Worldline debuted its Live Art Project at UNC Asheville. Photo by Lucy Butcher

Anything could happen

WorldLine launches Compass Sky with a multisensory show Finding the right venue for WorldLine’s album-release show was a challenge. The science fiction-inspired, four-piece textural rock band had a very specific vision for how it would present its second record, Compass Sky. There had to be a light show, video projection — and most important — […]

Open local tracks

Last weekend I thought I would go for a run at the TC Roberson High School track. When I went there, it was locked with a fence all around the track. I was truly shocked. The public high school track- fields up north where I used to live are all open to the public. There […]

Meadows and Shuler team up to push for ‘Road to Nowhere’ money

The effort to secure compensation for Swain County from the federal government for a road it never completed has been a long and twisted tale, full of contentious political debate among Western North Carolina congressmen both old and new. The issue is now back in the news, as current GOP Rep. Mark Meadows has joined […]

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Smart Bets web extra: Red June

Local acoustic trio Red June (Will Straughan on resonator guitar, guitar, mandolin and vocals; Natalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals; and John Cloyd Miller on mandolin, guitar and vocals) recently released a new album. Ancient Dreams, out on Organic Records, was produced by Tim Surrett of Balsam Range. “Like your best dreams, nocturnal or daytime […]