Although Asheville has numerous shelters for the homeless population, its organizers say this particular shelter fills gaps in the city’s current system. “The focus is on intact families,” explains shelter worker Gene Ettison.
For at least five years, Asheville City Council members have debated and grappled with some of the most pressing issues facing Asheville in regularly scheduled private meetings with city staff — meetings that are outside of public view.
Press release from City of Asheville Parks and Rec: The beginning of the year is a great time for Ashevillians of all ages to explore, connect, and discover. Asheville Parks & Recreation (APR)’s new winter-spring program guide is filled with registration dates, information, and listings for hundreds of fitness and active living offerings, sports and […]
Indigenous Markets launches Saturday, Jan. 21 at 46 Aston St. Also: 7 Clans Brewing and the Trucking Delicious food truck team up for the first 2023 Sunday Brunch event; Bold Rock hosts free palm reading event; and more!
Xpress asked activists, law enforcement leaders, government officials and others to weigh in on how local crime and related issues shaped the past year.
When Marc Mullinax began teaching at Mars Hill University two decades ago, the school’s Southern Baptist roots were still plain to see in the student body. “I would say eight or nine people out of every 10 in my classes strongly identified as Christian,” says Mullinax, a professor of religion and philosophy. “We had a […]
By day, Patrick Hanaway and his wife, Lisa Lichtig, are physicians at their integrative and functional medicine practice, Family to Family, in Weaverville. By night, the couple are stewards of a different type of healing practice: They are fire keepers with Sacred Fire Asheville, the local chapter of an international nonprofit. Since 2002, Hanaway says guests […]
“We’ve seen a steady flow of people who are Jewish who’ve come [here] because they see a vibrant Jewish community that they can be part of,” Rabbi Batsheva Meiri of Congregation Beth HaTephila tells Xpress. “And so Asheville becomes attractive to them.”
A local author recounts her long journey to Buddhism in new book. Plus, a native art gallery opens on Wall Street, Black Mountain’s Poetry Night expands and Isis Music Hall and Kitchen will close its doors.
Our reporter set off on a journey for sorta-specific items and insights into the wild world of other people’s used stuff.
The Flat Rock Playhouse presents a live action take on “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Plus, local artists address housing crisis with Pack Square sculpture, singer-songwriter Andrew Wakefield releases a new single and Tyger Tyger presents a new exhibition.
Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian introduces a new mobile lunch option. Plus: PIE.ZAA launches new food challenge; Orale’s Bar & Grill announces plans to open on Fairview Road; and more!
Before becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Asheville this year, Skyler Duncan didn’t know much about the venerable service organization. “I remember they gave scholarships in high school and that sort of thing,” says the 30-year-old Merrill Lynch financial adviser. “My perceptions were your stereotypical ones: older members, maybe a little bit behind the times, maybe […]
Xpress speaks with Gina Smith about food policy, shared gifting and recommendations for how other nonprofits might integrate new models of fundraising into their operations.
Holiday markets return throughout Buncombe County. Also: The Chop Shop expands; local chefs and bakers prepare for Thanksgiving; and plenty more.
Press release from Buncombe County “When I came home and unpacked all that food, I just started to cry, I was so grateful. My daughter died, and now I’m taking care of her children. [Bounty & Soul’s] support is a blessing to me and my grandkids,” exclaimed an anonymous person after receiving free produce from […]
Chef Trevor Payne celebrates the launch of his new restaurant. Plus: OWL North opens on Charlotte Street; Knuckle-Deep BBQ Fest returns; and more!
“The good news is there is no evidence to suggest there is fentanyl being laced into Halloween candy. The bad news is that middle and high schoolers can purchase pills through social media, friends or family.”
Does Asheville have its own version of Knoxville, Tenn.’s revered steamed hoagie? One reporter aims to find out.
Across the entire state, an estimated 4 million North Carolinians don’t have access to reliable broadband service. This particularly affects rural residents, many of whom live in communities that tend to suffer most from a lower supply of health professionals.
Press release from Press Here: Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam officially returns in 2022. Following a three-year hiatus, the annual holiday event, also presented by the W&S Charitable Foundation and Stefani Scamardo, will once again descend upon Haynes’ hometown ofAsheville, NC on Saturday, December 10th for a special evening at Harrah’s Cherokee Center to benefit […]