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  1. Forest Service announces ginseng permit process for 2016Thomas Calder 9 mins ago 21 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Mountain Xpress

    The Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests announced today that forest visitors have until July 15 to submit contact information to a ranger district office to participate in the lottery to receive a ginseng harvest permit this year. In 2013, due to concern over reductions in wild ginseng numbers, the Forest Service implemented changes to wild ginseng harvests in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests to conserve wild ginseng populations.

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  2. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 4 | Mountain Xpress

    OUT OF THE WILDERNESS: Vancouver's Black Mountain return to Asheville's Grey Eagle June 23, touring in support of IV, their first album since 2010's Wilderness Heart. Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances.

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  3. The Cookbook Project: Buncombe County Early College pilot program promotes healthy food habitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Mountain Xpress

    This spring, a dozen students from Buncombe County Early College participated in The Cookbook Project , an eight-week food literacy pilot program organized by local nonprofit organization Bounty and Soul. Classes were held weekly after school in A-B Tech's culinary arts department, wrapping up with the Food Culture Celebration at St. James Episcopal Church in Black Mountain on May 26. With Bounty and Soul's mission already focused on providing fresh produce and wellness resources to the community, The Cookbook Project was a natural fit.

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  4. Monthlong Black Mountain School program pays homage to Black Mountain CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2016 | Mountain Xpress

    Two local artists, Adam Void and Chelsea Ragan , have organized a reboot of Black Mountain College. The monthlong program, called the Black Mountain School, brings art instructors, staff and students from all over the world to the Black Mountain YMCA's Blue Ridge Assembly - the original site of the college from 1933 to 1940 .

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  5. Asheville Electro Music Festival showcases high technology on a human scaleRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Mountain Xpress

    In his influential 1982 book Megatrends , author John Naisbitt wrote, "Whenever new technology is introduced into society, there must be a counterbalancing human response, or the technology is rejected." The very human and innovative nature of 21st-century synthesizer-based music is a real-world example of Naisbitt's observation in action.

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  6. Stand Against RacismRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2016 | Mountain Xpress

    RACISM HURTS EVERYONE: Singer Kat Williams will be participating in a panel discussion on the issue of overcoming racism. The event will be held at White Horse Black Mountain.

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  7. Buncombe Commissioners discuss county, city school needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Mountain Xpress

    At the Tuesday, Feb. 2 Buncombe County Commissioners meeting - a meeting that lasted just under an hour, the Board heard from both Buncombe County and Asheville City schools on the needs of their facilities. During presession, the Commissioners agreed to postpone discussion on the Hi-Wire Brewing economic development incentive and instead chose to dive straight into the rezoning request east of Black Mountain.

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  8. Buncombe Commissioners to discuss economic incentives, public school needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | Mountain Xpress

    At the Tuesday, Feb. 2 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board will consider an economic development incentive for Hi-Wire Brewing - an item that was dropped from the January agenda, facility needs surveys for both Asheville City Schools and Buncombe County Schools, and a zoning request east of Black Mountain. In 2014, Buncombe County agreed to grant Hi-Wire Brewing $24,341 under the conditions that the company expand its operations and create new jobs paying an average wage of $32,200 per year.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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."

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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