This year marked the inaugural Make Music Day in Asheville, with a number of free events held on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21. Xpress stopped by Moog Music, The Mothlight and the Asheville Percussion Festival.
Starbucks employees at the Charlotte Street location kick off their second year of fundraising efforts to help send Asheville kids from low-income families to summer camp. Last year the campaign raised over $1,500 via in-store collection jars and donations. The fundraiser is unique to the Charlotte Street location, which began as part of the company’s Global […]
Longtime downtown favorite Laurey’s Café is closing effective immediately.
The 2015 Get It! Guide is here.
Local food trucks get ready for battle, Appalachian Vintner helps raise money for a local child undergoing cancer treatments and Highland Brewing Co. pairs food with brews for its new Flights and Bites series.
Smiling Hara begins Hempeh distribution, Moose Café celebrates its first year in Hendersonville, Marc Williams does a class on DIY fermented beverages and Foothills Meats offers a workshop on the nutrition of animal-based protein.
The Dec. 31 cover story by Jonathan Ammons, “Hidden in Plain Sight,” examined communities in Asheville that lack supermarkets and access to other sources of affordable, nutritious food. The story explored how these neighborhoods, known as food deserts, came to be and how grassroots organizations, like the Ujamaa Freedom Market (made possible due to the Women’s […]
Press Release From the Asheville Police Department Update: 14-029970, December 26, 2014 at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers from the Asheville Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Rita’s Ice Cream located at 5 Regent Park Blvd. They arrived to find that a male suspect had robbed the business at gunpoint. No one was injured […]
While most of us know the song, few are aware that “I Wonder as I Wander” is traceable to a family down its luck in Murphy, N.C., during the Depression and the chance encounter between a lovely teenage girl singing for quarters and a young musician.
Updated voting report (ahem)
Everything from beef tartare to torched marshmallow s’mores was on the menu last night as Asheville Independent Restaurants celebrated the local food scene with its annual Taste of Asheville event.
Nonprofits play a massive role in our community by trying to fill gaps of need that are not addressed by the government or the private sector, says Roger E. Hartley, professor and director of the Master of Public Affairs Program at Western Carolina University. Nonprofits also “identify key problems in our community because people who […]
Newly elected 2nd-grade class senator clearly can’t deliver on campaign promises
Asheville magistrates object to gay marriage
Endorsements can be a handy tool showing which groups and individuals have publicly thrown their support behind a particular office-seeker. In this post we’ve compiled what was provided by some of the Buncombe County candidates and collected by Xpress.
Asheville police chief embarrassed by speeding ticket errors
Tourism board launches new city slogan
Why is the APD filming protests?
Downtown fairies fear gentrification
The one that got away.
Mysterious woman moves to Asheville for ‘job’