The Xpress staff blog roundup: Of markets, social media and Shuler (and more!)

The past week has seen some interesting ruminations in Xpress’ nascent staff blogs.

Mackensy Lunsford navigated her way through the bizarre yet wonderful world of the Downtown Market, finding everything from tempeh to toilet paper, while answering the persistent question of who’s behind the packaging of local favorites like Lusty Monk mustard.

For those of a more political bent, the staff blogs also carried David Forbes analysis of the odds that Heath Shuler’s vote against health-care reform will damage his chances of another term (probably not, he opines). Jon Elliston tackled how City Council members are using social media not just to campaign, but to invite input and get their messages out to supporters.

Getting beyond all the verbiage, photographer Jonathan Welch captured the perfect reflection of a cloudy spring sky.

Got a topic you think one of us should take on? Let us know. Feedback on the new staff blogs is always welcome. It gives us more to talk about.

The Xpress staff blog landing page is located here.


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About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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