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Local Matters: Online Year In Review And Orphaned Hazardous Waste Sites

Xpress co-managing editor Margaret Williams talks with reporter Jake Frankel about the MountainX.com’s online trends of 2010, from strangely popular photos of local hip-hop artists to the most popular and commented-upon stories of the year. Xpress environmental reporter Susan Andrew also shares a brief preview of her upcoming story about inactive hazardous waste sites in Buncombe County.

2010 Xpress(ed)

Fifty-one weeks of news, arts and entertainment may be difficult to summarize — especially a period as seemingly vibrant and active as 2010. This year, Xpress offers a review in parts, through a selection of stories and images that staff writers, designers, photographers (and, in some cases, the readers) found the most interesting and memorable. […]

“Down and Out in Asheville: The Many Faces of Local Poverty”

Reams of text are regularly devoted to Asheville’s beer, food, arts, local businesses, architecture and natural beauty — as well as whatever new development City Council is considering this week that will, we’re told, either save or doom everything we hold dear about our hometown. But a far more pressing topic is often completely ignored. […]