Writer Kiesa Kay provides an update on how people in Yancey County are managing to stay connected and well during the first weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Carolina Mountain Literary Festival takes over Burnsville
The list of participating writers is diverse and extensive, featuring local, national and international authors. These individuals range from award-winning poets and historians to first time novelists and cookbook authors.
Lesley Riddle: Country music’s long-lost forefather
When Riddle died in Asheville, in 1980, he had finally achieved some degree of recognition for his unlikely contributions to the origins of country music.
Asheville Art Talk: Jem Klein and the shakuhachi bamboo flute
Since he was 11 years old, Jem Klein has perfected the craft of flute making.
Carolina Mountains Literary Festival takes over Burnsville
There’s more than one way to put on a literary festival. Held around the world, they range in size and focus, some bringing in big-name authors while others draw regional writers. Some incorporate conferences or workshops, others offers booths where authors and publishers can sell their wares. The important thing is to a find a […]
Parkway Playhouse’s 2016 season opens with Steel Magnolias
PRESS RELEASE: BURNSVILLE, NC: The celebrated Southern classic of family and friendship, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling and directed by Andrew Gall, is set to open at Parkway Playhouse on May 7. Performances continue on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm, through May 21. Tickets range from $10 for students to $20 […]
Small-scale democracy: Small town elections offer intriguing possibilities, but few options
“The best cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy.” — Edward Abbey, A Voice Crying in the Wilderness The affluent little town of Chevy Chase, Maryland, population 2,918, was rocked earlier this year when a surprise write-in candidate garnered 168 votes to displace an unopposed incumbent. The town attorney and Ethics Commission were […]