On Sunday, June 19, MountainTrue, French Broad Chocolates and Asheville Greenworks will host a Father’s Day River Cleanup that combines paddling and trash gathering with chocolate and beer.
At its June 14 meeting, City Council will vote on Asheville’s municipal budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1. Council will also hear an update on the I-26 Connector project and will consider a rezoning request related to a proposed 290-unit apartment development off of Long Shoals Road.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance’s artistic response to House Bill 2 and Local Cloth’s plans to furnish their new studio space with equipment for community dyeing classes.
A singer and dexterous guitar player, Phan wrote much of his debut album Dreams in Modern Folk while walking solo from Mexico to Canada. He’ll play those songs plus some unheard numbers at a benefit concert for Asheville Community Yoga’s expansion. The Grey Eagle hosts the event on Saturday, June 18.
Toxic legacy: CTS site breeds heartache for residents
Military service is difficult enough, but for many, life gets even harder once they’re done. Over half of the 2.5 million soldiers deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during America’s longest continuous period of war have returned with mental health conditions directly related to their time in uniform. Twenty percent have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress […]
Parkway and people. Those are the two words that Ray Russell, a professor at Appalachian State University and owner of Ray’s Weather Center or raysweather.com, used to describe his experience thus far on his relay to help raise awareness and donations for the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. “The relay is a celebration of the parkway” […]
An upcoming PTSD Town Hall aims to connect veterans with resources to help them deal with PTSD. The event will feature panel speakers and have representatives from local, state and federal organizations that work with veterans.
Since legislation allowing farmers to grow industrial hemp passed into law last year, local farmers and entrepreneurs have been working to explore how the crop can contribute to Western North Carolina’s economy.
A controversial development that failed to meet requirements for a variance is moving forward with a conditional use permit. The development, known as County Walk, is located at 223 Williams Road in Fletcher and is about 16.52 acres.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is back to seven members after Tim Moffitt was officially sworn in to replace Miranda DeBruhl, who abruptly resigned last month. Commissioner Moffitt said, “It’s and honor to serve with you and I look forward to contributing where I can.” The Tuesday, June 7, meeting also featured members of the public expressing concerns about rezoning a parcel of land in east Asheville and continued budget talks ahead of a June 30 deadline to approve a spending plan for fiscal year 2017.
Republican Incumbent Patrick McHenry will defend his 10th district congressional seat against Democrat Andy Millard in November while Republican Incumbent Mark Meadows will take on Democrat Rick Bryson in the general election.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will swear-in Tim Moffitt as an interim member and also take comment on the county’s proposed budget during its Tuesday, June 7 meeting.
Fashion consultant Leslie Council recently founded a female-focused branch of mentorship nonprofit My Daddy Taught Me That and will host a benefit to cover year one expenses. The event is at Celine’s on Broadway on Sunday, June 12.
Former State Representative Tim Moffitt has been selected by Buncombe County Republican leadership to fill the District 3 seat vacated by Miranda DeBruhl. He is set to be sworn-in on Tuesday, June 7.
The June 7 primary will decide which congressional candidates advance to November’s general election. Buncombe County, part of the 10th and 11th congressional districts, historically has a significant drop off in voter participation in primaries that take place after the general primary and a small group of voters could shape November’s ballot.
With the EPA set to implement a new remediation strategy at the CTS of Asheville Superfund site this year, some residents and public officials are cautiously hopeful that the long-standing issues might finally be addressed. Others continue to lobby federal authorities to hold the EPA accountable for past missteps and speed up the remediation process.
The 10th and 11th congressional districts have primaries on Tuesday, June 7. Mountain Xpress’ 2016 congressional primary election guide has questions and answers with all six candidates, along with other voting resources.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is approaching the homestretch for finalizing a budget for Fiscal Year 2017. During its meeting on Tuesday, May 31, the board heard concerns about attracting and retaining teachers amid budget requests from Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools.
This spring, a dozen students from Buncombe County Early College participated in an eight-week food literacy pilot program in A-B Tech’s culinary arts department that focused on good nutrition, kitchen skills and how to cook tasty meals from scratch.