When a case goes cold

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  • In their underwear, cowboy boots and a John McCain mask

    -by Webmaster
    In an understated building on Hillside Street in North Asheville, a gallerist talks of a prototype for an art space that is very different from most downtown and River Arts…
  • From Cuba with love

    -by Jen Nathan Orris
    Up until three years ago, artist Juan Carlos Muñoz had never left his native Cuba. In 2009, he rolled 15 original paintings in a tube, tucked them under his arm…
  • This little light of theirs

    -by Kim Ruehl
    On May 11, less than a week after Amendment One passed, local singer/songwriter Laura Blackley (Swayback Sisters), her partner Cindy and six others were cuffed and carted off by the…
  • Smart Bets: The Original Wailers

    -by Xpress Staff
    The original Original Wailers were, of course, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston (aka Bunny Wailer, aka Jah B). But with two of those members gone from this world…
  • Smart Bets: Craft Fair of Southern Highlands

    -by Xpress Staff
    One of main events at the biannual Craft Fair of Southern Highlands (beyond the one-of-a-kind pieces in glass, fiber, wood, paint, metal and more) is the chance to meet the…
  • Goodbye, Mackensy

    -by Webmaster
    Gannett made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. The corporate newspaper chain will be launching a new product soon. Former Verve editor Jess McCuan will be at the helm. She…
  • Web-hit wonders

    -by Webmaster
    On the eve of Dane Smith’s trip to Forecastle Music Festival to film Floating Action’s set, he posted about Southern-indie outfit My Morning Jacket’s Jim James (who actually joined Floating…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    "Listen to Your Body," an introduction to self-healing through biofeedback, will be presented at the West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Road, on Wednesday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. Registration requested:…


  • A grand tasting of WNC

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    Perhaps instead of “Paris of the South,” we should consider “Napa Valley of the east coast.” With our growing reputation for wines, local-spirit cocktails, bean-to-bar and handcrafted chocolates, an exploding…
  • Chef’s Challenge semifinals and finals

    -by Webmaster
    Throughout the spring, chefs have been battling it out over secret ingredients to see whose cuisine reigns supreme. The talent has been whittled down to just a chosen few; WNC,…
  • Asheville Wine and Food Festival lodging

    -by Webmaster
    Inn on Biltmore Room accommodations for two nights Two tickets to Sweet event on Friday, Aug. 24 Two VIP tickets to the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, Aug. 25 Complimentary…
  • Sweet vendors

    -by Webmaster
    Sweet takes place on Friday, Aug. 24 from 7:30 until 10 p.m. at the Grove Arcade (tickets http://avl.mx/ib) Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar Biltmore Cake Ball Bakery Biltmore…
  • Small Bites: Foodwire

    -by Webmaster
    You may still get your queso on La Carreta, the Mexican restaurant on Merrimon Avenue next to Greenlife Grocery, is being forced to close to make way for the building…
  • Small Bites: Laughing Mask Candies comes to Lexington

    -by Webmaster
    Laughing Mask Candies, a classic by-the-pound candy shop, recently opened on Lexington Avenue. Husband-and-wife proprietors Anna and Joshua Sachar stock Jelly Belly jelly beans in every imaginable flavor, classic hard…
  • Small Bites: Merrimon is becoming market row

    -by Webmaster
    Talk of a Trader Joe’s in Asheville has been plentiful over the past year or two. It’s now been confirmed that the Manrovia, Calif.-based grocery chain is indeed coming to…
  • Asheville City Market + Bele Chere? Yes!

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville City Market will be open on Saturday during Bele Chere, July 28. Market manager Mike McCreary, who also runs Asheville City Market South, says that the downtown tailgate will…
  • A summer scrapbook

    -by Webmaster
    It’s summer, the bountiful season. Blueberries, cucumbers, fennel, garlic, onions, potatoes, raspberries, squash, tomatoes — there’s an offering for nearly every letter of the alphabet at area farmers markets right…


  • Full-scale fight: Mills Gap residents continue push for CTS cleanup

    -by Margaret Williams
    Lee Ann Smith’s and Tate MacQueen’s methods may differ, but their aim is the same: help their south Buncombe friends, families and neighbors obtain clean air and water. (photo of…
  • Truth trackers: APD’s cold-case sleuths defy the odds

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    Less than 1 percent of cold cases ever get solved. That doesn’t stop Asheville detectives Yvonne Cobourn and Kevin Taylor. They’ve got 24 local cases on their desks, and the…
  • Business Blotter

    -by Webmaster
    Openings Beer City Bicycles, 144 Biltmore Ave. 575-2453 Blue Rage (antique and local-goods retail store), 8 College St. 450-1985 Immedion (technology and data services), 100 Technology Drive in Biltmore Town…
  • Bonding

    -by Caitlin Byrd
    As a first-time mother, Natanya Taylor admits she did not always know what to do when her son, Zyheim, continued to cry. "Is he hungry? Is he tired? I just…


  • Correction for the July 11 cover story, “Clown College.”

    -by Jaye Bartell
    The July 11 cover story, “Clown College,” mischaracterized the status of the Garage at Biltmore. Although Toy Boat Community Art Space now occupies 101 Fairview Road, the Garage will continue…
  • Tweedledum and Tweedledee

    -by Brent Brown
  • Duke and Progress Merge

    -by Molton
  • Weekly Asheville Disclaimer Page: 07/18/12

    -by Webmaster
    • Does flip-flopping Keever ‘endorse’ or ‘support’ President Obama?
  • The Gospel According to Jerry

    -by Jerry Sternberg
    Editor’s note: For the first two installments of this continuing saga, see “Seely’s Castle, an Asheville Wonder” (May 9 Xpress) and “Buying Seely’s Castle” (June 20). The first question people…
  • -by Webmaster
    The July 11 cover story, “Clown College,” mischaracterized the status of the Garage at Biltmore. Although Toy Boat Community Art Space now occupies 101 Fairview Road, the Garage will continue…
  • The term “conspiracy theory” is a conspiracy

    -by Webmaster
    This is in response to Jim MacKenzie’s letter concerning the illicit “Illuminati” insert that was placed in some copies of the Mountain Xpress weeks ago. I do not condone the…
  • Breeders aren’t to blame

    -by Webmaster
    I'd like to rebut an argument I've read in your paper, one that I hear often from animal rights people [“What About All the Other Animals?,” July 4 Xpress]. That…
  • Asheville wrecked transit

    -by Webmaster
    I did not know Route 170 had two separate vehicles. Asheville Redefines Transit gives no indication on the schedule that there are two vehicles for the same route. I've used…
  • Lots of vacation time?

    -by Webmaster
    The BID program proposes a staff of 14 employees to cover the downtown business district. What will these 14 employees be doing the three to four winter months when there…
  • Down and out in aisle one

    -by Webmaster
    Last year, we Ashevilleans saw the corporate takeover of our beloved Greenlife. While some seem to not mind the change, many of us disliked the lowered quality and diminished local…