On Friday, June 12, the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will host a public presentation and viewing of the summer night sky. The event will take place in PARI’s outdoor planetarium (weather permitting), beginning with a campus tour at 7 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and […]
At the Tuesday, May 19 meeting, commissioners unanimously approved a project to protect the region’s disappearing hemlock population. They also heard budget requests from Buncombe County Schools, Asheville City Schools, A-B Tech and District Attorney Todd Williams, as well as the proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year — all of which will come to a public hearing at the next regular meeting, on June 2.
The Tuesday, May 19, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ meeting will be all about the budget — shifting near the end to discuss a possible hemlock preservation project.
Members of Code for Asheville, a local Code for America brigade, are taking steps to help alleviate one of the city’s biggest problems: the affordable housing crisis.
Duke Energy pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to nine criminal violations of the Clean Water Act at five of its North Carolina plants. The nation’s largest power company agreed to pay $102 million in fines and restitution for the pollution of the Dan River.
From French Broad Vignerons: Marshall, NC – May 11, 2015 – Marshall, NC Today the French Broad Vignerons, a service and support organization for Western North Carolina vineyards, orchards, wine and cider makers and their products, welcomed three additional members – Biltmore Wines, Lake James Cellars and WoodMill Winery. This increases the number of its […]
What: Dr. Seuss-themed 5-course beer dinner Where: The Junction, 348 Depot St. #190, Asheville Who: Chef David Van Tassel menu paired with Green Man Brewery beers Why: The Junction celebrates its 4th birthday Cost: $55 per person, call 225-3497 for reservations From The Junction: Asheville, NC, May 12, 2015 — The Junction Restaurant & Bar in Asheville’s River […]
Keller Williams Asheville and Showhomes WNC teamed up to give 13-year-old Marion leukemia survivor, Megan Vess, the country-style room of her dreams. The big reveal for her new room is Thursday, May 14, and the campaign is still looking for help finishing the project.
From The Canary Coalition: Public Forum Series Continues in Canton, Thursday, May 28, 7 PM The first solar contract has been signed, with two more pending. Thirty-six people have enrolled in the Solarize WNC program. Eight comprehensive energy audits have been completed. The Solarize WNC campaign is up and running and gathering steam. About 130 people […]
On April 14, representatives from 43 nonprofits requested funding from Buncombe County, as part of the county’s community development grant program. But these organizations make up only 9.6 percent of the total nonprofits in the county. Others rely on privately funded grants and donations, as well as individual donations — both small and large. Each organization must constantly work to grab and hold the public’s attention. And in a city like Asheville, it seems there’s never a shortage of worthy causes.
The largest primitive skills event in the southeast, Firefly Gathering will be held June 25-28 in the mountains of Barnardsville. Participants will camp and learn skills during the day like wilderness survival, contemporary homesteading, traditional and primitive crafts, herbalism and more. Early ticket pricing ends May 15 — so, if you’re interested, visit fireflygathering.org soon for tickets […]
At the Tuesday, May 5, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, three projects supporting the arts were approved 7-0 — including the go-ahead to plan a new monument outside the Buncombe County Courthouse. A resolution to protect the viewshed of the Blue Ridge Parkway passed 7-0, and a letter asking the Western North Carolina Regional Air Quality Agency to align with EPA standards was approved 4-3.
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.
The Tuesday, May 5 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting might be one for the books, as the board will discuss a new art, culture and history project that may result in the addition of a new landmark on the horizon. The board will discuss this, as well as a few environmental interests.
A steady stream of Buncombe County residents queued up April 7 to voice opposition to loosening restrictions on mobile homes. The concern stemmed from local media reports that the county may consider allowing manufactured housing in all residential districts, prompting discussion on whether mobile homes are actually affordable.
From Downtown Marshall Association and Madison County Arts Council: Grab your Mama and come on down to Downtown Marshall on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00am-5:00pm! Bring her to Mama Mia!, a street festival and collaboration between the Downtown Marshall Association and the Madison County Arts Council. “We are peppering the town with demonstrating artists, music and the […]
From Mills River Farmers Market: Market Opening Day The Mills River Farmers Market will open on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8 AM. The Market will be held at the G&B Energy Plaza located at 5046 Boylston Highway in Mills River, NC. The Mills River Farmers Market offers fresh and local produce, eggs, breads […]
On Saturday, April 25, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue and Urban Orchard Cider Co. are teaming up for a fundraiser where dogs aren’t just allowed — they’re the stars.
On Tuesday, April 21, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners held two workshops: one to hear nonprofit funding requests and the other to facilitate discussion with the Buncombe County Fire Chiefs Association.
On February 18, Xpress published “Tales from the Trail,” detailing the experiences of Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Gary Sizer. In the story, we met Henry Wasserman, who was seeking a transformative experience on the A.T. On March 19 Wasserman began his months-long trek north, trudging mile after mile through red Georgia clay.
The Buncombe County Commissioners will hold a nonprofit budget workshop tomorrow, Tuesday, April 21, at noon. The meeting, originally scheduled for Feb. 17, was postponed due to inclement weather. The fire chiefs’ budget requests will be held at 4:30 p.m.