This week’s edition of Mountain Xpress includes the usual rich mix of news and features. Contributing editor Kent Priestley has this week’s cover story. For the piece, Priestly asked a number of Asheville luminaries to name the one thing from their particular discipline, business or passion that they would have to have with them if the unthinkable happened — if they got stuck on a desert island.
You’ll also find news updates, features such as Green Scene, Smart Bets, News of the Weird and our regular line-up of columnists.
— Jason Sandford, multimedia editor