Matt Bush / Blue Ridge Public Radio

Asheville is going to be full of researchers this weekend – the professional kind, as the 42nd annual Appalachian Studies Association conference takes place at UNC Asheville.  The conference this year is being called "AppalachA'ville" as a nod to the host city, which organizers believe can be example for other cities in the region on how to grow and innovate. 

Michael Sanders

Western North Carolina businesses are making a name for themselves in the American music festival scene. 

Appalachia's Influence On Contemporary Music

Jun 16, 2017
Michael Sanders

Appalachian music is part of our culture now more than ever. 

Matt Bush WCQS

Federal funding could soon be coming to eight different projects in western North Carolina after governor Roy Cooper recommended each receive money.