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  1. Smart bets: Jimmy Landry's Birthday BashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Following a 2008 diagnosis of congestive heart failure, Western North Carolina musician Jimmy Landry was given six months to live. Seven years later, he counts every birthday as a blessing - and celebrates each by staging a performance with his musical colleagues.


  2. Smart bets: Shawn MullinsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    Here's a piece of local history: Shawn Mullins, an important part of the '90s-era Atlanta singer-songwriter scene, who went on to chart pop hits like "Lullaby" in '98 and "Beautiful Wreck" in 2006, was a regular performer at The Grey Eagle in its original Black Mountain location. When the venue moved to Asheville in '99, Mullins put on one of the first shows in the new location.


  3. All Things Animal: Community Calendar roundup of animal related events from 10/28 through 11/5Read the original story

    Oct 25, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    "Bison VI" by Asheville artist Daniel McClendon. His exhibition "Emergent Animals" is on display at The Asheville School until Thursday, Nov. 5. Boo Bash SA , 5-7pm - Asheville Humane Society dog adoption event with live music, trick-or-treating, kids games, and costumes for pet dress-up.


  4. Golden autumn days: LEAF recap part 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    When I was a kid I had a book called Adventures by Leaflight that wasn't terribly memorable beyond its title. But that title could easily be recast as a long weekend at the LEAF festival, set around Lake Eden at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain.


  5. Locals compete in the Martha Stewart American Made eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    The Martha Stewart American Made awards is an annual nationwide event focusing on local and handmade products in the categories of craft, design, food and style. With more than 500 finalists, our region is well represented by the following Western North Carolina-based makers.


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

    Oct 9, 2015 | 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.


  7. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story

    Oct 4, 2015 | 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."


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

    Sep 15, 2015 | 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.


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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.


  12. 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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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.


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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.


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