Facing forward: Battery Park residents look aging in the eye
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Xpress looks at the colorful residents and fascinating history of the historic Battery Park Senior Apartments downtown, as well as its important role in providing housing for low-income and disabled Ashevilleans.
Laugh Your Asheville Off turns 10This year the festival has gone from four nights to five, beginning with a two-night launch party at Highland Brewing Co. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 9 and 10. The…
Mountain Dance and Folk Festival celebrates 89 yearsNow the longest-running folk festival in the country, it celebrates its 89th anniversary this year with performances — different each night — at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Thursday, Friday…
Smart bets: Deona Fish and Celia BarbieriBoth artists' work will be featured in Woolworth Walk's FW Front Gallery throughout the month of August, and their opening reception takes place Friday, Aug. 5.
The Get Right Band holds Aug. 5 release party for “Who’s in Charge?”To make it in the post-label world of today's music industry, artists have to supplement their musical prowess with an understanding of how to promote that music.
Smart bets: Ellie AliAmerican Folk Art presents Ali's retrospective exhibit from Aug., 4-24, with an opening reception on Friday, Aug. 5.
Smart bets: How I Became a PiratePerformances of the musical are at Magnetic 375 on Friday-Sunday, Aug. 5-7, and Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 11-14, at various times.
Smart bets: Vincent CrossCross will play from his stripped-down solo album at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Local cultures: Exploring Asheville’s cheese-plate offeringsCheese plates are as adaptable and unique as the chefs and restaurants that prepare them. From the flavors of the cheeses and accompanying items to the aesthetics of the presentation,…
Bone & Broth gets set to open on Charlotte StreetIt’s been awhile, but it looks like another restaurant will finally open in the King James building on Charlotte Street. The space’s previous occupant, the beloved neighborhood eatery and bar King James Public House, was…
Small bites: Seafood meets New Wave at Dive pop-up events"I wanted an excuse to play with seafood," says Sarah Cousler, creator of Dive, a seafoodcentric pop-up dinner series happening in the Remington Room at Buxton Hall Barbecue.
Conscious party: Bikes and bands support veterans’ healingHelios Warriors' fundraiser kicks off with a group motorcycle ride on the parkway and ends with a party at Ole Shakey's. The activities take place on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Screen scene: Local film newsLocal filmmaker Paul Schattel's indie noir Quiet River makes its Asheville debut Aug. 4 at the Fine Arts Theatre.
Life, death and drama in the Battery Park ApartmentsWhen she was 27, Asheville resident Carol Hubbard survived a traumatic brain injury that nearly left her paralyzed. Back then, doctors wouldn’t recommend physical or speech therapy. “I couldn’t talk,…
Sparks fly: city struggles to locate, regulate new electrical substationsTo meet growing power demand, Duke Energy says it will need to build three new electrical substations close to downtown over the next ten years. The city is rushing to…
Local nonprofit declares war on the hemlock woolly adelgidFunding from Buncombe County and the state is going toward the continuing fight against the hemlock woolly adelgid. As part of the effort new predator beetles are being released and…
Our VOICE launches two-year project to combat modern-day slaveryHuman trafficking often occurs in wealthy or relatively wealthy areas where there’s demand, access to major highways and an airport, says Mamie Adams. Asheville fits the bill, and a new…
Letter writer: Discussion will center on vote fraud book"One possible response might be citizen-organized exit polls as our only way of knowing if the official vote counts are true or not."
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Letter writer: HB2 article informed on several levels"Educating in a nonthreatening way is what will help people understand each other better. I am proud of Asheville's openness, support and stand on these important issues."
Letter writer: Xpress coverage priorities need reboot"Asheville has too much of a legacy of racism. Please Mountain Xpress, help this mostly white community face up to the neglect of our oppressed neighbors."
APD arrests raise troubling questions"The public needs a better understanding of the challenges the police face daily — and the police need to show greater empathy for the people they’re sworn to protect."
Letter writer: Rethink your battles, protesters"When it comes to a point that the Asheville police can't protect the public without backlash, then what do you want? "