Two separate groups of protesters marched the downtown streets of Asheville, in demonstration against the inauguration of Donald Trump. Both groups, about 50 people in all, made their way toward the Vance Monument at noon, as Trump was sworn in. Empty paint buckets functioned as snare drums, leading rally cries of: “Donald Trump is a […]
A proposed Asheville Police Department policy hashed out with substantial citizen input could mark a change in the way officers handle volatile situations, proponents say. If the policy is adopted as expected, officers will have to explain how they approached the situation and what they did to try to calm things down before resorting to […]
In an effort to emphasize the importance of access to affordable health insurance coverage for North Carolinians, Pisgah Legal Services held a press conference Tuesday in partnership with the North Carolina Justice Center. Speakers included political and legal advocates for the ACA, as well as residents who offered stories about their experiences with affordable care and health insurance.
Asheville organizations, including Food Connection and 12 Baskets Café, take advantage of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act to salvage untouched food that would otherwise end up in the garbage. These high-quality meals are then distributed to local families and individuals in need.
Organizers of the Women’s March on Asheville expect a big crowd to turn out in support of the rights of all on Saturday, Jan. 21 in downtown Asheville.
by Frank Thompson For local film aficionados, The Conquest of Canaan, which will be screened at Grail Moviehouse on Sunday, Jan. 22, offers more than a movie. Shot on the streets of Asheville in March 1921, Conquest is a trip in a time machine, a tour of a lost city, a stroll past homes, neighborhoods, […]
The 6th annual Me2We MLK Youth Summit convened at the YMI Cultural Center in downtown Asheville on Monday, Jan. 16, offering local high school students an opportunity to connect with one another, discuss issues facing their community and nation and formulate solutions.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners spent nearly three hours considering zoning requests, getting information about opioid use and tending to other business during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Xpress has a recap of the entire agenda…
A diverse crowd numbering in the thousands marched from the St. James AME Church at 44 Hildebrand St. in Asheville to Pack Square Park to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy on Monday, Jan. 16. Many carried signs expressing love for King and his message of social justice.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we bring you our regularly scheduled Tuesday History post, one day early. On Aug. 21, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. addressed an audience of nearly 3,000 people in Montreat Conference Center’s Anderson Auditorium. King, the keynote speaker for the Presbyterian Church’s annual Christian Action Conference, […]
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an album by Window Cat, a fundraiser to feed homeless veterans and a project that aims to help bereaved families through the death of an infant.
A capacity crowd filled the Crowne Plaza Resort’s Expo Center this morning for the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast. Keynote speaker Patricia Russell-McCloud urged attendees to embody the event’s theme: “Stand up, speak out and unfold the dream for today.”
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will look at four rezoning requests during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Of the four, the Planning Board recommends two be approved and two denied.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY ‘Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins’ at Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center 56 Broadway, 828-350-8484, blackmountaincollege.org FR (1/13) through SA (5/13) – Zola Marcus: Kinetic Origins, exhibition of the paintings of Zola Marcus. Reception: […]
City Council hosted chairs of the city’s boards and commissions at a luncheon at the U.S. Cellular Center on Jan. 10.
Jan. 16 marks the 30th anniversary of the holiday named in the late civil rights leader’s honor. Xpress took the opportunity to speak with Al Whitesides, Buncombe County’s first African-American commissioner, about some of King’s deepest concerns.
For 70 years, the Minerals Research Laboratory on Coxe Avenue has collaborated with mining companies and educational institutions to develop more efficient processes for extracting the state’s mineral resources as well as ways to reuse potentially harmful byproducts.
Asheville will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of community events. The annual Prayer Breakfast, now in its 36th year and one of the country’s oldest such events, expects to draw a big crowd. The breakfast’s founder, Oralene Graves Simmons, says, “It is a time to stand up, speak out and unfold the dream.”
The city’s new boil water advisories will be triggered when work on the water system results in a drop in pressure. While testing is being performed to ensure that the water supply is safe, the advisories will let system customers know that a possibility of contamination exists.