West Asheville’s newest concert venue The Mothlight held its grand opening this weekend, selling out its first Saturday-night show and giving music lovers a fresh hangout.
Growing up in Hendersonville, my friends and I would unkindly refer to our town as “God’s waiting room,” an allusion to its popularity among retirees. After high school, I went away to college, the big city and even Africa! In my absence, and to my great surprise, the town developed a spread of great restaurant […]
Modern-day Brevard is like a smaller, more laid-back Asheville. You’ve got your independent record store, a few ethnic food restaurants, craft breweries and enough outdoor attractions to keep you occupied all year. Did you know? There are at least 105 named waterfalls in Transylvania County. George Vanderbilt founded the Biltmore Forest School (aka The Cradle […]
Longtime local Grateful Dead cover band Phuncle Sam celebrates 10 years together in March of next year. What better way to mark this approaching milestone than to headline a new jam-band festival bearing its name? Phuncle Fest will feature more than 20 musical performances by area bands, 15 of which are from Asheville. The festival […]
Mountain Xpress presents your guide to the 2013 Lake Eden Arts Festival running from Thursday, Oct. 17 through Sunday, Oct. 20.
A few months ago, bird handler Julia Gaunt received a phone call from a woman whose friend’s son had died. The son, 37 years old, had committed suicide, and the funeral had not provided the closure her friend needed. She asked if Gaunt would be willing to come and release a few of her doves […]
From a press release: 11th ANNUAL HOME MOVIE DAY TO TAKE PLACE WORLDWIDE ON OCTOBER 19, 2013 “The films you’ll see at Home Movie Day enable those of us who weren’t around at the time to visit moments like the New York World’s Fair of 1939-40, and I for one can’t get enough of those. […]
Two local tech entrepreneurs are about to make waves in the realm of digital security and mobile technology with the debut of the Quasar IV, an encrypted “superphone,” which will allow users to securely exchange messages and store information away from prying eyes.
The Asheville Art Museum will show a compilation of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, a series of silent films the artist made of his bohemian inner circle during the ‘60s.
Apples, apple cider, apple beignets, apple fries, apple chips, apple bread, apple ice cream, caramel apples, apple slushies — yes, it’s that time of year again. The 67th annual Apple Festival is underway in Hendersonville, featuring Henderson County’s finest apple farmers and their innovative, thematic products. Check out a gallery of the festivities.
Asheville Middle School’s boisterous student body took to the streets Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.‘s iconic “I Have Dream” speech.
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:HTBI), the holding company for HomeTrust Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 1,041,245 shares of the Company's common stock, representing 5% of the Company's outstanding shares. The shares may be purchased in […]
A few hundred people rallied under clear blue skies in Pack Square Park Saturday afternoon to call on Duke Energy to shutter its Asheville coal plant and advocate for clean energy. The event, called “Beyond Coal: A Rally for Our Future,” featured local speakers, singers and popular TV actor/vampire Ian Somerhalder. [Photo gallery at the bottom.]
A new $1-million office building in downtown Hendersonville aims to incubate green- and tech-minded businesses. Biz 611 features solar panels, a rainwater flush system and a living wall with edible plants.
Leaders from a wide cross section of Asheville businesses discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the region’s talent pool at a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by Leadership Asheville.
Local production company Down Poor Pictures is premiering its first independent feature film, Ringside Rosary, at the Fine Arts Theatre on Aug. 15. Filmed mostly in Asheville, with a local cast and crew, the drama tells the story of a boxer trying to shed his criminal past.
The state of the Asheville area economy is getting stronger, with job numbers nearing prerecession levels, but wages remain stagnant, according to panelists at the 14th annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook.
An energy-efficiency lending program is now open to small businesses and nonprofits in Western North Carolina. Self-Help Credit Union announced that its Energy Loan Fund has dedicated $15 million to help small businesses, schools and other qualified borrowers to retrofit their buildings, improve efficiency and lower utility bills. “It’s exciting to have it come to […]
Did you miss Mountain Moral Monday? Here is an Xpress photo gallery of the event, featuring protesters, signs and guest speakers.
Local online marketplace celebrates 10 years connecting collectors with rare books
Asheville filmmaker Carly Calhoun has released a series of short documentaries on the impact of coal ash, with an eye toward doing a feature-length documentary.