“Once again, great music [at Shindig on the Green], but [I’m] disappointed by continued opposition to audience dancing.”
The winning stories will be published in the August 24 and 31 issues of Xpress.
This week’s suggestions are all free shows. Check out Chuck Brodsky, Tin Foil Hat, Dana Massive and the Justina Shandler Trio.
On Friday, July 22, Asheville Police Department officers arrested a group of protestors who had been demonstrating in the lobby of the police and fire station at 100 Court Plaza since the previous day. Along with the protestors, Xpress reporter Dan Hesse also was arrested.
“Although web-based Xpress content has reflected this story, the print version doesn’t even acknowledge that it happened.”
“It was so bizarre that I started to laugh — but then I realized that there was something very unfunny about the situation.”
Protestors occupying the lobby of APD’s downtown station have been given an ultimatum: leave the lobby by 2 p.m. or face arrest.
Heller’s latest effort, the single “Postcards,” featuring singer Sam Island (an Asheville native, now based in LA), just came out this week.
With the close of the 2016 session of the North Carolina General Assembly, homeowners and environmental advocates are scrambling to make sense of new legislation on coal ash ponds. How will the new rules affect the cleanup of coal ash ponds at Duke Energy’s Lake Julian plant, as well as homeowners who believe their wells have been contaminated by the ponds?
“You are a beacon of hope for those of us who have already run the gauntlet you’re going through and are constantly saying, ‘If I could do it over again …'”
Farming dreams can start big and end in disappointment. With its Farm Beginnings program, the Organic Growers School gives new farmers the business and practical tools to maximize their chances of success. And for those who already have a farm, whether as a business or a hobby, the Mountain State Fair offers myriad opportunities to show off the products of their labors.
Local Asheville SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) activists, faith leaders and community members gathered at the Asheville Visitor Center this morning to hold a rally calling attention to instances of racial inequity across the country. Demonstrators also demanded justice for Jai Lateef Solveig (Jerry) Williams, who was fatally shot by Asheville Police Sergeant Tyler Radford […]
Whether you’re a podcast newbie or an enthusiast, these local podcasts are worth a listen.
On Monday, July 11, the Western North Carolina Air Quality Agency renewed Duke Energy Progress’ Title V permit for its Lake Julian coal plant facility. This type of operating permit is regulated under the federal Clean Air Act and must be renewed every five years by most businesses whose facilities emit hazardous air pollutants, whether […]
“Sourcing this energy from the Southeast is putting some of the world’s most biodiverse and precious forests at severe risk.”
Today’s savvy scammers have a whole host of increasingly sophisticated techniques to quickly steal information and drain bank accounts. To combat these crimes, IT professionals, law enforcement personnel and government officials are encouraging consumers and businesses to remain vigilant at transaction points and take other steps to safeguard themselves from the threat of online hackers.