State data show that the gap in academic achievement between white and black students in the Asheville City Schools is the largest in North Carolina. The district is launching a new initiative to address the persistent problem — but only time will tell whether this effort will succeed where so many have failed to show results.
This year’s showcase takes place at The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 25, at 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Twin Leaf releases bottles of its first barrel-aged wild beer, Oskar Blues and Barley’s celebrate Cigar City’s new statewide presence and more.
Press release from Pardee Hospital: Pardee UNC Health Care announced today that its Comprehensive Wound Healing Center has been recognized for the fifth consecutive year with the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which was given to Pardee because it has met the Center of Distinction quality standards for Healogics. The center […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with Asheville GreenWorks, has launched a new initiative to plant trees at all seventy-four city owned recreation facilities over the course of the next three years. The initiative is aimed at celebrating how trees enhance our environment and our […]
Press release: The Penland Gallery will open its 2017 exhibition season with an exhibition of pieces by thirty-two artists working in many different styles and materials. What these artists have in common is that they are alumni of the Penland Core Fellowship or the Penland Resident Artist Program, and they are all featured in Inspired, […]
Post-rock, Americana-flavored rock ‘n’ roll, primal rock and hip-hop are on the menu this time around.
In 2016, 42 students enrolled in the GO Kitchen Ready program, and 79 percent of them graduated. Of those students, 72 percent were employed within three months of graduation, the majority within the culinary/hospitality industry.
Press release: Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Guide Training at A-B Tech In response to the growing whitewater rafting and zipline industry, A-B Tech Community College is offering courses to train guides for these popular area tourist attractions. Whitewater Rafting Guide training will focus on the fundamentals and skills needed. Learn to read whitewater, use river […]
As plans move ahead for the Interstate 26 Connector project through Asheville, community members look back to reflect on the profound impact major road construction projects have had on the region.
A couple of traveling, storytelling troubadours, a regional jazz collective and some Irish music just in time for St. Patrick’s Day — those are the topics of this installment.
Regenerative farming methods that use cover crops and other techniques to build soil fertility and boost the resilience of crops to stresses like drought are taking root in North Carolina. Gabe Brown and Russell Hedrick are among the pioneers in these techniques who will be speaking in WNC in connection with the Organic Growers School’s spring conference and related events.
With its ever-changing menu, The Remingtin Room will allow the chefs at Buxton Hall Barbecue to cut loose on Friday and Saturday nights. Also this week, Gan Shan Station announces plans for a new West Asheville location, Hickory Nut Gap Farm schedules spring events and more.
Press release: April 30 marks opening day and a new chapter for Asheville Flea For Y’all. We are pleased to announce the new locations of ASHEVILLE OUTLETS and PISGAH BREWING and a partnership with OpenDoors of Asheville nonprofit for the 2017 season. Asheville Outlets will be our home on the Last Sunday of each month […]
Pack Library’s Legends of Music film series focuses on Miles Davis, Mechanical Eye and Asheville Darkroom lead a workshop on Chemigrams and more.
In Western North Carolina and across the country, labor unions seem to be a dying breed these days, and many local residents don’t seem overly concerned about it. Yet WNC’s complex history of unionization stretches back to the late 19th century. From high-profile labor disputes and the emergence of “right to work” laws to the […]
Press release: Souvenir: March 15 – April 2, 2017 ASHEVILLE, NC — North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) is pleased to present Souvenir by Stephen Temperley from March 15, 2017 through April 2, 2017. Based on the true story of Francis Foster Jenkins, a wealthy New York socialite with a famously uncertain sense of pitch […]
Catholic Hill School — Asheville’s first school building constructed to serve the African-American community — was built in 1892. The three-story brick building held classes for students in the first through ninth grades. On Friday, Nov. 16, 1917, the school’s furnace malfunctioned. Fire consumed the building, and seven students perished in the flames. In 1923, Stephens-Lee […]
Press release from Warren Wilson College: Warren Wilson College philosophy professor John Casey lost his battle with cancer Friday. His death was announced to the campus by email within hours. By 4 p.m., retired and current staff and faculty members, students, alumni and community members gathered at Morris’ Community Pavilion to remember the beloved teacher. […]
Press release from Nightgeist Media: ContinuuCon, the Second International Haken Continuum Conference, will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8–10, 2017. The festival’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard. Scheduled presenters […]
Press release: ContinuuCon, the Second International Haken Continuum Conference, will take place in Asheville, North Carolina, on June 8–10, 2017. The festival’s organizers are issuing a Call for Presentations to anyone interested in presenting a program, staging a workshop, or giving a demonstration directly related to the Haken Continuum Fingerboard. Scheduled presenters include Lippold Haken, […]