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 […]

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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 […]

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18th Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

18th Annual Asheville Orchid Festival

This weekend the N.C. Arboretum will host it’s annual Asheville Orchid Festival, hosted by the Western North Carolina Orchid Society and the American Orchid Society, according to their website. This is the 18th year of the show. Graham Ramsey, former president of WNCOS and co-chair of the Festival said the event has gotten larger each […]

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UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

UNCA Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles

After a semester’s worth of diligent practicing and motivating instruction, the UNC Asheville Jazz and Contemporary Music Ensembles put on a diverse array of performances at Isis Music Hall on the evening on April 17. The performances were part of the UNC Asheville Jazz Showcase which included Bluegrass Ensemble, ECM Ensemble, John Coltrane Ensemble, Ellington […]

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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 […]

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ZaPow! Working with Girls on the Run of WNC

ZaPow! Working with Girls on the Run of WNC

ZaPow!, a local pop art gallery, is hosting a show called “Girls on the Run.” Named after the Girls on the Run chapter in western North Carolina, the art show features pop art portraits of prominent women, real and fictitious, and paintings that show the values of Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is […]

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 […]

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House Bill Two protest

House Bill Two protest

“Hey hey, ho ho, HB2 has got to go.”   Protestors chanted in front of the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville on Saturday morning, April 2. The rally was in opposition to House Bill Two, which was enacted on March 23.   House Bill Two, or the “bathroom bill,” repeals any local ordinances protecting members […]

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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,” […]

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