Festival events

The Black Mountain Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 2-4, at Flat Rock’s Camp Ton-A-Wandah. Advance-ticket holders will be admitted starting at 10 a.m. on Friday; gates open at noon for everyone else. Performers: Besides Keb’ Mo’ (Saturday, 8:15 p.m.) and Rick Danko (Saturday, 5:30 and 10 p.m.), other featured artists include: the willfully […]

Non-apple Festival activities

Sure, you can enjoy apple-pancake breakfasts and apple-orchard tours and apple-recipe contests and the King Apple Parade, but — in case you need a break from all those red edibles — there are plenty of Apple Festival events that have nothing to do with fruit. Check out these festival highlights: • Western North Carolina Air […]


State “Polluter Pack” list released The Federation of State Conservation Voter Leagues, a national bipartisan, nonprofit organization working to increase the influence of state environmental leaders, recently released its first annual list of anti-environmental state legislators, known as the “Polluter Pack of 1998.” The list names 24 legislators from both parties, based on their voting […]