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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
When an ambitious Scottish sailor faces adversity and reinvents himself as John Paul Jones, he becomes a legendary naval hero.
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 — […]
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 […]
After reading Clint Parker’s “deep dive” into the burning question “Are North Buncombe’s Towns Becoming More Like Asheville?” (Tribune Sept 21), I felt compelled to set the record straight. In that article, Mayor Patrick Fitzsimmons of Weaverville stated that he is not sure what it means to become more or less like Asheville and he […]
Christ School's Greenies dominate in the historic football rivalry against Asheville School, securing a remarkable 20-7 victory and extending their winning streak to twelve consecutive years, rekindling the exhilarating spirit of competition, community pride, and gridiron glory.