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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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 […]

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. […]

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Saw-Whet Owls at Highland Brewing

Saw-Whet Owls at Highland Brewing

The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, in association with Lees McRae College and Highland Brewing, joined together Monday in celebration of the Northern Saw-whet Owl and Highland’s seasonal brew, the Saw-whet Saison. Shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, animal lovers and beer aficionados gathered in Highland Brewing Company’s special events space hoping to catch a sip […]

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2016 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo

2016 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo

The University of North Carolina at Asheville’s Sherrill Center hosted the 2016 Southeast Collegiate Fitness Expo this past Saturday. Classes, lectures and demos were all part of the two-day event that attracted over 40 universities from around the region. Florida State University, North Carolina State University, and Virginia Tech University were a few of the […]

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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 […]

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“Granny D” for Bernie Sanders

“Granny D” for Bernie Sanders

On Monday, WNC for Bernie Sanders hosted “Go Granny D!” at New Mountain in downtown Asheville. The show is performed by Barbara Bates Smith and Jeff Sebens, and is about the late Granny D, a 90-year-old woman who walked across America to protest campaign reform, according to WNC for Bernie Sanders’ website. Carole Schaefer, the […]

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11th Annual Grady’s Groundhog Day

11th Annual Grady’s Groundhog Day

Chimney Rock State Park hosted their 11th Annual Grady’s Groundhog Day on Feb. 2. This year Grady did not see his shadow, predicting a short winter. Grady has a 50 percent success rate with his forecasts, unlike Punxsutawney Phil who has only been correct 30 percent. The event promoted crafts for the children, a tour […]

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Royal Peasantry Series (1 of 5…maybe more ;)

Royal Peasantry Series (1 of 5…maybe more ;)

Asheville allows people to come together and create magic. This is a shoot that happened out of no where with some amazing results from one of Asheville’s own creative muses. Daniella Miller.             More to come.

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