The Asheville chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the WNC Green Building Council will present a lecture on sustainable design and building at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.
As Gertrude Stein might have put it, “River is a river is a river is a river.” In pursuit of love and protection, RiverLink initiated a Name That Creek project, an effort to locate unnamed tributaries in the French Broad River watershed and christen them.
The WNC chapter of the Final Exit Network will present a program on the right-to-die movement in Asheville this Sunday.
Almost two months after receiving an eviction notice, the Ali Baba restaurant is still serving up assorted Middle Eastern dishes at its shoebox-size site in the Grove Arcade. The restaurant’s owners aren’t taking the order lying down. They’ve filed a lawsuit charging the arcade’s management with breach of the 10-year lease. And on Sept. 15, […]
One hundred and one World War II veterans were milling about in the boarding area of the Asheville Regional Airport, and every one of them had a story to tell. West Asheville resident Bob Parks recalled being an Army Air Corps tail gunner stationed at Guadalcanal: “We were shot down at night, after a skip-bombing […]
Shroomin’: The Asheville Mushroom Club presents a mushroom fair and exhibit at the North Carolina Arboretum on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program will introduce the great variety of fungi growing in Western North Carolina and offer a chance to get outside and explore mushrooms in the landscape. Small-group collecting […]
Liberal watchdog group Media Matters for America has released data that it says indicates a conservative bias in newspapers in North Carolina and across the country.
Imaginineering Buncombe: Commissioners David Gantt (left) and David Young pitch ideas during a brainstorming session at last week’s retreat. In the background, Planner Cynthia Barklow takes notes. photo by jonathan welch With little fanfare, the Buncombe County commissioners voted unanimously to cancel Progress Energy’s long-term, dollar-per-year lease of river frontage in Woodfin. Approved Jan. 16, […]
William Faulkner was undoubtedly thinking of Asheville when he penned his widely quoted aphorism about the past not being past. Thanks to a handful of wealthy investors and a frenzy of borrowing early in the last century, Asheville blossomed. Then, a busted real-estate bubble followed by the Great Depression set the blossom in amber. As […]
Few local enterprises have enjoyed the kind of widespread, ongoing support and kudzu-like growth achieved by the nonprofit Organic Growers School. The annual event’s wide-ranging classes and workshops draw enthusiastic, standing-room-only crowds. Each March, upward of 1,000 teachers and students gather for an intensive, daylong exchange of knowledge about organic agriculture. Sheep thrills: The Organic […]
Deborah Miles, founder and director of the Center for Diversity Education at UNCA, was recently awarded the 2007 Evan Mahaney Champion of Civil Liberties Award from the Western North Carolina chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. “We are honoring Debbie for conceiving and operating this decade-old program, which has won many awards and wide […]
Way back when: The Henderson County Curb Market will host its annual Ol’ Timey Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be live entertainment, craft demonstrations and antique farm equipment on display. All items sold at the market must be either hand made or locally grown. The market has […]
Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan and Asheville Police Chief William Hogan have announced that they will participate in a panel discussion on How to Exercise Your Right to Dissent to be held at UNCA on Thursday, Sept. 27.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has revised the project alternatives for the I-26 Connector project in Asheville, eliminating one option.
Mark Gibney, Belk Distinguished Professor at UNCA, will present a talk on “American Immigratinon: How Did We Get Here?” at the Jewish Community Center on Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Heritage Crafts Weekend: The North Carolina Arboretum’s newly renovated Heritage Garden presents a weekend of demonstrations, plant sales and musical performances on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Handmade products will be available for purchase, and regional nurseries will sell plants used in heritage-craft traditions. The […]
While tuning his guitar during a visit to WPVM’s studios for a recent live radio performance, Chris Smither said: “The biggest change I’ve seen in music during my career is that people [play] in tune now. You listen to some of the old vinyl records, and it jumps out at you: They couldn’t tune their […]
Ten-year-old Salee Allawe lost both legs to a U.S. air strike in Iraq in November of 2006.
The Sept. 18 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners bodes to be a relatively quiet one. An amendment to the county’s animal-control ordinance will be accompanied by signing of a new contract with the Asheville Humane Society, among a few other actions, according to the agenda posted on the county Web site.
Asheville City Council member Brownie Newman, who is currently running for reelection, is utilizing a creative and public-spirited campaign tactic — he’s giving away light bulbs. Not just any old light bulbs, and not just a few of them.
The Asheville Parks and Recreation Department has announced offering a wide range of programs for children and adults this fall. Here’s a partial rundown.