism as the end game has damn near everything to do with it.
Buy Local Art For The Holidays + Always
The Asheville Area Arts Council hosts the 2018 Holiday Market on Saturday, December 8th
"Why Do Women Wear Provocative Clothing??"
This week, Ask A Woman answers a question that shouldn't even need to be asked anymore but is...
SWIPE Mic Returns With New Host Black Swan
Asheville's open mic night for bad dating stories is back with new host, comedian and overall badass, Black Swan.
"How can I be less intimidating to women?"
"The reason women may be shrinking away from you in an elevator is not that you’re some hulking beast but because chances are they’ve experienced some level of creepiness"
River Arts Studio Strolling
November 10 - 11 marks yet another fall Studio Stroll in the River Arts District where you can meet art makers + become an art collector.
"What's With Girls With Tattoos + Piercings?"
Ask A Woman starts off her regular advice column answering a question about why women get tattoos and piercings. Especially in Asheville.
VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE
Tuesday November 6th is widely considered to be one of the most important elections in decades and there really is no excuse to not vote.
Ask A Woman. Seriously. Ask.
Ask A Woman is an anonymous advice column where I give candid, honest advice about everything you people can cook up.
The French > Asheville > Connection
/ Fleurs / showcases the work of an artist who is French born and loving, living the Asheville life.
The New Farmaceutical Industry
This week is the Grand Opening of Franny's Farmacy - a dream come true for lovers of hemp products everywhere.
Celebrate the start of Autumn at Harvest Fest
Come one, come all to the 1st ever Harvest Fest at the Burton Street Community Peace Gardens on Saturday 9/22.
Livin' The Asheville Van Life
JuneBug Retro Resort in Weaverville is the 2018 home of the largest #vanlife gathering on the East Coast.
Happy Birthday to Asheville FM
Community celebrating community as Asheville Affiliates hosts a Birthday Bash Fundraiser for !03.3 Asheville FM
Matt + Kim Play The Orange Peel
Brooklyn based duo headline the legendary Asheville music venue.
It's Mountain State Fair Time
If you can almost see the neon lights, hear the happy screams, and smell the fried foods (and farm animals!) in the air, it's because it is time for the NC Mountain State Fair!
An Urban Winery Has Grown in Asheville
AVL wine lovers have more reason to toast in celebration with the Grand Opening of plēb on Saturday the 1st.
Let's Drall Y'All > Every Tuesday @ BattleCat Coffee Bar
Every Tuesday night, you can go to BattleCat in West AVL and just chill, draw, sketch, relax. Join the movement!
Come Sail Away TONIGHT @ Salvage Station #YACHTROCK
Get your sailor attire on for tonight's Yacht Rock REVIVAL at Salvage Station with inspiration from Honeypot #SAILAWAY
For One Day Only > Haywood St. WELCOMEFEST 2018
Today why not spend your lunch break enjoying local food trucks, music, and giving back to the community with the Downtown Welcome Table?
The Bee's Knees Vintage Market @ The Odditorium Sunday 8/19
From 12pm-6pm this Sunday go and get your flea on at The Bee's Knees Vintage Market hosted by The Odditorium
The Grit guide to surviving the Mercury retrograde
Here's a tip: channel your irrational yearning for your ex into a steamy summer fling.
Humble Hairdressers pop-up returns to the Salvage Station
Stylists offer services to the public for suggested donations as they raise money for the nonprofit.
Broken Bellows set to release debut album
Asheville-based Cory Brent of Broken Bellows talks about his inspiration behind the duo's debut album.
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