My husband and I are many times a house divided in our political opinions. However, we certainly agree on Sen. Terry Van Duyn! Politicians come and go, and some seem to be motivated for the interest of only a select few. As we have come to know Terry Van Duyn over the years, we realize […]
While taking hours over the weekend to register 10 voters, I heard on the news that Americans for Prosperity sent out a mailer to hundreds of North Carolinians targeting African-American communities and other Democratic-leaning neighborhoods with false information about voter registration. Among the misinformation in the mailer: two different deadlines for mailing registration applications; instructions […]
Move to Amend of Buncombe County will sponsor a presentation by David Cobb of the National Move to Amend organization on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at Jubilee! on Wall Street. Move to Amend is a national grassroots coalition that works toward overcoming corporate power by calling for a constitutional amendment ending corporate personhood […]
Following the hearing about fracking in Cullowhee with over 80 people speaking eloquently against it, the historic people’s climate march attracted over 400,000 people in New York. At least 75 people from Western North Carolina attended that march and a support rally in Pack Square. I rode that bus to New York, and it was thrilling to […]
Voters in North Carolina House District 116 considering whether to vote for Rep. Tim Moffitt or Brian Turner should consider the following facts: During his tenure in office, Moffitt was the sole sponsor of a law that restored the vote on annexation to the people of North Carolina after 53 years of being deprived of […]
Please support affordable housing so that Asheville can be a thriving community. I read that 1,400 new apartments are getting built right now, and almost none of them are affordable to the average worker in Asheville. There are countless talented people here, and we need them to remain here. If there is affordable living, then […]
Tourism board launches new city slogan
Only contraception can save the world or Buncombe County. This means that among things that can’t save Buncombe are bike lanes, solar panels, wind generators, vegetarianism, organic farming, stream bank mitigation, stormwater management or manure management sheds. A big reason most of the above can’t save Buncombe is because they require steel to make, as […]
We’ve built and installed a free little library at the end of Summer Street, off Lakeshore Drive, in Asheville. Our 9-year-old son, Turner, was disappointed to find so few books on his reading level at other free little libraries ["Asheville's Little Free Libraries Make a Big Impact," Aug. 6, Xpress] in Asheville. He felt that […]
Horse Sense of the Carolinas, located in Marshall, is an internationally recognized leader in the field of equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning — used to foster positive emotional, mental, behavioral and social skills of those who may be at risk or have special issues including children dealing with food insecurity or crowded living-situations.
You’re 18 or 19 years old, and you’ve volunteered or been drafted after the United States’ entry into World War II. You’re assigned to a B-17 for bombing runs, along with nine other crewmen. There’s a good chance it’s night, a good chance that, once airborne, you hear nothing but the roar of the four […]
Why is the APD filming protests?
I moved from metro D.C. to Buncombe County in 1976 as a “back-to-the-land flower child,” aspiring to off-the-grid homesteading along with my neighbors in Sandy Mush and Spring Creek. At first, my partner and I lived with the Gallimores at the eco-pioneering Long Branch Land Trust. But due to economic necessities, not to mention impending […]
Murmurs and rumors of potentially onerous metropolitan emolument costs cause buskers to cluster and abjure future censure.
Miranda DeBruhl will bring fiscal responsibility to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. I am supporting Miranda DeBruhl because of her commitment to fiscal responsibility, local small business and private property rights. A native of Buncombe County, Miranda lives in Leicester with her husband, Kelly, and their two young children. Miranda is a registered nurse […]
Photographer Craig Bohanan shares his favorite of the photo of the week.
What a great series on old Asheville concerning events that were not long ago at all. Change is swift in this country. The latest trends are sometimes weekly and quarterly. We suggest that you publish the entire series of articles, “Looking Back 20 Years,” including the relevant letters to the editor. These articles, of course, […]
A 76-year-old structure is bound to have stories to tell.