Doc Watson, MerleFest Radio Hour

WNCW partners with MerleFest to present ‘MerleFest Radio Hour’

WNCW has partnered with MerleFest to present a weekly segement called ‘MerleFest Radio Hour.’ The program will offer festival news and behind-the-scenes peeks along with live performances, album tracks and interviews with artists who have played at the annual Wilkesboro festival. “The purpose of the MerleFest Radio Hour,” WNCW’s website reads, “is to promote the […]

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Local attorney Sheila Lambert inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame

On Thursday, June 18, local attorney Sheila M Lambert was inducted into the North Carolina Bar Association General Practice Hall of Fame, making her the first WNC woman to achieve that title, according to her news release. The distinction recognizes “a lifetime of exemplary service and high ethical and professional standards as a general practitioner […]

Image of Jeff Frisbee and Joe Scully courtesy of Addison Farm Vineyards

Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard team up for ‘local wine dining experience,’ Aug. 13

On Thursday, August 13, Chestnut and Addison Farms Vineyard will present a five-course “local wine dining experience” in anticipation of the Asheville Wine and Food Festival. The dinner features a menu by Chestnut owner and chef Joe Scully and chef Joe Mitchell plus five wines from Addison Farms. Here is the full release, including a […]

Deceased Bursnville musician Lesley Riddle to be honored with highway marker

Lesley Riddle, an African American musician born in Burnsville in 1905, will be recognized with a N.C. Highway Historical Marker that will be dedicated at RiddleFest July 3, 8:30 p.m., at the Mountain Heritage Center in Burnsville. Subsequently, the marker will be placed on U.S. Highway 19 near Main Street in Burnsville. Riddle was an […]

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Tickets on sale for ninth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Aug. 12-15

Tickets are on sale now for the ninth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, which “spotlights more than 50 of the nation’s funniest and freshest comics in the industry today,” according to organizers. The non-competitive festival, which Paste Magazine calls a must-see comedy event, spans four days and multiple venues, taking place Aug. 12-15. […]

With about 10,000 members, private club Broadway's has become a downtown staple best known for its eclectic programming (from live bands to '80s-themed parties, karaoke and trivia) and an obsession with PBR. Memorabilia lines the bar's walls inside and out, along with red and blue paint to match the beer's logo. Photo of owner Ted Warner and his Captain Frederick Pabst mural by Kat McReynolds

Ted Warner, former Broadway’s owner and local nightlife influentia­l, exits the business

Warner finalized the sale of his Lexington Ave. bar to husband and wife team Khio and Mindy Dinh of Morganton after a serious heath scare cemented his decision to exit the industry. Although he’s divesting his involvement, Warner’s legacy in the local club scene remains significant.

Hank West and the Smokin' Hots

Hank West and the Smokin’ Hots play fundraiser concert at Aloft’s rooftop venue, June 28

Downtown Asheville’s Aloft hotel recently launched a rooftop live music series called Live@Aloft to benefit local nonprofits. The next performance — the second of six planned concerts — is on Sunday, June 28, from 4-8 p.m., and features sharp-dressed retro jazz outfit Hank West and the Smokin’ Hots of Asheville, who recently released their album […]

100 ‘free Schlotzsky’s for a year’ passes up for grabs at the chain’s new Arden location, June 25

Sandwich chain Schlotzsky’s is opening a new location at 377 Long Shoals Road in Arden. The official grand opening, including ample giveaways, is Thursday, July 2, but anticipatory celebrations are also planned for Thursday, June 25, at 10 a.m.. Most notably, the eatery is giving out 100 “free Schlotzsky’s for a year” passes to the […]

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MetroWines to host live music set by Nikki Calloway with free beer and wine tasting, July 24

New Orleans-inspired local singer and guitarist Nikki Calloway will play a set at MetroWines on Friday, July 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., to accompany a beer and wine tasting. The event is free. Free parking is available at the shop at 169 Charlotte Street. Visit for more information. Here is a video of […]