As restaurants and event spaces in Asheville have begun to reopen for on-site service, “dining out” has taken on new meaning. With many people still cautious about sitting inside a confined space, restaurants that have wide-open outdoor spaces are finding ways to use those areas wisely as they welcome back staff and customers safely. “We […]
“To say that the lockdown has caused more jeopardy than the virus is simplistic and may I posit, ridiculous.”
Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney talks planning, creating and transporting the exhibit, plus his hopes for people who experience it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Their existence represents a teachable moment to future generations of the evil of slavery. However, these statues are not really all about slavery, they are about the history of our nation.”
Several Asheville breweries allow exclusively outdoor seating or remain closed.
The Asheville-based singer-songwriter discusses making her debut LP, social justice and her hopes for the local music industry’s future.
“The white-led action featured in your cover story was inspired by Black-led protests — which are the real story.”
Independence Day will look different this year. Faced with the challenge of preserving tradition while also protecting public health, many community celebrations have pivoted to allow attendees to socially distance as they celebrate the country’s founding — but fireworks can be found at a couple of locations in Western North Carolina.
The Highland Brewing founder is only the 34th person in the world to receive the Brewers Association Recognition Award for outstanding contributions to the industry.
“The act bans certain lethal actions by police, creates an accountability system and proposes implementing services in communities that would ultimately create less of a need for policing.”
Vance, Patton, Woodfin, Henderson, Weaver, Chunn, Baird — their names are familiar to anyone living in Asheville and Buncombe County today. All were wealthy and influential civic leaders. They were also major slaveholders or slave traders and white supremacists.
Amanda and Jon Hency reflect on their difficult decision, standout moments and their next chapter.
Masks are required, bars are closed and isolation fatigue is setting in. As Buncombe enters this new phase, Xpress took a look at the COVID-19 stats — both in Western North Carolina and in some likely points of origin for short-term visitors.
“Compared to its peers, the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority doesn’t do a particularly good job.”
With farmers losing access to customers and many people facing food insecurity during pandemic, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project offers a solution.