BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES JOEL BURGESS An Asheville minister at the forefront of the same-sex marriage fight is running for a seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. The Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara of the First Congregational United Church of Christ played a pivotal role in the national legalization of same-sex marriage. She is executive director […]Read more "PRO-GAY MARRIAGE MINISTER NOW A CANDIDATE FOR BUNCOMBE COUNTY COMMISSIONER"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS GINA SMITH The drive out to the American Miso Co. on a clear autumn day is stunningly beautiful — and a bit of an adventure. It seems straightforward enough heading east out of Asheville on I-40, but once you leave behind the interstate near Marion, getting to the manufacturing facility in Rutherford […]Read more "CULTURAL ARTS: JAPANESE MISO IS ALIVE & THRIVING IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS LEA MCLELLAN Comedian and one-time Ashevillean Joe Zimmerman has been building an impressive resume over the last two years. The sharp-witted, New York-based comic has appeared on “Conan,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and season 8 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” and he recorded a Comedy Centralhalf-hour special in 2014. […]Read more "COMEDIAN JOE ZIMMERMAN RETURNS TO ASHEVILLE"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES TONY KISS After two years of planning, months of construction and one change in location, Bold Rock Hard Cider is ready to begin production in Mills River, just a few miles from the big Sierra Nevada brewery. Bold Rock has completed renovations of a 22,000-square-foot building at 72 School House Road in Mills River, […]Read more "BOLD ROCK HARD CIDER READY TO OPEN IN MILLS RIVER, NC"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES EMILY PATRICK The Asheville Drum Circle, a fixture of downtown life during the warm months, is no longer seasonal. For the first time, it has a winter home. Since its typical location, Pritchard Park, becomes inhospitable when the temperature drops, the drum circle is moving to New Mountain music venue until the weather […]Read more "ASHEVILLE DRUM CIRCLE MOVES INDOORS FOR THE WINTER"
BY ASHEVEGAS JASON SANFORD Asheville residents opposed to chain stores opening up in downtown are planning a protest outside the new Anthropologie store on North Lexington Avenue, as well as the Urban Outfitters store on Nov. 21. The protest is being organized by Rebecca Hecht, the owner of Adorn Salon in downtown Asheville and an […]Read more "PROTESTS OF URBAN OUTFITTERS, ANTHROPOLOGIE STORES IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE SET FOR NOVEMBER 21ST"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES MIKE CRONIN With 17 new hotels and about 1,659 more rooms in the pipeline, some worry whether Asheville’s tourism sector will be able to maintain demand for visitor accommodations. Often lost among the attention given downtown’s upscale hotels are the area’s other lodgings. And there are plenty of them – with more on […]Read more "HOTEL BOOM MAKES NOISE OUTSIDE OF DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE"