In this opinion column, UNC-TV host D.G. Martin writes that Sen. Martin Nesbitt stayed true to his populist roots.
In a statement, the AC Entertainment team announces that it will put the electronic music festival on hold. Photo by Nick King.
Charleston-based duo Shovels & Rope and New Orleans’s Hurray for the Riff Raff played a sold out show, March 7, at the Orange Peel.
On a recent Thursday night in a downtown Asheville church, a group of residents gathered to discuss “Coming Out of the Shadows” — what it’s like to be a “Dreamer’ one of the estimated 1.7 million youth who grew up here but were brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents.
The Armstrong Lie chronicles cyclist Lance Armstrong’s highly publicized fall from grace in one of the greatest deceptions in sports history. The Mars Hill Cycling team will screen the documentary at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., on Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales help the Mars Hill University cycling team travel to the national championships this spring.
Local dance instructor Lisa Zahiya and bellydancer Zoe Jakes, of Beats Antique, collaborate on a show. Performances on Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20.
Several Buncombe County Commissioners are facing challengers in the May 6 primary election. Here’s a basic rundown of the candidates and the races, broken down by district.
A crew of 60 men from Iredell County’s Union Grove Amish Church spent three days this week constructing a new workshop and equipment shed at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview. Click through to view a time-lapse video of the build.
This twice-monthly blog spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note with plenty of lead time to make plans.
Late last month, Asheville City Council passed the Haywood Road Vision Plan, a years-long effort by community members and city staff to outline the future of the corridor. It’s not a one-time event either: Such plans for different areas of the city are a main way city leaders hope to shape the Asheville of tomorrow, and it’s a plan they want to extend to more neighborhoods. Sometimes, however, these plans can also prove controversial.
Do you think a tailgate market would be a great addition to your neighborhood? Starting a market may be no easy undertaking.
The Organic Growers School will be holding its 21st annual Spring Conference this weekend March 8 and 9 at UNC Asheville.
A celebration of locally grown food and neighborhood relationships, the Oakley Farmers Market and the adjacent Oakley Community Garden are giving a much-needed boost to a predominantly low-wealth community that the U.S. Department of Agriculture considers a food desert. But what brought them all together was as simple as a sign.
This past Ash Wednesday, Episcopal priests and clergy left their churches and convened on the streets of downtown Asheville, West Asheville and at the High Smith Student Union at UNCA to offer passers-by an ashen cross on their forehead, a traditional rite of Ash Wednesday.
“Just Looking: New Portrait Street Photography,” an exhibition of works by Asheville photographer Anthony Bellemare, is on view at PUSH Gallery through April 14. The opening reception is today — Friday, March 7, from 7-10 p.m. Image courtesy of the artist.
This weekend’s featured activities include a St. Paddy’s Day party of song and fun, a classical music masters concert and a West African drum class in Black Mountain.
The North Carolina Press Association recently honored Mountain Xpress with four state awards for outstanding ad design.
Asheville’s culinary scene is about to catch fire. Chef Anthony Cerrato of Strada Italiano will go head to head on March 10 against Chef Samuel Ratchford of Boone’s Vidalia Restaurant and Wine Bar to kick off this year’s round of Western North Carolina Fire on the Rock Competition Dining Series battles.
State Senator Martin Nesbitt, the minority leader and longtime Democratic legislator from Asheville, died yesterday at age 67.
Gold Light, fronted by musician and filmmaker Joe Chang, recently released video for the song “True Love Never Dies.” Click through to watch it; see the band live at The Mothlight on Sunday, March 9.