“I’m glad to see community members raising questions about what we are doing to end veteran homelessness in Buncombe County. No one who has served our country should be left to live in a car, a camp or a shelter.”
“This is huge news and a great opportunity for Asheville and Western North Carolina.”
Farm workers protest Publix, Woody Pines drops a self-titled album, Asheville’s shipping container restaurant nears completion and county commissioners can’t seem to get along in a timely fashion. Did you miss it?
The growing problem of a lack of affordable housing in and around Asheville loom large over the city.
“This Mother’s Day, let’s reflect on the largest population of mothers in our country: the many billions of female cows, chickens, pigs and other animals on our farms. How do they rank as moms?”
“While the article’s focus was on ‘pedestrian safety,’ it at least attempted to take a step at raising the issue. Yes, pedestrian safety is certainly an issue on Merrimon. But so is the safety of people driving their cars!”
When I was in college back in 1969, we could smoke in class, and when I later started working in a medical research lab, we could smoke there too, even while handling blood and urine samples. We smoked on airplanes and in hospital rooms, at the bank and in movie theaters and courtrooms. Today, that dumb, tobacco-friendly world is (mostly) long gone … except, that is, when I visit Warren Wilson College’s gorgeous campus.
Did you miss it? LEAF turns 20, a local couple travels the country with a small carbon footprint and local bakers rise to the challenge of artisan bread baking — all this and more in Xpress’ feature reads from the last week.
Safety concerns on certain city thoroughfares make the idea of going out of town for dangerous thrills redundant.
“Initially, we were skeptical because of the large carbon footprint — poor gas mileage, plus the need for propane when not plugged into the grid. We nearly rejected the idea entirely — until we realized we could modify the RV to better match our priorities.”
“If you know of a group of young men who were at the baseball game tonight, April 20, who were driving a gold SUV, and acting quite spunky, ask them if they were the ones who threw their fruit punch into my truck window as I was driving.”
“Although I don’t personally participate, as a repeat Best Villain winner, I thought I’d reinforce my credentials. Some of your readers are cheaters.”
“Why are humans drinking cow’s milk in the first place? The idea that people should drink cow’s milk has gone the way of Donna Reed and TV dinners.”
“In my comments about raw-milk problems in the 1800s, I provided a few examples of the problems that occurred. I never intended to suggest that the examples I mentioned were the only ones.”
“Through a partnership with Homeward Bound, the city of Asheville provides support to implement the federal Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant. Homeward Bound was awarded $2.7 million in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) over the next three years.”
“Some time ago, an announcement was made public that Asheville’s mayor had accepted [first lady] Michelle Obama’s challenge to end veterans’ homelessness. Since then, I have not seen or heard anything about the actual plans to do this.”
“I moved here in June from West Virginia and have fallen in love with the diversity and beauty of our area. Unfortunately, part of that diversity is a disparity of economic means.”
The work week goes by fast and it’s not always easy to factor in time for a leisurely read. But if you’re looking to spend some time this weekend relaxing and getting caught up, we’re here to help.
“Dear Love Town Group: Thank you for having the bravery to do what I only dreamed of doing.”
“I was curious to find no mention of how good raw milk tastes, compared to pasteurized homogenized milk, in your articles on the subject.”