Deceased Burnsville 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 […]

Montford Park Players opens Twelfth Night, July 10

Montford Park Players stages Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, July 10-Aug. 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. Press release from MPP: The Montford Park Players, North Carolina’s longest running Shakespeare Festival, opens Twelfth Night July 10 through August 1 at the Hazel Robinson Amphitheatre. With a manic energy plus a romantic soul, William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night promises […]

Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns July 11

Storytelling series Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch returns to Diana Wortham Theatre for a sixth season. The first show takes place on Saturday, July 11. Press release from event organizer: The sixth season of Stories on Asheville’s Front Porch at the Diana Wortham Theater is fast approaching. Here is the schedule. This years theme, “Every […]

A bicycle ride or a race? Gran Fondo Asheville is little bit of both

August 30, Borg Warner Turbo Systems and Duke Energy will present the bicycle ride/race, Gran Fondo Asheville, as a part of the Gran Fondo National Championship Series. The ride begins in downtown Pack Square and then quickly transitions to winding roads in pastoral countryside and up to mountain ridge vistas. The ride is designed for cyclists […]

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