- Held monthly at The Mothlight, The Moth StorySLAMs in Asheville were an immediate sensation.The Asheville area author reads from her new young adult novel Oct. 30 at Highland Books in Brevard.Halloween falls midweek this year, which means while many ghoulish entertainments will take place the preceding weekend, there are still some events to look forward to on Halloween night itself.The Indigo Girl performs songs from her new solo album on Oct. 28 at The Grey Eagle.The self-guided tours of North Asheville artists’ studios runs Oct. 27-28.The Bad Seed induces a disturbing, psychological message for the ages. If a child can be manipulative and clever enough to get away with murder — what will happen when…The local festival runs Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 25-28, with three performances and two workshops.The Asheville vintage soul and rock quartet plays The BLOCK off Biltmore on Oct. 25.
- From soups to sweets, healing mushrooms' medicinal properties can be accessed by incorporating them in recipes.Asheville's pet-friendly ways extend to its breweries, but bringing animal friends to a taproom is more complicated than it may seem.Black Death ice cream, Corpse Reviver cocktails and chocolate sugar skulls are just a few of the Halloween goodies on the menu around Asheville.Chef Clarence Robinson and artist Ann Miller Woodford headline Folkmoot's upcoming Souther Supper Series soul food dinner. Also in this week's Asheville food news, West End Baker and Café makes…
- Many pet owners say home-based veterinary palliative and hospice care and, when the time comes, euthanasia have helped them and their companion animals through end-of-life transitions.Craig Harper with the University of Tennessee notes that negative public perception about prescribed burning generally arises from a lack of understanding about how fire benefits the landscape. “Many people…Local animal rescue organizations leave few stones unturned in their efforts to match homeless pets with loving families. How do adoption events fit into the mix?Michael Waldvogel, an extension associate professor at North Carolina State University who specializes in urban and industrial pests, says Asheville’s booming restaurant scene and ongoing construction create the right conditions…
- Local actor Willie Repoley discusses working on the Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man," Habitat for Humanity screens a documentary on gentrification and more.
- In 1912, the owner of a raucous rooster was taken to court by his very tired neighbors.In previous years, the city’s temporary use permit, which is required to shut down Vermont Avenue, cost the event's organizers $100. This year, the price jumped to $500.By Able Allen, Virginia Daffron, David Floyd and Daniel Walton Welcome to Mountain Xpress’ 2018 general election voter guide. We’ve asked pertinent questions of all the local candidates, and now the…“Oh happy day,” proclaimed Council member Sheneika Smith after the unanimous appointment vote for the city's most powerful unelected official. “As an organization, as a city, and even the county…Commissioners voted Oct. 16 to put a 40-hour cap on the number of hours employees can sell back to the county, a decision that could save the county about $370,000…
- "Firestorm treats with humanity those patrons who are respectful, including the homeless looking for a safe place to stay for a couple hours.""You must not know that Quentin plans to hold regular town halls to build community rapport. Or that our opioid crisis will be one of Quentin’s top priorities.""I was thrilled to learn that Brian has experience working in higher education and understands the pros and cons to our public schools on a systemic level.""At the very least, City Council or the Wildlife Commission could stage a 'bear summit' to document the number and character of close calls.""I call foul on the city for engaging in this aggressive, underhanded attempt to further gentrify West Asheville.""Bears are not the enemy! We’re the ones who have to decide if we’re going to be the enemy. Coexistence is possible: We can do it, but it’s a practice.""He submitted a bill that would have pre-emptively banned future U.S. Postal Service innovations in its products and services, such as affordable, basic banking (low-cost check cashing, small-dollar loans, savings…"Quentin Miller seeks a positive future for Buncombe County that includes innovative cooperation with other agencies to combat the opioid epidemic, more transparency of policing activities and increasing the safety…For the best shot at seeing your letter make Xpress’ print issue before the Nov. 6 election, please send your missive by 5 p.m. Oct. 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org.