In the May 6 primary, two of the three candidates for district court judge will move on to the fall election. 28th District Court Judge Ed Clontz faces two seasoned opponents: J. Matthew Martin, a former associate judge in the Tribal Court in Cherokee, and Thomas Amburgey, a Buncombe County assistant district attorney. Clontz, a […]
Feeding America, a nonprofit, national network of food banks that is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, released their 2014 Map the Meal Gap study, which maps food insecurity in the United States down to the county-level. The study found that for Western North Carolina food insecurity has increased slightly since last year, reaching a rate […]
The USDA has identified several areas in WNC, and Asheville, as places without access to healthy, affordable food. But three different mobile food markets are aiming to launch this year — reducing the distance between healthy foods and communities in need.
Quietly, day after day, the dedicated staff at CMLC works to protect special open space lands for the public to enjoy. In 2013, the nonprofit had its biggest year ever, conserving about 4,000 acres, including Bearwallow Mountain (pictured above).
The band’s most recent release, Embellish, promises “warm, dreamy, danceable, electronic pop joy.” The Jellyrox is the solo project of Matt Langston from indie-pop outfit Eleventyseven; he performs as part of the local showcase at New Earth on Thursday, April 24, at 8 p.m.
In Theaters We have a fairly busy week — three mainstream titles of unknown quality and three art titles (one of unknown quality). It is, of course, the unknown quality aspect that’s the kicker in all this. But, say, isn’t that always the case with these things? Let’s get what I’ve seen and reviewed out […]
Will mobile boutiques be the next big local shopping trend? Celeste Adams, owner of Asheville’s first fashion accessories shop on wheels, hopes so. The grand opening of her Betties Mobile Boutique is Sunday May 4 at the Double Crown in West Asheville. Adams plans to operate the shop out of a 1972 Travelaire camper at various locations around town.
When you watch bar manager Courteney Foster easily engaging her patrons and her colleagues while working her mixology magic behind the bar at The Junction, it’s not hard to believe that she spent her life in the restaurant industry.
Claire L. Evans is the lead singer of electro-pop group Yacht and the editor-in-chief of OMNI Reboot, the online version of OMNI science magazine. Evans will appear at the Science Fiction & the Synthesized Sound panel held in the Masonic Temple on Saturday, April 23 from 1-4 p.m. In an email interview with Xpress, Evans shared some insight on the Moog panel, the joys and complications of a being a musician and a journalist, and what the future will sound like.
A vibrant restaurant, brewery, wine, spirits, and boundless downtown scene have placed Asheville in the national spotlight time and again. Underground supper clubs, James Beard-nominated chefs, nationally recognized distilleries, and boasting more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville is the culinary destination. And there’s no better opportunity to sample it all in one place than during the 6th annual Asheville Wine & Food Festival, held August 21-23 at the US Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, say organizers.
Local steel pan player Jonathan Scales recently teamed up with singer-songwriter/cellist Ben Sollee on a cover of Harry Belafonte’s “Dolly Down.” Taylor Hellhake and Emily Newton filmed the performance at The Hop West. Jordan Ellis plays percussion. Sollee also played Isis Restuarant & Music Hall last Thursday.
Asheville Writers in the Schools serves our community well in providing workshops for young writers. We’ve had many opportunities to work in tandem with Janet Hurley and AWITS and we applaud their efforts. We applaud Xpress‘ major coverage of the re-emergence of poetry in Asheville ["Versify," April 9] however we are disappointed that you failed […]
“The whole line up is just great,” says Sebastian Szary of Berlin-based Moderat. “It sounds like a poem, a lot of friends, it will be a big hang-around in the dressing room area.” The group performs late-night on Friday, April 25, at Diana Wortham Theatre.
From a press release: John McCutcheon in concert at Madison County Arts Center, May 4 John McCutcheon is no stranger to Madison County. Back in the 1970’s, as he began to hone his instrumental skills and learn the old songs, John traveled to Western North Carolina where he drank from the fountains of rich musical […]
“My intention, when I create, is honest, says Eric Volta. “It’s my bond with my instruments and more importantly, it’s a projection of my soul in some ways.” He performs on Thursday, April 24 at Asheville Music Hall, as part of the No. 19 showcase.
Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council Program Director Lucia Daugherty and Fair Housing Outreach Coordinator Cassidy Moore talk about the issues and how you can get help.