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  1. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Mountain Xpress

    During the development of their TwistekCase smart phone accessory, inventors Judi and Dan Bruns called upon a host of local talent, including an engineering team from Western Carolina University's Rapid Prototyping Center and engineer firm E. H. Design. The resulting gadget boasts many functions and features, including a selfie extender.

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  2. Local digital marketing firm JB Media Institute launches online schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    "Students, marketing professionals, and entrepreneurs alike find our program to be very valuable, but the time commitment and cost of our in-person program can be an issue," says JB Media founder Justin Belleme, pictured. "The online school means the curriculum is more accessible, convenient and affordable for people in Asheville and throughout Western North Carolina."

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  3. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Free Planet Radio bring their locally-based world music to ISIS on Friday, Aug. 28, sharing the adventurous bill with the Opal String Quartet. Photo by Sandlin Gaither.

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  4. 5 questions with Shane CooleyRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Singer-songwriter Shane Cooley is from Northern Neck, Va., but recently made his home in Austin, Texas. There, he's been putting in his time playing just about every show you can imagine - from wine bars and airport lounges to radio programs and at a collaborative music and art creator's night.

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  5. Air quality forecast for Saturday, 08/01/2015; green and yellowAble Allen 2 hours ago 59 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    Saturday, August 1st, 2015, is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range.

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  6. and Sherwood's Music present: Valerie Meiss as Tiny WonderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    Our series with Sherwood's Music - showcasing local musicians through stripped-down performances for the web - is returning for a limited run this summer. This week Valerie Meiss performs "Space and Time."

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  7. Code Studio wraps up week of charettes for River Arts District form-based coding projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    WRAPPING UP: City officials and Austin-based design firm Code Studio held a review presentation on Wednesday evening at Hall Fletcher Elementary in West Asheville to cap off a week of community input charrettes on the River Arts District form-based coding project. Photo by Max Hunt.

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  8. Affordable housing essay: Let's face factsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    Editor's note: This essay is part of a series in which local experts were asked: "What would it take to solve the Asheville area's affordable housing problem?" Asheville's affordable housing problem is rooted in our lack of affordable land for new housing projects, coupled with our ever-growing need for more affordable housing for lower-income workers. Addressing this conundrum demands facing facts and new approaches.

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  9. Hall Fletcher Elementary moves forward with year-round schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    But it's only midsummer: Why are these students filing through the doors about a month before their peers at other city schools? "Hall Fletcher serves some of the poorest kids in the district," says Principal Gordon Grant . That, he continues, contributes to a significant achievement gap between the school's white and minority students.

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  10. Affordable housing essay: Collision courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    Editor's note: This essay is part of a series in which local experts were asked: "What would it take to solve the Asheville area's affordable housing problem?" Asheville seems to be on a collision course to rid itself of all the things that make this city great. By allowing landlords to capitalize on the hype about Asheville and raise rents to levels only the rich can afford, Asheville is destined to eliminate all the tie-dye and the local flair that made our city desirable to begin with. 9 comments

  11. 4 4: Four weeks, four candidatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    Starting from the top left and moving clockwise, we have Lindsey Simerly, Dee Williams, Carl Mumpower and Corey Atkins. Sixteen candidates have officially thrown their hats into the ring for the Asheville City Council elections this fall.

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  12. North Carolina Banjo Clinic to be held in Asheville, Nov. 13 & 14Alli Marshall 50 mins ago 39 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    The North Carolina Banjo Clinic , a two-day banjo instruction intensive, will be held in Asheville on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14. a Dates: Friday November 13 & Saturday November 14, 2015. a Doors open at 8:00 am daily.

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  13. Asheville BookWorks hosts Tease It to Jesus print exhibitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    SOMETHING IN THE HAIR: Asuka Ohsawa's letterpress portrait of Dolly Parton is one of 35 prints in Tease It to Jesus, an exhibition themed around the country singer. The display debuted in Knoxville, Tenn., and is on view in Asheville through Saturday, Aug. 29. "Classic country music has always found a home in any good print shop," says Margot Ecke of Athens, Ga.-based Smokey Road Press.

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  14. Smart bets: Tia McGraffRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    If Americana seems like an invention of the United States, Canadian musician Tia McGraff reminds us that the genre extends its reach to the entire continent. McGraff's most recent album, Crazy Beautiful , was recorded in Austin, Texas and Nashville as well as in southern Ontario.

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  15. Affordable housing essay: A complex problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 30 | Mountain Xpress

    Editor's note: This essay is part of a series in which local experts were asked: "What would it take to solve the Asheville area's affordable housing problem?" Affordable housing is a complex problem with many facets; the solutions need to be equally diverse. Here are what I see as the best approaches.

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  16. Three for tea: Dobra comes to West AshevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Mountain Xpress

    With the opening last month of a new location on Haywood Road, Dobra is now promoting tea culture in West Asheville as well as downtown and Black Mountain. What is it about these tearooms that's resonating with residents and supporting such rapid growth? Contrary to common assumption, Dobra Tea didn't originate in Asheville.

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  17. Affordable housing essay: No silver bulletRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Mountain Xpress

    Editor's note: This essay is part of a series in which local experts were asked: "What would it take to solve the Asheville area's affordable housing problem?" The lack of workforce/affordable housing is one of our community's biggest challenges. Market forces that make Buncombe County such a highly desirable and sought-out place to visit and live have triggered a huge surge in housing costs, whether rentals or sales.

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  18. Affordable housing essay: Helping children and families thriveRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Mountain Xpress

    Editor's note: This essay is part of a series in which local experts were asked: "What would it take to solve the Asheville area's affordable housing problem?" A safe place to call home in a neighborhood that's connected to the wider community helps children and families thrive. For too long we've let ZIP codes determine the outcomes for child and family success.

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  19. The Double Crown launches monthly Soul Gospel NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Mountain Xpress

    Steve Mann vividly remembers the first time he saw Flossie Boyd Johnson perform. He was in the low ambiance of an Anderson, S.C., middle school cafeteria with a crowd dulled by the lackluster gospel quartets that had opened the show.

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  20. Show review: Slayer tears through The Orange PeelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 29 | Mountain Xpress

    REVAMPED RIOT: Despite myriad trials and tribulations throughout a three decade career, Slayer continues to bring it's signature metal insanity to the stage. Photo courtesy of David Simchock/David Simchock Photography.

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