- There’s typically a time limit for each presenter, and some open mics have a theme or a host to usher the evening along, but what happens in front of the…Betts, who completed his MFA in 2010, will return to Warren Wilson on Saturday, May 19, to give the commencement address to the school’s undergraduate class.The Atlanta-based standup and "Tonight Show" alum performs at The Southern on May 19.Friday, May 18, the 30th annual Downtown After 5 concert series launches with an especially localcentric show: Asheville All-Stars, a super-group comprised of a rotating cast of Asheville’s favorite singers…The Asheville vocalist and multi-instrumentalist plays a record release show May 17 at The Mothlight.Pan Harmonia ends its 18th season with a pair of free local shows, May 18 and 20.The night of adult-themed storytelling and music takes place May 18 at The Grey Eagle.Susan and Giles Collard’s dance interpretation of the Lewis Carroll book runs May 18-27 at the BeBe Theatre.While it's unlikely that viewers leave two-person drama 'The Mercy Seat' laughing or smiling, but it's a production that will stick with audiences for a while.
- By linking donations to friendly competitions and events and publicizing efforts on social media, Western North Carolina schools brought in more food and funds than ever before in this annual…Liquor-free drinks receive the same artisan treatment as their spirited counterparts at many Asheville restaurants and bars.Kitchen Ready graduates are set to showcase their culinary skills in the program’s capstone project. Also: A Taste of the Vineyard raises funds for Big Brother Big Sister of Henderson…
- A lack of planning for long-term health care has left many Asheville seniors and their families unprepared to meet end-of-life medical needs. But local experts in advance planning say there…Although some question its overall sustainability, Blue Ridge Biofuels’ Field to Fryer to Fuel program is transitioning to a new facility and on the verge of expansion.
- The Fine Arts Theatre and Women AdvaNCe team for an advance screening of "RBG," James Rosario launches a film noir series at the Fairview Library and more.
- From textbooks to newspapers, from monuments to public orations, the Lost Cause narrative sought to present the Confederates’ wartime efforts, not as one of defeat, but heroism in the face…Qualitative findings, paired with broader, quantitative surveys, support Explore Asheville’s ongoing quest to better understand its expanding roster of target markets. Because while Asheville’s total visitation numbers continue to rise,…On Saturday, May 19, historian Karen Cox will present "Confederate Monuments in the Jim Crow South" in the Lord Auditorium at Pack Memorial Library.The luncheon and talk by journalist Maria Hinojosa takes place May 22 at Crowne Plaza Resort Asheville and benefits the CFWNC's Women’s Fund.The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners heard requests by 12 fire departments on May 8 to increase fire tax rates in their districts. If all the requests are approved, the…
- "Such declarations made by these pubic officials constitute a violation of their sworn oath of office to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution from all foreign and domestic threats.""I ask the president why no one seems to care about any input from us about who we think should head the VA?""Reading that illegals have the temerity to insist that county commissioners do something to stop immigration enforcement should enrage anyone who believes in the rule of law."ASHEVILLE, NC"Lots of insight into helping us transplanted urbanites comprehend the ongoing support for our current president, whom many of us consider an amoral charlatan, even when they are voting against…ASHEVILLE, NC"It is my belief that health care practitioners themselves need to be in the process of discovering or knowing what food, what diet, what lifestyle supports their individual mental, physical…"Council needs to quit blaming tourists and take care of locals — and local businesses."