Olive the otter has a new, male companion. WNC Nature Center’s video of their first encounter indicates that the two might get along swimmingly.
Four lucky nonprofits will receive fundraising and event-planning assistance from the Asheville Affiliates, a volunteer group of young professionals. At a Feb. 25 fundraiser at Fiore's restaurant, Affiliate board President Jessica Hunter announced the four organizations selected this year: • Beauty Through Cancer • Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy • Asheville Community Theatre • The Asheville-Buncombe […]
After serving as Mountain Xpress' multimedia editor for the past two years, veteran local journalist Jason Sandford is moving on to pump even more lifeblood into Ashvegas, his popular blog about all things Asheville. Eye on Asheville: Xpress' outgoing multimedia editor, Jason Sandford, who's preparing to pump up the volume of his blog, Ashvegas. Photo […]
Last night, Asheville pop rockers Electric Owls opened the first public show to a packed house at the new Lexington Avenue Brewery listening room.
At a press conference this morning, an interfaith group of more than two dozen local religious leaders issued a “statement of appreciation” backing Asheville City Council’s recent vote in support of establishing same-sex domestic-partner benefits for city employees.
At the Mountain Xpress, where nothing matters more than local matters, our area's food culture is high on the menu — and we're about to spice it up even more. Cooking up the news for you: Longtime Xpress food editor Hanna Raskin (left) is stepping down to pursue food writing for AOL and other major […]
The appointment process for Asheville’s new Planning and Zoning Board members left out an important level of discussion, says City Council member and blogger Gordon Smith in a post tonight
Four lucky nonprofits will receive fundraising and event-planning assistance from the Affiliates, a volunteer group of young professionals
Last week the nonprofit Asheville Homeless Network unveiled a new weekly publication, Asheville Street Sentinel. It's a single-page newsletter devoted to sharing up-to-date information on news relevant to the city's homeless population. Takin' it to the street: David Mayeux, a volunteer with the Asheville Homeless Network, with the first issue of the Asheville Street Sentinel. […]
Against the backdrop of the ongoing suffering in Haiti, the Carolina Cinema plans an Oscar-themed celebration to provide aid
The Asheville Homeless Network’s new weekly publication debuted today
You gotta love a Valentine’s Day Mardi Gras, and today’s parade in downtown Asheville had costumed revelers hitting the streets to the beat of the city’s distinctive drum
In the aftermath of last night’s Council vote to support same-sex domestic-partner benefits for city employees, four local Baptist ministers held a press conference today to voice their displeasure, while saying they still welcome homosexuals into their congregations
If you made your way around downtown Asheville on a Saturday night last December, you might have noticed that staff members at several local businesses were wearing the same shirt. It was no coincidence: You were witnessing the birth of Asheville Grown. Growing local business: Local merchants are supporting the Asheville Grown campaign in numerous […]
Today the state education lottery announced that a ticket-buyer in Asheville won the third Powerball jackpot, valued at $141 million. Who’s got the ticket?
If you made your way around downtown Asheville on a Saturday night last December, you might have noticed that staff members at several local businesses were wearing the same shirt. And it was no coincidence: What you were witnessing was the birth of the buy-local campaign dubbed Asheville Grown.
Reports of alleged local druggings that surfaced on Twitter recently have raised complex questions, and the answers are still coming in. Xpress reader Kimberly Miller first alerted us that two women had recently used the social-networking tool to spread the word that they'd been surreptitiously drugged while drinking at two different local bars. Miller, however, […]
In the face of 6 to 10 inches of expected snow, the city of Asheville has announced new closings and postponements
What happens when allegations of serious crimes go public via social-media? Asheville grappled with that complicated question this week, and the answers are still coming in.
For the uninsured and underinsured, paying for medications can be as much of a challenge as finding an affordable health-care provider. Fortunately, a number of organizations and programs offer cheap or free drugs to those who qualify. Here's a roundup of some key local sources for discounted meds. (And if you know of one we […]
Rick Lutovsky, president and CEO of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, plans to step down in September