From Dec. 1-5, Xpress’ website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected as Asheville influentials for 2016. You can also view all eight in this week’s print issue. Our area sees its fair share of awards and recognition ceremonies. And many dedicated individuals receive well-deserved attention for the work they do to make […]
Xpress presents the first of Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our third profile is Steph Monson Dahl…
This year’s meal fed over 700 people and was served by community volunteers, including Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, District Attorney Todd Williams and Terry Bellamy, director of communications for the Asheville Housing Authority.
As a very dry fall moves toward winter, municipalities, officials, scientists, farmers and citizens all ponder the deepening effects of the drought in Western North Carolina.
City Manager Gary Jackson hosted a Development Forum on Friday, Nov. 18 to provide updates on growth, construction, planning, zoning, utilities and the recently approved $74 million city bond referendum.
Planners with the National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center presented a progress report on their efforts to create a climate-resiliency plan for the city of Asheville. The presentation took place on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the Collider in the Wells Fargo building downtown.
After 20 years serving on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners David Gantt is stepping down. The outgoing Chair shared his list of accomplishments with Xpress.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners said goodbye to three of its members during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Two newly elected and four current members of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners met the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 15 for an orientation. The group discussed meeting logistics, heard presentations and more.
Press release from U.S. Forest Service and Southern Area Incident Management Team: Incident Resources: 17 crews, 6 helicopters, 1 fixed wing, 64 engines, 16 dozers, 4 water tenders, and 809 total personnel. Boteler Fire (Clay County): The fire continues to be active due to dry conditions and continually falling leaves. Light winds yesterday enabled crews […]
The Asheville Museum of Science held a soft opening from 10 a.m. until noon at its new location in the Wells Fargo building at 43 Patton Avenue. In addition to the opening reception, an official ceremony was held to celebrate a $400,000 grant awarded to the museum from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority.
With Veterans Day fast approaching, the customary forms of American celebration will be prominently on display: parades through city streets, moments of silence briefly interrupting broadcast media, solemn ceremonies at landmarks across the country, special discounts at restaurants and shops. Beyond those symbolic gestures, however, stands a large and growing need to support the many […]
The capacity crowd joined staff members of the CoC, event sponsors and colleagues to share breakfast and network with fellow women professionals from a diverse array of local industries. After the breakfast, an awards ceremony recognized three local female leaders in business, executive leadership and the nonprofit world.
Though the battles were fought half a world away, WWI had a profound and lasting impact on Western North Carolina. As the state gears up for a big centennial retrospective on North Carolina’s involvement in the Great War, local researchers have worked to bring WNC residents’ stories and experiences to contemporary audiences.
At the 11-minute public portion of its meeting on Election Day, Nov. 8, Asheville City Council approved its consent agenda and made new appointments to city boards and commissions. The next meeting of Council will be Dec. 13.
Xpress will update this page with election results, candidate reactions, pictures and more throughout the evening.
Asheville City Council will meet at 5 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 8, but the gathering is likely to be a brief one. Council will consider items on its consent agenda and hear public comment.
Democrat Brian Turner is running unopposed. Read his thoughts on district-based City Council elections, HB2, the economy and more below. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidate’s picture to see a text version of their answers or click the grid below. The text versions have extra questions […]
Democrat Susan Fisher is running unopposed. Read her thoughts on district-based City Council elections, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more.
Democrat Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is running unopposed. Read her thoughts on zoning, HB2, the economy, body camera footage and more below. You can also view her campaign finance report here. There are two ways to view Xpress’ Q&A with the candidates: Either click the candidate’s picture to see a text version of their answers or click […]