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Air quality forecast for Tuesday, May 5th: Yellow (Moderate)

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion.   WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Tuesday, 05/05/2015 Last Updated: 05/04/2015 02:46 […]

Stoney Creek Boys with Loretta Freeman of Appalachian Mountaineer Cloggers. Photo by Wendy Olsen.

Dates announced for this year’s Shindig on the Green and Mountain Dance and Folk Festival

For those of you who are already planning your summer activities, good news! Asheville’s Folk Heritage Committee has just announced the dates to two long-standing mountain summer events: the 49th season of Shindig on the Green and the 88th Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival. Kicking off on Saturday, June 27, Shindig on the Green — a free […]

Timothy Sadler speaks with Asheville mayor Esther Manheimer at a City Council meeting.

Hemp History Week on the horizon

Last year City Council made it official when Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer proclaimed June 2-8, 2014, as Hemp History Week (see our story, “Hemp History Week seeks to alter your perceptions”). This year the 6th annual celebration will take place from June 1-7, with a second proclamation from the city planned. “We’re hoping this year will […]

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New book details history of burley tobacco in WNC and east Tennessee

Burley tobacco revolutionized the industry in east Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Agricultural experts Billy Yeargin and Christopher Bickers take a nostalgic look at the historic rise of burley tobacco and its gradual decline in A History of Burley Tobacco in East Tennessee & Western North Carolina, published by The History Press. What started from two […]

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Asheville retro camper rentals opens for business

TC Retro Rentals, opening in May, is ready to rent vintage campers for festivals, weddings, weekend getaways and temporary mini-guest housing for out-of-town friends. The company, operated by Tom and Charlene Pagano, will deliver rental units to customers within 30 miles of Asheville. However, the rentals are not available for customers to tow themselves. “We […]

UNC Asheville, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians sign agreement

UNC Asheville and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Sign Agreement Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will have new opportunities to attend UNC Asheville as part of an instructional credit agreement that was signed today on the university’s campus in both English and Kituwah Cherokee syllabary. With members of the campus and […]

Ashevillean selected by American Industrial Hygiene Association as a 2015 distinguished lecturer

Local resident Don Linville was selected, along with a dozen other individuals, by the American Industrial Hygiene Association as a 2015 distinguished lecturer. Here is the full release from the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health: The Center for Toxicology and Environment Health (CTEH) today announced that Don Linville, CIH,FAIHA of Asheville, its Mid-Atlantic regional […]

Articulture showcases artistic work in farm settings, schedules inaugural Art and Farm tour for May 31

“Our ultimate goal is to create a small working farm dedicated completely to the arts,” reads Articulture’s website. “We plan to offer homegrown art supplies such as gourds, wool, eggshells, feather, beeswax, mohair, dyes, etc. as well as be a venue for art workshops, performances and exhibits.” In working toward that goal, the newly launched […]

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Wicked Weed’s Funk Asheville event to benefit Pints for Prostates

Funk Asheville festival  — “a gathering of sour and wild ales from across the country featuring, both well established and up-and-coming breweries that are paving the sour and wild path for craft beer,” according to organizers — takes place at Wicked Weed’s Candler-based production facility (the wooded, outdoor space) on Saturday, July 18, at 7 […]

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The Funky Meters to play Pisgah Brewing with a portion of ticket sales to benefit local nonprofits

The Funky Meters, born during a spontaneous jam session at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 1989, will play a show at Pisgah Brewing’s outdoor stage on Saturday, May 16. Earphunk and George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners will also perform at the “festival-like daylong event.” Tickets are $27 in advanced and $32 day […]

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