My husband is definitely one of those who is skeptical of ghosts. But now he’ll tell you he’s sort of convinced.
When Whitney Ponder bought her first home in Asheville, she inherited some of the previous owner’s furniture. Unbeknownst to her, the late owner’s spirit may have also lingered.
Even though West Asheville’s neighborhood isn’t known as a haunted destination, it definitely has one unexplained story.
Joan Calder retells hearing spirits while babysitting at a home off of Kimberly Avenue in 1968.
“I would encourage anyone who’s interested in language and cultural exchange to put aside any fears or doubts they may have about becoming an ESOL tutor and give Literacy Together a try!”
“It’s going to take a historic effort to close the gaps in housing supply that are close to the places where people work, shop and entertain themselves and where there may also be options for walking, biking or taking mass transit.”
James Hewitt, a local Black Mountain resident, is known by many as Duck Whisper. But he says he’s had several other bird-related nicknames over the years, on account of his friendship with the ducks and geese at Lake Tomahawk.
“On balance, our ordinance would significantly reduce the amount of pollution, waste and greenhouse gases created to help county residents carry their groceries out of the store.”
Getting a river “wild and scenic” status is a balancing act between conservation and various group interests. Many oppose this designation, fearing government overreach. Some believe that lands within the national forest are already sufficiently protected, while others feel the designation may restrict landowners who rely on water access for farming or ranching.
Despite the challenges of achieving wild and scenic river status, a portion of the French Broad has made the cut of eligible rivers. That’s just the first step, though, in the lengthy process to protect it.
by Cory Thompson For nearly three decades, the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Medical Ministry has provided free and low-cost medical care for people who are uninsured or underinsured. During that time, the ministry expanded to include two pharmacies and a dental clinic. Nearly all these services are located at the ABCCM Doctors’ Medical Clinic at 155 […]
Local author Donna Glee Williams celebrates the release of her latest sci-fi book, The Night Field, on Friday, July 29, at 3 p.m. at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
Xpress chats with a few local buskers about the thrills and pitfalls of the art form, as well as the economic realities that come with performing on the street.
“To give Asheville families the support they need, the state legislature must prioritize tackling the multifaceted weaknesses in the child care labor market.”
Brevard military museum doesn’t gloss over war’s lingering human toll.
“Instead, perhaps Asheville and Buncombe County should follow the British model of ‘retaining and explaining’ controversial monuments and statuary.”
“So, I’m asking you to consider that building excessive numbers of weapons factories may actually be causing war rather than preventing it.”
“We share great joy in coming together each week to be immersed in music, taking seriously our dedication to excellent performances for the community,” says Joella Newberry, group historian.
“Coming on the heels of the disastrous environmental conditions during the Great Depression, the decision to plant kudzu was rational and even environmentally sound.”
Hartwell Carson has served as a French Broad Riverkeeper with MountainTrue for over a decade.
Designated downtown areas where people can wander around with adult beverages is a hit in Sylva, but social districts aren’t catching on in the rest of WNC.