In the spirit of our mission to build community and foster civic dialogue, Xpress set out to find some of the lesser-known folks who are quietly doing important work in the Asheville area. Xpress is proud to present our Asheville influentials for 2016.
Xpress presents the first of Asheville’s eight influentials for 2016. From Dec. 1-5, our website will feature profiles of the eight people we selected. Our second profile is Phyllis Utley…
“While A-B Tech has never had a problem fulfilling public records requests, your reporter seemed to want to establish a problem with our procedures.”
More and more these days, young people are enrolling in culinary school in order to get into the kitchen. That rise in enrollment begs the question: Is it worth it?
An investigation conducted by Xpress resulted with A-B Tech vowing to change the way it stores emails, look at the length of time it stores communications and consider other improvements to how the school processes open records requests.
Asheville’s annual Goombay Festival offers learning and networking opportunities for culinary trainees.
“I applaud the Board of Elections for hearing our calls for campus locations and including early voting sites at UNCA and A-B Tech.”
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.
Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene is recommending a total budget of just over $407 million that would hold the property tax rate at 60.4 cents per $100 of valued property. However, property revaluations will take place this year with new values expected to sent out mid-January 2017.
Graduating students of A-B Tech’s Baking and Pastry Arts program offered an array of tempting edibles to guests during the recent presentation of their Senior Capstone projects.
MANNA FoodBank will deliver its millionth weekend food pack to a local student; Table will explore the many Mexican moles at an upcoming dinner event; Medea’s Espresso & Juice Bar is offering a fermentation workshop; and an A-B Tech culinary arts graduate is advancing to a national-level competition.
At the Tuesday, Dec. 1 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the commissioners will vote for a new vice chair of the Board — and also decide whether to amend the county zoning map by adding zoning to unincorporated areas.
“Whatever approach we take to affordable housing, it must include healthy, sustainable construction practices for the homes to be truly affordable in the long term. “
The Ingles Table, an online content series which highlights recipes and rising culinary talent, filmed its “Holiday Homecoming” program at A-B Tech’s Asheville campus on Nov. 14, donating $5,000 to local nonprofit organizations at the event’s conclusion. The 30-minute episode followed four Ingles All Star chefs, each competing on behalf of a local charity, as […]
AB-Tech’s literary arts journal, The Rhapsodist, includes original art, poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and dramatic dialogue. A faculty advisor and three other college staff members assist in the process of selecting material as well as the layout and printing of the journal. The publication is distributed on the A-B Tech campus at no cost […]
After nearly a year of debate, Buncombe County commissioners unanimously voted Jan. 14 to spend $40.5 million to build a new Asheville Middle School.
At the Nov. 12 Asheville City Council meeting — the last meeting held before new members (and a new mayor) are sworn in — concealed handgun laws and revised construction plans for a health and workforce development facility were hot topics on the agenda.
At its Nov. 12 meeting, the last one with the current Asheville City Council, handguns on playgrounds and a changing design for a new A-B Tech facility are chief on the agenda.
Our wet spring has helped to bring an amazing display of color across the region as the Rhododendron are in bloom across many of the higher elevations. If you’re socked in, listening to the Sunday rain, keep in mind that colorful flowers may soon follow.
Jon Snover thought he’d found his dream job at a fuel-cell company in 2001 — and that, as lead chemist for the company, he was going to change the world by developing advanced technology to solve society’s energy crisis