New guidelines for safe outdoor exercise are released, plus a handy visual guide to the practicality of famous masks.
Buncombe hotels can now host more visitors — as long as they have an 828 area code. The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced a coronavirus-inflected legislative agenda, and $5,000 micro grants are available for local startups.
This week, we look at technology innovations in food experience and devices for better living with the threat of COVID-19.
A rundown of how Mayor Manheimer has been using her broad emergency powers, plus the introduction of an advice column.
Local businesses are bringing creativity to bear on pandemic-related closures and plans for business revitalization following the end of restrictions. They could get some help: Sen. Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville announced he will introduce legislation to the N.C. General Assembly to allow the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to make grants to tourism businesses to support their reopening.
Formerly outdated courting rituals see a rise in popularity and local construction crews dish on their new projects.
The Crier staff feels the Bern (is there a cream for that?) and The Odditorium brings death metal home.
The Orange Peel gets creative with live music offerings, while the beer delivery industry hits a snag.
Would-be vagrants comment on lost thrills while Trader Joe’s shoppers turn the tables on chatty cashiers.
A supplemental declaration issued by Buncombe County this afternoon ordered all individuals currently living within Buncombe County to stay at their place of residence. This order takes effect on Thursday, March 26 at 8 p.m. and will continue through Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 6 a.m. The order allows many essential activities, including outdoor exercise, […]
Xpress announces staff reductions in response to business impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Three draft design concepts for the city-owned Haywood-Page properties were presented during a public work session on the issue Feb. 17, and residents can comment on those designs via online survey through Sunday, March 14.
Announced at the N.C. Press Association’s annual banquet in Raleigh on Feb. 27, Xpress’ wins also included a second-place finish in the General Excellence category for the state’s largest community newspapers and individual awards for five staff members.
A new documentary film produced by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s Medicaid Covers Us campaign highlights two Western North Carolina residents who lack access to health insurance. Also in this week’s health and wellness roundup: Plenty of news from AdventHealth Hendersonville, Pardee hosts a celebration of life and a new local wellness podcast.
In preparation for the March primary, Xpress sent questions to all candidates in contested races for their party’s nomination to various local and national offices. Responses from candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives, N.C. General Assembly, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and Asheville City Council are all collected here.
Representatives from the Urban Land Institute shared their recommendations during a Jan. 30 community meeting to aim to help city officials manage hotel development in wake of the one-year hotel moratorium.
Candidates in the Republican primary for the N.C. House of Representatives District 117 seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
Candidates in the Democratic primary for the N.C. Senate District 49 seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
Candidates in the Democratic primary for the N.C. Senate District 48 seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
Candidates in the Democratic and Republican primaries for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.
Candidates in the Republican primary for North Carolina’s U.S. House of Representatives District 11 seat give their answers for the Mountain Xpress voter guide.