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.”
“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?”
“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.
Denver-based husband-and-wife duo Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore have been dreaming up sea-inspired retro-pop together as Tennis for half a decade now.
Asheville moms are a diverse bunch, but it’s likely most would agree that a whole day dedicated to honoring and pampering them is an OK thing. For many, that might mean being treated to brunch, lunch or dinner at a local eatery. But Asheville is the current holder of the Travel + Leisure magazine title of America’s No. 1 Quirkiest Town, so for others it could translate to something completely different.
“It’s a strange process; it’s like osmosis,” says producer, writer and director Waylon Wood of his latest play, Letters and Notes Found on the Windshield at the Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot. It opens at Asheville Community Theatre’s black box performance space 35below on Friday, May 8.
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.
Even though Avengers: Age of Ultron has grossed enough money to buy several small countries, the studios are still on the reticent side about going up against it, so there’s only one mainstream release this week — one not aimed at anything remotely like the same audience.
The term “independent musician” doesn’t quite convey the extent of Kyle Donovan’s dedication to the do-it-yourself ethos. Performing under the name Miles Wide, the self-taught musician acts as his own manager, recording engineer, Web developer, graphic designer, press contact, booking agent and social media correspondent.
The opening of a Florida-based Publix supermarket in South Asheville brought with it fresh produce, sensible prices and protesting farm workers.
The 5:30 p.m. show on the outdoor stage also includes Earphunk and George Porter Jr. and the Runnin’ Pardners.