Do you remember Asheville in the the ’90s, when Mountain Xpress was launched 20 years ago this summer? When… There wasn’t a parking problem downtown? Xpress‘ weekly issues were just 24 pages? Area club listings took about one page, compared to four pages nowadays? The only place to get a bite to eat downtown after […]
Asheville housing sales lagged behind last year’s pace, comparing first quarters of 2013 with 2014, according to a report released this week by RE/MAX. The RE/MAX Carolinas Lifestyle Report 2014 examined 18 housing markets in North and South Carolina, and found that one-third of the markets had experienced an upswing in unit sales activity in […]
The suspect has been identified as Isaac Allen Beverly, 52, originally from Columbia, SC. Beverly has been living in the Black Mountain area recently. Charges are forthcoming on Beverly.
The first day’s attendance seemed to overwhelm the WNC Ag Center, though that may not be surprising. The event is a homecoming of sorts: The Mother Earth News has roots in Henderson County in the ’70s where it operated a 600-acre Eco Village.
National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint alleging that Mountain Xpress unfairly terminated Max Cooper last October and threatened other employees with termination if they raised concerns. Xpress denies these allegations.
Brasstown’s residents didn’t have much cash in the 1920s to build a school, but the tiny community at the westernmost tip of North Carolina managed to build one anyway. Neighbors pitched in with what they had: labor, land, timber and the very rocks from their farms. And lucky for them, some people also came forward […]
In an effort to help WNC farms, tailgate markets and vendors tell their story, the Appalachian Agriculture Sustainable Project is offering cost-share matching funds to help those who qualify to market themselves in a special advertising section of Mountain Xpress.
Angela Pippinger, self-described “pagan and clergy-in training,” is live-tweeting tonight, Feb. 2, from the Buncombe County Board of Education’s meeting about county schools’ religion policy.
Shawn Jadrnicek shows how his runoff ponds connect to the greenhouse with a pond, which is connected to the chicken coop, while the bees buzz around the whole recycling aquaculture system.
Nothing wrong with getting educated … about beer, with informal discussion led by a panel of Asheville’s beer enthusiast.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has signed a contract to sell 45 percent of the Chamber of Commerce building at 36 Montford Ave. to Lenoir-Rhyne University, to be used as the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville, according to an announcement today from Chamber CEO Kit Cramer.
According to Thirsty Monk owner Barry Bialik, Sierra Nevada Brewing CEO Ken Grossman told Asheville brewers that Sierra Nevada is considering a 50-acre site on French Broad River, but no decision has been made yet.
Buncombe County administrators failed to inform commissioners of a half-million dollars paid out for “longevity pay,” says Commissioner Holly Jones. What’s more its new-hires policy is impairing public health and safety, she said today.
“There’s something special about the music that’s made when people know they’re doing it for charity and not getting paid,” says Warren Haynes, longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band.
A Dec. 12 public hearing regarding incentives package for an unnamed company may be for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.
The N.C. Department of Transportation’s 22nd annual awards recognize the efforts of NCDOT staff.
Nine up-and-coming weathercasters, demonstrating their skills learned in UNCA’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences 328 Broadcast Meteorology class.
It was just a matter of time before WNC farmers and the folks at Amy’s East Coast production facility in Greenville, S.C., would start discussing supply and demand. The facility will need a lot of produce to supply when it goes online next summer.
This report by city staff provides a comparison of what cities are charging for naming rights to their arenas. City Council is scheduled to vote Nov. 22 on whether to rename the Civic Center the U.S. Cellular Center. The Charlotte arena, pictured above, was renamed the Bojangles’ Coliseum in 2008 for $1.25 million over 10 years.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company executives dropped by the Thirsty Monk last night while visiting Asheville on a site-scoping tour. More accurately, it was a family visit.
One final community meeting allows the public to learn more and provide feedback: Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Feedback on the draft plan must be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. The draft plan is available online.