Firefighting has played a big role in Brian Lawrence’s life. His father was a firefighter and he grew up around the firehouse outside Decatur, Illinois. His fascination with firefighting followed him through his teen years, through college and into his current role as an engineer with the Asheville Fire Department. Lawrence’s keen interest in history complements […]
This week, national and local journalists took a closer look at Aug. 6 news that media company Gannett — owner of the Asheville Citizen-Times — is restructuring for what it is calling the “newsroom of the future.” At the company’s Asheville publication, the changes mean that about a half-dozen staffers will likely lose their jobs, while […]
A newly completed $6.2 million renovation has brought the Montreat Conference Center’s historic Assembly Inn into the 21st century. A June 29 rededication ceremony will celebrate the completion of the work. The directors of the Mountain Retreat Association, which manages the 85-year-old hostelry, say they wanted an update that no one would notice. “The inn is the postcard picture every visitor […]
Last evening, June 9, the city of Asheville released the news: Judge Howard Manning has ruled that North Carolina legislators’ move to take over the local water system violates the state constitution. “The Water Act,” he ruled, “is not a valid exercise of the sovereign power of the legislative branch.” Kirk Ross, with Carolina Public […]
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By Stephanie Carroll Carson Courtesy of North Carolina News Service DANBURY, N.C. – It took about two months for more than 39,000 tons of coal ash to leak into the Dan River from Duke Energy’s retired coal-fired power plant, but cleanup is expected to take much longer than that. The hold-up goes beyond the large […]
West Asheville has maintained an identity so distinctive that visitors frequently ask if it’s really part of Asheville. That’s not surprising, considering the area’s history. (images courtesy of the N.C. Collection, Pack Memorial Library, Asheville)
Comedian Noah Gardenschwartz performs Sunday at Pulp.
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.
This weekend’s featured activities include chamber music in Asheville and a tribute to the Beatles by Ryan Guerra in Flat Rock – and activities for kids at Western Carolina University.
This weekend in Asheville is all about registration for adult kickball, the Bee My Local Honey indoor flea market in Mill Spring and an ecology hike.
This weekend in Asheville is all about a polar plunge benefit and cleaning up and celebrating city parks.
This weekend is all about honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., “The Science of Music and Sound” and rescuing area huskies.