Press release from Buncombe County Government: Asheville, NC At their June 9 special meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners named current Assistant County Manager/Health & Human Services Director Mandy Stone as the new County Manager to be effective July 1. Ms. Stone succeeds Wanda Greene who announced her intent to retire after 20 years […]
Think Asheville deserves a reputation for more than beer? How about its thriving craft arts scene? Voting is under way to establish the Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers, via an online poll presented by American Craft Week. At the time this is being posted, tiny Seagrove, N.C. (population 228), is in the lead with […]
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As the two-month campaign nears its close, donations are surging toward the philanthropic project’s second-year goal of $60,000. Anyone thinking about making a donation is urged to do so quickly. The effort to raise funds for 47 outstanding WNC nonprofits ends at the stroke of midnight, Dec. 31.
Come on out and shake your hips to local funk music while supporting a good cause at the Asheville Music Hall’s Funk Jam Benefit for the Bob Moog Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 13 (tonight) at 11 p.m. This special benefit edition of the well-loved weekly funk music jam offers an easy way to donate to […]
Update 4:31 p.m.: Xpress has new information that the substance reported by the French Broad Riverkeeper was not the substance that leaked from the overturned truck. While there is still question about what it actually was, water samples taken by representatives from both the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and the French Broad Riverkeepers were […]
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Place your gear, harness up and slip on your voting shoes. You can almost smell the rocky pinnacle; the pride and respect that comes with standing tall above everyone else. The mountain is open! Voting has begun for the beloved annual Best of WNC awards. You have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 to complete your ballot and […]
What if you could bike or walk all the way from Asheville’s Hominy Creek Greenway to the Bent Creek Experimental Forest? The Buncombe County Parks and Recreation department is studying the feasibility of a potential greenway segment along Brevard Road to the Asheville Outlets, and they welcome your comments and input.
With her win in the District 1 Democratic primary, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is slated to become the first openly LGBT Buncombe County Commissioner. To get there, she had strong competition from City Councilman Gordon Smith and from another civil rights activist, Isaac Coleman. Since no Republican filed to run for the District 1 seat, Beach-Ferrara is almost certain to take office in the fall after the General Election.
The 2016 Mountain Xpress Primary Voter Guide asks local candidates who they are, where they stand on issues and how they would govern. The guide covers only those candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners who’ll appear on the primary ballot.
Press reprint from original syndication source, Send 2 Press: Do you ever ask yourself, “Why does this always happen to me?” Or do you simply chalk it off to fate? Yvonne Haarsma, owner of the Asheville Astrolodge, explains why coincidences do not exist and ascertains that everything happens for a reason, including problems people encounter. A […]
Traditionally, even-year elections in North Carolina have been held the first Tuesday in May (the primary) and the first Tuesday in November (the general). For the next cycle, however, new state law has moved the primary up six weeks to Tuesday, March 15. This change will mostly affect the presidential primaries, probably bringing more candidates to […]
Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes Tuesday, Dec. 15, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during the Big Give Day via the givelocalguide.org website, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic coupon book (with special offers from dozens of local businesses), you’ll […]
Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes Tuesday, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during the Big Give Day, December 1, via the givelocalguide.orgwebsite, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic coupon book (with special offers from dozens of local businesses), you’ll also […]
NY Times crossword 1014. Oops! Regrettably, Mountain Xpress accidentally printed a puzzle grid that doesn’t match the clues in this week’s paper. However, in an attempt to remedy the mistake we are publishing the correct puzzle here online in a printable document format so that you can print it at home. Click the above link to […]
Give!Local raised nearly $1,000 in its opening day and many of the nonprofits raised additional money at the kickoff event. Thirty nonprofits, their boards, two food vendors, three bands, a dinosaur and a ghost pepper all convened along with about 200 people from the public.
NY Times crossword 0923. Oops! Regrettably, Mountain Xpress accidentally reprinted the previous week’s crossword in this week’s paper. However, in an attempt to remedy the mistake we are publishing the correct puzzle here online in a printable document format so that you can print it at home. Click the above link to get the crossword.
A trip to a local grocery or pet store is all it takes to feed most pets, but many of the hundreds of creatures inhabiting the WNC Nature Center aren’t so easily satisfied. Here’s a look at the dining habits of some of Asheville’s wildest citizens.
In the midst of a city council race in Asheville with an abnormally large number of candidates, next year’s local political races are already heating up. In the latest development on the 2016 county elections front, second term Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith is announcing a move toward candidacy for the Buncombe County Commission. Smith has focused heavily […]
In a way, upcycling is like the recycling we do with our cans and bottles: It also uses that concept of reusing and reducing waste material — but it’s not exactly cut from the same cloth.