A piece of the Rock: Chimney Rock Park will celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 7. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include guided hikes, rock climbing, a “trail challenge” and special exhibits. There is no additional fee for the programs, but regular admission to the park does apply. […]
Get you some: If you’re wild about local food, it’s time to turn your thoughts to the Mountain Farm & Garden Tour, which returns for its 13th year on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29. Billed as “an opportunity to reconnect with where food comes from and with the farmers who grow it,” the […]
Sheriff gives first annual report County to pay for water line to The Oaks subdivision Millions of dollars worth of county-financed building projects are either pending or in progress around Buncombe County, and Planning Director Jon Creighton updated the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on them during the board’s May 13 meeting. The 248-bed jail […]
Millions of dollars worth of county-financed building projects are either pending or in progress around Buncombe County, and Planning Director Jon Creighton updated the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners on them during the board’s May 13 meeting.
Annual historic-preservation awards celebration takes place Tuesday night
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has released its 2007 report.
Mars Hill College welcomed a new rarity to its collections last month when Elfreide Ludwig Wilde, formerly of Hendersonville, donated her copy of an 1686 Martin Luther Bible to the school. The good, old book: Elfreide Wilde with the 1686 Martin Luther Bible she recently donated to Mars Hill College. Courtesy Mars Hill College Wilde […]
Absolutely batty: The Nature Conservancy is now taking reservations for hikes at its Bat Cave Preserve in Hickory Nut Gorge. The relatively short, easy walk passes through woods boasting rare vegetation and arrives at the mouth of the largest granite-fissure cave in North America. The two-hour hikes are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays from June 7 […]
Sleuths in the garden: The Botanical Gardens at Asheville will start its kids’ series, Garden Science Investigation (GSI), on Saturday, May 17, with a program called “A Habitat’s a Home.” The series, intended for ages 5 to 11, aims to encourage children’s observation and investigative skills in the natural world. Cost is $7 per child […]
A thin crowd had settled into Magnolia’s Raw Bar & Grille on election night. In one corner of the downtown Asheville watering hole, a muted TV flashed images of Dancing With the Stars—high kicks and twists, sparkle tights and stretch vests. Beneath the dancing, a crawler announced less frivolous happenings—the incoming results of the local […]
The first stop on Richard Layman’s journey to radio was tragedy. On a morning in 1993, two years after he moved to Asheville from Boston, Layman was driving to work on Highwway 23 when a rear tire blew out. His car veered across an overpass and came to rest for a few seconds on the […]
Wheel you be there?: The nonprofit outdoors program for at-risk youth, Eckerd Youth Alternatives, will hold a benefit “Fat Tire Festival” at Camp E-Toh-Kalu, near Brevard, on Saturday, May 18. The event will consist of two races: “The Back 40,” a fast, 18-mile course that promises “no waterfalls, no slickrock, less horse poop and lots […]
He couldn’t stop: Asheville’s Fine Arts Theatre will play host to Bishopville, S.C., garden luminary Pearl Fryar and his wife, Metra, on Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m. Conceived as “an Evening with Pearl Fryar,” the event will include a screening of the new documentary “A Man Named Pearl” and a reception to follow at […]
If you’re 55 or older, lace up your tennies: The 2008 Asheville-Buncombe Senior Games will be held this Thursday, May 8, through Tuesday, May 13.
In this week’s Xpress Outdoors section, writer Jack Igelman tells the story of Asheville resident Keith Young, who recently crafted a bicycle frame from bamboo and has plans to build more bikes from the giant grass
After weeks of toiling on Hillary Clinton‘s behalf, Arden resident Stan Safian saw the stars beginning to align for her last week. Clinton edged past opponent Barack Obama by nearly 10 points in the Pennsylvania primary, a contest pundits were calling a must-win for the New York senator. The next day, Hillary’s friend Ann Jordan, […]
Women of the woods: Registration is open for two upcoming events in the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, an outdoor skills series sponsored by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. While it takes place a little ways off the mountain, an overnight at McDowell Nature Preserve in Mecklenburg County on May 17 and 18 will verse […]
Calling all plant lovers: UNCA’s biology department will hold its 36th annual Spring Wildflower and Bird Pilgrimage on Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4. The event comprises 12 sessions, including talks, walks and guided tours, all of which focus on local flora and fauna. Along with presentations on regional ecology and the Appalachian old-growth […]
Club holds its annual spring plant sale Saturday
It’s Thursday, April 24, dinnertime. You’re beat down. You don’t feel like cooking. That tofu you bought last week has pink spots. The baby spinach is wilted. Whatever will you do? You might consider joining thousands of other people in the same predicament and pull up a seat at one of the more than 100 […]
Run with a cause: The A.C. Reynolds Global Awareness Club will hold its annual 5K run/walk and three-person relay beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 24, at A.C. Reynolds High School, 1 Rocket Drive in Asheville. Proceeds from the event will help fund an apprenticeship center affiliated with a school in the West African […]