At the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Elected Officials Reception on Aug. 16, local politicians acknowledged that the intensity of recent city and county government scandals have sometimes pushed other issues to the side.
“Yes, they are a nuisance when they get into our garbage, but they are just trying to survive in man’s world.”
Local farmers and manufacturers express concern about the impact retaliatory tariffs sparked by new Trump administration trade policies could have on their businesses.
Celia Verbeck shares a bill with Tennessee musicians Eve Maret and Dream Chambers and fellow Ashevillean Caroline Cronin at Revolve on Monday, Aug. 20.
Although Western North Carolina’s small dairy farms face numerous challenges, the industry continues to be a robust contributor to the area’s economy.
As Best of WNC voters noted, a few types of cuisine remain under- or unrepresented in Asheville’s growing food scene.
Good rum lends itself well to sipping as well as mixing in a classic or adventurous cocktail. “The versatility of rum is incredible,” says Leah Howard of H&H Distillery.
The owners of Fairview’s two breweries discuss the rewards and challenges of running a taproom just outside of Asheville.
The renowned five-string picker and his fellow Blue Ridge Banjo Camp instructors perform Aug. 18 at the Brevard Music Center.
In her new book ‘Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time,’ Byron Ballard forecasts dark days ahead as patriarchy gasps its last breaths. But she also offers hope with practical strategies for rebuilding from the waste.
“The point is that all of the unique, lovely, authentic spaces in this town are rapidly being snatched up and turned into something ubiquitous, bland and elitist.”
The local writer-illustrator launches his new wordless novel Aug. 18 at Malaprop’s.
Perhaps your business needs startup capital to make your idea fly. Or maybe rubbing elbows with lawmakers will give you an edge. Opportunities for building business skills, attracting investment and developing business relationships abound in WNC throughout the late summer and into the fall, and our business news in brief will keep you in the know.
Buncombe County has terminated contracts worth more than $550,000 with two companies associated with Joseph Wiseman Jr., who the county has identified as the contractor who allegedly paid kickbacks to three former county officials.
“In Western North Carolina, an April ICE raid placed 27 people in a detention center in Georgia, five hours away from their families.”