City Council will hold two meetings on Tuesday, June 28: at 10 a.m., a work session on the proposed city bond referendum and, at 5 p.m., its regular bi-weekly meeting.
Brad Blackburn wanted to visit his old school one more time before it’s demolished next month. He came on Friday with his wife, Shelly, and mother, Bobbie, who both were teachers at the school, and decorated with walls with their names and those of his two sons, also alumni. Asheville Middle School, a fixture on […]
Readers can look out for further coverage of Give!Local at mountainx.com in the coming months, but nonprofits and business partners are encouraged to apply to participate now. Nonprofit representatives may also attend an informational session at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, July 6.
“The first city in the world that’s built around your family. Before we laid a brick, we laid plans for a clean, uncongested city of 40,000 on 3,500 acres of beautiful land in Warren County, N.C. There will be 18,000 jobs at Soul City. But while people will work in a city, they’ll live in […]
Asheville-based organizations Tranzmission, QORDS and COLAGE, in association with the Asheville Jewish Community Center, have collaborated to present the 15th annual local commemoration of Stonewall. All events are open to the public.
North Carolina Waterfalls by Waynesville travel and nature writer/photographer Kevin Adams features 1,000 waterfall excursions, more than enough such attractions to keep weekend adventurers occupied for years to come.
Rob Sebrell views Foundation as more than just a skatepark. “It’s a sculpture garden of sorts,” he says. “A public, creative space.”
Nutz R Us, a Buncombe County company that incorporated under that name in 2008, operates assisted living facilities catering to mentally ill adults, according to a story filed by Frank Taylor, managing editor of Carolina Public Press. Multiple officials with state and local public health agencies have told Carolina Public Press that they find the […]
Asheville city staffers, downtown stakeholders and local buskers turned out in force for the city’s monthly Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss a city proposal for a pilot program regulating downtown public space. The meeting, which was preceded by a community forum with downtown stakeholders, came amid tensions over pilot program, which would add regulations to several […]
Editor’s note: The next session, “Social Activism and Social Agencies in the 1980s,” takes place Wednesday, June 29, from 6-7:30 p.m. In the 1980s, Asheville was a smaller community, and that made everything — including social change — seem possible. Dedicated individuals worked together to tackle social problems such as the AIDS epidemic, threats to […]
Sen. Tom Apodaca (R) has filed legislation in the North Carolina Senate to establish district elections for Asheville City Council. The bill creates six electoral districts and specifies that each district will elect one representative who lives in that area. The city’s mayor would continue to be elected by a city-wide vote.
ZaPow gallery owner Lauren Patton found out yesterday that her outreach efforts on behalf of ZaPow artists seem to have resulted in the termination of the gallery’s lease at 21 Battery Park Ave.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners wrapped up the budget season during its Tuesday, June 21, meeting by approving a $413,574,951 spending plan for fiscal year 2017. During a more than five hour meeting Commissioner Tim Moffitt proposed an alternate budget, that would lower the property tax rate, but it was shoot down, via party lines, in favor of the approved budget.
Wild Wing Cafe in South Asheville will host a viewing party at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 26, for the AMC television show “Ride with Norman Reedus.” The June 26 episode will feature the moonshiners of Woodfin’s Howling Moon Distillery.
A coffee and cycling event on Saturday, June 25, is designed to highlight Asheville’s coffee and bicycle scenes while helping international nonprofit The Chain Collaborative build a school in Uganda.
…we noticed that some of the pigs were red and had long noses and some of the people were long and had red noses.
Regulations intended to provide more city control over street musicians and performers are once again on the Public Safety Committee’s agenda. The committee will host a Downtown Public Space Management Forum on Wednesday, June 22 at 3 p.m. in the U.S. Cellular Center Banquet Hall.
Buncombe County Democrats have selected David King to run for the two-year term on the Board of Commissioners created when Miranda DeBruhl resigned. Republicans have yet to nominate a candidate for the November election and have until 90 days before the election to do so.
Deceased author Harry “Cuz” Bagley’s son Rick will gift his dad’s book to any attendee who makes a donation to three nonprofits at an upcoming fundraiser. Battery Park Book Exchange hosts the event on Saturday, June 25.