Local legislators and environmental advocates share their thoughts on which state budgetary and policy decisions could have a big impact on WNC’s environment in the coming fiscal year and beyond. They cited issues including the state’s response to novel contaminants like GenX chemicals, the budget for the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and funding for the Clean Water Management, Parks and Recreation and Farmland Preservation trust funds.
Three Xpress reporters joined WPVM 103.7 FM radio host Mark Lieberman for a chat about our primary election coverage — among other topics — on May 15.
Asheville Police Capt. Stony Gonce is off the force, at least in part due to his conduct during the investigation of former officer Chris Hickman’s beating of city resident Johnnie Rush.
Working with freelance contributors helps Mountain Xpress reflect a variety of voices and points of view in our coverage of local news and events. We’re looking for experienced writers to join us in our quest to provide timely information to encourage residents to get involved in their local community. Interested? See post for information on how to apply.
After years of progress toward waste and carbon emission reduction goals, the city hit a wall in 2017, according to a report presented to Asheville City Council on April 10. Asked for bright ideas about how sustainability efforts can get back on track to achieve long-term goals, city staffers said that, without significant additional investment, progress is likely to be limited to incremental gains.
Asheville City Council will meet in regular session on Tuesday, April 10 at 5 p.m.
The fight to protect food crops against destructive insect pests has become more challenging in recent years, Mills River farming expert Patryk Battle reports. Battle and Boone-based insect scientist Richard McDonald will present a March 31 workshop on when and how organic growers should take drastic measures to deal with damaging insect and disease infestations.
On March 20, landscape architect Sieglinde Anderson and photographer Ruthie Rosauer will share advice for gardening beneath and appreciating this region’s diverse and abundant tree canopy. Sponsored by the Hendersonville Tree Board, the talk will take place at 6 p.m. at the Henderson County Library Auditorium in downtown Hendersonville.
Mountain Xpress collected 12 awards, including third place for general excellence among community newspapers with a circulation of over 10,000 in North Carolina, from the N.C. Press Association conference in Raleigh on Feb. 22.
Is it possible that some engineers from the NCDOT’s Division 13 office noticed their ears were burning on the evening of Jan. 23? While neighbors met in North Asheville to plan a push opposing what they see as rushed and inappropriate plans for widening a portion of Merrimon Avenue, City Council members decried the NCDOT’s lack of engagement and directed staff to develop a statement outlining the city’s concerns.
The historic Grove House Entertainment Complex at 11 Grove St. off Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville has been sold to Ohio-based real estate investors global X for $2.9 million.
Taken together, our weekly issues add up to a heck of a lot of pages, information, event listings, news stories, features and advertising. We break it down to show you the numbers behind the publication in 2017.
Asking a writer to pick a favorite story for the year is a bit like asking them to name a favorite child. The choices, however, are revealing. They shed light on what motivates our staff writers and keeps them coming back to their keyboards, day in and day out.
Looking back on 2017, Xpress highlights some of the hundreds of stories we covered in our print editions and online over the year.
Let’s talk turkey: This week’s issue of Mountain Xpress is perfect for your post-meal perusal. Check out stories on Thanksgiving, fun things to do, an innovative program aimed at helping inmates re-enter society, an update on air quality and a whole lot more. Until then, check out some of our top stories from last week.
Press release from Warren Wilson College: Environmental studies, forestry majors can graduate with bachelor’s, master’s in five years Asheville, NC – Nov. 6, 2017 – Warren Wilson College and Duke University have re-signed a decades-old commitment to expand graduate school access to undergraduate students. Part of the Warren Wilson College Advantage Program (WWCAP), the dual […]
Candidates for Asheville City Council and mayor got up early for one last candidate forum before Nov. 7’s general election. Presented by the Council of Independent Business Owners, the Nov. 3 forum focused on business and economic issues.
It’s time to get to the polls, Buncombe voters! We’ve got your general election voter guide, with Q&A with candidates for Asheville mayor and City Council, as well as a roundup of other contested Buncombe municipal races.
From Western North Carolina Sierra Club newsletter: Sierra Club presents “Methane, Pipelines, and Climate Change” Wed, Nov 1, 7pm Sierra Club’s efforts to curb methane pollution by keeping fossil fuels in the ground, to stop fracked gas pipelines, and to enact public health safeguards will be discussed by Kelly Martin, Director of Sierra Club’s national Beyond Dirty Fuels. […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville invites everyone to participate in two community workshops as part of its recently announced Transit Master Plan update. A survey will also be available for residents who can’t make it to the workshops. Future public engagement activities will include discussion group workshops with various […]
Press release from Eblen Charities: Asheville, NC: The Eblen Heating Assistance Program of the Eblen Energy Project will make the first strike against the early cold weather to help families in need of heating assistance this Monday, October 29 as Eblen Charities will once again partner with the Buncombe County Department of Health and Human […]