Students and scholars from Asheville, as well as representatives of several religious organizations here, are among those who have traveled to the National Memorial for Peace in Justice in Montgomery. The 6-acre site houses more than 800 monuments the organization has created, each indicating a county where racial terror lynchings occurred, including Buncombe.
On Tuesday, Sept. 4, local author Jacqui Castle will celebrate the release of her debut novel, ‘The Seclusion,’ at Malaprop’s.
On Saturday, Sept. 1, plēb urban winery celebrates its grand opening in the River Arts District. Also: Postero hosts a fundraiser for Pisgah Legal Service; Craft Centric Taproom & Bottle Shop teams up with Three Eggs Cakery; the North Carolina Apple Festival returns; and more.
A 1926 debate over traffic jams nearly caused a roadblock in the construction of the Kress building at 19 Patton Ave.
On Tuesday, Aug. 28, The Hop Ice Cream Café celebrates its 40th year with free kiddie scoops of ice cream for all patrons and a musical performance by Sirius.B. Also: BaconFest Asheville returns, as does Vegan Awareness Week and plenty more.
In May 1927, work officially began on Beaucatcher Tunnel. Controversy and catastrophe would haunt the two-year project.
Eliada Farms Weeks kicks off Saturday, Aug. 18 at Soverign Remembers. Also: Ben’s Tune Up hosts Slushie Fest; West Asheville Tailgate Market throws a block party; Haywood Street Congregation introduces WelcomeFEST 2018 and more in this week’s Small Bites
Voting for the inaugural Best Of began in April 1995. Winners were announced the following month.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Ben Steere will present The Archaeology of Mounds & Towns at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville.
On Saturday, Aug. 11 the the Renaissance Asheville Hotel will host the seventh annual White Fundraiser. The event benefits the local nonprofit Loving Food Resources. Also this week: Summer at the Old Dairy Barn Harvest; The 41st annual Sourwood Festival; Cider and Cheese Pairing; and plenty more.
Forget historic names and dates, this week we’re bringing you the smell of our city’s past.
For a second consecutive year, Sunny Point Café will host a benefit dinner for FEAST. Also: Green Opportunities seeks public input; Pisgah Coffee Roasters hosts its inaugural roastery tour; Famous Toastery opens in Asheville and more.
Prior to the formation of the Asheville Fire Department in 1882, residents and business owners had only themselves and their neighbors to rely on.
On Aug. 1, Roe Dawn’s ‘essay, v.’ will open at Revolve at the RAMP South Studio; two days later ‘Conditions for an Unfinished Work of Mourning’ will debut at the Tracey Morgan Gallery. The coinciding exhibits capture various elements of Roe’s recent travels to the coastal border of France and Spain.
July marks the 20-year anniversary of the unsolved arson that nearly destroyed one of Asheville’s historic landmarks.
Tupelo Honey is set to roll out its new downtown expansion. Also: WNC Battle of the Burger returns; Foraging Dinner series continues at Nightbell; AVLCakeLady and The Ettison Group present: An Evening of Dining of Excellence; and plenty more.
In 1998, freelance writer Emily Capps was antiquing in Atlanta when she came across a pair of boxes.
Burial Beer Co. joins forces with Cucina 24 chef Brian Canipelli. Also: Spruce Pine BBQ & Bluegrass Festival returns; Folkmoot pairs with Blind Pig Supper Club; TreeRock Social Cider House holds its inaugural Cookie-Chill-Off and plenty more Asheville food news.
On July 19, the Asheville Creative Arts will debut its first original musical, Bugs! at The Magnetic Theater. The production runs through Sunday, July 29.
On Aug. 31, 1906, Asheville mourned the loss of George Willis Pack.
Asheville-based author and chef Meredith Leigh leads a workshop on cooking with fats. Also: Bites & Brews Food Truck Festival rolls into the Asheville Outlets; Sow True Seed hosts a free fermentation class; A Midsummer Wine Dinner comes to The Prince Anne Hotel; and The Chemist opens on Coxe Avenue.