Members of the Jewish community are deeply committed to ensuring that everyone has the right to vote and have been dismayed by efforts in recent years in North Carolina to suppress the vote.
From Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, seniors and other beneficiaries have the chance to “elect” their Medicare coverage for 2017 during Medicare Open Enrollment.
“Our local investments in young children, their families and the early childhood system in Buncombe County are essential to the long-term success of our children,” said Amy Barry, Executive Director, Buncombe Partnership for Children, a partner in the Smart Start network.
“The Appalachian Barn Alliance hosts the Historic Barn Photo Contest each year in conjunction with the Madison County Fair.”
Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program, is coming to Vance Elementary the week of June 13.
The public is invited to a Night of Music to benefit the Montessori Elementary School of Asheville as we prepare to build more classroom space for our growing school!
“As Rainbow students, we value Strive Not To Drive week as an opportunity to educate ourselves and our community on the environmental and health benefits of leaving that good old car in the driveway as much as possible.”
Stacie Goffin, a nationally renowned author and veteran advocate for the early childhood education field, will be the keynote speaker at an April 20 event in Asheville. Press release: Stacie Goffin, nationally renowned author and veteran advocate for the early childhood education field. What: NEXT: Emerging Leaders Institute, Smart Start of Buncombe County When: Wednesday, […]
The ultimate goal is the cross-culture exchange of knowledge and ideas for the betterment of health care for the rural population in India, especially for women and children.
“These volunteers make up the heart of the Asheville City Schools community and exemplify what it means to support educators and students in our schools.”
Buncombe County Republicans need volunteers to help get people registered to vote and work in the 80 polls for early voting, March 3–12, and the primary, March 15.
We can’t wait to see the art and writing submitted by local K-12 students for the 2016 Mountain Xpress Kids Issue!
Laronda Franklin, executive pageant director, says, “Our goal with the Miss North Carolina Plus America Pageant is to help build self-esteem, confidence and respect. We also want to educate the community as a whole to embrace plus-size women.”
“Through photo assignments and guided discussions, we learned more about what it’s like to parent in our community.”
“If we don’t have the early childhood development, then we don’t have the first-, second-graders reading at sufficient levels or doing basic math at sufficient levels; then by third grade, if they’re not at sufficient levels, we know we’ve lost them most likely for life,” Gov. Pat McCrory told the crowd.
“The program provides a nurturing place for children to live into our motto: We are Peacemakers.”
It’s no secret: The shortage of affordable housing in the Asheville area is one of our community’s biggest problems. Contributing factors include a growing population, the high demand for both apartments and houses, the particular challenges of building in the mountains and the low wages paid by many local employers. Earlier this summer, Xpress decided […]
The annual event celebrates the nature and culture of the North Carolina mountains, from its animals and weather to its music and stories. All activities are included with park admission.
“Affordable housing is not just a housing problem,” notes Mike Figura, who owns Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty. “It’s a housing supply problem; it’s a wage problem; it’s an employment problem.”
What would it take to solve the Asheville area’s affordable housing problem?
Forget “Keep Asheville Weird.” For many locals, the motto might as well be: “Make Asheville Affordable.”