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 […]

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aSHEville Museum celebrates its one-year anniversary, tonight, 6-8 p.m.

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 airport’s new main entrance will be closed for week starting July 13

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 […]

North Carolina breaks tourist-visits record in 2014

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 expands into Catawba County, extends its service area

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 […]

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New book details history of burley tobacco in WNC and east Tennessee

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 […]

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Asheville retro camper rentals opens for business

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 […]