Press release from Dogwood Health Trust Dogwood Health Trust announced today the availability of a comprehensive report that shares innovative ways the region can fuel economic growth in agriculture and food technology (AgriFood Tech). Opportunities for AgriFood Tech in WNC outlines new pathways for economic opportunity and wealth building, particularly for the rural areas of Western […]
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Ashley Heath, W.O.R.M., Barrett Davis and Ivy Eld release new albums
This month’s offerings include blues/rock, hip-hop, Appalachian-centered Americana and therapeutic folk/rock.
New Vera Institute of Justice report emphasizes need for community-based alternatives to support, not punish, women
Press release from the Vera Institute of Justice: Asheville, NC (November 16, 2022) – The Vera Institute of Justice today released Women’s Pathways Into and Out of Jail in Buncombe County. The report examines how women in Buncombe County are criminalized for being poor and using or possessing drugs, and they are jailed for non-serious, […]
From AVL Watchdog: Board turmoil, employee complaints and lack of transparency on display at Asheville Art Museum
The nonprofit museum has collected millions of dollars in donations, admissions, grants, and memberships, and includes among its supporters Buncombe County and the City of Asheville, courtesy of the taxpayers. In charge of it all is a board of trustees with full authority over the museum’s affairs, and one that operates out of public view, often yielding to the will of its long-time executive director, Pamela Myers.
Visitors reminded to plan ahead for winter travel on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Press release from National Park Service National Park Service officials want to remind park visitors and neighbors that it is the time of year when winter weather and seasonal road maintenance activities can impact park access on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Park visitors should anticipate regularly changing conditions, plan ahead, and be aware of alternate […]
Great Scott!: A Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands odyssey
Our reporter tags along with Black Mountain-based woodworker David Scott at the 75th Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands.
Around Town: Asheville poet reimagines classic fairy tales
A new book from an Asheville author reworks classic fairy tales. Plus, Buncombe County is looking for mural artists, ForestHer promotes story telling and Little Shop of Horrors comes to UNC Asheville.
From Facebook to faceoff: The bumpy road to shaping local politics
Administrators from local social media groups talk about the challenges inherent in their freewheeling, ongoing public conversations. Opinions vary on how much that rough-and-tumble interferes with achieving posters’ goals.
“Building Our City” speaker series resumes with Buffalo’s Bernice Radle, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Building Our City, Asheville’s urban design speaker series, returns on Wednesday, November 2 at 5:30 p.m. with “Small Scale Development Matters Now More Than Ever: Lessons From Buffalo,” a presentation by developer and entrepreneur Bernice Radle. Building Our City is presented by The Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation. “With climate change, automobile dependency, and rising […]
Around Town: The Orange Peel hosts Halloween-themed mock beauty pageant
The Orange Peel celebrate Halloween with a mock beauty pageant. Plus, Indigenous artists will create murals in downtown Asheville, Mills River hosts its first movie night and Black Mountain honors Roberta Flack.
Letter: Vote for bonds to leave legacy of land
“For the equivalent expenditure of about $20 per family per year, we can leave a land legacy of which our children and grandchildren will be both thankful and proud.”
Women in Business: It takes time
Kaye Bentley, founder and owner of Asheville Rooftop Bar Tours, reminds entrepreneurs that all businesses take time to generate revenue.
Women in Business: Know your values
“There aren’t a ton of women who offer both photo and video services, but we refuse to let that lack of representation hold us back,” says Eric McGrady, co-founder of Authentic Asheville.
Female financial advisers make their mark
“In our society, money is a taboo topic, especially for women,” says Laura Webb of Asheville’s Webb Investment Services. She and other local women are working to change that in the financial industry.
Women in business: Take risks
“It can be difficult to take risks and know when the risks are worth it, especially with money,” says Laura Walton, owner of The Crunchy Baker. “For me in particular, I have a hard time seeing money as something to invest, rather than something to let it sit in a savings account ‘just in case.'”
Local authors discuss life on and off the page
Tessa Fontaine, Jessica Jacobs and Heather Newton discuss their multifaceted careers and how they sustain momentum.
Women in Business: Consistency and discipline
“It’s so easy to give up when you’re not getting the customers or clients that you want, or you’re not seeing a return on your investment,” says Tiarra Wilkie, owner of Groundbreaking Financial. “Staying consistent, disciplined and driven will play an integral role in your businesses success.”
Women in Business: Give yourself time and space
“If someone were passionate about writing and wanted to complete a manuscript, I would encourage them to fight every day to keep that dream alive,” says author Amber Nivens. “I would tell them to touch their project daily, even if it meant writing one badly formed sentence.”
Women in Business: Prepare for growth
“You have to prepare for growth before it happens,” says Melissa Blaha, owner of The Tax Raven. “It is hard to recruit, hire and train once you are buried under a mound of work.”
2022 General Voter Guide: Buncombe County Board of Commissioners
General election candidates for the 2022 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners races share their positions with Xpress.
2022 General Voter Guide: N.C. House
General election candidates for the 2022 N.C. House races in Districts 114-116 share their positions with Xpress.