Warren Wilson hosts a weekend of collaboration, brainstorming, environmental advocacy and education, with a team of experts, including James Duke, author of The Green Pharmacy. April 17-19. $65.
The Mountain Xpress, Asheville, N.C.‘s, alternative newsweekly, took a remarkable step on Wednesday, ending its 14-year run as a print publication (today’s issue is our last), suspending its regular online news reports and converting its entire news operation to Twitter dispatches from staff and trusted community journalists.
Early this morning, local Twitterer WNCGOP began his day with a terse politically and sociologically charged one-liner: WNCGOP: “Good morning everyone. It’s raining here in Asheville, NC (which is a good thing, because it keeps down the stink of those damned hippies).” Here’s what happened in the ensuing hours of Twitter discussion:
Seven short video recordings of the URTV board of directors’ March 19 meeting.
(UPDATED 2 p.m. with photos) Fire in the early night hours of March 19 burned an extensive portion of Richmond Hill Inn. Here’s the initial report, via citizen reporting on Twitter.
National media went into a feeding frenzy over Wild Freeborn’s innovative online efforts to sell cookies. Here’s what it was like, as it unfolded, for an 8-year-old Asheville girl and her dad to be swept up in a series of New York studio appearances.
Gov. Beverly Perdue spoke about the economy to more than 200 people on Thursday at a CIBO meeting. Here is a compilation of Xpress’ live coverage, transmitted via Twitter.
Obama’s inauguration—as seen and twittered by Ashevilleans. This feed reveals their in-the-moment views and reactions.
A wave of sadness passed through the disparate community of Western North Carolina activists at the news of Chick Squire’s death Jan. 4. A lot of us knew Chick, who died at age 88 of natural causes, as well as from what I call the miracle of life. Chick Squire Chick was the last of […]
“I’ve never seen levels this high,” said Dr. Shea Tuberty, Assistant Professor of Biology at the Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Lab at Appalachian State University.
It’s not illegal, but it shows how Gannett pampers its top brass, says Gannett Blog’s Jim Hopkins about a disclosure that the Gannett Foundation helped Gannett CEO Craig Dubow and his wife establish a WCU scholarship in their name, with no credit to Gannett and unavailable to most Gannett employees
Gannett’s philanthropic arm gives money. So what? But where did the money go in the taxpayer-supported university system and who got it? Gannett Blog is asking.
Fears that a controversial bio-defense lab might be moved to a North Carolina site have been put to rest. Kansas appears poised to be selected.
Massive Gannett layoffs expected across the country. Asheville Citizen-Times likely to lay off workers, in addition to the 60 laid off from print-plant closure.
The Asheville Citizen-Times made 23.49% profit on ad sales of $20.6 million between January and September 2007, according to blogger Jim Hopkins.
What has stayed with me down through the years is the swoosh of the street cleaner trundling through downtown’s deserted streets about an hour before dawn. The noise would often startle me out of a pinpoint reverie while doggedly writing or editing some story — reminding me that the night was slipping away and I […]
We knew we had a problem here at Xpress when readers across town started calling Thursday morning, the day after the paper came out, saying our boxes were empty and asking where they could get a copy of the new issue. Could these readers’ dilemma have anything to do with the fact that this was […]
With dazzling disregard for the public health and the democratic process, some wily tricksters at the Council of Independent Business Owners are suing Asheville and Buncombe County, in an effort to block state approval of the county’s new air agency. And for this 11th-hour maneuver, they should be held accountable. [See “CIBO’s last-minute stand,” on […]