The Nonprofit Issue

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Cover Design Credit:

Susan McBride

Cover Photography Credit:

Sheryl Mann (Flying Dogs Photography)
WNC's nonprofits help find home for animals, protect the environment, feed and clothe the needy, grow independent business ... and much, much more. Here's a sampling of the many organizations that make our communities better.




  • Conscious Party: Tending the trails

    -by Michael McDonald
    WHAT: Bent Creek Service Project WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. WHERE: Ledford Branch Road, 479G, Bent Creek WHY: Many trails in Bent Creek Experimental Forest were never intended…
  • Local group hopes to provide an alternative to hospital births

    -by Aiyanna Sezak-Blatt
    Judy Major aims to create a nonprofit community birth center in Asheville, close to a hospital but free-standing, a place where certified nurse midwives can offer care to all women…
  • Crystal Visions hosts AkashVille soul gathering Friday, Nov. 21

    -by Jordan Foltz
    WHAT: Kelly Jones, cofounder of AkashVille, hosts the release of her self-published book, Akashic Records: Soul Dialogues. A trained medium in reading akashic records (from the Sanskrit word “akasha” for…



  • Opponent congratulates Judge Ed Clontz on election

    -by Letters
    I  would like to congratulate Judge Ed Clontz on his election to the District Court bench (N.C. District 28).  He ran a very robust campaign. We wish him all the…
  • New Breed

    -by Molton
  • Global warming or not, pollution is real and a problem

    -by Letters
    Regardless of the entire issue of global warming described in a Nov. 5 letter by Michael Ivey [“Cartoonist Randy Molton Has Been Brainwashed,” Xpress], pollution (man-made, natural or nonexistent), is…
  • Goat Mountain Animal Sanctuary deserves attention

    -by Letters
    Congratulations on the valuable issue of Nov. 5-11 [“Who’s Helping Whom? The Animal Issue,” Xpress], which calls attention to the many good sources of help for animals in our area.…
  • In the Middle

    -by Brent Brown
    Being the “middle child” of holidays, Thanksgiving is the Jan to Christmas’ Marcia.