A new book from an Asheville author reworks classic fairy tales. Plus, Buncombe County is looking for mural artists, ForestHer promotes story telling and Little Shop of Horrors comes to UNC Asheville.
The Orange Peel celebrate Halloween with a mock beauty pageant. Plus, Indigenous artists will create murals in downtown Asheville, Mills River hosts its first movie night and Black Mountain honors Roberta Flack.
When Nicole Lee moved to Asheville from Cincinnati two years ago with the idea of starting a consulting business for aspiring entrepreneurs, she reached out to Black Wall Street AVL for assistance. “They helped guide me to get my name on the map here in North Carolina,” says Lee, who runs the for-profit Counsel to […]
Veteran author MariJo Moore releases new collection of stories. Plus, LEAF returns with full-scale festival, concert raises awareness of suicide and the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands marks 75 years.
The Haunted Trail brings family-friendly fun to The Adventure Center Of Asheville. Plus, horror is on the bill at Cat Fly Or Die, a new trail and website honor an African-American builder and The Magnetic Theatre brings Frankenstein to life.
The Asheville Music Video awards will have an audience for the first time since 2019. Plus, a local authors looks back at his time with John Lennon, ColorFest returns to Dillsboro and Tyger Tyger Gallery highlights the sun in new show.
Not long after Paula McWhirter-Buck graduated from Burnsville’s East Yancey High School in 1974, her mother laid down the law: It was time to get a job. So McWhirter-Buck found work as an industrial sewing machine operator for Blue Bell Inc.’s Micaville factory, which made Lady Wrangler blue jeans. “Most of my friends, most of […]
The Altamont Jazz Project, made up of three Asheville teenagers, scores weekly gigs. Plus, the East Asheville Library hosts a show focused on Black resiliency and hope; the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center selects the second cohort of its BMC Radio Art program; and a legendary moonshiner gets the spotlight in Sylva.
The Village Art & Craft Fair returns to The Cathedral of All Souls for its 50th annual gathering. Plus, The Asheville Ballet kicks off its new season with an outdoor show, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. brings back second-run movies, and a local poet explores painful childhood memories in a new collection.
For more than 100 years, the Craggy Dam has divided the French Broad River near the town of Woodfin. But now Washington, D.C.-based American Rivers wonders whether it’s time to remove the dam to benefit the area’s ecology and increase recreational opportunities.
Local theater troupe The Cardboard Sea returns to the stage for the first time since the pandemic hit. Plus, Ole Shakey’s is back at a new location, the Flatiron Writers Room goes hybrid, and The Captain’s Bookshelf shuts down for good.
Traffic studies, which are required by the state and the county for certain projects, are prepared by engineering firms to forecast additional traffic associated with a development and identify possible problems. But some neighborhood groups question the benefits of research paid for by the very people who stand to benefit from a proposed project.
Volunteer firefighters were once the backbone of fire departments in communities throughout Western North Carolina. But officials are finding it increasingly difficult to get people to sign up for an unpaid job with an erratic schedule and hundreds of hours of required training. What steps are departments taking to fill this critical need?
Story Parlor residency debuts with multidisciplinary immersive show. Plus, local sculptor’s work is focus of new show, Slavic folk concert raises money for Ukraine, and Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center exhibit looks at area’s flood history.
A traveling Jewish history museum exhibit comes to Asheville’s Congregation Beth Israel. Plus, The Snozzberries bring back Psychedelic Circus, a local author pens his life story, and Art in Bloom returns to Black Mountain.
It’s not your imagination: Commuting in the Asheville area is worse than ever. As skyrocketing housing prices have pushed more city residents into neighboring areas, the number of drivers entering Asheville each day on busy interstates and crowded secondary roads has grown dramatically. “Asheville is still very much the employment center of the region, and […]
The Buncombe County Special Collections blog opens up to community submissions. Plus, local multimedia artist puts on augmented reality show, author chronicles history of the Toe River Valley, and photographers express experiences of queerness through visual autobiographies.
Asheville artist Ginger Huebner opens new studio and workshop space at her Roots + Wings Creative Campus. Plus, A Different Myth announces inaugural cohort of playwrights, Asheville grandmother publishes novel, and Hendersonville honors historic guesthouse.
A new book of photos and poems explores the emotional toll of the pandemic. Plus, the Vance Birthplace teams with the American Myth Center to present stories of enslaved people, the Swannanoa Valley Museum & History Center helps make memories, and the Magnetic Theatre holds a carnival.
If you have a child participating in travel sports in Western North Carolina, you’ve likely spent more than a few weekends and vacation days driving to Charlotte or Atlanta or Columbia or dozens of other destinations throughout the Southeast. You’ve slept in countless motels, spent hundreds of hours at well-manicured baseball diamonds or soccer complexes […]
Preserving a Picturesque America raises money for conservation efforts through auction of paintings. Plus, local author completes fantasy trilogy, high school percussionist wins top honor and the Fairy Trail returns to Bullington Gardens.