Trinity United Methodist Church meeting

West Asheville needle exchange, free café raise community complaints

Some say The Steady Collective, Firestorm Books and Coffee, Kairos West Community Center and 12 Baskets Café have reduced the area’s safety by offering services to drug users and homeless clients. The Asheville Police Department has claimed that the number of complaints filed in the neighborhood — including drug use, trespassing and syringes discarded on a nearby playground — have risen dramatically in recent months.

Reclaim the Airwaves Tour promotes community radio at Firestorm Cafe

Interested in small, community-based media? Next year, thousands of noncommercial radio licenses will become available all across the country, granting ordinary citizens unprecedented access to the airwaves. This weekend, the Reclaim the Airwaves Tour visits Firestorm Café and Books to discuss the upcoming changes and assist interested individuals and organizations with their license applications.