Friday Feb 28
Xpress wins four North Carolina Press awards
At the North Carolina Press Association Awards ceremony in Chapel Hill, Xpress Staff Writer Jake Frankel and former staffer Caitlin Byrd met with renowned national journalist Charlie Rose, who received the Association's North Carolinian of the Year Award.
Prime tracts of WNC farmland protected
At a time of massive loss of agricultural land across the mountains, every little bit of land saved for carrots or cows helps preserve a source for locally grown foods, and a piece of the region's rich heritage.
Francis finds her place in poems
Vievee Francis was overwhelmed driving back from Charlotte when the Blue Ridge Mountains came into sight along the interstate.
2014 Camp Guide: Day camps
Campers are called "motivated learners," figuring that anyone who shows up to take biology, math or art in July is motivated.
Warren Wilson hosts Feb. 26 'Hope for Appalachia' presentation
Patrick Angel, Ph.D., will give a presentation titled, "Hope for Appalachia: Returning Surface Mines to Healthy, Productive Forests," Feb. 26 at Warren Wilson College.
Addendum to article on 'Monument Man'
In my Feb. 16 Living section feature on "Monuments Man" Lamont Moore, I failed to credit Warren Wilson College archivist Diana Sanderson.
Smart Bets: Catherine Reid
Local author Catherine Reid, a literary nature writer, is the director of Warren Wilson College's undergraduate creative writing program.
Peter Sagal to deliver Warren Wilson commencement address
Peter Sagal, host of the popular radio quiz show "Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me," will return to Western North Carolina this spring to deliver his first-ever commencement address at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa.
Buy Local,Bank Local
Gary Hawkins walked into Black Mountain Savings Bank recently to make his mortgage payment.
Proposed development of historic land raises concerns
I first learned of plans for the Riceville-area "Old Coggins Farm" development in May of 2013 when plans for an "agrarian hamlet" of about 100 homes were introduced.