There are several things bubbling around. I think this should be the year that we have a downtown management system in place. This was part of the Downtown Master Plan from 2009, and it was first considered for downtown back in 1993. I'm hopeful that we can get it accomplished without hitting the three-decade mark. […]
I've been noticing a lot of state police “scarecrows” along the interstate lately. Some senior member of the North Carolina Highway Patrol has apparently deemed it a good strategy to park unattended police cruisers along the highway in order to make citizens think they're being monitored by law enforcement. This is wrong on so many […]
Asheville’s favorite women’s flat track roller derby team is preparing for an apocalyptic 2012 season. We will continue to empower young girls and women in Western North Carolina by demonstrating that women of all sizes, shapes and backgrounds can play a highly competitive, hard-hitting sport with style, grace and excellent sportswomanship. We will bring the […]
Learn more about lighting ordinances proposed by the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners when the WNC Sierra Club hosts "Dark Skies," a presentation by Bernie Arghiere, president of the Astronomy Club of Asheville. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville, 1 Edwin St., on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. Info: Info: http://www.wenoca.org 251-8289. […]
They wear out; they pile up in scrap yards and landfills, turning up in the French Broad River and along its banks. And of all the things Buncombe County residents throw away, few are more persistent than old tires, which don’t readily biodegrade. Someone’s been dumping them in Asheville's River Arts District lately, each one […]
What: Throw a stone in any direction and you’ll hit traditional Appalachian music. Western North Carolina has more than its share of musicians, but it’s rare to see four legendary fiddlers in one place, on one screen. The premier of Four Master Fiddlers, a documentary about Paul Crouch, Arvil Freeman, Bobby Hicks and Roger Howell, […]
His and hers black outfits with lots of details (his plaid tie, her black and white scarf, his bike toe loafers).
Winter’s here as temperatures have dropped and snow is falling over the Asheville area. Follow live Twitter updates on the situation here.
Busking musician Kerry performs her original tune “Bedouin” outside Malaprop’s in downtown Asheville.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider a number of issues at its first meeting of 2012, including a “Mental Health Services Report,” a proposal to rename the Smokey Park Bridge in memory of Capt. Jeff Bowen and a rezoning request.
The Athens-based band plays two nights at Asheville Music Hall: Thursday and Friday this week. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to each show.
Canton resident Laurel Tewes’ solo show kicks off the Gallery 86 season
A short essay in tweets and pics.
Find like-minded people and learn about climate change at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville’s screening of Carbon Nation
Unseasonably warm temperatures and 100 plungers graced the fourth annual Lake Lure Polar Plunge today, Jan. 1.
The local artist celebrates the release of The Future of the Feline Infiltration Front, the final installment in her three-part, limited-edition zine, with an opening reception and release party at the downtown coffee house.
The Athens, Ala.-based retro soul band performed to a near-capacity crowd at The Orange Peel. Photos by Rich Orris.
Turn over a new leaf by sharing and reusing old clothes.
In partnership with Warren Wilson College’s Environmental Leadership Center, Xpress presents The Swannanoa Journal, short audio essays on regional environmental sustainability issues, written and recorded by WWC students. This week, Aundrea Kinney talks about her experience in the Tennessee-based Elephant Sanctuary.
Shawn Jadrnicek shows how his runoff ponds connect to the greenhouse with a pond, which is connected to the chicken coop, while the bees buzz around the whole recycling aquaculture system.