Though Hendersonville Mayor Barbara Volk’s proclamation of June 15 as the city’s first Pride day drew opposition leading up to the Saturday celebration, the festivities went off without a hitch. Many in the large crowd hailed the event as a harbinger of a major cultural shift in the small city.
Superb local musicians give touring artists some healthy competition, and the out-of-town acts both bring something new to the local music conversation.
Part biography, part travel guide, Bruce Johnson’s latest book highlights key landmarks and locations the three literary icons visited or frequented during their respective stays in Asheville in the 1930s.
The Smoking Flowers will release their first acoustic record, Snowball Out of Hell, on Friday, June 21.
Updated Flatiron proposal to return to City Council Developer Philip Woollcott and building owner Russell Thomas will make another appearance in front of Asheville City Council members on Tuesday, July 12, to gain approval for an updated version of the Flatiron Building project. The original plan would have converted the building into an 80-room boutique […]
County Manager Avril Pinder recommended no substantive changes to Buncombe’s fiscal year 2019-20 budget following a June 4 public hearing, and board members are scheduled to vote on the spending plan. The budget contains over $9.1 million in general fund capital spending, roughly $7.58 million of which will be financed through debt.
The first meeting of the Community Leadership Council — convened by the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority — provided a new forum for familiar kudos and criticisms of the area’s tourism industry. Nearly 40 invited community members, including elected officials, municipal staffers, nonprofit employees and business folk, accepted the TDA’s request to participate in the […]
“What makes Lesley’s music so interesting is that it perfectly straddles the lines between North Carolina Piedmont blues and country music,” Dom Flemons says.
“The threat of BEG diets, particularly those that do not undergo feeding trials, is very real.”
“We used to talk about presidents and members of Congress having permanent campaigns, meaning they never really stop campaigning, and I think the same thing has now trickled down to the state level,” says Chris Cooper, head of Western Carolina University’s Political Science and Public Affairs Department.
Terpsicorps’ ‘Hunger’ returns to the stage Thursday-Saturday, June 20-22, at Diana Wortham Theater for the company’s 17th season. Its message is even more relevant today than when the ballet premiered in Asheville five years ago.
Brewery president Mike Rangel plans to use the lot for parking, family-friendly activities and special events — but is also seeking public input.
There are numerous ways beyond pies and jams to enjoy Western North Carolina’s plentiful summer blueberries.
Asheville City Council is making moves on state-imposed districts for municipal elections.
Seven Western North Carolina bakers discuss the role their fermenting, bubbling starters play in their bread operations.