What happens when you lose your job, your husband leaves you, and your mother dies — all in the same week? What happens when you accidentally run over and kill a 12-year-old boy biking to your daughter’s birthday party? Mandy Atkisson was the person called in to help with both scenarios. Atkisson is the chief developer […]
While the number of women in politics has definitely grown over the last few decades, “Politics is still a gendered space,” says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics. “Women see these institutions and don’t see a lot of people that look like them in charge, and that may lead to a reluctance to run for office.”
After recently unearthing (unmonumenting?) a time capsule put there in 1897 from the now-refurbished Vance monument memorial in downtown Asheville, plans to place a new capsule into the rededicated monument have been made by local officials. What insights into (now-modern/by-then-ancient) Asheville will future inhabitants of the region be able to divine?
It would not be a case of yellow journalism to investigate the suspicions that something smells in dark recesses of downtown Asheville’s parking garage stairwells. City leaders should make addressing this a number one priority. It’s one thing to advertise downtown as a drinking destination, but having facilities available to return that rented beer makes the difference […]
The final week of Xpress’ Asheville City Council candidates series comes with a surprise withdrawal from the race.This week, we have John Miall, Joe Grady, Keith Young and a withdrawal from Holly Shriner.
In the land of craft beer, the India Pale Ale still reigns supreme. The ever-growing trendiness of the IPA keeps craft breweries across the world constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the bitter, hoppy ale and turn out something they can call their own — something that stands out from the pack as just a little bit different.
Surrounded by mountains and crammed into a 45-square-mile valley, the city of Asheville is bursting at the seams, suffering from a severe housing shortage, skyrocketing rents and home prices, overcrowded streets with no place to park, and an abundance of lower-paying, tourism-based jobs.
Transportation concerns and maintaining a balance between the old and new were the highlights of the latest round of discussions on the River Arts District form-based coding project, with plenty of unanswered questions left on the table.
Residents using Hominy Creek Greenway in recent weeks may have noticed the sudden disappearance of two herds of goats, which had been put to work clearing invasive species such as Japanese Knotwood. The absence of the hardy herbivores is the result of a June 28 attack on one of the animals by an unrestrained dog and raises questions about the proper use of public spaces.
One man’s trash… is another man’s trash… which is sitting next to another man’s trash (in certain recent developments), but at least it is treasure to some non-men.
Each month concert photographer David Simchock of music news and reviews blog Front Row Focus shares some of his favorite images, captured on stages in and around Asheville.
A new exhibit at Mars Hill University’s Rural Heritage Museum, titled “How the West Was Won: Trains and the Transformation of Western North Carolina, 1880-1937,” documents the engineering achievements and mortal sacrifices that marked the coming of the railroad to the area.
Amid escalating use and abuse of opioids nationwide, the number of local narcotics-related overdoses has increased rapidly in recent years. The drug naloxone can temporarily suspend those drugs’ effects, and the Asheville metropolitan area leads the state in confirmed cases of opioid overdose reversal, according to the N.C. Harm Reduction Coalition.
“There are unsung heroines in our midst who have made Asheville the scene that it is. One of these women is Ann Von Brock, who recently retired from years working at the United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County.”
You’re driving around downtown Asheville, cursing the parking situation because spots are proving hard to find. Fear not, for the spots are out there. Drivers just need to know where to look.
“As a parent of three children who attend Asheville City Schools and a family practice physician in the community, I was shocked to learn of Duke Energy’s plans to build a power substation next to the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School.”
Asheville takes breakfast and brunch pretty seriously. Simple or elegant, urban or rustic, Asheville and environs offers options ranging from a heaping stack of pancakes with eggs and bacon to a breakfast salad — and just about everything in between. A walk through downtown on a weekend morning reveals a staggering number of choices. Eateries […]
“if the city of Asheville really wants to fulfill the mayor’s promise to Michelle Obama to end veteran’s homelessness, it is going to have to figure out a way to fund and build a veterans apartment building or create some affordable housing for veterans another way.”