“The lack of regular patrolling invites chaos and boundary testing. This has been a long-running issue and can only be solved by a community united by bold government leadership.”
Kids stuff: A safe space to create, grow and learn
Lauren Rogers Hopkins, education programs manager at Flat Rock Playhouse, discusses helping kids find their creatives voices.
Letter: Improving dreadful downtown Asheville
“Hire 40% more policemen, pay them a salary so they can live in Asheville and put them where they are needed the most — downtown Asheville.”
Letter: The sad decline of downtown Asheville
“We all know the priorities, and they are past needing to be dealt with.”
Letter: Guaranteed results for downtown’s woes
“Want to see immediate improvements to the ghastly state of downtown Asheville?”
Kids stuff: Taking risks and persevering
Robin Skeen, Odyssey School’s elementary program director, discusses the anxiety young students face and the misconceptions people have about teachers.
Kids stuff: Make reading fun!
Kate Spratt, Buncombe County Public Libraries youth services specialist for the Preschool Outreach Program, discusses trends in children’s literature and ways parents can make reading fun.
Letter: How quickly can downtown be saved (again)?
“How could things have gotten this bad without intervention? How quickly will this situation of fear and crime be turned around?”
Kids stuff: Safe, engaging and fun experiences in nature.
Rich Preyer, on-site program coordinator at The N.C. Arboretum, discusses outdoor education, community collaborations and the return of the Wee Naturalist program.
Girl Scout delivers on baked goods to MANNA FoodBank
Girl Scout creates cake kits to provide ready-made celebrations for MANNA FoodBank. And that’s when she’s not acting, playing saxophone or learning French.
Sounds from the avant-garde music scene in WNC
Xpress explores WNC’s avant-garde music scene, spotlighting some of the acts that are contributing to the area’s eclectic mix.
McCormick Field funding approaches Buncombe vote
Now that the city of Asheville has agreed to play ball, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider joining the financial team for improvements to the home of the Asheville Tourists. The board meets Tuesday, March 21, to consider pitching in $250,000 annually over a 20-year period — a total commitment of $5 million […]
Kids stuff: Build early literary skills
Jacquelyn Hall, co-executive director of Read to Succeed Asheville/Buncombe discusses the importance of reading to children from a young age and the how everyone in the community can play a role in promoting literacy.
Kids stuff: The beauty of mistakes
Amy Chambers, art teacher at Glen Arden Elementary, discusses the benefits of the arts and the dedication teachers bring to the profession.
From Asheville Watchdog: Life on the Streets of Asheville
Part 3 of Asheville Watchdog’s series, “Down Town,” examines the reality of the recent deterioration of Asheville’s central business district.