“Robert Morgan’s latest novel, recently out in paperback, is set in pre-Civil War times. It follows a crafty teenage runaway slave on a northward journey toward freedom. From the Carolina mountains all the way to Ithaca, N.Y., he finds dangers, adventures and comedy.”
“Let their mysterious glow enchant you. And as you enjoy the spectacle, learn to think like a firefly: Imagine that every artificial light interferes with your ability to serenade a mate. Make friends with the darkness.”
More lively art and writing from our spring 2017 Kids Issue. In this installment, writing from The Learning Community School and art from Claxton Elementary School.
Supported by local churches and the Asheville-based MANNA FoodBank, the Leicester Community Welcome Table served almost 10,000 meals last year, delivered about 80 meals a week to shut-ins and generated more than 4,500 hours of volunteer labor.
More engaging art and writing from our spring 2017 Kids Issue. In this installment, writing from The Learning Community School and art from Claxton Elementary School.
“Frankly, it’s a bit of a crazy time for nonprofits. … In a time of uncertainty and volatile change, local nonprofits are doing their best to remain strong and adapt.”
By Bob Kalk Buncombe County is home to numerous nonprofits with a focus on international or foreign affairs, perhaps reflecting Ashevilleans’ willingness to look beyond their doorstep toward the broader world. But while some of these groups attract considerable attention, others tend to fly under the radar. Here’s a look at three small, Asheville-based service […]
“This is a remarkable environmental success story! Many agencies and organizations can be proud of their contributions to this. Together, they’ve demonstrated that bold action at many different levels can successfully address serious environmental issues.”
“Most of all, I want my children, your children and our grandchildren to grow up in a world with a stable climate.”
‘Whether they’re pure battery electrics like the Nissan Leaf or plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt, [plug-in electric vehicles] offer WNC many benefits. But first we need to drain a swamp of disinformation.”
“I am a proud black boy who is confused. I am confused why people with different skin colors don’t have equal rights. Black people have their rights, and white people have their rights, but why are they not equal?”
“I’ve learned that laws can be overturned, executive orders can be changed and congressional acts can be reversed. It is now clear that until women are explicitly included in the U.S. Constitution, there is no guarantee we will have equal citizenship. Currently, the only constitutionally protected right for women is the right to vote.”
“Because the thing about connecting with other people is it inspires you; maybe gives you new views, beliefs, new ideas of what you want to do.”
“I’m sharing my story in hopes that you, too, will recognize this unique opportunity to change a child’s life while achieving something special in your own.”
Regenerative farming methods that use cover crops and other techniques to build soil fertility and boost the resilience of crops to stresses like drought are taking root in North Carolina. Gabe Brown and Russell Hedrick are among the pioneers in these techniques who will be speaking in WNC in connection with the Organic Growers School’s spring conference and related events.
Beer writers Tony Kiss and Scott Douglas interview Western North Carolina beer personalities on our new podcast, Xpress on Tap.
“Virginia recognized benefit corporations in 2011, and South Carolina followed suit in 2012. Tennessee got in on the act last year. Evidently our elected mandarins in Raleigh have had their hands full dealing with more important stuff.”
by Frank Thompson For local film aficionados, The Conquest of Canaan, which will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on Sunday, Jan. 22, offers more than a movie. Shot on the streets of Asheville in March 1921, Conquest is a trip in a time machine, a tour of a lost city, a stroll past homes, neighborhoods, […]
“Read to Succeed believes that learning to read proficiently early on is the best chance — perhaps the only chance — a child from an impoverished family has to rise out of poverty.”
“Building ADUs to rent to tourists will ultimately increase the city’s long-term housing stock at no cost to taxpayers.”
“The most significant change in the course, though, was shifting our approach to the study of religion from ‘difference’ to ‘diversity.’ Instead of ‘othering’ the religions we studied, diversity allowed us to examine the societal benefits — and inevitable tensions — created by the public presence of multiple religions.”