One commenter at the March 24 public forum on short-term rentals in Asheville likened outlawing the practice to the war on drugs, or teaching teenagers abstinence to prevent pregnancy.
“Congratulations to David Whitehill for bringing Emmanuel Ax to Asheville and for creating the great occasions of Asheville Amadeus.”
“I was the one driving 32 mph in a 35 [mph zone] on Biltmore Avenue last week. You were the one who pulled out right in front of me, nearly causing an epic collision.”
” I moved here 17 years ago, and drivers are much more rude and discourteous now then they were just a few short years ago!”
“I am writing because no one seems to be concerned about the ‘ISIS’ theater on Haywood Road. I mean, how obvious can you get? No one ever heard of ISIS until last year. Now, ISIS is known around the world.”
“I realize that most of the Mountain Xpress readers are oblivious to the amount of censorship that occurs on the Mountain Xpress website affecting commenters of the opinion letters.”
The proposed Asheville whitewater park hasn’t hit any rapids yet, as City Council showed general support for moving forward with further evaluations of the project at the March 24 meeting.
“The implication that chelation therapy was beneficial for Mr. Sites and that he was an ‘empowered medical consumer’ who ‘reaped the benefits’ of such therapy, is seriously misleading.”
“Many nonreligious persons still enjoy the experience of getting together for fellowship and discourse without using religious language.”
Have you noticed that prices are dropping and you can get more for less these days? We haven’t either, but our lawmakers are acting as if this were true. Our current state budget touts a $1 billion increase in educational funding, but little is said about how much of that money actually reaches classrooms. In […]
It turns out that Asheville area children and teens are every bit as passionate about their causes and views as the adults are around here.
For many children, the links between food supply and school lunch are murky at best. But the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s Growing Minds Farm to School program aims to shine some light on the problem, helping forge connections that can lead to a lifetime of better health.
“Congratulations to Mr. Sites for all his hard work to regain his health, especially the willingness to be an empowered medical consumer.”
“What is seen on Interstates 240 and 40 is against the law and dangerous.”
For a city’s multimodal transportation system to be a success, moving from point A to point B should not only be safe and efficient, but there should be options for those who aren’t traveling via automobile.
“To be able to offer that experience right in the heart of the RAD would be wonderful for locals as well as tourists.”
“The French Broad River already has a documented turbidity problem, among other issues, and it will be impacted by this atrocity.”
Unless you’re looking to get pinched, St. Patrick’s Day is the day for wearing green. Green shirts, green shoes, green pants — even green hair.
So put on your fake green mustache, break out your Flogging Molly tee and indulge in St. Patrick’s Day events around the area, celebrating Appalachia’s Scots-Irish heritage — and the slightly offensive stereotype of booze-loving, beer-slamming bar-goers stomping the beat for a fiddle-fronted band.
Ten years ago this month, downtown Asheville’s The Lobster Trap first opened its doors.
Beginning today, the restaurant and bar will be celebrating its anniversary, offering special deals, drinks and dishes, to thank loyal customers and the city of Asheville for the last decade of development.
“I am glad for Margaret Williams’ reporting on the Sierra Club’s study citing Duke Energy for unsafe sulfur dioxide emission.”
A student contribution from the Kids Issue.