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Starring: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Michelle Rolla, Valentine Camax, Louis Perrault

M. Hulot’s Holiday

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In Brief: As a mere boy, I bumped into Jacques Tati’s Mon Oncle on television — and didn’t like it. Many years later, I saw part of his Traffic — and didn’t like it. With that, I wrote off Tati’s work as something just not for me. And it was with that in mind that…
BUDGET TALKS: The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners is getting into the thick of its budget process as it heard requests from A-B Tech and Asheville City Schools during its meeting Tuesday, May 2

Buncombe Commission­ers appoint new county manager

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Asheville, NC At their June 9 special meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners named current Assistant County Manager/Health & Human Services Director Mandy Stone as the new County Manager to be effective July 1. Ms. Stone succeeds Wanda Greene who announced her intent to retire after 20 years […]

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Should Asheville be Craft City? Voting is open for American Craft Week’s Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers

Think Asheville deserves a reputation for more than beer? How about its thriving craft arts scene? Voting is under way to establish the Top 10 Towns for Craft Lovers, via an online poll presented by American Craft Week. At the time this is being posted, tiny Seagrove, N.C. (population 228), is in the lead with […]

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Updated: Tuesday Funk Jam to bring out the funk in support of Bob Moog Foundation and Give!Local

Come on out and shake your hips to local funk music while supporting a good cause at the Asheville Music Hall’s Funk Jam Benefit for the Bob Moog Foundation on Tuesday, Dec. 13 (tonight) at 11 p.m. This special benefit edition of the well-loved weekly funk music jam offers an easy way to donate to […]

Photo of river water after chemical spill by Jemima Cook Fliss, a member of Xpress' delivery team

Updated: Chemical spill affects Laurel and French Broad rivers in Madison County

Update 4:31 p.m.: Xpress has new information that the substance reported by the French Broad Riverkeeper was not the substance that leaked from the overturned truck. While there is still question about what it actually was, water samples taken by representatives from both the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and the French Broad Riverkeepers were […]

Jasmine Beach-Ferrara (second from right) declaring victory, surrounded by her wife Meghann Burke (center), mother (far left) and members of her campaign team. Photo by Able Allen

Making history: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara to become first openly gay Buncombe County Commission­er

With her win in the District 1 Democratic primary, Jasmine Beach-Ferrara is slated to become the first openly LGBT Buncombe County Commissioner. To get there, she had strong competition from City Councilman Gordon Smith and from another civil rights activist, Isaac Coleman. Since no Republican filed to run for the District 1 seat, Beach-Ferrara is almost certain to take office in the fall after the General Election.

Yvonne Haarsma, owner, the Asheville Astrolodge. Photo courtesy of Send 2 Press

New spin on bed and breakfast: Astrolodge reads your star chart too

Press reprint from original syndication source, Send 2 Press: Do you ever ask yourself, “Why does this always happen to me?” Or do you simply chalk it off to fate? Yvonne Haarsma, owner of the Asheville Astrolodge, explains why coincidences do not exist and ascertains that everything happens for a reason, including problems people encounter. A […]

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Primary battles 2016: May the best candidates win

Traditionally, even-year elections in North Carolina have been held the first Tuesday in May (the primary) and the first Tuesday in November (the general). For the next cycle, however, new state law has moved the primary up six weeks to Tuesday, March 15. This change will mostly affect the presidential primaries, probably bringing more candidates to […]

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Final Big Giving Day offers prizes to Give!Local donors today

Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes Tuesday, Dec. 15, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during the Big Give Day via the givelocalguide.org website, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic coupon book (with special offers from dozens of local businesses), you’ll […]

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Giving Tuesday: Big Giving Day offers prizes to Give!Local donors Dec. 1

Some lucky folks are going to win some pretty great prizes Tuesday, according to organizers of Give!Local, Mountain Xpress‘ end-of-year grassroots philanthropy project. Here’s the deal: Donate $10 or more during the Big Give Day, December 1, via the givelocalguide.orgwebsite, and you’ll not only get Give!Local’s fantastic coupon book (with special offers from dozens of local businesses), you’ll also […]

Asheville Music School Rock Band closed the event with a rendition of "Sweet Dreams." Photo by Jeff Tallman

Give!Local kickoff: Very auspicious and very Asheville

Give!Local raised nearly $1,000 in its opening day and many of the nonprofits raised additional money at the kickoff event. Thirty nonprofits, their boards, two food vendors, three bands, a dinosaur and a ghost pepper all convened along with about 200 people from the public.