John McEuen, founder of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and his band The String Wizards will perform a concert titled, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.” Read more


The Mountain Mile development, near the Teaster Lane and Wears Valley Road intersection, is the site of the proposed August Moon drive-in movie theater. Read more

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The films will be preceded by a short talk on Arthur Penn’s legacy in American film, rooted in his experiences as a student at Black Mountain College. Read more


The annual tradition brings thousands of people to the nature center to enjoy food trucks, a beer garden and outdoor screenings of beloved movies. Read more


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​Western North Carolina author Ron Rash lights up as much talking about his two novels making their film debuts this winter as he does describing the trout stream that runs through campus at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. Read more