- Throughout April, Xpress celebrates Poetry Month with a look at works by local poets.The Grovewood Gallery marks 30 years with a two-day celebration. Plus, a local teacher releases his debut novel, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts presents an exhibit focused on…
- The social media site has played a pivotal role in launching businesses for Erin Calzone, Beth Kellerhals and Jess Liu.After two years away, Asheville City Market returns downtown. Also: Jettie Rae’s Oyster House welcomes The Pearl; Holeman and Finch Public House debuts brunch menu; and plenty more!
- Whether by hiking the debris flow pathway of a landslide or reading arcane scientific articles, Karin Rogers dedicates herself to understanding complex scientific data so she can translate that information…Seeking mental health support can be stigmatized in the culture at large. But for health care providers, the stigma associated with experiencing a mood disorder or feeling overwhelmed can be…
- In 1916, the city of Asheville hired A.H. Vanderhoof as its first smoke inspector. Though an ordinance was quickly passed to reduce excess smoke, enforcement proved difficult.A recently completed study, commissioned by the French Broad River Partnership in 2019 and led by economist Steve Ha of Western Carolina University, sets the total economic value of the…Xpress speaks with Cora Wingate, a junior at Warren Wilson College, about her environmental efforts and how they differ from previous generations.Xpress speaks with Tyler Pesce, a junior at Mars Hill University and president of the school's Environmental Action Club, about her her role with EAC and the ways she stays motivated to…To honor its 10 year anniversary, Bee City USA and its local administrator, Asheville GreenWorks, are holding a yearlong Pollination Celebration.The company intends to construct an 89,000-square-foot Ingles Market at the former Kmart location on Patton Avenue, along with a 6,500-square-foot Ingles pump station and 55,000 square feet of additional…Security, crime and justice took center stage during a Council of Independent Business Owners breakfast April 1. The Asheville-based trade group’s meeting served as a forum for the three Democratic…Negative sentiments regarding Asheville-area tourism appear to have ebbed since 2019, according to according to a new survey presented at the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority’s annual planning session March…As presented to the Buncombe Board of Commissioners during a March 29 work session, County Manager Avril Pinder hopes to expand her current staff of over 1,600 employees by more…
- "For eight years, the public has consistently and overwhelmingly supported more protections for Pisgah. I hope that the Forest Service finally decides to listen.""Back in 2001, downtown was not cluttered with tall commercial buildings such as hotels catering to tourists.""In North Carolina, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates over 300,000 children (and their families) will slip back into poverty.""Kids’ hearts and minds are at stake, and it is not just the gay and brown ones; the richness of truth, the beauty of a diverse world is denied to…"I hope that all of us have had enough of his self-serving actions and will join me in saying, 'Not on my watch' and vote the bum out and back…"The Forest Service needs to go back to the drawing board and write a plan that protects our forests — and the health of everyone who lives in these mountains.""As a childless divorcee, I had to chuckle at Bettina Freese’s unintentionally funny remark: 'I’ve had children, and it was more pain than I’d ever even imagined.'”