- “We’re losing our mountains to unrestricted land development, tourism and gentrification," says author David Joy, a sentiment echoed in his latest novel, 'The Line That Held Us.'That money generated from the fashion show funds programming for the 112 teens and pre-teens currently enrolled. MSTMT provides safe space for tough conversations, mentoring, meals, guidance on future planning,…Ian Wilkinson and other muralists will transform the parking deck over two weekends this month. “Doctors, patients and members of the public are invited to participate in a collaborative mural…The local rockers play an album release show Aug. 24 at Asheville Music Hall.A new festival, happening Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26 in Martin Luther King Jr. Park, offers a space to celebrate local roots while nourishing connections between neighbors.The blues legend plays The Grey Eagle on Aug. 24.The two days of workshops, music and dance parties take place Aug. 24-25 at Fleetwood's and The Mothlight.Adults and children will find themselves reading the play on many levels. It reminds us that sometimes we need both escape and escapism.The 2017 winners of the Orison Prizes in Poetry & Fiction read from their works on Aug. 23 at Malaprop's.
- Weinhaus and multiple local breweries offer economical beer solutions for large gatherings.Local workers, counselors and restaurant leadership discuss how the industry-wide problem affects Asheville's food scene.Nationally known speakers, cooking classes with Asheville chefs and visits to local farms and markets are all part of this new learning event for medical professionals and nutritionists.On Tuesday, Aug. 28, The Hop Ice Cream Café celebrates its 40th year with free kiddie scoops of ice cream for all patrons and a musical performance by Sirius.B. Also:…
- Some commonly used gardening and landscaping plants cause big problems for WNC's ecosystem.
- Crossnore School & Children's Home hosts a screening of a documentary on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Asheville School of Film shares its latest student films and more.
- A 1926 debate over traffic jams nearly caused a roadblock in the construction of the Kress building at 19 Patton Ave.Nonprofit Green Opportunities announces openings in its upcoming YouthBuild training program, while the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners seeks input into its selection of the next county manager. That news…State of the French Broad River Watershed 2018 summarizes a bevy of data from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, the Black Mountain-based Environmental Quality Institute and MountainTrue’s own monitoring…Ecosia.org, a search engine that uses all of its profits to plant trees, has selected Asheville as the home base for its United States representative.As Asheville gears up to begin a new chapter in its administration, Xpress asks what lessons, if any, can be learned from Jackson's time as the city's top employee. But…Since its inception in 2016, the local ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk has raised over $100,000 for research, advocacy and assistance to lower-income cancer patients.At the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s 13th annual Elected Officials Reception on Aug. 16, local politicians acknowledged that the intensity of recent city and county government scandals have sometimes…Buncombe County has terminated contracts worth more than $550,000 with two companies associated with Joseph Wiseman Jr., who the county has identified as the contractor who allegedly paid kickbacks to…On Aug. 13, the Planning & Economic Development Committee recommended that staff throw out the kitchen sink from the current definition. Council members Gwen Wisler, Vijay Kapoor and Julie Mayfield…
- "Thank you for not letting us forget this ongoing and horrific violation of these most vulnerable persons detained in for-profit concentration camps.""It’s bad enough that traveling by air is not so much fun anymore, but to add insult to injury, parking is highway robbery.""It just seems there's a better, more respectful way to get one's thoughts across than harassing patrons when they're trying to enjoy a rare night out.""Each of Brown’s proposals will put middle- and lower-class families in significantly better positions than they are now."