Around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, a brush fire caused by unknown sources in the Ridgecrest area of Buncombe County erupted across the ridgeline. Spurred by gusty winds and dry conditions, the blaze soon spread across the mountains bordering Black Mountain, destroying several homes and forcing residents to flee to safety as state and federal Park Service officials, along with firefighters from across Western North Carolina, came in droves to battle the wildfire.
“These young people are hopeful, passionate and committed about the environment, animal rights, tolerance and the importance of being oneself.”
When will cleanup begin at the contaminated CTS site on Mills Gap Road? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s project manager for the Superfund site— 2016.
An unidentified group of people who say they “love Asheville” used red paint to rewrite a prominent Pepsi billboard near downtown Asheville last night, Tuesday, March 31.
Three bands, five bucks — that’s the basics of the local showcase taking the stage at The Orange Peel on Friday, April 3, at 9 p.m.
“The impression given is that we member-owners of the co-op only called our meeting after learning of Katuah’s planned closing, like we were “jumping” on an opportunity to take advantage of someone else’s misfortune. “
From the Get It! Guide: John, a self-described “poster child for carnivores,” may seem like an odd match for Ann, a devoted vegan. But Ann’s beliefs inspired a change in John’s lifestyle — one that John says saved his life.
During the past few weeks, these cooks have gotten used to serving three-course meals to whoever shows up. But there are no point-of-sale systems, uniformed waitresses or fancy, laminated menus here, because this isn’t your average restaurant: It’s the Southside Community Kitchen on Livingston Street, the café for Green Opportunities’ Kitchen Ready program.
“The issue of lack of healthy food access will not go away unless changes are made in the way that people are able to access healthy foods.”
An article published last month in Governing magazine examined 191 cities around the country, comparing average hourly wages with each city’s cost of living. The analysis included big cities like New York, Miami and Los Angeles, as well as smaller cities like Asheville. Xpress sifted through the numbers to find out how Asheville compares with the rest of the country.
Since 1996, the Asheville Music School has been strengthening Western North Carolina communities through affordable music education and outreach, teaching musicians of all ages and abilities. To help reach those goals, the school holds an annual faculty and student showcase that “just keeps getting bigger.”
Watercolors, colored pencil, collage and ink converge in the surreal artwork of Karen Noel, who says she feels “captivated by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the colors of the seasons.”
As a relatively new winery, Addison Farms Vineyard is still experiencing many firsts, and on Saturday, April 11, owners Jeff and Dianne Frisbee will embark on another new venture — their inaugural barrel tasting.
The 3 ½ day conference brought together industry leaders and community business activists to advance local economies, and it convened dozens of breakout sessions.
Spring is a time for new beginnings, so it’s fitting that Catawba Brewing Co. is kicking off the season by embarking on the next stage of the company’s future in Asheville.
Any examination into heavy metal in Asheville runs into the inevitable gray area of what metal music is. And while this variety makes it difficult at times to tell who fits in where, one uniting and striking quality of Asheville’s metal scene is the joy its players take in their craft, regardless of material success.
Local Asheville culinary celebrity and rising international food star Katie Button has made Food & Wine magazine’s list of Best New Chefs for 2015.
After several months away from stages, the quintet is eager to resume its mission of presenting the bedazzled pop icon’s lesser-known gems alongside chart-topping hits, all while preserving original musical arrangements.