The Asheville Lyric Opera announces three performances of West Side Story at the Diana Wortham Theatre on April 24, 25 and 26. The shows will use orchestral accompaniment with no amplification. More from the Asheville Lyric Opera: Asheville Lyric Opera is excited to welcome the cast of West Side Story. This emotional drama of forbidden love and […]
On Friday, Feb. 27, downtown Asheville’s The Venue, 21 N. Market St., will host Color Me Goodwill, a fashion show based on thrifted finds, talented designers and bright colors. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $15, including one drink, plus snacks and appetizers. More below or from the event’s Facebook page: What color […]
Two full days after two individuals were shot in Biltmore Village, suspect Bryant DeAngelo Sanders surrendered to authorities. Sanders, 21, allegedly shot two individuals, ages 20 and 21, around 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 23. The victims were in their car at the time of the crime. The shooting occurred outside Chico’s clothing store off Sweeten Creek Road.
Don’t put away your coats just yet, Western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has once again issued a winter storm warning and a hazardous weather outlook for our region — predicting up to 5 inches of snow in Greater Asheville and up to 8 inches to our west and south.
Monday, March 2 marks the final day of Firestorm Books & Coffee’s Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign. As of the morning of Feb. 25, the collective had raised $11,554 of its $13,000 goal. For its new space at 610 Haywood Road, the workers’ cooperative plans to use money raised from the campaign to fund the purchase of equipment […]
A press conference originally scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25, on corporate personhood and the money spent on campaign contributions has been rescheduled until further notice. The conference was to be held in Press Room of the Legislative Building on W. Jones Street in Raleigh. The 28th Amendment to the Constitution would reverse the Supreme Court’s […]
From Western Carolina University: CULLOWHEE – Base Camp Cullowhee, Western Carolina University’s outdoor programming organization, will launch a speaker series focused on outdoor adventure with a Tuesday, March 3, presentation featuring Mark Singleton, executive director of American Whitewater. The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the theater of WCU’s A.K. Hinds University Center. It […]
The Environmental Quality Institute launches an interactive map of water quality readings in Western North Carolina and seeks volunteers for its bi-yearly biological analysis of local streams and rivers.
Update: On Friday, Feb. 20, the Associated Press reported that Duke Energy, the nation’s largest power company, has been charged with criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at five North Carolina power plants, including the plant in Asheville. The AP reports that the charges are felony violations, while the News & Observer in Raleigh reports the power company […]
Earlier today, “Ashvegas” reported that the Slide the City slip-and-slide event is canceled, but organizers say they are doing everything they can to comply with North Carolina public pool regulations.
“There is absolutely no validity to this whatsoever,” the sheriff states. “If somebody calls you and tries to collect money, [saying they’re] from any government entity at the threat of arrest — [know] that [neither] the IRS nor the Sheriff’s Office call and give you an opportunity to pay … any kind of fee or fine that would result in you being arrested.”
Since its initial construction in 1937, 15,524 people are said to have completed the thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail — “2,000-milers,” they’re called. Inspiration behind embarking on such a physically and mentally challenging journey varies from person to person, but deep down it satiates core human needs for renewal and a reconnection with nature.
National Public Radio’s program All Things Considered ran a piece that centered on former Mission Hospital nurse Terry Cawthorne, part of the program’s investigative series “Injured Nurses,” which intends to expose how hospitals fail to protect nursing staff from injury.
Cawthorne’s story, “Hospital To Nurses: Your Injuries Are Not Our Problem,” is the third in a series of stories about the dangers of nursing, which runs throughout the month of February.
Carolina Public Press is at it again, continuing to foster a more well-informed region, with its newest initiative. Open WNC, which Executive Director Angie Newsome says she hopes to launch in July, aims to give readers and citizens of Western Carolina easy access to public documents, data and records.
Whereas cloud computing is more commonly used to back up data for companies or individuals, Next City, a nonprofit and quarterly magazine based in Philadelphia, credits Asheville as being one of the first cities to use a cloud-based data recovery system — and this kind of forward-thinking is winning our city (and our CIO) awards for its use of this innovation.
The Associated Press reports that Duke Energy officials have said the company expects to settle the federal criminal investigation, following last year’s coal ash spill in North Carolina, for $100 million.
By this time, it’s not news to any of you that we’re in the middle of some arctic weather. However, WLOS reports that we could be seeing the lowest wind chill temperatures in decades. More from WLOS: The arctic chill returns tonight. Low air temperatures will drop below zero with wind chills from -15 to […]
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino and Hotel, still under construction, will have space for 800 new employees at the remodeled facility — and on March 16, the casino resort will host a job fair looking for candidates. More from Harrah’s: As Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel continues with construction, recruiters are kicking off a […]
From Altamont Theatre co-owner Sam Katz: The Altamont Theatre, a gorgeous event space and listening room in downtown Asheville, has been re-opened and is busier than ever! Three new partners have taken over the briefly closed venue as of January 1st of this year. Sam Katz, a local music promoter, Richard Barrett, The Altamont’s front […]
Announcement from Pisgah Brewing: BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC – Pisgah Brewing Company stands out as a leader in the craft scene of WNC, as its flagship Pisgah Pale Ale has been unofficially considered one of the most recognized beers of the region. 2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of serving craft brews in Asheville and WNC for […]
As grey skies turned to snow, snow turned to sleet, and sleet turned to ice pellets clinking across the windows of Western Carolinians, residents across the region turned to social media to document the ice storm that left many Ashevilleans housebound this morning, Tuesday, Feb. 17.
A layer of ice began to build up on the streets by mid-day Monday, leaving both pedestrians and drivers skidding along the sidewalks and streets. Over night, about 1,200 North Ashevilleans experienced power flickers and outages after heavy ice damaged Duke Energy equipment.