Katrina Morgan

Madison County Arts Holiday Sale

The annual Madison County Arts Council member artist Holiday Sale is a favorite holiday treat in downtown Marshall. For 2023 it has grown into a four-week long event. “The sale is always so fun,” says Erich Hubner, MCAC Program Director. “The Arts Center is transformed into a wonderful store filled with treasures from local artists […]

Crime is Not Dropping in Buncombe County

Local leaders in Asheville and Buncombe County are accused of manipulating statistics and downplaying the severity of the crime problem, while rising incidents of violent crimes, sexual assault, and armed robbery contradict the claim of a drop in crime rates, highlighting the challenges faced by an understaffed Asheville Police Department.

Immerse Yourself in the World of Dickens

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Charles Dickens at the Dickens Festival 2023, nestled in the heart of North Carolina’s picturesque Biltmore Village against the majestic backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This annual celebration transports participants to the Victorian era, weaving together a tapestry of festive cheer with Dickens’ spirit at its core. […]

Asheville Symphony Chorus Opens Season with a Celebration of European Folk Music

The Asheville Symphony Chorus (ASC) opens its 2023-2024 season with “On the Danube’s Shore: Music from Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Hungary” on November 12, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Asheville. The concert, performed under the baton of ASC’s new, permanent Conductor, Kyle Ritter, will feature folk music and love songs from Béla Bartók, Johannes […]

ASO’s Masterworks 3: American Portraits”

Asheville Symphony joined by Pulitzer-Prize and Three-Time-Grammy Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon and “Hamilton” Star Bryan Terrell Clark for “Masterworks 3: American Portraits.” The Asheville Symphony’s November 18 Masterworks performance, “American Portraits” is set to have a star-studded lineup of guests on this all-American program. Pulitzer Prize and three-time Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon will attend the […]

Study Abroad Opportunities for High School Students

ASSE International Student Exchange Program offers qualified high school students the opportunity to explore the world by spending a year, semester, or summer abroad, fostering intercultural understanding through youth exchange, while also providing American families a chance to host international students for an enriching experience.

Henderson County Wall of Honor Program Nov 11th

Retired Army major Bob Johnson, a member of the Henderson County VFW Post 5206, will be speaking about the Henderson County Wall of Honor program at 2 p.m. on November 11, 2023. The talk will be at the downtown library in Hendersonville and is open to the public. In this program, the VFW puts veteran’s […]

Remembering Our Charters of Freedom

When an ambitious Scottish sailor faces adversity and reinvents himself as John Paul Jones, he becomes a legendary naval hero.

To Fix Our Politics, Try Conversation

At the start of each North Carolina Leadership Forum, we ask our participants to introduce themselves by telling a story about a person or experience that helped make them who they are today. Although I co-founded NCLF, based at Duke University, I can’t claim credit for this idea. It was my colleague Leslie Winner — […]

The Asheville Connection: A Memoir

Asheville native Joseph Scotchie has published his ninth book, The Asheville Connection, a memoir of life in the Ninenteen Sixties and early Seventies. The book jacket reads as follows: “Is nostalgia for the Nineteen Sixties a little insane? Is that same sentiment for the Seventies more of the same? Maybe so, but in his latest […]