November has arrived but the Arts and Culture scene is still in the mood for Halloween and a bit more of October. Tony Kiss stops by with some tips on what to do in the days ahead. High on his list, the late great Hank Williams comes alive on stage, Bluegrass with special guest David Holt, and several new movies, including a film from Saudi Arabia. Tony also reports that the Christmas Holiday season is underway at the Biltmore Estate.
Halloween is ghost, goblins, costumes, and cash. Annual candy sales in the U.S. are in the billions. A Chicago based research firm that compiles candy sales data reports that Reese's , which is part of the Hershey Company, is number one with annual sales of nearly $510 million, M & M's is next with annual sales of nearly $501 million , M & M's is one of the lines sold by Mars, and third in annual sales, Snickers witch is also manufactured by Mars. David Hurand has more on our appetite for candy.
Last week, we shared several seasonal surprises available at farmers tailgate markets. This week, we’re surprised there are even more unexpected finds to be found! Look out for cardoon, sweet potatoes in all shades, and sugar snap and snow peas…
The independent film It's Not You, It's Me was written, directed, and produced by Asheville native Nathan Ives. Ives has followed an unusual path to become a Los Angeles based film maker and he is taking a novel approach to marketing his film. He spoke with David Hurand.
One year ago the deadly and destructive Super-Storm Sandy made its way up the eastern seaboard of the United States. Its' impact was felt in nearly two dozen states, but New Jersey and New York took the brunt of the storm. Rob Young is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University. He spoke with David Hurand about his column in USA Today, the rebuilding effort, and the lessons learned one year after Sandy.
Lots to do, so little time! An electronic music festival, a benefit for the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort featuring David Holt, an evening of Jazz in Waynesville, live theater, and new movies, including a couple of documentaries. Tony Kiss takes a look at some of the entertainment offerings as we approach Halloween.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This week the President and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence was in Western North Carolina. Kim Gandy was the keynote speaker at the Third Annual Poverty Forum sponsored by Pisgah Legal Services. Before her address, Trapped by Poverty, Trapped By Abuse, Pursuing Justice for Victims of Domestic Violence, she spoke with David Hurand
Earlier this month, plaintiffs challenging North Carolina's 2011 Congressional redistricting plan filed a motion asking State Supreme Court Justice Paul Newby (new-bee) to recuse himself from the case. David Hurand spoke with Sue Sturgis, editorial director for Facing South, a publication of the Institute for Southern Studies about the latest round in the battle over political boundaries.
Seven members of the North Carolina U.S. House Delegation voted to fund the federal government and raise the debt ceiling, six voted no, including Republican Mark Meadows of the 11th Congressional District. Rep. Meadows was the author of a letter that was signed by 79 of his Republican colleagues that urged House leaders to support the shutdown as part of a strategy to deny funding of the Affordable Care Act. David Hurand has more.....