Where do people turn when faith runs dry and they start to question what they believe? A number of Asheville-based faith leaders say those who experience doubt aren’t alone, and freely admit to struggling with faith in their own lives.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! EXHIBITIONS ‘The Wish List Celebration’ at American Folk Art 64 Biltmore Ave., 281-2134, amerifolk.com FR (11/25) through FR (12/30) – The Wish List Celebration, group exhibition. ‘We’re not who we thought we were’ at RAMP […]
“You could say I was hungry for the truth without even realizing I was searching for it,” says Western North Carolina native Joseph (Yusuf) Gantt, “and that led to a journey of maybe 10 or 15 years in which I finally recognized Islam. It satisfied my hunger.” Two of Gantt’s family members, his mother and […]
“Many years ago,” says Mayor Manheimer, “our city leadership made the bold and wise investment in a watershed and water infrastructure that provided the foundation for the robust water system we have today … This ruling ensures that Asheville can continue to own this great water system and continue to provide safe drinking water for years into the future.”
Third-quarter data released by two real estate research firms show an improving environment for Asheville metro area renters. After a late 2014 report showed a rental vacancy rate of less than 1 percent in Asheville and Buncombe County, local officials and renters have frequently described the area’s shortage of affordable housing as a crisis.
Appalachian Vintner’s annual holiday auction supports local children’s organizations.
In the summer of 1947, poet Galway Kinnell (Feb. 1, 1927 – Oct. 28, 2014) spent a brief two-week period at Black Mountain College. He arrived by way of Princeton, with plans to work on his thesis. During his stay, the poet witnessed the reality of the segregated South. The experience left a lasting impression. In a 2001 […]
Collectively, small private landowners hold over half of all forest lands in Western North Carolina. Encouraging these landowners to practice sustainable forest management, experts say, is critically important to addressing the effects of climate change, combating invasive species and pests, and preserving biological diversity.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local tree-planting initiative plus albums by Ben Phan and the Soul Symphony and Honey Be Nice.
The Black Mountain organization provides the free boxes of nutritious holiday cheer with its upcoming food markets.
The Dirty Soul Revival, White Soul, The Log Noggins, The Company Stores, Up Dog, Colby Deitz, Andalyn and Rachel Alleman are all scheduled to perform at a benefit concert for Make-A-Wish. The Orange Peel hosts the show on Thursday, Dec. 22.
For Asheville audiences, A Christmas Carol has long been synonymous with the Montford Park Players. The theater group has found many clever ways to reimagine and reinterpret the Charles Dickens story throughout the years.
Asheville’s housing affordability crisis has received a lot of attention, but solving the problem demands a wide range of solutions. One set of initiatives is looking at ways private real estate investors focused on building smaller, more affordable homes to ease the housing crunch.
No charges will be filed against Asheville Police Department Sgt. Tyler Radford for shooting and killing local man Jai Lateef Solveig (Jerry) Williams. Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams says an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation has revealed that Radford acted lawfully and justifiably in self defense.
On any given day, Sarajane Case may be juggling a number of jobs: photographer, business consultant, social media marketer and blogger. “Today’s a good example,” she says. “This morning I wrote a blog. I’m leaving right now to do a photo shoot with Persona,” the social media marketing company she co-founded in Asheville. “We’ll follow […]
The past year has brought a few changes to the organization, including new coordinator Kiera Bulan.
The holiday season is in full swing, and there’s so many celebratory possibilities that it would be easy to miss out on something big — lights shows, a trolley tour, a naughty elf and good music are all on the list.
City Council postponed a decision on Pritchard Park improvements, approved affordable housing grants of over $500,000 for a controversial South Asheville apartment complex, retained the city’s existing ban on homestays in accessory dwelling units and pitched in to support a planning collaboration that aims to expand access to preschool to all children in Buncombe County.
It was a (quite literally) jam-packed night with tons of guests sitting in with each group’s sets.