In February 2015, Hendersonville resident and acoustic guitarist Eric Congdon suffered a severe concussion after another driver ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle. Though he had been playing guitar for more than 30 years, when he picked up his instrument after the accident, he found it was impossible for him to play.
Sustainable Now, an Asheville-based organization that describes itself as “a prototype program designed to accelerate the widespread use of truly sustainable environmental, economic and community-building practices,” has released a series of videos from its Four Futures for Mountain Farmland Symposium, a conference which was held at Warren Wilson College earlier this spring. Speakers include Becky […]
Press release: The recently announced Farm Pathways program from Organic Growers School, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and WNC Farm Link has gained some additional support.
A new program from Organic Growers School, WNC FarmLink and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy called Farm Pathways will combine peer support and land access with a structured curriculum centered around farm production and business.
A controversial proposed subdivision is now becoming a reality. David Case, lead developer for Coggins Farm L.L.C., has confirmed to Mountain Xpress that his company will finalize its purchase of 169 acres of historic farmland off of Riceville Road known as Coggins Farm today at 5 p.m.
Community contributor: Asheville resident David McKillen recently followed along with a team of biologists from the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and N.C. State University on a expedition to track and tag black bears.
From Season’s at Highland Lake Event announcement Season’s at Highland Lake announces their Spanish Wine Dinner Event, highlighting the robust, earthy flavors of Spain, in both food and wine. This elegant wine-pairing dinner, including a Chef’s choice amuse bouche, is set for Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. in a beautiful private dining room at Season’s. Reservations for this exclusive event are required. The cost […]
Historic Biltmore Village will host its second annual Beer, Bites and Bands event on Saturday, June 20. The event will include samples from Catawba Brewing Company and Appalachian Vintner, as well as live music by Simple Folk. See the full release below. From Historic Biltmore Village Press release Restaurants and breweries in Historic Biltmore Village […]
Press release: Jade Dundas has been announced as the city’s new Water Resources Director, effective July 13.
Press release: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals named Plant one of the top 6 vegan fine-dining establishments in the country.
Press release: Black Mountain-based Creative Mountain Food tours will celebrate its one-year anniversary in June with a “Round the World”-themed tour.
Bee City USA will host its third annual Pollinator Celebration, a week of pollinator-centric events — held from Thursday, June 11, until Sunday, June 21 — designed to invite the public into the world of pollinators. The Asheville celebration aligns with National Pollinator Week sponsored by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.
Walking through the Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville this weekend will be like living in a highlight reel of all your favorite movies — or your favorite fanfic.
The nonprofit AdvantageWest has announced that it will suspend operations by the end of the year.
If Tarocco lacks in story, it overwhelms in sensory stimulation. There is color and light and music – and truly staggering accomplishments of mechanical know-how and finely trained muscles. Tarocco is, above all else, a visual feast.
Gov. Pat McCrory has vetoed House Bill 405 also called the Property Protection Act and sometimes referred to as the “Ag-Gag Bill.”
Remember those adorable (or #highmaintenance, depending on who you ask) “Goats of the Gorge” that helped to get rid of invasive exotics plants like kudzu at Chimney Rock State Park? Well, now you’ll be seeing them in West Asheville. The goats, supplied by KD Ecological Services, will be chomping down on non-native plants along the Hominy Creek […]
Press release: Bakery chain Great Harvest Bread Company has announced plans to open a location on Hendersonville Road by early fall.
Press release: Businesses donate the cost of a 45-minute production ($600 for one, $1,000 for two) and then choose the school they’d most like to benefit from their gift.
Attic Salt Theatre Company gets in touch with that school and offers them a FREE show on the behalf of that business.
First Step Farms WNC is two farmsteads, both located on historic farmland in Candler. One site grows vegetable starts for small farms; the other grows flowers for weddings and school graduations. But the farms’ primary purpose goes beyond agriculture — the two sites are home to a substance abuse recovery program that uses farming to restore self-confidence in recovering addicts.
How does a highway become an interstate? What happened to a teenager’s missing car? What do you know about where your ramps came from? All this and more in Xpress feature reads from the week. Did you miss it?