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  • Love it or loathe it

    -by Alli Marshall
    You can spend February 14th (and the days preceding and after) staring into the eyes of your soulmate. Or you can spend it with the company of Chinese takeout and…
  • Moving out

    -by Alli Marshall
    Emotions make for tricky adhesive, e.g.: Love will keep us together. Until it doesn't. And then, in the midst of the melancholy free-fall, you find yourself trying to deal with…
  • The Love/Hate Playlist

    -by Webmaster
    Love: 1. "Love Is…" by Chachillie 2. "When Love Comes Around" by Calico Moon 3. "When You's Gonna Be My Baby" by Choosy Beggars 4. "A Lover's Heart" by Jar-e…
  • Help!

    -by Webmaster
    Dear Famous Comedian, I'm a nice girl looking for a nice guy in this town, but I don't know how to meet them! Where should I go and how should…
  • Smart Bets: 69 Love songs

    -by Xpress Staff
    It's almost Valentine’s Day, which means it's time for love songs. How about 69 of them? On Saturday, Feb. 11, eight local bands perform the entirely of The Magnetic Fields'…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Marc Broussard Son of Boogie Kings guitarist Ted Broussard, this singer-songwriter released his first album 10 years ago when he had just turned 20. He plays bayou-flavored blue-eyed…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Learn how “sharing economies” can promote sustainable communities at an Asheville Green Drinks meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Posana Cafe, 1 Biltmore Ave. Info: http://www.ashevillegreendrinks.com. Enjoy…


  • A plate for every date

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    There's a specific color of rose for anything that a lover might want to convey. Red roses, of course, represent love. Yellow roses are given to signify friendship. Black roses…
  • Eat this vacation

    -by Webmaster
    a href=”“Just when you think this town couldn’t possibly get any cooler, another dog-friendly brewery opens its doors just a step away from one of your favorite migratory food trucks.…
  • Lots of news and events on the beerdar

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    Ride the Bar Hopper For the cost of a pint of beer, you can catch a shuttle ride from bar to bar throughout downtown and West Asheville (and it’s a…
  • Break a leg, lovers and hopefuls

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Valentine’s Day, along with Mother’s Day, is one of the biggest nights of the year for restaurant sales. This year, Zagat (a restaurant guide that offers food news and ratings)…
  • Champagne wishes, chocolate dreams

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    There’s no reason not to go local when it comes to chocolate for Valentine’s Day. Here are (lucky number) seven opportunities: If you haven't had a chance to yet, drop…


  • The Beat

    -by Jake Frankel
    After months of denying speculation that he wouldn't seek another term in Congress, Rep. Heath Shuler reversed course Feb. 1, saying he’ll retire from office when his term ends in…
  • Buncombe commissioners: Retreat and advance

    -by Jake Frankel
    Jones urges Asheville Middle School renovation Mandatory trash pickup discussed The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners huddled with staff Jan. 31 to discuss past accomplishments and current priorities. Here's a…
  • Asheville City Council: A rather curious community meeting

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    The water system wasn’t on the agenda, but east Asheville residents flooded City Council members with concerns and comments about it during a Jan. 31 community meeting. About 50 people…
  • Not blowing smoke

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    A painful memory cloaked in cigarette smoke fires Owen High School junior Savannah Henderson’s determination to help extinguish tobacco use. “My grandfather started using at a very young age, and…
  • Green Scene: Environmental antacid

    -by Susan Andrew
    The cloud of acid rain that's been hovering over Western North Carolina for decades may turn out to have a silver lining after all. A seven-year lawsuit against the Tennessee…
  • From Andalusia to WNC

    -by Webmaster
    What: You don’t have to travel to Spain to enjoy flamenco dance. Western Carolina University is bringing Spanish music and dance to the region with the "La Pasion Flamenca," featuring…
  • Which tree do I see?

    -by Webmaster
    What: The leaves are down and the buds aren’t quite out yet. So how do you know what kind of tree you’re admiring? RiverLink has the key: a winter tree-identification…


  • Giclée

    -by Brent Brown
  • “Traditional Marriage”

    -by Molton
  • Hidden Messages

    -by Molton
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 02/08/12

    -by Webmaster
    • Mission Hospitals seeks to end contractual partnership with St. Josephs, explaining, ‘It’s not you, it’s me’ • Black Mountain aldermen seek removal of current ABC chair, citing her short…
  • Love Asheville

    -by Webmaster
    Dear Asheville, At the risk of sounding gushy, I want you to know that you’re amazing. Gorgeous, smart, lovable: in short, everything I could ever ask for in a town.…
  • Project Access is a model program

    -by Webmaster
    I wish to express my kudos to the wonderful work Project Access is doing to help people gain access to needed medical care [“Wellness,” Jan. 25 Xpress]. I am currently…
  • “Wellness” issue is a misnomer

    -by Webmaster
    a href=”“Calling the Jan. 25 Mountain Xpress a “Wellness” issue is quite a stretch. There were only a few articles dealing with wellness — one detailed how Asheville became an…
  • Upcoming Cissy Majebe celebration is well deserved

    -by Webmaster
    Your recent Wellness issues were an excellent reminder of the pioneer role that acupuncturist Cissy Majebe played in launching the vibrant alternative therapy industry that now thrives in Asheville [Jan.…
  • These mountains are beautiful — for now

    -by Webmaster
    Our Mountains and our area of Western North Carolina have always been known as clean and beautiful. Let us please make an effort to keep it that way. Studies show…
  • Keep it clean, Asheville

    -by Webmaster
    I never realized how big of a problem littering was in Asheville until I got a puppy. Taking her for a walk is a near-constant struggle to steer her away…
  • Mardi Gras comes to Asheville

    -by Webmaster
    On Jan. 21 I attended Asheville Mardi Gras’ Cajun Cookoff with Art and Oddities Auction at Tressa’s and it was fabulous! The place was dripping in purple, green and gold,…
  • Get rid of tobacco sponsorship at Bele Chere

    -by Webmaster
    I am a sophomore at Asheville High School, an active member of the Teens Against Tobacco Use club and a recent hire at Youth Empowered Solutions. I recently read an…
  • Quit for love

    -by Webmaster
    I am a junior at Owen High School. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many are thinking of special things to do for their loved ones. What’s more special…
  • The best way to predict the future: create it

    -by Webmaster
    As we face the uncertainties of climate change, the end of cheap oil and economic instability, we see towns and cities all over the world joining the Transition Movement. Asheville…