The work week goes by fast and it isn’t always easy to factor in time for a leisurely read. But if you’re looking to spend some time this weekend relaxing and getting caught up on what you missed in the last seven days, we’re here to help.
“Congratulations to David Whitehill for bringing Emmanuel Ax to Asheville and for creating the great occasions of Asheville Amadeus.”
“I was the one driving 32 mph in a 35 [mph zone] on Biltmore Avenue last week. You were the one who pulled out right in front of me, nearly causing an epic collision.”
” I moved here 17 years ago, and drivers are much more rude and discourteous now then they were just a few short years ago!”
“I am writing because no one seems to be concerned about the ‘ISIS’ theater on Haywood Road. I mean, how obvious can you get? No one ever heard of ISIS until last year. Now, ISIS is known around the world.”
“I realize that most of the Mountain Xpress readers are oblivious to the amount of censorship that occurs on the Mountain Xpress website affecting commenters of the opinion letters.”
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism.
“The implication that chelation therapy was beneficial for Mr. Sites and that he was an ‘empowered medical consumer’ who ‘reaped the benefits’ of such therapy, is seriously misleading.”
“Many nonreligious persons still enjoy the experience of getting together for fellowship and discourse without using religious language.”
Have you noticed that prices are dropping and you can get more for less these days? We haven’t either, but our lawmakers are acting as if this were true. Our current state budget touts a $1 billion increase in educational funding, but little is said about how much of that money actually reaches classrooms. In […]
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below.
Looking for some longform (or longerform) reads to cozy up with over the weekend? Here’s a round-up of our leading feature stories from the last seven days. Happy reading!
“If you purport to be a newspaper, practice responsible journalism.”
“Over the past two years, I’ve come to know James Lee III as one of the most dedicated and passionate organizers for social justice in the city of Asheville.”
It was heartening to read the story about First Congregational United Church of Christ’s commitment to get as far off the electric grid as possible. The stated goal is to completely offset their power consumption. Their fundraising event as described in the Conscious Party article [“Souls for Solar,” March 11, Xpress] was a great way […]
Locally, Smart Start of Buncombe County is leading the First 2,000 Days campaign and engaging our community in a conversation around the importance of investing our time and resources in the county’s youngest children and their families.
“Congratulations to Mr. Sites for all his hard work to regain his health, especially the willingness to be an empowered medical consumer.”