Xpress reached out to the area’s elected officials, activists and community leaders to learn more about what they took away from 2022’s political action.
“Local groups such as Resist Raytheon and the Veterans for Peace support good-paying jobs and the defense of our country, along with the hope that informed citizens will recognize the military industrial complex and the trillions of dollars spent on wars that corrupt the democratic American dream.”
“What issues did Xpress readers feel passionate enough about to write letters to the editor or commentaries during a year that promises to go down in history?”
“He added, ‘Patriotism is doing right by your neighbors. Join the PTA, volunteer to help others, support your community, your place of worship.'”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a campaign stop in Asheville on Monday, Sept. 12. Xpress captured the scene inside the rally and outside the U.S. Cellular Center. For more on voices from the rally check out Xpress‘ previous coverage.
“I would like to resurrect an old word that I rarely hear these days to describe the ‘politics of the right.'”
Mathlouthi performs at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium on Thursday, March 24. Earlier that day, she’ll discuss her work, the music of Tunisia and the electronic sounds that inspire her during a free, public masterclass — including performances from her band — at the Humanities Lecture Hall.
City plans to improve infrastructure, expand public space, increase access and encourage private development in the River Arts District have triggered considerable controversy. Xpress reached out to the city, RAD business and property owners, and organizations involved in the now flourishing area’s revitalization to try to answer some key questions.
There wasn’t much tension between Nathan Ramsey and John Ager at the Council of Independent Business Owners’s early-morning debate, Friday, Aug. 29 perhaps because of a personal history. “John’s my neighbor,” said Ramsey. “I’ve known John since I was probably about two years old.” Not only are the two candidates personal acquaintances, both grew up in the […]
In a special April 3 election, Buncombe County Democratic leaders picked community activist Terry Van Duyn to serve as the area’s new North Carolina senator. (Photo by Alicia Funderburk)
A new survey by the N.C. Bar Association rates the performance of local judges, shedding light on elected officials that are often hard for voters to evaluate. Judge Ed Clontz received the lowest scores of any Buncombe County District Court justice. And he’s the only incumbent facing a fight to keep his seat on the bench.
In this opinion column, UNC-TV host D.G. Martin writes that Sen. Martin Nesbitt stayed true to his populist roots.
Several Buncombe County Commissioners are facing challengers in the May 6 primary election. Here’s a basic rundown of the candidates and the races, broken down by district.
State Senator Martin Nesbitt, the minority leader and longtime Democratic legislator from Asheville, died yesterday at age 67.
Buncombe County Commissioners voted along party lines March 4 to approve $90,000 for Moogfest.
As filing ended at noon Feb. 28 for this year’s local elections, a flurry of candidates threw their hats into the ring. Two challengers, in different districts, will take on incumbent Democratic Buncombe County Commissioners, a Republican commissioner got another challenger and an opponent emerged for the current sheriff.
At a Feb. 27 ceremony held in Chapel Hill, the North Carolina Press Association announced that Xpress won four state awards for outstanding journalism.
Local defense attorney Todd Williams will challenge longtime Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore in the May 6 Democratic primary. Williams has criticized the longtime D.A.‘s reputation as “tarnished” and asserts he’ll bring greater transparency.
The League of Conservation Voters released its National Environmental Scorecard Feb. 11, giving local congressmen Patrick McHenry and Mark Meadows some of the lowest scores in the country.
Veteran national journalist and commentator Bill Moyers examines state politics in a new documentary, “North Carolina: Battleground State.”