Black Folks Camp Too founder Earl B. Hunter Jr. said new marketing collaborations would help him develop more interest in camping among the Black community. And later this month, Asheville-based artist Matthew Willey will begin work on a giant mural of honey bees at Hendersonville’s Hands On! Children’s Museum.
Board member Rick Livingston, who made the motion to deny the recommendation, said the proposed SE Asphalt plant’s location in a “very residential area” off the Spartanburg Highway was incompatible with both the county’s comprehensive plan and East Flat Rock’s community plan.
Entering its fourth year, ASAP’s Local Food Experience returns to New Belgium Brewing Co. on Thursday, Aug. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. Also: Hole Doughnuts hosts book signing; Soverign Remedies teams up with OWL Bakery; and more.
Greatest grin, sickest trick and bodacious booty are among the categories at Ole Shakey’s Best in Show dog competition. Also: Punk Rock Hot Dog Challenge; Brews, bears and wine; and more.
Brews and Bears returns to the WNC Nature Center with the launch of its monthly summer event series on Friday, May 10. Also: Rhubarb hosts a honey-tasting event; Food For Your Fingers opens; Tressa’s Downtown Jazz & Blues closes; and more.
Leafa and Phoenix arrived in Asheville from Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo in November and have since been under quarantine at the WNC Nature Center. The public gets its first look at the pair in the new exhibit at noon on Thursday, Feb. 14.
2019 prediction: Town of Biltmore Forest will greatly expand its influence in county government by allowing trees to vote.
Book lover? The Friends of the Polk County Public Library will hold its fall book sale Thursday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with a $5 bag sale running 9 a.m.-noon that day.
September is Deaf Awareness Month, with a range of activities designed to raise awareness of deaf culture and offer enhanced access to learning and fun.
The Friends of the WNC Nature Center’s long-running holiday celebration returns Dec. 2 with a full day of family-friendly activities.
The Collider kicks off National Pollinator Month with a screening of Wings of Life, the Friends of the WNC Nature Center debut two promotional films and more.
When the WNC Nature Center learned the city of Asheville’s subsidy for the facility would shrink by more than half over three years, the environmental education attraction wasn’t immediately sure how it would make up the funding shortfall. But it didn’t take long to figure it out: the Nature Center met the three-year goal in only one year. The attraction is expanding to meet demand, and visitation is setting new records nearly every month.
Regular checkups for your pets can prevent many diseases and ensure that you have a healthy companion.
As the WNC Nature Center’s wildlife rehabilitation activities wind down, Appalachian Wild swoops in with plans for a center to accept animals needing care. The new Candler-based facility will open soon to serve as a triage facility where animals will be held and evaluated before being transported to licensed rehabilitators.
A trip to a local grocery or pet store is all it takes to feed most pets, but many of the hundreds of creatures inhabiting the WNC Nature Center aren’t so easily satisfied. Here’s a look at the dining habits of some of Asheville’s wildest citizens.
Kudos to Jake Frankel for his revealing April article, “Bought and Sold,” regarding Buncombe County’s endeavor to publish records of the sale and trade of the very human beings upon whose backs our county was built. Frankel adeptly describes this project that sheds some light on another part of a nearly forgotten story and will […]
Thank you for your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me." Your article mentions the possibility of closing the WNC Nature Center, home to one of the Species Survival Programs for critically endangered red wolves. There are fewer than 100 red wolves in the wild. Several of those have been killed in recent months by […]
After reading your April 10 article "Don't Tread on Me," I felt an immediate sense of both worry and dread. The article mentions the potential closing of the WNC Nature Center, and that place is more than just an economic burden. Rather, I would argue that it has helped the city of Asheville. It has […]
This weekend, enjoy classic music, pay homage to Bob Marley, perform onstage or predict the weather. As always, these events will keep you entertained without breaking the bank.
And we’ve got yet more events. Including one for dogs, one for Day of the Dead, one at the Admiral, one with Sons of Ralph, one with The Archrival, one in Sylva, and one where you can learn about bats.