The Biz

Pisgah Legal Services is doubling the size of its full-time domestic-violence legal team. Lynne Davis, Martin Jarrard, Gabriella Volkomer and Lily Peifer are joining the Mountain Violence Prevention Project, an initiative that helps victims of domestic violence and their families. More than 60 volunteer attorneys assist with the program, which helped 2,667 domestic-violence victims, including […]

The Candid Conservati­ve’s Caricature Contest

Remember Carl Mumpower, everyone’s favorite conservative? Well, the former Asheville City Councilman is having a contest and you could win cash money. Not a lot, mind you — probably just enough to buy yourself a fake Green Card and dinner at Mamacitas — but still, in this economy, money is money. You see, Carl has just completed a book on “reviving the real conservative mission in America” and he’s looking for your help in providing him a caricature before the book goes to press.

The Biz

A steady stream of curiosity seekers seem to be wondering just exactly what’s going on in the vacant space at the corner of Patton and French Broad Avenues in Asheville, across from the Federal Building. You wouldn’t know it from all the people stopping by, but the new shop isn’t quite open for business yet, […]

Getting ready for the Craft Fair

Throughout the day, hundreds of people have been assembling booths, setting up lights, and carefully arranging their crafts at the Asheville Civic Center in preparation for The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands. The event features over 200 exhibitors, live regional music and demonstrations and runs through Sunday. We take you there with a slideshow after the jump! Photos by Michael Muller