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 […]
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Transportation activist group aims to extend evening ART service
At a rally on Tuesday, Jan. 26, the group People’s Voice on Transportation Equality revealed the results of two surveys. Both surveys showed that the top priority of transit users is an extension of bus service into evening hours. Business owners surveyed also supported an extension, saying it would bring them more customers.
One king to rule them all: Best Of voting has begun
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.
Win Some, Lose Some
Thanks to a couple of Supreme Court rulings earlier in the week, October 10, 2014, was a historic date after which, a same-sex couple could register to get married, but they could no longer register to vote in the November elections.
Best Of WNC: The voting has begun
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 […]
Vote for bands to play LAAFF and DigFest
Festival organizers are taking fan suggestions for the lineups. Top ranking local musical acts will compete in a battle of the bands for prizes that include slots at LAAFF and DigFest, and a multitrack performance recording.
An informed voter (thanks to Xpress)
Hats off to Mountain Xpress for the voter guide edition [“Election 2012: Pick Your Players,” May 2 Xpress]. The guide helped me to select candidates for county commissioner and county commission chair. I was unable to find good info on where each candidate stood on the issues from the online voter guide. I think the […]
Election day: Come out of your shell and vote
He made the time. You can too.
Mark Keady brings his daughter while voting at TC Roberson High School
After voting, Mark Keady shows off his daughter’s “I voted” sticker out side the poll at T.C. Roberson High School. Polls are open until 7:30.
Marc Hunt campaigning at the Reid Center
City council candidate Marc Hunt greets voter Cynthia Corley outside the Reid Center. Polls are open today until 7:30p.m.
Lael Gray campaigning at TC Roberson High School
City Council candidate Lael Gray greets a voter at T.C. Roberson High School. Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. today.
Jan Davis campaigning at TC Roberson High School
Incumbent Asheville City Council member Jan Davis campaigns for re-election at T.C. Roberson High School. Polls are open today until 7:30p.m.
Chris Pelly and Hank Dunn campaign in Montford
Hank Dunn, President of A-B Tech and Chris Pelly, candidate for City Council, campaign outside the Montford Community Center. Polls are open today until 7:30 p.m.
Your vote is your voice
If you normally do not vote, what would challenge you to go to the polls? Would it be a particular candidate whom you agree with? Maybe the upcoming elections are predicted to be a close race, or there is a hot-button issue that you are passionate about. Dig deep. Think about what galvanizes you. Realize […]