Jones previously worked as the emergency services director in Anderson County, S.C., for almost 12 years and replaces outgoing Emergency Services Director Jerry VeHaun, who announced his retirement in December after serving in that role since 1972.
The questionnaire will advise the city on which updates and renovations of the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium best serve community needs. Once the survey is completed, Earl Swensson Associates Architects will draft programming and conceptual designs for the building.
Michael “Badhair” Williams, Freeman Owle and Ronnie Pepper perform March 28 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Flat Rock campus.
Observances of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. kick off with the 38th annual prayer breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 19, presented by The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Thanks to a second round of state grant funding announced in early August, area students will have access to an expanded series of coding programs and courses at the high school and middle school levels. Local employers and economic development boosters say tech skills are vital to securing good jobs now and in the future.
Gaia Herbs announced a 140,000-square-foot expansion in Mills River, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce launched a regional analysis to study workforce and employment challenges in Buncombe and nine other WNC counties and Blue Ridge Community College announced it will offer a pair of new classes on dog grooming.
Programs at A-B Tech and Blue Ridge diversify their offerings to keep pace with WNC’s growing craft alcohol industry.
Local colleges and universities are offering an increasing number of sustainability focused degree and certificate programs to allow students to prepare for the jobs of the future and make a positive impact on the planet.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder plays Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium on Jan. 25.
The evening of Cherokee music and dance takes place Dec. 7 at Blue Ridge Community College’s Thomas Auditorium in Flat Rock.
The Grail screens a documentary on rehabilitation specialist Dr. John Sarno, registration closes for the 48 Hour Film Project and more.
With game design education programs on the rise at local community colleges and UNC Asheville, and with technical innovations like increased bandwidth and virtual reality on the horizon, could this area expand its presence in the global gaming industry?
An investigation conducted by Xpress resulted with A-B Tech vowing to change the way it stores emails, look at the length of time it stores communications and consider other improvements to how the school processes open records requests.
Hi-Wire, Green Man and the West Asheville and Weaverville libraries are among the sites hosting free screenings this week.
Two of North Carolina’s three community colleges with degree-based brewing programs are in the Asheville area.
With the Great Flood’s centennial approaching, filmmaker David Weintraub has produced a documentary, Come Hell or High Water, exploring the catastrophe through descendants’ memories, historical photos and contemporary accounts. Xpress sat down with Weintraub to talk about the film, the flood’s impact on the region and the lessons to be learned.
Multi-generational entertainers David Holt and Josh Goforth exemplify the value of cultural continuance. They’ll perform a benefit show for the Center for Cultural Preservation at Blue Ridge Community College on Wednesday, March 30.
A literary smorgasbord, the seventh annual Blue Ridge Bookfest will host a variety of sessions exploring the art and business of the written word.