A diverse crowd numbering in the thousands marched from the St. James AME Church at 44 Hildebrand St. in Asheville to Pack Square Park to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy on Monday, Jan. 16. Many carried signs expressing love for King and his message of social justice.
A capacity crowd filled the Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center this morning for the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud urged attendees to embody the event’s theme: “Stand up, speak out and unfold the dream for today.”
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will look at four rezoning requests during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Of the four, the Planning Board recommends two be approved and two denied.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY ‘Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins’ at Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center 56 Broadway, 828-350-8484, blackmountaincollege.org FR (1/13) through SA (5/13) – Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins, exhibition of the paintings of Zola Marcus. Reception: […]
Jan. 16 marks the 30th anniversary of the holiday named in the late civil rights leader’s honor. Xpress took the opportunity to speak with Al Whitesides, Buncombe County’s first African-American commissioner, about some of King’s deepest concerns.
For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as well as ways to reuse potentially harmful byproducts.
Asheville will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of community events. The annual Prayer Breakfast, now in its 36th year and one of the country’s oldest such events, expects to draw a big crowd. The breakfast’s founder, Oralene Graves Simmons, says, “It is a time to stand up, speak out and unfold the dream.”
The city’s new boil water advisories will be triggered when work on the water system results in a drop in pressure. While testing is being performed to ensure that the water supply is safe, the advisories will let system customers know that a possibility of contamination exists.
More apartments could be heading to the East Asheville area as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment cleared a hurdle for a 232-unit apartment complex during its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
On Jan. 10., Asheville City Council approved the free downtown shuttle service offered by Slidr, a request to voluntarily annex a 4.8-acre parcel in South Asheville and an amendment to the zoning approval for the RAD Lofts housing development on Roberts Street. Council also agreed to move forward with a study of voters’ attitudes about district elections for positions on City Council.
New year, new hotel. Asheville City Council will review its first zoning request for 2017, and it’s a big one: the proposed 185-room Embassy Suites hotel on Haywood Street, across the street from the Hotel Indigo and the Hyatt Place and next door to the Carolina Apartments.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! EXHIBITIONS ‘Running From Madness’ at PUSH Skate Shop 25 Patton Ave., 225-5509, facebook.com/PushSkateShop/ Through MO (1/23) – Running From Madness, a group show curated by Maxx Feist. Lisa Klakulak Jewelry Exhibition at Mora Contemporary Jewelry 9 Walnut […]
After waiting for the official results of a recount in December, incumbent Commissioner Mike Fryar was sworn in before county commissioners got their Tuesday, Jan. 3 meeting underway.
Peggy Rowe will assume leadership of the city of Asheville’s Human Resources department on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! EXHIBITIONS ‘we’re not who we thought we were’ at Ramp Studio Gallery 821 Riverside Drive Through SA (12/31) – we’re not who we thought we were, exhibition of the multimedia sculpture by Jameid Ferrin. […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will ease into 2017 with a light agenda featuring one new business item and a board appointment.
With a bevy of companies relocating or expanding operations in Western North Carolina, economic boosters, educators and business representatives are working to prepare the next generation of workers to meet the growing need.
As the two-month campaign nears its close, donations are surging toward the philanthropic project’s second-year goal of $60,000. Anyone thinking about making a donation is urged to do so quickly. The effort to raise funds for 47 outstanding WNC nonprofits ends at the stroke of midnight, Dec. 31.
Third-quarter data released by two real estate research firms show an improving environment for Asheville metro area renters.
“You have to take time to look at yourself, look at your spirit and where you come from, and let the spirit guide your interests and love.”