After a two-year hiatus, local volunteers are resurrecting the TEDxAsheville conference for 2015. Featuring a diverse lineup of Asheville speakers, they hope to take the national TED slogan of cultivating “ideas worth spreading” and apply it at the local level.
Imagine a city dappled with patches of small gardens and farms growing food for a community that stays connected with the land that feeds it. Sunil Patel is working toward that goal and wants your help.
The artist collective, made up of more than a dozen musicians from various countries along the Nile River Basin, is embarking on its first tour of the Unites States with a two-day stop in Asheville.
City Manager Gary Jackson, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County’s new District Attorney, Todd Williams, spoke at the Council of Independent Business Owners’ Jan. 9 breakfast meeting at A-B Tech’s Enka Campus.
Joyner previously worked for the WNC Alliance and is currently working as a climate campaign consultant for the national We Are Here Now organization. She gained national attention last year for being featured in the “Years of Living Dangerously” Showtime documentary series that explored the challenges of climate change.
The Environmental Protection Agency is currently considering a proposal to require stricter standards on ground-level ozone pollutants. Local emission control efforts lead experts to believe the county will be in attainment for even the lowest levels of the proposal.
A new job listing on Asheville Craiglist seeks a “Racoon Trainer” who hopes “to do well while doing good.”
From -16 on the mountaintops to 9 degrees in Lake Lure, the WNC region went into deep freeze on Jan. 8.
The ninth annual Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Homecoming Job Fair was packed Jan. 7, held at the Davis Event Center at the WNC Agriculture Center in Fletcher. Crowds streamed in, forming a line out the door to get in.
MountainTrue is presenting two upcoming live shows that celebrate the life and adventures of John Muir, an early advocate of wilderness preservation in the U.S.
In a heated three-hour session that included pleas from opposite extremes during the public-comment period and one person getting thrown out of the chambers, the Buncombe County Board of Commissions voted 4-3, to approve changes to the county’s animal control ordinance.
Philanthropist Julian Price passed away in 2001, but his legacy continues to impact Asheville. The Julian Price Project plans to create a short introductory video and a longer documentary film. This week Erin Derham, the filmmaker behind Buskin’ Blues, signed on as director and oral historian.
Responding to a torrent of local criticism over comments she made recently on “Good Morning America” about Asheville, Pauline Frommer says the TV segment was a matter of good intentions gone awry.
Serena, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, was filmed in the Czech Republic. Similarly, Civil War drama Cold Mountain, from the book by local author Charles Frazier, was filmed mostly in Romania. The World Made Straight, however, was a North Carolina production through and through, down to — and because of — its directors.
Volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, with skills ranging from data entry to hair and makeup design. Whatever your interests, talents or passion, there’s likely a nonprofit or community group in WNC that could use your help. To get you started, Xpress has rounded up 10 area groups seeking volunteers for 2015.
The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for multiple Western North Carolina counties Wednesday, Jan. 7, and Thursday, Jan. 8. “Wednesday, cold wave likely,” reads a passage from the NWS’s report. “An arctic airmass will settle Southward across the region starting Wednesday and persist into Friday. Temperatures will likely run 10 to […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will start the new year with a Tuesday, Jan. 6, meeting, at which they’ll consider changes to the Animal Control Ordinance, including current regulations for tethering dogs.
As Xpress reported on Jan. 1, the New Earth MUZiQ team (who also owns venue New Mountain, which opened last year at 38 N. French Broad) recently acquired Asheville Music Hall and will operate it as a sister venue to New Mountain. The Patton Avenue business was listed for sale this fall. The venue holds […]
Asheville’s ART transit system now has Sunday service. Buses rolled out of the Coxe Ave. downtown station at 8 a.m. today, providing 67 hours of Sunday service on nine of the city’s 17 routes. The Sunday route is expected to increase ridership by 85,000 per year. The 2012 transit master plan initiative was the genesis of the Asheville […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a studio recording project and a program for harp therapy.
Like many before him, it was first a family connection that put Asheville on Chad Littlefield’s radar as a potential place to move. His brother in-law’s family came to the area a couple of years back, drawn by a job at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. And in the months since, Littlefield and his wife […]