Cover Design Credit: Susan McBride

Print Cover:  Positive Impacts

Volume
20
/ Issue
18

Cover Design Credit:

Susan McBride

news

  • Moogfest begins with jobs panel, protest, surprise McCrory visit

    -by Jake Frankel
    At Moogfest’s first big panel discussion on April 23, state and local leaders discussed the role of technology and innovation in cultivating economic development. Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music,…
  • Giving back

    -by Webmaster
    Western North Carolina is home to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, each seeking to improve residents’ lives in a particular way. The services they offer are as diverse as…
  • Positive impacts

    -by Webmaster
    What is the mission of your organization? What is your organization's newest initiative? Why did you choose to take on this initiative? How will it positively impact Western North Carolina?…
  • NEWSDESK

    -by Jake Frankel
    Firefighters battled a major blaze in Linville Gorge Wilderness Area in Pisgah National Forest. On Nov. 16, the fire spanned 2,700 acres surrounding Table Rock, a popular site for hiking,…
  • NEWSDESK

    -by Jake Frankel
    State, local and company officials met Nov. 14 to break ground on GE Aviation's new 170,000-square-foot Asheville facility, which is being built next to the company’s current machining plant in…
  • Doing good in WNC

    -by Webmaster
    “The culture around here is that everything can be improved,” says Alex Comfort, board president of the Western North Carolina chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. “People in WNC…
  • Elections have consequences

    -by Webmaster
    Elections are over, and we have a new mayor and City Council. So what's on the horizon, and where do we go from here? Well, based on recent history, we…

arts

  • Our five-day coverage of Moogfest begins here

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest runs Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville. Xpress will be covering all aspects of the festival, from art and installations to economic talks and…
  • For the record

    -by Webmaster
    If good things happen in threes, then this is a banner week for local music. A number of area artists are readying new albums for release, and the offerings range…
  • Smart Bets: Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott

    -by Webmaster
    Songwriters and buddies Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott both have successful solo careers and pretty different musical styles. Yes, they're both rooted in folk and roots traditions, but O'Brien's songs…
  • Serious play

    -by Micah Wilkins
    Forget follies and farces. Local college and university theaters are tackling tougher issues this season. From racism and homophobia to bullying and social pressures, Blue Ridge Community College, Warren Wilson…
  • Smart Bets: Voorhees Family Art Show and Sale

    -by Webmaster
    The family that creates art together, stays together. Or something like that. It's worked for the Voorhees family, starting with patriarch Edwin Voorhees, a coastal seascapes painter, and his wife…
  • Curtain Call

    -by Micah Wilkins
    Following A-B Tech’s production of Unnecessary Farce in April, the local community college will discontinue its drama courses and terminate those faculty members. The decision was made after the state…
  • Smart Bets: East Coast Dirt

    -by Webmaster
    Local prog-pop outfit East Coast Dirt has a way with words. A self-described "sonic monster," the band coined the term "sneaker boogaloo" for its danceable fusion that's as much about…

opinion

  • Green Living

    -by Webmaster
  • Questions and Answers

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 11/20/13

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville veteran dismayed to be reunited with Afghan dog
  • CORRECTION

    -by Webmaster
    In last week’s issue, a story in the Food section, “Readers’ Food Stories,” had an incorrect byline. The author of the piece, which first ran online, was Jen Nathan Orris.…
  • Dog park backlash in north Asheville

    -by Webmaster
    What's going on in my neighborhood? Over the past year, the idea of a dog park in the north Asheville community has been openly and publicly discussed at meetings held…
  • Good health doesn’t require milk

    -by Webmaster
    In response to John Gray's letter, "Ingles Infomercial Has No Place in Paper," [Nov. 13 Xpress] I don't fault the Xpress for printing self-serving corporate spin. The paper would probably…
  • Elections have consequences

    -by Webmaster
    Elections are over, and we have a new mayor and City Council. So what's on the horizon, and where do we go from here? Well, based on recent history, we…
  • Adopt a turkey this Thanksgiving

    -by Webmaster
    Nearly 50 million turkeys will die this Thanksgiving season, and almost all will be raised on factory farms under abominable conditions. Intensive confinement will drive these gentle birds to fight…

food

  • Empowering all palates

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    For vegans, vegetarians and those who are gluten-free, Thanksgiving meals can be somewhat challenging. The national holiday comes with clear cultural expectations about food and what should be placed on…