Human trafficking often occurs in wealthy or relatively wealthy areas where there’s demand, access to major highways and an airport, says Mamie Adams. Asheville fits the bill, and a new Our VOICE project, coordinated by Adams, aims to tackle the problem.
When I first met Cameron Huntley in 2013, he wanted to know how to become a writer for Mountain Xpress and, eventually, other publications. What’s more, he said he might one day like to become a foreign correspondent. I was managing editor at the time, and Huntley was working for the city of Asheville. Xpress didn’t […]
Former Asheville resident, activist and writer Basil Soper will bring a new project to Asheville June 7-8: Transilient. The photo documentary, co-founded with Johanna Case, will help show that transgender people “deserve to be seen as living, breathing, feeling humans who have experienced many of the same things that cis [people who identify with the gender assigned to them at birth] people do,” says Soper.
Fifteen thousand patients visit the Minnie Jones Health Center in downtown Asheville each year. Most of them are low-income residents of the area, often under- or uninsured. More than 200 of them are transgender patients seeking care at the center, which is run by Western North Carolina Community Health Services.
A deadly pathogen can make it around the globe in 24 hours or less, and in just eight hours, one E. coli bacterium can generate more than 16 million clones that make their host very, very sick — particularly if the mother strain is one of a growing number of antibiotic-resistant superbugs that have health leaders on alert from Asheville to Beijing.
On a cool, foggy July morning, more than 300 children bustle past a row of blooming sunflowers and into Hall Fletcher Elementary as teachers hand out new pencils, the principal greets them by name, and the UNC Asheville mascot poses with them for photos. But it’s only midsummer: Why are these students filing through the doors about a month before their peers at other city schools?
Statewide, most hospitals reduced their rates for healthcare-associated infections last year, but two deaths in Lincoln County have providers on the alert.
On Tuesday, July 7, a portion of Mela Indian Restaurant’s lunch and dinner profits will raise money for Asheville teacher Laurie Joens’ ongoing treatment for breast cancer.
Asheville is a hotbed for culinary entrepreneurship, but the path to success can be rocky. What does it take beyond a tasty product or a knack for cooking to build a flourishing food business?
12 Bones Smokehouse recently released its first cookbook and will host a party on Sunday, June 14, to celebrate with Asheville fans.
Restaurants in the Enka-Candler area offer everything from down-home, stick-to-your-ribs diner food served with a helping of history to thoroughly modern artisan fare.
Hundreds of residents draw their drinking and cooking water from wells that lie within 1,000 feet of Duke Energy’s 32 coal-ash ponds in North Carolina. Nearly a dozen of them wells are located in Buncombe County.
On the homepage of its website, millsgaprealfacts.com, CTS — the company which owned and operated an electroplating operation on Mills Gap Road from 1959-1986 — says it’s “committed to effectively, efficiently and ethically addressing the site conditions at the property known as the Mills Gap Road Site or the CTS of Asheville site.”
Eleven private wells located near Duke Energy’s Asheville-area plant have been tested for coal-ash contamination as of May 19, and preliminary results on half of them show mixed results, say North Carolina environmental officials.
Jay Weatherly likes the “side-street feel” of his new High Five Coffee location, set to open in June on Rankin Avenue in downtown Asheville. The new site lies a few feet from the backdoor, kids entrance to one of the city’s oldest businesses, Tops for Shoes.
With 50 pounds of ostrich feathers, dozens of ping-pong balls, lots of gold glitter, gallons of donated black paint and a big dose of school spirit, Asheville High School hosted its annual prom at the school last night, May 16, for the first time since (as best anyone can remember, anyway) 1979 or so.
In the bumpy post-recession landscape, these service-oriented organizations face significant challenges. Xpress asked several local nonprofit consultants to comment on what those challenges are and how they can be overcome.
Dr. Richard Hudspet is Blue Ridge Community Health Services’ new chief medical officer. He most recently served as the Medical Director for Community Care of Western North Carolina. Here’s the full release from BRCHS:
UNC Asheville and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Sign Agreement Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will have new opportunities to attend UNC Asheville as part of an instructional credit agreement that was signed today on the university’s campus in both English and Kituwah Cherokee syllabary. With members of the campus and […]
Eighteen individual properties and districts across North Carolina have been added to the National Register of Historic Places, and in Western North Carolina, the boundaries for the Flat Rock Historic District — which includes Carl Sandburg’s home, Connemara — were adjusted. Here are the details from the NC Department of Cultural Resources.: National Register adds 18 North Carolina places, […]
Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts first annual District-Wide Girls’ Chess Summit June 4 Asheville, NC, April 30, 2015: Hall Fletcher Elementary’s Pawnstorm Chess Team invites all Kindergarten through 5th Grade girls in in Asheville City Schools to come play chess at their first annual Girls’ Chess Summit, sponsored by Short Street Cakes. The Girls’ Chess Summit will […]