Where’s my dessert , Xpress?

What the hell are you doing? I have been a loyal follower of your print paper for about a year and a half. I read it throughout the week during down times, such as dining out. I start with the letters section, slowly pick my way through the articles, all of which I consider the meat.

But what I save for dessert and look forward to the most the “Asheville Disclaimer” and “News of the Weird.” But to my disappointment, the last two or three issues have omitted one or both. The May 2 issue listed “Asheville Disclaimer” on page 36 but on page 36 and 37 was a picture of old toys. I read your paper from print and do not want to go online to see it. From now on I am going to check that these items are in the issue first, if they are present I will continue my routine as described before and save them for last. If not, it is going in the trash.

— Mike Johnson

Editor’s note: The “picture of old toys” referenced in this letter is part of a series in the “Asheville Disclaimer,” Asheville Alibi. To read our response to a similar letter published May 2, visit http://avl.mx/fi.


Thanks for reading through to the end…

We share your inclination to get the whole story. For the past 25 years, Xpress has been committed to in-depth, balanced reporting about the greater Asheville area. We want everyone to have access to our stories. That’s a big part of why we've never charged for the paper or put up a paywall.

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