“The name I would like to see the people of Asheville and Buncombe consider is Unity Future Park and Unity Future Square. I think a clock tower can go where the Vance Monument is.”
Morgan Bost, the host of Mountain Xpress’ monthly ‘Best Medicine’ humor column, imagines the woes of local institutions and responds with sage advice.
Local topics featured in Billy Borne’s 1923 collection include issues concerning the city’s growth, Asheville’s improved economic outlook, marketing efforts, tourism and hotel development.
“Time to put a hiatus on new buildings and structures and talk to experts on what the infrastructure can handle.”
Xpress asked local musician and ‘Best Medicine’ humor column contributor Page Ragan to share her advice on local investment opportunities for 2023. She provided four dynamite startup pitches that will be sure to make your new year a lucrative one!
What will Chuck Edwards find in outgoing Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s abandoned Washington office? How will clever Asheville residents avoid paying for parking? Xpress staffers offer their satirical predictions for the year ahead.
Xpress reporter Edwin Arnaudin takes on Asheville Watchdog’s Answer Man John Boyle and friends as he tries to learn just what the pickleball craze is all about.
One local transit corridor inspires daily grins — and groans — through its plethora of clever roadside signs and business names. Running roughly from Mostly Import Auto Repair on Biltmore Avenue to Thyme in the Garden on Weaverville Highway, this pun-sodden stretch is a welcome sight for wordplay fans and weary commuters alike.
PIE.ZAA’s offerings go through the roof, Billy Cardine partners with Asheville’s premier tea room and an A-B Tech culinary student hits the fast-food jackpot.
“Chemical defoliation creates an environmental eyesore that detracts from the natural beauty, which has gotten uglier and uglier week by week.”
Readers had a lot to say in 2022 about a host of local issues — from our region’s growth and development to the environment, homelessness and more.
“I hope people start to realize how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful, unique place and start taking some pride in their home.”
“It’s unbelievable to me that an elected official would complain about a not-for-profit grassroots advocacy group working with the local community by doing things that benefit the community!”
“Focus on your own lives on spiritual values such as compassion, kindness and loving relationships, friendships and family life, etc. It will positively affect your second half of life, including your retirement years. And it will be a gift to future generations.”
“As a retired RN, a traditional Medicare consumer and member of HealthCare for All WNC, I contacted my local doctor about the practice working with an ACO REACH program.”