Buncombe County commissioners identified combating opioid abuse and increasing teacher salary supplements as top priorities. But is legal marijuana a viable strategy for achieving those goals, or merely smoke and mirrors?
The self-styled “ambassador of rap for the capital,” will stop at Western Carolina University’s Ramsey Center on Thursday, April 20.
Folkmoot rings in the Chinese New Year with the help of Western Carolina University’s Office of International Programs and Services. Also, Organic Growers School hosts the Farm Dreams workshop, Asheville Independent Restaurants selects its 2017 board of directors, Publix opens in Weaverville and more.
“You have to take time to look at yourself, look at your spirit and where you come from, and let the spirit guide your interests and love.”
The play Tzakbu: Queen of the Maya, based on these historical events, is coming to Western North Carolina. Performances will be held at Western Carolina University’s Bardo Arts Center Theatre on Friday, Sept. 30 and at the Diana Wortham Theatre on Sunday Oct. 2.
Besides weighing in on assorted candidates for public office, voters in the March 15 primaries will also have the chance to help decide whether North Carolina should issue $2 billion worth of bonds to address various infrastructure needs.
A city initiative is sending 100 percent of its members to college, including many first generation college students. The City of Asheville Youth Leadership Academy’s goal is to provide real world experience and a professional network in order to facilitate entry to the city’s workforce.
By Temi-Tope Adeleye | Western North Carolina University’s third annual tourism conference featured plenty of good news, but the main message of the day was the importance of collaboration, authenticity and building on natural attractions.
This week’s roundup includes screenings of local student work, an annual outdoor sports project and a new movie series.
This week in local moviemaking, Asheville 48 Hour Film Project winners are named, a new silent film series launches and WCU’s Controlled Chaos Film Festival screens student work.
The investigative documentary Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret returns to Asheville, a Kickstarter campaign launches for a Cullowhee film and Mechanical Eye Microcinema invites all interested parties to share their short films and videos with a live audience.
As a relatively new winery, Addison Farms Vineyard is still experiencing many firsts, and on Saturday, April 11, owners Jeff and Dianne Frisbee will embark on another new venture — their inaugural barrel tasting.
If you turned on your TV for some holiday festivities yesterday, you may have seen a familiar sight — all the way from New York City! Western Carolina University’s Pride of the Mountains Marching Band led the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in front of an estimated 3.5 million spectators and another 50 million at-home viewers.
Iranian native and journalist Ali Eshraghi visited Western Carolina University on Thursday, Nov. 20, to end the school’s International Education Week with a presentation on the relations between Iran and the United States.
A four-person crew containing some of Asheville’s most notable muralists and painters recently took to the walls of Cullowhee. But those artists — Gus Cutty, Hannah Dansie, Alli Good and Ian Wilkinson — haven’t scaled the exteriors of Cullowhee’s restaurants, overpasses or collegiate edifices, as one might expect.
This weekend offers music, comedy, film, animals and outdoors. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
Nearly 7 miles of Western Carolina University trails are now open for bikers, hikers and runners. About 100 people celebrated on Feb. 23. (photo courtesy of WCU)
WCU’s School of Stage and Screen presents Once in a Lifetime, the story of three vaudevillians who take on Hollywood.
This weekend offers Appalachian heritage, local hip-hop, four-legged friends and more. As alway, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
Illusionist Jason Bishop and his lovely assistant Kim Hess bring their magic to Western Carolina University on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Learn how to belly dance at a low-pressure, outdoor group class at Western Carolina University.