The Wild, Wild Best of WNC: Part One

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Scott Southwick
We are pleased as all get-out to serve up Part I of the Best of WNC, our 25th annual compilation of what you, our readers, declare to be the cream of the crop of what this region has to offer. Yeehaw!





  • Screen Scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Asheville-based filmmaker Emma Keehan enjoys festival success while two actors with local ties appear in Quentin Tarantino's new movie.


  • Summertime and the parking’s not easy

    -by Brooke Randle
    “There’s not a simple solution,” says Sage Turner, who chairs both the Downtown Commission and its Parking and Transportation Committee. “The reality is, at peak hours when everyone wants to…
  • Asheville Archives: The failed paper heist of 1906

    -by Thomas Calder
    In 1906, Asheville tried what it could to lure Champion Fibre Co. away from building its new plant in Canton, desperate to bring the company's 1,000 new jobs to the…
  • Step Right Up

    -by Molton
  • Yes we Can(ton)

    -by Thomas Calder
    Canton is a mill town — and that’s just fine with residents, who embrace its industrial smells and sights as part of the town’s heritage and identity. As new transplants…
  • “In and Out the Bureaucracy”

    -by Brent Brown
  • Dogwood Health Trust shares six-month update

    -by Daniel Walton
    While the trust’s professional leadership remains under consideration, board chair Janice Brumit confirms that its board has filled out its inaugural complement of 14 members from WNC. After the nonprofit…
  • Tourism Development Authority weighs in on proposed hotel ban

    -by Brooke Randle
    The Tourism Development Authority discusses the proposed hotel moratorium during a July 31 board meeting.
  • Buncombe commissioners begin 2040 strategic planning

    -by Daniel Walton
    The board tagged a higher overall population, greater burdens associated with chronic health conditions and obesity, growing racial gaps in academic achievement, a rising jail population, loss of farmland, higher…
  • McHenry, Buncombe residents clash at Riceville town hall

    -by Daniel Walton
    The 10th Congressional District representative's constituents challenged him on issues including climate policy, Israel-U.S. relations and the behavior of President Donald Trump at his annual Buncombe County town hall on…