“Fireworks” in store for June 19 Council meeting

Two weeks before the Fourth of July, the meeting’s agenda promises a grand finale of rhetorical explosions over two matters of unfinished business. The first is the Asheville city budget, which Council member Brian Haynes has said he will not support as long as it contains funding for additional officers to staff the Asheville Police Department’s downtown district. The second is a series of resolutions to rescind and replace the three motions on police policy previously proposed by Young and passed by Council on May 22.

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ opens at Hendersonville Community Theatre, June 22

Press release from Hendersonville Community Theatre: Frankly, My Dear… It’s a comic celebration about the greatest movie ever made. Moonlight and Magnolias is based on the allegedly true tale of how the final script for the blockbuster 1939 movie Gone with the Wind came about. In it, producer David O. Selznick, desperate for a hit, shuts down production of […]

Free personal care aide classes available

Press release from Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina: Asheville, NC — Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina and A-B Tech are offering free classes for anyone who wants to work as a Personal Care Aide (PCA).  Classes will meet on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, beginning June 18, and running through August […]

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Chris Pontius, Dan Bakkedahl, Eleanor Worthington-Cox

Action Point

The Story: A ne'er-do-well divorced man must redeem his relationship with his daughter and save his liability landmine of an amusement park from corporate interests through a variety of ill-advised hijinks. The Lowdown: Light on action, even lighter on point.
The cast of Moonlight and Magnolias (from left):  John Nicholas (Victor Fleming), Clay Gaitskill ( David O. Selznick), Jonathan Forrester (Ben Hecht) and Victoria Lamberth (Miss Poppenghul). Photo by Janice Guazzo.

Hendersonville Community Theatre stages ‘Moonlight and Magnolias,’ June 22-July 1

Press release from Hendersonville Community Theatre: Hendersonville Community Theatre presents Moonlight and Magnolias opening June 22 and running through July 1 on the theatre’s intimate Second Stage. Tickets are $16 and are available online at o r by calling the Box Office at (828) 692-1082. Moonlight and Magnolias is based on the allegedly true tale of how the final script for […]