KIDS 2014

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Cover Design Credit:

Megan Kirby

Cover Photography Credit:

Julia Briden, Reynolds High School


  • Smart Bets: Natalie Goldberg

    -by Xpress Staff
    Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones, will visit Malaprop’s on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m.
  • Smart Bets: ArtSpace Cabaret

    -by Xpress Staff
    ArtSpace Charter School has, as its name suggests, a kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum centered around the visual and performing arts. So it's fitting, when raising funds, to put on…
  • Power play

    -by Toni Sherwood
    When you’re determined to blur the boundaries of traditional theater, what’s more appropriate than a play about blurred boundaries? N.C. Stage Compay producing director Angie Flynn-McIver describes Immediate Theatre Project’s…
  • Smart Bets: Proof

    -by Xpress Staff
    “Proof delves into deeply emotional problems that arise from mental illness battling with true genius,” says F. Scott Keel, director of Rarely Theatre’s inaugural production of David Auburn’s play. The…
  • Smart Bets: Lindi Ortega

    -by Xpress Staff
    Nashville-based, Toronto-born country songstress Lindi Ortega writes songs about loneliness, desire, crumbling relationships and the plight of a struggling musician. After spending a decade as an independent artist in Canada,…
  • Smart Bets: Andy Statman

    -by Xpress Staff
    “Andy Statman is a master of two idioms linked only by their demand for virtuosity and their down-home origins,” says The New York Times. The award-winning musician is both a…


  • Very young professionals

    -by Lea McLellan
    Each Sunday, Ella Triber readies herself for another shift of waiting tables at The Junction. Notepad in hand, she approaches her customers, takes orders and delivers piping hot plates of…
  • Where the toys are

    -by Haley Steinhardt
    We are lucky to live in one of the most family-friendly places on the planet, where fun (and often free) things to do with kids of all ages abound. So…
  • Steaking a claim

    -by Toni Sherwood
    Shutao Wang, owner of Brasilia Churrasco Steakhouse of Spartanburg, S.C., will open a second location in downtown Asheville any day now thanks to some word-of-mouth promotion from traveling Ashevilleans. “We…

    -by Webmaster
    Highland announces major expansion While it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of new brewery openings, it’s also exciting to see that Asheville’s oldest craft brewery is not…


  • Think positive

    -by Lea McLellan
    Triple P parenting program gains fans in WNC. Photo by Nathan Metcalf
  • Why I grow: Growing community in the garden

    -by Carrie Eidson
    In our new feature, area growers introduce their gardens. This week Adam Bigelow tells us about the Cullowhee Community Garden in Jackson County


  • Ripple effect

    -by David Forbes
    Report shines light on Asheville’s housing problems, possible solutions.
  • KIDS 2014: Introduction + Galleries

    -by Margaret Williams
    If you thought kids were only interested in playing video games and texting, then think again.
  • Community is …

    -by Webmaster
    A little kindness by Fox Smith The Learning Community School fifth grade The week of the big snow, I went and asked my neighbor if I could go sledding on…
  • Family

    -by Webmaster
    Family by Matthew Griffith Community High School Wanna know what CHS means to me? Family. I feel like CHS is a family that backs one another to the end. My…
  • Community service

    -by Webmaster
    Community service by Julie Hollifield. 11th grade, Owen High School Last semester, my English class participated in a community service project. We were writing persuasive essays on environmental issues. This…
  • Heroes

    -by Webmaster
    For our annual Kids Issue, Xpress sought out local kids’ takes on what community means to them. In short: a lot. Here are a few of their essays on local…
  • Working relationships

    -by Xpress Contributor
    By Ami Worthen It might not surprise Vernon White II’s former teachers and classmates at T.C. Roberson High that this two-time MVP, who was awarded a full basketball scholarship to…
  • Poems

    -by Webmaster
    The Life of a paintbrush by Meadie Jernigan The Learning Community School Fifth grade A fuzzy tip hovers over the canvas. Should it paint a farm with fields of cows…
  • Community by the cinquain

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville By Loren Fun Old, special Exciting, Interesting, Amazing An extremely creative city Asheville Asheville By: Anonymous Weird, bizarre Drumming, expressing, entertaining The people, places and hippies Carolina Asheville By:…
  • My heroes

    -by Webmaster
    Nurses are my heroes My mom is a nurse.  She helps us not get sick.  She works in the emergency department in the hospital, so she helps a LOT of…


  • T-shirt

    -by Molton
  • The N.O. Fensives Return

    -by Brent Brown
  • The Gospel According to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    n the wake of Martin Nesbitt’s recent passing, there will be many columns and articles about our great and honorable friend’s extraordinary contributions. His loss will leave a huge void…
  • Duke can do better on tree trimming

    -by Letters
    Every four to five years Asplundh Tree Expert Co.,  the tree pruning company hired by Duke Energy, comes to WNC to trim trees back from the power lines.  Duke Energy…