When Tiffany Schultz finally quit Facebook, it came after years of unease with the division and negativity she saw there. She joined the social network in 2006 but says she “had not been a very big fan of Facebook for a while. … I saw it as a necessary evil after moving from Wisconsin,” the […]
In case you missed the most interesting thing to happen on social media this week, an escaped llama had dozens (dozens) of Twitter users on the edges of their seats this afternoon.
There’s more to the Feb. 13 snowstorm than driving hazards and inconveniences: Many folks in Asheville are getting out and enjoying the winter weather. And they’re sharing photos and dispatches from their outdoor adventures via a variety of social media outlets like Twitter and Instagram.
The new year came in like a lion today, Jan. 3, as Asheville residents woke up to bitter cold winds and snow. The winter weather was greeted on social media with a mix of trepidation and joy, as locals tried to drive on icy roads or sled down snowy hills.
The Asheville Twittersphere exploded with thoughts, observations, photos and other dispatches from the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit live as it unfolded this weekend, Oct. 25-27.
Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Commissioners meet simultaneously Aug. 27 to discuss very different issues.
Buncombe County Commissioners convene Aug. 6 to consider a variety of issues, including building a new school, creating a Buncombe County Culture and Recreation Authority, and establishing new zoning rules. This post features live updates via Twitter.
The weekly protests that have condemned decisions made by the North Carolina General Assembly for almost three months at the state capital continue today with the arrival of the Moral Monday movement in Asheville. These are the tweets, photos and videos from before, during and after the Mountain Moral Monday event. (Photo courtesy of Twitter user @PlantyHamchuk)
Whether you mourned the loss or celebrated its final days, Bele Chere has now been packed up and laid to rest after 35 years. To help with the grieving process, Xpress asked the community to share how they felt about Bele Chere’s final chapter. These are some of the parting words, pictures, videos and more about the summer street festival’s last celebration.
Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners are meeting today, June 25, to discuss budget plans. See live updates from the meetings here via Twitter.
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will hold a June 4 public hearing on the budget, giving residents a chance to voice their opinions on changes to the tax rate and government spending.
It’s a busy evening in local government, with meetings of both the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and Asheville City Council.
At their April 2 meeting, Buncombe Commissioners will consider adding language to the personnel ordinance that will protect County workers from discrimination based on sexuality and gender identity. This post features live updates from the meeting via Twitter.
At their March 19 meeting, Buncombe Commissioners will consider extending county employee benefits to both same- and opposite-sex domestic partners. This post features live updates from the meeting via Twitter.
After a series of snow predictions that (literally) fell short of expectations this year, Western North Carolinians woke up to snow on March 6, 2013. These are the tweets, photos, video and more taken by folks at home, at work and out in the snow. This post will be updated throughout the day. (photo by Instagram user @Skippyhaha)
At their March 5 meeting, Buncombe County commissioners will consider a proposal by the Asheville City Schools system to spend roughly $60 million on new homes for Isaac Dickson Elementary and Asheville Middle schools.
Claiming that they’ve “exhausted all leads to this point,” the Asheville Police Department has suspended its investigation of the alleged hacking of state Rep. Tim Moffitt’s Twitter account last year. The legislator’s account sent out an offensive message that he implied was an effort by his political opponents to discredit him.
A Storify roundup of ice reports, photos and more from Twitter about today’s icy conditions. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Twitter is abuzz with reports of increasingly icy conditions across Asheville and Western North Carolina, causing hazardous driving conditions and other problems.
At its first meeting of the year, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to consider economic development incentives, an update on the property revaluation process and several board appointments. This post contains live updates from the meeting via Twitter.
Tonight’s packed Asheville City Council meeting agenda includes a decision about what happens to a dilapidated building in the River Arts District, the fate of food trucks in Biltmore village, the word on amending the outdoor speakers ban and much more. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Follow along with live Twitter coverage in this post.