Devotees of bow and black powder rifle hunting say they enjoy the expanded season permitted for hunting with those less-than-modern technologies. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is considering changes to hunting times next year to give buck deer more opportunity to mate before hunting season begins.
In Western North Carolina, homegrown activists of all stripes are working to effect change among an increasingly divided populace, drawing on historical ideals and using new technologies to spread their messages. Xpress reached out to local activists from across the political spectrum to share their motivations, challenges and techniques.
Montford Park Players and Different Strokes! are both excellent local theater companies. Their partnership proves to be a triumphant venture.
The fate of a 296-unit apartment complex will be on hold until December as the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment voted to continue its hearing until it sees an official traffic study.
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.
Asheville voters turned out in relatively high numbers on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to reelect two incumbents and significantly increase the diversity of City Council.
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a measure to strip the chair’s ability to shepherd items onto the agenda in favor of solely giving that procedural power to a group of three or more commissioners.
Voters went to the polls on Nov. 7 to fill seats in a number of local municipal races, including Asheville mayor and City Council. Xpress will post updates as election results come in.
On Thursday, June 19, 1919, Asheville residents looked on in amazement as Henry Westall took flight over the city.
On Nov. 4, the League of Women Voters hosted a 5K in West Asheville to show what meandering redistricting looks like on the ground. Participants, many clad in pussy hats, colorful tutus and rainbow socks, ran and walked along a route that traced the line between the 10th and 11th districts.
The daylong, family-friendly music festival takes place Nov. 11 at Salvage Station.
In the wake of controversy over early retirement, retention bonuses and discretionary raises paid by and to former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene and other highly paid county employees, the city of Asheville wants to reassure residents that its compensation practices are on the up-and-up.
Homeowners on Vermont Avenue in West Asheville see their neighborhood as a quiet, special residential pocket of the city — and they intend to keep it that way. Residents implored the Planning and Zoning Commission to stop a property owner from opening an art gallery in a house on the street. That issued tied into a discussion of short-term rentals and whether Asheville wants tourists “in every nook and cranny.”
Candidates for Asheville City Council and mayor got up early for one last candidate forum before Nov. 7’s general election. Presented by the Council of Independent Business Owners, the Nov. 3 forum focused on business and economic issues.
Several smaller municipalities in Buncombe County will hold elections on Nov. 7 along with the city of Asheville. Xpress takes a look at the races in Black Mountain and Weaverville to find out what’s on the candidates’ minds as the election draws near and how they plan to serve their constituents.
A 296-unit apartment complex in North Asheville and a 62-unit townhome development in Arden are up for consideration when the Buncombe County Board of Adjustment meets on Wednesday, Nov. 8.
Area Realtors and architects are paying close attention to the effects of climate change on the built environment — and gaining new skills to help clients consider climate-related issues as they make real estate decisions. The Asheville chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting a conference, titled “Where Building Science Meets Climate Science,” at The Collider on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 2-3.
Asheville City Council and mayoral candidates fielded questions about everything from childhood hunger to city-county food policy partnerships at a recent food-focused forum at Lenoir-Rhyne University.