I’m very disappointed in your sparse coverage of Swannanoa in your “Spotlight on Small Towns” [Oct. 8, Xpress]. I was left wondering if Swannaoa boasts only the one business you mentioned and not much else going on. Let’s see: Neighborhood Gathering Spot: Lake Tomahawk Park in Black Mountain made it to your list, but missing […]
You never know what you might see in the Asheville environs. Here, local writer and teacher Mark Puckett shares this vignette about an October encounter with a peacock.
Let us not hesitate to build a new transportation system that implements light rail, bus and bike lanes as an addition to Asheville’s current transportation system. The long-term effects of implementing this infrastructure now far outweigh any doubt, hesitation or fear of cost. Long term, a light rail could bring residents from Marshall or Canton […]
The event, to feature food from Swannanoa businesses, live music and more, will be held on the Warren Wilson College campus on Friday, Jan 28.
Swannanoa’s Seasonal School of Culinary Arts is in full swing: The second session, “Cooking for Vibrant Health,” is just around the corner, beginning this weekend on Sunday, July 18.
“Forest Service Huey is now on site at Swannanoa fire. It’s dipping out of Owen Park. Five buckets down now,” Aaron D. D’Innocenzi said via Twitter at about 1 p.m. on Saturday, shortly after firefighters managed to build a containment line all the way around the 35-acre fire off Sims Lane, north of Bee Tree Road. Video by Aaron D. D’Innocenzi.
According to a full but unofficial tally by Buncombe Election Services, 61 percent of Swannanoa voters have said no to incorporation
Any North Carolina town that seeks to incorporate faces a long and sometimes arduous process, especially as the move must be approved by the General Assembly. The process can take years, as Dave Alexander, chair of the Swannanoa Incorporation Task Force, has found out. But now, state Sen. Martin Nesbitt has proposed a bill that […]
A small group of people in the Swannanoa Valley are proposing to form an incorporated township. But after listening to their reasoning, I’ve heard nothing to justify this. I have a personal reason for opposing incorporation. I came to the Swannanoa Valley in 1958 to work at Kearfott in Black Mountain. In 1959, I bought […]
MooI was 14 years old when V-J Day was declared in August of 1945. It happened that my crazy Aunt Johanna, whom I just loved, was visiting us from Philadelphia. She asked my dad if I could go back to Philadelphia with her. My dad said it would cost too much for a train ticket, […]
Durant proposes balanced budget Digital billboards get green light The Oaks residents to get city water Swannanoa’s push to become an incorporated town met another delay when Asheville City Council members postponed a decision on the controversial proposal during their May 13 formal session. ZIP it: City Council prefers a scaled-back western border for a […]