This year's men's basketball tournament will be one of the most competitive ever, with four very strong teams in Wofford, Furman, UNC Greensboro and East Tennessee State University.
The Big South and the Southern Conference basketball tournaments will play games in Asheville this week starting on Thursday.
The Southern Conference basketball tournament is the only Division 1 men's and women's basketball competition in North Carolina this year.
Also, White Labs is hiring in Asheville, Highland Brewing prepares to release cans of its Gaelic Ale, and much more.
The tournament is expected to draw 15,000 people a day to downtown for the four-day event.