Lewis Kyle Wilson has been charged with the brutal assault and kidnapping of a prostitute and has been dubbed a “person of interest” in an unsolved 2006 murder. Search warrants executed on his residence in November and December reveal details about this ongoing case, and the possible connection of Wilson to similar attacks in the […]
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 Monday.
Jesse Barry, the 17-year-old American Idol contestant from Asheville, got started as a singer at the tender age of 9.
A lawsuit filed in response to a 2007 decision by Asheville City Council to annex the Biltmore Lake subdivision in Enka will be heard in Buncombe County Superior Court on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The 2007 action was stalled by a petition from residents, who have not had to pay city property taxes in the intervening […]
The Jesse Barry sightings were few and far between on Wednesday night’s episode of American Idol. Still, friends and fans of the young songstress sat at Tressa’s Downtown Jazz and Blues nightclub with their eyes glued to the television screen. ***Update: Barry’s American Idol interview now online***
The new Urban Outfitters retail store in downtown Asheville plans to hold its grand opening on Jan. 28. Photo by Jason Sandford "The contractor is working on getting the final certificate of occupancy next week," says Kristi Quinn, a partner in the Asheville-based real estate and development company Boone Associates. Quinn is a local spokeswoman […]
Organizers are hard at work pulling together the second edition of a unique Asheville festival that seeks to foster economic development by bringing together members of the creative-arts community and folks who can share their expertise. Festival HATCHing: Organizers are busy planning the second HATCH Asheville festival, which aims to boost economic development by pairing […]
Asheville City Council began its annual planning process Jan. 8, 2010, with a stark assessment from the city’s top management: The recession has exposed “structural weaknesses in the city’s financial foundation” that will require a long-term City Council strategy to repair. In a white paper titled “Asheville, NC 2010: A Financial Crossroads,” City Manager Gary […]
The Lexington Avenue Brewery invited folks to come out on a chilly Wednesday afternoon and sample its food as the new microbrewery prepares to open to the public.
With 2009 now behind us, it's time to turn our attention to what may lie in store for Asheville this year. Of course, no one knows for sure what will bubble up to grab the spotlight, but here's a quick look at some likely developments that may claim our attention. Futurescape: What's in store for […]
Anna Warren knew she'd hit on a valuable service when, about two weeks after launching her Web site, Jobbitz, this past May, she ran into a man in a parking lot who wanted a word with her. "I had my T-shirt on with my logo, and the little sign on my van, and this man […]
For the Steep Canyon Rangers, 2009 was a remarkable year. The Brevard-based band — Woody Platt (guitar and lead vocals), Graham Sharp (banjo, harmony vocals), Mike Guggino (mandolin and harmony vocals), Charles R. Humphrey III (bass and harmony vocals) and Nicky Sanders (fiddle and harmony vocals) — released its fourth studio album, Deep in the […]
While Mountain Xpress continues to pump out our weekly print edition, we also put plenty of time and energy into our virtual presence on the Web. One fun aspect of the online world is the ability to track the number of comments and views we receive on what we post. Here's a quick look at […]
A New Year's Eve party at the Asheville Civic Center should be quite the homecoming party for Sallie Ford. The Weaverville native (now hailing from Portland, Ore.) will open for the Avett Brothers, the Concord, N.C.-based band that dropped its first major-label album earlier this year to wide acclaim. Ford's just three years into her […]
Two pigs and two turkeys returned to their spot along Asheville’s Urban Trail in the center of Pack Square on Tuesday after a more than two-year absence.
UNCA music major Rosser Douglas looks out on a vast audio landscape and sees endless possibilities. That's due in large part to the electronic inventions of Bob Moog, who loved manipulating sound with the knobby inventions called synthesizers he created decades ago. Moog music: Wayne Kirby, chairman of the UNCA Department of music, shows a […]
Asheville Citizen-Times employees will be forced to take unpaid time off in the first three months of next year, according to a new round of cost-saving measures announced by corporate owner Gannett Co. this week.
Asheville FM, Asheville’s all-volunteer Internet radio station, plans to hold an on-air fundraising drive Saturday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 12.
The Asheville-based foundation aimed at preserving the legacy of electronic-music pioneer Bob Moog has organized two upcoming fundraising events. Through the years: The Bob Moog Foundation's 2010 calendar features archival photographs of the electronic-music pioneer, his mentors and collaborators. Photo courtesy Bob Moog Foundation The Bob Moog Memorial Foundation has announced the eBay auction of […]
Finding fun: Children with the Buncombe County Department of Social Services' Kinship Care program play a game with skaters from the Disney on Ice "Finding Nemo" show at the Asheville Civic Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The Kinship Care program supports friends and family members who have stepped up to care for children removed from […]
Tom Montgomery looked south and spied opportunity. By last year, 12 Bones Smokehouse, the rib shack in Asheville's River Arts District co-owned by Montgomery and Sabra Kelley, had racked up three successful years. Powered by strong demand for their smoky barbecue and a talented staff itching to do still more, they decided to launch a […]