Economically and ecologically valuable, oak trees dominate the forests of our region. But forest experts say that when the mature oak and hickory forests are cut, they are increasingly being replaced by fast-growing and aggressive yellow poplar. Researchers have been seeking solutions to the problem for decades, with little success. A new study in Bent Creek hopes to change that.
Disputes over what kinds of residential arrangements should be eligible for the city’s homestay rental program seem likely to get an airing when City Council hears a report on the findings of a task force devoted to that issue at its regular meeting on Dec. 13.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Deck the Trees Benefit firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/montevistahotel FR (12/2) through SU (12/25), 10am-9pm – Proceeds from donations at this exhibition of unique hand-decorated Christmas trees benefit the Swananoa Valley Christian Ministry Fuel Fund. Awarding of […]
After a recount for the District 2 seat on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Republican incumbent Mike Fryar was been verified as the winner over Deomcratic challenger Nancy Nehls Nelson.
Residents of South Asheville shared their ideas about city priorities in a public input session held at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the South Buncombe Library. The session was one of five hosted in different parts of the city on Dec. 6 and 7 by the city’s planning and urban design department as part of the city’s comprehensive plan process.
In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, local faith leaders representing many different denominations and religions are seeking answers and providing guidance for their congregations.
Swannanoa residents met with members of the Community Advisory Group, federal and state environmental protection officials Thursday evening to review the 2016 Record of Decision for the Chemtronics Superfund site. The EPA also revealed the presence of a new contamination detection on the property.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners selected a new vice chair, had a heated discussion about a resolution against discrimination and held a closed session about a potential economic development that might bring 500 jobs to the county.
We continue our examination of the aftermath of the killing of Will Harris, as reported on Nov. 17, 1906 in The Asheville Gazette News. This installment builds on our previous three posts depicting the events leading up to and ensuing from Harris’ actions. For last week’s post, click here. The material for this article was made available through the courtesy […]
In this week’s Asheville beer news, Whistle Hop Brewing hosts its grand opening, Burial Beer ushers in the holidays with its Velvet Magnum Christmas Party and Habitat Tavern and Commons offers Pints with Professors.
Al Whitesides bested three other candidates for appointment to a two-year term as a District 1 Buncombe County Commissioner. The vacancy was created when Brownie Newman left that post to become chair of the commission.
New members of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners took their oath of office on Monday, Dec. 5. Some commissioners talked about working together but the board’s first vote, concerning appointment of a vice chair, was split down party lines.
In the spirit of our mission to build community and foster civic dialogue, Xpress set out to find some of the lesser-known folks who are quietly doing important work in the Asheville area. Xpress is proud to present our Asheville influentials for 2016.
Xpress presents our Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our eighth profile is a statement about why this person declined to be profiled.
At 19, Melissa Wilson was a single mother, working at McDonald’s and living below the poverty line. She decided to enroll in a class at A-B Tech that was part of the college’s jobs placement program. With it came free child care. Unfortunately, the class itself didn’t speak to Wilson. “I was training for an […]
Xpress presents our Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our seventh profile is Tom Godleski…
The newly constituted Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold its first post-election meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. The agenda is relatively light and will be the first helmed by Brownie Newman, who is transitioning from commissioner to chair, and will be the inaugural meeting for Commissioners Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and Robert Pressley. The board will […]
Xpress presents our Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our sixth profile is Tyrone Greenlee…
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new book by travel writer Gary Sizer, local volunteers’ efforts to help winterize Standing Rock’s camps, and an initiative to distribute care packages among homeless individuals.
Xpress presents our Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our fifth profile is Zoe Rhine…