On Tuesday, May 26, Asheville nonprofit MemoryCare hosted a special screening of the award-winning film The Genius of Marian at the Asheville Community Theatre. Following the screening, Dr. Margaret Noel, director emerita, and Dr. Virginia Templeton, executive director, led an interactive discussion on the joys and challenges of caring for loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments. “It’s a quiet movie,” […]
The tailgate on Tom Riddle’s 19-year-old truck catches the attention of passers-by as he cruises the streets of Western North Carolina. The tailgate, custom-painted by Andrea Martin in February, features a replication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., altered to show the names of those veterans from the WNC region, as well as throughout […]
Fast-food workers rallied today at the Hardee’s restaurant in Biltmore Village in support of an employee who claims she was fired due to participation in labor rights activism with the Fight for $15 movement.
“As a grandmother of a child who will be attending the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School in the fall, I’m very concerned that Duke Energy is planning to build a large, 115-kilovolt power substation — 200 feet from the school property line!”
Asheville City Council members reviewed the 2015-2016 city budget, which heads to a June 6 public hearing, and they approved the River Arts District Lofts project for more apartments but less retail space than initially proposed.
On May 30, Clean Energy for Western North Carolina, the Garden Club for America’s local French Broad chapter and Audubon North Carolina (NC) will be hosting their first Solar Saturday event to “kick off” this summer season.
The owners of the soon-to-open Blue Dream Curry House are planning a menu will feature a curries from Thailand, Japan, India and China, and their sights are set on offering specials from other parts of the world as well.
Not all Asheville Beer Week events are strictly about the brew. On Memorial Day, Twin Leaf Brewery celebrated both physical fitness and beer with its Run Like a Girl event, which supported Girls on the Run.
Although Suzy Salwa Phillips helped establish Asheville’s food truck scene several years ago with her mobile business, Gypsy Queen Cuisine, she now has plans to open a brick-and-mortar shop in West Asheville. Why is Phillips making the shift from truck to storefront and what does she have planned?
With the Federal Aviation Administration still many months away from issuing rules on the commercial use of drones, Western North Carolina entrepreneurs are eager to offer customers a bird’s eye view. Thanks to high-resolution cameras and relatively modest cost, drones are considered a game changer for things like airborne surveillance and photography.
“While there is no doubt that Asheville is in need of more lodging for the increasing number of tourists, the concern is, ‘How is it going to be accomplished?'”
Sunny Point Café is well-known for its breakfast and brunch offerings, but for the past few months, Noah Hermanson, the restaurant’s self-described “libations engineer,” has been crafting a new bar program inspired by his passion for food.
Fresh Lunch brings a new daytime delivery service to downtown, Standard Pizza plans a Biltmore Village location and Asheville breweries sponsor the Beer City Cup soccer tournament. Plus food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about simple snacks at 5 Walnut Wine Bar.
City plans to improve infrastructure, expand public space, increase access and encourage private development in the River Arts District have triggered considerable controversy. Xpress reached out to the city, RAD business and property owners, and organizations involved in the now flourishing area’s revitalization to try to answer some key questions.
On the agenda for the May 26 Asheville City Council meeting: lots of public hearings on housing projects around town, including a mixed-use development project at 146 Roberts St.
“If we want Asheville to thrive, we need to have a balanced and fair approach to handling the inevitable concerns that accompany a title like ‘Beer City, USA.'”
“This May, we want to salute Harris Teeter and the Asheville location for its continuing efforts to help support the military during Military Appreciation Month and honor the men and women of the armed services.”
“The corporate person,” dressed in a suit and tie with a Monopoly-guy visage, took several whacks at a papier mâché Earth today in Pack Square, smashing it into pieces. The lampoon was put on by Move to Amend Buncombe County and REAL Cooperative.
Foragers live along a spectrum, and I’m fairly moderate, somewhere on the tamer end. I tag along occasionally with those who hew to a wilder code of living and eat closer to the land. The other day I served as assistant to well-known local, Alan Muskat, “The Mushroom Man,” on a wild foods tour he had arranged for some out-of-towners.
Winston-Salem Journal editorial page editor John Railey’s new book, Rage to Redemption in the Sterilization Age, combines a chronicle of a bleak period in our state’s history with a poignant personal memoir.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features Hall Fletcher Elementary school’s outdoor learning space, Roots + Wings School of Art and Design’s expansion onto a new campus and local band The Circus Mutts’ quest to raise funds for a new tour vehicle.