Katrina Morgan

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 […]

Lamenting “Good Ol’ Boy” Woodfin

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 vs. Asheville School: The Football Rivalry Continues

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.

Surreal Sirkus Returns to Pack Square for October Performance

Experience the mesmerizing revival of The Surreal Sirkus as Asheville's treasured performance art troupe brings back its unique blend of experimental theater, live music, and circus arts to reignite the creative magic of the city in the 13th Surreal Sirkus Arts Festival at Pack Square Park.

Community Meetings Scheduled for HCA/Mission Health Monitoring

Public meetings led by Gibbins Advisors have been scheduled in October and November in several communities across Western North Carolina served by Mission Health System. The first four meetings will be related to (1) Transylvania Regional Hospital (Transylvania County), (2) Mission Hospital, CarePartners and Mission Children’s Hospital (Buncombe County), (3) Angel Medical Center (Macon County), […]

Surreal Sirkus Returns to Pack Square for October Performance

Experience the mesmerizing revival of The Surreal Sirkus as Asheville's treasured performance art troupe brings back its unique blend of experimental theater, live music, and circus arts to reignite the creative magic of the city in the 13th Surreal Sirkus Arts Festival at Pack Square Park.

Explore Asheville Names Dodie Stephens VP of Marketing

Explore Asheville, the official destination marketing and management organization for Asheville and Buncombe County, announced Dodie Stephens as its next head of marketing effective October 2. Stephens, who spent more than 15 years with Explore Asheville, will return to the organization as Vice President of Marketing, after stepping away to be Vice President of Marketing […]

Tryon Little Theater: 75th Season Opener

75 years is a long time to enthrall audiences, and over the years Tryon Little Theater (TLT) has provided the community with a broad range of comedies, dramas, and musicals — as well as the beloved Tryon Summer Youth Theater productions. On September 28, at the Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon Little Theater’s production of […]

Madison Heritage Arts Festival

The Rotary Club of Madison County announces the Madison Heritage Arts Festival on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 10:00am – 4:00pm on College Street in Mars Hill, NC. More than thirty regional vendors will offer an array of arts and crafts for sale, along with many other locally produced products.