Churches Failing in Preparing Members for an Ever-Increasing Hostile World

Critics and skeptics will always try to discredit Jesus and his deity. For myself, it is just another way I know that Jesus is the real deal. I’ve yet to see a book discrediting Muhammad, Buddha, or any other religion’s messiah anywhere on the best-seller list. However, authors, filmmakers, scientists, and atheists are all lined […]

Three Youths Win in DAR Essay Contest

Appreciation of the Founding Fathers persists among many local youths, amidst a growing nationwide “cancel culture” of historical American figures.

The Intersection of Slavery & Transit

Its Black History Month, and the territory covered at the last meeting of Asheville City Council included the sublime and the sarcastic, the refined and the repulsive.

New Business Seeks Helping WordPress Users

Users of WordPress have a new ally in keeping their website free of malware, maintaining a firewall, and saving time to spend elsewhere in their business—all for one low monthly payment.

Picasso Celebration at the Mint Museum

The Mint Museum hosts Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds as part of the Picasso Celebration 1973–2023. Picasso Landscapes: Out of Bounds, debuting February 11–May 21, 2023, at The Mint Museum in uptown Charlotte, is the first traveling exhibition in the United States to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong exploration with landscapes. The Mint is the first […]

36th National Arts & Crafts Conference Returns to Omni Grove Park Inn

The Arts and Crafts Movement swept across the United States in the late 1800s, creating a demand for handcrafted items in contrast to mass-produced items. Thousands will be shopping, learning, and collecting these lovely items at the Omni Grove Park Inn for three days, Feb. 17th, 18th, and 19th.

Town’s Lowest Building Permits Since 2016 Doesn’t Mean What You Might Think

If you're thinking the lowest number of building permits in five years means the growth boom is over, guess again.

Three Legendary Tribute Acts Upcoming at FRP

The official state theater unveiled its 2023 season that includes Shakespeare’s MacBeth, and which kicks off with four musical tribute acts.

Franny’s Farmacy Hemp Franchise Expands to National Reach

Franny’s Farmacy is evolving with a new brand image, new products, and more franchises poised to enter emerging recreational markets and existing legal-market cannabis states.

Bill Bowers: Fine Art and Mysticism

Bill Bowers is a self-taught artist, working and showing his works at Blue Dharma Fine Art Gallery in the Grove Arcade of Downtown Asheville. He combines many styles and applications into his practice; his studio is a serene and flowing landscape of paintings of all different subjects and scenes. From Zen Expressionism to Surrealism to […]