Area nonprofits look to provide oasis for ‘food desert’ inhabitants

Mountain organizations are raising awareness for an issue that plagues nearly every North Carolina community, yet often goes ignored. An open discussion in Asheville, entitled “WNC Food Deserts & Food Policy,” centered around the concept of “food deserts,” and how a growing tally of Tarheel families, particularly rural ones, are finding themselves isolated from a […]

All politics is local: Jackson County residents march on D.C., Asheville

This story was written by Quintin Ellison, originally published in The Sylva Herald. As upwards of 500,000 protesters descended Saturday on the nation’s capitol, thousands more streamed into Asheville to show solidarity. Jackson County residents marched in both cities. “I went for all people in the name of human rights. We marched to the White House – […]

Asheville proves that recycling doesn’t have to be difficult

Have you ever tried to figure out where to recycle your old cell phone only to give up and just throw it in the trash? Greenworks in Asheville found a solution to make recycling hard items easier for their citizens and those from surrounding areas. Hard 2 Recycle, which is now 11 years old, is […]

Fox & Beggar Theater ends tour with “Taracco: A Soldier’s Tale” at WCU

Fox & Beggar Theater presented their final performance on Aug. 25 of “Taracco: A Soldier’s Tale” in Bardo Arts Center, ending their summer 2016 tour. According to the Fox & Beggar website, “Tarocco tells the story of an Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines after barely escaping the gas attacks at Caporetto. To pass […]

Show Review: The Oh Hellos @ The Orange Peel

Listening to modern folk band The Oh Hellos’ current release, Dear Wormwood, I imagined the band to be a relaxed, inconspicuous presence on stage. I couldn’t have been more wrong. While breezy, earthy vocals take precedence over the instrumentals on most of The Oh Hellos’ recordings, the live performance shows off the complicated conglomeration of […]

Six great concerts coming to Asheville this spring

Though it’s been hard to believe these past couple of frigid weeks, warmer days are in sight and they are bringing some great music to the mountains. Here are eight shows to consider dropping a few dollars on as we near the halfway point of the semester, in the order of their occurrence. Houndmouth @ […]