“Why are they publishing this Crier rubbish?” you may be asking. We certainly are. The rest of this edition of Mountain Xpress can’t help but show the tough times WNC is facing. Here’s one little spot in the paper where we offer a bit of levity, to possibly brighten someone’s day, poking a bit of […]
Area breweries rely on to-go and delivery orders while taprooms are closed.
Educators will ask the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for nearly $87,000 in additional funding to ensure meals keep flowing during the April 6-10 break. Approximately 12,000 meals are being provided daily to children ages 2-18, helping meet critical nutrition needs for kids whose families are under stress from the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout.
“Losing a job disconnects you from your people,” says chef Paul Cressend, Jr. “Maintaining connections is key to being healthy.”
During Asheville City Board of Education’s work session and regular meeting on April 2, board Chair Shaunda Sandford announced that Gene Freeman will begin work with the school system on Monday, April 20. He will formally take over from interim Superintendent Bobbie Short as of Monday, June 1. The board also selected Derek Edwards as Asheville High School principal.
Dogwood Health Trust expects to spend $10 million — 20 times the amount Buncombe County’s government has allocated so far — on efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate its impacts. Dogwood CEO shares his perspective on steps his organization and others are taking to protect Western North Carolina.
Hi-Wire hosts its third consecutive multi-brewery drive-thru pallet weekend sale, DSSOLVR adds six canned offerings to its portfolio and more local beer news.
Market organizers have gotten creative, quickly setting up new systems and online platforms.
Although multiple trucks of supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile have been delivered to other parts of North Carolina by the National Guard over the past week, according to state Director of Emergency Management Mike Sprayberry, county officials say they aren’t aware of any such deliveries to local health care workers.
“Thankfully, there is 12 Baskets, a place that knows what it means to share with one’s community.”
On March 17, the county announced that it would combine its Soil and Water Conservation District with N.C. Cooperative Extension to form the Agriculture and Land Resources Department. Meanwhile, the managers of numerous area parks and trails have opted to restrict access in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Not only are repurposed wearables on offer — an environmentally conscious aesthetic long associated with Asheville’s design community — but the means to repair and upkeep favorite wardrobe pieces further reduces the need for purchasing new apparel.
Each Sunday, 3-4 p.m., the organization will feature works from local artists in the community.
“Because Stephanie is a low-income person who cannot afford a lawyer, Animal Service can, with impunity, extort many hundreds of dollars from her by holding Fluffy hostage, and he has no more rights than an impounded car, even though Stephanie loves him as a child.”
In addition to the online concerts produced by IamAVL, and its “Echo Sessions” series, which is broadcast on UNCTV and at PBS.org, the web-based music platform also provides streaming service from a number of venues around Asheville. In this era of coronavirus-induced social distancing, such digital capabilities are playing new roles.
The Haywood Street Congregation’s collaborative project is viewable online, complete with plentiful background information on its creation.