- The long-running showcase of Southern Appalachian music, dance and storytelling takes place Aug. 5-7 at UNCA's Lipinsky Hall.Dena Clark and Ryan Glass discuss their approaches to music education and the long-term benefits of learning to play instruments.Nearly two decades after her death, musician Nina Simone remains relevant to local and national acts.At the start of COVID, local historian Mary McPhail Standaert began sending out emails to friends and family featuring tidbits of local history. She considered it a fun and creative…Jenna Jaffe presents Swinging the Pendulum: From Patriarchy to Empowerment, at The Refinery AVL Creator Space and Gallery. Plus: Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair returns; two new art exhibits; and a…The new rules will take effect Wednesday, Sept. 15.
- Thirsty Monk celebrates the reopening of its downtown location. Plus, Out of the Box competition kicks off, Old Europe Pastries announces plans to move and Well Seasoned Table tops the…
- MAHEC sees uptick in antibody infusion treatments The Asheville-based Mountain Area Health Education Center has experienced an increase in patients receiving antibody infusion treatments — the antibody cocktail called REGEN-COV…
- In 1946, at the urging of local residents, the city of Asheville hired its first two Black officers.Certain activities are closely associated with Asheville: sampling local craft brews, tubing down the French Broad River, eating one’s own weight in barbecue. If Demp Bradford, president of the Asheville…A $25,670 grant from The Community Foundation of WNC is helping MountainTrue continue testing begun last year; eventually, the group wants to be able to give rivergoers up-to-the-minute information about…Following its July 8 conversion into a private, members-only club, only North Carolina residents and their invited guests are permitted to dine at the Smoky Park Supper Club. Other area…Unlike Asheville and Buncombe County governments, which ended the practice of live remote comment after their return to in-person meetings, the BCTDA will continue to allow members of the public…Highest on city staff’s list of potential funding priorities were affordable housing, public engagement, homelessness, public and mental health, small business recovery and workforce development.
- "Does this mean the county commissioners were dealing in the dark, even down to the $27 million tax incentive package they gave Pratt & Whitney, a $20 billion company?""Despite the transitional hardships inherent in changes as large as what Mission Hospital has been experiencing, I found no evidence of any impact 'on the street' where the care is…"When people are not in the same physical space, experiencing all the facial expressions, body postures and subtle tones of voice that others in the room are privy to, we…"Knowledge of this naiveté and how it shapes our actions is at the center of critical race theory. And who to better teach than the officers who, upon responding with…"I also have a hard time to see the point of people complaining about the change that the influx of people bring and call upon their seniority. Who has seniority?""That phrase is blamed for housing, traffic, education, hotels, the homeless, the price of golf and other recreation, and on and on and on.""The 'housing boom' that has upended Asheville is the inevitable outcome of the same economic policies that have created historically unprecedented income inequality in this country — specifically the relentless…