The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville held its 37th annual prayer breakfast at the Expo Center of the Crowne Plaza Resort on Jan. 13. More than 1,000 attendees packed the room for the event, which was founded by Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons, who also served as this year’s keynote speaker.
Beautiful weather and a full lineup of 95 entries greeted spectators at Asheville’s 71st annual holiday parade on Nov. 18.
A new herd of Berkshire hogs signifies a larger effort by the Biltmore Estate to honor its agricultural past in a way that also provides local, sustainably raised fare for the 21st-century palates of those dining at its restaurants.
The sleepy resting place of Revolutionary War veteran Joshua Jones and his family turned uncharacteristically lively on Saturday, Sept. 7, as a memorial dedication ceremony hosted by Jones’ direct descendants brought family members, Biltmore staff and historical reenactors to the site on the western side of present-day Biltmore Estate.
The next best thing to going to the Mountain State Fair, which runs through Sunday, Sept. 17, is checking out our gallery of photos from the fair’s opening weekend.
Several hundred people assembled at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville on Sunday evening, Aug. 13, to express opposition to a white nationalist gathering that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest section of the French Broad River Greenway was held Friday, April 21, at the foot of the New Belgium brewery as part of the city of Asheville’s Earth Week Celebration. Representatives from the many public and private partnerships that had a role in the development of this section, called […]
Part protest-sign-making party, part community art event, SignsUp Asheville held its first pop-up party in the gym of Odyssey School on Saturday, April 15. The gathering of artists and activists provided everything someone attending a political rally, demonstration or march could need to make make a point — artfully.
Avoiding sugary liquids and drinking fluoridated water are two of the most important factors affecting oral health, according to local dental health professionals.
A new red food truck rolled onto the food scene in Asheville last month. Although the truck’s punny name is Bun Intended, the fresh-made, authentic Thai food and steamed buns it offers are no joke. Owner Erica Glaubitz describes her menu as a mix of traditional Thai cuisine and street food — the kind of snacks you would […]
A capacity crowd filled the Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center this morning for the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud urged attendees to embody the event’s theme: “Stand up, speak out and unfold the dream for today.”
Inspired by the north Mexican desert, the new Patton Avenue eatery offers more than just tacos.
The ringing sound of hammers on steel echoed through the valley at the Smith Mill Works, a small business community in West Asheville. The source of the clatter was the inaugural gathering of the United League of Armorers, held Nov. 4-6 at the Surly Anvil.
Rainbow Community School’s “More than Mindfulness” conference explored ways to make education a sacred experience and assist children in developing their spiritual identities. Event coordinator West Willmore announced the formation of the new Rainbow Institute, which will promote holistic education.
Blues legend Dr. Mac Arnold, who has performed with James Brown, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, headlined a fundraising concert for mental health care at Thrive’s fifth annual fundraiser on the tenth anniversary of the organization.
On Sept. 1, nearly 100 trustees, board members, staff, students and alumni gathered at UNCA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Health and Wellness degree program and to honor the work of Dr. Keith Ray, founder of the department, which represents one of UNCA’s fast-growing majors.
A long time in the making, Patton Public House recently hosted its grand opening, offering a diverse menu of pub favorites and an extensive beer selection.
Editor’s note: The next session, “Social Activism and Social Agencies in the 1980s,” takes place Wednesday, June 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. In the 1980s, Asheville was a smaller community, and that made everything — including social change — seem possible. Dedicated individuals worked together to tackle social problems such as the AIDS epidemic, threats to […]
This spring, a dozen students from Buncombe County Early College participated in an eight-week food literacy pilot program in A-B Tech’s culinary arts department that focused on good nutrition, kitchen skills and how to cook tasty meals from scratch.
On Friday, May 13, the Tunnel Road bar celebrates its 35th year in business with throwback specials, music and neighborly fun.
Dental appointments make plenty of people nervous, but water pollution isn’t usually what they’re worrying about. According to Environmental Protection Agency estimates, however, dental offices are responsible for 50 percent of the mercury entering the nation’s wastewater. Dental amalgam is 49 percent mercury by weight, and dental offices discharge about 4.4 tons of it annually. […]