Friends, family members, and state and local lawmakers gathered yesterday to remember the life and work of Senator Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. About 1,000 people attended the public funeral at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden to remember the man who represented Buncombe County for decades. Senator Dan Blue called Nesbitt a true mountain man who placed people over politics, citing his 20032 clean smokestacks act as a great legislative achievement. Former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker also delivered a eulogy, calling Nesbitt a champion of those without a voice. Pastor Bruce Frank led the g
Listen this Friday at 2pm when members of Pan Harmonia bring us music for winds and guitar. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and guitarist Amy Brusch will perform live in our studios and bring us music by Tom Febonio, Frederick Holm and others...an unexpected dreamscape...ethereal, transcendent, and grooving...
That's Friday @2, members of Pan Harmonia with Music for Winds and Guitar. Dick Kowal will be your host.
The North Carolina State Lab has confirmed the cause of an illness that swept through an Asheville elementary school. Health officials at Buncombe County Health and Human Services received the confirmation Tuesday. Disease Control Lead Nurse Sue Ellen Morrison spoke with David Hurand about what's being done to control the outbreak of Norovirus.
Listen this week for two broadcasts of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's February 8th concert. You can hear the concert,Tuesday morning at 10 when Dick Kowal will be your host, and again Thursday evening at 8 when Chip Kaufmann hosts.
On the concert program is Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake Ballet and Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with soloist Elena Urioste. Also featured is Muertes del angel by Osvaldo Golijov and Pavanne pour une infante defunte by Maurice Ravel.
Senator Martin Nesbitt's funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m at Biltmore Baptist Church. The longtime Mountain lawmaker died last week. According to a party spokesman the Buncombe County Democrat was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. David Hurand has more on his career in the North Carolina General Assembly..
UNC-Asheville presents “Faces, Flowers and Super Powers” an exhibition of acrylics and mixed media works by Mary Alice Ramsey; and “Windows, Doors and Glass Ceilings” an exhibition of photos and encaustic paintings by Bet Kindley - in Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery in Highsmith University Union. It's on view now and continues through March 30th. 828-232-2417 msp.unca.edu thru-3/30
Local officials in Buncombe County are scrambling as they consider whether to support the latest North Carolina Department of Transportation plan for the long delayed Interstate 26 Connector. The plan from NCDOT appears to ignore one of the departments primary goals that emerged more than twenty five years ago, separating local traffic over the Bowen Bridge from Interstate 240 traffic. The founder of the web site AshVegas, Jason Sandford has been following the most recent developments about the controversial project. He spoke with David Hurand.
It's a big weekend for basketball. The Southern Conference Men's and Women's basketball tournament is in Asheville. Games are being played at the Kimmel Arena on the campus of UNC Asheville and at the US Cellular Civic Center. In addition to lots of hoop action there is plenty of live music, theater, and a number of Oscar winning movies on the big screen. Tony Kiss has some of what's happening in Western North Carolina....
A dispute over how much government agencies should charge when asked to provide public records appears to have drawn in the Administration of Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. Investigations and Open Government Editor at Carolina Public Press Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand. Elliston says the issue is how each side interprets the state’s public records law…..
Kearfott Corporation, a Division of Astronautics Corporation of America, has announced it will invest nearly twelve million dollars in its' facility in Buncombe County. Tim Lampkin is Director of Business Expansion and Retention for the Economic Development Corporation of Buncombe County. He spoke with David Hurand