Live in Studio B, Wednesday the 27th at 11am: The Holler Choir
Brevard native Clint Roberts now lives in Asheville, and has a new band and sound – a wonderful stringband arrangement called the Holler Choir. He’s now performing and recording his songs with them, and their new album Songs Before They Write Themselves will be released in the near future. According to Roberts, “Holler Choir” could be a double entendre: a choir that hollers, or a choir from the hollers of western North Carolina.
Citing ‘system failures,’ Messino to stop providing acute leukemia chemotherapy at Mission
Messino Cancer Centers will no longer provide chemotherapy for dozens of acute hematology cancer patients at Mission Hospital because of concerns over “ongoing system failures,” which it says were going to ultimately harm patients. Asheville Watchdog obtained a Sept. 20 letter to Messino doctors and Mission leadership and...
How a Roberson football duo is at the forefront of the team's 'mean and tough' mantra
ASHEVILLE – Reno Jeter and PJ Deshauteurs have been building chemistry with each other since they first met in preschool. Roberson’s duo is back on the football field together after Deshauteurs transferred from Brevard ahead of the season. On Friday, the tandem disrupted North Buncombe on both sides of the ball to guide Roberson to a 49-0 victory.
How West Henderson football has recorded 22 sacks despite an undersized front seven
West Henderson football has one of the smallest front sevens in Western North Carolina. But that hasn’t stopped it from recording 22 sacks through five games this season. “I think we run pretty well as a defense,” coach Paul Whitaker said. “We’re not very big. But we get after it from sideline to sideline.” ...
West Asheville Bojangles to get double drive-through; New store coming soon
ASHEVILLE - The Bojangles on Patton Avenue in West Asheville is set to get an upgrade within the next year, according to plans submitted to the city. “Some of the parking lot and building of the existing lot is to be demolished so that a double drive-through lane and all associated infrastructure can be constructed,” the project plans say.
Meet the Local Farmers Behind Biltmore's Grand 55-foot Christmas Tree
From the verdant expanses of Newland, North Carolina, comes a longstanding holiday tradition: the majestic evergreens that adorn the Biltmore Estate during Christmas. These trees are the proud offerings of Andrews Nursery, a fixture in the community since the 1970s.
Affair in Red: Asheville's Most Glamorous Night of the Year
🎉🎈 Get ready to paint the town red! The much-awaited Affair in Red is just around the corner. Scheduled for Sat, Sep 23, from 6pm - 10pm, this event promises a night of elegance, excitement, and endless fun. The venue? None other than the sumptuous Céline and Company Catering / The Hideaway located at 49 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801. 📍
2023 Asheville Veganfest returns to Pack Square
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Asheville Veganfest announces plans to return to Pack Square Park in 2023. The annual event, which promotes vegan-friendly businesses and organizations' resources, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8. "We always look forward to our biggest festival," Event Producer Helene Greenberg said in a written...
Thanks to Teachers: Crystal Holland
BREVARD, N.C. (WLOS) — At Brevard Middle School, sixth-grade teacher Crystal Holland was nominated for Thanks to Teachers by one of her former students, who says Ms. Holland helped her navigate some major challenges in middle school. It was an emotional surprise for Crystal Holland by eighth grader Ava...
NC orchard voted one of the top apple orchards in the US on readers’ choice list
Readers of USA Today's 10Best have voted an orchard in the North Carolina mountains on the 2023 list of Best Apple Orchards.
Visiting Our Past: Boogermore Sprouse is a Beaverdam legend
Long ago, when grandparents of today were children, Boogermore Sprouse drove his wagon out from his cliffside farm on Elk Mountain, and also, it seemed, out from the past. He had a peach orchard up there, the produce of which he carted down Beaverdam Road to the Dixie Highway (Merrimon Avenue) to Asheville.
Ferguson’s favorite food fare: Juicy Lucy’s
Just this past Friday I went to visit Juicy Lucy’s restaurant on Hendersonville Road in Asheville. Juicy Lucy’s is the second of three restaurants owned and operated by the Barlas brothers. Their other restaurants include Cornerstone and Stone Ridge Tavern. “Chris is a really great owner, and I’ve...
Fall Waters Beckon to Fly Fishers
Fall is fast approaching in Western North Carolina, with the official first day of the season just weeks away. As the season sets in and the leaves begin to turn, we welcome the colorful scenery and some great fishing in our region. When air temperatures start to drop, so do water temperatures. Relief from the summer heat and shorter days mean that the trout are on the move.
'We'll make it through,' Sylva business owner optimistic after fire destroys building
SYLVA, N.C. (WLOS) — A local woman is working to rebuild after a fire took out her small business in Sylva. The fire, which started in the early morning hours of Sept. 20 left multiple businesses a charred mess. “It’s tough to watch and see, but we will rebuild,”...
Chef, restaurateur shares reason for closing Arden café after 7 years
ASHEVILLE - A South Asheville eatery that’s brought the community together over macarons and afternoon tea will be closing for regular service this fall. In August 2016, Jill Wasilewski opened Ivory Road Café and Kitchen at 1854 Brevard Road. In seven years, the restaurant and bakery have become...
It's official! Chick-fil-A now at Bulldog sporting events
Chick-fil-A is now the official chicken sandwich of Bulldog Athletics. “We are very excited to have Chick-fil-A as the newest corporate partner in the Bulldog family,” said Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone. “This mutually-beneficial relationship will allow Chick-Fil-A to reach more Bulldog fans and also allow Asheville Athletics to continue to expand its community presence.”
Nonprofit reaches milestone, completes construction of 12 affordable tiny homes in east Asheville
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) — Twelve tiny homes in east Asheville reached a milestone Thursday, Sept. 21, for lucky owners thanks to a nonprofit determined to build deeply affordable homes. Amy Cantrell, co-director of BeLoved Asheville, has been at the site of BeLoved Village since the start. On Thursday, she...
Former Linamar employees allege hazardous conditions, environmental negligence at plant
ARDEN, N.C. (WLOS) — Chemicals leaking, dangerous working conditions and a history of concerns from state inspectors: those are some of the reasons former employees at Linamar's manufacturing plant reached out to News 13's Help Desk. Several of the workers tell us they were so troubled by what they...
This Week's 3 Most Expensive Houses Around Asheville!
Asheville, North Carolina is known for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant arts scene. Recently, three of the most expensive real estate properties in the area were sold, each offering unique features and luxurious living. Let's take a closer look at these remarkable properties.
How local high school football coaches are working to prevent player concussions this season
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Fall is synonymous with football. However, over the years, concerns have grown regarding helmet safety and preventing player concussions. “The concern with tackle football at a young age is really looking long term,” said Dr. David Geier, a sports medicine specialist. While a...