Denise Patterson has already begun her work as the new superintendent of the Asheville City Schools. A native of North Carolina, Patterson says she is looking forward to becoming a part of the Asheville community.
Xpress needs your help identify Asheville’s Innovators. Nominate someone using innovation to make our community a better place and they might be featured in an upcoming special issue.
To fulfill its critical mission and increase its capacity to deal with a growing service area and customer base, MSD is in the midst of a $266 million capital improvement project, which will help ensure that the community’s waste is properly handled and safely disposed of.
The Buncombe County Audit Committee held a special meeting where new County Manager Mandy Stone outlined her management philosophies and floated new ideas regarding the county’s internal auditor.
The annual event raises money for WNCAP’s operation and programming, including HIV/AIDS education, outreach and advocacy.
Previous plans for an apartment complex off Overlook Road in South Asheville are now calling for a 98-home subdivision. However, some residents are calling for a traffic study before it moves forward.
This week, Xpress looks at the network of agencies and organizations working in Buncombe and Madison counties to improve water quality and position the French Broad as the region’s next great tourist attraction.
Third shift can be challenging to acclimate to — whether it’s learning to sleep during the day, finding a healthy work-family balance or forgoing the social components that are more readily available to those who work traditional hours. But as those who spoke with Xpress note, it has its perks, too. Along with empty streets and a less harried work pace, workers tend to come across colorful personalities at night.
Asheville City Council passed a resolution condemning the actions of white supremacists and racial violence in Charlottesville earlier this month. Council members also resolved to support the designation of Big Ivy as a wilderness area, and voted to move forward with a phased approach to a greenway along Lyman Street to Amboy Road. A proposal to reduce the minimum width of residential lots by 20 percent citywide was sent back to the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission for further study.
The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy is wrapping up its 10th summer of providing meaningful summer work opportunities for local students. This year, the program expanded to serve more students.
At Asheville City Council’s meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 22, Council members will consider a resolution condemning the recent actions of white supremacists and racial violence in Charlottesville, Va. The Council will hear public comment on four zoning matters, including an amendment to the city’s zoning code intended to encourage small-scale infill residential housing development.
Along with Morganton’s Industrial Commons, Mountain BizWorks is hosting an educational workshop on cooperative, worker-owned businesses on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Xpress is working on its second special issue aimed at showcasing people who are helping make our community a better place to live. Last year’s theme was Asheville’s influentials; this year we are highlighting innovation. We want to hear about people working on the cutting edge, thinking outside the box and implementing unorthodox methods to […]
The FBI is investigating former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, a story Xpress first broke on Aug. 16.
The bus shelters, located at both the north-and southbound-stops on Montford Ave. and Cullowhee Street, feature doubled-sided panels that provide an overview of four distinct aspects of the neighborhood’s history.
Journalists Carolyn Morrisroe and Edwin Arnaudin join the editorial staff of Mountain Xpress.
In this two-part series, Xpress invites you on a guided a trip down the river as we examine the work of various communities to write the next chapter in the French Broad’s history, beginning with Transylvania and Henderson counties.
A new yoga center will pop up in town in October. West Asheville Yoga owner Cat Matlock has bought out One Center Yoga and has plans to transform it into a wellness center. Matlock says the new Embodiment Center will offer alignment yoga, vinyasa yoga, ayurvedic medicine, dancing, health coaching and kirtan.
Based on information from the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation it appears a Federal case has been opened against former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene.
Xpress rounds up educational programs and viewing parties.
Beyond the astronomic phenomenon, Asheville’s Solar Eclipse Festival features food vendors, the Splashville interactive fountain and solar-inspired music curated by DJ Kipper of Mix 96.5.