Despite efforts to tweak the store model and cut costs, new competition in the past year from national brands like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods made it nearly impossible for Katuah Market to compete, says owner John Swann.
The department of Homeland Security and FEMA have awarded $93,250 to Buncombe County under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program, according to Buncombe Co.’s Health & Human Services Department. The federal funds will go to supplementing the county’s food and shelter programs in high-need areas, and will be distributed to local non-profit organizations […]
Local organizations, municipal bodies and citizens groups across Western North Carolina have partnered to empower community members to play a direct hand in the management and accessibility of public records, and help create a virtual landscape where responsibility for the dissemination of these records is shared by everyone.
Vortex Doughnuts and Smash Box Mobile Kitchen have teamed up to celebrate the Spring Equinox this Friday, March 20th at Vortex’s store at 32 Banks Avenue. The event will feature donuts and coffee served by Vortex, as well as Smash Box’s culinary offerings.
Katuah Market has announced on its Facebook page that it will be closing shop at the end of March. The locally owned, natural-food grocery store cites a long struggle with “our location, difficult ingress-egress, and relentless corporate competition” as major reasons for its decision.
From the Get It! Guide: While the national attention and popularity of Asheville’s restaurants has meant economic prosperity for some, the Asheville Sustainble Restaurant Workers say it often comes at the cost of inequality, low pay and unfair working conditions for the approximately 11,600 restaurant employees in the city.
A new organization in Asheville is providing an outlet to young musicians in search of bandmates and a place to play.
Interested in learning the art of wine-tasting? If so, the French Broad Vignerons, a local organization promoting viticulture in western North Carolina, is offering a chance to learn the ins and outs of tasting and judging in a series of three classes, beginning Saturday, March 14th. Participants in this series will learn the essentials of […]
In coordination with Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of open government and community access to information, Carolina Public Press is hosting two meetings on accessing public records and data from local government. The first event is a free open forum on local government practices in Western North Carolina, and will feature live interviews and question-and-answers […]
North Carolina could conceivably be one of the next states to legalize marijuana use for medicinal purposes, according to a report by higherperspective.com.
From the Get It! Guide: Joshua Young faced a difficult transition upon his release from a seven-year prison stint. “I said, ‘Joshua, what are you really going to do with your life?,’” Young recalls. At Green Opportunities, Young found the fair chance he needed to rebuild his life.
From the Get It! Guide: Tried of the barriers facing new female farmers, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture joined together to form connections and overcome the learning curve.
The series will begin on Saturday, March 7, with a hike starting at Camp Rockmont for Boys, ascending to Cedar Cliff and “The Garden of Eden” — famous for its abundance of sunbathing serpents in the warmer months.
University of North Carolina-Asheville’s Department of Religious Studies is sponsoring a re-examination of ‘The Weeping Time’ — one of the largest slave auctions in United States history –on March 3rd in UNCA’s Karpen Hall. Doctor Kwesi DeGraft-Hanson, an African-American history scholar and keynote speaker at the 2015 South-Eastern Undergraduate Sociology Symposium, will discuss his […]
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has been awarded two grants to help fund and support it’s Minority Student Leadership Academy. Sisters of Mercy of North Carolina Foundation gave $26,750, while the N. C. Community College System provided $15,228. The grant money will go toward supporting the academy’s services to minority students at A-B Tech, which include […]