Mountain Xpress is committed to serving as an independent, truly local platform for civic dialogue and idea exchange in Western North Carolina.
We want everyone to have access to our reporting. That’s why we have always been a free service to the community.
Ultimately, though, delivering quality local journalism requires resources. In the last 10 years, the advertising model that has traditionally funded local newsgathering has been upended by the digital revolution and an increasing focus on national news. Many community newspapers have gone out of business, and the ones that remain struggle to do more with less each year — even as the issues that face our cities and towns become more pressing and polarized positions increasingly dominate the conversation. As Xpress digs deep to continue to provide the comprehensive coverage you’ve come to expect from us, we need your help.
We are asking you to keep the stories coming. Help us continue our mission of strengthening civic dialogue — without paywalls or subscription fees. Help us remain local, free and independent.