- Aug. 3-6, over 200 bands — the large majority of them from the Asheville area — will perform on 20-plus stages across the city.The Museum of the Cherokee Indian holds a two-day event celebrating the Cherokee language. Plus, a fashion show honoring Black leaders; "The Granddaddy" of all festivals at UNCA; and more.
- In the third installation of Xpress' new monthly food column, chef J Chong discusses Chinese turnips, fried plantains and her passion for sharing her Cantonese heritage.Downtown gets a new sweets spot. Plus, Duke's Mayonnaise's mascot visits Asheville; Elliott Moss plans an art show; and more.
- The chief operating officer of Mission Hospital Behavioral Health Services, Melina Arrowood, gave Xpress a tour of the site prior to its opening while the building was under construction.
- "Watching everyone’s face light up with excitement when the car finally drove for the first time was well worth the stress."When Steve Line and his wife were looking for a new house in Henderson County a few years ago, one thing was certain: It had to be within walking distance…At a Downtown Commission meeting July 14, Assistant City Manager Rachel Wood said that portions of the 60-day downtown safety and cleanliness pilot have transitioned into ongoing services."It sounds crazy, but it's almost like there's some kind of connection, like these people wanted me to make them known."Wilson, general manager of Wedge Brewing Co., will join the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority in September as one of two representatives of businesses not in the hotel or vacation-rental…It took two tries for the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority to approve spending nearly $23 million over 20 years for Asheville’s McCormick Field Centennial Restoration & Capital Improvements Project…At its July 25 meeting, Asheville City Council awarded a $1.9 million tax abatement to Aston Flats, a 231-unit microapartment development. The funding is through the city's Land Use Incentive…
- "The common thread in all of it was how happy we are when we are free to simply live our lives and not be constantly under attack from right-wing politicians…"But perhaps we should ask those willing to pay $5 just to be entertained to alternatively consider giving those $5 to feed the hungry simply out of care and kindness…"I want to encourage all my Asheville friends who have been disparaging downtown to please come back. It’s beautiful and clean, and you need to be part of all this.""So, what is going to happen now that women are being forced to have children that they are not physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually prepared to raise?""Imagine there’s a small town called Bondageville, named after its distinguished founder, Samuel Ashe Bondage.""It is ridiculous that we all had to suffer because of their incompetence."