In the winter of 1967, over 30 residents joined in a rent strike at Hillcrest Apartments. The movement lasted far longer than expected and soon spread across the city’s two other public housing projects.
Originally celebrated almost solely within the African American community, interest in the observance of the end of the institution of slavery in the United States is on the rise, with two events planned in Asheville for June 19.
Being a kid can be tough. Between school and homework, learning how to play nice versus just being yourself, many children look to a parent, teacher or other mentor to help them understand the world around them, someone with whom they can share their worst fears and biggest dreams. For countless numbers of Buncombe County […]
When the DOT finally decided on a design for Section B of the Connector project in 2015, many stakeholders thought they saw light at the end of a very long tunnel. Other residents, however, see serious flaws in Alternative 4B, questioning whether the project’s long-term benefits will justify the sacrifices their neighborhoods must make to see it completed.
Over the years, Hillcrest Apartments has lost several trees leaving the neighborhood to feel a bit barren. Hillcrest residents knew that the environmental nonprofit Asheville GreenWorks had planted fruit trees in other public housing developments, and hoped to see a similar project come to their neighborhood. Turns out, planting an orchard in Hillcrest was on GreenWorks’ to do list as well.
A grassroots community center at Hillcrest Apartments now offers free acupuncture to the community’s low-income residents every week.
This weekend brings outdoors, crafts, music and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
Slideshow of the festivities with a bonus view from our 12-year-old special correspondent, Rashaad Clark.
Two Bradford pear trees and one maple tree were cut down at Hillcrest apartments yesterday, July 27. However, with less than 24-hour notice about the tree removal, residents wondered if the trees were cut down because of recent security-camera installations