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Serafina and the Twisted Staff preview event

Serafina and the Twisted Staff preview event

On April 9, the Barnes & Noble at the Asheville Mall hosted a sneak preview event for Robert Beatty’s new novel, “Serafina and the Twisted Staff”. The book is the sequel to Beatty’s best-selling “Serafina and the Black Cloak”, which is about a girl who secretly lives in the basement of the Biltmore Estate. It […]

Asheville farmers markets reopen for spring

Asheville farmers markets reopen for spring

Local farmers markets reopen as warm spring weather returns to western North Carolina, according to Romantic Asheville, a popular website for tourists. Mike McCreary, market manager of Asheville City Market, has been overseeing the market for eight years in it’s location downtown and in Biltmore Park. McCreary said a couple hundred people normally shop the […]

Asheville Tailgate Market Returns

Asheville Tailgate Market Returns

The Asheville Tailgate Market returned to UNC Asheville last Saturday. There, many local businesses lined the streets selling local foods, perfume, soap, local crafts and a variety of other items from the backs of their cars or trucks. People from all around the Asheville area came with their friends, family, children and pets. “We mostly […]

Animal Agriculture World Cafe

Animal Agriculture World Cafe

  On March 29, a panel of guests from the Asheville community gathered in the Mountain Suites of Highsmith Student Union at UNC Asheville to discuss agricultural practices and ethical views concerning meat in modern society. The discussion was facilitated by Lisette Gallaher and panelists included experts Tracy Monday from Mother Earth Meats, Sadra Schadel […]

Ecofeminism Panel

Ecofeminism Panel

On  April 1, the UNC Asheville Hyannis House held a panel discussion on Ecofeminism. “Ecofeminism is the intersection between environmentalism and feminism,” said  the conversation’s facilitator Shannon Bodeau. The panel of experts included doula (modern midwife)  and UNC Asheville alumni Katie Toumazou, Chair of the History Department at UNC Asheville Tracie Rizzo, and Grace Campbell, […]

A Feast of Thrones at Lex 18

A Feast of Thrones at Lex 18

Easter has passed, March Madness is coming to a close, and it feels as though spring has arrived in the mountains of Western North Carolina. However, Lex 18, Asheville’s resident moonshine bar, has a message: “Winter is coming”. Located at 18 N. Lexington Ave., Lex 18 has adopted the name House Lexington for their upcoming […]

Veterans for Peace

Veterans for Peace

Veterans for Peace, Asheville, chapter gathered in Pack Square last Tuesday to promote their anti-war message to the public. “We are protesting our jackassed foreign policy that creates more enemies than we start with,” says Bob Feldman, one of the protesters. “But that’s good for business if you sell drones, if you sell military goods, […]

Universal Sigh at New Mountain AVL

Universal Sigh at New Mountain AVL

Inside New Mountain, one of Asheville’s live music venues, Twiddle performs their soundcheck while tonight’s openers, Universal Sigh, sit outside tuning guitars and putting together their setlist. “Remember, guys,” lead guitarist Pace Maynard tells the other three members of the band. “Two choruses on ‘Snow Dunes’ tonight.” Hailing from Athens, Georgia, brothers Pace and Jones […]

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

The 2016 Boyd Cycling “Ring of Fire” race training series has begun at Carrier Park in West Asheville. “This is my first year, second week,” said Paul Jackson, who competed in the “C” race.  “I’ve never actually raced before this year, but I’ve ridden a lot with the racers.  It’s just fun hanging out with […]