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Nathanael Roney


  • Our hearts are vested

    -by Webmaster
    This weekend, thousands of art enthusiasts — tourists and locals alike — will descend on the River Arts District for the biannual Studio Stroll. There’s been a gale of change…
  • Summer fling

    -by Alli Marshall
    If you're a woman, chances are very good that you revere (if not outright adore) Louisa May Alcott. Not only has Alcott's enduring Little Women been a haven for nearly…
  • The tide is high

    -by Webmaster
    The pairing of arts and a small-town setting is not foreign to this area, but you may wonder: Mermaids in the mountains of Marshall? How do mermaids fit into this…
  • Ink and Imagery

    -by Webmaster
    Melding together the ideas of interpretation, representation and traditional practice, Blue Spiral 1’s current exhibition, Ink and Imagery features the works of both well-noted and emerging artists in the field…
  • Harmony in variety

    -by Dane Smith
    Thao and Mirah's self-titled debut has multiple personalities. Breezy folk numbers lead into anthemic party romps; gritty blues gives way to melodic three-part harmonies; and percussive, dance-friendly beats rest comfortably…
  • The Profiler

    -by Webmaster
    The Suspect: Tiempo Libre This group calls ita concerts a “Cuban musical party.” The music is timba, a high-energy combination of Latin jazz and traditional son cubano. This three-time Grammy-nominated…
  • Smart Bets

    -by Xpress Staff
    Womansong It's a ladies' night out, in a sense. Local all-female vocal collective Womansong performs on stage at UNC-Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium with Wild Bodema, a women's drum troupe. And that's…
  • Weekly Picks: June 8-14, 2011

    -by Webmaster
    Seven things you probably didn’t think you could do this week…


  • Artful eats

    -by Webmaster
    Heading to the River Arts District Studio Stroll this weekend? (More about that in this week’s A&E section or at The event covers a lot of ground — 19…
  • Small Bites

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    What to do when you have the westside munchies You're sitting at home, drinking with friends. You need more beer. And maybe a seven-layer burrito — or maybe a cheese…
  • Brews News

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    Those of you who love local beer already know the score — it’s three. Asheville has — for the third time — clenched the title of BeerCity USA via the…



  • Green Scene: Up in smoke

    -by Susan Andrew
    For longer than many of us can remember, the U.S. Forest Service’s Smokey Bear campaign has featured the paternal bruin, in his ranger’s hat, delivering the emphatic warning: “Only YOU…
  • An asset of the people?

    -by David Forbes
    A bill proposed by state Rep. Tim Moffitt that called for seizing Asheville's water system and transferring it to the Metropolitan Sewerage District has undergone a sea change. Referred to…
  • WNC wellness review

    -by Wade Inganamort
    Henderson County may modify Pardee oversight "Henderson County commissioners plan to modify or rescind amendments they made to the Articles of Incorporation for Pardee Hospital in March in an effort…
  • Kudos

    -by David Forbes
    Crime down on Burton Street Sulphur Springs pavilion restoration? It must have been a relief. Just emerged from budget battles and well aware of the rancor that sometimes bubbles up…
  • NCmatters: Drawing lessons

    -by Nelda Holder
    Whatever the outcome of the N.C. General Assembly’s 2011 redistricting, the process has already attracted both national and state-level scrutiny. An across-the-aisle coalition has formed North Carolinians for Redistricting Reform,…
  • The Beat: TheBeat: Taking the heat

    -by Margaret Williams
    While near-record temperatures kept Asheville toasty for more than a week, a June 2 press conference at the Asheville YWCA revealed another hot topic: loss of funding for a local…


  • The world at your door

    -by Webmaster
    Volunteer work is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new friends and develop skills and connections that can lead to paid work. I know this firsthand:…
  • APD is a mixed bag

    -by Webmaster
    Respectfully, to Chris Burgher and the citizens of Asheville: The Asheville Police Department is a mixed bag [“The Police are Here to Help,” May 25 Xpress]. You never really know…
  • APD is helpful — sometimes

    -by Webmaster
    I'm writing in response to Chris Burgher’s recent letter to the editor [“The Police Are Here to Help,” March 25 Xpress]. I will certainly give credit and gratitude to whomever…
  • The Edgy Vegan vs. the Protein Myth

    -by Webmaster
    In her recent “Edgy Mama” column, Anne Fitten Glenn says of her daughter, “I respect her desire to be a vegetarian — but when she refuses to eat enough soy,…
  • Sen. Tom Apodaca, on behalf of the Senate Republican Caucus

    -by Webmaster
    The North Carolina Senate released a state budget this week that makes government live within its means and puts more money in the pockets of taxpayers, while protecting essential public…
  • One cent makes sense

    -by Webmaster
    The North Carolina General Assembly is the best money could buy. Sorrow lies in the fact that they are for the most part a group of ideologues who believe the…
  • Oppose HB 810

    -by Webmaster
    Our state's Republican legislature never disappoints when it comes to creating more and more bad legislation. The newest stinkeroo is House Bill 810. It has already made it out of…
  • Civic morality 101

    -by Webmaster
    Developer Frank Howington and his E. F. Howington Company have once again circumvented the wishes of the residents of the Kenilworth section of Asheville and the spirit of the initial…
  • Please don’t trash the outdoors

    -by Webmaster
    For my school service project, I picked up trash around the forest. I picked up trash at campsites and on the forest roads. I found a lot of things like…
  • Henderson County

    -by Molton
  • Local Health Department

    -by Brent Brown
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 06/08/2011

    -by Webmaster
    • TVs, computers banned at NC dumps, but drunken backyard blasting of TVs, computers with potato cannons still strong encouraged • Experts: Feds’ investigation of John Edwards ‘shouldn’t’ affect son’s…