(photo by Cindy Kunst)

Asheville press conference: Power-plant carbon rules will promote better health

Clean Air Carolina and its MAHA initiative (Medical Advocates for Healthy Air) held an Asheville press conference Wednesday. Sept. 17, to  highlight President Obama’s latest proposal to limit carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants — and the positive health impacts of the plan. Power plants are responsible for 52 percent of North Carolina’s carbon pollution. “Climate change […]

Forty nuns piled onto the LaZoom bus and toured Asheville for the release of the Sister Bad Habit ale, a collaboration between Asheville Brewing and Thirsty Monk. (Cindy Kunst/Mountain Xpress)

Forty Nuns + 1 Bad Habit

It sounds like the set up for the best bar joke of all time:  “40 nuns walk into a bar with one Bad Habit … ” But it’s no joke! Well, maybe it is. Seriously. Just add beer. Through a recent collaboration of LaZoom Comedy Tours, The Thirsty Monk, and Asheville Brewing Company, “Sister Bad Habit Amber […]