It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing belts to tighten. But even at the best of times, the cost of a higher education can be out of reach for many. While college costs in Western North Carolina are generally lower than the nationwide average of $35,720 per year, according to EducationData.org, sticker shock […]
Update, Sept. 6, 2021: This piece was updated to reflect that Natasha Tretheway’s book Native Guard is a collection of poetry. Growing up in Leicester, Erica Abrams Locklear imagined becoming a pediatrician one day. She loved to read, though, and remembers enjoying Southern authors Jill McCorkle and Clyde Edgerton. But Abrams Locklear didn’t become aware […]
Since 1981, Oralene Simmons, founder and chair of The Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville and Buncombe County, has watched the organization’s annual prayer breakfast grow from 50 or so attendees to several thousand. Now in its 40th year, the association is preparing for its latest gathering. But unlike in the past, the 2021 […]
“We cannot in good faith be praised for tourism, gentrification or other tributes to the mostly white recipients of American hospitality and opportunity without showing up in other ways to expunge, however minimally it is possible for a small city to do so, the mistakes — the tragedies — that our deliberate or ignorant behavior as a society keeps compounding year after year after year.”
Various local efforts are underway to spotlight and preserve the stories and achievements of local LGBTQ community members.
As in hundreds of other cities throughout the country, urban renewal dramatically changed Asheville’s neighborhoods and streetscapes. Established by the Housing Act of 1949 to clear blighted neighborhoods, the federal initiative displaced millions of predominantly African American individuals and families between the 1950s and 1980s.
“Speak up against class, racial, gender and religious hatred and those who promote it. Join the protesters outside.”
“One of the few outlets for the men to get exercise and blow off steam is half-court basketball. Man, those basketballs sure don’t last long, though.”
On Saturday, Aug. 11, Ben Steere will present The Archaeology of Mounds & Towns at the Reuter Center at UNC Asheville.
UNC Asheville’s third annual Farm-to-Table Dinner on the Quad drew more than 300 guests for an evening centered on the theme of migration.
A weekend of family business experiences and research filled the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in early June, bringing together attendees from 27 countries. The 13th annual Family Enterprise Research Conference was hosted by the Family Business Forum at UNC Asheville. Held annually, FERC brings together family businesses and representatives from all over the world who […]
‘Whether they’re pure battery electrics like the Nissan Leaf or plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt, [plug-in electric vehicles] offer WNC many benefits. But first we need to drain a swamp of disinformation.”
The novelist will read and discuss her writings with series creator Wiley Cash on Tuesday, April 4, in UNCA’s Laurel Forum.
The visit culminates with a performance in Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, March 30.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a fundraiser for Asheville Butoh Festival’s four-day event plus an eco-friendly studying aid designed by UNCA students.
They’ll perform at Lipinsky Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. $15/$10 alumni. A master class with The 1491’s takes place on Thursday, Feb. 23, at noon in the Mountain View Room of the Sherrill Center.
The salute to local black history opens at the UNCA Intercultural Center on Monday, Feb. 13.
Local nutritionists and a longtime vegan talk about the pros and cons of a diet free of animal products.
The performance is at UNCA’s Lipinsky Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 22.
A selection of historic works by hobbyist photographer Isaiah Rice will move from UNCA’s library to be displayed at WCQS. The opening reception is on Friday, Oct. 7.