Election 2012: Chooose your fate

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Brent Brown




  • A new road for Molly and Meherwan

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  • Voter info for WNC

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    Voter Information: If you need information about voting (precinct, district, polling place), call the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 250-4200, or visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections'…
  • Just say yes

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    “Giving birth is like running a marathon,” observes nurse-midwife Barbara Davenport, co-leader of the BirthNetwork of Western North Carolina. “It requires endurance, healthy eating beforehand and lots of mental preparation."…


  • Undecided Voters

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 10/31/12

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    • Following successful launch of weather balloon into near-space, WNC middle school students prepare for historic cat launch
  • Wampus sucks

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    I love the Mountain Xpress and read it every week. But the Wampus Cat mascot is really unbearable. I could hardly enjoy reading the Best of WNC issues while having…
  • Another slice in the fight

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    A couple of weeks ago I read the letter sent from Favilla’s Pizza regarding a blind taste test involving them and the winners of the Best of WNC [“To Be…
  • “Vadim Realism” painted the right picture

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    Thank you for Kyle Sherard's perceptive article about "Vadim Bora: A Visual Legacy of Expressive Freedom, From Initial Spark to Final Form," the retrospective at Warren Wilson College’s Holden Gallery…
  • Not in our mountains

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    I recently became aware that the local Progress Energy power plant in Arden has two ponds for coal-ash storage that are not lined! Testing of the wells in the area…
  • It’s Bannerman Family Camp time!

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    An extraordinary family is celebrating the 43rd year of the Bannerman Family Thanksgiving Dance Camp: four full days of clogging, puppet shows, live music, fellowship and more. It is the…
  • Time to vote – kids too

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    What better time for adults to convey the legacy of good citizenship to their children than a presidential election year? And what better way than by taking them to the…
  • The gospel according to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment of Jerry Sternberg’s continuing “Life in Seely’s Castle” saga. The earlier pieces are available on the Xpress website or at www.gospeljerry.com (which also…
  • It’s time we figured it out

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    This year, voting, particularly in local elections, is more important than ever. Under the current North Carolina General Assembly we have seen an unprecedented assault on the progressive values that…
  • Cothran is accessible and accurate

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    As we head toward the 2012 election, I would like to say a few words about a wonderful candidate running for register of deeds. This is a very important, but…
  • Pat Cothran is simply outstanding

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    It is telling that the Asheville Citizen-Times chose not to lend its support to the incumbent in the register of deeds race, though the publication heartily endorsed him just 18…
  • You will be impressed with Pat

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    I met Pat Cothran, candidate for Buncombe County register of deeds, in the late 1980s. As a real estate paralegal, I research public records to obtain title insurance for clients.…
  • Reisinger’s budget spins make me dizzy

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    It’s always amusing to hear Drew Reisinger put his own spin on the budget numbers from the register of deeds office. His latest claim is that the office “spent $600,000…
  • Thank you, Drew, for your visionary leadership

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    I am writing in support of Drew Reisinger for the register of deeds. In two short years, Drew has used the power of the office to ensure equality and inclusion…
  • Keever will have my vote

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    I have known Patsy Keever for over 30 years. We were colleagues in Buncombe County Schools, and I was one of her constituents when she was a Buncombe County commissioner…
  • Patsy stands with the people

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    In the newly reconfigured 10th Congressional District, Democrat Patsy Keever is running against “incumbent” Patrick McHenry. As a woman, a person of great personal integrity and a public servant who…