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  • Unbroken arrow

    -by Alli Marshall
    You have a band. It's not just a good band, for a time it's pretty much the "it" band. Your debut release is hailed as "one of the landmark albums…
  • Performing in the key of pink

    -by Webmaster
    Molly Rose Freeman’s large-scale artwork is fanciful. It’s architectural.  It’s intricate. It’s …. pink. And it’s on view this month in the River Arts District, alfresco, along Riverside Drive across…
  • Where we’re going after 5 p.m.

    -by Webmaster
    The weather’s warmer, the days are longer and downtown’s packed again. Sure as the season, Downtown After Five kicks off Friday, May 20. With live music, food and drink and…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Sirius B. Xpress readers voted them the No. 1 “Next Big Thing” in the 2010 Best of WNC poll. If you’re ready to dance the night away with…
  • Flying the COOP

    -by Webmaster
    It seems a new restaurant or bar opens every month in Asheville, buoyed by visitors looking to experience the city’s thriving cultural scene. Now, downtown gets a new artspace, too:…
  • Ben Hovey: sound scientist

    -by Webmaster
    With Hotel Indigo as the venue, and “sound scientist” as the description, I had no idea what to expect from Ben Hovey’s Friday night performance. (The last time I saw…
  • Smart Bets

    -by Xpress Staff
    Fanaticon Ready for a very different sort of festival? Fanaticon returns for its second year with "comics, collectibles, pop culture and more." Unlike your typical summer fest, Fanaticon is mostly…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Find out if your family heirlooms are worth more than you think at an antique evaluation on Wednesday,  May 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. Come early to visit Historic…


  • On the Horizon

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    The Grove Park Inn did not always seem inaccessible to locals — and the staff is working hard to prove that it still isn’t. But back when my friends and…
  • Small Bites

    -by Webmaster
    More food trucks Vegetarians craving world cuisine take note. Food trucks are on your side these days. We have GQC Street Food serving vegetarian falafel at the Bywater, in West…
  • A Spring Salute to the Strawberry

    -by Webmaster
    Lifelong friends and Haywood County farmers Dibe Duckett and Kaleb Rathbone have always been idea men, they say. One of their best ideas to date? To hold their now-famous spring…


  • Forest farming

    -by Webmaster
    In Western North Carolina, both the language and activity of farming are changing dramatically, expanding to include such intriguing terms as “slow native foods” and “forest farming.” Farmers, perhaps the…


  • Calendar Pics

    -by Webmaster
  • Checks and balances

    -by David Forbes
    Asheville City Council May10, 2011 meeting Living wage required on some city contracts Council bumps up recycling fee A Kenilworth rezoning proposed by city planning staff proved to be a…
  • Rescue mission?

    -by Margaret Williams
    Local control makes a difference, and a bill proposed by state Rep. Jim Davis could take it away, says Angel Medical Center CEO Tim Hubbs. The Franklin hospital is close…
  • WNC Wellness review

    -by Wade Inganamort
    North Carolina health fund faces the ax "A state trust fund financing anti-tobacco and obesity programs could be gone by the end of the year, a move advocates said will…
  • Daring to succeed

    -by Tracy Rose
    Gather 300 or so women entrepreneurs, shower them with pertinent advice and encourage them to network. Then send them home with the taste of chocolate in their mouths. Sound like…
  • Talking head

    -by David Forbes
    This year’s contest for Buncombe County Democratic Party chair attracted much more attention than usual, with various candidates jumping in and bowing out of the race. In the end, however,…
  • The Beat: Change, change, change

    -by Jake Frankel
    More than 100 people took to the streets of Montford and downtown Asheville May 12 to march for LGBTQ rights. Organizers with equal rights group Just Us For All said…
  • NCMatters: Under the radar

    -by Nelda Holder
    As the N.C. General Assembly’s redistricting hearings conclude and the Senate takes up the budget passed by the House last week, a number of individual bills with wide-ranging effects are…
  • Green Scene

    -by Webmaster
    The search for water in the universe — and, by extension, for extraterrestrial life — was the subject of “Astrobiology: Where Are We Searching and What Are We Looking For?”…


  • Don’t pull the plug!

    -by Webmaster
    The N.C. House’s version of the state budget proposes to permanently eliminate the Tobacco Trust Fund Commission, putting that money into the General Fund to help cover the budget shortfall.…
  • Airport Bill

    -by Molton
  • Evidence

    -by Brent Brown
  • The writing on the wall

    -by Webmaster
    Concern about looming state budget cuts has many public schools brainstorming ways to do more with less. In January, Superintendent Tony Baldwin of the Buncombe County Schools posted on his…
  • Give me liberty? Give me a break

    -by Webmaster
    I once thought of myself as having a libertarian streak, but if it means that my views are aligned with those of Robert Thatcher and John Mackey, CEO of Whole…
  • Save the Health and Wellness Trust Fund

    -by Webmaster
    Every year, thousands of North Carolina youth begin using tobacco. However, since the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund began [supporting] youth tobacco-use prevention and cessation efforts in 2003,…
  • Gay Rights

    -by Molton
  • County commissioners by district: a few questions

    -by Webmaster
    Do the opponents of voting for commissioners by district want to use the same "logic" to vote for U.S. House of Representatives — by the whole country rather than by…
  • N.C. “Wise Woman” program a wise choice

    -by Webmaster
    Just want to say many thanks to all the folks involved in the running of the N.C. Wise Woman program (Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation) at…
  • The Asheville Humane Society is heartwarming

    -by Webmaster
    The new Asheville Humane Society is a wonderful facility. And it’s not just the new building that’s great. I recently began volunteering at AHS and the dedication of the staff…
  • Restaurant merry-go-round

    -by Webmaster
    Black Mountain is a restaurant merry-go-round. In the short year that I have lived here, I have seen H.T. Papa's restaurant close; it is now a Chinese place. A coffee…
  • Annexation equals progress

    -by Webmaster
    On March 16, I had a letter published in favor of North Carolina’s annexation code and encouraging Asheville’s continuation in the battle to incorporate Biltmore Lake [“You May Need Annexation…
  • The lady and the ramps

    -by Betty Cloer Wallace
    I’ve been out all day planting (thanks to the bounty of the nature goddess) several buckets of roots and remnants of ramps — the leavings and root trimmings from a…