- Lenny Lenox and Tabitha and Mason McDonald have found success in a local film industry that still has plenty of room to grow.Ten local arts leaders comprise the inaugural Arts Coalition leadership team. Also, Folkmoot returns to in-person events, plus more area arts news!
- In surrounding towns, new restaurants offer locals a good excuse to take a daytrip this summer.Editor’s note: Recipes for items featured can be found at the end of this article. Now that the Fourth of July is behind us but several more months of outdoor…Chef Dream Kasestatad returns to Bottle Riot. Plus: Punk Rock Hot Dogs returns to the Masonic Temple, Melting Pot Social opens and more local food news.
- Blue Ridge Pride, a nonprofit supporting the LGBTQ community in Western North Carolina, launched an online business directory for LGBTQ-owned and inclusive businesses called the Blue Ridge Pride Business Alliance…Many people who volunteer with the Peace Corps consider it a life-defining experience. Kareen Boncales is one of them. She served in Cameroon from 2009-11 in small enterprise development, teaching…According to Redfin, a nationwide real estate brokerage, the average real estate budget for an outsider moving to Asheville was $615,500 as of April, 31% higher than the average local…A recent Tuesday afternoon at the Western North Carolina Birth Center was unusually quiet. The birthing rooms were empty. No laboring mothers paced the halls; no infants wailed. The staff…Critical race theory, a set of ideas about the ways race influences society, drew 13 commenters at a June 3 meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Education. Officials at…Residents who have owned their primary residence for at least five years and make no more than 80% of the area median income — $60,100 for a family of four…
- "I was thrilled to see that nurses at Mission Hospital were finally given a raise and disheartened at the same time to see they had to bargain for 'guaranteed' breaks.""Tourism dollars should be helping with the infrastructure of the city. To continue to put the burden on taxpayers living here is unfair and unsustainable.""The tourism fund could be used to provide paying jobs for locals to be out in the parks and forests making sure visitors practice “leave no trace”; park only where…"I am certain the French author would take no offense at a less talented voice borrowing his 'J’Acuse' model. What better way to challenge a home community that is similarly…"City Council, we demand that you comply with the Unified Development Ordinance and deny the Killians’ request for a conditional zoning permit.""From housing shortages to drug overdoses, Asheville’s crises stem from deep dysfunctions and injustices. For too long, our city has overinvested in punishment and underinvested in equity — reliance on…"Should not the county/city focus on supporting citizen safety efforts before looking at marketing programs targeted at tourism?"