Asheville-based National Guard unit heads to Iraq

The tiny circles of family, friends and uniformed men and women that dotted the Trinity Baptist Church fellowship hall formed around the surge of emotion that comes with saying goodbye to loved ones going off to war. Citizen-soldiers: The Asheville-based 105th Military Police Battalion, a unit of the N.C. Army National Guard, is being deployed […]

Couple plans black-box theater for downtown building

A 115-year-old building in downtown Asheville will soon be home to the Altamont Theatre. Theater lovers: Brian Lee and Tiffany Hampton Lee plan to stage professional musical-theater productions in a downtown Asheville building that's undergoing a $2 million, "green" renovation. Photo by Jason Sandford Owners Brian and Tiffany Hampton Lee plan to stage professional musical-theater […]