On Feb. 11, 1932, after sitting vacant for two years, local contractor P.W. Bordner began razing the old post office. Along with replacing it with a park, the city planned to widen the property’s surrounding streets.
A new herd of Berkshire hogs signifies a larger effort by the Biltmore Estate to honor its agricultural past in a way that also provides local, sustainably raised fare for the 21st-century palates of those dining at its restaurants.
From stuffing to pumpkin pie, take a look at the history behind some of our favorite holiday foods, and learn some ideas for giving them a flavorful makeover.
Xpress joins paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren and company as they delve into mysterious rumors of secret tunnels hidden beneath the Asheville Masonic Temple.
On July 1, 1902, the ostrich farm opened on the corner of Merrimon and Coleman avenues. Tragedy and mayhem would ensue.
The annual food festival featured a panel discussion with local chefs Susi Gott Séguret and Mike Moore on the history and evolution of Appalachian cuisine.
In the mid-1920s, a daredevil arrived to Asheville ready to scale the city’s tallest buildings.
As Nazareth First Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary, longtime pastor Rev. Charles E. Mosley, Sr. reflects on changes in the historically African-American East End neighborhood where the church is located.
Catch up on highlights you may have missed from last week’s Xpress — and see what we’ve got in store for you this week. Newspapers should be hitting the stands later this afternoon. Available at all Xpress distribution locations by Wednesday!
Tempie Avery was a midwife, nurse and former slave of Asheville attorney and state senator Nicholas Woodfin.
The African Americans in WNC and Southern Appalachia Conference returns to Asheville for its fourth year Thursday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 21. Originally organized to highlight research on the historical African-American presence in the region, the conference is broadening its scope this year with the theme, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.”
October was a significant month in writer Thomas Wolfe’s life. The Asheville native was born Oct. 3, 1900. Decades later, his first novel, Look Homeward, Angel came out on Oct. 18, 1929. Local responses were not favorable to Wolfe’s book.
Anticipation for Col. Franklin Coxe’s Battery Park Hotel was evident in early newspaper reports.
Editor’s note: This article was submitted by Asheville School. On Thursday, Sept. 21, Oliver G. Prince Jr., class of 1971, addressed the Asheville School community on the 50th year of racial integration at the school. Prince and his classmates, Al McDonald and Frank DuPree, were the first three African-American students enrolled in Asheville School in 1967. […]
When you think about the Great Smoky Mountains, your thoughts might not immediately jump to death and destruction. But that is exactly what adventure travel writer David Brill of Morgan County, Tenn., dives into with his new book, “Into the Mist: Tales of Death and Disaster, Mishaps and Misdeeds, Misfortune and Mayhem in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.”
“Dr. Battle was more than a citizen of Asheville; he was an institution,” wrote Asheville Times reporter James B. Caine in 1938. “He came here while this community was yet in its infancy; he watched, and materially aided in its growth with pleasure and pride.”
On Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1901, The Asheville Citizen offered readers a detailed description of the Asheville Club’s new headquarters built on the corner of Haywood and Government [now College] streets.
This year’s gala, “A Dance Through Time,” will transport guests back-in-time to three local historic sites: the YMI Cultural Center, Zealandia Castle and Sondley Estate.
Pack Square lies at the center of Asheville’s sense of itself as a city, but recent attention to the area — and the monuments to Confederate figures located there — has highlighted a curious anomaly of history and law: No one can say for sure who owns the piece of land where the Vance Monument sits.
The sleepy resting place of Revolutionary War veteran Joshua Jones and his family turned uncharacteristically lively on Saturday, Sept. 7, as a memorial dedication ceremony hosted by Jones’ direct descendants brought family members, Biltmore staff and historical reenactors to the site on the western side of present-day Biltmore Estate.
After 45 years of service, the final seven street cars departed from Pritchard Park on Thursday, Sept. 6, 1934, heading toward West Asheville for one last ride.