For musicians and fans alike, Citizen Vinyl is one of two local options within the unique industry. Shortly after its launch, the company was joined by American Vinyl Co., located on the South Slope.
Hominy Valley development plans nine homes and 17 rental units on two acres.
The number of summer jobs for teens is back to pre-pandemic levels, but the number of teens seeking jobs isn’t.
Hotels, shops and apartments being considered for Carter Street and Broadway Boulevard.
Air quality continues to improve, but not at the same rate everywhere, researchers find.
New farmers piece together solutions in the face of out-of-reach property prices,
After several meetings and hours of debate, the Woodfin Board of Adjustments approves Elk Mountain development over objections from neighborhood group, Citizens for Responsible Land Use.
At Cedar Ridge, 126 of the residential units will be rentals, and 10 units will be short-term rentals. The urgent care clinic will be 3,800 square feet. The project density is 16.4 units per acre, less than the maximum allowed density of 17.28 units per acre.
Despite pandemic setbacks, Asheville still offers a wide range of adult dance classes that get feet tapping and spirits soaring. Here’s a look at some new studios and classes on offer, as well as why local instructors and students find dance so fulfilling.
The proposed development on 88.12 acres would include 118 single-family homes, 163 townhomes or casitas and 296 multifamily apartments across 11 buildings. The single-family homes would be for sale; all other units would be rented out.
According to data from the U.S. government’s 2017 Census of Agriculture (the most recent numbers available), Buncombe County was home to 1,073 farms and 72,284 acres of farmland. Yet, much of the food consumed here comes from somewhere else.
The new plans call for three buildings with a combined total of 585,360 square feet, as well as 463 parking spaces and truck loading docks. The project is tentatively scheduled to come before Asheville City Council for final approval on Tuesday, Jan. 24, where the public will be allowed to provide further input.
What does quality of life mean in Western North Carolina? For the 2022 Year In Review, Xpress asked community members to share their thoughts.
“Slavic people, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas, they prepare big dinners,” says the Rev. Mikhail Tikhonov of the Christian Church of Hope in Emma. “There is no television on: We just share life. We laugh, we cry, we sing carols together. It’s like what America used to be 30, 40, 50 years past.”
At the Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7., Alex Cole of the city’s Planning and Urban Design department will share new details on the African American Heritage Resource Survey and Burton Street Architectural Survey.
Although an $870,000 trust fund exists to support the Buncombe County Public Libraries’ historical archives, manager Katherine Cutshall says she’s been locked out of accessing that money for years due to the county’s legal confusion.
Local nonprofit leaders say they’re seeing more companies prioritize volunteering and service projects rather than just giving money. They’re also seeking long-term relationships with specific organizations rather than just one-off collaborations.
After the Buncombe County Planning Board voted not to recommend a plan for mountaintop development on 176 acres in Pinners Cove, developer KLP Pinners EAT, LLC resubmitted an application for the same site using county rules that provide no avenue for public input.
As one of four black cat rescues in the nation, and the only one in the South, Binx’s Home for Black Cats is part of a growing community hoping to save lives. Since Hannah Soboleski founded the nonprofit in 2020, it has rescued 205 black cats and adopted out 133.
Administrators from local social media groups talk about the challenges inherent in their freewheeling, ongoing public conversations. Opinions vary on how much that rough-and-tumble interferes with achieving posters’ goals.
Currently, Asheville prohibits the replacement of any manufactured home by another after its spot has been vacant for 180 days. City planners want to ease that rule and others to “stop the slow attrition of affordable housing units that are desperately needed in our community.”