The Pot Stirred, a new CBD cafe, prepares for its launch. Plus: Elevated Kava Lounge opens in West Asheville; Valentine’s Day events; and more!
, BBQ fest on the river and Contrada is back in business on Wall Street
State funding for local domestic, sexual violence nonprofits to end Sept. 30 The N.C. Governor’s Crime Commission informed four WNC nonprofits on June 16 of the discontinuance of nearly $2.3 million in grant funding previously available through the Victims of Crime Act and the Violence Against Women Act. Existing VOCA and VAWA grants are scheduled […]
Nationally recognized wildlife artist Bob Travers returns with his latest batch of students for the 15th annual Emerging Artists exhibit. Also: Wortham Center for the Performing Arts extends free online workshops through the spring; the Center for Craft partners with Mountain BizWorks for a new online series; and more!
Retired Rear Adm. Richard Houck of Transylvania County, attorney Fred Jones of Macon County and Bishop José McLoughlin of Henderson County will join the board of Western North Carolina’s largest nonprofit as Buncombe County’s Dr. John Ball departs. The change fulfills requirements stipulated in N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s approval of Mission Health’s sale to HCA Healthcare.
An annual event pivots to online, Different Wrld readies to open in the former Mothlight space and more area arts news.
For many, Gov. Roy Cooper’s stay-at-home order was a protective measure to keep the community safe from COVID-19. But for others, home isn’t safe: If someone is trapped in close quarters with an abuser, social distancing becomes incredibly dangerous. With no end to the pandemic in sight, local organizations are preparing for a rise in domestic and sexual violence despite their limited resources.
As currently drawn, the proposed districts would shift representation for large areas of Buncombe County. A 2011 state law also required that districts for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners match those of the county’s House representatives. As currently drawn, the maps would move Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara from District 1 to District 2, shift Al Whitesides from District 1 to District 3 and reassign Amanda Edwards from District 2 to District 1.
The two-day event — at The Grey Eagle on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15 — includes supporting specials from local businesses (look for those to be announced) and fosters a safe space for showgoers.
James Baumstark, deputy chief of the Asheville Police Department, declared that all of the backlogged kits in his department’s possession had been reviewed — nearly 600 in all — with 414 already sent in for testing. Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller also said that his office was evaluating and prioritizing a backlog of 201 untested kits.
In its first four months, WNC Superheroes has raised $5,431.17 in support of 11 cases referred by partner nonprofits.
The second iteration is slated for Monday, April 22, at The Mothlight with Chris Rodrigues and Abby the Spoon Lady, Laura Blackley and Tina & Her Pony; Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth; Hilliary Begley; Tom Peters; Josh McClure of Jus Twerk; Kathleen Hahn of Danceclub Asheville; Kevin Evans and Lauren Napoli of Aerial Space.
Deepening our awareness of what’s going well in our lives is a simple practice that’s also profound, say a variety of local wellness practitioners and helping organizations. Benefits can include an improved mood and sense of well-being and possibly even better physical health.
While organizations continue to use traditional forms of community engagement such as printed mailing lists and media relations, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have widened their scope of donors and support.
This year, the 17th for the event, features the work of local designer Denise Carbonell.
Partner organizations are moving forward to implement a multi-year plan aimed at preventing violence against women and maltreatment of children. The effort is funded by an unprecedented $450,000 grant from the Women for Women Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
The star-studded benefit for Our VOICE is set for April 23 at The Mothlight.
WNC experts and those who have experienced sexual harassment discuss the local effects of the #MeToo movement.
The first Hex, which will include performances by hip-hop artist Nervous Dupree and three local DJs, takes place at The Mothlight on Friday, April 14.
Cheese is king at the third annual Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest. Also, A pop-up comes to Gan Shan Station, food trucks rally at the Asheville Masonic Temple, free samples are offered at MetroWines and a few local restaurants bid farewell.
Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.