Signed, “An Angry Teacher”

It is only decency that prevents me from using colorful metaphors to describe our state legislature’s assault on education and the environment while having the audacity to give themselves some hefty pay raises! Despite the veto of the recent budget proposal by the governor, the Republican-run legislature (along with some foolish Democrats) has succeeded in […]

Greetings, N.C. League of Municipali­ties

I live in Asheville, and I have a couple of questions for the North Carolina League of Municipalities. The N.C. League website states, "we believe that a complete stop on all city-initiated annexations across the state is not a necessary or appropriate way to address annexation." When you say "city-initiated annexations," are you really referring […]

Democrats stage downtown rally & march urging early voting

Nearly 100 people gathered at Pack Square this morning for a rally urging citizens to participate in early voting and to support the Democratic slate of candidates. Congressman Heath Shuler was on hand to address the enthusiastic crowd. Pictured here is Rep. Patsy Keever, who led a march to the Buncombe County Training Center at 199 College Street, the site of an early voting location. Slideshow after the jumpPhotos by Michael Muller

Behind the scenes video preview: Shuler, Miller to discuss positions live tonight on WLOS

In a live broadcast expected to reach nearly 100,000 voters tonight, Oct. 14, in the 11th District, incumbent Congressman Heath Shuler and his Republican challenger Jeff Miller will appear together on WLOS in an informal “sit down” with news anchor Russ Bowen. Xpress reporters Michael Muller and Jake Frankel visited the WLOS studios last night for a behind-the-scenes video tour of the studio and to get a preview of the big event.

A feminine warrior

After weeks of toiling on Hillary Clinton‘s behalf, Arden resident Stan Safian saw the stars beginning to align for her last week. Clinton edged past opponent Barack Obama by nearly 10 points in the Pennsylvania primary, a contest pundits were calling a must-win for the New York senator. The next day, Hillary’s friend Ann Jordan, […]