This roundtable discussion hits on vinyl trends, keeping up with new music and counteracting record-store stereotypes.
In the latest edition of Xpress’ WTF feature, we explore this sometimes controversial concept of a business improvement district, which promises a steady stream of revenue to fund much-needed services downtown.
Asheville’s newest brewery highlights engagement, while one of its oldest expands downtown.
As the minutes ticked past 5 p.m. on June 1, a crowd of about 50 Moog employees and their supporters gathered in the outdoor area of nearby Archetype Brewing North with banners and signs. The occasion: the launch of a campaign for Moog workers to join the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 238.
“Yes, yes, yes. Legalize medicinal marijuana!”
The collaboration of national investment entities and Appalachian-based economic development organizations announced plans to support the Catawba Vale Community Center and Grier Lodging Project in the McDowell County town.
Asheville artist Ginger Huebner opens new studio and workshop space at her Roots + Wings Creative Campus. Plus, A Different Myth announces inaugural cohort of playwrights, Asheville grandmother publishes novel, and Hendersonville honors historic guesthouse.
“MANNA is serving an average of 100,000 people per month through our network of 200-plus partner agencies,” says Kelly Schwartz, MANNA FoodBank’s special events manager. “With the rising cost of groceries, the need is still critical, especially for working families, seniors and veterans on a fixed budget.” With that in mind, MANNA is preparing for its […]
“There are more voters in Buncombe County registered as unaffiliated than with either political party, and this is true across the country, but I often get the feeling we’re overlooked and don’t matter.”
The U.S. Forest Service’s proposed land management plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala forests has drawn thousands of objections, leading to an extension of time to review concerns. The Forest Service chief now calls the plan revision process, which took more than a decade, unsustainable.
“There should be commonsense laws that go along with it, but don’t make it difficult for citizens to buy it.”
“Minimum wages seem always to be behind the times re: what it actually costs for workers to experience an adequate quality of life.”
“Put the historic monument back up and remove the Vance name and then install the names of people who made Asheville what it was.”
“I think the monument should celebrate protest.”
“If the city can maintain a baseball field at an annual cost of $25,000, used almost exclusively by boys paying to play in organized sports leagues, I sincerely hope we can fund the maintenance of a rebuilt Jones Park Playground.”