“Western North Carolina is confident, optimistic in the highest degree, and eager to be busy with the tasks that will come to our hands in 1920,” declared local banker W.B. Davis, in a Jan. 1, 1920, interview with The Asheville Citizen.
Funded by a $78,000 grant from the N.C. Clean Water Management Fund and a $28,000 grant from the Pigeon River Fund, the yearlong assessment of the watershed’s health will include water quality monitoring, identification of pollution sources and suggestions for infrastructure changes. The goal is to provide long-term, meaningful protection for waterways such as Town Branch, also known as Nasty Branch.
Barnosky’s new album, ‘Lonesome Road,’ was recorded over the past year and the Durham-based singer is hoping to gain a foothold in Asheville with its release.
The ownership of Rathbun House — a hospitality house for families and patients from outside Buncombe County who need a place to stay while receiving treatment at local hospitals — changed following the acquisition of Mission Health by for-profit HCA Healthcare last year. But the 25-year-old institution’s mission to provide refuge and community during a stressful time remains unchanged, say staff members and guests.
Though he clearly has an array of instruments at his disposal, often as not on ‘self-titled lp,’ Andrew Larson adopts a less-is-more approach.
The coming year brings new brewery openings, expansions and fresh products.
Although unaffiliated voters are the second most-populous political group in North Carolina, no members of the state’s Congressional delegation are unaffiliated, nor are any officeholders at the state level. According to the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, just seven of 587 total county commission seats were won by independent or third-party candidates in 2018.
“Reading supports all aspects of education and life opportunities. I have seen firsthand the difficulties struggling readers experience.”
When the taxman comes calling to inspect each of Buncombe County’s 127,000 individual properties for the purpose of establishing their tax value this year, in many cases he won’t be a man at all. Reveal 250, a high-definition camera system deployed using flyover technology, and Cyclomedia, a vehicle-based 360-degree measurement system, will be among the […]
Of the exhibition #HUMAN, Singh notes, “This is probably the only time in my life I’ve created political or social [commentary] pieces. If you look back at my work, it’s nudes and romantic, lots of sensual energy, which is really important to my creative process. But I’m definitely finding spaces for broadening the conversation.”
Although it’s colorless and essentially flavorless, vodka is the most popular spirit in the U.S.
The event at Malaprop’s on Jan. 12 also includes readings from Eric Nelson, Meagan Smith Lucas and Benjamin Cutlers.
Joining Amanda Anne Platt and Aubrey Eisenman will be Jane Kramer, Laura Blackley and Tina Collins and Quetzal Jordan of Tina and Her Pony.
“Although it takes conscious effort and practice, these simple changes in our language make big shifts in our community of Asheville, which must also work to reconcile our own legacy of slavery.”
The Americana/Alt-Country singer-songwriter plays Jan. 15 at Isis.
**UPDATED JAN. 9** UpCountry celebrates its third anniversary with a Devil’s Foot collaboration, Old North Premium Lager enters the market and more local beer news.