The YWCA’s Stand Against Racism

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Drew Findley


  • Love will keep us together

    -by Alli Marshall
    “The bottom line is, it’s a love story about Asheville Grown Business Alliance and the Big Crafty loving each other and loving what we do,” says Justin Rabuck. “And truly…
  • Sound Science

    -by Webmaster
    It's an idea so simple it's genius: Pack a room wall-to-wall with analog Moog equipment, invite an adventurous band touring through Asheville to drop by, lock said band in said…
  • The underdog poet

    -by Justin Souther
    “I always kind of knew I was going to make a film about Carl Sandburg — that’s the truth,” documentarian Paul Bonesteel tells Xpress about his latest project, The Day…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Fish Out of Water This trio has spent the last ten years perfecting their style of RoPhunk RaeHop, a combination of rock, funk, reggae and hip-hop. They’ve shared…
  • Smart Bets

    -by Xpress Staff
    French Broad River Festival It's officially festival season: The 14th annual French Broad River Festival takes over Hot Springs with a weekend’s worth of the great outdoors, water, sports and…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Visitors are invited to "capture views of the buildings, animals, flower gardens and landscape" on Wednesday, April 27, 9 to 2:30 p.m. at Art Day on Historic Johnson Farm in…


  • The Artery, the Junction and the juice

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    The River Arts District and its residents exude a crackling yet subdued sort of excitement. The up-and-coming neighborhood hums with the energy particular to that relatively narrow margin of time…
  • Small Bites

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Eat out, give back The popular fundraiser Dining Out For Life is back. What’s not to like? By eating out (at a participating restaurant, of course) on Thursday, April 28,…
  • Brews News

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    Which home brew is the best? The second homebrew fest sponsored by Just Economics will take place on Sunday, May 2, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park. More…


  • An herb a day

    -by Webmaster
    The 2011 Spring Herb Festival returns to the WNC Farmers Market April 29 through May 1. Each spring, the festival, now in its 22nd year, attracts more than 25,000 herb…


  • Wellness: Core concerns

    -by Jake Frankel
    Amid tight budgets and tough economic times, the Buncombe County Health Department continues to implement major changes.
  • Green Scene: A decade of green

    -by Webmaster
    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has,” anthropologist Margaret Mead said. The Western North Carolina…
  • Breaking down barriers

    -by David Forbes
    The YWCA's Stand Against Racism didn’t get its start here, but the Asheville edition is in the national spotlight this year. The YW’s Trenton, N.J., chapter, unveiled the first Stand…
  • Green Scene

    -by Webmaster
    The Western North Carolina Green Building Council will hold its annual Green Building Directory release party on Thursday, April 28, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Pack Place in downtown…
  • WNC wellness review

    -by Wade Inganamort
    In this week’s Wellness news, the reports that the UNC Health Care System may partner with Pardee Hospital, older adults who practice Tai Chi may not be as prone…
  • Paving the way

    -by Jake Frankel
    Buncombe County Board of Commissioners April 19, 2011 meeting URTV threatens legal action Board allocates $1.2 million for conservation easements The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 on April…
  • Playing the numbers

    -by Nelda Holder
    With the 2010 census numbers now in hand, the state Legislature has begun redrawing the lines for N.C. House and Senate, as well as congressional districts. May 15 is the…
  • Good news, bad news

    -by Susan Andrew
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials thought they were bringing good news to neighbors of the highly contaminated former CTS of Asheville site on Mills Gap Road. The officials tried to…
  • The Beat: Walking a mile in her shoes

    -by Webmaster
    Rallies, protests, demonstrations, buskers and public gatherings — it must be spring in Asheville. Concerned taxpayers rallied on Monday, April 18, and presented a $3.95 billion “tax bill” to a…


  • Smoking is not a protected right

    -by Webmaster
    It's spring and the weather is perfect for a nice long walk around downtown Asheville. I love walking down the sidewalk on Broadway, seeing the trees in bloom and breathing…
  • The Gospel According to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    Two recent Asheville Citizen-Times articles really caught my attention. One said that Rep. Heath Shuler had co-sponsored a bill to withdraw government funding from Planned Parenthood. The other reported that…
  • Chaplains create a healing atmosphere within prisons

    -by Webmaster
    Unless something is done soon, the new budget will force all prison chaplains in the state to be laid off, effective July 1. For more than four years, we at…
  • Democracy equals choice and I choose democracy

    -by Webmaster
    Gosh, am I glad that reader David Cole pointed out that there are still lots of “communists” out there [“Capitalists Strike Back,” April 13 Xpress]. I haven’t seen or even…
  • How capitalism will help save the planet

    -by Webmaster
    That's right, you heard me; I used the “C” word in conjunction with environmentalism. But before you dismiss the idea as elitist, corporate propaganda, hear me out and try to…
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 04/27/11

    -by croth
    • Briefs • Finally, someone who professionally channels extraterrestrials comes to Asheville • Stand Against Racism • APD’s Chief Hogan quits; Sends farewell message to officers
  • Man Holes

    -by Brent Brown
  • Hogan Steps Down

    -by Molton