Asheville http://wunc.org en Meet Jasmine Beach-Ferrara http://wunc.org/post/meet-jasmine-beach-ferrara <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://jbeachferrara.com/">Rev. Jasmine Beach-Ferrara</a> is an ordained minister and published author who uses her faith work and fiction writing to create new strategies for supporting LGBT communities in the South.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:33:38 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39335 at http://wunc.org Meet Jasmine Beach-Ferrara Tropical Storm Might Send Holiday Travelers To The Mountains http://wunc.org/post/tropical-storm-might-send-holiday-travelers-mountains <p></p><p>AAA is forecasting the busiest July 4<sup>th</sup> travel weekend since 2001, in part because of a recovering economy. But with a tropical storm headed toward the Outer Banks, travelers might end up making other plans.</p><p></p><p>It's not yet clear whether Tropical Storm Arthur will make landfall in North Carolina, but Dare County is readying its hurricane action plan, just in case.</p><p></p><p>On the other side of the state, tourism is up already in Asheville this summer.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 12:30:16 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38289 at http://wunc.org Tropical Storm Might Send Holiday Travelers To The Mountains The New Hub For Hops: Western NC http://wunc.org/post/new-hub-hops-western-nc <p></p><p></p><p>In less than five years the number of craft beer breweries in North Carolina has more than doubled. From Manteo to the mountains - tasting rooms, tap houses and local seasonal drafts are pouring in. Asheville now has more breweries per capita than anywhere in the country.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:40:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38222 at http://wunc.org The New Hub For Hops: Western NC Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC http://wunc.org/post/iron-man-3-hunger-games-homeland-and-tax-incentives-film-them-nc <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina could see fewer hits like Iron Man 3 or Homeland filmed in the state. That’s because tax incentives that encourage the film industry to make movies here are set to expire in January. Some lawmakers are trying to pass a measure that would give grants to the film industry to keep production companies here. But while budget negotiations are underway, time is running out to pass legislation.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:31:27 +0000 Jorge Valencia 38020 at http://wunc.org Iron Man 3, Hunger Games, Homeland, And The Tax Incentives To Film Them In NC 'The State Of Things' Expands To Western North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/state-things-expands-western-north-carolina-0 <p></p><p>Beginning Monday June 2, North Carolina Public Radio -&nbsp;WUNC's daily program "<a href="http://wunc.org/programs/state-things">The State of Things</a>" will be heard on <a href="http://wcqs.org/post/wcqs-air-state-things-weekdays-starting-june-2" target="_blank">WCQS, Western North Carolina Public Radio</a>.</p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 WUNC News 36533 at http://wunc.org 'The State Of Things' Expands To Western North Carolina Third Time's The Charm: Asheville Rocker Becomes American Idol http://wunc.org/post/third-times-charm-asheville-rocker-becomes-american-idol <p></p><p>The newest American Idol comes from Asheville. <a href="http://www.americanidol.com/contestants/caleb-johnson" target="_blank">Caleb Johnson</a> won Season 13 of the televised singing competition last night.</p><p></p><p>Johnson took the stage with Kiss. Together, he and the band performed a medley of "Love Gun" and "Shout it out Loud."</p><p></p><p>He beat out Jena Irene Asciutto from Michigan.</p><p></p><p>Third time was the charm for Johnson, who had been an American Idol contestant twice before. He only made it as far as the Hollywood auditions in previous seasons.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:59:15 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35960 at http://wunc.org Third Time's The Charm: Asheville Rocker Becomes American Idol Erika Brings Detroit Techno Sound To Asheville's Moogfest http://wunc.org/post/erika-brings-detroit-techno-sound-ashevilles-moogfest <p></p><p></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Erika Sherman</span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">was</span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">a preteen when she started running an early BBS or electronic Bulletin Board System from her bedroom. When she was 17, she received a drum machine and was invited to join the Detroit techno group, Ectomorph. Erika was a born technophile. Today, Erika performs primarily as a solo artist; she released her first solo album, Hexagon Cloud, last year. She also founded erika.net, a freeform internet radio station.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:32:11 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 34439 at http://wunc.org Erika Brings Detroit Techno Sound To Asheville's Moogfest Scientists And Artists Explore The Sounds Of Outer Space http://wunc.org/post/scientists-and-artists-explore-sounds-outer-space <p></p><p></p><p>Scientists say in space you cannot hear a sound. But for decades, filmmakers have tried to create the sounds of space. And perhaps they’re onto something. Asheville's Moogfest is hosting a panel "Sounds of Space," that explores both artists and scientists' perspectives on what we can hear in space if we learn to listen. <a href="http://www.seti.org/node/1772">Charles Lindsay</a>, a multimedia artist and the artist in residence at <a href="http://www.seti.org/">SETI</a> (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute, and Eric McDougall, founder and principal of <a href="http://www.blackinksf.com/">Black Ink San Francisco</a>, are part of the panel.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:46:39 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 34374 at http://wunc.org Scientists And Artists Explore The Sounds Of Outer Space Lee Smith Explores History Through Fiction http://wunc.org/post/lee-smith-explores-history-through-fiction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt">In her latest novel, Chapel Hill author <a href="http://www.leesmith.com/">Lee Smith</a> tells the story of Asheville's <a href="http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/asheville/hig.htm">Highland Hospital</a>, a pioneering mental institution that once housed Zelda Fitzgerald. </span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:36:16 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio & Bryson Russell 26742 at http://wunc.org Lee Smith Explores History Through Fiction Asheville Aviation Ascends http://wunc.org/post/asheville-aviation-ascends <p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:22:14 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 25877 at http://wunc.org