New restaurants and breweries continue to open in Black Mountain, leaving business owners cautiously optimistic about the town’s potential as a tourist destination.
“I only read about one more hotel being built, but nothing to help the tourists and locals find parking. This is a tourist area, so make it tourist-friendly.”
The Carolina Mountain Club marks its 100th anniversary with a new book. Plus, an author uses Black Mountain as a inspiration for her YA novel, a Buddhist monk will discuss his book and Citizen Vinyl presses an album celebrating Southern music.
Black Mountain’s community garden feeds its neighbors, figuratively and literally.
Former Biltmore sous chef opens Jamaican street food truck. Plus, The RailYard opens in Black Mountain; Forager Fridays; and more.
Black Mountain’s Deck the Trees events welcomes in the holiday season. Plus, the Folk Art Center hosts the annual Holiday Seconds Sales, an Asheville artist sells painting for Ukraine and the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition bring eight finalists to town.
The nonprofit North Carolina Glass Center plans a second location in Black Mountain. Plus, a local author writes a climate change novel, the Black Mountain Public Library welcomes writers and illustrators and the Asheville Holiday Parade returns.
The Gray Rock Inn Writers Project calls on local authors to contribute fiction and nonfiction pieces. Also: Dark City Poets Society celebrates one-year anniversary of Poetry Night; LEAF Down By the River celebrates youth performers; and more!
Development projects leave obvious marks on the world around them. But every building that goes up in Western North Carolina also leaves a paper trail in local government archives that, as public property, residents have the legal right to inspect.
About 35 acres of the nearly 450-acre tract — purchased by the nonprofit Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in 2020 and recently transferred to the town of Canton — are now open, including the Berm Park mountain bike skills course and a mixed-use hiking/biking trail.
Black Mountain hopes to extend the life of a 90-year-old earthen dam using $300k from its share of federal American Rescue Plan Act money.
“I myself have contracted blastocystis repeatedly and believe it may have been from this water.”
UPDATE, 10/13/21: This piece was updated to state that Pittard attended college in the 1960s and has built a net-zero home. On Wednesdays for the last three years, a few friends stand silently on the busiest corner in Black Mountain holding signs that say “LOVE.” They aren’t affiliated with any religion or political organization. They simply […]
Two interlocal agreements up for consideration by the Board of Commissioners Oct. 5, to be signed with the town of Black Mountain and UNC Asheville, would allow those entities to combine their solar energy proposals with new county solar projects in a bid for installers.
” I loved the emblem of Harriet Tubman with her right hand protectively spread across the chest of a frightened little girl. It speaks volumes to me.”
The charging station program, funded by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality from part of the state’s allocation in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal, partially defrays the cost of installing Level 2 infrastructure, which can recharge electric vehicles up to seven times as quickly as a standard 120-volt outlet.
“From the onset of this pandemic to date, I have not seen a single postal delivery worker, privately or federally employed, wearing a mask or utilizing any other such protective equipment as recommended under official guidelines.”
Buncombe County Health and Human Services Director Talmadge “Stoney” Blevins gave North Carolina lawmakers limited details about his agency’s decision to place a 9-year-old girl in a drug- and needle-filled hotel room during a hearing on Oct. 13.
This year’s contest to fill three seats on the town’s nonpartisan Board of Aldermen initially drew nine candidates, a field that has since dwindled to six. Four of those candidates participated in a Sept. 21 candidate forum hosted through Zoom by Indivisible Black Mountain.
“I, personally, along with other residents here, have seen a number of government officials ignoring safeguards.”
“Residents of Black Mountain, you might consider asking your leadership why they were so willing to sacrifice your health to stick it to the libs.”