In a celebration of all things voted Best of WNC in 2018, Mountain Xpress and Highland Brewing Co. (winner in several beer and brewery categories) partnered to throw a party for the second year in a row. With nearly double the attendance from the previous year, the fun was flowing in Asheville.
Over 1,000 people from Asheville and Western North Carolina participated in the “Families Belong Together” rally on downtown Asheville’s Haywood Street on June 30 to protest family separation at the country’s southern border and the current administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.
Over 100 people gathered at the Veach-Baley Federal Complex in Asheville on the evening of June 21 to protest the separation of families at the United States’ southern border by immigration authorities.
On April 24, the media center at Claxton Elementary School on Merrimon Avenue swarmed with students celebrating the school’s third annual Bee Day.
About 300 family members, friends, co-workers, colleagues and acquaintances gathered at Salvage Station on Feb. 23 to remember and celebrate the life of Tyler Garrison, local entrepreneur and activist, on what would have been his 35th birthday.
Thousands turned out for the second Women’s March on Asheville on Jan. 20. Organized this year by four high school students, the event featured speakers including Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, Asheville City Council member Sheneika Smith and Our Voice Executive Director Angelica Wind.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville held its 37th annual prayer breakfast at the Expo Center of the Crowne Plaza Resort on Jan. 13. More than 1,000 attendees packed the room for the event, which was founded by Oralene Anderson Graves Simmons, who also served as this year’s keynote speaker.
Beautiful weather and a full lineup of 95 entries greeted spectators at Asheville’s 71st annual holiday parade on Nov. 18.
A new herd of Berkshire hogs signifies a larger effort by the Biltmore Estate to honor its agricultural past in a way that also provides local, sustainably raised fare for the 21st-century palates of those dining at its restaurants.
The sleepy resting place of Revolutionary War veteran Joshua Jones and his family turned uncharacteristically lively on Saturday, Sept. 7, as a memorial dedication ceremony hosted by Jones’ direct descendants brought family members, Biltmore staff and historical reenactors to the site on the western side of present-day Biltmore Estate.
The next best thing to going to the Mountain State Fair, which runs through Sunday, Sept. 17, is checking out our gallery of photos from the fair’s opening weekend.
Several hundred people assembled at the Vance Monument in downtown Asheville on Sunday evening, Aug. 13, to express opposition to a white nationalist gathering that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest section of the French Broad River Greenway was held Friday, April 21, at the foot of the New Belgium brewery as part of the city of Asheville’s Earth Week Celebration. Representatives from the many public and private partnerships that had a role in the development of this section, called […]
Part protest-sign-making party, part community art event, SignsUp Asheville held its first pop-up party in the gym of Odyssey School on Saturday, April 15. The gathering of artists and activists provided everything someone attending a political rally, demonstration or march could need to make make a point — artfully.
Avoiding sugary liquids and drinking fluoridated water are two of the most important factors affecting oral health, according to local dental health professionals.
A new red food truck rolled onto the food scene in Asheville last month. Although the truck’s punny name is Bun Intended, the fresh-made, authentic Thai food and steamed buns it offers are no joke. Owner Erica Glaubitz describes her menu as a mix of traditional Thai cuisine and street food — the kind of snacks you would […]
A capacity crowd filled the Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center this morning for the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud urged attendees to embody the event’s theme: “Stand up, speak out and unfold the dream for today.”
Inspired by the north Mexican desert, the new Patton Avenue eatery offers more than just tacos.
The ringing sound of hammers on steel echoed through the valley at the Smith Mill Works, a small business community in West Asheville. The source of the clatter was the inaugural gathering of the United League of Armorers, held Nov. 4-6 at the Surly Anvil.
Rainbow Community School’s “More than Mindfulness” conference explored ways to make education a sacred experience and assist children in developing their spiritual identities. Event coordinator West Willmore announced the formation of the new Rainbow Institute, which will promote holistic education.
Blues legend Dr. Mac Arnold, who has performed with James Brown, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, headlined a fundraising concert for mental health care at Thrive’s fifth annual fundraiser on the tenth anniversary of the organization.