From Ashvegas: Asheville Citizen-Times reporters present and past are calling bullshit on a Carolina Public Press video claim that there’s been a lack of investigative journalism in Western North Carolina until CPP came along. The reporters, including current newspaper reporterJohn Boyle and former Citizen-Times investigative reporter Quintin Ellison, are calling for a retraction and an apology […]
Sixteen candidates have officially thrown their hats into the ring for the Asheville City Council elections this fall. Each week, Xpress will introduce, in brief, four candidates’ backgrounds and ideas for the city. This week, we’ve got Marc Hunt, LaVonda Payne, Richard Liston and Ken Michalove.
Two women bicycling across the country — from Maine to Seattle — will be making a pitstop in Asheville this weekend, giving a short presentation on their cause at both Sunday morning Jubilee! services.
From Cheerwine: SALISBURY, NC (July 16, 2015) – Cheerwine®, the legendary soft drink of the South created in Salisbury almost 100 years ago, will have representatives in Asheville and surrounding areas next week who are part of a grassroots movement to shine a spotlight on local legends worthy of nationwide acclaim. While in the area […]
Update: Four more candidates have filed for Asheville elections: Richard Liston, 2013 mayoral candidate John Miall, Holly Shriner and Dee Williams. And Rachel Halbert Allen filed for Black Mountain Alderman. By Thursday afternoon, 12 candidates had officially thrown their hats into the ring for the Asheville City Council elections this fall. In the surrounding Buncombe communities, an additional 20 candidates […]
Enclosed, please find the agenda for the WNCRAQA board meeting to be held on Monday, July 13, at 4 p.m. in the Agency Board Room located at 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville. A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. to recognize our Clean Air Excellence Award recipients. The awards will be given out at […]
Partners of Regional Recycling Solutions are, legally, stuck between a rock and a hard place. By county standards, their application must first be approved by NCDENR. But RRS cannot gain approval from DENR without first receiving approval from the county — trapping the company in a paradoxical loop of permitting problems.
Firestorm Books & Coffee is back. And though the doors are currently open — the coffee flowing and the pages turning, the 7-year-old cooperative will host its official grand opening celebration on Sunday, July 12.
In early June, Xpress reported on a controversial proposed recycling facility near Enka-Candler. On July 8, the Buncombe County Board of Adjustments will vote whether to approve the locally owned business that hopes to bring cleaner recycling practices to WNC. Read for updates from both RRS and the opposition.
From the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office: In a new partnership, the Buncombe County District Attorney’s Office, Pisgah Legal Services, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the N.C. Justice Center will join forces Wednesday, July 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Pack Memorial Library in downtown Asheville to host Buncombe County’s first District Attorney sponsored expunction […]
Creators of DemocracyApps hope to lift the barrier and inspire more public involvement in local government, making it easier for citizens to understand key decisions. The interactive site provides detailed spending breakdowns and compares current expenditures with those of prior years.
It may be drizzling today, but the unusual lack of rainfall has pushed the state into drought for the first time in more than two years, says the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
HandMade in America will be closing its doors on July 31, after 20 years of service. However, HIA’s programs may continue to grow through other nonprofit organizations that serve the Western North Carolina region.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex couples in all 50 states have a fundamental right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. President Barack Obama will make a speech on the ruling at 11 a.m., Friday, June 26. Live stream here.
Conservation groups are condemning the killing of a critically endangered female red wolf in the Red Wolf Recovery Area of eastern North Carolina. The killing was authorized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after the landowner denied the service to access the property to trap and remove the wolf.
From Bend the Arc: a Jewish Partnership for Justice: New York, NY—As national civil rights advocates gear up for a major legislative push to restore the Voting Rights Act, nearly 50 activists from Carolina Jews for Justice, a local organization affiliated with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, gathered for a vigil at […]
Information reported on WLOS: Last night before 2 a.m., “black lives matter” was spray-painted across the nameplate of downtown Asheville’s Vance Monument. The monument, dedicated to former governor and Civil War Confederate general Zebulon Vance, (and other Vance namesakes) have come under fire recently for the potential racial statement this honor makes. The graffiti has since been cleared […]
A poll by Thrillist online magazine, which has previously named Asheville one of America’s most hipster cities and one of America’s best drinking cities — among others, has named Craggy Gardens, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina’s most beautiful place.
Get ready to be bombarded by blueberries. According to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, too much rain damages blueberries and ruins crops. This year, sunny skies have kept crops flourishing across the state.
Asheville Unitarian Universalist minister and advocate of racial justice Reverend Clark Olsen will receive an award for his distinguished service from the Unitarian Universalist Association, the nationwide organization for the UU religious movement. Olsen will be commended at a ceremony in front of the UUA’s General Assembly on Saturday, June 27, in Portland, Ore. From […]
Students at UNC Asheville started a petition to remove and rename the campus police station, which is currently named for former governor and Civil War Confederate colonel Zebulon Vance.