Members of the Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society (WCARS) brought their radios to the 2012 Scout Show to participate in a global scouting event called Jamboree on the Air. JOTA introduces Boy Scouts to the amateur radio service by providing scouts with the opportunity to talk around the world under guidance from licensed operators.
One of the national press photogs turned to another and said, “I just feel like there’s so much hate everywhere we go.” At first I thought they meant that the Secret Service was being too brusque, but as they kept talking, I realized they meant that they feel this hate as they travel around the country with Mitt Romney.
North Carolina governor Bev Perdue toured the facilities of Asheville’s Highland Brewing Company and Troy & Sons Distillers Friday, meeting with the companies’ owners and sampling their products.
Participants in the Occupy Asheville movement marked the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City.
Dozens of women bared their breasts in Pack Square Sunday afternoon, ostensibly in a show of support for what the rally’s organizer calls their constitutional right to appear topless in public.
This year’s Boobers will surely ratchet up the prurience, mostly for the benefit of the Anti-Boobers, who have a very misguided plan to photograph the acts they consider vile. So unlike most public rallies, in which photographers try to remain uninvolved, this event will illustrate the power of photography to alter—or reinforce—the behaviorr of the subject.
Local notables and members of the media were treated to a special insider’s look at the Moog factory this week, participating in guided tours in the Asheville-based music manufacturer facility on Broadway Street.
The bridge has always been a symbol to me, a giant structure imposed over the river. It’s everything our society is, wants to be, and takes for granted. We barely think about it, but it makes our lifestyle possible, and it might kill us in the end.
The Environmental and Conservation Organization’s fifth annual Green Home Tour showcased five Asheville and Hendersonville homes with energy-efficient features.
The organizer of next weekend’s Go Topless rally walked downtown with two topless women Friday afternoon, Aug. 17. Jeff Johnson, of Huntsville, Alabama, appeared on the street with women who identified themselves only by their first names, Lacey and Carrie.
Hiawassee Street was closed Friday morning as crews worked to install the much-anticipated US Cellular sign on the building formerly known as the Asheville Civic Center.
Every Friday evening, as long as the weather is fair, auto enthusiasts gather at Sonic Drive-in on Patton Avenue to show off their classic wheels and muscle cars.
The night before the festival, when the roads are closed, Asheville becomes a ghost-town. The streets are silent and populated only with eerie tents and unlit signs. The only people moving about are city staff, the occasional vagrant, and grumpy photographers who don’t like getting up before dawn.
After a large-scale protest in February, Greenpeace activists returned to Arden’s Progress Energy plant on Lake Julian this morning, hovering over the coal-fired structure in a large blimp.
Street preachers, tourists, cops, kids, hippies, cooks, shoppers, musicians, and weirdos … and it’s only the first day.
Downtown Asheville bustled with activity Thursday evening as vendors and staff prepared for Bele Chere, setting up tents and tables and giving directions. Though the festival officially starts tomorrow, enthusiastic sightseers already roamed the closed streets, dodging the occasional Bele Chere staffer in a golf cart or local commuter on a bicycle.
Crowds packed Asheville’s US Cellular Center Thursday as the 65th annual Southern Highlands Craft Fair opened. Over 200 exhibitors manned booths to display their crafts, including pottery, beadwork, blacksmithing, woodcarving, and sculpture.
Among these colorful folks were a couple of shirtless guys wearing bandannas over their faces. One of them quickly sought me out to tell me that I couldn’t take his picture. Those were his words, exactly: “You can’t take my picture.”
Dozens of runners—both men and women—from the Asheville Track Club took to their heels Tuesday wearing stylish red dresses in support of women’s health, particularly cardiovascular issues. The group undertook the 25-minute run at Carrier Park. Press release follows photos. MEDIA ADVISORY / PHOTO OP: MEN JOIN WOMEN IN WEARING RED DRESSES FOR ANNUAL ‘RED […]
The city of Asheville marked Independence Day with a half-hour fireworks display that drew cheers from downtown crowds.
Canton tech shop @Home Computers held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the beginning of its off-grid operation on solar power. The Main Street store is energized solely through its rooftop array of sixteen solar panels, according to owner Rob Worth.