The three players of Haas Kowert Tice met at various music festivals as college students and found they liked jamming and hanging out. The friendship endured even as they moved in various directions careerwise. Bassist Paul Kowert now plays with The Punch Brothers, fiddler Brittany Haas with Crooked Still and guitarist Jordan Tice with Tony Trischka. Reconvening in Nashville, and sharing equally in the creation of new material, “everything comes off of our individual instruments more,” says Tice.
The exhibit by mother-and-son artists Cher Shaffer and Gabriel Shaffer runs through Sunday, July 12 at The Satellite Gallery, with an opening on Friday, June 5, 7-9 p.m.
Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Johnny Morris is hiking for a cause. The 23-year-old Asheville native seeks to increase awareness of dementia and raise funds for MemoryCare, a local nonprofit founded by his mother, Dr. Margaret Noel.
“If you suffer from claustrophobia you should know that your body will be enclosed in a rubbery orb from around your thigh to over your head,” says one of the cautions for Bubble Soccer. The sport comes to Asheville this summer with a league forming on Friday July 17 and a free demo day scheduled for Friday, July 10.
“I urge all those attending the June 6 rededication to see it as the time to reconsider this person and time period, in part, as cultural artifacts. Rather than focusing only on honor and glory, I implore speakers and audience members alike to face history’s shadow side, and our own, to address this complex story in a way that embraces all the impacts.”
Local company Regional Recycling Solutions has big plans to open a recycling center, using “green” European technology, on Pond Road near Enka. But residents and members of the community take serious issue with not only the facility being built in their backyards but the consequences that truck-traffic on the winding roads could bring. A public hearing for the facility will be held on July 8 at noon, 30 Valley St., in Asheville.
“Western North Carolina is home to the native brook trout. Recently, the brook trout population has drastically declined.”
Since the 1950s, multitudes of Appalachian-native hemlocks have been sucked dry by an invasive, non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. But in the last 15 years, entomologists have discovered, captured and released a beetle, native to the Pacific Northwest, that may be the key to the hemlocks’ survival.
Hundreds of residents draw their drinking and cooking water from wells that lie within 1,000 feet of Duke Energy’s 32 coal-ash ponds in North Carolina. Nearly a dozen of them wells are located in Buncombe County.
At what was probably the shortest Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting in recent memory, the commissioners unanimously approved an economic development project and a rezoning request and held a public hearing for the 2016 budget.
The Growlers perform in support of its 2014 album, Chinese Fountain, at New Mountain on Wednesday, June 10 with opening acts Broncho and The Nude Party.
In her landmark 1955 book, The French Broad, Asheville author Wilma Dykeman said the river was “above all, a region of life, with all the richness and paradox of life.” She described a watershed rich in flora and fauna, ranging from the “fertile fields and gentle fall” through Transylvania and Henderson counties to the sudden “plunge between steep mountains” around Asheville, “strewn with jagged boulders.”
On the homepage of its website, millsgaprealfacts.com, CTS — the company which owned and operated an electroplating operation on Mills Gap Road from 1959-1986 — says it’s “committed to effectively, efficiently and ethically addressing the site conditions at the property known as the Mills Gap Road Site or the CTS of Asheville site.”
Fonta Flora Brewery’s Todd Boera has made it his mission to brew with local ingredients. He’s one of the biggest advocates for using Riverbend Malt House’s barley, wheat and rye. He also forages for special additions to his beers. So it’s not surprising that the brewery’s festival, State of Origin, shares the same theme.
Stopping food waste, easing hunger in our communities and protecting our natural resources — these are the goals that the 3rd Annual Franny’s Farm Fest aims to benefit this weekend by supporting the missions of Food Connection and WildSouth.
Concerned parents and elected officials met and voiced spirited opposition to Duke Energy’s planned substation on Hill Street, next to Isaac Dickson Elementary school — and a letter was read aloud from a Duke Energy official indicating the power company had opted to put the substation on the back burner.
Find storytelling classes, performances, workshops, gatherings and retreats in and around Western North Carolina.
Storytellers, an exhibition at upstairs [artspace] in Tryon, features narrative paintings by Arden B. Cone, Margaret Curtis, Dawn Hunter and Anna Jensen.