Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features two local stylists’ mission to conserve water while keeping hair fresh plus a female-fronted rock group’s new recording project.
By Monica Bethelwood | The longer I’ve been in Asheville, the more questions I’ve had about the New Age/Spiritual culture, around which a large chunk of Asheville’s scene seems to revolve. Something has felt missing in all the seeking, something missing at the heart of it all…
Putnam comes into this weekend’s Finals competition as the leading “All Around Cowgirl,” having scored more points in multiple categories than her competitors, in addition to being ranked fourth overall in barrel racing and ninth in breakaway roping. True to her family legacy, she has established herself as a top competitor in her chosen sport, translating her heritage of winning and love for speed from the asphalt to the cow-pen.
North Carolina is just one signature away from taking advantage of a 2014 Farm Bill provision that allows states to enact their own hemp-growing pilot programs.
As mindfulness-based healing modalities with prison populations gather attention in the public eye, and research supports their effectiveness generally, more volunteers are coming forward in Western North Carolina to create wellness among incarcerated people.
Give!Local raised nearly $1,000 in its opening day and many of the nonprofits raised additional money at the kickoff event. Thirty nonprofits, their boards, two food vendors, three bands, a dinosaur and a ghost pepper all convened along with about 200 people from the public.
One of the oldest known forms of hunting and sport, falconry remains shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding, often seen as an arcane and sometimes brutal practice. But one local falconer wants to shed light on the exhilarating, breath-taking practice that has captivated him for years.
This week the Community Calendar is highlighting events that are sponsored by nonprofits that are participating in the Give!Local campaign. The campaign is raising money for 30 worthy local nonprofits that make a big difference where we live. These events are wonderful examples of some of the great work that these nonprofits do within our communities! ANIMALS […]
Proud of your costume, pumpkin-carving skills or decorum? Tweet or Instagram your festivities, using the #avl hashtag. We’ll add it to our story!
The iconic community-owned food market and grocer has announced initial plans to expand its current space on the 60-100 block of Biltmore Avenue and is reaching out to community organizations and the city of Asheville to begin discussions on the possibility of a massive multiuse facility.
While fans clamor to pet and snap photos with Gypsy Gold, Asheville’s only working carriage horse, animal activists claim carriage horse tours represent a throwback to a past we ought to move beyond. Are carriage tours inhumane, or do carriage horses enjoy the work that earns their keep on a pastoral farm in Weaverville?
White Horse Black Mountain hosts musicians Jimmy Landry, Beth Wood and David LaMotte at the seventh annual Birthday Bash Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
A local search for tiny tubers leads to a discovery of Cherokee fairy folk and an exploration of Chinese medical lore.
On Halloween we honor our ancestors and remember that death is an inevitable part of life. But the process of death and dying is changing in Western North Carolina, as alternative death and burial practices become more prevalent.
The multi-talented wellness specialist performs at Jubilee Community Church on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a single mother’s sailing journey toward empowerment, a new hammock that holds 800 pounds worth of loungers and the third episode of Southern Songs and Stories, featuring Tellico.
As new hotels and construction sites pop up across across the city seemingly every week and nationally-branded chains vie for retail space downtown, the local small business alliance known as Asheville Grown is reminding the Asheville community of the importance of keeping small, locally-owned businesses at the center of the city’s economic development plans.
Attendees can enter to win a prize for the most attractive carved pumpkin, best costume and most flavorful vegan pumpkin pie.
What began as a moment of simple curiosity for one local man morphed into a five-year project that combined some of the oldest map technologies with some of the newest — resulting in an extensive guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway and other select scenic areas in the region.
The ability to think clearly and make decisions is exactly the reason for choosing healthier foods in the morning or any time of day, say Laura Buxenbaum, Paul Barrett and Jackie Dobrinska.
Western North Carolinians looking to stay fit and blow off steam might turn to yoga or try outdoor activities like running, hiking or biking. But these days, growing numbers of area residents are taking their quest to a different level that includes armbars, takedowns and sometimes getting punched in the face.