Over the last 40 years, the black bear has experienced a steady and stable rise, even as they continue to lose their natural habitats to development. This is particularly true in Asheville. Can a peaceful existence continue between man and bear?
“Unfortunately, the evaluation released by the Forest Service reduces the total acreage eligible for wilderness recommendation in the new forest plan by more than 80 percent. “
“Unquestionably,” writes Judge Motz in the fourth circuits repeal of the voter ID law, “North Carolina has a long history of race discrimination generally and race-based vote suppression in particular.” Some argue this history remains largely unknown. Others argue voter fraud is the greater issue, not history.
“Much remains to be settled regarding the exact governance of our revolutionary state, but I suspect with time we could form a pluralistic democracy akin to the one found in North Carolina not long ago.”
“Maybe we shouldn’t worry too much about Donald Trump. We survived at least one racist maverick president.”
“In order to reclaim our rights, the time has come for the people of Western North Carolina to secede from Raleigh and seek admission as the 51st state.”
A hard climb can be the most satisfying when one reaches the top. Many businesses are working hard to earn your vote for Mountain Xpress‘ Best of WNC 2016, so that they can stand at the top of the mountain above the rest. It isn’t up to the paper to decide though, strong results only come […]
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 […]
“The mean-spirited abuse hurled at college students and professors alike reflects a dying political paradigm coupled with a fear of the young.”
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.
At first glance, the 600-square-foot Bicycle Thrift Shop looks like a cubbyhole for discarded jerseys, muddied cleats and bikes that have been down a few trails. But a closer look reveals a gold mine for cycling enthusiasts on a budget who are looking to gear up. The money raised from sales supports Trips for Kids WNC, a nonprofit that helps kids get […]
Beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, residents will get to shake hands with the growers responsible for the region’s farm-to-table cuisine, learning more about CSA programs and products. Afterward, fairgoers will gather at Early Girl Eatery for a buffet-style dinner of small portion local foods.
Don’t put away your coats just yet, Western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has once again issued a winter storm warning and a hazardous weather outlook for our region — predicting up to 5 inches of snow in Greater Asheville and up to 8 inches to our west and south.
Breweries continue to pop up around Asheville faster than the temperature changes this winter, and more and more often, women pull on their brewing boots and help make it happen.
The National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories and warnings for eleven Western North Carolina counties, effective from Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 p.m., to Saturday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m. Follow #avlsnomg for updates as conditions progress.
Members of the Western North Carolina Alliance showed overwhelming support for a proposed merger with the Environmental and Conservation Organization and the Jackson-Macon Conservation Alliance on Monday, May 12, in an overwhelming 177-to-2-vote.
In 2011, women held 57 percent of all professional positions in the country but only 25 percent of technology jobs, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics. Does the Asheville area buck the trend? (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
As with most artists and artisans, both the product and the method are tools for self-discovery: Jim Huskins has been making banjos since the early 1970s, and he shares with Xpress a little of what he’s learned.
You never know what you might see in the Asheville environs. Here, local writer and teacher Mark Puckett shares this vignette about an October encounter with a peacock.
Good food isn’t all Mike Moore has been cooking up in the kitchens of Seven Sows and the Blind Pig supper club.