Local celebrities and political figures raised funds for Meals on Wheels Saturday by taking the annual Polar Bear Plunge.
A large flash-mob crowd staged a pillow fight this evening in Pritchard Park to mark their disdain for Valentine’s Day. Tonight’s event was the third annual fight and—though the chaotic nature of the crowd made an accurate count difficult—was well-attended. Can’t see the Flickr slideshow? Click here.
President Barack Obama spoke to hundreds of workers and local political figures Wednesday on the production floor of south Asheville’s Linamar facility.
Demolition of the River Arts District’s iconic Ice House has begun.
Hundreds gathered downtown Sunday for Asheville’s 2013 Mardi Gras parade.
Steady rain was no deterrent to early-morning bargain hunters as Goodwill opened the doors for the grand re-opening of its Patton Avenue store this morning.
In an enthusiastic but generally congenial debate, local author Dr. William Forstchen faced off against local talk show host Ned Ryan Doyle on the subject of gun control Thursday night.
Nearly 100 area residents gathered in Pritchard Park Saturday to call on Duke Energy “to include more clean energy in [its] 2013 Integrated Resource Plan.” Some also protest what they say are unfair rate hikes by Duke Energy.
The nonprofit Songs for Kids Foundation began an eight-month tour of children’s hospitals in 180 cities with a performance at Mission Hospital’s pediatric unit Thursday afternoon.
Nine same-sex couples applied for marriage licenses at the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office Friday afternoon. All nine couples were rejected.
“As we approached a corner, a man came around it and drew from a bag a very large chainsaw.”
Driven by fears of new gun-control legislation, local firearms enthusiasts have engaged in what one gun shop employee called “panic buying” of guns, magazines and ammunition.
Most folks expect government agencies to prepare for potential mass disasters, yet individuals who try to do the same may be seen as fearful or even paranoid. Local “preppers,” however, feel such caution is not only warranted but clearly needed.
Around two-dozen protesters gathered outside Senator Richard Burr’s Asheville office Monday evening for a candelight vigil organized by MoveOn.org and the Western North Carolina Central labor Council/AFL-CIO.
Over 100 protesters gathered on Charlotte Street to protest what they say is a state take-over of Asheville’s water system.
Thousands gathered along downtown’s streets Saturday morning for Asheville’s 66th annual Holiday Parade
Around a dozen people rallied in support of the Palestinians in Gaza Friday.
Few World War II veterans remain to share their stories. Xpress photographer Max Cooper talked to two local men who experienced the “raw, naked fear” of battle.
Eliada Home’s annual corn maze is open for two final days this weekend, on Saturday until 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m.