Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features David LaMotte’s first album in a decade, a community skate park’s much needed insurance policy and a local chocolatier’s expansion.
“Out of the ashes of her arsonist’s deliberate attack
She will rise in time and take her mountains back”
Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending a total budget of just over $407 million that would hold the property tax rate at 60.4 cents per $100 of valued property. However, property revaluations will take place this year with new values expected to sent out mid-January 2017.
“It’s going to be very sentimental – nostalgic for me anyway,” band director says of the last major performance for EMBE. The event, which doubles as a CD release show, takes place at Evergreen Charter School on Saturday, June 4.
AVL Beer Week beer dinners and food pairings bring unusual ingredients, interesting venues, Asheville chefs and local brews together for tasty and out-of-the-ordinary events.
“When you write about mental health, you want to start conversations [that are] helpful in the community,” Matthew Quick says. “But where does your responsibility as a writer end?” The author returns to Malaprop’s on Saturday, June 4.
“Did any of them actually get inside the mansion to express their concerns about HB2 to the governor?”
Featuring a wide range of influences from folk to Zydeco and everything in between, the band brought its unique sound to The Grey Eagle.
“I’m kind of still in disbelief and really overwhelmed, but in a wonderful way,” says filmmaker Erin Derham. Her documentary, Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People, premiered last night at the Orange Peel, to a sold out crowd. The film, which tells the story of Julian Price’s life in Asheville, was joined by live performances from the […]
What would you do if you were given the chance to reimagine the American high school — and perhaps have your vision made real? The folks at West Asheville’s Rainbow Community School are enthusiastically tackling that ambitious challenge. Last September, West Willmore, Rainbow’s curriculum director, learned through social media about XQ: The Super School Project, […]
“Ours is not a competitive group,” says Kate Guggenheim. “But one that is there to respect and support each other and our work.”
Trolleys will pick guests up from the Grove Arcade and usher them around town, delivering them to three separate parties throughout the evening.
City Council voted at its May 17 meeting to create an advisory task force to study Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) as homestay rentals. The City Clerk is now accepting applications from Asheville residents interested in serving on the task force.
The city is seeking definition in its relationship with the busking community, and both buskers and businesses are speaking out about the issues that matter to them in hopes of fostering a healthy relationship in an area of the city where space is at a premium.
“These personnel changes — and others we have recently announced — are part of a bigger picture as we move forward to address early childhood education, academic achievement and the ‘whole child’ for the students and families we serve.”
“Shame on you, ACS board: You should have asked us parents, taxpayers, the ones who have daily interactions with these amazing people, before you rip them from our children’s lives.”