From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville History Professor Dan Pierce, Collaborating Author Nathan Anderson, and Nashville Artist Joel Anderson Present Illustrated Guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park Book Talk and Exhibit Reception on Oct. 5 Historian Dan Pierce, National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Professor in the Humanities at UNC Asheville, will present a book […]
Pack Square lies at the center of Asheville’s sense of itself as a city, but recent attention to the area — and the monuments to Confederate figures located there — has highlighted a curious anomaly of history and law: No one can say for sure who owns the piece of land where the Vance Monument sits.
From ABCCM: Pack Memorial Library, NCServes-Western Expanding Network Access for Veterans Dedicated computer kiosk to open Thursday ASHEVILLE, N.C. – NCServes-Western, a coordinated network based at Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) that connects veterans, active service members and their families in 12 Western North Carolina counties to more than 40 agencies and providers, is […]
The dreary Wednesday morning weather couldn’t put a damper on a 1 p.m. reception celebrating the new office location of the recently-rebranded Explore Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
To fulfill its critical mission and increase its capacity to deal with a growing service area and customer base, MSD is in the midst of a $266 million capital improvement project, which will help ensure that the community’s waste is properly handled and safely disposed of.
From the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission: Wildlife Commission’s Mountain State Fair Exhibit Will Showcase Birding and Trout Fishing FLETCHER, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2017) — A rare bird and mountain trout will be the focus of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s exhibit at the Mountain State Fair, which runs from Sept. 8-17. The exhibit will […]
From event organizers: Volunteer at Asheville Oktoberfest WHAT: A Bavarian-inspired beer, wine and cider tasting event with live music, food vendors, games and activities WHERE: Pack Square Park WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 1-6 p.m. (Volunteer shift times vary) DETAILS: Volunteer sign ups are open for Asheville Oktoberfest, which brings 28 beer, wine and cider makers […]
From event organizers: Asheville Entrepreneurship Week Kicks Off with Government Forum Asheville, August 31, 2017 – Mayor Esther Manheimer has proclaimed September 5 through 10 as the inaugural Asheville Entrepreneurship Week. The week features a host of events, starting with a Local Government Candidate Forum on Entrepreneurship on Tuesday, September 5 at 12 p.m. at […]
From the North Carolina Department of Public Safety: North Carolina to deploy five swift water rescue teams to Texas RALEIGH – In response to a request from Texas emergency officials, North Carolina is deploying five swift water rescue teams to assist with search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. North Carolina teams […]
From event organizers: 2017 is the 100 year anniversary of a little-known event in the WNC mountains, that brought World War I close to home when 2,200 German nationals were gathered from ports on the east coast and shipped to an internment camp in the remote town of Hot Springs. A commemorative celebration is scheduled […]
From event organizers: BOOK SALE AT BLACK MOUNTAIN LIBRARY Stock up for your winter reading by stopping by the Friends of the Library Book Sale, Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale, held in the Education Room of the Black Mountain Library, 105 N. Dougherty St, will include a wide variety of […]
From Raising Wages NC: Raising Wages Coalition Begins Campaign In WNC In the Spring of 2017 a group of Western North Carolina organizations, labor unions and activists formed a regional coalition to support the Raising Wages NC campaign. The regional coalition supports legislation introduced in the 2017 General Assembly to increase the minimum wage. The […]
From the Asheville Humane Society: Asheville Humane Society Reaches GuideStar Platinum Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results Asheville, NC – Asheville Humane Society recently earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress Asheville […]
From Mountain Roots, Inc.: 4th Annual Bracken Mountain Races & Festival to be held Saturday September 2, 2017 Mountain Roots, Inc. is excited to announce the 4th annual Bracken Mountain Races & Festival on Saturday, September 2! Join the Mountain Roots crew in Brevard for a day of true mountain life, adventure and community. The […]
From Western Carolina University: Steam whistle once used as signal on WCU campus restored by interns CULLOWHEE – A steam whistle that had collected dust at Western Carolina University’s steam plant is now back in working order, thanks to a summer internship team with the WCU Rapid Center. The whistle once sounded at WCU’s predecessor, […]
This week, Xpress looks at the network of agencies and organizations working in Buncombe and Madison counties to improve water quality and position the French Broad as the region’s next great tourist attraction.
From the office of Congressman Patrick McHenry: Congressman McHenry Announces Rescheduled Town Hall Meeting Dates for Constituents Hickory – Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) has announced the rescheduled 2017 town hall meeting dates. The rescheduled 2017 town hall meetings will be held over the next week for Tenth District constituents. At the town hall meetings, Congressman McHenry […]
From protest organizers: COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS ANSWER NATIONAL CALL TO REMOVE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS Four arrested at Robert E. Lee Monument during symbolic action against White Supremacy Today at 7:43 a.m., four community activists were arrested in downtown Asheville while attempting to remove the controversial Robert E. Lee Monument that sits in front of the Vance Monument. […]
In this two-part series, Xpress invites you on a guided a trip down the river as we examine the work of various communities to write the next chapter in the French Broad’s history, beginning with Transylvania and Henderson counties.
From the Libertarian Party of North Carolina: Libertarians Elect New State Chair RALEIGH (Aug. 16) – The Libertarian Party of North Carolina elected a new state chair and executive committee Sunday at its annual state convention held at the Lake Lure Inn, Lake Lure. Susan Hogarth of Raleigh is the new state chair. The other executive […]
From UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Celebrates 90th Academic Year with Move-in Day August 18, 2017; Fall Classes Start with Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017 The University of North Carolina at Asheville celebrates 90 years of educational excellence in 2017-18, with the newest class of students moving in on August 18, 2017. “Move-in day is […]