There is no shortage of holiday events in Western North Carolina in the coming weeks! Asheville has everything ranging from holiday craft shows to volunteering opportunities to theater productions. In order to help you navigate your way through this busy season we will be sharing a roundup of holiday oriented events every week until the […]
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for 18 Western North Carolina counties, beginning Tuesday afternoon and lasting until Wednesday evening.
The 60-day Give!Local campaign is over halfway completed. We are excited to have over 130 donors, with the average donation being $57. The largest donation was $1020. There will be one more Big Give Day on December 15, so if you wish to donate and be entered to win some great prizes, it is a […]
Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes Tuesday, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during the Big Give Day, December 1, via the givelocalguide.orgwebsite, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic coupon book (with special offers from dozens of local businesses), you’ll also […]
Robin Reeves is the sixth generation to grow up on her family’s Madison County farm — a lineage that dates back to before the Civil War. Reeves spent much of her youth helping her parents raise cattle, burley tobacco and tomatoes as well as her extended family in Sandy Mush. As an adolescent, she sold […]
In order to help you navigate your way through this busy season we will be sharing a roundup of holiday oriented events every week until the new year. This is the roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Thursday, Dec. 3.
After more than two decades, the NCDOT is getting the ball rolling on the I-26 connector project. And though actual construction is still years away, the next few weeks are the public’s best chance to influence the route of a massive infrastructure project that, regardless of which option is chosen, will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, displace dozens of homes and businesses, and change the face of Asheville.
Thanksgiving can be a heartwarming holiday full of good food and family. But kitchen calamities, unruly house guests, uncooperative appliances and other snafus can sometimes conspire to dim Thanksgiving Day’s rosy glow. Some Asheville residents — including a few Xpress staffers — were willing to share their own stories about surviving Thanksgiving.
MANNA FoodBank erected a 10-ton structure of food donated by Ingles Markets for its annual kick off to the holiday season. Click through for a photo gallery from Pat Barcas.
The murky French Broad River flows due east as it passes by Carrier Park before it turns north at Lyman Street and eventually meanders through the mountains to the state of Tennessee where it combines with the Holston River to become the Tennessee River, which eventually feeds the mighty Mississippi by way of the Ohio River. […]
Local business owners have banded together under the mantra UnChain Asheville in an attempt to sway the public toward shopping with small businesses rather than chains.
The 2015 Asheville holiday parade featured nearly 100 entries including marching bands, dance and cheer squads, nonprofits and businesses. This year’s parade theme is “Joy to the World.”
Asheville and environs have seen considerable change in the 77 years since Wolfe’s death, yet many of the aspects he wrote (and sometimes fumed) about seem uncannily familiar. And as current residents ponder the challenges the city faces today, a look at several of the celebrated author’s key themes might prove instructive.
The North Carolina Arboretum’s second annual Winter Lights holiday exhibit officially kicks off Nov. 20 and runs through Jan. 2. Visitors can walk through a 3-acre tour of the arboretum’s nationally-known gardens dressed in uniquely-lit displays and landscapes.
Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes this weekend, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during Give Weekend — between Friday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 22 — via the givelocalguide.org website, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic […]
The American chestnut tree’s flavorful nuts were once a vital part of the diets of humans and wildlife alike in Western North Carolina. Its importance is remembered in the traditional foods of the Cherokee, and the nearly extinct tree is slowly making a comeback with the help of some dedicated locals.
After more than two decades of discussion, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is getting the ball rolling on the long-debated Interstate 26 Connector project, intended to improve traffic flow and bring the Asheville highway system up to current Interstate standards.
Adorn Salon & Boutique owner Rebecca Hecht has plans to bring a new convenience market to the downtown area.
Standing on top of Mt. Katahdin, with more than 2,000 miles of trail behind him, local Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Gary Sizer already knew his journey wasn’t yet over. A little over a year after his return from Maine, his reflective novel Where’s the Next Shelter? is now available.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. and Full Circle Farm turn the tables on the conventional Thanksgiving dinner by offering an opportunity to meet — not eat — a turkey at this week’s ThanksLiving event.
Don’t expect to be cruising the troposphere, “Jetsons” style, any time soon, but transportation technology is gradually moving closer to what science fiction predicted long ago — and Asheville is part of that futuristic wave.