Prizes offered to this weekend’s Give!Local donors

Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes this weekend, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during Give Weekend — between Friday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 22 — via the website, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic […]

Asheville School of Film announces December film class lineup

Asheville School of Film recently announced its December film classes: Asheville School of Film is a new, local film school focused on providing affordable part-time and weekend classes in film production for all experience levels. The founders and primary instructors of the school have decades of experience as film school instructors and professionals. They are […]

Asheville Police continue search for Alexandra King and Tatianna Diz

Statement from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville, NC (November 3, 2015): The Asheville Police Department continues to place the utmost priority on locating Alexandra King and Tatianna Diz. A search plan is in place and incorporates the Asheville Fire Department rescue boats and dive team. Investigators continue to follow-up with significant leads and analyze evidence […]

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City of Asheville hires Wayne Clark as new development services director

After a nationwide search, the city of Asheville has filled the position of development services director. Wayne Clark will take the reins from interim Director Jason Nortz, effective Nov. 23. Nortz has served as interim director since June. “We are pleased to fill the critical Development Services Director position with such a proven leader. I […]

Tesla High-Speed High-Power Wall Connector and standard J1772 unit installation at Brevard College on October 21st. Photo courtesy of Brevard College

Brevard College teams up with Tesla to offer Tesla Destinatio­n Charging on campus

Brevard College has teamed up with Tesla Motors to provide the Brevard community with a Tesla Destination Charging facility. One of the facility’s two charging stations will be officially unveiled Monday, Oct. 26, at 11:30 a.m. Brevard College is the first college or university in the country with a facility offering free public-access to both […]

Online N.C. driver license renewals increase since new service is launched

Press release from Gov. Pat McCrory: Online Driver License Renewals Increase Since Launching Live Statewide Online renewals up 2,050 since Gov. McCrory’s announcement on October 12 Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced that more North Carolinians are already taking advantage of new customer-friendly options at the state’s Division of Motor Vehicles. Online driver license […]

EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides

ABC News reports: The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said the new standard of 70 parts per billion will reduce exposure to dangerous ozone […]

BBB holds free shedding event

Press release: BBB Event Offers Free On-Site Document Shredding and Identity Theft Protection Guidelines The Better Business Bureau Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina invites the Western North Carolina Community to the BBB “Shred Day/Secure Your ID” Day Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Executive Park – College Street parking lot, Asheville, North Carolina from […]

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Mission Health breaks ground for 635,000 sq. ft. facility

Mission Health’s broke ground on Thursday for a new 635,000 square-foot facility that will include 220 patient rooms, an expanded and new Emergency Department and parking, consolidated Operating Rooms with support space, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology and a helipad. Construction is expected to be complete in Fall 2018. The purpose of the expansion is to […]

Matthew Peniston, A-B Tech student selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Photo courtesy of A-B Tech

A-B Tech Community College Student Selected to Visit NASA this October

From Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Matthew Peniston of A-B Tech Community College has been selected to travel to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). “It’s going to be very exciting to work with people who share my interests.  It will be a great […]

City to hold public status-update on RAD Transportation Improvement Project

From the city of Asheville’ press release: City to hold public meeting about River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) The City of Asheville invites citizens to attend an informational meeting about the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Pack Memorial Library, in the Lord Auditorium, 67 […]

Aaron Lee Hendrickson, 26 years old, Marshall.

Tunnel Road motel arrest causes early morning evacuation

From the release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Provide Early Response to Motel on Tunnel Road Asheville – At 3:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14th, the Asheville Police Department arrived at the Motel 6 (1415 Tunnel Road) to serve warrants on Aaron Lee Hendrickson (26yo, Marshall). When officers arrived Mr. Hendrickson barricaded […]

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No violent incidents at Asheville High School last week, officials say

There were no fights or altercations involving injuries at Asheville High School on the week that ended Aug. 28, according to school officials who have disputed allegations of school violence made in an email said to be from a group calling itself Asheville Students Against Violence. “Officials at Asheville High School are unaware of any […]

AHS Students Against Violence allege recent incidents go unaddressed at Asheville High

Allegations of recent violence at Asheville High school have surfaced via an Aug. 28 email sent to Mountain Xpress, other local media outlets, as well as school officials. The email was sent by a group identifying itself only as “Asheville Students Against Violence,” without any individual names included. We have as yet no further information […]

City of Asheville seeks residents to serve on boards & commissions

The City of Asheville announced today opening on four boards and commissions: Planning & Zoning, Hub Community Economic Development Alliance Board, Recreation Board and Tourism Development Authority. Below is the text from the city’s press release: Be a Local Leader The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to […]