With bagpipes blaring and smoke clouding the battlefield, Team Red fought valiantly against Team Blue as children and adults alike kicked off the summer at the third annual Battle of the Bywater water balloon fight.
Nearly 150 years after the end of the Civil War, one of the era’s most important historical documents was displayed in Western North Carolina for the first time ever.
On the heels of Fox and Beggar Theater’s successful run of Animalia, the local multi-media theater group decided to take the show on a Southeastern tour sponsored through a fundraising gala.
Window cleaners at Mission Health dressed as the super heroes Iron Man, Spider Man, the Green Lantern, Bat Man and Catwoman on June 2 to bring some smiles to the kids staying on the children’s floor.
The Burton Street Community Peace Garden is filled with art installations, metal structures, canopies, reading nooks and tidy rows of vegetables. But this garden is known for growing something more than food — neighbors say this garden works to grow connections in a community with a history of being intersected.
What comes to mind when you think about hemp? The organizers and participants in Hemp History Week aim to change common misconceptions with a national campaign focusing on the beneficial aspects of industrial hemp crops.
Slight of build and dressed in dark, nondescript clothing, Brian Green walks the streets of Asheville looking for images. He takes photographs every day, pretty much everywhere he goes, somedays heading out 9-to-5 as if it were his job, and amassing a collection of captured — some might say stolen — images of strangers.
About 50 local leaders took a bicycle tour of the River Arts District May 19, rolling through an area that is set “to transform” into a center of multimodal transit, recreation and commerce, said Stephanie Monson, riverfront redevelopment coordinator for the city of Asheville.
The Fairy and Earth Festival (F.A.E.) was held on Saturday, May 17 at Highland Lake Cove Retreat in Flat Rock. The event served as a fundraiser for The Center for Honey Bee Research in Asheville.
Hundreds of locals perused the booths at Mother Earth News Fair this weekend, purchasing local seeds, soaps, gardening supplies and other wares on the grounds of the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.
YMCA of Western North Carolina is holding their annual Healthy Kids Day today, April 12, in Pack Square until 3 p.m. The YMCA designed the annual event to “inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.” This year’s event also marks the launch of the organization’s new mobile food kitchen and pantry.
The Western North Carolina Orchid Society’s 2014 Orchid Show is taking place right now at the North Carolina Arboretum. Check out our photos for a preview.
Last Thursday, March 20, students and parents from Emma Elementary school gathered in the school’s auditorium to watch some of their fellow students perform a traditional Mexican dance from the state of Veracruz. The program, part of the school’s Cultural Day, was organized by Nuestro Centro, a Latino community center based in the Emma community.
It may have been a cloudy day, but the streets of Asheville were lined with bright colors for the Asheville Mardi Gras parade on Sunday, March 2. Following the parade, folks in feathered costumes followed one another across downtown to pack into Pack’s Tavern for the Queen’s Ball.
Revelers took to the streets for Asheville Mardi Gras on Sunday, March 2.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an annual peace march departed from St. James African Methodist Episocopal church around noon. The procession met others honoring King at a rally in City-County Plaza, complete with music and speeches from community leaders.
Warren Haynes celebrated the 25th anniversary of Christmas Jam in style this weekend with two full days of epic concerts at the U.S. Cellular Center and other venues in downtown Asheville.
You better watch out: SantaCon Asheville fills downtown with holly jolly rabble-rousers.
“Chanukah Live,” Asheville’s largest Hanukkah celebration, was held at the Renaissance Hotel on Sunday night.
A series of images by photographer Nick King showing a glimpse of election night, as Ashevilleans found out the results of the election for their next mayor and three City Council members.
Check out this slideshow of the full weekend’s worth of bands.