Creating Theatre FOR the Community

When you think of theatre in Asheville, Different Strokes Performing Arts Collective, founded in 2010, is one of the stand-out companies. But when founder Stephanie Hickling Beckman moved from Atlanta to Asheville she wasn’t looking to start a theatre company. “I came here for the same reason I think everybody moves to Asheville to reinvent […]

Superhero Spotlight: Flori Pate & Food Connection

Flori Pate didn’t intend to start a food recovery revolution in Asheville. She and her husband, along with their two children, were living in Asheville, while she worked remotely as a creative director for a company based in New York in 2013. When her company decided to move all remote positions back in-house in New […]

Superhero Spotlight: Kate Pett is Helping Asheville Thrive

Kate Pett, Executive Director of Thrive Asheville, loves how much our community cares. “People are passionate about this community. Even when we don’t agree, people care loudly about seeing this community thrive. I love that.” Originally from Detroit, Kate started her career path serving with the Peace Corps in West Africa and Asia, where she […]

Social Media for Real, Immediate Good

Once each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (at least here in the US), social media transforms for one day into a force for charitable giving. Founded in 2011 as a way to encourage people to add charitable giving to their online holiday shopping, #givingtuesday has grown into an international day of celebration of the […]

Local Superhero Spotlight: Sheriff Quentin Miller

Every so often, we like to highlight a local superhero. It doesn’t take a cape to be a hero! Sheriff Quentin Miller, born and raised right here in Asheville, was elected to his office in 2018. He didn’t always see himself in law enforcement. “My mother asked me what I wanted to be, and at […]

What can $4 a month do? A LOT.

Calling all Superheroes! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in our community, and some will never recover without the help of organizations in the community like WNC Superheroes. As the courts re-open, we are expecting a surge in evections in our community. While everyone has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, those living on the […]

Summer Food Programs in WNC

Here are three ways to find a nearby free summer meals site in North Carolina for children: *Text “FoodNC” to 877-877 *Call toll-free 1.866.3Hungry (1.866.348.6479) or 1.877.8Hambre (1.877.842.6273) *Visit the USDA’s Summer Meal Site Finder at Note: Most site information is only available June through August. If you don’t see a site near you […]