Gratitude, hugs and tears

Six weeks after a massive earthquake in Haiti killed an estimated 200,000 people and left another 1.2 million homeless, the devastated Caribbean nation is desperately trying to cope. A roof over their heads: Asheville nurse Jessica Hardy has started a tent and tarp drive in Asheville called Cover Haiti. Haitians who've survived January's earthquake now […]

Speechless­, not mindless

When Chris Mueller-Medlicott joined a unique Durham theater group in 2005, it sparked a major breakthrough. 'Listening' tour: Polly Medlicott of Barnardsville plans to hit the road with a documentary about her son and the connections and communications breakthrough he had while taking part in a unique theater project in Durham. Chris Mueller-Medlicott had cerebral […]

DSS case involving Ryan Baldwin

The Mountain Xpress interviewed Angela Pittman of the Buncombe County Department of Social Services took place on Jan. 13, 2010, in her office. The interview was given with the express stipulation that individual DSS cases could not be discussed. Questions are by reporter Nelda Holder. The interview came as part of Holder’s reporting on a […]

Bunnies on a bus?

Bunnies in a boat. A multicolored forest. Big orange carrots. No, these aren't hallucinations — they're real examples of local artists' work that's coming to an Asheville city bus near you. Three Asheville area artists have won the city's first "Art on Transit" competition, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department announced recently. Each artist […]

Couple plans black-box theater for downtown building

A 115-year-old building in downtown Asheville will soon be home to the Altamont Theatre. Theater lovers: Brian Lee and Tiffany Hampton Lee plan to stage professional musical-theater productions in a downtown Asheville building that's undergoing a $2 million, "green" renovation. Photo by Jason Sandford Owners Brian and Tiffany Hampton Lee plan to stage professional musical-theater […]