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.
Press release from Beverly-Hanks & Associates: Steve Owen & Associates and Beverly-Hanks & Associates, Realtors® are joining hands to better serve the real estate needs of Transylvania County. “We are proud to have Steve and Jeremy Owen and their team of agents affiliated with our organization,” said Neal Hanks, Jr., President of Beverly-Hanks & Associates. […]
“I’m proud of all the women and men farmers working side by side with respect and appreciation for one another because they know we are all stronger together.”
Press release from Carolina Mountain Sales: Carolina Mountain Sales, A Wilkinson ERA Real Estate Company today announced they will be collaborating with ERA Real Estate and other ERA affiliated brokerages across the country to join together in their Feed the Need initiative, a national campaign to fight against hunger. The campaign will kick off on […]
The Project CARA program housed at MAHEC Ob/Gyn Specialists came into being to decrease barriers and the stigma that prevents pregnant women with substance-use disorders from getting quality obstetrical care as well as access to substance-use treatment. Last year, Project CARA supported 230 women with substance-use disorders and their families from 16 WNC counties.
The goal looks the same for everyone involved: an equitable, resilient system where all community members have access to plenty of nutritious, fresh food.
Press release from the Office of the Press Secretary, The White House: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AT BRIEFING ON HURRICANE FLORENCE RECOVERY EFFORTS Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Cherry Point, N.C. 10:47 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much everybody. We appreciate it very — the job you’ve done has been incredible. […]
“As the Dogwood Health Trust forms its board, I urge its founding members to address the underlying determinants of our failing health by investing in a local food system with soil-building at its core.”
Press release from Buncombe County Government: Buncombe County Government is seeking proposals from community members who are dedicated to making things better. These grants are designed to support the efforts of ordinary people…it could be a father who plants a community garden, a neighbor who advocates for students within the school system, or a resident […]
Press release from Pisgah Legal Services: Kathryn Edin, Princeton sociologist and author, will be this year’s keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal Services’ 8th Annual Poverty Forum, “Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC,” on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The Forum will be held at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at the U.S. Cellular Center. “Pisgah Legal […]
FRP’s version is even more entertaining than both the Broadway version and the film — a feat not to take lightly, as this production had the power to draw Tony-nominee Terrance Mann to the opening.
Over 1,000 people from Asheville and Western North Carolina participated in the “Families Belong Together” rally on downtown Asheville’s Haywood Street on June 30 to protest family separation at the country’s southern border and the current administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
Press release from Sen. Chuck Edwards: Raleigh, NC- After operating a City Council election process that has gone fundamentally unchanged since 1935, I am pleased that the citizens of Asheville will now employ an election system that will offer a stronger voice for more of its citizens. The most populated cities in NC have previously […]
“We believe that building healthy communities requires education, but that to sustain and uplift those healthy communities you need to ensure education is fun, authentic and organic,” says Morgan Markowitz, Xpand Fest’s operations director.
Press release from WNCAP: WNCAP announced today the selection of Antonio Del Toro as its new Executive Director. He will help lead WNCAP during its fourth decade of providing resources to people living with HIV/AIDS in 18 counties in Western North Carolina. “WNCAP has matured into a multi-faceted organization,” says President of the WNCAP Board, […]
By the end of a six-hour session, Council had approved multiple items showing an unprecedented level of urgency for policing reform. Multiple split votes, however, showed the concern of some members over the process of making those changes.
Code for Asheville delivered a presentation to the public safety committee on March 26 asking the city to make policing data more readily available to the public.
“For millennia, in societies around the world, elders and adults have known how to spot the signs of a teenager ready for initiation. But today in America, even though boys haven’t stopped reaching the age when their inner fire wells up, we are failing to meet them where they’re at with a rite of passage.”
Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, NC – March 21, 2018 — Mission Health’s Board of Directors today announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to enter into exclusive discussions to join HCA Healthcare, a Nashville, Tennessee-based company founded 50 years ago by two physicians. The Board’s unanimous decision to execute the […]
Whatever their original purpose, many local dams are now seen as ecologically problematic. Nonprofits, community groups and government agencies throughout Western North Carolina are now working to remove this legacy of outdated dams. Although challenging, the process offers benefits for the wildlife, safety and recreation potential of the area’s waterways.