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, […]
Press Release from Warren Wilson College: Asheville, NC — For the 12th time, the “Fiske Guide to Colleges” names Warren Wilson College to its annual “best buy” list. Only 38 institutions across the U.S., the U.K. and Canada made the 2018 list. The “Fiske Guide” list distinguishes schools with “quality academic offerings and affordable cost.” […]
WHAT: A community celebration to raise funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2-6 p.m. WHERE: Clarion Inn at the Asheville Regional Airport WHY: For a day of free fun for a great cause, bring the family to the inaugural Community Day extravaganza, a fundraising benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The afternoon event will feature over […]
Press Release from Asheville Police Department: Asheville: The Asheville Police Department is now inviting residents to apply for the Fall semester of the Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy is a free course that teaches citizens about the philosophies, policies and guiding principles of law enforcement and the ethical conduct governing police services in […]
Press Release from Habitat for Humanity: Asheville – At 3 p.m. on Friday, July 14th, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will joyfully celebrate with homeowners, sponsors and Habitat supporters and dedicate six new Habitat homes in its McKinley neighborhood in Shiloh. The media is invited to attend. What: A dedication and key passing of six […]
Press Release from Habitat for Humanity: Asheville – Recently, Wicked Weed Brewing’s co-founder Rick Guthy presented Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity with a $75,000 donation. “We are very grateful to the Guthy family and to Wicked Weed for their generous gift. We will use this gift to build a safe, affordable Habitat home in our […]
Press Release from Black Mountain Center for the Arts: Taking a Leap: An Evening of Stories with Connie Regan-Blake Celebrated storyteller Connie Regan-Blake brings her engaging humor and Southern charm to an evening of storytelling at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts on July 21 at 7:30pm. Credited with helping to ignite and shape […]
WHAT: A fashion show benefit for Asheville Community Theatre WHEN: Friday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Renaissance Hotel WHY: Music blares from the speakers, the final touches to hair and makeup are done, and the first model struts onto the catwalk wearing…. a dress made out of trash?! Now in its sixth year, the annual […]
With balloons, fancy hats, Zumba and gospel singing all featuring as part of the activities in the full-day Western Women’s Business Conference on June 21, it wasn’t your average business gathering. Designed to support and empower women in business, especially women of color and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, the conference was chock-full of inspiration and success stories.
In 2016, local writer Ben Anderson decided to examine the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a fresh perspective. To mark the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, he completed 40 day hikes, which he documented in his first book,
Smokies Chronicle: A Year of Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Partnerships with local breweries will help raise much-needed summer funding for MANNA FoodBank.
Whether you favor pig pickin’ or watermelon, live music or a dramatic reading of the “Declaration of Independence,” there’s something for everyone this holiday, and Xpress has all your pie-flavored, freedom-filled needs covered.
WHAT: A 4.5-mile race through East Asheville WHEN: Saturday, July 8, 8 p.m. WHERE: Highland Brewing WHY: Glow-in-the-dark necklaces, crazy costumes and beer — the perfect combination for a running experience like no other. For the fourth year, Highland Brewing Co. is hosting the Night Flight, a 4.5-mile run through the neighborhoods of East Asheville. […]
Press Release from Haywood Regional Medical Center: Haywood Regional Medical Center is hosting a free tired leg/ varicose vein educational program on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Vein Center at Haywood Regional Medical Center on the 2nd floor (enter behind the hospital) led by Dr. Al Mina, MD, FACS and Dr. […]
Press Release from Pardee UNC Health Care: Hendersonville, N.C. – Pardee Hospital Foundation announced the 2017 Physician of the Year and Philanthropist of the Year at its annual gala, A Black Tie Affair, on Saturday, June 17 at the Technology Building at Blue Ridge Community College. Peter Goodfield, M.D., a board-certified cardiologist at Pardee UNC […]