NAMI announces summer, fall classes for families on behavioral, mental health

From NAMI of WNC: NAMI Family-to-Family Class in Asheville FREE CLASS for families/caregivers of individuals living with a serious mental illness. These include: Major Depression Bipolar Disorder OCD Panic Disorder Schizophrenia Borderline Personality Disorder Anxiety Disorders 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.; Mondays, Aug. 28-Nov. 13, 2017 Preregistration is required. Please contact Terri Harris 828-595-3293; The […]

OLD SCHOOL: ON July 25, UNC Asheville Assistant Professor of History Darin Waters will present a lecture on the history of African-American education in Asheville as part of the Lunch and Learn Lecture Series sponsored by Buncombe County. Image courtesy of UNC Asheville

Lunch and Learn Lecture Series hosts second talk

On Tuesday, July 25, Darin Waters will offer a lecture on the history of African-American education in Asheville and Western North Carolina as part of the Buncombe County Lunch and Learn Lecture Series, hosted by the county’s Department of Health and Human Services. The free event will run noon-1:30 p.m. at Stephens-Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave. in Asheville.

View across lake of Duke Energy's Lake Julian plant

N.C. residents decry Duke Energy’s lack of progress on coal ash issues, despite 2016 legislation

From Clean Water For North Carolina: On Anniversary of Coal Ash Legislation, Impacted Communities Still Have No Solutions Communities across North Carolina have not seen improvements after legislation passed in 2016 required Duke Energy to provide permanent replacement water sources to residents near coal ash pits, and also made provisions for the company to be […]

NAMES OF THE FALLEN: Two granite markers in the vicinity of their gravesites bear the names of the 13 victims of the Shelton Laurel Massacre: James Shelton; David Shelton; James Shelton, Jr. ; Azariah Shelton; William Shelton; Rod Shelton; Jasper Chandler; Ellison King; Hellen Moore; [young] David Shelton; James Metcalfe; Wade Moore; and Joe Woods. Photo by Max Hunt

Rural Heritage Museum opens “Civil War in The Southern Highlands” exhibit August 19

Editor’s note: The Rural Heritage Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “The Civil War in The Southern Highlands: A Human Perspective,” was curated by Mountain Xpress staff writer Max Hunt (a.k.a.: me). Xpress is not affiliated with the exhibit’s development or concept. From the Rural Heritage Museum at Mars Hill University: The Rural Heritage Museum At Mars Hill […]

Our Vanishing Americana event in Saluda, July 21

Press release: Someone once said, “If you start forgetting how things began, you stop beginning things.” With un-daunting energy and perseverance, Mike Lassiter spent six years traveling across the state of North Carolina, looking for the lifeblood of small towns, community icons and historic businesses—the beginnings of Tar Heel commerce, livelihoods, family enterprises. At first […]

Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth to perform for the Songcatchers Music Series

Press release from U.S. Department of Agriculture: PISGAH FOREST, N.C., July 10, 2017 – Acclaimed musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will perform for the Cradle of Forestry in America’s annual Songcatchers Music Series Sunday, July 16. Now in its 15th year, the series is held each Sunday afternoon in July, beginning at 4:00 p.m. […]

Asheville Outlets offers free Healthy Hikers Walkers Club

Press release: ASHEVILLE OUTLETS OFFERS A FREE HEALTHY HIKERS WALKERS CLUB SPONSORED BY ANYTIME FITNESS – PATTON AVENUE Membership is open to the Public ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (July 2017) – Asheville Outlets and Anytime Fitness – Patton Avenue are offering a FREE Healthy Hikers Walkers Club now through September 17th. The on-going walkers club is open […]