WHAT: An after-party to benefit the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design WHEN: Thursday, August 10, 8-10 p.m. WHERE: 67 Broadway WHY: Following the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design’s fundraising dinner, the public is invited to attend Craft After Dark: an after-party and open house showcasing exhibits and local artistic talent. Eight artists will […]
Food access can be a huge challenge for families in WNC’s hard-to-reach rural areas — especially during summer break when children are not receiving school lunch assistance.
WHAT: The second annual My Sistah Taught Me That fashion show WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 6, 3-5:30 p.m. WHERE: Celine’s on Broadway WHY: From dance performances to marching down the catwalk, the girls of My Sistah Taught Me That have dedicated the last few months preparing for their second annual fashion show fundraiser. “This year, the […]
Press release from the Nantahala Outdoors Center: WHO: Twenty-two service members from the Semper Fi Fund’s Team Semper Fi Program take on new challenges in their recoveries with the nation’s largest outdoor recreation company. WHAT: Semper Fi Fund and Nantahala Outdoor Center inaugural outdoor pursuits camp in the scenic and peaceful Nantahala National Forest. Service […]
Press release from North Carolina Stage Company: The North Carolina Stage Company in downtown Asheville, North Carolina announces its 2017-2018 Season. Voted best local theatre by the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll on ten different occasions, North Carolina Stage Company has been producing professional theatre for Asheville residents and visitors since 2001. The upcoming […]
Press release: One of the most important yet least-known chapters of American history took place just north of Morganton, NC. You can celebrate this 450-year-old piece of Carolina history at the Remembering the Encounter: 450th Festival on Saturday, August 5 from 2pm-8pm at Catawba Meadows Park in Morganton. Burke County is home to the site of the first […]
Press release from Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development: Hendersonville, NC — Mahindra Vehicle Sales and Service, Inc. (MVSS) announced their North American office headquarters today in Henderson County, North Carolina. Mahindra has an established reputation for their farm equipment brand in the US, and is gaining attention for their internationally-recognized presence in the automotive […]
Press release from Trauma Intervention Program: The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Western North Carolina, a national nonprofit organization, works with local public safety officials in Buncombe County and the city of Hendersonville to provide emotional and practical support of citizens experiencing trauma 365 days per year, 24 hours a day. A TIP Chapter is a […]
Press Release from Johnson Farms: As summer winds down and families prepare for the new school year, Historic Johnson Farm celebrates the last of summer fun with two long-standing events. The LEGO Blast Competition to be held on Thursday, August 3 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. is open to rising 2nd through 6th grade […]
Press Release: On July 29, local affiliates of the Women’s March will hold a demonstration at Vance Monument in coordination with Our Lives on the Line, a massive nationwide day of action to lift the voices of the millions of Americans whose health care will be ripped away if Congressional Republicans continue with their plan to give […]
Press release from U.S. Forest Service: Pisgah Forest, NC, July 25, 2017 — Effective immediately, the entire area east of Highway 276 and south of the Blue Ridge Parkway on the Pisgah Ranger District is closed including all campgrounds and campsites in the area. North Mills River Campground, Wash Creek Group Horse Camp, and all […]
Press release from Attic Salt Theatre Company: Attic Salt Theatre Company, a local not-for-profit, has recently moved into the Mill at Riverside in Woodfin and opened Attic Salt Theatre Arts Space. The studio is home to Attic Salt’s classes for adults and kids, and being offered as a rental space for meetings, rehearsals, classes and […]
Press Release from Beverly-Hanks and Associates Realtors: Asheville, NC – July 25, 2017 – Construction progress is in full swing at the 45 Asheland project site. With a crane in place and foundation work nearing completion, the structure will begin taking shape at a rapid pace. “We anticipate that this progress will create even more […]
WHAT: A self-care celebration for Western North Carolina educators WHEN: Wednesday Aug. 2, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. WHERE: Asheville Music Hall WHY: With the start of the school year quickly approaching, the days before teachers are thrust back into a hectic classroom are limited — a problem that i.b.mee, a nonprofit focused on empowerment […]
Learn about the three talented interns — Hannah Frisch, Molly Horak and Arianna Moore — who are working with Mountain Xpress this summer.
By day, the streets of Asheville are packed with hordes of tourists following their GPS toward crowded restaurants, locals weaving their way to favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés and beer drinkers galore stumbling toward the next brewery on their list. But as night sets in and shops start to close, an entirely new problem emerges: Where can […]
WHAT: “Magic and Mind Reading Mysteries” show to benefit Vanishing Wheelchair WHEN: Sunday, July 23, 3 p.m WHERE: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church WHY: Using intuition, clairvoyance and showmanship, esoteric magician Zeke Powerz has three goals for his upcoming benefit performance: to “raise money, raise some eyebrows and raise the dead.” As a professional magician, Powerz’s […]
Press release from HuffPost: HuffPost announces cross-county listening tour The “Listen To America” bus tour will visit 23 cities in seven weeks July 13, 2017 (New York, NY) — HuffPost today announced “Listen To America: A HuffPost Road Trip,” a 23-city, cross-country bus tour to listen and learn what it means to be American today. […]
As prisons across the country make national headlines for privatization and bad service, Xpress investigates food service at both the county jail and state prison facilities..
Press release from the Blue Ridge Parkway: Asheville, N.C. — Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, July 21st for a moderate, 1.5 mile round trip hike on the Craggy Gardens Trail. Come explore the wonders of high elevation ecosystems and see what a mountain bald looks like. We’ll also visit two historic trail […]
Press release from the Pope Foundation: RALEIGH, N.C. – The John William Pope Foundation has opened the application period for the 2018 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in The Arts and the 2018 Joy Pope Memorial Grant in Human Services. Applications can be submitted from July 1 – September 15, 2017 for the two $100,000 grants, […]