Place your gear, harness up and slip on your voting shoes. You can almost smell the rocky pinnacle; the pride and respect that comes with standing tall above everyone else. The mountain is open! Voting has begun for the beloved annual Best of WNC awards. You have until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 to complete your ballot and […]
Starting at noon on Tuesday, April 7, residents, visitors and the noblemen and women of Western North Carolina may cast their votes in a democratic election, naming the kings and queens of the annual Mountain Xpress Best Of Awards.
Walking down Haywood Road (or Biltmore) (or Lexington), you stop by your usual hangout. Nearly everyone there greets you by name, and the tourists in the corner booth ask about your latest jaunt up the Blue Ridge Parkway. Your waitress asks, “The usual?” as she sets your favorite Asheville-brewed IPA down on your table. This […]
… at least until 2013. It is the last day to vote for your favorites in the 2012 Best of WNC readers’ poll. And what a difference a day makes … unless you don’t vote, in which case the thousands of ballots we’ve already received will call the shots. Voting ends tomorrow, Aug. 22, at midnight. Don’t miss out! Make your legends real: Vote!
Did you have trouble with the Best of WNC poll this past weekend? Are you trying to log in to your saved poll, but encounter error messages? Xpress used a new survey program this year, and we’ve got the glitches cleaned up. Read on if you experienced problems. If you’re voting for the first time, it should be calm waters from here on out.
It’s Best of Western North Carolina 2012: Local Legends. Voting began July 27, and runs through Aug. 22. Go to bestofwnc.com to vote for your favorite Local Legends.
The polls open for the Best of WNC during Bele Chere weekend, July 27. We’re looking for your suggestions. Are there categories that we should include this year? Are there categories that we can do without? Let us know.
A hearty thanks to everyone who came out and made last week’s “Best of WNC Bash,” the bestest Best of Bash EVER! Here’s a slide show from the awesome celebration, which featured epic sets from Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Sons of Ralph and Asheville Vaudeville, as well as an amazing piecemeal feast provided by some of Asheville’s tastiest restaurants. Also in this post: Snippets from host Tom Scheve’s roast of all things “Best of WNC.”