“I can be trusted to clean up after my dog. It’s unfortunate that when it comes to myopia, vilification and fabrication, there’s no matching means to clean up after humans.”
“It is a surefire way to reinforce conservative people’s preconceived notions of ‘the Other’ and delegitimize the valid, broad-based — and mostly mainstream — tranche of citizenry fighting the ‘good fight’ in these troubling times.”
“I wish Mountain Xpress had not changed its contest policy because I believe it discriminates against disabled readers, elderly readers and those without personal transportation.”
“When humans take the lives of other human beings, we are horrified. Why is it acceptable, and even photographed as cute, when human beings take the lives of animals?”
Xpress is working on its second special issue aimed at showcasing people who are helping make our community a better place to live. Last year’s theme was Asheville’s influentials; this year we are highlighting innovation. We want to hear about people working on the cutting edge, thinking outside the box and implementing unorthodox methods to […]
Journalists Carolyn Morrisroe and Edwin Arnaudin join the editorial staff of Mountain Xpress.
“I have appreciated the paper’s efforts to go into more depth about the conditions that face all the communities within our community, whether that be education, transportation, housing, employment, sprawl and now food access.”
“I really do not care how big the reviewer’s vocabulary is, I just want to know if the movie is worth seeing or not.”
Learn about the three talented interns — Hannah Frisch, Molly Horak and Arianna Moore — who are working with Mountain Xpress this summer.
“If we were to vote on our favorite color, you would announce which color is ‘best.'”
“Going forward, it’s my hope the 45,000 Republicans in Buncombe County will be working extra hard to give him lots of new material.”
“I’m not a puzzler at all and have never completed a single crossword puzzle, but even I had a try at the Asheville-centric puzzle [Puzzle Xpress] in your March 8 edition …”
“I must confess, however, that I’ve never felt a letters or comments section should be regarded as the journalistic equivalent of a Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park; if people want to voice their opinions at will, they can start their own newspaper or blog.”
The North Carolina Press Association handed out its 2016 awards and Xpress is taking home five for its editorial and advertising content.
We’re challenging our readers to strive for more civil, respectful discourse in the online comments on our site.
“I hope it is obvious that giving this type of venom is directly advocating violence toward a group of people and that you will never be a part of disseminating that venom again.”
“I think that often people from both ends of the spectrum can tend to live in a mind-ghetto where they only see and hear opinions and viewpoints like theirs, since they read publications that only cater to their mindset and their friends tend to agree with them.”
“I want to thank Michael Breck and Jenna Melissas for their recent letters in the paper standing up for what made America great. And that the editor’s response disgusted me.”
“I am an avid reader of the Xpress, and I am deeply saddened, appalled and outraged that you would print a [letter to the editor] that advocates terrorism and hate.”
“Were you simply short a couple of column inches of copy and needing to fill that space? Or have you, as journalists, forgotten that the First Amendment does have some prudent, historical limitations.”
“An open mind is important but must be balanced with healthy skepticism and critical thinking.”