Black Mountain’s Deck the Trees events welcomes in the holiday season. Plus, the Folk Art Center hosts the annual Holiday Seconds Sales, an Asheville artist sells painting for Ukraine and the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition bring eight finalists to town.
Attention, local kids and teens: If you could travel through time, where would you go? Some historic event in the past? Somewhere in the unknown future? Why? What would you do when you got there? Once you have an idea, it’s time to get creative, then share your work for possible publication in Xpress’ Kids […]
High school football is king in the Haywood County communities of Waynesville and Canton, and they’re not alone. Throughout many towns Western North Carolina, Friday night football provides the glue that brings people together.
The Flat Rock Playhouse presents a live action take on “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Plus, local artists address housing crisis with Pack Square sculpture, singer-songwriter Andrew Wakefield releases a new single and Tyger Tyger presents a new exhibition.
Before becoming a member of the Rotary Club of Asheville this year, Skyler Duncan didn’t know much about the venerable service organization. “I remember they gave scholarships in high school and that sort of thing,” says the 30-year-old Merrill Lynch financial adviser. “My perceptions were your stereotypical ones: older members, maybe a little bit behind the times, maybe […]
The nonprofit North Carolina Glass Center plans a second location in Black Mountain. Plus, a local author writes a climate change novel, the Black Mountain Public Library welcomes writers and illustrators and the Asheville Holiday Parade returns.
A pop-up exhibit of work by a legendary TV animator comes to Asheville. Plus, Sew Co. hosts a makers market in the RAD, a photographer spotlights the Blue Ridge Parkway in new book and ARTSVILLE Collective presents a show featuring 10 artists.
Real estate agent Byron Greiner recently worked with a client who wanted to sell her house in Asheville’s Thoms Estate and move elsewhere in Western North Carolina. As she considered new homes, one thing was nonnegotiable. “She would not consider living anywhere but a gated community,” says Greiner, a past president of Land of the […]
The Magnetic Theatre’s One Act Play Festival, which began during COVID restrictions, returns as an annual event. Plus, a documentary about the Haywood Street Fresco is streaming, an Asheville author launches a YA fantasy series at Malaprop’s, and Pink Dog Gallery hosts an exhibit by local artists.
A new book from an Asheville author reworks classic fairy tales. Plus, Buncombe County is looking for mural artists, ForestHer promotes story telling and Little Shop of Horrors comes to UNC Asheville.
The Orange Peel celebrate Halloween with a mock beauty pageant. Plus, Indigenous artists will create murals in downtown Asheville, Mills River hosts its first movie night and Black Mountain honors Roberta Flack.
When Nicole Lee moved to Asheville from Cincinnati two years ago with the idea of starting a consulting business for aspiring entrepreneurs, she reached out to Black Wall Street AVL for assistance. “They helped guide me to get my name on the map here in North Carolina,” says Lee, who runs the for-profit Counsel to […]
Veteran author MariJo Moore releases new collection of stories. Plus, LEAF returns with full-scale festival, concert raises awareness of suicide and the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands marks 75 years.
The Haunted Trail brings family-friendly fun to The Adventure Center Of Asheville. Plus, horror is on the bill at Cat Fly Or Die, a new trail and website honor an African-American builder and The Magnetic Theatre brings Frankenstein to life.
The Asheville Music Video awards will have an audience for the first time since 2019. Plus, a local authors looks back at his time with John Lennon, ColorFest returns to Dillsboro and Tyger Tyger Gallery highlights the sun in new show.
Not long after Paula McWhirter-Buck graduated from Burnsville’s East Yancey High School in 1974, her mother laid down the law: It was time to get a job. So McWhirter-Buck found work as an industrial sewing machine operator for Blue Bell Inc.’s Micaville factory, which made Lady Wrangler blue jeans. “Most of my friends, most of […]
The Altamont Jazz Project, made up of three Asheville teenagers, scores weekly gigs. Plus, the East Asheville Library hosts a show focused on Black resiliency and hope; the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center selects the second cohort of its BMC Radio Art program; and a legendary moonshiner gets the spotlight in Sylva.
The Village Art & Craft Fair returns to The Cathedral of All Souls for its 50th annual gathering. Plus, The Asheville Ballet kicks off its new season with an outdoor show, Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. brings back second-run movies, and a local poet explores painful childhood memories in a new collection.
For more than 100 years, the Craggy Dam has divided the French Broad River near the town of Woodfin. But now Washington, D.C.-based American Rivers wonders whether it’s time to remove the dam to benefit the area’s ecology and increase recreational opportunities.
Local theater troupe The Cardboard Sea returns to the stage for the first time since the pandemic hit. Plus, Ole Shakey’s is back at a new location, the Flatiron Writers Room goes hybrid, and The Captain’s Bookshelf shuts down for good.
Traffic studies, which are required by the state and the county for certain projects, are prepared by engineering firms to forecast additional traffic associated with a development and identify possible problems. But some neighborhood groups question the benefits of research paid for by the very people who stand to benefit from a proposed project.