“From the onset of this pandemic to date, I have not seen a single postal delivery worker, privately or federally employed, wearing a mask or utilizing any other such protective equipment as recommended under official guidelines.”
Buncombe County Health and Human Services Director Talmadge “Stoney” Blevins gave North Carolina lawmakers limited details about his agency’s decision to place a 9-year-old girl in a drug- and needle-filled hotel room during a hearing on Oct. 13.
This year’s contest to fill three seats on the town’s nonpartisan Board of Aldermen initially drew nine candidates, a field that has since dwindled to six. Four of those candidates participated in a Sept. 21 candidate forum hosted through Zoom by Indivisible Black Mountain.
“I, personally, along with other residents here, have seen a number of government officials ignoring safeguards.”
“Residents of Black Mountain, you might consider asking your leadership why they were so willing to sacrifice your health to stick it to the libs.”
“There can be no justification for the willful and arbitrary cancellation of an election.”
The L.A. rockers play The Grey Eagle on Nov. 23.
“Touched by their patience and professionalism, I am always awed by the staff at Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families.”
In 1919, construction began on the Asheville-Black Mountain Highway. Several setbacks, including a construction fire and a labor shortage, delayed the project’s eventual completion.
The Asheville Police Department has released additional data sets at the city’s online open data portal. A new survey ranks Asheville #20 on the list of America’s best retirement destinations. And the NCDOT is planning a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to an Interstate 40 interchange near Black Mountain.
“The point is that all of the unique, lovely, authentic spaces in this town are rapidly being snatched up and turned into something ubiquitous, bland and elitist.”
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.
As development across Buncombe County continues to boom so do concerns about traffic. Xpress takes an in-depth look at who you can turn to for traffic studies, traffic calming and more.
Spanish architect and designer Rafael Guastavino left his mark at the Biltmore Estate and the Basilica of St. Lawrence in Asheville. His legacy can be explored at a new exhibit in Black Mountain this fall.
The film’s world premiere is set for Thursday, June 22, at Blue Ridge Community College. Subsequent screenings will take place at the Fine Arts Theatre on Thursday, June 29, and at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, June 30.
Black-Eyed Susan Cafe is now open in Black Mountain. Also, Buxton Presents celebrates Fonta Flora’s State of Origin Festival, Asheville VeganFest returns, Metro Wines hosts a class and more Asheville food news.
The small, lunch-only café is a long-time local hangout spot in Black Mountain.
As plans move ahead for the Interstate 26 Connector project through Asheville, community members look back to reflect on the profound impact major road construction projects have had on the region.
What to expect from Beats Antique’s Friday performance? “Instead of an LED screen, we have giant geometric lanterns that glow and pulse with our music, and a shadow screen that we use with cutouts and our own bodies.”
The Asheville-based group redefines circus theater by involving artists of all kinds — dancers, musicians, visual artists and circus performers — to collaborate, teach and perform.
“I have been fortunate enough to recruit among the best of the best musicians and entertainers from the Southeast, particularly New Orleans,” says Jimbo Mathus. “The new show is a realization of all of the potential that lay in the material that we wrote and performed 20 years ago. It is truly a dream come true.”