Formerly known as the Tunnel Art Project, the over 250-foot mural occupies a real working tunnel connecting two main buildings of the Charles George VA Medical Center. Lead artist Jim Stilwell draws inspiration from the hospital’s residents and visitors.
With 109 food-poisoning cases in Buncombe County in 2013 — and probably more that went unreported — Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina has teamed up with the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association to train local workers and certify them through the national ServSafe program. “Making people sick is bad business, and you can definitely take measures […]
The art of picnicking goes way back. Omar Khayyam waxed poetic on the perfect outdoor dining experience in the 12th century (“A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou / Beside me singing in the Wilderness”). Medieval nobleman paused in their hunts to dine en plein air, and hundreds of years later, Britain’s […]
May 19 was Transit Rider Appreciation Day and Asheville’s buses were free, so I rode as many routes as I could, viewing the city through the windows. It was foggy as I waited for the S3 inbound on Hendersonville Road. I was beginning to think I’d missed it when the driver spotted me in the fog […]
If you were in downtown Asheville last month, dodging rain showers on a Saturday at about 5 p.m. near the Vance Monument, you might have heard an a cappella chorus from Asheville’s Green Grannies. If not, you can hear them again on Saturday, May 17, rain or shine (and any other third Saturday).
Local writer and retiree, DeWitt Robbeloth, shares what he learned about what it means to be well through his experiences with diabetes, a mild heart attack and quadruple bypass heart surgery.
Since opening Asheville's first yoga studio in 1981, Lillah Schwartz has practiced and taught yoga to hundreds of Asheville locals, many of whom have gone on to become yoga teachers themselves. Schwartz specializes in an alignment-based yoga tradition called Iyengar yoga, which focuses on the precise positioning of the body, as well as breath control. […]
Before I came to Asheville, I studied the AAA maps. At first, I planned to drive here from Phoenix, Ariz., and noticed that Interstate 40 ran through the middle of town. Asheville looked pretty easy to master, on the maps. My daughter put the kibosh on driving. She didn’t want my car at her house. […]
There are nearly 634,000 homeless men, women and children in America, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. About 14,000 are in North Carolina, and in Buncombe County, about 125 of them are women without children. “Homelessness is a problem that impacts everyone. We all need to be part of the solution,” […]
No-see-ums, also known as sand flies, can ruin a beach vacation. Learn more about these tiny pests (and others) to protect yourself from bites.
Longtime journalist DeWitt Robbeloth recently moved to Asheville from Phoenix, Ariz. He visited the Xpress office a few weeks ago, offering this baseball-themed musing. Seems fitting for a post-July 4 week — baseball, apple pie and all that. You can read more at his blog (see the link at the end.)