Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Deck the Trees Benefit firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/montevistahotel FR (12/2) through SU (12/25), 10am-9pm – Proceeds from donations at this exhibition of unique hand-decorated Christmas trees benefit the Swananoa Valley Christian Ministry Fuel Fund. Awarding of […]
After a recount for the District 2 seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Republican incumbent Mike Fryar was been verified as the winner over Deomcratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson.
For anyone longing for the experiences of Christmas during simpler times, Asheville Community Theatre has just the show for you. Tom Godleski’s Snowbound is a sweetly nostalgic slice of Western North Carolina country life.
“The subjects of our mountain kingdom were grateful, for these industries provided jobs and wages for thousands who’d struggled as hardscrabble farmers, miners and lumbermen.”
Residents of South Asheville shared their ideas about city priorities in a public input session held at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the South Buncombe Library. The session was one of five hosted in different parts of the city on Dec. 6 and 7 by the city’s planning and urban design department as part of the city’s comprehensive plan process.
In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, local faith leaders representing many different denominations and religions are seeking answers and providing guidance for their congregations.
Since the group’s start in 2006, sisters Leah Song and Chloe Smith have positioned Rising Appalachia as both a musical project and a vehicle to express their social justice concerns, and to help foster a community with like-minded interests.
Lyft, a competitor to rideshare company Uber, announced that it will begin operating in Asheville today, Dec. 8, at noon.
Sirius.B’s performance will follow two openers: fellow gypsy band Crystal Bright & the Silver Hands and pirate-rockers Plankeye Peggy.
Swannanoa residents met with members of the Community Advisory Group, federal and state environmental protection officials Thursday evening to review the 2016 Record of Decision for the Chemtronics Superfund site. The EPA also revealed the presence of a new contamination detection on the property.
“We hope that if people sympathize with the demise of one helpless sheep and recognize, that he or she didn’t deserve to be “harvested” and “processed,” that this will carry over to compassion for other animals.”
” Next year, please leave us alone, and go focus your time on issues that matter like racist police brutality, factory farms, gentrification, climate change, etc.”
This year’s winners talk about what it takes to build a stellar gingerbread creation.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony’s album crowdfunding campaign will go live, and later that night, the band will perform the to-be-recorded work in its entirety at The Grey Eagle.
Wine, warm cider and handcrafted wares promise to make a delightful holiday market at the Grovewood Gallery, which holds its annual Holiday Sip & Shop every December. Visitors imbibe (there are cookies, too) while browsing special holiday gifts. Local artists like painter Cynthia Wilson and dollmaker Charlie Patricolo show off their skills during two weekends. […]
“On Dec. 8, 1941, after hearing the news about Pearl Harbor, childhood friend Elsie Edwards wrote a two-page, heartbreaking letter to Burlison, hoping that he was safe and alive.”