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 […]
A look back at the week in Asheville — and a sneak peek of Xpress’ upcoming issue, coming to a newsstand near you by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
A group that’s receiving funding from Buncombe County’s Isaac Coleman Community Investment Grants has been instructed to take corrective action after discontinuing one component of its programming, a masonry skills job training course. County staff says it is working with United Community Development to find a solution.
Asheville voters will be asked to weigh in on a state plan to create election districts for seats on City Council via a ballot question in this year’s Nov. 7 general election.
Press release from Asheville Sister Cities: Asheville Sister Cities, Inc. (ASCI) is holding its biggest annual event, the Global Glitz, on Saturday, November 4 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Century Room at Pack’s Tavern in downtown Asheville. This event raises money to benefit the organization’s scholarship program, which provides area students the opportunity […]
Press release from Mission Health: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 23, 2017) – Mission Health today applauded the remarkable achievements of Mission Hospital and the Asheville Surgery Center as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published its Year 1 Results for the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model. Mission Hospital was one […]
Press release from the City of Asheville: Today, Oct. 20, 2017, The Honorable Superior Court Judge William H. Coward ruled in favor of the City of Asheville in a lawsuit regarding the Nov. 8, 2016, voter-approved bond election. Judge Coward ruled that that the General Obligation Bonds at issue are valid and the City can […]
At the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 18th annual Metro Economy Outlook on Oct. 19, economic futurist Ted Abernathy of Raleigh said Asheville’s economy is a success story among moderate-sized metro areas.
Catch up on highlights you may have missed from last week’s Xpress — and see what we’ve got in store for you this week. Newspapers should be hitting the stands later this afternoon. Available at all Xpress distribution locations by Wednesday!
Press release from Purl’s Yarn Emporium: Downtown geeky yarn store, Purl’s Yarn Emporium, along with multi-age stitchers of Asheville, have organized once again to create a temporary yarn installation (also known as a yarn bombing or yarn-storming) on Wall Street in downtown Asheville. This is the 6th time that Wall Street has been yarn-bombed and […]
Press release from Avadim Technologies: AVADIM TECHNOLOGIES / HEATH SHULER FALL GOLF INVITATIONAL HITS THE LINKS THIS TUESDAY (Asheville, NC) – One of western North Carolina’s most anticipated golfing event takes to the links tomorrow as the Cliffs at Walnut Cove once again hosts the Avadim Technologies / Heath Shuler Fall Golf Invitational. More than […]
Women in Asheville have seen the light when it comes to the benefits of networking to boost their business and personal connections. Xpress explored a variety of networking opportunities for women, as well as some high-powered advice for maximizing the impact of time spent networking.
Announcement on Rep. Chuck McGrady’s website: Rep. Chuck McGrady announced that he will seek re-election to another term in the North Carolina House of Representatives following meetings with Henderson County business and community leaders. McGrady has served in the state House for seven years and is a former Henderson County Commissioner and Flat Rock Council […]
What did you miss in last week’s Xpress? Here’s a recap of some of our best stories from the week that was — and a sneak peek of this week’s issue.
Press release from the Organic Growers School: Asheville, NC- On September 20th, 20 students gathered at the Southern Appalachians Highlands Conservancy incubator farm to receive graduation certificates for our year long farmer training program Farm Beginnings®. The Organic Growers School launched the program with a 2015 pilot and this year’s class completed a full year […]
Press release from the city of Asheville: October brings great weather for strolling, browsing local shops and listening to street musicians. You can do just that and more this month during the next Walkable Wall Street. On Oct. 15, the Asheville Buskers Collective, Fringe Festival and Asheville Area Arts Council will come together for an […]
Press release from Buncombe County Health and Human Services: Buncombe County, N.C., – Health Officials with Buncombe County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) announced today that a raccoon from the Beaver Lake area has been confirmed to have rabies. The raccoon was taken to Buncombe County Animal Control on Wednesday, October 4th and was from Pine […]
Press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigation: Update: (October 7, 2017) The person of interest, Michael Christopher Estes has been detained. A caller recognized him from media reports and he was detained by Asheville Police Department officers without incident this morning along Airport Road. The investigation is ongoing and will be turned over to […]