A public meeting will be held tomorrow, Feb. 25, from 4-7 p.m., at the North Carolina Arboretum to discuss the upcoming proposed changes to the Interstate 26/Brevard Road interchange. Though no formal presentation will be given at the meeting, maps will be on display, and NCDOT staff will be on site to answer questions and receive comments on the new design.
In between snow events that brought most state roads to a halt, the Department of Transportation held an open house in Asheville Feb. 11 to encourage public input and conversation about upcoming plans — particularly those queued for Western North Carolina, such as the long-awaited (and oft-debated) Interstate 26 connector. With a respectable showing of […]
A public meeting will be held Feb. 25, from 4-7 p.m., at the North Carolina Arboretum to discuss the upcoming proposed changes to the Interstate 26/Brevard Road interchange. Though no formal presentation will be given at the meeting, maps will be on display, and NCDOT staff will be on site to answer questions and receive comments on the new design.
Valentine’s Day is only two days away, and (nearly) every Yelp-approved romantic restaurant in town has been booked for days. Lucky for Ashevilleans, impromptu plans and comfy meals are just our style – and even the coziest nooks and crannies in this quaint town are dressing up for the occasion.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation held a Feb. 11 open house at A-B Tech’s Enka campus to encourage public input and conversation and to discuss some of the projects queued for Western North Carolina counties.
Kelly Martin of the Western North Carolina Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal initiative spoke at the Council of Independent Business Owners’ Friday, Feb. 7, meeting to address future goals and investments that could help wean the region off coal energy dependency.
Decemberists frontman and author Colin Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis will read from the newest in the Wildwood Chronicles series, Imperium, at a book signing hosted by Malaprops on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
Fingers snapped and echoed across UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Hall on Jan. 23 as Marc Bamuthi Joseph spoke in rhythm and rhyme about hate, greed, neglect and ignorance. Capping off UNCA’s weeklong Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, keynote speaker Joseph tapped his way down the aisle of the auditorium, spinning and engaging with the audience, which […]
Get ready to learn a friendly lesson or two when Denton the Dragon and David LaMotte come to The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6-7 p.m. Then head to the Orange Peel on Sunday, Feb. 2, for a Groundhog’s Day Jamboree with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and The Moodees, a.k.a Mad Tea.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Asheville’s 2014 Peace March and Rally began today around noon, starting at the St. James AME Church, winding through downtown to Pack Square and concluding with music and speeches.
See Momo – a cute, photogenic, 5-year-old border collie with a red bandanna.
Now see Momo disappear into picturesque scenes captured by Andrew Knapp. The photographer-dog duo are stationed in Asheville for the month of January for a brief respite before a tour for Knapp’s upcoming photography book, starring his canine companion, Find Momo, out March 17.
A North Carolina Department of Transportation engineer told a group of independent businesses owners Jan. 10 that upcoming hearings could lead to construction on Asheville's Interstate 26 connector project starting in 2020. Construction engineer Ricky Tipton gave the Council of Independent Business Owners a presentation on the current status of the controversial connector project along […]
At the Jan. 13 WNC Regional Air Quality meeting, the agency approved a permit modification for Day International, Inc. dba Flint Group, a fabricated rubber and urethane manufacturer that makes products for the printing industry.
A North Carolina Department of Transportation engineer told a group of independent businesses owners Friday, Jan. 10, that upcoming hearings could lead to construction on Asheville’s Interstate 26 connector project starting in 2020.
The standoff between Asheville Police and Lamonte Monsanto, 41, came to a close at 10:17 a.m., nearly 24 hours after police attempted to initially contact Monsanto. Police were called to the scene early yesterday to investigate an incomplete 911 call stating several shots had been fired from Monsanto’s Max Street apartment.
Railfans, train buffs, trainspotters, tetsu-oka, gunzels — whatever the moniker, train enthusiasts of almost any nationality would know the green-and-yellow 1950 Alexander Railroad Company ALCO diesel engine No. 7 parked at Craggy Mountain Line in Woodfin. They’d also find an open-air passenger car from the Tweetsie Railroad, a red Southern Caboose 488 and Car 9505, […]
Craggy Mountain Line, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving a historic 3-mile stretch of track in North Asheville and Woodfin, does more than transport visitors down the track this holiday season: It gives regional residents a chance to embark on a journey reminiscent of scenes from Christmas classics of the past.
At 11:27 a.m., Asheville firefighters reported the morning fire at the old Isaac Dickson Elementary, 125 Hill St., has been contained.
Rock hunger away this holiday with Michael Barnes & Friends, Marc Keller Band, Sons of Ralph, Ryan Perry-Band, Mother Soul, Joe Lasher Jr., Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat and Slick Willie for the 13th annual Hometown Holiday Jam, presented by Asheville Musicians Coalition and Mountain Xpress.
As the days grow shorter and the mist over the Blue Ridge thickens into a cold, icy fog, Western North Carolinians will be rushing around the region, buying and wrapping gifts, decking their halls and eagerly awaiting the first real snowfall of the season. But in between all of the hustle-and-bustle splendor of the hectic […]
The Craggy Mountain Line Railroad —a nonprofit dedicated to preserving a historic 3-mile section of railroad on the Craggy Mountain Line in Buncombe County — will present the second installment of this season’s holiday-themed run on Saturday. Launched on Nov. 30, the holiday event runs every Saturday up until Christmas — Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21, and train rides will be offered once per hour from 4-8 p.m.