In February 2015, Hendersonville resident and acoustic guitarist Eric Congdon suffered a severe concussion after another driver ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle. Though he had been playing guitar for more than 30 years, when he picked up his instrument after the accident, he found it was impossible for him to play.
With its upcoming Appalachian Food Pantry School, the WNC Food Policy Council will provide much-needed training, tools and resources to Western North Carolina’s hunger-fighting organizations.
Since debuting in the mid 1980s, Atlanta-based Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ has crafted its own take on Southern rock. Led by guitarist/songwriter Kevn Kinney, the group has distilled its many influences into a sound all its own. A recent series of EPs set out to explore those various styles, and selections from those albums have been compiled on the new vinyl-only release, Best of Songs.
Indie twin sisters Good Graeff open the pop duo’s show at the Mothlight on Tuesday, July 7, at 9:30 p.m.
“This change is going to radically alter the availability of a number of services in Buncombe County. … Everyone deserves access to needed health services, including mental health services.”
After eight years in business, West Asheville’s Nona Mia restaurant closed on Saturday. A new eatery will be moving into its location.
“Yoga with cats was an idea we had because we love Brother Wolf and would like to help kitties find homes,” says studio co-owner Rosie Volcano, “and because we just love cats and yoga.”
Few people spend more time on Western North Carolina’s rivers than Chris Gragtmans. Our waterways, he says, have become increasingly popular with outdoor enthusiasts in the past few years — a sentiment echoed by a number of local leaders in the paddle-sports industry. What’s more, the trend is national. And while local excursion providers, rental […]
Swannanoa Gathering, which runs Sunday, July 5, through Saturday, August 8, is five weeks’ worth of instrument or genre-specific camps all take place under the broad umbrella of folk music. The session leaders are often nationally or internationally celebrated, and end-of-week concerts are open to the public.
It may be drizzling today, but the unusual lack of rainfall has pushed the state into drought for the first time in more than two years, says the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
A new, specialized stent is saving the lives of stroke victims. If utilized within 3 hours of a stroke, the device can pull out clots in 80 to 90 percent of cases—an improvement over the previous success rate of 40 to 50 percent.
Local bands open and close each segment of this body-inspired entertainment extravaganza, which will be hosted at the Orange Peel on Sunday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m.
“Local enforcement of federal and state liquor laws has long come with a big swig of hypocrisy.”
Tickets for the second Western North Carolina Battle of the Burger are on sale this week. Plus, local restaurants and wineries have special events planned for Independence Day.
HandMade in America will be closing its doors on July 31, after 20 years of service. However, HIA’s programs may continue to grow through other nonprofit organizations that serve the Western North Carolina region.
This year, Independence Day falls on a Saturday, which leaves you with more freedom to explore what this historic day has to offer.
During its first two years in operation, Nightbell, the second restaurant of husband-and-wife team Katie Button and Felix Meana, has morphed from a glitzy, upscale nightclub to a full-scale sit-down eatery and cocktail bar offering Button’s own brand of whimsical experimental cuisine.