Something sweet is in the air. The seventh annual sweet potato cooking contest and fundraiser is happening Saturday, Oct. 1. This event will also double as the fall open house for the new Homegrown Families Health and Education Center at 201 Charlotte St. The center houses a variety of integrative family health services, including licensed […]
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Stories by our flash fiction contest runners up
The second in a two-part installment, Xpress continues to publish the winning entries from our Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest. This week brings stories by runners up Mare Carmody Borgelt and Dan Damerville.
Read the winning Indie 500 flash fiction contest entry
Felice Bell was named the winner of the Xpress 2016 Indie 500 Flash Fiction Contest for her story, “Finding Astrid.” The story appears here in full.
Students at Ira Jones Elementary win $5,000 in national milk carton art creation contest
An art project spawning a 12-foot tall giraffe made of recycled milk cartons has netted Ira B. Jones Elementary a check for a cool $5,000. Evergreen Packaging presented the check Feb. 13 at the school as part of its nationwide Made by Milk Carton Creation Contest. Ira B. Jones captured the grand prize after art teacher Vicki […]
Calling all pets
Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s annual pet photography contest will accept photos of dogs, cats and anything else with four legs through March 25.
Xpress Valentine’s Day contest
Send us your handmade valentines for Xpress’ first Valentine Contest. The loveliest cards will be published in our Valentine’s Day issue. Deadline: Feb. 1.
Xpress holiday art contest – Deadline Extended
The deadline for the Mountain Xpress holiday art contest has been extended – Monday, Dec. 3.
Holiday art contest is open
Is it possible to get in the holiday spirit before Halloween? If you’re a kid with a crayon the answer is yes. Xpress is once again hosting a holiday art contest and we want to give you plenty of time to create your masterpiece. Art by Winter Avery
Calling all cats, dogs and guinea pigs
Is your animal the cutest in town? Snap a photo and win Sarge’s Animal Rescue’s pet photography contest.
Local painter leads the votes for the Biltmore wine label contest
Artist Marcus Thomas paints with his teeth. Video by Bob Peck.
Question of the Day: QotD Contest!
Xpress staffer Arenda Manning turns the tables on the Question of the Day, asking you for ideas for future questions. The winning question will be used in a future video, and will land the creator two tickets to the Mountain Xpress Best of Bash at the Orange Peel in Asheville on Dec. 2, 2011.
Picture the holiday season
The air is chilly and stores all over town will soon be decking the halls. It’s the perfect time for you or your child to share wintertime art with the Mountain Xpress. Enter our annual holiday art contest to be featured on our website. Several talented artists will see their work in our upcoming holiday issues. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 18.
You can see The Naked and Famous at Moogfest. Or in New Zealand. Or both.
The Kiwi indie-rock band offers fans a chance to win a dream trip to see its post-Moogfest performance at the New Zealand Music Awards.
Of ample hills: The 2011 Mountain Xpress Poetry Prize
Western North Carolina has long history as a mecca for the written word. From Thomas Wolfe to Wilma Dykeman, O. Henry to Charles Frazier, our mountains have been home to a diverse group of esteemed authors, many of them poets. Is it coincidence that the last three poets laureate of North Carolina — Fred Chappell, Katherine Stripling Byer and Cathy Smith Bowers — are from the mountains? And we know there are more poets in these hills.