Lately, it seems as if certain multi-lettered agencies are following the letter of the law, more than the spirit, when it comes to spirits, and particularly malt beverages in beer-soaked Asheville and surrounding areas. Whether a result of too many alcohol-related fests too fast; poor communication from one side, the other, or both; or a new focus to step up enforcement; […]
“We urge the members of the North Carolina congressional delegation to support the future of creativity, innovation and the economic benefits of the digital economy by making long-term fixes to the Copyright Office that will best support the public’s needs.”
“What are they going to charge us for the pool pass next year since now this is all about a private corporation making money?”
“Does the [Duke Energy] Foothills Project have to destroy our priceless pristine mountain view in the process?”
“There are two ways I see that local government can effectively address affordability. The first is to drop parking-space requirements for city apartment developments.”
“Only [City Council candidate] LaVonda Payne seems to lack the kind of baggage that can stand up to further scrutiny.”
“There must be some way to prevent the waste of paper from the [Yellow Pages] books that are periodically delivered to every driveway in town.”
“I’ve read that ‘life’s a journey,’ and I’m still pondering the fact that my own journey began as a cowboy on the prairies raising market cattle, yet, within five decades, I’ve traveled far enough that now, I never even peer into the local market’s meat department.”
“But really, why not just an award for the best coffee shop or the best slice of pizza? In short, keep it short and sweet.”
In case you missed the most interesting thing to happen on social media this week, an escaped llama had dozens (dozens) of Twitter users on the edges of their seats this afternoon.
” In fact, seven of the 10 largest cities in North Carolina are more densely populated than Asheville. “
“In the city of Asheville, with its wealth of social capital and talent, a mecca for aging boomers looking to be relevant and to leave a legacy of social change, we are also a community struggling to build bridges between races and heal divisions of poverty generations old.”
“Clean energy will create millions of U.S. jobs and increase our GDP by tens of billions annually with a plan that’s been successful for seven years in British Columbia”
All new business ventures have their ups and their downs, but does dealing with city regulations make starting one up in Asheville more of a headache than in other cities?
In the period spanning 2012-13, 6,000 people migrated to Asheville. The law of supply and demand — not so much a law as a comment on how few developers and homeowners would accept anything less then maximum profit from the sale of their homes — dictates that housing prices will go up. The solutions to […]
I’m curious about these local “experts” [“Collision Course,” July 29, part of Xpress’ affordable housing essay series]. Has anyone been interviewed who has been royally screwed by City Council’s collectivist legislation responsible for driving rental rates sky high? Years ago, Xpress covered the onset of my saga, regarding how the city initially forced me to […]
A dedicated meat-loving omnivore faces his deepest fears and takes on Asheville VeganFest. Featuring artwork by Katrin Dohse and a photo gallery from the event by Sarah Whelan.
“Creating meaningful tourism creates closeness with the visitors and a connection to the community visitors would otherwise miss out on.”
“If you want to see exotic animals, visit an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo, and if you want the thrill of a circus, there are many, such as Cirque du Soleil, that do not use exotic animals. “
“The marketing tactic of ‘happy meat’ appeals to those who consider themselves compassionate and environmentally conscious.”