Here’s your preview of the Sept. 17 edition of Mountain Xpress. This week’s cover story, by reporter Rebecca Bowe, focuses on climate change in Alaska and what it means for Western North Carolina. Bowe was part of a team of journalists invited by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism to travel to Alaska to view the on-the-ground effects of climate change. Her experiences there provided some of the material for the story.
Other stories this week include a look at an upcoming show by artist Gabriel Shaffer and a run-down on locally made beer that will be featured at this weekend’s Brewgrass beer festival.
— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor