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  1. Tour a Roaring 1920s mansion in Black Mountain, Oct. 23 & 24Alli Marshall 2 hours ago 57 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Join us for an exclusive tour of "In the Oaks," a National Register property located in Black Mountain, NC on Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th. The Tudor manor house was once the 2nd largest home in the area after Biltmore.


  2. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 4 | Mountain Xpress

    SUPER 8: As part of an international celebration of amateur films and filmmaking, Mechanical Eye Microcinema will host a Home Movie Day event on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the West Asheville Public Library. - UNC Asheville presents a screening of the documentary The Hunting Ground in the Humanities Lecture Hall Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. According to the the 103-minute film's official description, it is "an expose of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups and the devastating toll they take on students and their families."


  3. Stepping up to the plate: Local volunteers lead the fight against food insecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 15 | Mountain Xpress

    GROUP EFFORT: Groups from schools, churches and other organizations frequently volunteer in the MANNA FoodBank warehouse to help with sorting and packing food for distribution. Photo courtesy of MANNA FoodBank Often invisible to those not directly affected, food insecurity nonetheless touches nearly 1 in 7 people in the U.S. In Western North Carolina alone, about 108,000 residents lack consistent access to three meals a day, according to the 2014 "Map the Meal Gap" report.


  4. Food Policy Council urges Asheville to stop fluoridating waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Back in June, the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council sent a letter to Mayor Esther Manheimer and City Council "requesting the city to end the artificial fluoridation of our water supply." Brevard, Franklin, Black Mountain and Woodfin have all cut fluoride from their water systems over the years, and the grassroots group, whose mission is to "create healthier food environments and improve healthy food access for all Buncombe County residents," is urging Asheville to follow suit.


  5. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    CHOICES: A still from Beyond Right & Wrong, a documentary about victims of three devastating conflicts who attempt to rebuild their lives. The film kicks off the six-month "Movies That Matter" series.


  6. Drug epidemic: Officials see links between prescription drugs and heroinRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Danny Dragonetti had been clean for three years after kicking a drug habit that started in middle school. But in a moment of weakness last November, alone in his Black Mountain home, he once again injected heroin into his veins.


  7. Zuzu Welsh launches blues festival in SwannanoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    BLUE NOTE: Up-and-comers The Lowdown, a power-pop band formed at the Rock Academy, joins the lineup of the inaugural Valley Music & Cook House Blues Festival. The event takes place on the banks of the Swanannoa River and spotlights local talent.


  8. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    According to the course description, the eight-week introduction "begins with the study of both the creative and technical principles of filmmaking. Students will learn about visual storytelling concepts, script writing and storyboarding, casting actors, professional equipment, on-set protocols, directing, lighting, camera operation, shot composition and editing.


  9. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiativesRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Local singer/songwriter and busker Chelsea Lynn La Bate caught the ear of a renowned Nashville producer during his Asheville visit, and now she has the opportunity to complete a record under his direction. Still frame from the artist's campaign video Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding.


  10. Celebrating the 1925 Okeh recording sessions in AshevilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    LOCAL STAR: Ernest Helton, left, a West Asheville-based musician of Native American heritage, performed "Royal Clog" for Okeh Records. He and his brother Osey, also seen in this circa-1940 photo, were often featured at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.


  11. Former Rep. Ramsey lands state jobRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Former state Rep. Nathan Ramsey has landed a job with the N.C. Department of Commerce nine months after his defeat in a bid for re-election. The Buncombe County Republican was hired as a business services representative for the department's Division of Workforce Solutions, Ramsey confirmed.


  12. No place to go: Foster care system can't keep pace with kids in needRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    NO VACANCY: Despite the efforts of state, county, and private social service organizations, a shortage of foster care homes and facilities is creating a housing crisis as more children in need enter the foster system. Photo courtesy of CARING For Children.


  13. Small bites: Sourwood FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Gaining momentum in its 38th year, the annual Sourwood Festival draws about 30,000 people to the streets of Black Mountain, attracting lovers of food, entertainment and, most of all, a sweet little treat from Mother Nature. "Sourwood honey is like the Cadillac of honeys," says Bob McMurray , festival organizer and executive director at the Black Mountain Swannanoa Chamber of Commerce.


  14. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2015 | 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.


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

    Jul 29, 2015 | 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.


  16. Deadline to file candidacy for municipal elections approachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    By Thursday afternoon, 12 candidates had officially thrown their hats into the ring for the Asheville City Council elections this fall. Three seats in the Asheville council are up for grabs, marking the end of Marc Hunt , Chris Pelly and Jan Davis ' 4-year terms.


  17. Joshua Messick with new band Acoustic Storm to perform at White...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    National Hammered Dulcimer Champion and Asheville resident Joshua Messick will be performing on Saturday, July 25, at 8pm at White Horse in Black Mountain. Doors will open at 7:30pm.


  18. Small Bites: Asheville Negroni Week 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    CHEERS TO COMMUNITY: Asheville's cocktail bars are joining forces to raise money for local charities through Asheville Negroni Week 2015. The week of competition will culminate with an outdoor party on the South Slope on Sunday, June 7. As with its restaurants, Asheville's steadily evolving bar community is inclined to be collaborative.


  19. If the creek don't rise: Flooding, money and politics in the River Arts DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    BIG RIVER: Flooding concerns have played a pivotal part in the recent debate over redevelopment plans for the River Arts District. Photo by Xpress. 1 comment

  20. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    A group of graduate students at Wake Forest University have produced The Hollerin' Contest at Spivey's Corner, a 15-minute documentary. a The East Asheville Library continues its free documentary series on Thursday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of Catfish .


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