“We believe that this extreme attempt at dismantling this worthwhile system … will result in a less inclusive, less transparent, top-down form of governance that’s not in the public’s best interest.”
“You read about people having heart attacks on the street and no one stops to help, but that sure wasn’t the case with me.”
“I support Commissioners Brownie Newman and Jasmine Beach-Ferrara’s calls for the occupancy tax to be used for community needs vs. more tourism marketing.”
“What I’m complaining about is the ineffectiveness of trying to put an end to this burning.”
“North Carolina is locally sustained by migrant workers, from agriculture to the many other jobs they contribute, yet their lives here and those arriving to enter through our borders crisis still face continued personal crisis hardships on our soil.”
Launched in 2017 as a fundraiser for the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina, Cold Mountain Music Festival returns Saturday, June 4, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.
The move comes after a two-year long examination of employee compensation across 16 other government agencies comparable to Buncombe County.
“Cataldo Perrone, spokesperson for Pratt & Whitney, was quoted in the Mountain Xpress as saying, ‘The military aircraft we power are engaged in defensive operations designed to help defend freedom around the world.’ I think we need to take a closer look at that claim.”
Author S.E. Chandler discusses her decision to self-publish and the recent success of her new trilogy.
Zach Cooper, Debrissa McKinney and Seth Kauffman discuss their experiences with well-known musicians.
Uncertainty is a fact of life at nonprofits, especially with regard to funding. But local organizations are increasingly attuned to another uncertainty: how to prepare for the consequences that climate change will have on their work.
Landfills tend to fall in the “out of sight, out of mind” category — unless you’re living next to one. But Buncombe County’s recent move to prepare additional landfill space for both construction and municipal debris is a reminder that such facilities have a finite life.
Watch this space for the latest 2022 primary election results for Western North Carolina and commentary from the Mountain Xpress news team. The post will be updated regularly throughout the evening.
Black Wall Street AVL and the Wilma Dykeman Legacy will mark Dykeman’s 102nd birthday. Plus, a local author publishes a psychological thriller, a pioneering women’s rights advocate is honored and a film remembers presbyterian ministers who fought for civil rights.