By definition, Song Dogs doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre classification. There’s a kind of good natured-yet-world-weary vibe to these songs, one that calls to mind the literate-yet-accessible work of John Hiatt.
“There’s real fear among nonprofit organizations that not supporting the current iteration of the board could mean retaliation in the form of being cut from the $1.5 billion that DHT will control once the sale is final,” wrote Asheville-Buncombe NAACP President Carmen Ramos-Kennedy. “In order to truly build trust, citizens and organizations must feel free to speak their hearts and minds without fear.”
Press release from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: On Thursday, Dec. 13, at 2:00 p.m., the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy will host a webinar to present the release of a new report detailing the latest data findings, policy insights, and energy efficiency trends for utility companies and states in the Southeast. Customers in […]
Between 1880 and 1890, Asheville’s population grew by over 350 percent. With an influx of new blood came plenty of new businesses as well.
Are CBD businesses — which are exploding across WNC and elsewhere — laying down the tracks, preparing for an expansion into legal marijuana? The answer depends on whom you ask. Many local CBD entrepreneurs say they’ll continue their focus on the health benefits of CBD, regardless of whether medical or recreational marijuana are legalized in the state.
“Recent research from Princeton University demonstrates that law enforcement’s use of military armaments does not reduce crime rates nor protect officers in the line of duty.”
Deepening our awareness of what’s going well in our lives is a simple practice that’s also profound, say a variety of local wellness practitioners and helping organizations. Benefits can include an improved mood and sense of well-being and possibly even better physical health.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will vote on a new pay plan during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20. The body will also consider a set of policies that would increase oversight of county contracts and purchases.
Press release from Connect Buncombe: You are invited to attend Connect Buncombe’s Annual Meeting, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Comfort Suites Asheville Outlets at 890 Brevard Road. It is a time to gather with friends and fellow supporters and celebrate progress in improving our greenway system in Buncombe County. Hope […]
Local tourism operators are sensing a shift in the racial makeup of visitors to the Asheville area. Though the data don’t definitively support that conclusion — at least not yet — efforts to make Asheville a more welcoming and inclusive destination continue, as do fledgling initiatives to give minority tourism entrepreneurs a bigger piece of the industry’s pie.
Broken promises and false starts plagued the city’s early hopes of developing an airport.
Press release from the Vecinos Farmworker Health Program: Farmworkers and their families in Western North Carolina received some relief from high prescription drug prices with a recent grant of $2,500 from the Jackson County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the North Carolina Community Foundation. Vecinos Farmworker Health Program Executive Director Marianne Martinez accepted the grant, […]
Mountainfilm on Tour stops by Highland Brewing, Lenoir-Rhyne screens a pair of environmental activism documentaries and more.
As a sacred fire burns, two holy leaders from Canada will share insights gleaned from their lives as resilient survivors and indigenous leaders at the Voices of Wisdom gathering near Weaverville Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18.
Press release from the City of Asheville: On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the City of Asheville will host an open house about the potential to create affordable housing on two City-owned properties. Everyone is invited to attend! The drop-in style event happens from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Asheville Public Works Building, 161 […]
The camaraderie extends beyond the chorus: “I do think there’s a real positive kind of connection with the audience during the performances,” says WACC singer Cathy Holt. “They’re laughing, they’re engaged, they’re up on their feet in some cases.”
Press release from Asheville Downtown Association: Please join us for our next event in the Building our City Speaker Series event with renowned planner and urbanist, Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver who has lead the New York City Parks Department since 2014. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 13 from 6-7pm at The Capital Club […]