Cover Design Credit: Carrie Lare
Photograph Credit: Max Cooper

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Cover Design Credit:

Carrie Lare

Cover Photography Credit:

Max Cooper




  • Survey says….

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  • Rural Distillery

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  • Asheville Disclaimer 07/10/13

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    Pub-cycle hiring drivers as Asheville’s self-propelled, wheeled drunk-tourism industry finds its legs
  • Hoggin’ profits from a Home Ground Treasure

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    Tell me someone else has noticed that the groundhogs are plotting a takeover. In fact, it may already be underway.  Drive onto Interstate 240 West from Riverside Drive any day,…
  • Give Diaz a chance

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    Emily Patrick’s June 26 portrayal of Hector Diaz in “The Many Lives of Hector Diaz” is further evidence that she has raised the bar for food writing in Asheville. Very…
  • Enough is enough

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    Regarding Asheville Police Chief William Anderson: This is nothing but a witch hunt by a select group of cowardly people who want to see the demise and fall of Asheville's…
  • Safety before pleasantries

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    In reply to Mark Muhlenfeld's June 19 letter, “Next Time, Try Waving”: I've been riding motorcycles for 50 years. My experience has taught me that the motorcyclists who live longest…
  • It’s time to protect our health and communities

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    There is no reason why our society, in the 21st century, should face the dangerous risks associated with irresponsible management of coal ash. The EPA has labeled the two coal-ash…


  • Sunday school

    -by Alli Marshall
    “We had an idea of how we wanted it to sound,” says Cliff Worsham, half of local electronic project RBTS WIN. He’s talking about the band’s new album, Palm Sunday,…
  • Rollin’ on the river

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    The G.E.D. Records soul showcase takes the stage as the third installment of this year’s RiverMusic series, created by environmental nonprofit RiverLink. This is the second year for the event,…
  • Soul satisfaction

    -by Alli Marshall
    There’s a definite rise in the number of soul music groups, and not just in the back-in-the-day-revival, televised for a PBS fundraiser special bands. You know: The Drifters, The Miracles,…
  • Time management

    -by Alli Marshall
    “People think, with me, that it’s a dress-up contest or a history project,” says dapper roots musician (and former, albeit briefly, Asheville resident) Pokey LaFarge. “I just choose to look…