Small Towns

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  • Highlights from the new Get It! Guide

    -by Xpress Staff
    The mission of Xpress’ first annual Get It! Guide is to provide locals and visitors with an introduction to the many ways we can engage and have a stake in…
  • Navigating the real world

    -by Webmaster
    Utility bills, student loans, rent checks and roommates can be an intimidating universe for Buncombe County teenagers and young adults to navigate. At the Oct. 1 Goodwill-sponsored, community collaborative Real…


  • God bless

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 10/09/13

    -by Webmaster
    I-40, I-26 to close on Friday due to government shutdown
  • For what it’s worth

    -by Webmaster
    I hate to kick the Mountain Xpress when it's down in the wake of the fallout from the Leicester “gravel road” brouhaha, but another geographical snafu appeared in the the…
  • Animal abuse is ubiquitous

    -by Webmaster
    The Sept. 25 cover story, “Homing In,” failed to mention that birds ceremonially released sometimes die due to collisions with cellphone towers, power lines and high-rises, or are killed by…


  • Smart Bets: Fiesta Latina

    -by Alli Marshall
    The largest and oldest celebration of Latin American culture in the region returns this weekend. Swing Original Monks from Ecuador (pictured) performs, among many other acts.
  • Stephen King’s libretto coming to Thomas Wolfe

    -by Justin Souther
    With more than 50 published novels and hundreds of short stories to his name, author Stephen King is obviously prolific. He’s also proven to be quite versatile, taking the jump…
  • Hendersonville and Flat Rock

    -by Webmaster
    Growing up in Hendersonville, my friends and I would unkindly refer to our town as “God’s waiting room,” an allusion to its popularity among retirees. After high school, I went…
  • Page turners

    -by Alli Marshall
    Magic words Just because there’s a princess, a witch and a guy called Dragon doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a fairy tale. Especially in the case of Lonely in the Heart…
  • Black Mountain Bauhaus

    -by Webmaster
    Black Mountain College is known best as an innovative, experimental liberal arts institution that attracted such luminaries as John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, Merce Cunningham and Willem de Kooning, among others.…
  • Brevard

    -by Webmaster
    Modern-day Brevard is like a smaller, more laid-back Asheville. You’ve got your independent record store, a few ethnic food restaurants, craft breweries and enough outdoor attractions to keep you occupied…
  • Waynesville and Canton

    -by Webmaster
    There’s nothing all that small about Waynesville, from its hopping Main Street to its dynamic arts scene (think heritage and contemporary crafts, public sculpture, theater and a certain annual folk…
  • Horseplay

    -by Webmaster
    At the lumbering speed of 2.5 miles per hour, the Rural Academy Theatre is making their second tour through Western North Carolina. The horse-drawn performance troupe loads all of its…


  • Molasses, bear stew and vinegar pie

    -by Webmaster
    Saturday, Oct. 12, the Big Ivy Historic Society will offer a day-long trip back in time and a great opportunity for a free food adventure with its Fourth Annual Heritage…
  • South Asheville eats

    -by Webmaster
    Sometimes the outskirts of Asheville remind you of a different city entirely. The quirky, independent and free-spirited vibe of the town seems to fade into a haze of strip malls…