Thanks to new grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission and Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, says BRNHA Executive Director Angie Chandler, counties in WNC’s High Country are next on the list for craft tourism development and its projected economic benefits.
Press release from Figuera for N.C. Senate 2020: On Monday, Sept. 16, Henderson County native and democrat Cristal Figueroa will announce her candidacy for North Carolina State Senate District 48. Figueroa is running because she believes that it’s time for the people of District 48 to have a strong representative who will fight for a […]
Press release from YMCA of Western North Carolina: The YMCA of Western North Carolina is joining Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to our community during Welcoming Week, Sept. 13-22. YMCA locations throughout the region are hosting events to bring together all residents in a spirit of […]
In all, the festival offers more than 40 separate events, with topics ranging from world building in science fiction to the ways music can inform poetry. And, while not all of the sessions involve travel, migration and immigration, many do.
Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: Residents who are new to the Asheville area and those who have lived in the Blue Ridge Mountains for generations have something in common- they know that many people here struggle to afford a decent place to live. With few left untouched by the effects of the affordable […]
Press release from Indivisible Asheville: On Saturday afternoon, August 24, the Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville will be transformed into a giant play space for “Kids Rising: Standing Up for Families at the Border,” a family-focused event with guided activities suitable for children of all ages, sponsored by Indivisible Asheville/WNC, Stronger Together […]
Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation: Kids in Parks is inviting families to enjoy guided hikes and animal encounters in celebration of the first national TRACK Trails Day on Saturday, August 24. This nationwide day of nature adventures highlights the 10th anniversary of the Kids in Parks program. This program is comprised of a […]
Press release from Beyond the Teams: Former Navy SEALs who have served in some of the most vital – and dangerous – military hot spots across the globe are joining together in retirement to undertake a new kind of mission: deploying into fundraising events for organizations and causes that help people with physical disabilities, cultural […]
Press release from MountainTrue: Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition (HRWC) has merged with Western North Carolina conservation nonprofit MountainTrue as of July 1. Both organizations share a commitment to protecting our waters and forests. The merger is an important step toward building one organization that can effectively advance the interests of our mountain region through a […]
In the Center for Cultural Preservation’s latest documentary, Guardians of Our Troubled Waters: River Heroes of the South, filmmaker David Weintraub investigates the history of figures such as French Broad crusader Wilma Dykeman and the roles they played in fostering environmental change.
“Clay Swan-Davis, a panelist and student at Asheville High School, acknowledged that youths are the voice of reason and conscience when it comes to confronting ecological destruction.”
At least 35 bears have been struck and killed since May 2018 in the 28-mile stretch of I-40 between the Maggie Valley exit and the Foothills Parkway in Tennessee. The Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Connectivity Project, a joint effort of at least 19 governmental and nonprofit groups, is working to bring that death rate down.
In court documents filed March 12, former Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper’s attorney, Joseph P. McGuire, responded to a legal complaint brought against Hooper by former Asheville Police Sgt. Lisa Taube.
Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville will celebrate the installation of its eighth Chancellor Nancy J. Cable, April 23-26, with a series of roundtable discussions, concerts, and a campus ceremony, offering opportunities for the Asheville and UNC Asheville community to come together in conversation and celebration. “Chancellor Cable brings a strong record of national […]
On Tuesday, April 9, from 6-8 p.m., local historians and Stephens-Lee alumni will present A Tribute to the Faculty of Stephens-Lee.
Press release from Indivisible Asheville/WNC: ASHEVILLE, NC (April 3, 2019) – Hundreds of activists in Asheville and surrounding areas will join a nationwide day of action in response to Attorney General Barr’s failure to release the full report from the Mueller investigation by the April 2 deadline set by Congress. The “Release The Report” Day of Action will take place […]
Press release from Progress NC Action: Earlier this month, the House of Representatives voted 420 to ZERO in favor of the Mueller Transparency Resolution (H. Con. RES. 24), making clear that Congress and by extension American people wants to see Mueller’s report made public. A new poll released by Progress NC Action along with Protect […]
Press release from Transylvana County: Get Set Transylvania is excited to announce a workshop featuring Dr. Mandy Cohen, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Director, alongside Dr. Jeanette Betancourt Senior Vice President of United States Social Impact for Sesame Workshop at Brevard College on March 21 from 8:30-2. Dr. Cohen will be presenting […]
Live onstage, Mindshapefist’s sound is a whirlwind of guitars, bass and drums. But the band’s focus on vocals remains a part of the experience. “We’re proud of what we do on the CDs, and we think they’re a good representation,” drummer Fred Hensley says. “But we’re definitely a live band.”
As a young musician, Moctar was heavily influenced by Tuareg folk music, called “takamba,” but he also fell in love with the wild guitar mastery of Eddie Van Halen.