According to the Brewers Association, an organization that promotes and advocates for small, independent American brewers, there are now more than 26-hundred breweries in the U.S. and many more are in the planning stages. In a recently published article in the Asheville Citizen Times, The Beer Guy, Tony Kiss took a look at the Western North Carolina's growing craft beer industry. He spoke with David Hurand.
Tony Kiss says there's lots of live theater happening in the area. Among the offerings, Cabaret hits the stage at ACT and Rounding Third continues at North Carolina Stage Company. The very talented trio of Sutton, Holt, and Coleman honor the late great Doc Watson at Diana Wortham Theater. Tony nominee Norm Lewis takes the stage in a benefit performance for Diana Wortham Theater. There are also a couple of interesting film offerings, The Monuments Men has opened and Academy Award nominated short films are on the big screen.
The City of Asheville is threatening to terminate its lease agreement with Pack Place.
A letter from city manager Gary Jackson claims “repairs and maintenance have been neglected for years” and there is “no indication of any hope to satisfy the necessary requirements.” The letter included an attached list of necessary building maintenance, saying if Pack Place fails to come up with $419,800, the lease may be terminated. The ten-year lease is set to expire at the end of May.
Pete Seeger, iconic folksinger, political activist and national sing-along leader, passed away on Monday, January 27th 2014. Join us tonight at 7 for a special 3-hour audio journey through his life, hosted by Seeger’s biographer David Dunnaway .
In Fairbanks, Alaska, driver's ed meant going out to a field by the airport and spinning donuts until I learned how to slide and stay in control. As a result, I feel it's my civic duty to remind drivers how to stay safe on slippery roads. Here are some things to keep in mind as you venture out in this wintry weather:
Slow down. I get it-- we all have places to be. But you're better off alive and a little late than with a crunched car or in a ditch.
School districts across the state have begun the process of what could lead to a new four year contract for a select group of teachers. The offer is the result of a bill passed during the last session of the General Assembly.
Officials with Asheville City Schools have identified 241 faculty members who are eligible to receive a new contract. In a written notification teachers were told that the Superintendent and the Board of Education will offer the contracts to twenty five percent of the teachers but only following what has been described as a "robust" evaluation.
The UNC Asheville Human Rights Film Festival gets underwary next Monday (1/27). David Hurand spoke with University Carol G. Belk Distinguished Human Rights Professor Mark Gibney about his most recent book, Watching Human Rights: The 101 Best Films.
Segment one of two part interview with University of North Carolina Asheville Carol G. Belk Distinguished Professor in Humanities Mark Gibney.