Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a documentary on Jon Stickley Trio, a fifth grade student’s fundraiser to get educational software for his classmates and a stripped down video game called Cheap Golf.
The brewery opened with a golden rye made with organic malt, and is following that with a a porter, a red ale and a turmeric ale, all brewed with with fresh well water from owner Phil Desenne’s five-acre farm.
The New York native looks back at 23 years of running her family-owned pizza business in Asheville.
The duo will launch a Kickstarter campaign on Friday, March 31, and play a show at The Mothlight the same evening.
Harmonia brings sanctuary spaces to festivals of various sizes, and on Sunday, April 9, the nonprofit will host its own event — a donation-based fundraiser at Salvage Station.
The international provider of pure liquid yeast plans to open a taproom in July at its Charlotte Street facility.
Here we’ll introduce you to five dreamers and doers, all younger than 30, who you might be unfamiliar with. Many of them create on the side while juggling busy lives with part-time jobs or full-time coursework at local colleges. Some of them create amazing pieces with no formal education.
In rapid-fire verses, Mook attacks fair-weather friendships and inauthenticity in all of its forms.
State data show that the gap in academic achievement between white and black students in the Asheville City Schools is the largest in North Carolina. The district is launching a new initiative to address the persistent problem — but only time will tell whether this effort will succeed where so many have failed to show results.
Nonprofits are asking the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners for a piece of next fiscal year’s budget. In all, 46 organizations are requesting a combined total of almost $11 million.
“I represent an organization, NCwethepeople.org, whose intent is to engage enough public support that the legislators in Raleigh will recognize the wisdom in allowing “The People” to vote in November 2018 on a ballot measure.”
Jeremiah LeRoy is Buncombe County’s first sustainability officer. Learn more about him and the new position with Xpress’ Q&A.
The visit culminates with a performance in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, March 30.
Local barley wine producers discuss the style’s limited presence in the Asheville brewing industry and its potential for a resurgence.
“It’s important to understand that not all inflammation is bad,” says Dr. Martha Cottrell, an Asheville-based physician and lecturer on immunity. She’s one of several wellness advocates who encourage simple, everyday wellness strategies to reduce chronic inflammation now and prevent more serious illness later. “Inflammation is the body’s natural mechanism for protecting itself,” says Cottrell. “But it […]