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Laura Hackett

Senior City Editor

Laura is based in Asheville, NC and has written for AVLtoday since March 2021. Before joining 6AM City, she wrote for Mountain Xpress and created content for the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce (the 2019 National Chamber of the Year). In her free time, she loves exploring her city by bike, testing out new restaurants, and hanging out with her dog Iroh at the park.

From roasters and tastings to where to find nitro cold brew.
Asheville’s historical Urban Trail has everything from a giant flat iron to a swinging bell to a bronze version of Thomas Wolfe’s shoes.
From the American Goldfinch to the Carolina Wren — these avians can be found all around the area.
Your guide to getting involved with local government.
Learn about the biggest industries and employers in the Asheville metro area with this guide to local business.
Allergic to your stove? No problem — here’s where to go.
These trails are catered to all skill levels and drive times.
How well do you know Asheville? We’re bringing you some fun facts about the city and its history. If you’re a trivia master (or local enthusiast), give this a try.
From mocktails to nonalcoholic beers to kava + tea, there are plenty of spots around to take a spirit-free sip.
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