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  • Dear Curbie

    -by Webmaster
    Santa, shmanta. Sure, the big guy is great at unloading gifts. But you might also notice that his little “green” elves wrap that stuff in tons of paper, plastic and…
  • Ho ho who?

    -by Webmaster
    If you’re like us, come this time December, you’re about ready to strangle Bing Crosby. And Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Burl Ives, Brenda Lee, The Beach Boys, U2, John…
  • “Things aren’t innocent anymore”

    -by Alli Marshall
    From the opening notes of New Elements (the sophomore release by local singer/songwriter Darien Crossley, who goes by just her first name on stage), it’s easy to get caught in…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Enjoy local music and poetry while honoring the season at a winter solstice celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 7-9 p.m. Transition Hendersonville will host the festivities at Black Bear…


  • Breakfast off the beaten path

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    If you live in Asheville, you likely know about Tupelo Honey Café's sweet potato pancakes and Early Girl Eatery's egg biscuits. Chances are also good that you've stood in line…
  • Small Bites: New Year’s bites

    -by Webmaster
    Happy almost New Year! 2012 is almost upon us (cue the doomsday soothsayers), and there's quite a bit going on around town. Here are just a few of the many…
  • Small Bites: New restaurant on TAP in the RAD

    -by Webmaster
    The Asheville Public (or TAP) recently opened in the River Arts District in the former location of the Silver Dollar Restaurant, an Asheville mainstay for quick-and-hot breakfast that opened in…
  • Small Bites: Putting on the Ritz

    -by Webmaster
    The historic Ritz Café building at 44 Market St. in downtown Asheville is getting an update. The three-story structure recently housed the now-shuttered Jamaican restaurant, Simma Down, as well as…


  • Belay on!

    -by Webmaster
    What: Lunch breaks bring to mind soggy sandwiches and communal silverware, but they can also be a great time to get out of the office and get some exercise. Asheville…
  • Green Scene: The walls fall

    -by Susan Andrew
    With asbestos abatement completed, a Buncombe County contractor began demolishing the former CTS of Asheville plant in south Asheville earlier this month. But while neighbors of the derelict structure have…
  • Preoccupied

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville City Council meeting Dec. 13, 2011 The Aventine apartments pass second reading First Transit contract renewed If new Asheville City Council members Marc Hunt and Chris Pelly expected their…
  • The Beat: Beer rumors hopping

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    For weeks, rumors have circulated that high-profile craft brewers Sierra Nevada and New Belgium are considering setting up shop in Western North Carolina to better serve East Coast markets. On…
  • The sticking point

    -by Megan Dombroski
    a href=”“Whenever someone asks Michael Harney how he stays out of jail, he knocks on wood. Harney operates the Needle Exchange Program of Asheville, which distributes some 1,500 to 2,000…
  • Hit the slopes

    -by Webmaster
    What: Conditions aren't the best this early in the season, but after after so many months of going without, schussing down the slopes is a blast. And there's no need…


  • Alternative Brainergy

    -by Molton
  • Holiday Beer

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 12/21/11

    -by Webmaster
    • ‘Asheville 11’ anarchists worried ‘Shogun 12’ jailed immigrants are stealing publicity that otherwise would go to homegrown numerically named groups that should be freed
  • Playing to the Crowd

    -by Webmaster
    “Crowd funding” is one of the new buzz words to emerge from the creative chaos of Web 2.0. So new in fact, that Webster’s dictionary does not yet have a…
  • Correction

    -by Webmaster
    In the Dec. 7 Green Scene, we provided incomplete guidance regarding wild plant collection. Collection permits are available only for selected plant species on national forests in North Carolina. All…
  • Camping ordinance Council meeting: the real elephant in the room

    -by Webmaster
    Last night I attended the Asheville City Council meeting where the highly charged "camping ordinance" was to be discussed. There were many arguments for and against the ordinance. City Council…
  • Don’t raze the USPS — raise the rates

    -by Webmaster
    I don't understand why the U.S. Postal Service is closing down post offices and mail processing centers, costing 100,000 jobs in the process. Why aren't rates being raised? If junk…
  • What’s in the works, Wells Fargo?

    -by Webmaster
    a href=”“Thank you for publishing a news article about the trees that Wells Fargo cut down on the corner of Patton and Louisiana avenues [“The Beat: One, Two, Three,” Nov.…
  • Asheville City Schools need to smarten up on waste

    -by Webmaster
    I am a parent of a junior at Asheville High School. I recently attended an Eco Club meeting there to express my concerns over disposable plastic foam trays being used…
  • Only the rich are heard when it comes down to taxes

    -by Webmaster
    I would like to express my disappointment in WLOS' coverage of Biltmore Lake/Enka Lake annexation story. Why did the residents of Enka Village not get the same coverage? Is it…
  • A compensation solution for North Carolina Eugenics Board

    -by Webmaster
    A recent news article stated that Gov. Bev Perdue is working toward a long overdue compensation package for an estimated 7,600 North Carolinians — women and men — many of…
  • Asheville is a unique city (at least it was)

    -by Webmaster
    It seems that everything wonderful about Asheville is under attack and being changed without the support — or even input — from the people who live here. Whatever forces are…