The Buncombe County Board of Election should spread its early-voting locations farther out into the county, especially northern Buncombe County, said state-senate candidate Don Yelton in a Friday, March 12, press conference.
The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress when it’s in session, lists U.S. Rep.. Heath Shuler, D-Waynesville, as undecided in its latest survey/tracking of House Democrats’ positions on health care reform legislation.
Menya is a group of three 20-something New York University undergrads whose bubbly brand of electro-pop will boost your heart rate and drop your thoughts into the gutter quicker than you can say, well, Menya. Check them out for yourself Friday at Club 828.
Don't try to tell Jerry Nelson he's not prepared for his cross-country bicycle ride. True, he hasn't ridden his bike much, he doesn't have a support team, and he's still looking to drum up a few sponsors. But it's been 12 months since his open-heart surgery, and nothing gets the Asheville resident more fired up […]
The owner of the latest addition to Asheville’s bar scene has a simple philosophy for his new wine bar, 5 Walnut.
The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours event tonight from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Highland Brewing Company.
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 […]
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 […]
The tiny circles of family, friends and uniformed men and women that dotted the Trinity Baptist Church fellowship hall formed around the surge of emotion that comes with saying goodbye to loved ones going off to war. Citizen-soldiers: The Asheville-based 105th Military Police Battalion, a unit of the N.C. Army National Guard, is being deployed […]
Don’t tell Jerry Nelson he’s not prepared for his cross-country bicycle ride. He’s got a bike he hasn’t ridden much, he doesn’t have a support team, and he’s still looking for a few sponsors. But nothing gets him fired up more than helping the homeless.
To Chris Weller’s way of thinking, everyone has a song to sing and anyone can be an instrument of change. With that in mind, Weller has launched an Asheville-based podcast — Fret Knot Radio Hour — that he hopes will give voice to those folks, no matter the medium.
The tiny circles of family, friends and uniformed men and women that dotted the Trinity Baptist Church fellowship hall formed around the surge of emotion that comes with saying goodbye to loved ones headed off to war.
The Haiti earthquake in January killed about 200,000. It also left an estimated 1.2 million people homeless, and as the rainy season there approaches, their struggle to survive continues. An Asheville nurse wants to help and plans to launch a regional tarp and tent drive she’s calling Cover Haiti.
The Asheville Chamber of Commerce held its annual “We’re for Business” luncheon on Tuesday and honored local employers in several categories.
In February 2010, the Pack Square Conservancy gave its approval of the Asheville Art Museum’s design of a new glass structure that will serve as both a giant window onto the heart of downtown and an inviting entrance into the museum. A large glass wall is the biggest outward change to the museum on Pack […]
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 […]
Barnardsville mom says she hopes the story of her son will inspire inclusive theater projects that help people with disabilities connect.
On Feb. 10, the Pack Square Conservancy board approved the Asheville Art Museum's design for a new glass structure that will serve as both an inviting entrance to the museum and a giant window into the heart of downtown. Pam Myers, the museum's executive director, said the new structure will reflect the historic structure that […]
Monday, Feb. 8, marked the official start of the 2010 election season, and aspiring candidates have already begun signing up. The filing period runs through noon on Friday, Feb. 26. Early voting for the primary will start Thursday, April 15, and run through Saturday, May 1, with the primary election set for Tuesday, May 4. […]
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 […]
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 […]