Where to recycle your Christmas tree in Asheville

Press release from the city of Asheville: Christmas trees will be collected by the City according to the routine brush collection schedule.  Residents are asked to remove lights, tinsel, ornaments, and stands prior to placing the trees to the curb for collection. Residents can drop off Christmas trees for recycling at the following locations: Buncombe […]

2014’s greatest hits: The year’s most-viewed stories at Mountainx.­com

While not quite as attention-getting as the impending end of the world would’ve been, the “tube-ocalypse” sucked in a drove of zombie-hungry readers this year: The most-viewed story on Mountainx.com in 2014 was “Asheville Tries for Tubing World Record with ‘Zombie Float.’” Here’s a look at the the top-10 most-viewed stories.

Second Gear is closing downtown store

Press release from Second Gear: Second Gear, Asheville’s answer for affordable outdoor gear, will have their last day of sales in their downtown location on Sunday, January 4, 2015.  Both Second Gear locations will be holding a “year end sale” with price reductions on all in-stock items.  In 2015 Second Gear will continue to serve […]

Forbes calls Asheville ‘Unexpected Source Of Innovation’

Here’s an excerpt from the Forbes article: Perhaps best known as a craft beer and independent restaurant mecca, and as a haven for musicians and artists of all genres, Asheville, North Carolina, frequently makes appearances on lifestyle-oriented “Top 10” or “Best of” lists. It is also a remarkably “green” community – some 80 percent of […]

Asheville government holiday schedule: changes for garbage, recycling, bus, golf services

Press release via the city of Asheville: Asheville city government offices will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26 and Jan. 1. Garbage and recycling service will operate as normal on Wednesday Dec. 24. Collection will be suspended Thursday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday. Thursday trash and recycling (“B” week) customers will receive collection on […]

Asheville Bicycle Company is rolling into North Asheville

Ski Country Sports is birthing an offshoot bike shop adjacent to its North Asheville store. The new outlet, Asheville Bicycle Company, will occupy about 3,000 square feet at 1000 Merrimon Avenue in a space that previously housed AAA Carolinas for 15 years. When renovations are complete this spring, the shopping plaza will house “two stores […]

Black Mountain’s Epic Cycles bike shop opens second store in West Asheville

Press release from Epic Cycles: Black Mountain, NC: Epic Cycles, a Black Mountain based bike shop focused on both mountain and commuter biking, has opened a second store at 800B Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Conveniently located under the newly opened Odd’s Café, the West Asheville location will focus on the commuting customer, and will […]

Asheville businesses join in ’12 Days of Giving’ fundraising effort

Press release from organizers with Adapt Public Relations: In December 2013, seven downtown Asheville businesses joined together to create 12 Days of Giving. The program was designed to contribute directly to three local non-profits that help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless: Haywood Street Congregation, ABCCM, and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. The seven founding businesses […]

UNC Asheville singers head back to White House

Press release from UNC Asheville The UNC Asheville Singers are headed to Washington, D.C., for the eighth consecutive year, to entertain holiday visitors at the White House and perform for soldiers in the Wounded Warrior program at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Md. Senior Vanessa Nowik made her first trip to perform at […]

APD invites residents to Jan. 24 ‘Coffee with a Cop’ meeting

As the search continues for a new chief and the Asheville Police Department goes through a restructuring process, it sent out the following press release: On January 24, 2015 officers from the Asheville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. […]