Photographer: Sarah Carballo

Sarah Carballo is studying to complete a bachelor’s in mass communication at UNC Asheville. She currently interns with UNC Asheville’s Communication and Marketing Office where she produces multimedia, including photography and videography, for the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

 

Public Hearing on African-American Monuments at State Capitol

Public Hearing on African-American Monuments at State Capitol

On April 19, the YMI Cultural Center held a public hearing on the proposed  installation of a monument on the grounds of the state Capitol. Secretary Susan Klutzz of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, accompanied by Deputy Secretary Kevin Cherry, said the monument is dedicated to honoring African-American contributions to the state of North Carolina. Community members and representatives […]

Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours

Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours

Sterling Silver, a Percheron draft horse in training, stood patiently in his withers waiting for his next patrons near Pack Square. Asheville Horse and Carriage Tours is the sole service offering carriage tours of downtown Asheville. Owner and driver Catherine Hunter said the carriage draws both positive and negation attention, but stands firmly by her business […]

The Wilderness Society Hosts Panel Discussion on Wilderness and the Anthropocene

The Wilderness Society Hosts Panel Discussion on Wilderness and the Anthropocene

The Wilderness Society hosted a panel discussion about federally designated Wilderness and the anthropocene at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on April 15. The panel discussion, led by Southern Appalachian Regional Director Brent Martin, addressed topics surrounding what it means to have Wilderness “where man himself is a visitor who does not remain” in an increasingly small […]

Downtown Mobile Meth Lab

Downtown Mobile Meth Lab

Asheville police, Asheville Fire Department and a hazmat crew responded to the scene of a mobile meth lab on Asheland Avenue on April 14. First responders said that police were called to the scene because of a suspicious backpack near the Asheville Transit Station. Jeff Lyons of the Asheville Fire Department was on scene, answering […]

NC Primary Elections Draw Criticism for Poor Voter Education, Engagement Despite Record Turnout

NC Primary Elections Draw Criticism for Poor Voter Education, Engagement Despite Record Turnout

Polling stations opened in Asheville and Buncombe County for the North Carolina Presidential Preference Primary and other statewide primary elections on March 15 after a record-breaking period of early voting. One Asheville resident electioneering outside the polling station at North Buncombe Elementary said she believes the national election, in particular, has inspired widespread voter participation. […]

Buncombe County Moral March to the Polls

Buncombe County Moral March to the Polls

On March 5, a crowd gathered at the former Board of Elections at 35 Woodfin St. for the Buncombe County Moral March to the Polls. The event, hosted by Asheville-Buncombe County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Democracy North Carolina, began at the former Board of Elections and proceeded to march to […]

Crucible Glassworks Gives Glassblowing Demonstration

Crucible Glassworks Gives Glassblowing Demonstration

Michael Hatch, owner of Crucible Glassworks Hot Glass Studio and Gallery, gave a glassblowing demonstration at his Weaverville studio this past Saturday. Hatch carefully explained the process as he worked. He began by gathering molten glass from a bowl, called the crucible, that’s stored in one of several furnaces in the studio. Working between various […]

Sherwood’s Music Changes Name, Location

Sherwood’s Music Changes Name, Location

Sherwood’s Music, recently acquired from its namesake by long-time employees Charles Gately and Brian Landrum, relocated to a new location on Lexington Avenue on Feb. 2. Sherwood’s, renamed Heyday Musical Instruments and Repair, specializes in vintage instrument consignment and repair since opening in 2010. Together with their sole hired staff member, Howard Jefferson, Gately and […]

Story Time: French Broad Chocolate Lounge Release Party

Story Time: French Broad Chocolate Lounge Release Party

Local chocolatiers Dan and Jael Rattigan hosted a release party on Jan. 31 at the French Broad Chocolate Factory and Tasting Room to celebrate their new products, packaging and collaborators. The event, full to capacity, featured new collaborations with Riverbend Malthouse, Mountain Air Roasting, and Bulls Bay Salt, redesigned packaging produced by Catawba Paper Box, […]