From a press release: Valet Gourmet’s first annual Driving with a Cause Valet Gourmet is making it easier than ever to help ease hunger in Western North Carolina. Asheville’s premier restaurant delivery service in collaboration with MANNA FoodBank is launching the first annual “Valet Gourmet Food Drive” and customers will be able to donate food […]
From Asheville Travel Blog: Local businesses honored as finalists by Martha Stewart American Made Out of thousands of nominees in the categories of craft, design, food and style, eight Asheville-area businesses have been named finalists for the Martha Stewart American Made Awards. The local finalists are: Appalatch Outdoor Apparel Company Blue Kudzu Sake Company Hey […]
Country pop rocker Chris Carpenter first picked up a guitar at age 11 and shortly after extinguishing his 30th birthday candles felt a need to assuage his newfound existential unrest with “a little therapy.” Carpenter aims to reconnect with fans in 2015 by sharing the personal stories that inspired select musical works through posts on […]
“We just want to show West Asheville peeps a good time before they go into their holiday family hangs,” says Javi Bolea of RBTS WIN. “The goal is a sticky floor by the end of the night.” Bolea, along with bandmates Cliff B. Worsham and Josh Chassner, follows a multifarious musical recipe — one influenced […]
From a press release: Peter Krauss named CEO of Plasticard Locktech International Asheville, NC – [One highlight of Plasticard Lockteck International’s recent holiday party] was the announcement that Peter Krauss had been appointed CEO of the growing company. Mr. Krauss has held the positions of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer and COO, and in those […]
From a press release: JoyFULL Holidays at Home program to provide 1,300 student meals One in five children in our community struggle with hunger each day. Many times the meals they receive at school is the only food they will have to eat and when the holidays arrive, they face the chance of going hungry […]
Ashevillean moms Carolyn Lanzetta and Meg Ragland launched Plum Print in response to growing piles of their children’s artwork. The company “transforms overwhelming piles of children’s artwork into digital archives and prints elegant coffee- table books and other merchandise,” according to the two entrepreneurs. Plum Print was currently featured on Dream Big America’s weekly start-up […]
From a press release: On Thursday, Dec. 25, the Volcano family will be leading Annie Lennox Birthday Yoga: an all levels Forrest Yoga class jamming to the dulcet tones of this musical icon from 10:oo a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Starting on Dec. 28, the last Sunday of every month will offer a Yoga Ceremony with […]
A-B Tech student Anita Riley has started Asheville’s first beer blog focusing on women in the brewing industry. Brewing Up a Storm will be featured on the MetroWines website, where Riley previously blogged about wine topics. The writer, currently studying Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation through A-B Tech, published her first post last Monday, Dec. 8. […]
From Asheville Citizen-Times: The numbers behind the Christmas Jam By Carol Motsinger Warren Haynes Presents: The 26th Annual Christmas Jam returned Saturday night to the U.S. Cellular Center, and acts like Jason Isbell and Gov’t Mule played for thousands of fans in downtown Asheville. This year, the organization donated a record-breaking $500,000 [to Habitat for […]
From The Post and Courier: Local brewers hoping to put Charleston on the craft beer map By Jeremy Borden ASHEVILLE – Dubbed Beer City USA for its smorgasbord of 20 breweries – equal to all of South Carolina – this mountain town has capitalized on America’s craft beer boom in a way that no other […]
Where there’s a grill, there’s a way — particularly for Korean House co-owner Jayson Im. After nearly a year of permitting struggles, the restaurateur is thrilled to announce the date he will debut his fleet of 10 tabletop grills.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the debut full-length studio album of local act Resonant Rogues, a healthy deli’s management transition, expansion by a vintage clothier and an online music subscription with a twist.
From NC Cooperative Extension: 2015 Certified Turfgrass Professional Short Course: This short course is sponsored by NC Cooperative Extension and the Turfgrass Council of North Carolina. Classes will be held at the Asheville School located on the right off of Smokey Park Highway North about 1 mile from I-40 exit 44. The classes will be […]
Nearly two dozen West Asheville businesses have collaborated with OnHaywood.com and the West Asheville Business Association to promote holiday shopping in the area on Saturday, Dec. 13. Each business has chosen a promotion to run the whole day or for several hours on Saturday. The event wraps up with a party at Urban Orchard Cider […]
From BlueRidgeNow: Sierra Nevada amphitheater ahead of schedule; sales, employment numbers strong By Renee Bindewald Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Mills River brewery has had 5,204 guests since September, coupled with 5,311 transactions in its gift shop, which the town benefits from in sales tax, Co-Manager Stan Cooper told town council members during their meeting Thursday […]
From a press release: Please join us in celebrating one year of helping folks from near and far ‘Build Better Brains’ – APEX Brain Centers is a revolutionary, life-changing program providing individuals of all ability levels a richer experience of life through targeted Brain Training. Light Refreshments and appetizers will be provided and guided tours and […]
From a press release: A-B Tech employee decorates governor’s residence Brinda Caldwell-Ramsey, Director of the Community Enrichment Programs at A-B Tech Community College, was selected as the Artistic Designer for the Governor’s Western Residence annual Christmas Open House. Members of the non-profit Governor’s Western Residence Association had witnessed Caldwell-Ramsey’s decorating talents at the college’s historic […]
From a press release: Nature Conservancy acquires 800 acres in Ashe County Property will become part of the Conservancy’s Bluff Mountain Preserve DURHAM – The Nature Conservancy has acquired 800 acres in Ashe County. The new property, which includes rare mountain bogs, will be added to the Conservancy’s Bluff Mountain Preserve. “The New River Headwaters […]
From BlueRidgeNow: Testing, excavation next with NC coal ash removal By Gary D. Robertson RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state regulator told lawmakers Wednesday that groundwater monitoring beneath Duke Energy’s toxic coal ash sites and testing of hundreds of nearby wells are key to safeguarding the public’s health and determining which ash pits must be […]
From BlueRidgeNow: BlueRidgeNow: Brevard man arrested in Little Caesars armed robbery Brevard police charged 55-year-old Barry Glenn Wyrick with one count of felony robbery with a dangerous weapon on Tuesday after a nearly four-day investigation led detectives to his door. Read the full story here.