The Western North Carolina Pilots Association will offer scenic rides to the public during their Scenic Flight weekend, October 25 and 26, 2014, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Asheville Regional Airport. Flights are $40 for adults and $20 for children under 12. For a $5 discount available to those sign up in advance. […]
UNCA announces: UNC Asheville will host its fourth annual Well-A-Bration, celebrating healthful living and wellness, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20. The day-long celebration will feature cooking and exercise programs, health lab open houses, and the fifth annual student-run health fair. Well-a-Bration highlights that are free and open to the public include: […]
According to WBIR TV, “Knoxville’s Metro Pulse alternative weekly newspaper is ceasing operations as of Wednesday afternoon, staff members told 10News.” The paper’s owner, the Knoxville News Sentinel, announced it is laying off 23 employees, according to WBIR. According to the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, “Based in Knoxville, Tenn., Metro Pulse began publishing in 1991 […]
“One of the most common questions I’m asked is whether or not tiny homes are legal in our city or anywhere else around the country,” writes Laura LaVoie in a recent post introducting the Asheville Small Home Advocacy Committee . “Unfortunately, that isn’t a very easy question to answer” LaVoie writes: Asheville SHAC is a […]
Katie Herzog blogs about the Asheville that was, on WFAE – Charlotte’s NPR station’s website. Here are a few excerpts: I lived in Asheville in the early 2000s…The were a lot of freaks back then, with train-hoppers and burnouts sleeping in Pritchard Park and the highest population of dreadlocked didgeridoo players east of Sydney. There […]
Echoview Fiber Mill announces: Estate Ale, a 100% Echoview Farm-grown beer brewed by Fonta Flora in collaboration with Riverbend Malt House is the first Appalachian-grown craft beer certified by the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, to be released on November 8th. The local beer movement in Asheville, “Beer City USA,” North Carolina just got more […]
Kenan Hopkins reported on Facebook a stabbing Friday night: Hey all – I’m the Founder/President of Valet Gourmet and it was one of our drivers that got stabbed on Elizabeth St last night. He is doing very well, and while the ambulance took him to the hospital, he was released shortly after. He was stabbed […]
This year’s Great American Beer Festival awarded gold medals to three WNC breweries: Black Mountain’s Pisgah Brewing in the chocolate beer category, Asheville’s Wicked Weed Brewing Funkatorium in specialty honey beer, and Morganton’s Fonta Flora in the classic Irish-style dry stout category, according to the U.S. Brewers Association website. Pisgah won with its Chocolatized; Wicked […]
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, 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. This means there are no health impacts expected when air quality is in […]
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 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. This means there are no health impacts expected when air quality is in […]
Announcement from Asheville Regional Airport: Asheville Regional Airport’s main entrance will close Wednesday, October 8. All traffic will then access the airport through the south entrance at the light near Fanning Bridge Road, and this traffic pattern will be in place through early 2015 when a new main entrance will open. Signs will be posted […]
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce announces: September 26th, 2014 Asheville, N.C. – In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Highland Brewing Company announced expansion plans today to add 15 jobs and invest $5 million in new equipment and facilities over the next three years. The expansion, which includes tanks and a […]
An NurseJournal.org report shows Asheville Mission Health ranks 23rd most “social media friendly” hospital in the country, saying: Since social media is so important to hospitals, the staff at NurseJournal.org has once again gathered the latest social media stats for hospitals around the country. We evaluated over 800 hospitals this year, this time only pulling […]
For well over a century, Asheville has attracted creative people. So, whatever good deeds have been done in the recent past should be seen as growing out of the incredible mountains around us and as gifts from prior generations, the Cherokees and hard-scrabble Southern Appalachian settlers and Asheville’s new urbanists from the mid-19th century onward. […]
5th Sun Specialties chips, local maker of chips, salsas and hot sauces, is seeking additional capital to expand its operations. 5th Sun Specialties products can be found on local grocers’ shelves, such as Earth Fare, Greenlife, French Broad Food Co-op and West Village Market. The company’s owners, Michael and Adrienne Henzel, relocated to Asheville from […]
Asheville author Tommy Hays announced today that his children’s novel (for ages 10 and up) What i came to tell you is now available in paperback. Hays’ describes the story this way: Since his mother’s death, [12-year-old] Grover has been having a hard time. The only thing that gives him solace is the hours he […]
Ask anyone who’s lived or worked in Asheville since the ’80s or ’90s, and you’re likely to get a different answer. We offer some responses in this week’s retrospective, such as: • We faced key challenges from within local government. • We fought city hall. • We protected the environment. • We stood up for […]
Anna M. Smith of High Point was last seen at her residence hall room on campus around noon, Sep. 2. Appalachian State University Police are asking anyone with information is asked to contact them at (828) 262-2150 or 262-8000.
Posted on Humane Alliance’s and Brother Wolf’s Facebook pages: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue (Sept 4, 2014): Thanks to our community cat program, this kitten was saved just in the nick of time. As you can see from the photos, this poor little baby got her head stuck in a mason jar. Somehow, she managed to […]
Given that everyone in Asheville seems to be marching to the beat of their own drum, how did we come together to form such a vibrant community? Are our individualistic tendencies a handicap, or have we learned to blend them into communal inspiration?
In the Aug. 27 issue, we looked back at Mountain Xpress in the ’90s — the paper’s first years. Who produced it? Why did they do it? What difference did it make? For answers, we turned both to former staffers and to civic activists.