Give all citizens a voice. Give them in-depth information to make informed decisions. To that end, Carolina Public Press has launched The News Exchange, which aims to give the 18 westernmost N.C. counties a chance to voice the issues within their own communities, get questions answered and problems solved.
Guest columnist Jodi Ford looks at how the loss of the Earned Income Tax Credit may affect area families. This article is featured as part of a partnership between the Xpress and Children First/ Communities In Schools of Buncombe County.
Our weekly video series goes regional as Mountain Xpress and City Lights Bookstore in Jackson County partner for a web performance by Sylva artist Ian Moore.
State Senator Martin Nesbitt, the minority leader and longtime Democratic legislator from Asheville, died yesterday at age 67.
Our video series goes regional this week as Mountain Xpress and City Lights Bookstore in Jackson County partnered for this web video with Sylva band Noonday performing “Vigil.”
Feeding America estimates that 100,000 people in Western North Carolina are experiencing food insecurity. Winter heating bills, new restrictions to food stamp eligibility and rising medical costs may be increasing situational poverty. But if a lack of access to food is a growing problem, some across the region are working on a growing solution. Read more in part two of our series looking at how community gardens are fighting hunger — from the ground up.
As a development company plans to build a new subdivision in Riceville, the neighbors worry their rural community is changing for the worse. With the real estate market bouncing back, what does the resurrgence of development mean for the region?