The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and warnings for eleven Western North Carolina counties, effective from Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., to Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Follow #avlsnomg for updates as conditions progress.
The musicians comprising Tellico have been around Asheville for years, but the self-described “Appalachiacana” roots band itself is a new incarnation. Imagine each member’s astonishment when a $7,500 Kickstarter campaign supporting the band’s debut album was funded in under a day. “I am as surprised at the success as anyone,” says Anya Hinkle, who claims […]
Press release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County: In conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission, Asheville City Council, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Linamar announces a $190 million investment in facilities and equipment and 400 new positions at its Arden campus. This commitment is an increase of $115 million […]
Despite the weather acting like a jerk this weekend, there are still some mighty fine events taking place. If you do plan on braving the cold, you have a rich selection of quality outdoor entertainment.
Swank 65, Couch Potato, Bookwalter Binge, Shut-In Trail Race and Superhero 5k all this weekend!
Asheville’s lobbyist in Raleigh makes $100,000, part of how they work against Buncombe County residents. If it weren’t for Rep. Tim Moffitt, Asheville would have taken over Biltmore Lake, doubling their taxes with no vote on it, and would still be mismanaging our regional airport and water system (30 percent of water is leaking). What else […]
I wish everyone in the 10th Congressional District would have the opportunity to know Tate MacQueen as I do. I’ve known him his entire life, and I’m very proud that this year he is running for the U. S. House of Representatives. Let me tell you why I, as a lifelong Republican, want to see […]
I live in Swannanoa and was tickled to see the recent mention of Black Mountain and Swannanoa as small places you might not know about but might want to check out [“Spotlight on Small Towns,” Oct. 8, Xpress]. Then, I was not surprised to see the ONLY place in Swannanoa that appeared was Native Kitchen. […]
Asheville resident Peter Pfister makes his own hard apple cider from fruit he scavenges from trees in Buncombe County. Click through for the story, a hyperlapse video of an apple-pressing and two hard cider recipes from Black Mountain Ciderworks.
Tricks, treats, haunted high schools, macabre masquerades, terrifying bike tours, frightening feasts, daring dance parties and maudlin makeout sessions: Xpress has hunted down the thrills and chills in and around Asheville. For more Halloween events, visit Clubland, Calendar and mountainx.com. • The Asheville Affiliates hosts a costume party at The Odditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6-9 […]
There is no play with more of a reputation than Shakespeare’s Macbeth. In fact, it is the root of the most legendary of all theater superstitions. Somewhere along the lines it was deemed that Macbeth the play (much like Macbeth the man) was cursed, and that anyone who says the name aloud in a theater […]
When it comes to east Buncombe County issues, I’ve seen John Ager and Ellen Frost show up at the Swannanoa Community Advisory Group meetings I helped organize. This group deals with efforts to learn more about the future of 180 Old Bee Tree Road, otherwise known as the other major Buncombe County Superfund site. It’s the […]
Asheville magistrates object to gay marriage
In the recent issue of Mountain Xpress, they detail a timeline of “Asheville’s Food Scene Evolution” that includes many who work with food vendors and in food-related programs (ASAP, BR Food Ventures, Asheville Wine & Food Fest, Asheville City Market etc) but misses some key players involved in our vibrant and dynamic food scene like: MILKCO, […]
Students at Warren Wilson College delivered a contentious 18 vote win to Ellen Frost in 2012, giving Democrats a one seat majority on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. She faces a rematch with Republican opponent Christina Merrill this year for control of District 2, and the two candidates returned to the decisive campus in Swannanoa for an Oct. 29 forum. (Photo by Petras Barcas)
Perhaps one of the best-known Cherokee rituals is the sweat lodge. It’s practiced in many traditions and many countries, but for the Cherokee, says Yonv FrenchHawk, it’s a quest to harmonize one’s spirit and environment represents wellness. Raised on the reservation in Western North Carolina but now living in Asheville, FrenchHawk says the sweat lodge “was originally given […]
I have practiced law in the criminal courts of Western North Carolina for a quarter of a century and, in that time, have worked with more than a few prosecutors. Perhaps I have gained some useful perspective on the qualities of integrity, experience, humility and common sense which make a good prosecutor. I am writing […]
Endorsements can be a handy tool showing which groups and individuals have publicly thrown their support behind a particular office-seeker. In this post we’ve compiled what was provided by some of the Buncombe County candidates and collected by Xpress.