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Timelapse film of Blue Ridge Mountains by Smith Woosley

Greensboro-based photographer Smith Woosley recently shared a timelapse video that features scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The film, he says, “is my attempt at capturing the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Locations photographed include Mount Mitchell, Linville Falls, Lakes Powhatan and Tahoma, the city of Asheville, and several sections […]

TEAM SPIRIT: Dr. Perry Stamatiades of Zoe Dental Care and volunteers celebrate providing $29,000 worth of free dental care to 86 patients.

Dentistry from the Heart offered free dental care April 25

For the last two years, Dr. Perry Stamatiades with Zöe Dental Care has sponsored Dentistry from the Heart events that provide patients with free dental care. The event, scheduled on Saturday, April 25, was for those who may not be able to pay for dental care, he says. “This event is about the community, and we want to give back. To have a […]

YOUNG GUN: Chris Hathcock, co-executive chef of Gan Shan Station, was named a semifinalist for the 2015 Eater Young Guns.

Gan Shan Station’s Chris Hathcock gets national nod from Eater

It’s starting to become a common occurrence: Another week, another excellent Asheville chef sees national recognition. This time it’s Gan Shan Station’s Chris Hathcock‘s turn, receiving a nomination for Eater’s Young Guns of 2015. With over 50 nominees from across the United States, Hathcock slips in at number 13 and is the only chef from North […]

WELL-TRAVELED: “Balancing between traditional Tuareg and Western music is something that is just natural for me because that is what I grew up on as a musician," says Omara Moctar, aka Tuareg musician Bombino. Photo by Jacob Bombersback

Sound values: How LEAF’s eclectic lineup defines the festival’s ethos

The 2015 lineup for LEAF, which prides itself on its globally conscious reach, is unsurprisingly excellent. Topping the bills each night are acts that range from soul revival firebrand Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires to Australian world-roots act Xavier Rudd & the United Nations, demonstrating the festival’s knack for mixing quality bedrock American music with an eclectic range of styles that span the Earth.

COUNTY LANDS: Following the March 17 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners retreat, word spread that the county may consider lifting restrictions on mobile homes in R-1 and R-2 districts. Graphic by Anna Whitley & Kyle Kirkpatrick

Boon or bane: Buncombe residents speak out against manufactur­ed housing

A steady stream of Buncombe County residents queued up April 7 to voice opposition to loosening restrictions on mobile homes. The concern stemmed from local media reports that the county may consider allowing manufactured housing in all residential districts, prompting discussion on whether mobile homes are actually affordable.