From Monarch Rescue: Asheville, NC – As part of a national effort to stave the decline of monarch butterflies, Asheville Housing Authority and Monarch Rescue will dedicate butterfly gardens this weekend at Altamont Apartments (10am-11am) and at Bartlett Arms Apartments (12pm-1pm). The event will include a butterfly ‘tagging’ event and release in celebration of the […]
From New Belgium: Ft. Collins, CO, September 11, 2015 – New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour stop in Asheville raised $12,890 for local nonprofit Asheville on Bikes, up 125 percent from last year. About 1,500 people came out to sample beers and enjoy films on the Roger McGuire Green of Pack Square Park. […]
From Asheville on Bikes: We need you to get out there and count the pedestrians and cyclist in our city the week of Sept. 14th. Let’s continue to inform transportation policy with data. Currently, NCDOT does not conduct bike / ped counts as part of their design phase. It’s up to us to provide those […]
Date: Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Place: Charles Beale Auditorium, Haywood Community College, Clyde NC Cost: $55 per person (2 for $100) pre-registered, $75 at door if available To register & for more information: http://www.chbr.org/Sept26Event.aspx From the Center: The Center for Honeybee Research welcomes you for a special one day Event to examine ecological issues […]
On Thursday, Sept. 17, at the 16th annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook, the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville Buncombe County will present their next iteration of the AVL 5×5 initiative, the EDC’s job creation strategy.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved an increase in room occupancy tax increase for visitors to the area at its Tuesday, Sept. 1 meeting.
The increase, from 4 to 6 percent, applies only to those paying for rooms in county hotels and does not affect residents. This rate coincides with rates currently implemented in 31 other North Carolina counties, including Durham and Catawba.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Sept. 1 meeting seems to cover all of the bases, from taxes to zoning to county services and a possible Vietnam memorial wall. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the Commissioner Chambers on the third floor of the county building at 200 College St.
Last September, 548 Ashevilleans joined together on the French Broad for the Tube-ocalypse Zombie Float, attempting to break the world record for most people floating in a line. Though last year’s participation fell 87 short of the goal, this year, organizers hope to breathe new life into the undead dream.
FROM DENR: RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) filed briefs [on Aug. 12] that would hold Duke Energy accountable for the cleanup of its 14 coal ash facilities throughout North Carolina and protect the public’s right to provide its input. The filings oppose Duke Energy and the Southern Environmental Law Center’s […]
From Wild American Gear: ASHEVILLE, NC, Aug. 24, 2015 – Stevin Westcott, former spokesman for the four national forests in North Carolina, today unveiled a new online store that features only American made outdoor recreation products. WILD AMERICAN GEAR TM , found online at www.wildamericangear.com, offers quality clothing and gear for hikers, bikers, joggers, anglers, […]
In case you missed the most interesting thing to happen on social media this week, an escaped llama had dozens (dozens) of Twitter users on the edges of their seats this afternoon.
From Kona Ice: ASHEVILLE, N.C.– Bringing tropical tunes and cups of shaved ice everywhere it stops, Kona Ice is introducing Asheville to its distinctive blend of entertainment and gourmet frozen treats. The Kona Ice experience is unlike any other in the area. “The communities’ first taste of our cool treats and colorful truck will keep […]
From Pisgah Brewing Company: Pisgah Brewing Company is set to release its latest beer in their sour series, Pisgah Rouge – an Old Bruin Sour Brown Ale finished with Cherries- on Friday, August 28th at 6pm. Pisgah channeled the spirit of the Flemish brewers in this beer, aging it for many months in oak barrels with a secondary fermentation then […]
On Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Asheville Citizen-Times hosted a forum introducing the 15 Asheville City Council candidates. Link to video and list of start times included.
Over the last few weeks, it seems as though many Asheville and Buncombe politicians are moving pieces in a bigger puzzle. From retirements to withdrawals, shifting boards to a run for state office — and 15 candidates running for Asheville City Council, a lot is happening these days in local politics.
From Asheville Police Department: Asheville – The Asheville Police Department requests assistance in locating four suspects involved in the Wednesday, August 12th shooting that occurred on Camby Street and Biltmore Avenue. Demarcus Alston, D’Angelo McCrorey and Trevon Stone have arrests warrants for: Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill Discharge Firearm into Occupied Dwelling/Vehicle Discharge Firearm […]
From Cecil Bothwell: Asheville City Councilman Cecil Bothwell today announced his candidacy for the Buncombe County Commission, District 1. Bothwell is in his second term on City Council. “I intend to bring the same environmental awareness and civic concern to service on our County Commission that I have delivered for my constituents for the past […]
From Life Advocates: Asheville, North Carolina, August 12, 2015 — In response to recent admissions by Planned Parenthood officials about its practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby parts, Life Advocates and concerned citizens of Asheville are protesting at the Planned Parenthood facility, 68 McDowell St, Asheville, NC on Saturday, August 22, from 8:30 a.m. […]
Buncombe County Commissioner Holly Jones announced today that she is entering the race for Lieutenant Governor. Jones, who has spent the last 14 years serving in local government, said she is running because of the General Assembly’s constant meddling in local affairs.
The final week of Xpress’ Asheville City Council candidates series comes with a surprise withdrawal from the race.This week, we have John Miall, Joe Grady, Keith Young and a withdrawal from Holly Shriner.
Every year, Portland, Ore. cycling company Chris King Precision Components and Chefs Chris DiMinno and Robert McSpadden ask the public to join fellow cyclists “for a day of food and riding from five beautiful locations around the world.”
This year, one event is being hosted in Asheville.