Business is booming — often literally — for Fletcher businessman Dan Meadows. In response to increased demand for instruction on carrying concealed handguns, Meadows’ TAP3X Group of Companies bumped up the number of concealed carry classes it offers as well as individual firearms instruction. “About three years ago I was teaching only one class a month,” Meadows stated […]
Food waste is a costly problem that is particularly painful in Western North Carolina with its high rate of food insecurity. Thrifty local chefs say there are many ways to start ending food waste in the home kitchen.
The Cajun Cookoff returns to the Salvage Station. Also: Firestorm Books & Coffee hosts a vegetarian potluck, Our Global Table fundraiser benefits Pisgah Legal’s Justice for All Project, Cuban food comes to Twin Leaf Brewery, Mamacitas hosts a fundraiser for ArtSpace Charter School and Knife & Fork starts its annual winter pop-up series.
Press release from Asheville Butoh Collective: Noguchi Taiso (Water Body Movement) with Mari Osanai What: 4-Day Intensive Workshop in Noguchi Taiso (Water Body Movement) Who: Mari Osanai – Master Teacher Dates: Thursday thru Sunday, March 8-11, 2018 Times: Th/Fr: 6-9PM, Sa/Su: 1-6PM Where: New Studio of Dance, 20 Commerce Street, Asheville, NC Cost: Thursday and Friday […]
“I can be trusted to clean up after my dog. It’s unfortunate that when it comes to myopia, vilification and fabrication, there’s no matching means to clean up after humans.”
Plays like this one are typically confined to academic settings these days, but for those who love this sort of thing, I can’t imagine it being done any better than it is here.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville held its 37th annual prayer breakfast at the Expo Center of the Crowne Plaza Resort on Jan. 13. More than 1,000 attendees packed the room for the event, which was founded by Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons, who also served as this year’s keynote speaker.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to […]
Press release from The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center: The Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center will continue hosting its local interest book club on the second Fridays of each month at 11:30 am at the museum in 2018. This will be the second year the museum has hosted the book club which gathers to […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE — Asheville City government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is a look at City services affected and a special event downtown that day. Trash and recycling Though city offices will be closed, Sanitation Services will run […]
Press release from N.C. North Carolina Secretary of State: RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Secretary of State’s Office has entered a temporary cease and desist order to halt the investment programs operated by BitConnect, a foreign technology organization that conducts its business on the internet by way of www.bitconnect.co. “These specific BitConnect investment programs are very concerning from a regulatory […]
Events around Western North Carolina will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and provide opportunity for reflection on how his dreams remain relevant in today’s society.
From Asheville City Schools: Celebrating 130 Years of Asheville City Schools For 130 years, Asheville City Schools has been a mainstay of education and community both in Western North Carolina and throughout the state. In September 1887, at a cost of $6,000, the Board of Education bought the “lease and improvements” rights of Asheville Military […]
Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP: ASHEVILLE – Rev. T. Anthony Spearman was elected president of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP in October 2017. He will be the featured speaker at the Asheville-Buncombe County Branch NAACP’s first regular meeting of the New Year on Tuesday, January 9 at 6:30PM. The Branch invites the […]
Brevard High School screens a documentary of sharecropper oral histories, the Screen Artists Co-op holds an open house and more.
As Asheville’s ever-increasing popularity has piqued the interest of big hotel chains and other corporate enterprises, it’s also triggered fears of homogenization and loss of essential character, raising the question: Can Asheville stay weird?
The East Asheville restaurant will hold a dine-out event Jan. 10 to support an employee recovering from a debilitating seizure.
Former home brewer Jason Snyder and his wife, Emily Causey, opened the brewery Dec. 31.
Press release from Big Brothers Big Sisters: ASHEVILLE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC marks National Mentoring Month in January with a message of gratitude for our nearly 700 mentors throughout WNC who commit to helping their Little Brothers and Little Sisters’ thrive. National Mentoring Month was established collaboratively by the Harvard School of […]
A new cookbook explores recipes inspired by the four seasons. Also: Asheville City Market takes shelter from the cold; Hendersonville PFLAG hosts a barbecue fundraiser; Twelfth Night comes to Rhubarb; and Farm Burger South Asheville raises funds for Veterans Healing Farm.
Press release from Eblen Charities: Many who seek heating assistance through these record cold winter days will now be receiving additional help thanks to the expanded partnership between Buncombe County Health and Human Services and the Eblen Energy Project of the Eblen Charities. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 2, the Low Income Energy Assistance Program will be […]