Not everyone is reaping the benefits of the booming industrial hemp sector. Although hard numbers are in short supply, a 2017 survey by the Marijuana Business Daily, a Colorado-based website, found that 81% of cannabis-related business owners nationwide were white. A Thursday, Jan. 9, panel will explore the lack of representation of people of color in the growing industry and some possible solutions.
Each week, our Instagram account features photos from our latest issue, along with happenings we come across in and around town. To recap 2019, we’ve selected one post from each month. Be sure to follow us at @mountainxpress.
How has print advertising changed in the last year? What are the new challenges advertisers face? Susan Hutchinson answers these questions and more.
News 13 anchor Darcel Grimes recently announced her retirement. We asked the host to reflect on the changes she’s seen throughout her career. One of the big changes was the move from manual typewriters to computers. It changed our world. No longer did we have to bang out a script and use Wite-Out to make corrections or […]
What trends did you observe in covering Asheville’s food scene in 2019? Bubble tea. CBD. Plastic straw angst. Food halls. Ramen — so much ramen. All those trends were evident this year in Western North Carolina, but in 2019, Asheville also stepped into a couple of national conversations in a meaningful way. In August, we […]
Three Catholic clergy members who practiced in Xpress’ coverage area were included in a list released today by the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte of priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse since the diocese was founded in 1972.
Jeremiah LeRoy, Buncombe County’s sustainability officer, shares his top five reasons from 2019 to keep up hope about the county’s sustainability work.
Amy Cantrell, co-director of BeLoved Asheville, reflects on things that made her hopeful in 2019. Proud to Be Brown at BeLoved Asheville, MANOS of Buncombe County Schools and De Mujer a Mujer co-wrote and received a city proclamation for Latinx History Month. It was powerful witnessing over 60 Latinx youths and adults fill the City […]
Colleagues and friends offer praise of local historian and librarian Zoe Rhine, who will retire at the end of 2019.
Avril Pinder, Buncombe County manager, reflects on Buncombe County government’s top five efforts to restore the community’s trust.
Whether digging through archives or covering the latest community news, Thomas Calder had a busy year. The Xpress writer shares his most memorable stories from 2019.
From Buncombe’s corruption to HCA’s purchase of Mission Hospital, Jon Elliston offers a reflection of the top news stories of 2019.
Judy Mattox, chair of the Western North Carolina Sierra Club Group, shared her top five highlights from a year of advocacy with Mountain Xpress.
From exhibits to fundraisers, Lauren Andrews and Deborah Robertson kept readers up-to-date on the latest happenings around town in 2019.
Franzi Charen, founder of Asheville Grown Business Alliance, reflects on the ways Asheville showed its support of local businesses in 2019.
Dr. Jennifer Mullendore, medical director for Buncombe County, reflects on positive shifts in our local health and wellness culture.
Laura Hackett reflects on her recent start at Xpress.
We raised the question to Jack Thomson, former executive director of The Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County, who served the nonprofit from September 2010 to November 2019.
Whether going with the flow at the Metropolitan Sewerage District or climbing a Fairview mountain in search of herbicide helicopters, Daniel Walton had quite the eventful year. The Xpress Green Scene editor shares his pick of moments and stories from 2019.