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UNCA’s Center for Diversity Education to host civil rights photography exhibit and related events

James Baker was a photographer working with Washington State University’s Division of Industrial Research when he was sent to Selma, Alabama to cover the third civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery organized by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965. Baker captured rare images of the civil […]

Arts Council of Henderson County awards more than $12,000 to local arts programs

From the Arts Council of Henderson County Press Release The Arts Council of Henderson County has awarded $12,739 in Grassroots funding to nine local organizations. The North Carolina Arts Council Grassroots Arts Program is designed to support nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to promote and develop diverse cultural arts programming. The community panel evaluated 11 […]

OLLI at UNC Asheville to host ‘Policing and Minority Communities’ discussion

Press Release University of North Carolina Asheville Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and Asheville Deputy Police Chief Wade Wood will present Policing and Minority Communities at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 in UNC Asheville’s Reuter Center. This lecture and discussion comes in the wake of months of protest and unrest across the United States […]

NC students may apply for Golden Leaf Scholarship, $12,000 grants

The Golden Leaf Scholarship Program, offered by the Golden Leaf Foundation, provides 215 grants each valued at $12,000 to North Carolina high school seniors who will be entering as freshmen into eligible 4-year colleges and universities. The program is also available to community college transfer students entering eligible 4-year colleges and universities. Students may apply […]


Downton Abbey costumes to be displayed at Biltmore House

From Exhibits Development Group (EDG) Press Release Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times makes its world premiere at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, February 5, 2015. The exhibition will be on display in the historic rooms of Biltmore House. Highlighting the fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the […]

Concordia Choir to visit Asheville with stop at Central United Methodist Church

From The Concordia Choir Press Release The Concordia Choir from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., will present a concert in Asheville, N.C., at 4:00 PM, Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Central United Methodist Church, 27 Church Street, Asheville, N.C. Tickets; $20 Adults; $5 Students (K-Univ.); $15 for Group Tickets (10 or more); Available online at, […]

Historical Association present outstanding achievement award to Gordon McKinney

From the Asheville History Center Press Release Dr. Gordon B. McKinney has been selected winner of the 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA). Since 1954 WNCHA has presented this annual award to recognize the significant contributions of both individuals and organizations in preserving and promoting the history of the […]

Asheville Darkroom announces workshops for February

The Asheville Darkroom is a nonprofit, membership-based education facility located in the Phil Mechanic Building in the River Arts District. Register for workshops here. From The Asheville Darkroom Creative Darkroom Manipulation Instructor: Bridget Conn Workshop fee: $80 Adults and Teens: Saturday January 31, 10am-5pm Learn the techniques involved in making creative darkroom manipulations to images […]

UNC Asheville professors Dwight Mullen (left) and Darin Waters (right) were the featured speakers at Kenilworth's Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. Photo by Carrie Eidson

Kenilworth honors King’s legacy with discussion of civil rights and modern racism

The event centered around a discussion of the “History of Civil Rights in WNC and the Current State of Racism Affecting Black Asheville,” and featured speeches by Darin Waters and Dwight Mullen, professors at UNC Asheville. Marvin Chambers, a founding member of the Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality and a leader in North Carolina’s civil rights movement, served as moderator for the discussion.


ASAP to hold Business of Farming Conference, Feb. 14.

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project announces their annual Business of Farming Conference will be held Saturday, Feb. 14, at UNC Asheville. Registration is $75 with discounts offered for multiple farm registrants. Pre-conference workshops will also be offered on Friday, Feb. 13. Registration for the Friday afternoon sessions is $30 per person. Check out this video to […]


UNCA to hold ‘Food and Social Justice’ forum, Jan. 20

From University of North Carolina Asheville Press Release Erika Allen, who focuses on community-based transformation through the food system, will present a discussion, Food and Social Justice, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 in UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, in the Grotto. This event, a Social Justice Coffee Hour presentation by the university’s Key […]

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Herbiary to hold Asheville store’s first ‘learning series’ this month

The Herbiary held its first class in its recently opened Asheville store on Jan. 11. The herbal apothecary and natural remedy store opened on Saturday, November 1, 2014. More classes are planned for the rest of the year, and course descriptions for January are below. For more information visit their website at From The Herbiary […]