- Inherited vintage clothing, previously online-only, recently opened as not only a brick-and-mortar store in downtown Tryon, but also as a collaboration with Heise’s husband, the singer-songwriter and recording artist Steven…Xpress looks into the musical ministries of a number of local churches and explores what such programs, at the intersection of art and worship, offer to parishioners as well secular…The holiday tradition returns to Asheville Community Theatre on Dec. 28.“We've got a few new arrangements that we're bringing in, but we're going to play all the old favorites,” Wilson says. “Wendy [Jones] has a big band arrangement of ‘White…Pianist David Troy Francis, cellist Franklin Keel and singer Carol Duermit perform a Christmas program at White Horse Black Mountain on Dec. 22.The Asheville alt-pop duo's monthlong Fleetwood's residency continues Dec. 20 and 27.The youthful brother-sister old-time duo opens for Pretty Little Goat on Dec. 20 at Isis.
- Faith-based organizations in WNC have historically worked to alleviate the daunting problem of hunger, pooling resources, collecting food and volunteering at nonprofits.Patricia and Elijah Waters take their cereal-focused pop-up concept to events from bridal showers to volunteer group meetings.Several local restaurants and breweries are participating in the eighth annual Home for the Holidays Fundraiser. Also: Southern Appalachian Brewery hosts Gospel Brunch with Redneck Mimosa; The Cut Cocktail Lounge…New Belgium's potential future parent company Kirin has business ties with a military-run conglomerate that’s been linked with genocide in Myanmar.The 40th brewery in Buncombe County has its grand opening Dec. 13.
- Whether it’s local issues such as gentrification and overdevelopment or, at the national level, things like health care, the Green New Deal and military spending, the conversations have gotten toxic.…For the first time, the Creation Care Alliance’s annual retreat, taking place at the Montreat Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, will include both clergy and lay leaders.…
- Bong Joon-ho’s "Parasite" wins top honors from the Southeastern Film Critics Association.
- ASHEVILLE, N.C.People came by the hundreds to attend the Rev. Lucius B. Compton's annual revival services at Eliada in the early part of the 20th century. Known for his deep understanding…Some spiritual seekers find meaning and truth in forms of religion that don't require belief in a divine being. They say a nondogmatic, nontheistic approach meets their needs for community,…ASHEVILLE, N.C.After hearing roughly seven hours of testimony on Dec. 11, the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment continued its deliberations on the approval of Crossroads West Asheville until Thursday, Jan. 23.…Downtown traffic is about to get a lot worse, according to Asheville City Council member Sheneika Smith. “Because this project is so massive and we’ve already accommodated for almost 1,000…
- "In the final analysis, the dehumanizing discourse of 'removing undesirables,' which has become sadly normalized and increasingly vicious as of late, is irreconcilable with achieving the county’s stated goals.""Cutting down a tree unnecessarily is like throwing the original 'Mona Lisa' into a fire. There is great urgency to save the Ravenscroft acreage.""I find what’s happening is unbearable to people of Western North Carolina, and we need to talk about what’s happening. We need to continue to be educated.""By letting the urban forest become too dense over the last several generations, and by failing to clear away the underbrush bears love, we have invited them back in from…