SATIRE: In a stunning turn of events, the city of Asheville’s Riverfront Redevelopment Office announced today that it has sold the former 12 Bones property on Lyman Street back to former owner Chris Peterson. Shortly after the city made its announcement, Peterson declared that the property will secede from Asheville and form its own town, “Rivergatia.”
SATIRE: In response to the growing concerns of many Asheville residents about the city’s frequent use of consultants on municipal projects, City Council hired the consultant firm Scrutinize Capital Administrative Management Inc., or SCAM, to evaluate the effectiveness of consultancies on various city initiatives.
SATIRE: Xpress takes a loving look at local media, food and politics.
SATIRE: Former County Manager Wanda Greene receives three ghostly visits in this story from the Xpress Humor Issue.
“I don’t understand why people won’t vote in larger numbers for the local Council elections. That’s the structure between you and the chaos of national politics.”
The small Scottish cities of Dunkeld and Birnam recently became Asheville’s latest international siblings, with events marking the new relationship in Scotland Aug. 18-20 and a ceremony in Asheville on Sept. 10.
Journalists Carolyn Morrisroe and Edwin Arnaudin join the editorial staff of Mountain Xpress.
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 […]