Photographer: Erin Dalton

A student-athlete at UNC Asheville aspiring to be a writer and photojournalist. Interested in seeing the world through various eyes and capturing it with one lens.

 

Street Performers

Street Performers

  Music and art have often been found on the streets and in the shops of downtown Asheville. Street performers station themselves either individual or in small groups along the sidewalks.  “I think that street performing is harder than any other gig,” said Kaya Nichole, a singer and street performer from New York, “I’ve done wedding […]

Unchain AVL

Unchain AVL

Asheville has traditionally been a community rich with local business. That trait attracts both locals and tourists to browse the streets of downtown, and venture out to areas like East and West Asheville. “We are all our own businesses, but there is a deep sense of community,” said Savanna McCarthy, a barista at the Double […]

The Dark Lady Sonnet and Upstart Crow

The Dark Lady Sonnet and Upstart Crow

This past week the Montford Park Players put on their play, The Dark Lady Sonnet and the Upstart Crow. This marked their forty-fourth season of performances since 1973. “There have been hundreds and hundreds of playwrights that are as old or older than Shakespeare,” said Scott Keel, artistic director of the Montford company and director of […]

First Friday: Lexington Glassworks

First Friday: Lexington Glassworks

Open studios and live music mark the first Friday of every month in the downtown art district. Lexington Glassworks opened doors with a live band and food truck, welcoming local visitors and patrons into the gallery space. “We really appreciate our local community. We have a lot of local members who come time and time again,” […]

Preparing for the Tournament

Preparing for the Tournament

The UNC Asheville Women’s Basketball team won the Big South Tournament on Sunday, Mar. 13. The game against Liberty University went into double overtime, leading to a victory of 64-62. Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick has been the Women’s Basketball head coach for UNC Asheville for the past four years. “Excitement. Kind of surreal that we had […]

Open Storytelling Mic

Open Storytelling Mic

The night began with small crowd and soft lighting over bar overhead lights. Susie, the director of this “Open Mic Storytelling” event, took the stage. Her story kicks off the night little after 7 p.m. “I use to be a journalist. Always loved telling stories, and have been writing since I was,” said Susie, “I […]

Asheville’s Islamic Center

Asheville’s Islamic Center

Entering the Islamic Center on Old Fairview Road, a quiet lingers in that air as the time for pray approaches. On the outside, the center looks like a metallic, green warehouse came size as a one-story house. “Very nice community, not huge community, but we have nice community here,” said Niki, going by her adopted […]

Hotel Construction

Hotel Construction

A collection of “mom and pop” shops, coffee shops, local art museums, and tattoo parlors lining the streets makes up the downtown Asheville region. Gradually over the years, new hotels continue to make their claims in areas like downtown Asheville, South Asheville, and West Asheville. Within the last two years there have been seven hotel plans […]

Record Revival

Record Revival

In the past decade, there has been a resurgence of vinyl, and analog music. Record stores and manufacturers have been seeing a steady spike in business as the demand for vinyl increases. “A lot of the old records, you know, do have a different sound that digital doesn’t. There is also something romantic about taking […]