- The legendary singer is honored in her hometown, new books by local authors are published and opportunities arise for storytellers and artists.The longtime Asheville-based artist returns to music with exceptional results after a 10-year hiatus.Vengeance, justice, loss and addiction are all explored in Ron Rash's latest collection, "In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on 'Serena,'" which hits bookstores Tuesday, Aug. 4.
- Pop-up concessions events at McCormick Field serve ballpark favorites such as the Tourists Dog, chili cheese dogs, bratwurst, soft serve ice cream and, because it’s Asheville, craft beer.“We are especially looking to help fund microbusinesses with sole proprietors who have really fallen through gaps in other funding,” says fund co-founder Catherine Campbell.With permission from the city, businesses with private parking lots can now convert 50% of their parking area to dining. To expand onto public sidewalks, businesses must be able to…
- Many religious leaders in Western North Carolina are using the pulpit to call for racial justice. For some, the message predates the killing of George Floyd; for others, the issue…Between 1930-70, some local churches joined in participation of the annual "Race Relations Sunday" sermon held each February.Jennifer Pharr Davis, owner of Asheville-based Blue Ridge Hiking Company, says there’s a simple reason behind the pent-up demand for outdoor recreation: In a world where many activities are either…Tiffany Iheanacho has big plans. As Buncombe County's first justice services director, she intends to turn innovative ideas into action aimed at eliminating barriers within both the local criminal justice…Democrats Amanda Edwards and Al Whitesides joined the board’s three Republicans in a 5-2 vote approving a proposal to hire three new detectives, which would match a $375,000 federal grant…
- "Please listen to health experts, parents and teachers before opening our schools.""In our plan to build generational wealth for Black Ashevilleans, we can look at direct compensation for families and descendants with history in Asheville.""Today, we’re living a lingering tragedy from a viral pathogen. There are things we can do to save ourselves and those around us."