“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.”
Duke Energy Progress officials presented an oversize rebate check of $42,144 to the Asheville Housing Authority for installing a number of energy-efficiency features during the renovation of the Arthur R. Edington Education and Career Center in the Southside neighborhood
A rededication ceremony for the Vance Monument is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the foot of the monument in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville.
If you and your family are interesting in hosting a foreign student this summer in Asheville, consider checking out an information session this Sunday, May 17 (complete with free ice cream). Here’s a news release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]
Want to host a summer international exchange student? An Asheville information session this Sunday afternoon, April 26, about Xplore USA will walk you through the details. Plus, there’s free ice cream. Here’s a press release from the organizers: Xplore USA summer camp program brings international students to Asheville Local families can host visiting teens for […]
If you’re looking for a fun way to introduce the sport of running to your kids — or strengthen that interest — you might want to check out the inaugural Blue Ridge Classic Fun Run Festival coming up in April at Reynolds High School. The April 18 festival promises fun races and other activities built […]
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below.
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here. Here are some of the art and photo submissions Xpress received for the annual Kids Issue. Scroll through the slideshow to see all the art.
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here.
A student contribution from the Kids Issue.
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below. Since I am creating a blog about animal rights, […]
From Ed Whitfield’s keynote speech, “A Logical New Approach to Community Development,” to a panel on sources for local funding, there’s something for everyone at the March 18 Bringing It Home conference. Here’s a look at the main sessions and speakers.
A student-generated idea to help the environment by getting rid of Styrofoam lunch trays in the school cafeteria is becoming a reality at Asheville’s Vance Elementary School.
This year’s Kids Issue will offer two thematic choices: A Kid’s View, and Activism. Want to submit art, essays, poems, photos or multimedia?
More than 4,000 students participated in RiverLink’s water-based education lessons for the French Broad watershed in 2014. This year, educators and volunteers can get a jumpstart on the initiative by participating a training workshop.