TDA survey results

Tourism survey reveals changing attitudes, long-standing issues

Negative sentiments regarding Asheville-area tourism appear to have ebbed since 2019, according to according to a new survey presented at the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s annual planning session March 25. While 65% of residents in 2019 believed that they couldn’t enjoy the city and its amenities because of visitors, only 45% said that they agreed with that viewpoint in 2022

Ingles pledges support for UNC Asheville Food Equity Initiative

Press release from UNC Asheville: Each Tuesday, on the University of North Carolina Asheville campus, the Food Equity Initiative (FEI) hosts a pop-up event on the Quad. The two-hour student-led event is a chance for students, faculty, and staff facing food insecurities to pick up non-perishable food supplies anonymously. Now, with the support of Ingles […]

Council check-ins

In our debut WTF feature, Xpress looks into Asheville City Council check-ins to answer some of the biggest questions about the little-known practice that was cast into the spotlight in late January after Council members were found to have discussed a controversial food distribution ordinance during so-called “check-in” meetings.

Sheriff’s Office attempting to locate missing teen from Asheville area

Press release from the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a missing 17-year-old from the Asheville area. Diamond Aaliyah Hughes is approximately 5’ 8” and 125 pounds with burgundy medium length hair. She was last seen on February 11th around 11 p.m. at her residence. Anyone with information […]

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Council to hear update on homelessne­ss survey

Despite near-freezing temperatures and gusty winds the night of Jan. 25, Asheville city staff and volunteers trudged throughout Buncombe County with the goal of counting every homeless resident. Emily Ball, the city’s homeless services lead, will present an update on that effort, known as the Point in Time Count, to members of Asheville City Council Tuesday, Feb. 8.