- Local artists and arts leaders discuss the state of racial justice in the creative community, one year after George Floyd's murder and the Black Lives Matter protests.Christen and Cory Short aim to mix nostalgic acts with area favorites and more at their 2,500-person outdoor music venue.The travel writer and longtime Asheville devotee discusses narrowing down her list of 100 local activities for a new publication.Augmented reality art exhibit Living Images comes to the RAD; plus theater, a festival, a photography show and more.
- During their pandemic downtime, many jobless food and beverage workers, supported by robust unemployment benefits, re-examined their choice of profession. Long-acknowledged industry downsides exacerbated by the pandemic prompted some to…The city of Asheville has farmland available in East Asheville for local growers, plus Growing Minds revamps its website, Baby Bull opens in the old Broth Lab space, Well-Bred Bakery…
- The policy required staff members to be fully vaccinated by June 1. Some former employees claim that it violates their civil liberties, while Shoji co-owner Roberta Jordan says safety of…“What is emerging is the idea that we’re now able to quantify what’s happening,” says Jennifer Harrison, agriculture and land resource director for Buncombe County, about the ability of farmers…The potential closure and sale of the APS campus had drawn intense community pushback since being initially recommended as a cost-saving measure by Superintendent Gene Freeman on Dec. 7.A public hearing on the proposed budget will take place on Tuesday, June 8, during the regularly scheduled Council meeting. The final vote on whether to adopt the budget will…The TDA would spend at least $10.6 million on advertising buys, an 8% increase over its last pre-pandemic fiscal year. Just over $3 million would go toward the production of…
- "Let’s replace that obelisk with a giant microphone in honor of the late, great Nina Simone!""While I am not in favor of this particular project — I do feel the native homes are worth preserving — the problem is the same forces rallying to oppose…"So my question is: Why do we have to accommodate more and more people who want to live here?""Buncombe County can no longer afford peace on Earth.""In my experience, healthy development is always a negotiation and always requires developers to revise their initial ambitious plans.""To maintain civic cohesion, we must convince these souls that despite the failure of their cause, they can return to the fold as legitimate members of this community. Think of…"The city’s role should be to facilitate, not impede, the landowners’ exercise of their rights and liberties, including property rights.""Asheville is a small city and applying mega-urban-growth ideals is not what this city is all about."