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  1. Proposed city budget for 2015-2016 now available onlineLisa Watters 6 mins ago 16 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    The City of Asheville's Proposed Budget for fiscal year 2015-2016 is now available online here . It will be presented at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 5 p.m. in the Council Chamber, 2nd floor of Asheville City Hall.

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  2. Beer City, USA - or DWI City, USA?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    Editor's note : Reader interest in this topic has prompted Xpress to post the following longer version of the letter to the editor "Beer City, USA - or DWI City, USA?" which appeared in the May 20 issue and online. I have been an upstanding and law-abiding citizen all of my life.

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  3. More zoning, housing on Asheville City Council's May 26 agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    On the agenda for the May 26 Asheville City Council meeting : lots of public hearings on housing projects around town. A mixed-use development project at 146 Roberts St. is up for an amendment to a previously approved conditional zoning decision.

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  4. Letter writer: Kudos to Harris Teeter and shoppers for supporting local troops and their familiesRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    This May, we want to salute Harris Teeter and the Asheville location for its continuing efforts to help support the military during Military Appreciation Month and honor the men and women of the armed services. This cause recognizes all that North Carolina's military families give to our state and our country.

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  5. Asheville activist groups roast corporate personhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    The corporate person representation doesn't want to hear from Abraham Lincoln, played by actor Bob Jackson Miner. Miner spoke of the importance of removing corporate money from politics and repealing the Citizens United decision.

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  6. Foraging for food, fun and adventureRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    Old Man Winter leaves town every year just when the foraging starts getting good. He's probably loading up somewhere on freezer bread or deep-fried reindeer, while the people in Asheville chomp spring "weeds" like a lawnmower set on low.

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  7. Just Brew It a strong start to Asheville Beer Week 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    A favorite event for many in the local beer scene, Just Economics ' Just Brew It homebrew festival and competition got Asheville Beer Week 2015 off to a strong start on Saturday, May 23. With temperatures in the upper 70s in the courtyard of Wedge Brewing Co. , it was a tough day for dark, heavy beers to make much of a positive impact, opening the door for lagers, pilsners, kolsches and other refreshing offerings.

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

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

    Sunday | Mountain Xpress

    "[Hall Fletcher] is a great school, but an unrecognized one," says the elementary school's principal Gordon Grant, citing the establishment's 72 percent rate for children on free or reduced lunch as the highest in Asheville. "[But] a school for poor children should look as beautiful and attractive as any school for any child anywhere," Grant says.

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  10. Crushed Out returns to Asheville for a show at Tiger MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Mountain Xpress

    It hasn't been that long since Crushed Out was last in Asheville. The surf/blues/rock duo - guitarist Franklin Hoier and percussionist Moselle Spiller - not only live out of their van but also run an independent record label from the road, as Xpress reported in December .

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  11. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Mountain Xpress

    From Oslo, Norway, Jaga Jazzist create a hybrid of post-rock, trip-hop, electorinca and jazz into one very appealing instrumental sonic stew. They come to New Mountain on June 23. 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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  12. Sound Track: "Kisses to the Sky" by OulipoRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 23 | Mountain Xpress

    Part experimental, part indie-pop, Kisses to the Sky - the new release from N.C.-based collective Oulipo is as risky as it is dreamy. The album "takes inspiration from the studio pop melodrama of Talk Talk, Phil Collins, and the two Bruces " says the group's Bandcamp page .

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  13. Letter writer: Consider landlords' perspectives in affordable housing issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    If you are upset about the lack of affordable housing in Asheville, consider these numbers. The true monthly costs of being a landlord: $850+ mortgage , $160/month landlord insurance, $140/month property taxes.

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  14. UNCA hosts public input session on UNC presidential search amid...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mountain Xpress

    A University of North Carolina board of governors committee will be coming to Asheville May 26th for public input on the body's presidential search. There has been some suspicion of partisan motivation behind the move to replace UNC president Tom Ross, who was forced to resign in January.

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  15. 'Walking the Talk': Strive Not to Drive points out pedestrian dangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mountain Xpress

    Here and there in the wheelchair: Tristan Winkler, a transportation planner with the French Broad Metropolitan Planning Organization, volunteers to ride the wheelchair for Strive not to Drive's 'Walking the Talk.' Strive Not To Drive, a week of multimodal awareness events held throughout Asheville, held its first ever walking tour this past Tuesday, May 19, to showcase concerns and problems facing pedestrians, bikers, people with disabilities and motorists in downtown Asheville.

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  16. Theater Review: "Parallel Lives" at NC StageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mountain Xpress

    Two-woman show Parallel Lives brings another season of professional theater to a conclusion for North Carolina Stage Co. The play was written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney and spun out of their 1991 HBO hit "The Kathy And Mo Show."

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  17. Letter writer: South Slope trees should be preserved from developmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mountain Xpress

    About 70 trees are scheduled to be cut down in the South Slope neighborhood to make way for a new apartment building. A stand of about 70 tall, beautiful old trees on the South Slope of Asheville is in danger of being removed.

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  18. Blast from the past: Review of Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern JukeboxRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Mountain Xpress

    In a city as musically diverse as Asheville, it's easy to be picky about what bands and musical genres you pay to see. Seldom does a concertgoer find a crowd as diverse as the one at The Orange Peel for Youtube-sensation-turned-touring act Scott Bradlee's Post-Modern Jukebox .

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  19. Smart bets: Old Crow Medicine ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Mountain Xpress

    Nashville-by-way-of-Brooklyn roots collective Old Crow Medicine Show was famously discovered in Boone by Doc Watson, who invited them to play Merlefest. Also famously, the group expanded a song fragment from Bob Dylan's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid outtakes into the busker standard/Hootie chart-climber "Wagon Wheel."

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  20. Down the road: The future of Future I-26Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Mountain Xpress

    On average, some 56,000 vehicles traverse the Interstate 26 corridor between downtown Asheville and the Madison County line every day. The heavily used route serves residents of the immediate area, surrounding counties and eastern Tennessee, as well as long-distance travelers.

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