City Council will meet Tuesday, July 26 to discuss the 2016 city bond referendum and hear reports on the city’s Homestay program and the Mayor’s Development Task Force. Public hearings on a land-use incentive grant for an affordable housing development project and a request for special consideration for signage at the Ingles Market at 863 Brevard Rd. are also on the agenda.
Animal-themed artwork, wine, raffle prizes and scenic views are all part of Appalachian Wildlife Refuge’s next fundraiser, which will support the opening of a rehabilitation center. The event takes place at Addison Farms Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 6.
“I don’t need no consolation, I don’t want your reservation” from lyrics to “Dirty Love” by Frank Zappa
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.
Protestors occupying the lobby of APD’s downtown station have been given an ultimatum: leave the lobby by 2 p.m. or face arrest.
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?
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 […]
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.
N.C. needs honest criticism—rather than the false, shallow “we-are-the-finest-state-and-greatest-people-in-the-country”—kind of thing.
Heritage livestock breeds have a lot to offer WNC’s small farmers. Fiber animals that evolved on small farmsteads are hardier and easier to manage than breeds developed for high yields and consistent characteristics. WNC farmers are exploring the advantages these heritage breeds offer, protecting them from possible extinction along the way.
If you’ve ever driven past the Vance Monument during one of the many protests held there over the last 20 years, there’s a fair chance that Clare Hanrahan numbered among the folks making their voices heard. For the Asheville resident, writer and activist, visibility is a key tool in the fight against injustice. Hanrahan has […]
“There’s this treasure trove of information just sitting there that’s never really been very well mined, because in the past it’s been so complex to run computations against it,” explains Stephen Del Greco, chief of the Data Access Division at the National Centers for Environmental Information. A component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a proposed 15-home subdivision in Arden during its Wednesday, July 13, meeting.
Some tell us there is more drinking and crime since the state went dry…
The Autism Society of North Carolina’s two-day fundraiser kicks of with a pre-party at Wild Wings Café on Friday, July 22. On the following morning, stand up paddle board racers of all skill levels are invited to complete a 3-mile course on Lake Julian.
In 2002, I was 19 and had just gotten a slightly-above-minimum-wage job at “The Carmike.” After my first shift, a Saturday during the opening weekend of the latest Star Wars epic, I went home and considered never going back. I felt uncomfortable there with all those strangers, and the pay was awful. But I knew […]
Family Dinner Improv will make its debut on Saturday as the opening act before two traditional stand-up sets by Minori Hinds and Mallory Denae plus a headlining performance by Blacklist Improv. The Bebe Theatre hosts the event on Wednesday, July 13.
A unique community “visioning process” to determine how Asheville residents hope city-owned property on Haywood Street and Page Avenue will be used welcomed members of the public to two recent open houses.
A new state law allows wider access to the drug naloxone, which can temporarily reverse overdoses. Mental health professionals, emergency responders and public health advocates have hailed the bill as an important step for protecting those using prescription opioid medications as well as illicit drugs like heroin.
Wick & Greene Jewelers is in the midst of a facelift and name change. In August, it will reopen as Spicer Greene Jewelers. The new owners, Eva-Michelle and Elliot Spicer are currently in the midst of bringing the building’s art deco exterior to the store’s interior. “The furniture…the light fixture…we’re bringing it back to how it […]