The view from South Asheville: South Asheville grapples with growth, congestion

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Cover Design Credit:

Alane Mason, Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Brent Brown (Cover Illustration)
South Asheville residents get political as they seek a voice on the area’s rapid growth and the resulting congestion.


  • Bluegrass stalwart Town Mountain hones its sound on a new album

    -by Kyle Petersen
    Southern Crescent will also benefit from a new tact on the business side of things. The LP is being released via LoHi Records, a new label out of Greensboro, backed…
  • Smart bets: Thao and The Get Down Stay Down

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Saintseneca and Emily Easterly open for the band's next frenzied pop show at The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, April 5.
  • NYC native Zach Cooper’s music flourishes in Black Mountain

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The composer, his laptop armed with Ableton Live music software and flanked by gadgets including synths and a modified tape recorder, will team up with Kiah Abendroth (trumpet/loop pedal) and…
  • Music and food: Frank Solivan’s recipe for camaraderie

    -by Bill Kopp
    Solivan will combine his bluegrass with menu selections from his upcoming cook book when he and his band Dirty Kitchen play at Isis Music Hall & Restaurant on Thursday, March…
  • Smart bets: Bombino

    -by Kat McReynolds
    An international advocate for peace and positivity after experiencing the opposite alongside the Tuareg community, Bombino brings his warm and effortlessly intricate guitar playing to The Orange Peel on Sunday,…
  • Cross-disciplinary festival photo+craft launches in Asheville

    -by Alli Marshall
    The numerous exhibits and activities scattered over four days are all a piece of the dialog, though organizer Eric Baden says it will be worthwhile to participate in any or…
  • Smart bets: Jonathan Scales Fourchestra

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Watch a local musician Jonathan Scales' dreams come true as two of his musical idols recite a full set of his original music at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, April…
  • Smart bets: Bobby FKN White

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Bobby FKN White plays a release show for his new full-length album along with DLX, ManuKaru, DJ Coach K, Brutha Wulf and host ECO at The One Stop on Thursday,…
  • Conscious party: Black Mountain School’s print show

    -by Kat McReynolds
    The mission of Black Mountain School is to revamp higher education for artists — or at least provide an alternative to expensive, traditional programs. THE BLOCK Off Biltmore hosts a…


  • Breathing room: Asheville’s ABC Board expands capacity 

    -by Jonathan Ammons
    Expanded capacity at the Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control Board’s warehouse could mean local bartenders and restaurateurs will see increased availability of and dependable access to some hard-to-acquire spirits.
  • Small bites: Celtic Sea Salt’s cookbook contest

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Celtic Sea Salt is seeking recipes that showcase the company's various product lines for a highly seasoned cookbook; MG Road hosts chef Nohe Weir-Villatoro for a Morrissey-themed vegetarian dinner; Dobra…
  • Third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for April 2

    -by Cindy Kunst
    A flotilla of food trucks will converge on the Masonic Temple downtown on Saturday, April 2, for the third annual Asheville Food Truck Showdown. This year promises the largest contest yet,…
  • Fonta Flora Brewery expands to a historic farm site

    -by Scott Douglas
    Partnering with the Foothills Conservancy and Lake James State Park, Fonta Flora has bought historic farmland near Nebo with plans to become Western North Carolina's first true farmhouse brewery.



  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    North Asheville Library hosts David Bowie film series, registration nears for the 48 Hour Film Project and a Brevard-based filmmaker wins an Emmy.