“Most urgently, gentrification is creating a demand for buildable lots and houses within the city limits that is invading our historic African-American neighborhoods and displacing lifelong residents who have been here for generations.”
“When local workers can’t find housing they can afford and our less fortunate population — including families with children — is one rent check away from living on the street, this predicament has reached critical mass.”
“When you visit a honey-tasting shop, local record store or family farm, know that your support helps us to thrive and live our passions here in Asheville.”
“The Project POWER/AmeriCorps team member is a huge part of helping us serve our mission and a huge asset to the community,” says Kim Clark, operations manager for Asheville Museum of Science.
“Of particular interest is the surprise that the Buncombe school system is ahead of the Asheville system in sex ed, despite Asheville not having viable fundamentalist opposition, unlike in Buncombe.”
“This despicable proposal will absolutely result in the extinction of the red wolf in North Carolina and the greater Southeast.”
With the edition of July 25, Mountain Xpress enter its 25th year of covering the news, arts and culture of Western North Carolina.
“We need politicians in office that are willing to propose radical and even not-so-radical solutions to climate change, which is an existential threat to human civilization.”
“The signage is horrible!”
“I’m no marketing expert, but I think it’s best if your advertising doesn’t annoy the public.”
“With the halving of school resources over the last few years, it looks like Raleigh wants to make quite sure that our kids ‘don’t count.’ Defeating this brazen attack on our own and our kids’ future will need volunteer efforts over the long haul, not one-time flashes in the pan.”
“Asheville is the cultural mecca it is due to the spirit of all those who have been here for generations welcoming the rest of us.”
“The continuation of the Asheville Film Society in Asheville (and in a downtown location) helps to enrich our culture here, and its demise would be a sad thing.”
“Preparing young people to defend our country is not keeping them from learning. It is making their education more realistic and comprehensive.”
“In order to give a gloss of public approval to voter discrimination by Republicans, this time they want a state constitutional amendment to require the photo ID.”