Retired businessman Ray Hust and a group of local forward-thinking people gave the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina its start in 1978, according to the organization’s 2008 year-end report. The group’s start-up name was “The Community Foundation of Greater Asheville,” and it enjoyed initial support from United Way and the Junior League. Operating with an […]
To help those with eating disorders, first you have to see the problem, and that’s a key focus of the eighth National Healthy Eating and Living Conference being held on Thursday-Friday, May 14-15, at the Hilton Asheville Hotel in Biltmore Park. One of the keynote speakers, Beth Riley, says her battle with anorexia and bulimia went unnoticed by her […]
Giving is great — after you pay the rent. Everyone loves nonprofits and the work they do, but times are tough and many folks, particularly young people, have little or nothing left at the end of their paycheck to contribute to worthy causes. What’s more, tax laws are written for the wealthy, providing benefits for […]
Like 40 percent of rural U.S. households, many Sandy Mush residents in northwest Buncombe County can’t get Internet service that meets the Federal Communications Commission’s current definition of broadband.
The growing problem of a lack of affordable housing in and around Asheville loom large over the city.
A proposal to establish Transylvania County’s first public charging station could expand options for electric vehicle owners across Western North Carolina.
Event announcement: Community High, Buncombe County’s alternative high school for students from all county and city schools, will hold its annual spring plant sale starting today, May 6, and running through Saturday, May 9.
SERFA is the Southeastern Regional chapter of The Folk Alliance International, an organization created to “preserve, promote, develop and celebrate the diverse heritage, of roots and indigenous music, dance, storytelling and related arts of the Southeastern United States.”
“We don’t add anything until we find out that people in the community really want it,” says Hopey & Co. co-owner Danette Hopey. The expansion into the renovated space, she says, will include the addition of a stone-baked pizza parlor, butcher shop, espresso and fresh juice bars, ice cream shopette, bakery and a glass-enclosed wine room.
“This Mother’s Day, let’s reflect on the largest population of mothers in our country: the many billions of female cows, chickens, pigs and other animals on our farms. How do they rank as moms?”
At the Tuesday, May 5, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, three projects supporting the arts were approved 7-0 — including the go-ahead to plan a new monument outside the Buncombe County Courthouse. A resolution to protect the viewshed of the Blue Ridge Parkway passed 7-0, and a letter asking the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency to align with EPA standards was approved 4-3.
When the Smoky Park Supper Club opens this summer, it will be the nation’s biggest eatery made out of those recycled containers, but it will also boast something equally curious: an almost entirely wood-fired kitchen.
“While the article’s focus was on ‘pedestrian safety,’ it at least attempted to take a step at raising the issue. Yes, pedestrian safety is certainly an issue on Merrimon. But so is the safety of people driving their cars!”
The floods of 2004 brought 8 feet of water into the building — previously a bar built in 1948 — sealing its fate after already being shuttered for five years. Slowly, the space hobbled back into the world of commerce as a small produce stand, but it’s now being primed to return to its former glory as a social hub, family gathering place and food spot.
Residents, visitors and the noblemen and women of Western North Carolina: Today, Tuesday, May 5, is the final day to cast votes in the 2015 Best of WNC poll, naming the kings and queens of the annual Mountain Xpress Best Of Awards.
Since Mountain Xpress’ last report on people and businesses around Asheville working to aid those in need in the wake of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, efforts have redoubled, and more of those involved have become visible.
With his 2014 release, eclectic local creative Jeff Thompson says he’s finally penned an album that “comes from and appeals to the mind, the heart and the booty simultaneously.”
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va., White grew up with pop music. The result of his talent filtered through those influences is music that’s tough to describe. “If I have to say one thing, I say ‘soul’ or maybe ‘R&B.’ But I know that’s not quite right.
Archers of Loaf are making a limited edition vinyl pressing entitled “Curse of the Loaf” available direct to their fans in mid-July through Port Merchandise.
The 5:30 p.m. show on the outdoor stage also includes Earphunk and George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners.