PTSD Town Hall: Addressing the battle after the war
Cover Design Credit:Scott Southwick
Cover Photography Credit:Courtesy of Allan Perkal
Western North Carolina offers good resources for veterans seeking help with PTSD, notes local Vietnam veteran Allan Perkal, who is organizing a PTSD town hall meeting set for June 11. But WNC is also a great place for people to hide from their problems.
Frazey Ford talks soul music and personal grooveThe story is now well-chronicled: How Ford received a call from documentary filmmaker Robert Gordon — a friend of the Hi Rhythm Section, the house band for Green and other…
The Broadcast debuts long-awaited album From the HorizonAsheville gets a first listen, with band’s launch and extensive tour (including a date in Belgium, and more European shows to come) starting, fittingly, from The Broadcast’s adopted hometown.
Smart bets: Brief EncountersBrief Encounters: New Magnetic Voices 2016 shows at The Magnetic Theatre Thursdays to Saturdays through June 25.
Smart bets: Dawn TrippTripp presents her fictionalized biography of Georgia O'Keeffe at Malaprop's on Tuesday, June 14.
Smart bets: The Bluff Mountain FestivalHot Springs Resort and Spa hosts the free, daylong Bluff Mountain Festival on Saturday, June 11.
Conscious party: My Sistah Taught Me ThatFashion consultant Leslie Council recently founded a female-focused branch of mentorship nonprofit My Daddy Taught Me That and will host a benefit to cover year one expenses. The event is…
Smart bets: The Honey DewdropsCatch the Baltimore-based, microphone-sharing duo at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall's upstairs lounge on Thursday, June 9.
The Ballad of Frankie Silver debuts in BurnsvilleThe harrowing tale of an 1830 murder in MItchell County is the basis for a new production at the Parkway Playhouse. Director and playwright Andrew Gall adapted the script from…
Asheville Printmakers group show opens in Marshall"Ours is not a competitive group," says Kate Guggenheim. "But one that is there to respect and support each other and our work.”
Earth Flavors project celebrates local foods and foodwaysAsheville writer, audio documentarian and singer-songwriter Carla Seidl wraps up her two-year local foods project, Earth Flavors, with a reflection on what she learned from her many interviews with local…
Body and soul: 12 Baskets Cafe offers free meals and fellowship to allIn a town where tourists come for the food, people who live on the margins of society often feel unwelcome in restaurants, even if they have the money to pay…
Small bites: Hickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a new Friday Night Barn Dance seriesHickory Nut Gap Farm hosts a new Friday night dance series, Little Sparrow Coffee and Kitchen is set to open in Woodfin, Ambrozia adds lunch, and Tryon offers its annual…
3rd-graders learn value of local agricultureThird-grade students at Estes Elementary School investigated the connection between the community and farms, discovering along the way that farms are more interesting than people might think.
WNC residents explore healing effects of cannabidiolWNC residents find relief from their medical ills through recently legalized cannabinoids extracted from industrial hemp.
Ashevilleans bring children’s play activities to adultsAsheville-area play experts discuss the importance of play for adults and note the variety of fun and play-driven activities offered by local organizations.
Screen scene: Local film newsThe Grail screens a hemp documentary, Hank Bones premieres his second feature film at The Wedge and Brenda Lunsford Lilly’s State of Grace has a reunion at the ATX Television…
On a mission: Special treatment court helps troubled veterans regroupMilitary service is difficult enough, but for many, life gets even harder once they’re done. Over half of the 2.5 million soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during America’s longest…
The long road home for veterans with PTSDAn upcoming PTSD Town Hall aims to connect veterans with resources to help them deal with PTSD. The event will feature panel speakers and have representatives from local, state and…
WNC’s budding hemp industrySince legislation allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp passed into law last year, local farmers and entrepreneurs have been working to explore how the crop can contribute to Western North…
Letter writer: Dog breeders’ hostility was appalling"The bottom line is if you or someone you know is considering adding an animal companion to your family: Don’t breed or buy while pound pups die!"
Letter writer: Cornerstone development poses risks to neighborhoods"Development in Asheville and surrounds is inevitable, but there are too many unanswered questions with Cornerstone and too many risks to northern Buncombe County for this development to be approved."
Tales from Maggie Valley
Letter writer: Dogs’ rights supersede barefoot humans"I do not track around feces or poop after digging it up to eat, yet the animals in Asheville who perform such activities apparently have more rights than I do."
Sayonara, Raleigh: It’s time for us to go"In order to reclaim our rights, the time has come for the people of Western North Carolina to secede from Raleigh and seek admission as the 51st state."
Letter writer: Woodfin fiddles while Asheville pays"Why did Woodfin annex that property? Asheville has stringent steep-slope requirements ... Woodfin has no steep-slope requirements."