The Green Scene

Environmental awards have been piling up like fall leaves around here. Xpress thought you might like to know who’s been winning what, and why. Asheville’s got (compressed) gas Eight years ago this month, Mark Combs persuaded Asheville’s City Council to add natural-gas-fueled vehicles to its fleet. The public-works director argued that grants were available for […]

Stopping the violence

“Why stage The Vagina Monologues?” As organizer and co-director of Warren Wilson College’s production of The Vagina Monologues, I’ve been asked this question more times than I can count. Why have I dedicated so much of my life to this play? This week, two different friends of mine told me they’d been raped by a […]

Askville: Green acres

Warren Wilson College graduate Chase Hubbard has spent his entire professional life in agriculture. After serving as the school’s assistant farm manager for seven years, he’s now taken charge of running the 275-acre commercial operation in the fields surrounding the campus. Chase Hubbard In the middle of a working day, Hubbard took some time to […]