Exciting Trips Offered by Ventures Birding Tours

Once you get started on a new adventure like bird watching, it may become difficult to stop.

‘Last Five Years’ Delivers a Colorful & Charming Musical Experience

Finishing up their National Broadway Tour of Pretty Woman, Bethany McDonald and local favorite Chase Wolfe led the Shakespeare & Friends production of the much-loved and popular musical The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown.

Letter To The Community: Asheville Airport’s Lew Bleiweis

As we start to welcome summer guests, I’d like to remind you of Asheville Regional Airport’s evolution since opening 63 years ago. From humble beginnings in 1961, we have become the third busiest airport in North Carolina, now serving 27 nonstop destinations through six airlines for both locals and visitors alike. To put our recent […]

PTSD and Suicide Prevention for Law Enforcement Officers

Law enforcement officer suicide is the #1 killer of police officers, and that rate escalated after 2022 when so many police came under attack. Representatives from local forces learned how to spot and help when an officer is in trouble.

Shawshank Redemption is Very Redeeming at FR Playhouse

Faster than you can clearly enunciate “Shawshank Redemption,” the stage version of the hit film takes you into a chilling world of torturous incarceration.

Asheville Approves Downtown Bid

It was a night of contradictions. Reportedly, a party opposing the BID had vandalized the car of a proponent in an act of intimidation that could only increase demand for the BID. Then, opponents complained about a private-sector company stepping up to do what they thought government should be doing but wasn't. Either way, the BID was approved. Downtown residents will now see a new tax for purposes still in the development stage.

After Nearly A Decade, Town Attorney Resigns

"With this letter, I hereby tender my resignation as Weaverville’s Town Attorney effective July 1, 2024."

Foundation Awards $10,000 Scholarship to NB High School Senior

The SECU Foundation, a charitable organization funded by members of the State Employees’ Credit Union, has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Kyra Sowell, a senior at North Buncombe High School. This four-year scholarship will support Sowell’s academic pursuits at UNC-Greensboro, one of the 16 universities in the University of North Carolina System. The prestigious “People […]

From Farm School To Progressive Education

The marker reads: “Founded in 1894 by the Presbyterian Church as Asheville Farm School. A four-year college since 1966. 1 1/2 mi. E.” Its location is on the side of US 70 at Warren Wilson Road, west of Swannanoa. Of course, the sign is talking about Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa Valley. However, it started […]

NC Stage Company Announces 2024-2025 Season

Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver have been producing plays recognized for artistic excellence with equity actors; the company has been voted best local theater multiple times in the Mountain Express Best of WNC Poll.