Would you walk 100 miles in the July heat of Washington, D.C., to make a point about issues important to you? A group of grandparents say “yes.” (Photo at Pritchard Park in Asheville — during cooler days — by Richard Fireman)
Last week, Asheville City Council members approved fee changes that could pump more than $2 million into the city coffers. Today, April 3, Council dives deeper into the city’s budget challenges, hosting a budget worksession and town hall at 2 p.m. in the second-floor banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center.
Editor’s note: Five years after Xpress broke the news of severe contamination at the former CTS plant in south Asheville (see “Fail-Safe?” July 11, 2007, Xpress) the story is far from over. The property was officially designated a Superfund site this year, and tests last month showed high levels of toxic chemicals still leaching from […]
After moving to Asheville, Amy Brandenburg found what she always wanted – a home where she could sit on her porch, drinking her morning coffee, surrounded by nature and her garden. She also found the inspiration to pursue her passion and skills with jewelry as a career.
Lori Theriault of The Village Potters demonstrated throwing a pot and discussed how she left her office job to pursue a career in crafts. Theriault did demonstrations at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands all weekend.
Dance music pulsed from Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville from 2 to 4 today for Zumba in the Park. Asheville Breast Center sponsored the event to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer and the link between physical activity and cancer prevention.
After 23 years making a living as a jewelry artist, Tamala Wells still doesn’t see herself pursuing any other career.
A colorful bus reminiscent of the Merry Pranksters Tour Bus took residence in downtown Asheville today to celebrate the conclusion of the Magic Love Bus 2012 LovEvolution Tour.
Men pranced around in pumps and stilettos downtown Sunday to raise awareness about sexual assault, violence, and rape. OurVOICE hosted the event to film a promotional video for their third Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, which takes place April 28.
About 90-100 people gathered in Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville for Occupy Asheville. The assembly covered a variety of issues, including capitalism, police, workers’ rights, food shortages, and environmentalism. They had a water cooler and warm food for those in need. Participants were encouraged to post their grievances on Facebook and YouTube, because Occupy Asheville […]
On Sept. 28 at UNCA, Alina Fernandez, Fidel Castro’s daughter, shared a combination of her personal story and Cuba’s story to a room full of people standing and sitting anywhere they could fit. She talked about Fidel as the leader of the “hairy men on TV” that shouted slogans about change and visited her at […]
When Manoj Lama traveled to Nepal in April on a buying trip for his downtown Asheville shop, he didn’t expect to wind up atop Gokyo Ri, a 17,575-foot Himalayan peak.