Tempie Avery was a midwife, nurse and former slave of Asheville attorney and state senator Nicholas Woodfin.
“If we remove the Vance name and plaque, we will dispose of all positive and negative connotations imposed upon it. We will reduce it to its purest form — an obelisk of stone, sun and shadow. Now the monument is free.”
This month the Asheville Buncombe Food Policy Council seeks approval from the city for a revised version of its Food Action Plan.
Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman is trying to expedite more changes to the county’s personnel ordinance, but not all commissioners are on board with his proposals.
To boost participation of minority- and women-owned businesses in contracting opportunities with local government agencies, both the city of Asheville and Buncombe County provide programs to support those business owners in achieving certification and pursuing contracts.
Wedge, Hillman, Currahee and BearWaters took home medals from the Denver event Oct. 5-7.
The fall edition of the fair takes place Oct. 20-22 at the U.S. Cellular Center.
Local leaders weighed in on the issue of universal health care in a multifaith, nonpartisan symposium, “Healthcare for All: A Moral Obligation?” on Oct. 12 at First Baptist Church of Asheville. All of the speakers advocated for a single-payer system. Frank L. Fox, chair of the publicity and outreach committee of Healthcare for All — […]
The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference returns to Asheville for its fourth year Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21. Originally organized to highlight research on the historical African-American presence in the region, the conference is broadening its scope this year with the theme, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
Documentaries about photographer Rosamond Purcell, food waste and craft chocolate are among the week’s special screenings.
The benefit screenings for the Community Housing Coalition of Madison County take place on Friday, Oct. 27, at Mars Hill University’s Belk Auditorium.
Women in Asheville have seen the light when it comes to the benefits of networking to boost their business and personal connections. Xpress explored a variety of networking opportunities for women, as well as some high-powered advice for maximizing the impact of time spent networking.
The chef is gaining a following at local tailgate markets with her baked goods and take-and-bake lasagnas.
“Naming the history of a problem in our black community does not discount the experiences of our rural white communities. It’s not an either-or argument. It’s an “and” discussion. And white, rural communities suffer from food insecurity, too.”
Municipal officials, wildlife experts and WNC residents talk bear-resistant trash cans, bird feeders and educational initiatives designed to protect citizens and wildlife living in close proximity to each other.