All the hike locations were chosen due to their moderate difficulty so that those new to hiking can get out and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Western North Carolina, and will be led by an experienced guide. Participants are advised to judge their own level of fitness and capacity to complete the hikes; while the hikes have been selected to be accessible to a wide range of participants, the trails are natural surface trails across varied terrain.

Get outdoors, go hiking with Buncombe County recreation services

Press release: This spring Buncombe County Recreation Services will lead several community hikes across Buncombe County.  These hikes will showcase some of our local parks hiking trails as well as some better known trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Pisgah National Forest. The hikes are open to the public and are part of the […]

Asheville awarded $60,000 in 2017 bicycle and pedestrian planning grant

City of Asheville spokesperson Christina Hallingse gave Xpress the details about the grant: We were awarded $60,000 from the N.C. DOT Bike and Pedestrian Planning grant. The grant required a 60/40 match and two of our local non-profits provided the matching funds. Friends of Connect Buncombe contributed $15,000 and the Asheville Parks & Greenways Foundation […]

Martin joined the Charlotte branch of the Federal Reserve as a regional economist in 2006. His responsibilities included analyzing regional economic conditions as well as developing relationships with and educating the region's diverse constituents on the work of the Federal Reserve and the Richmond Fed.

Federal Reserve Bank Vice President Matthew Martin to speak at UNC Asheville

Press release: Federal Reserve Bank Vice President Matthew Martin to Speak at UNC Asheville March 27 Matthew Martin, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Charlotte regional executive, will offer a free public lecture on the economy at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27 in UNC Asheville’s Humanities Lecture Hall. There […]

Affordable housing solutions for Asheville artists topic of upcoming meeting

Press release: CCCD to Host Public Meeting on Affordable Housing Solutions for Artists Artspace, the national nonprofit leader in developing affordable artist live/work spaces to present in Asheville, NC ASHEVILLE, NC – On March 22 from 7-8:30 pm, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a […]

A-B Tech to offer whitewater rafting, zipline guide training

Press release: Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Guide Training at A-B Tech In response to the growing whitewater rafting and zipline industry, A-B Tech Community College is offering courses to train guides for these popular area tourist attractions. Whitewater Rafting Guide training will focus on the fundamentals and skills needed. Learn to read whitewater, use river […]

Brother Wolf looking for kitten foster homes

Press release: Fosters needed this spring for blooming kitten population Asheville, North Carolina (March 9, 2017) — Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is seeking foster support in the greater Asheville area this spring and summer for an expected 1,500 kittens that will come into care this “kitten season.” Kitten season happens when the weather warms up […]

This is the fourth year AMOS has collaborated with local scientists and breweries to present on the AMOS Science Pub series. The Collider, an innovation center for climate solutions is partnering with the museum to co-host the 2017 series.

AMOS Science Pub presents Southern Appalachians during the Ice Age

Press release: The Southern Appalachians During the Ice Age Free public lecture on Mar. 24th explores the flora, fauna, and landscape of the Southern Appalachians during the last glacial maximum. ASHEVILLE, NC – Mar. 9th, 2017: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) and The Collider announce their next co-hosted installment of the AMOS Science Pub, […]

Beverly-Hanks & Associates earns state recognition

Press release: Beverly-Hanks & Associates Wins Statewide Service Award The local real estate firm was recently recognized for their commitment to community. March 9, 2017, Asheville, NC—Local real estate firm Beverly-Hanks & Associates, REALTORSⓇ was recently awarded the Spirit of North Carolina Award under the Professional Services category. The Spirit of North Carolina Award recognizes […]

ABCCM gets $50,000 grant from Walmart Foundation

Press release: ABCCM Blessed with Walmart Grant for Women ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) has been named the recipient of a state grant from the Walmart Foundation that will increase access for homeless women to essential professional training, certification programs and employment opportunities in order for them to transition into living-wage […]

Mayor Manheimer re-elected as Chair of N.C. Metro Mayors

Press release: Metro Mayors Elect 2017 Leadership Mayors Honor Sen. Rick Gunn and Rep. John Torbett with Legislative Awards RALEIGH –The N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a bipartisan group representing the mayors of the state’s larger cities, has re-elected Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer as its chair, Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis as vice chair, Greenville Mayor Allen […]

Local church hosting simulcast for popular author

Press release: LOCAL CHURCH HOSTING GLOBAL BIBLE TEACHING SIMULCAST FEATURING BEST-SELLING AUTHOR PRISCILLA SHIRER Event features Bible teaching with popular women’s author and speaker Priscilla Shirer Mount Carmel Baptist Church 201 Mount Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 – 828-254-4688 – mountcarmelonline.org Asheville, NC– March, 6, 2017– LifeWay Christian Resources and Going Beyond ministries are partnering […]

Journeymen Asheville to launch mentor program

Press release: Journeymen Asheville and In Real Life launch the “Crafting Passages” pilot program, at UNCA’s brand new STEAM Lab Studio Asheville, NC—Local mentorship and rites of passage nonprofit, Journeymen, is partnering with Asheville City School’s Foundation’s In Real Life to launch a pilot afterschool program called “Crafting Passages”—a venture that combines group-mentoring with building […]