Taking Advantage of Controversy Pearson Becomes First Republican From Area

Taking advantage of the rift the Stock Law created in the Democratic Party, Pearson switched to the Republican Party and was re-elected as a Republican to the state and then the Ninth Congressional District to the US House of Representatives.

Local Fire Investigator Death Ruled Line-of-Duty Death

The North Carolina Industrial Commission has ruled Fire Investigator Dewayne Fender’s death from cancer as a line-of-duty death, according to a press release from the Asheville Fire Department. “Dewayne became a member of our department on January 31st, 1994, and took great pride in being an Asheville firefighter. He died on January 8, 2022, after […]

Fire Marshal Issues Open Burning Ban, But Didn’t Stop One Fire

A small brush fire on Lower Sherpherds Branch Road had the Jupiter Fire Department working to extinguish the blaze. Earlier in the day, the Buncombe County Fire Marshal had issued an open burning ban: “effective at noon on March 7, the Buncombe County Fire Marshal’s Office, in accordance with North Carolina State Building Code: Fire […]

Mars Hill University Presents Neil Simon’s Sweet Charity

Mars Hill University’s Theatre Arts Department, under the direction of Chelsey Lee Gaddy, presents Neil Simon’s Sweet Charity beginning March 23rd at the historic Owen Theatre on the Mars Hill University campus. The production, with music directed by Chuck Taft and choreographed by Amanda Hoyte, continues through March 26th. The cast features Emma-Leigh Brookshire, Blake […]

Local Man A Fixture On Weaverville Roads

Longtime residents of the Weaverville area recognize the familiar face, or more likely, the gob of hair sticking out from under a ball cap, walking the roads and streets in the community. Out-of-towners may find his appearance uncommon, but who is he? Who is the man with the ball cap, long hair, and sunglasses who […]

Last Hurrah for Basketball Stars

Local basketball stars are playing in all-star games this month.

FDF Thrilled about Coming to Asheville

When it comes to empowering people of color, the straight-talkers at the Frederick Douglass Foundation of North Carolina don't have time to mess around. Following the example of the group's namesake, they want to help people learn what values drive success and how to get on a track of lifelong stretching and growing.

Congressman Brings Services To Rural Communities

Tommy Laughter, Field Representative for Congressman Edwards, fielded Madison County constituent questions last week. Field Representative Laughter setup and operated from Congressman Edwards’ mobile office in front of the Madison County Administrative Offices across from Madison High School. The mobile office is a new capability that enables the congressman to reach residents in the most […]

NC Stage Company Brings Tony Award-Winning Play to Stage

Another delightful comedy with Equity actors will be on stage this month at NC Stage Company in downtown Asheville.

Christ School Wins State Hoops Title

Keenan Wilkins from Hendersonville led the Greenies in scoring this season, as they won it all.