- Neal Harris — one of only 10 members of the N.C. Chess Hall of Fame — discusses the game's recent rise in popularity and the challenges of teaching local chess…Lee Isaac Chung’s ’80s-set drama wins four awards from the NCFCA, Jonathan Ammons releases a new album and more area arts news.
- Making tough choices and trying out a variety of business models allowed Mountain Food Products to keep its trucks rolling through the pandemic.The new year brings new restaurants and fresh collaborations while other businesses take a temporary break and a North Asheville favorite closes permanently.
- The Asheville-based nonprofit Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s work included both valuable wildlife habitats, such as the Wiles Creek and Little Rock Creek preserves, and prime farmland at risk of development.…
- The $600 checks represent the first federal assistance many in WNC have received to cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic since the first coronavirus relief package was signed…When Emma Strickland learned she was pregnant with her second child, she started looking for an alternative to a hospital birth. She found it at the WNC Birth Center. The…Since 1981, Oralene Simmons, founder and chair of The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, has watched the organization’s annual prayer breakfast grow from 50 or…Of the 1,675 doses of COVID-19 vaccine Buncombe County had been allotted by North Carolina state officials through Dec. 28, the county had given just over 1,000 doses through Jan.…
- "North Carolina’s capital punishment has not done a better job deterring murder than Michigan’s life-in-prison rule: Homicide rates for the two states are virtually the same.""Apparently, Asheville has earned the dishonorable distinction of placing in the top 10% of most violent cities in the entire country."“Our plane is intended to ‘rule the skies until 2070.’”"The community has serious concerns about the proposed development on Richmond Hill."