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Carrie Eidson


  • Thinking big: Buncombe County plan points way toward sustainable future

    -by Jake Frankel
    “In North Carolina, sustainability plans are pretty rare,” reports Scott Mouw, recycling director at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. “Not many communities have taken on the task…
  • What’s past is prologue

    -by Webmaster
    For more than a decade, Phil Mechanic Studios has been a pillar of the River Arts District and a key player in the greater Asheville arts scene. But while that…
  • Missing pieces

    -by David Forbes
    Much attention has been paid to Asheville’s long, rich history, yet there are huge gaps in the story that’s usually told. On the city’s streets and in outlying areas, African-American…


  • Parking Lot Sidewalks

    -by Webmaster
  • Contingency Plan

    -by Webmaster
  • Asheville Disclaimer 2/12/14

    -by Webmaster
    Take Back the Nightbell
  • Are electric vehicles the answer?

    -by Webmaster
    The “Fracking and Electric Vehicles in NC” letter in your Feb. 5 issue is another example of the black-and-white thinking that gets us nowhere as we face the daunting challenge…
  • Really Gordon Smith, really?

    -by Webmaster
    Mr. Smith rhapsodizes about making affordable housing “a top strategic priority” in his opinion piece in last week’s Xpress [“These Three Things,” Feb. 5, Xpress]. Yet in 2010, after listening…
  • Why affordable housing matters

    -by Webmaster
    It seems to me that an awful lot of folks I know in service industries have to work two jobs to just make ends meet. When you’re working 40 hours…
  • WNC Alliance on Coggins development

    -by Webmaster
    In his letter to the editor referring to the controversy over the proposed development of the Coggins’ property in Riceville [“There is No ‘Light’ Development,” Feb. 5, Xpress], Troy Amastar…


  • The one and only Casey Driessen

    -by Alli Marshall
    The local fiddler holds a release party for “The Singularity” at Pisgah Brewing on Saturday, Feb. 15. Click through for a video interview and exclusive performance.
  • Smart Bets: TEDxUNCAsheville

    -by Webmaster
    Subjects of past TED talks have covered all manner of business, art, technology and philosophy. CEOs, inventors, brainy fashion models and precocious kids have all presented unique thinking. Taking it…
  • Smart Bets: FROGZ

    -by Webmaster
    You probably have to kiss a lot of princes to find a frog like this. FROGZ, really. The production of Portland, Ore.'s Imago Theatre combines dance, mime and acrobatics with…
  • Some enchanted evening

    -by Alli Marshall
    All events take place on Friday, Feb. 14, and are in Asheville unless otherwise noted. Find more Valentine’s Day happenings in Clubland and Calendar. Three times makes it annual, so…
  • Up close and personal

    -by Webmaster
    Yes, 2014 marks the 30th anniversary of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. But Daniel Clancy, the co-producer and actor of local theater company DJCIII Productions, doesn’t count…
  • Smart Bets: The Whigs

    -by Webmaster
    "Get off the Internet and go see a rock show," says the Facebook bio of Athens-by-way-of-Nashville trio The Whigs. It's especially good advice if the show in question is a…
  • Speciality shops

    -by Alli Marshall
    Shopping means different things to different people. For some, it's retail therapy. For others, it's something to check off the to-do list. But as long as we have to shop,…


  • Dinner for two

    -by Webmaster
    Food and love have long been linked in the popular imagination, but actually running a restaurant with your beloved partner seriously raises the bar. With the spirit of Valentine’s Day…
  • Living foods, growing ambitions

    -by Webmaster
    As one man sits down at the bar, Judi Murphy greets him with a smile. “Hey, happy 2014,” she says. “I haven’t seen you in a while.” He smiles back…
  • Pie fight

    -by Webmaster
    Andy Favilla, who owns Favilla’s New York Pizza in West Asheville, is headed to the 2014 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas in March to compete against contestants from all over…

    -by Webmaster
    John Garcia, owner and brewer of Lookout Brewery in Black Mountain, was used to a certain type of Black Mountain tourist before he switched careers. He’d see people in town…