This season, local favorite Aquila Theatre brings two productions to the Wortham Center. The first, Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, takes place Friday, February 3, at 8 p.m. in Diana Wortham Theatre.
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The planning and expense of a wedding can also reflect the passions and values shared by a couple. Support the mission of a meaningful regional nonprofit by choosing a venue that gives back.
As a science writer with a focus on food and agriculture, I’ve written about everything from climate change to the global food web to little bugs in the dirt. A lot of it, I know, has been a bit disheartening to the reader as scientists have sounded the alarm about the serious, looming problems that may affect our ability to feed ourselves down the road.
Have you ever wondered who would respond if you call 911? Many people are unaware of how our local and rural fire and rescue services operate. Although our local counties in Western North Carolina have dedicated rescue squads, many of the fire departments operate as both fire and rescue stations.
Donated to Mars Hill University in 1982, the James G. K. McClure, Jr. Collection features more than 3,000 photographs of regional farms in the 20th century. There are images of grazing cows in Madison County, husbands and wives tending tobacco fields and scrappy children picking blackberries.
Frybread, a fried dough similar to funnel cake, is a cultural dish for Tribal Nations across Indian Country, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) tucked away in the ancient mountains of Western North Carolina.
One of the most desirable things about our region is the many pristine, protected tracts of public land. From Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a myriad of stunning state parks, Western North Carolina is home to a variety of conservation lands where you can host a wedding.
How often in life do you have an opportunity to save a mountain? One that’s right in your own backyard? When the question arose for homeowners in Biltmore Lake last spring, the residents did something extraordinary—they raised $1.8 million to buy a mountaintop.