In 1960, a group of student activists at Asheville’s all-black Stephens-Lee High School courageously challenged the racial status quo, bringing the civil rights movement closer to home. Through public demonstrations, boycotts and engagements with city officials, the members of the Asheville Student Committee on Racial Equality helped break down Jim Crow-era barriers. For the past […]
The North Carolina Press Association recently honored Mountain Xpress with four state awards for outstanding ad design.
At a Feb. 27 ceremony held in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Press Association announced that Xpress won four state awards for outstanding journalism.
This year’s Music Video Asheville awards event took place this past Wednesday, showcasing more than 30 local videos in front of a capacity crowd. Photos by Halima Flynt.
In the 2011 North Carolina Press Association awards, Mountain Xpress earned recognition for six stories, projects and publications, including two first-place awards.
Asheville-based production company See No Evil films wins a Latin Grammy.
Environmental awards have been piling up like fall leaves around here. Xpress thought you might like to know who’s been winning what, and why. Asheville’s got (compressed) gas Eight years ago this month, Mark Combs persuaded Asheville’s City Council to add natural-gas-fueled vehicles to its fleet. The public-works director argued that grants were available for […]