Board member Rick Livingston, who made the motion to deny the recommendation, said the proposed SE Asphalt plant’s location in a “very residential area” off the Spartanburg Highway was incompatible with both the county’s comprehensive plan and East Flat Rock’s community plan.
“I am a student at UNC Asheville, and I have witnessed firsthand the prompt measures that the university has taken to ensure our safety.”
A week into the start of the academic year for Asheville and Buncombe County K-12 schools, local officials remain in open, weekly conversations with district administrators to help manage the spread of COVID-19.
Xpress reached out to four local racial justice organizers — all under 25 — to learn about their experiences and what has motivated them to act.
While Asheville and Buncombe County K-12 schools are planning to start the academic year with heavy reliance on remote learning due to COVID-19, the area’s colleges and universities are taking a more aggressive approach in returning to campus. Western North Carolina’s higher learning institutions are bringing back students from across the state and around the country.
Two new programs, High Intensity Parenting and Lifeline, will provide enhanced training and round-the-clock access to supportive resources for foster parents, including financial incentives.
Buncombe County has opened two drive-through testing sites, which will be open Wednesday, March 18, from 2-6 p.m. The first site is Biltmore Church at 35 Clayton Road in Arden, and the second is UNC Asheville at One University Heights.
Three draft design concepts for the city-owned Haywood-Page properties were presented during a public work session on the issue Feb. 17, and residents can comment on those designs via online survey through Sunday, March 14.
Zimbabwean filmmaker Saki Mafundikwa leads events at UNCA and REVOLVE, and the monthly Asheville Filmmaker Mixer gets social at Highland Brewing.
“It’s revealing that Asheville’s progressive community literally cringes at diversity of thought exposures found in conservative thinking.”
Holding onto hope — even when things appear darkest — was a key aspect of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s message at the height of the struggle for civil rights in the 1950s and ’60s, says local civil rights icon Oralene Simmons. And that notion still rings true today, more than 50 years after King’s […]
Asheville City Schools selects Gene Freeman for superintendent Asheville City Schools announced Dec. 19 that the system had chosen Gene Freeman as its new superintendent. Freeman is currently the superintendent of the Fox Chapel Area School District, located in a suburb of Pittsburgh, and has more than 25 years of experience in education. The Asheville […]
Nancy J. Cable, chancellor of UNC Asheville, reviews her best reads in 2019.
The poet reads from his latest collection, which is a finalist for the National Book Award, at UNC Asheville on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court helps veterans of the armed forces pursue healing rather than jail time for offenses related to substance abuse or behavioral health issues. The court is about to graduate its sixth cohort of participants. A group of UNC Asheville political scientists leads efforts to analyze global human rights data.
The all-female mariachi band offers master classes and a performance at UNCA, Sept. 17-18.
The acclaimed poet will read from her work at UNCA on Sept. 3.
The “Latingrass” four-piece plays UNCA’s Concerts on the Quad series on July 15.
“Mind if I suggest this special interest group’s reputation is wrapped in a rainbow — not reality?”
Rituals that draw on the traditions of indigenous, non-Western cultures are part of a growing industry at the intersection of health, wellness and spirituality. Some in Western North Carolina have raised concerns about whether it’s appropriate for non-native practitioners to offer and profit from traditional practices and techniques.
In this week’s business briefs, local businesses make new hires, celebrate new locations and anniversaries and more.