Dasha Morgan

Weekend Activities Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

Andrew Aydin, a noted author and activist, and Preston Blakely, the Mayor of Fletcher, spoke at the 42nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Prayer Breakfast held at the Crowne Plaza Event Center on Saturday, January 14th. More activity followed throughout the weekend.

Black Mountain Mayor Returns to Build Better Community

In the small town of Black Mountain, Mayor Mike Sobol headed back to the office he held from 2013 to 2017. He has high hopes of "getting things done." With his many plans for the future, he wants to build a cohesive, caring community.

Reparations Are Not the Answer

What is it about reparations that seems to create so much confusion, love, or downright hostility? It’s a topic that shuns debate because it is founded on gut feelings and emotion, with very little rational thought underpinning it. Rational thought has no home here. As Elon Musk said, “It is easy to fool people, but […]

Confederate Memorial at Arlington Cemetery to be Dismantled

An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down at a cost of $62,450,030.

Land Preservation & Boykins Go Hand in Hand

Mary Palmer and Hugh Dargan have a special Boykin Spaniel, Henry, who takes them into the wetlands and fields. This reminds these landscape architects how important land preservation is.

Wreaths Across America Honor Veterans

Every December, Wreaths Across America honors fallen veterans by laying wreaths at their gravesites at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain and Forest Lawn Cemetery in Hendersonville, as well as at Arlington National Cemetery and thousands of other cemeteries throughout the United States.

A Potpourri of Holiday Activities

As Christmas nears, there are still quite a few holiday activities to attend. A trip to Bryson City might be just the ticket this year.

Bring Christmas Joy to Deserving Local Children

The Black Mountain Home for Children and Eliada Home are two worthy local organizations that would welcome your help in bringing Christmas joy to the many children that have been separated from their biological families. There are a number of ways this can be done.

Deck the Trees Fundraiser Helps Neighbors Stay Warm

Throughout Swannanoa Valley, Christmas trees are being decorated to help raise money for the Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry's Fuel Fund. As you help those in need, you are also partaking in the Christian spirit of giving at Christmas.

Holiday Shopping Begins at Greens Market and Miracle at Marquee

Unusual gifts and handcrafted items by regional artists can be found at the 95th Annual Holiday Greens Market at Clems Cabin this Saturday and Sunday. Another festive holiday celebration, Miracle at the Marquee, will be held at the Marquee Asheville in the River Arts District, co-hosted with Open Doors Asheville, on Friday, December 2 from 6–9 PM.