Faces of dissent: Meet WNC’s new radicals

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Cover Design Credit:

Scott Southwick

Cover Photography Credit:

Evan Anderson
In WNC, homegrown activists of all stripes are working to effect change in an increasingly atomized political landscape. Xpress reached out to local activists from across the ideological spectrum to share their motivations, challenges and tactics.




  • WNC hunters keep traditions alive

    -by David Floyd
    Devotees of bow and black powder rifle hunting say they enjoy the expanded season permitted for hunting with those less-than-modern technologies. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is considering changes to…
  • Animals can make us healthier, say local experts

    -by Leslie Boyd
     TJ Amos says that after a childhood filled with unspeakable abuse, she decided on a career as a psychotherapist so she could help others overcome the type of trauma she had experienced.…


  • Screen scene: Local film news

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Four Seasons presents a documentary on patients facing serious illnesses, the Fairview Library hosts an evening with documentarian Jamie Ross and more.


  • Asheville Archives: Pritchard Park replaces the old post office

    -by Thomas Calder
    On Feb. 11, 1932, after sitting vacant for two years, local contractor P.W. Bordner began razing the old post office. Along with replacing it with a park, the city planned…
  • Biltmore delves into past for current farm practices

    -by Cindy Kunst
    A new herd of Berkshire hogs signifies a larger effort by the Biltmore Estate to honor its agricultural past in a way that also provides local, sustainably raised fare for…
  • Local activists strive for social change

    -by Max Hunt
    In Western North Carolina, homegrown activists of all stripes are working to effect change among an increasingly divided populace, drawing on historical ideals and using new technologies to spread their…
  • City details pay increases, nepotism policy

    -by Carolyn Morrisroe
    In the wake of controversy over early retirement, retention bonuses and discretionary raises paid by and to former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene and other highly paid county employees, the…