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Asheville Citizen Times Editor and Columnist Casey Blake returns to More To The Story in this podcast to discuss a number of recent stories covered by the newspaper's reporters, including a new Buncombe County policy regarding face coverings and COVID- 19, news about the availability of apartments in Asheville and the high cost of renting in the city, and info about Buncombe County 'students surveying students' on how they rated their transition to virtual learning. The conversation first aired on May 27, 2020.

The grassroots community movement #AshevilleStrong is publishing a digital cookbook to help raise funds for restaurant workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  The book includes more than 35 recipes from the city's independent restaurants featuring familiar Asheville eateries like Rocky's Hot Chicken Shack, Vinny's Italian, 12 Bones, and The Corner Kitchen.  This Friday Feature interview originally aired May 8, 2020 and features Asheville Strong Founder Catherine Campbell.

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We're all looking for ways to help our friends who own businesses in WNC. Here's one way to make a difference and still stay in line with social distancing:

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Pick a category and start shopping.

Woman smiling sitting in front of gray wall
Photo by Erin Brethauer

In our regular visit with the Asheville Citizen Times, this WNCW's 'More To The Story' podcast offers details on a number of hot topics featuring Casey Blake, who serves as Editor and Columnist for the publication.  Blake went over Super Tuesday political races in Buncombe County and Western N.C.  In another topic, Blake talked about how many citizens and county leaders are asking questions regarding services and care since The Mission Hospital System became part of HCE Corporation.  This interview first aired on Feb. 26, 2020.

Adopted from Texas and raised in Mississippi, Krista Shows was a kid who grew up singing in church. She spent time in Los Angeles, Hawaii, and Western North Carolina before returning to Mississippi in her early 20s. She's now back in Asheville, and has a sweet blend of folk, R&B, and country influences. She performs (with a full band!) at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville on Saturday the 22nd.

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Umphrey's McGee

We know we have lots of Umphrey's McGee fans in our coverage area and beyond, so were offering up some tickets to see the band in Asheville, NC at the newly named Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville - located in downtown A-ville, NC in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Send an email to pledge@wncw.org and you'll be entered in our contest to win a pair of tickets to see this quintessential JAM BAND on Valentines Day, Fri. Feb. 14, 2020. CONTEST ENDS Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 2pm - so put your name in the hat and go see some killer live music!

After moving around for a number of years, Christopher Paul Stelling has been settling down some in Asheville. But he's just about to embark on a national tour for his new album Best of Luck, produced by one of his biggest fans and mentors, Ben Harper. “I really believe this record is the intersection where folk and soul meet,” Harper says.

Ram Mandelkorn (The Digs, other Asheville bands) has a great sounding squad that will join him in Studio B  before their album release show at The Mothlight in Asheville Friday the 31st. Get ready for an Earthquake of cool grooves!

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