It’s not every day that Highland Brewing Company produces a small-batch beer for a client. When it does, people take notice. And when the said client is Asheville’s Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, there’s even more interest.
Google on Wednesday announced that it planning to test blazing-fast broadband networks in trial locations around the country, and has invited residents and local governments to express their interest. In an effort to boost Asheville’s chances at becoming a test location, the Mountain Xpress has set up a place to help the grassroots get organized.
The Pack Square Conservancy board on Wednesday gave its approval of the Asheville Art Museum’s design of a new glass structure that will serve as both a giant window onto the heart of downtown and an inviting entrance into the museum.
The artwork that will grace the sides of three Asheville city buses has already been chosen, but Mountain Xpress is appealing the public art project to the court of public opinion. Tell us — what art would you have chosen?
Jesse Barry’s golden ticket got her to the next set of American Idol try outs in Hollywood, but not much farther.
Candidates for elected office began signing up for their races on Monday, which marked the official start of Election 2010.
Reggie Mullins' ringing baritone can command a room. On this night, that room is the sanctuary at First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Asheville. He's standing on a newly built stage as the rehearsal swirls around him, and despite the hubbub, Mullins' booming voice demands attention. Let's dance: Choreographer Kevin Iega Jeff leads […]
A Black Mountain couple will play key roles in the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Olympic couple: Jennifer and Andrew Marsh, of Black Mountain-based event management consultants Event Mercenaries, will have key behind-the-scenes roles at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Marsh Andrew Marsh, the owner and president of event-management […]
The founders of a new Web site that promises to put the power of "social couponing" in the hands of consumers unveiled their work last Thursday in downtown Asheville. YuDeal.com will work as a social-media tool for people and businesses to share coupons with one another, James Parker, YuDeal's head of consumer relations, told a […]
Hank Dunn, the newly hired president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, says he's ready to listen, plan and engage. During an on-campus reception, Dunn, whose hiring was announced Jan. 25, sketched out his long-term goals: put student success first, make the college a top choice for students, create an atmosphere where people want to work, […]
Bunnies in a boat. A multi-colored forest. Big orange carrots. No, these aren’t hallucinations — they’re real manifestations of artists’ work, coming to an Asheville city bus near you.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday announced a plan to create a new Climate Service to meet an ever-increasing demand for information about climate change, and officials tapped Thomas R. Karl, the director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, to work as “transitional director” of the new Climate Service.
Hank Dunn, the newly hired president of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, says he’s ready to listen, plan and engage.
Dozens of workers in the Wachovia Bank building in downtown Asheville rushed out as firefighters arrived about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
The founders of a new Web site that promises to put the power of “social couponing” in the hands of consumers unveiled their work Thursday night in downtown Asheville.
UNC-Asheville officials showed off a new $2.9 million building on Jan. 28 that will serve as home for Chancellor Anne Ponder, as well as a public space for the university to hold special events and woo potential donors. Big house on campus: The $2.9 million Pisgah House at UNC Asheville will serve as both the […]
UNC-Asheville officials on Thursday showed off a new $2.9 million building on campus that will serve as home for Chancellor Anne Ponder, as well as a public space for the university to hold special events and woo potential donors.
Hundreds of people marched down Asheville's Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and into Martin Luther King Jr. Park to mark the civil-rights hero's birthday on Jan. 18. Marchers started their procession at Nazareth First Baptist Church. The noon crowd soaked up the sunny, mild day and commemorated the day with music, speeches and a little […]
David Gantt, a member of the governing board of the Asheville Regional Airport, returned to Asheville on Tuesday from a five-day trip to an airport-industry conference in Hawaii and defended the trip as a valuable learning experience. The conference was held at a Maui resort. The airport board initially planned to send four of its […]
War. Economic uncertainty. Bitter cold. Unachieved goals. Welcome to 2010. The year's only just begun, but there's already plenty to be stressed out about. "At this time of year, generally people are recovering from overdosing on sugars and alcohol," says Donald Dossey, a behavioral scientist who's the founder of the Stress Management Center/Phobia Institute in […]
David Gantt, a member of the governing board of the Asheville Regional Airport, returned to Asheville on Tuesday from a five-day trip to an airport industry conference in Hawaii and defended the trip as a valuable learning experience.