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

    Yesterday | 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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  2. Zuzu Welsh launches blues festival in SwannanoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | 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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  3. Screen scene: Local film newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | 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.

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

    Sunday Aug 23 | 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.

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

    Thursday Aug 20 | 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.

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

    Sunday Aug 16 | 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.

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

    Tuesday Aug 11 | 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.

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

    Tuesday Aug 4 | 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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

  15. 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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  16. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes raises awareness of sexual violenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    What started out as a challenge to men to walk their talk against sexual violence is taking a step toward inclusivity. In a change of pace, Our VOICE, Buncombe County's sexual assault and abuse support center, is asking the community this year to turn its annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event into a people's march on Saturday, May 2. "Asheville is such a great, diverse and supportive community, and we wanted the event to be more reflective of our community," she says.

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  17. Nonprofits present budget requests, fire chiefs discuss issues with Buncombe County CommissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    The Buncombe County Fire Chiefs Association met with the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to discuss both broad, across-the-county news and issues specific to each station. Photo by Hayley Benton On Tuesday, April 21, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners held two workshops: one to hear nonprofit funding requests and the other to facilitate discussion with the Buncombe County Fire Chiefs Association.

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  18. High times and higher waters: Swannanoa Valley Museum kicks off 2015 season with two new exhibitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    The Swannanoa Valley Museum opens its 2015 season with two exhibits on east Buncombe's hidden historical gems. Photo courtesy SVM.

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  19. The Morning After: Photos from the Black Mountain/Ridgecrest WildfireRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    A 500 acre fire tore through the slopes above Ridgecrest on Tuesday afternoon. As of Wednesday at noon, the fire has been 50% contained.

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  20. All together now: {Re}HAPPENING invades Lake EdenRead the original story

    Mar 31, 2015 | Mountain Xpress

    HOMAGE AND CONTINUATION: The sixth annual {Re}HAPPENING raises funds for the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and honors the legacy of Black Mountain College, which operated from 1933-57. "The goal is to support art that is performance-based or experiential," says Media Arts Project program director Ursula Gullow.

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