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is a native of the Tarheel State and currently a graduate student at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
, where she is studying Journalism and Mass Communication. She is the 2018
National Newspaper Association Foundation
Fellow and a freelance journalist. She lives for a great cup of coffee and new running shoes.
Latest posts from Lauryn Higgins
Matt + Kim Play The Orange Peel
Brooklyn based duo headline the legendary Asheville music venue.
Broken Bellows set to release debut album
Asheville-based Cory Brent of Broken Bellows talks about his inspiration behind the duo's debut album.
Cindy Wilson of the B-52's to Play The Mothlight
Wilson will bring her new subtle and psychedelia sound to Asheville for one night, this Tuesday, June 27, at The Mothlight.
Lukr to Play Timo's House on June 15
In anticipation for Lukr's Asheville debut at Timo's House on Thursday June 15, he was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.
The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’ve asked some of my favorite Asheville locals to share the best advice their mother ever gave them, and here is the beauty that unfolded.
DANCE CLUB Asheville: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness
Next up in our series of Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness, is a new wave of workout classes that have women of all ages and fitness backgrounds finding a new sense of self-empowerment and freedom.
Brother Oliver to Play The Mothlight April 25
Brother Oliver comes to the Mothlight on Tuesday, April 25th. We sat down with the brothers before the show to talk about their unique brand of "Wild West Rock."
The Hip Abduction to Play Asheville Music Hall April 20
The Hip Abduction is headlining the Asheville Music Hall, April 20, and the band was cool enough to answer a few questions in anticipation for their show.
Dangermuffin to Play Isis Music Hall on April 1 [Interview]
Dangermuffin brings the beach—and the power of uplifting connection—to the Isis Music Hall on April 1st.
Beer City Bicycles: Young Asheville Finds Fun Fitness
For the first outing in Young Asheville's new Fun Fitness Series, we explore Beer City Bicycles, which offers state-of-the-art workouts, plus bikes, accessories, and beer.
Nightbell Hosts Charleston's Edmund's Oast
Katie Button’s, small plate and craft cocktail restaurant, Nightbell will be a hosting a one-night event this Saturday, February 18.
Why I’m Proud to be An Ashevillian (Especially This Week)
To outsiders, Asheville is a city that wears it bold colors proudly, but what outsiders don’t know is that Asheville accepts those who just want to wear gray.
Going Vegan for One Month: One Year Later
These are facts. Not thoughts and ideas conjured up in a liberal arts college classroom, but the harsh reality and wake-up call that our current food culture is destroying our planet and our bodies. And it's these facts and figures that made me rethink everything. So....guys. I am officially a vegan.
Young Asheville and Race
Young Asheville and Race is the first in a series that tackles issues young adults are facing in Asheville and giving a voice to those with a story to tell. Through this series you will meet young Asheville residents who come from all walks of life and who are facing universal issues and providing their own insight during their formative years as young adults.
Gláss to Play The Mothlight March 28
Athens based three-member band, Gláss is set to play The Mothlight, March 28.
Hospital Ships Releases New Single >> You and I
Asheville can add yet another musician to their roster, as Jordan Geiger calls the city his new home. Playing for the last fifteen years as a solo act under the moniker Hospital Ships, Geiger decided to transplant from his roots in Austin, Texas to Asheville, NC to play in a new band, Des Ark.
A New Year's Eve in Asheville
It was the night before 2016, when all through the house, my laundry was folded….and I didn’t want to go out. But I did. And here’s my story.
Andrew Scotchie to Celebrate 23rd Birthday at ISIS Music Hall
Saturday, January 16, Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats will be headlining ISIS Music Hall to celebrate namesake of the band, Scotchie’s, 23rd birthday with musical guests, Porch 40 and Danielle Howle.
5 Questions with Root Down Food Truck
Owner and head chef Dano Holcomb answered a few of our burning questions.
Going Vegan for One Month > Final Thoughts
This month was an eye opening experience. I learned firsthand how hard it was to rewind and rewire twenty-three years of eating habits.
Going Vegan for One Month > Week Three
Week three of being vegan is showing me that life isn't so bad with a plant based diet.
Going Vegan for One Month > Week Two
Two weeks of being vegan and it's getting easier. Asheville has so much to offer by way of eating out and rest assured vegans have plenty of options as well.
Going Vegan for One Month > Week One
Seven full days of being vegan. And I’ll be honest with you, it’s not been easy. The other day I tried tofu cheesecake and I had to remind myself I wasn’t eating Spongebob.
Going Vegan for One Month
I decided two weeks ago I wanted to go vegan for one month. This was not on a whim or an impulse, but rather a very deliberate decision.
Psych Pop Band Ancient Warfare Play The Mothlight August 5
Kentucky bred band, Ancient Warefare, is making their Asheville debut this week, in promotion of their new LP. In anticipation of their show coming up on Wednesday, I was able to ask them a few questions to get to know them and their music a little better.
Asheville Fashion Week's Youngest Designer >> Tricia Ellis
Tricia Ellis, the youngest designer in the inaugural Asheville Fashion Week, will be presenting her first line, a collection of ten looks all stitched and designed entirely by her. Find out her inspiration and what this opportunity means to her.
Pancakes with Dad
So here’s to all of you fearless fathers. For dedicating your lives to your children and for sacrificing your Saturday mornings. You are loved and admired more than you know and today we celebrate you.
CUSSES to Rock The Odditorium June 14
CUSSES is a trio of musicians with one main goal; to play really loud music. This Georgia based band brings their bold mix of metal and grunge to The Odditorium on June 14. Get ready to rock your face off.
Psych-rockers Marion Walker Play Tiger Mountain June 6
Marion Walker is a trio of artists and musicians who come together to create a sound that is dreamy, fuzzy, a little dark and a little technicolor. They fell in love with Asheville awhile back, made friends, and return to play Tiger Mountain for June 6. And it's free.
5 Questions with Asheville Tourists' Doug Maurer
In honor of some original Asheville tourists – our baseball team – and their 100th season, we asked Doug Maurer, Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations for the Asheville Tourists, what we can expect from this season and more.
5 Questions with Fireships Frontman Andrew Vladeck
Indie-folk Americana band Fireships has found it's voice in the city that never sleeps and will be bringing their alternative blend of classic yet modern sound to the Bywater on May 17.
The Best Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me
That's what moms do. They're the first responders. Superman in a minivan. They save us when we can't save ourselves. And make the best grilled cheese. In the spirit of Mother's Day, I asked locals the best advice their mom ever gave them and this is what they had to say.
Learning to Fly > Q+ A with Asheville Aerial Arts Founder Christine Aiken
Asheville is home to countless dedicated artists, and Christine Aiken is no exception. When she saw a void in the market for aerial arts, she jumped at the opportunity. A single mother, a mortgage professional and now owner of Asheville Aerial Arts, she is literally figuratively superwoman, and she makes it look so easy.
Diamond Brand Outdoor Diva Day April 9th
Diamond Brand Outdoors is inviting all of Western North Carolina’s outdoor loving women to join them April 9th for their 2015’s Spring Diva Night at their new location on Hendersonville Road in Asheville.
8 Questions with The River Rats Front Man > Andrew Scotchie
Passion, hard work and a dash of style is what truly sets apart the good from the great, and Andrew Scotchie has talent - and style. I had the pleasure of sitting down with the rocker to talk about the origin of The River Rats, their new album, and what the future holds.
5 Questions with Local Fashion Designer Brooke Priddy
Get to know local designer Brooke Piddy who has been making one-of-a-kind dresses and gowns in Asheville for years.
My First Bikram Hot Yoga Class
The class began and as I looked around I was shocked. Everyone was half dressed. Tiny shorts and even tinnier sport bras. Grown men and women with stretch marks and beer guts, completely baring their bodies with no shame. It was incredible and empowering. I was already liking this.
10 Questions with Local Artists Jason Rafferty + Sally Garner
Get to know Asheville artists Sally Garner and Jason Rafferty who met at UNCA 5 years ago and have been active creators in the arts (and also a couple) ever since.
My Wishes for 2015
The freezing temperatures may be a sign, or the sudden explosion of people hogging the treadmills at the gym. Or maybe it’s the sense of excitement and ambition you feel. Because it’s here. A New Year.
Last Minute #AVL Holiday Gift Guide
So, I've compiled a list of some great gift ideas, all local, all purchasable before the big day to be sure to wow anyone. GET GOIN'!
27 Little Things I'm Thankful For
Last night I sat down with pen and paper and decided to kick it old school and make a list of what I’m thankful for this year…with a little Asheville twist, of course.
A Different Kind of Storytelling
Mastering the ability to emit compassion and genuine charm while still maintaining presence and laser sharp focus.
20 Things Every 20-Something Should Know
Your twenties are hard enough with trying to navigate the real world. So, here are some tips for all you Young Ashevillians.
10 Things I Wish Every Woman Knew
Occasionally, I still need reminders of my own worth. So in return, I give you the ten things I wish every woman knew….and maybe ten things I have to keep telling myself.
5 Questions with Oscar Wong
Oscar Wong, owner of Highland Brewing Company, gave us some insight to how he started, how he has maintained success, and what his hopes are for the future.
Keeping Asheville Savvy
Even if you haven’t heard of Mary Rich, you’ve probably seen her. At five eleven, her strong yet feminine physique is striking and her ease with other people draws you in.
8 Questions to Ask on a First Date...in Asheville
As a twenty-something who has received over a dozen wedding invitations this summer, I’m starting to wonder if people these days even go on first dates...
Why I Decided to Stay in Asheville
Rough patches are unique to their owner but also surprisingly universal. However, Asheville has a way of embracing those particular rough patches and painting them with a shade of acceptance and gusto that can only make you want to do one thing; stay.