Katrina Morgan

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 […]

Public School Library Book Choice: What Are Parents’ Choices?

In a recently published letter, local Rev. Ronald Gates sheds light on a growing concern surrounding explicit and potentially inappropriate material in our schools. Reverend Gates articulately outlines the alarming issues of desensitization and grooming of children through sexual content, accompanied by accusations of complicity in sexually predatory behavior. Highlighting examples from elementary, middle and […]

College Announces Passing of Dr. Billy Greer, 8th President of Brevard College

Dr. William “Billy” Thomas Greer, Jr., 8th president of Brevard College, died this week. He was president from 1985 until 1992. Dr. Greer is remembered for his many contributions to Brevard College. Among them: launching the capital campaign for the Paul Porter Center for Performing Arts and obtaining the first $1 million gift for the […]

Monarch Butterfly Release at Turgua Brewing

On the balmy afternoon of August 13th, an enchanting spectacle unfolded at Turgua Brewing in Fairview. The atmosphere was buzzing with anticipation as eager attendees gathered to witness the magical Monarch Butterfly Release, a mesmerizing event that blended conservation with the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. Hosted by Turgua Brewing, a local haven for craft beer […]

Asheville Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Art’s 20th Anniversary

Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts formally recognizes its 20th anniversary of training the next generation of practitioners of Classical Chinese Medicine. Founded by four women, the Asheville-based college has been a leader in providing high-quality education in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine in North Carolina and nationally, making it one of the premier choices […]

Asheville Racquet Club Hosts Banana Open Tennis

Players from all over the Southern Region brought their talents for another weekend of USTA matches at ARC South. It was the second weekend of Banana Open tournaments, for juniors and adults. The Men’s and Women’s Adult Singles were played this past weekend, while next weekend is the Adult Doubles division. Over 125 players played […]

Asheville Symphony’s Free Symphony in the Park

The Asheville Symphony kicks off its 2023-2024 season on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. with the third annual Symphony in the Park concert in downtown Asheville’s Pack Square Park. The entire community is invited to this free event, and each year over 7,000 people from across Western North Carolina join to enjoy this […]

Navigating Changes to Medicaid: What North Carolinians Need to Know in 2023

What are the changes that recipients of Medicaid are looking at now in 2023? Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, every state regularly evaluated whether each of their Medicaid enrollees were still eligible for the program and dropped those no longer meeting their state’s eligibility criteria. This process, called redetermination, was suspended in March 2020 due […]

The Swannanoa Gathering: A Celebrated Gathering of Music and Culture

History of the Swannanoa Gathering Nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Swannanoa Gathering is an annual event that has become a cherished tradition for music enthusiasts and cultural aficionados alike. Founded in 1991, the Gathering was the brainchild of renowned folk musician and educator, Warren Wilson College professor Doug Orr, […]

Writers Who Run 5k: Racing for Literacy at Lake Junaluska

Writers Who Run will hold its 5th annual foot race, the Writers Who Run 5k Race For Literacy. The race will be held on July 15, 2023, at Lake Junaluska in Waynesville, NC. The race features a mostly flat course with a few hills that meanders around the lake on paved walking trails. Spectators will […]