WNC Rumble: Urban Combat Wrestling tags in with Hi-Wire
Cover Design Credit:Scott Southwick
Cover Photography Credit:Carmenia Baker/ CMB Photography
Brawls at breweries are typically frowned upon. But when they’re conducted by the spandex-clad trained professionals of Urban Combat Wrestling at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Big Top, four words come to mind: LET’S GET IT ON!
Hillcrest High Steppin’ Majorettes and Drum Corp’s legacy enduresThe marching band and dance team had over 10,000 kids participate, 1977-2019, including a few who've started their own performance groups.
Around Town: Great Pottery Throwdown raises money for arts nonprofitLocal artists will compete in the inaugural Great Pottery Throwdown to raise money for All Together Art. Plus, a retired Mars Hill religion professor launches a podcast, Asheville plans a…
Urban Combat Wrestling partners with Hi-WireThe Brawls at the Brewery series has sparked a collaboration that continues to evolve.
What’s new in food: Charcuterie and wine come to the S&W MarketGourmand owners Katie Grabach and Peyton Barrell want to bring Paris' popular cave à manger dining experience to Asheville's historic S&W Market. Also, a new owner joins All Souls Pizza;…
Wellness roundup: VA debuts ambulance for veteransThe Veteran Medical Transport ambulance for Charles George VA Medical Center will provide transportation between facilities and after hospitalization.
Gardening with Xpress: Tips on snakes and seedsSpring is nearly here, but slow your roll when it comes to planting. Oh, and those snakes you saw in the garden? More than likely they're friends, not foes.
Residents share memories of local historic African American sitesTo commemorate Black History Month, Xpress asked longtime Asheville residents to share their memories of the three historic African American sites.
Council opts for $5.9M in I-26 aesthetic improvementsThe “aesthetic treatments” approved as part of the package include improved lighting, safety railing, pedestrian and bike surfaces and monument pillars.
AVL school board selects firm to lead superintendent searchSummit Search Solutions described itself in its proposal as a “boutique” search firm that specializes in education.
From Asheville Watchdog: National consultant offers ‘road map’ to end homelessness in Asheville … againLocal advocates say they are skeptical that yet another study will make a difference.
Letter: Police need alternatives to stun guns"I propose a less violent method of capturing out-of-control people who may be suffering a mental psychotic break, drug- or alcohol-induced episode."
Letter: Goodbye, Tourists, hello Pirates?"How about the Pirates relocating to Asheville if the Tourists bolt?"
Letter: Let’s cure hepatitis C in Buncombe jail"Lots of people in our region and state could be cured so easily if we take the steps to make this happen locally and show them the way."
Letter: Keep government’s hands out of short-term rentals"I am concerned with the 'power' that the government would have to 'regulate' Airbnbs."
Letter: No real need for more surveillance"It would be an open invitation to violate people’s First, Fourth and 14th amendment rights."
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Letter: The same old solutions won’t solve Asheville’s problems"What we can’t do is continue pretending that headlines, hand-wringing, a lack of diverse thinking, anger, studies, politicians, enabling and spending other people’s money will create the solutions."