The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands is ongoing now through Sunday at Asheville’s US Cellular Center. According to the website of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, the fair will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Admission is $8.00 and children under twelve are admitted free.
“We are at 160 pages, the largest Xpress issue ever,” wrote Distribution Manager Jeff Tallman. “Additionally, we’re at our peak press run of the year: 30,000 copies.”
One of the more contentious aspects of Bele Chere is the presence of street preachers—and the response they get from the crowd. Photos shown here in chronological order, from improvised pulpits at Pritchard Park and the corner of Haywood and College Streets.
Images from Bele Chere’s popular Airdogs attraction, including photos of Asheville Citizen-Times writer John Boyle continuing the long tradition of local journalists participating in the event.
A fellowship of risk and reward at B & B Tobacconists.
Kimberly Avenue and other north Asheville streets were lined with flags on the anniversary of the adoption of the American flag in 1777.
No one was seriously injured when an out of control trolley struck a trashcan and lamppost on the corner of Haywood Street and Battery Park Avenue Thursday afternoon, coming to rest against the awning of the historic Miles building, which houses the Mountain Xpress offices.
A memorial in Pack Square Park honoring Samuel Ashe, for whom Asheville was named, was rededicated this morning by the Edward Buncombe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A handful of protesters advocated against what they say is animal abuse outside the US Cellular Center downtown Thursday afternoon, asking passersby not to support the upcoming performances by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The performances begin tonight and will continue throughout the weekend.
A large building on South Lexington Avenue was demolished Monday, requiring detours and creating a cloud of dust that drifted through downtown.
Moog Music hosted an ice cream social — complete with the local band Ice Cream — at their factory on Broadway Wednesday night to celebrate Bob Moog’s induction to the Inventor’s Hall of Fame. With ice cream made to Moog specs by The Hop and free beer from Pisgah Brewing, the event drew a crowd which filled the manufacturer’s retail space.
Around 50 people rallied today at Vance Monument in to mark International Worker’s Day
Over 100 Asheville runners gathered on Coxe Avenue Tuesday evening for Boston Strong Asheville, an informal run to raise funding and support for the victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing.
We've been working on the sustainability issue for weeks, and I thought I was off the hook. As staff photographer, I get to dodge a lot of big questions. In fact, I consider dodging questions to be part of my job description.
Hosted by LaZoom Comedy Tour’s David Ostergaard, Thursday night’s Buncombe Literacy Council Spelling Bee pitted against each other Asheville’s top writers and bookworms—including a trio of contenders from the Mountain Xpress.
Vietnam veteran Dockie Brendle received his third Purple Heart Friday afternoon in a ceremony at Asheville’s Charles George Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. Brendle, a retired Army specialist fourth class, served during the war’s brutal 1968 Tet offensive.
On assignment for our March 20 For Kids, By Kids issue, photographer Max Cooper visited Claxton Elementary in Asheville, where kids posed with their latest art projects.
Carolina Mountains Credit Union, a division of Self-Help Credit Union, is now offering a Local Certificate of Deposit after collaborating with Asheville Grown and the Go Local campaign. Members opened new CDs Friday morning during a launch party for the financial product at the credit union’s Hendersonville Road branch.
A handful of protesters rallied Wednesday morning against the possibility of a lenient sentence for the slain eight-year-old’s alleged murderer.
Parker and Reichman Eggs donated four pallets of fresh eggs to local nonprofit MANNA Foodbank Friday, a gift of more than 43,000 individual eggs
A crowd of more than 150 people—some armed—gathered near the Vance Monument Saturday to voice opposition to pending gun control legislation.