- Local Cloth, an Asheville-based nonprofit composed of fiber hobbyists and full-time professionals alike, is leaving its space on the South Slope and heading to the River Arts District.Jazz, hip-hop, country, Americana and other traditions are represented across these three new local collections.After a Biltmore Estate team spent 15 years researching, gathering and assembling items, the restored Oak Sitting Room is unveiled this month. Also, Ann Miller Woodford earns the 2020 Outstanding…
- National and local issues of injustice and imparity laid bare in 2020 guided planning for the 2021 Chow Chow reboot.Virtual fundraiser and new partnerships keep nonprofits moving forward, brewery taprooms are reopening and more local food news.
- In 1921, amid an economic depression, Asheville Power & Light Co. attempted to raise streetcar rates by 2 cents. The proposal did not sit well with local residents.Sybriea Lundy counts herself lucky to have been able to participate in programs offered by Light a Path, an Asheville-based nonprofit that brings yoga and movement to underserved populations, while…Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has donated $9 million to MANNA FoodBank, the biggest gift in the nonprofit's history. It comes not a moment too soon, as the organization faces a sudden…The inaugural Mighty Four Miler race in Waynesville raised $6,860 for the Riley Howell Foundation Fund, which makes grants to organizations that support victims of gun violence. Plus, grant opportunities,…“I hope that one day in the future — 200, 500, 1,000 years from now — those generations can stand next to a 6- or 8-foot diameter chestnut tree in…Under current projections, even if the system taps into the entirety of its available reserves to cover expenses for fiscal year 2021-22, it would still face $865,000 in cuts to…2020 was the year of the nurse, proclaimed Greg Lowe, the president of HCA Healthcare's North Carolina division. But Mission’s eight hospitals are now gearing up for a major nursing…The two rural areas in the county's northwest and southeast emerged as the biggest pockets of need after an extensive analysis by county staff of high-speed internet availability. A contract…
- "Why does Carl Mumpower care about what people say on signs and stickers?""I ask the Asheville police and Buncombe County Sheriff’s Department to please issue some type of warning to those who plan to repeat last year’s Fourth of July at-home fireworks…"Other cities have used their occupancy taxes to direct millions to infrastructure and social programs while still supporting vibrant tourism industries. Why can’t we?""The game is rigged to exploit us, and the promise of jobs for a few is the currency to get communities to comply.""I’m grateful that local leaders have worked to make the feelings of inclusion I’ve experienced now a legally prescribed reality for all LGBTQ+ people.""Dowsing is a method of accessing and gaining entrance into one’s intuition."