HATCH Asheville gears up for year 2

Organizers are hard at work pulling together the second edition of a unique Asheville festival that seeks to foster economic development by bringing together members of the creative-arts community and folks who can share their expertise. Festival HATCHing: Organizers are busy planning the second HATCH Asheville festival, which aims to boost economic development by pairing […]

“Asheville­, NC 2010: A Financial Crossroads­”

Asheville City Council began its annual planning process Jan. 8, 2010, with a stark assessment from the city’s top management: The recession has exposed “structural weaknesses in the city’s financial foundation” that will require a long-term City Council strategy to repair. In a white paper titled “Asheville, NC 2010: A Financial Crossroads,” City Manager Gary […]

"You could feel the chemistry"

For the Steep Canyon Rangers, 2009 was a remarkable year. The Brevard-based band — Woody Platt (guitar and lead vocals), Graham Sharp (banjo, harmony vocals), Mike Guggino (mandolin and harmony vocals), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass and harmony vocals) and Nicky Sanders (fiddle and harmony vocals) — released its fourth studio album, Deep in the […]

Guitar auction, calendar sales to boost Moog Foundation

The Asheville-based foundation aimed at preserving the legacy of electronic-music pioneer Bob Moog has organized two upcoming fundraising events. Through the years: The Bob Moog Foundation's 2010 calendar features archival photographs of the electronic-music pioneer, his mentors and collaborators. Photo courtesy Bob Moog Foundation The Bob Moog Memorial Foundation has announced the eBay auction of […]

Disney on ice

Finding fun: Children with the Buncombe County Department of Social Services' Kinship Care program play a game with skaters from the Disney on Ice "Finding Nemo" show at the Asheville Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Kinship Care program supports friends and family members who have stepped up to care for children removed from […]