An diverse and influential group looks to incrementally implement universal preschool in Buncombe County. Xpress takes an in-depth look at the organization, logistics and potential costs behind the effort.
A group of innovative strategies collectively known as “in situ remediation” could dramatically improve the prospects for addressing groundwater and soil contamination at several local hazardous waste sites more quickly and at lower cost.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners gave unanimous approval to a number of projects, including investing in at-risk communities and pool renovations for Warren Wilson College, during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 22.
Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.
Put on those latex gloves, we’ve got primary source material to look into! Mountain Xpress has announced a summer internship for college students interested in local history. Summer interns will have the opportunity to research Asheville’s historic citizens, buildings, events, triumphs and tragedies. In addition, you will learn of, and develop contacts with, local historians and […]
From the Ani Katuah to white settlers and tobacco farmers, barns and buildings have played a central role in defining the culture of the Southern Appalachians. Shelter on the Mountain: Barns and Building Traditions of the Southern Highlands traces the evolution of local building practices.
The awards keep stacking up for Julian Price: Envisioning Community, Investing in People. The documentary — which premiered at the Orange Peel on May 26, 2016 and tells the story of philanthropist Julian Price and his contributions to Asheville — recently won three awards at the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest in Romania: best documentary, best editor and audience choice. […]
After more than a year of public input and review, proposed development changes that would bring more downtown projects before Council for review will go to a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 14. The new rules also include a provision for Council to review all hotel projects with 21 rooms or more anywhere in the city.
In addition to offering a chance to party among bike enthusiasts, Bike Love highlights the 2016 accomplishments of local nonprofit Asheville on Bikes and enumerates goals for 2017. Salvage Station hosts the gathering on Saturday, Feb. 18.
These days, geeking out is hot. Asheville is home to a vibrant community of people looking to express their nerdier side, and abundant businesses to serve them: From comic books to games to movies and more, this town has it all. Across the country, the cultural partitions surrounding geekdom are being torn down: What was […]
At a sold-out event in downtown Asheville, NPR journalist Michel Martin and local panelists reflect on what happens when your hometown gets hot.
The Board of Adjustment gave unanimous approval for a project that calls for up to 10 vacation rental cabins in South Asheville.
While it didn’t rival the Women’s March on Asheville held in January, the Kid’s Protest march in Asheville on Sunday, Feb. 5, also drew a large and passionate crowd of protesters. Organized by the children of local musician Sparrow Pants, the event gave kids an opportunity to share their concerns about the administration of President Donald Trump and its policies.
A proposed vacation complex that previously appeared before the Board of Adjustment but did not get a vote is back up for consideration. In October about 30 people showed up to speak out against the project.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an art teacher’s 100-piece oil pastel project, an archiving project by Asheville Global Report and a teen filmmaker’s trip to the 48 Hour Film Project awards.
County commissioners and City Council members will meet up to discuss their common goals and projects. The gathering is the first of its kind in more than a year. Intended to showcase synergies between the two governmental entities, the meeting agenda doesn’t include any official action items.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Asheville Gallery of Art February 2017 Art Show 82 Patton Ave., 828-251-5796, ashevillegallery-of-art.com WE (2/1) through TU (2/28) – For the Love of Art, group painting exhibition. Reception: Friday, Feb. 3, 5-8pm. The Funky […]
Asheville Police Chief Tammy Hooper presented a review of the department’s activities during 2016 at City Council’s Jan. 24 meeting. Aggravated assault and gun crime rose sharply from 2015, while property crime was down slightly.
A Southside Town Hall held on Jan. 31 aired long-held resentments and distrust in the city’s African-American community. But many who attended the meeting at the Edington Center on Livingston Street said it was a necessary first step in moving forward to plan recreational facilities for the community.
At the Asheville Downtown Association’s annual State of Downtown luncheon, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer and Buncombe County Commission Chair Brownie Newman touted lists of major public projects and initiatives that benefit downtown. Meanwhile, urban planning consultant Joe Minicozzi argued that tax revenue data show more municipal investment in downtown is both warranted and needed.
Check out this list of weekend highlights and visit the Mountain Xpress Community Calendar for a complete list of weekend events! FRIDAY Science Pub: Meet Your Dog An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s Behavior 254-7162, ashevillescience.org FR (1/27), 5:30pm – Science Pub: “Meet Your Dog An Introduction to the Science Underlying Your Dog’s […]