The North Carolina beer industry has a $3.8 billion impact on the state’s economy, according to the North Carolina Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association. The association says the activity contributes more than 26,000 direct jobs and generates more than $2 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue. The data is drawn from a new […]
Do you know a young person who works hard doing good for not much money? That deserving person may be eligible for Asheville’s first Julian Award, a $1,000 cash prize that will be given this fall at the kickoff of Mountain Xpress’ Give!Local campaign for local nonprofits.
aSHEville Museum, a women’s cultural museum located at 35 Wall St. in downtown Asheville, has invited the public to its first-year-anniversary celebration, tonight, Thursday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. The event will include an evening of live music, featuring local singer and emmy nominee Kat Williams, plus the opening of two new exhibits: “Her Nobel Words […]
Asheville Regional Airport’s new main entrance will be temporarily closed for 3-4 days, beginning Monday, July 13, 2015, according to a press release from the airport. Weather permitting, the NCDOT contractor is scheduled to conduct half to full day closures of the inbound lane at the new main entrance. The work is in conjunction with […]
On June 3, at about 8 p.m., a mother bear and her four cubs came to frolic and relax in Joanne Wallis’ backyard in Mountain View West neighborhood, in West Asheville, she reports. “At the sound of a loud voice,” she says, “the cubs all raced up a tree and the photographer (my husband Jim) […]
When Kyle Ellison moved from Maui to the banks of Asheville’s French Broad, he says he noticed something very familiar he hadn’t seen in a while. “You walk by the river with a paddleboard,” he says, “and everyone is curious, coming up and asking you about that weird board you’re carrying.” So Ellison decided to […]
Saturday, June 6, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Sunday, June 7, 2015, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops. No health […]
This fall, watch for a new way for Western North Carolinians to give back to their communities. Xpress is pleased to announce Give!Local, a new end-of-year giving campaign based on the idea that giving should be fun and rewarding — for all of us.
Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion, a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time. From the press release: “Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina […]
Blue Ridge Biofuels announced its plan to expand to Catawba County and move its production facility there. The company will keep its headquarters in Asheville. The expansion will allow Blue Ridge to increase its production and expand services to new areas such as Charlotte. The new facility will be housed in the Catawba County-Appalachian State […]
Monday, May 4, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. WNC […]
David Feingold was named WCQS CEO and general manager last week by the WCQS board of directors. Feingold will succeed former President and CEO Jody Evans, who resigned in December 2014. Feingold will join the WCQS staff this summer. David Feingold is currently the assistant general manager for content at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, where he […]
Burley tobacco revolutionized the industry in east Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Agricultural experts Billy Yeargin and Christopher Bickers take a nostalgic look at the historic rise of burley tobacco and its gradual decline in A History of Burley Tobacco in East Tennessee & Western North Carolina, published by The History Press. What started from two […]
The 2015 Collegiate Road Nationals is coming to the Asheville area this weekend, May 8-10. The three-day championship event is expected to bring together 400 riders from 115 schools across 48 states.
The City of Hendersonville will sponsor a secure, Shred Day for City residents on Friday, May 8, from 9 – 10:30 a.m., in the parking lot of Patton Park, 59 E. Clairmont Drive. American Security Shredding, Inc, will have a shredding truck in the parking lot to allow residents to dispose of sensitive materials. Residents […]
TC Retro Rentals, opening in May, is ready to rent vintage campers for festivals, weddings, weekend getaways and temporary mini-guest housing for out-of-town friends. The company, operated by Tom and Charlene Pagano, will deliver rental units to customers within 30 miles of Asheville. However, the rentals are not available for customers to tow themselves. “We […]
The local air agency has extended the public comment period for the proposed Duke Energy plant in Arden to May 7, 2015.
From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Calling all WNC Collectors & Pickers Folkmoot organizers say, “After 32 years of collecting trinkets, old desks, unique chairs, foam mattresses, bed frames and used kitchen equipment, Folkmoot USA invites WNC collectors to the old Hazelwood School to cash in on our spring-cleaning fundraiser, Saturday, May 2nd, from 8a.m. […]
After starting her business with one sewing machine in 2008, Mary Lynn Schroeder grew her enterprise, In Blue Handmade, to employ 10 “leather working magicians” today, she says. In Blue Handmade now ships a half-million dollars in goods annually. On April 21, FedEx awarded her the $25,000 grand prize in its Small Business Grant Contest. […]
A traveling Smithsonian exhibit of will be on display in Asheville from May 1 through July 3 at Asheville BookWorks. The Wood Engravers’ Network Triennial Exhibition is the second juried exhibition sponsored by the Wood Engravers’ Network. Juror Joan Boudreau, curator of the Graphic Arts Collection at the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of American History, […]
Wicked Weed will pre-sell its second bottled sour beer, Golden Angel, starting at noon on May 2. Sales will be online. The beer was aged 10 months in the barrel with apricots, and will sell for $18.95 per bottle. If experience is any guide, the the brewery’s first sour offering sold out online in one […]