On Friday evening, the Brevard Road house of Parker Sloan, Grey Nelson and Adam Bowers burned to the ground. No one was injured, but high winds made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the flames and the house was destroyed. The Asheville community has responded with various events to help their neighbors. To help, read on:
(Parker Sloan sorts through the remnants of his bedroom. Photos by Bill Rhodes)
An impossibly-steep slope in West Asheville Park has been transformed from tall waving grass to fruit and nut trees and bushes thanks to the work of volunteers — now the volunteers want to harness the run-off to keep the garden going
(Photos by Bill Rhodes)
Michelle Bevans got to meet Warren Haynes today. Long a fan of his music, and now a fan of his charitable giving, Haynes dedicated the fifth annual Christmas Jam Habitat House which will become Bevans’ home in a few short weeks. Just before the hug. Howard Hanger, Bevans and Haynes looking through the window on […]
They can get hurt, sometimes minor sprains like this, sometimes seriously, even under controlled conditions like the training fire on Alabama Avenue in West Asheville today. for more pictures, click on this Image Gallery
When West Asheville cruisers on Patton Avenue used Facebook to organize a Sept. 3 gathering, the Asheville Police Department turned up too. Topping that, one cruiser captured the proceedings on video and self-published it via YouTube.
More than 100 West Asheville residents crowded into a meeting hall on one of the hotter evenings of the year to hear reports from the Asheville Police Department and to talk to neighbors about what many felt has bee a rash of crimes in area, including several home invasions. The Asheville Police Department provided information about crime in general in the city, updates on ongoing investigations and tips for staying safe. photo by Michael Muller
July 28: The Asheville Police Department released details late last night, including suspect descriptions, for six recent home invasions, four of them in the West Asheville area, some of which may be related. Public speculation and concerns about home invasions in the area have increased in recent days.
The Neighborhood Associations of South French Broad Avenue and West End Clingman Avenue respectfully request that you reconsider your plan to foreclose on the building located at 45 S. French Broad Ave. and consider negotiation of other options that preserve and support the unique mix of neighborhood uses. The opening of the Downtown Market by […]
Please be assured that First Bank entered the Asheville market with the acquisition of the Bank of Asheville with the express intent of becoming an integral part of the economy and community. First Bank, as a community bank leader in North Carolina, sees value in the Asheville area, the people, the businesses and the other […]
On one hand, The Anam Cara Theatre Company’s third installment of Naked Girls reading was exactly what one would expect: completely naked women reading from an unadorned stage. But within the first five minutes it was clear that the production’s entertainment value had little to do with nudity beyond the novelty of witnessing three performers casually disrobe and take their seats.
Tomorrow, May 31, Asheville City Council will hold a community meeting at Vance Elementary. Topics of discussion will include plans for the Haywood Corridor, initiatives in the Burton Street neighborhood and transit route changes affecting the area.
Temperatures may likely push 90 degrees today, as Western North Carolina remains hot and, overall, a bit dry (Buncombe joins much of the state in the lowest level drought conditions, “abnormally dry,” but some counties — including nearby Jackson, Swain and Macon — have dried out enough to be in level two, Moderate Drought). But a West Asheville sunflower brings a little morning cheer. Look for afternoon showers and muggy conditions later today, however. photo by Margaret Williams
An energy-efficient, steel-clad residential home, going up in West Asheville. Consultant Ken Huck helped with some of the design features, and Xpress interviewed him in an article for the Living Green issue last fall. Photo by Zen Sutherland, http://www.flickr.com/photos/zen/