- Local theater professionals, musicians and photographers lend their expertise to this year's reflections.The Asheville Symphony rings in the New Year with music from James Bond movies. Plus, Brevard hosts kitschy Christmas trees, a local author recounts Mediterranean tales and UNCA welcomes award-winning…
- Three of Asheville's top chefs contemplate the local food industry's 2022 achievements and setbacks.Brewers from 12 Bones, Eurisko, Oyster House and Riverside Rhapsody look back on the year that was.Seeking a spot to ring in the New Year? Asheville has plenty of tasty options. Plus: potlucks, cooking classes and more!
- Discussions about health and wellness have been dominated by COVID-19 for nearly three years, and that’s certainly been reflected in the media landscape nationwide. In Asheville, however, the effects of…
- WNC’s citizens are deeply committed to making this small corner of the world a better place.Xpress reached out to the area's elected officials, activists and community leaders to learn more about what they took away from 2022's political action.Xpress asked activists, law enforcement leaders, government officials and others to weigh in on how local crime and related issues shaped the past year.The news never stops — nor do the comings and goings of local journalists — as a roundup of 2022 local journalism news attests.What does quality of life mean in Western North Carolina? For the 2022 Year In Review, Xpress asked community members to share their thoughts.Since 2018, Mary Rose Ridderbusch-Shearer has co-designed the N.C. Arboretum's Winter Lights event. She discusses the ins-and-outs of the annual gathering.Community members weigh in on the impact of visitors and "progress" throughout 2022.Reparations, the Vance Monument and the future of Pack Square Plaza are on the minds of local historians, as 2022 comes to a close.The Winter Safe Shelter program at Asheville Primary School, as explained by Counterflow Asheville, will prioritize families, LGBTQ people and residents who are Black, Indigenous or people of color. The…At the request of Council member Kim Roney, six consent agenda items pertaining to the Asheville Police Department were singled out for discussion and separate votes. Over an hour of…
- "Chemical defoliation creates an environmental eyesore that detracts from the natural beauty, which has gotten uglier and uglier week by week."Readers had a lot to say in 2022 about a host of local issues — from our region’s growth and development to the environment, homelessness and more."I hope people start to realize how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful, unique place and start taking some pride in their home.""It’s unbelievable to me that an elected official would complain about a not-for-profit grassroots advocacy group working with the local community by doing things that benefit the community!"