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  1. Mesha Maren Wins 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction PrizeLisa Watters 23 mins ago 30 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mountain Xpress

    Mesha Maren of southern West Virginia has won the 2015 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize for her short story "Chokedamp," beating out more than 220 other entries. She will receive $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review .

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

    22 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    The call is open to documentaries and narrative films, and consideration will also be given to quality short films of all subjects. Selected films will be shown at the Asheville Art Museum on April 25 in two screening rooms.

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  3. Faces in the crowd: WNC crowdfunding initiativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    Aerial artist Heather Poole, pictured, and her business partner Waverly Jones have recruited the help of three other movement specialists to open a professional acrobatic training facility in Western North Carolina. Poole and Jones' studio, the pair say, will be the only space offering pole fitness and aerial dance within two hours of Asheville.

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  4. Acoustic Asheville: The Sun CansRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    The Sun Cans stopped by the Asheville Area Arts Council for the latest Acoustic Asheville videos.

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  5. Re-introducing Asheville's Ponkinhead EntertainmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    While the do-it-yourself ethic in music is often associated with punk bands, in Asheville, there is a hip-hop label that fully embodies that spirit. In 2002 Demetri Jones , aka Illski, founded Ponkinhead Entertainment after his friend, Joseph "Ponkin" Pearcy was shot and killed on Patton Avenue.

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  6. Sound track: "Out from the Harbor" by Nikki TalleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    Dark clouds form, roil and drift through Out from the Harbor , the new album by Nikki Talley . It's a moody collection, though the barometric pressure is impressive rather than oppressive.

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  7. Local author Sara Gruen pens an all-consuming new novelRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Mountain Xpress

    NESSIE WHISPERER: "The monster in the loch is everyone's internal monster," says Asheville-based author Sara Gruen. "What you do with it is what defines you."

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  8. EPA clarifies Southside Village statusRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Mountain Xpress

    The 74 homes in Southside Village are not part of the CTS of Asheville Superfund site next door, say several residents of the gated community off Mills Gap Road. In two recent letters, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency backs up that assessment, saying it "does not believe contamination associated with the CTS of Asheville Superfund Site poses unacceptable risk to residents of SSV."

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  9. Pioneering exchange economy with Julie OsburneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Mountain Xpress

    Julie Osburne traveled all across the country, busking and exchanging goods and skills with all of those she met. When she landed in Asheville in the spring of 2014, she had an idea that she wanted to share - and that idea was, simply, to share.

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  10. Organizers cancel All Go West music festival for 2015Kat McReynolds 59 mins ago 95 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Mountain Xpress

    Organizers of All Go West music festival, a free, multi-stage live music event held annually in West Asheville, have announced that the 2015 festival is canceled. However, event producer Arieh Sampson says the event "will come back.

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  11. Theater review: Private LivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Mountain Xpress

    Once upon a time, before the fast-paced world of entertainment we're accustomed to, there was NoA l Coward . His plays were the height of upper crust British humor, depicting high society and often sinking to the lowest depths of humanity .

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  12. Resident opinion on short term rentals as varied as rentals themselvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Mountain Xpress

    Divided opinions: residents gave their opinions for about three hours to City Council during a short term rental forum March 25. Opinions were split on whether short term rentals are good for Asheville and its residents. Photo by Pat Barcas.

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  13. Conservation in WNC - where we're going, where we've beenRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Mountain Xpress

    Breathe it in: Conservation groups like Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy have protected more than 100,000 acres of WNC land from development. Long before the age of Internet lists and online travel magazines, people came to Asheville and Western North Carolina for the intrinsic natural beauty - diverse wildlife, clean air, lush forests, clear waters, ancient mountains and one of the world's oldest rivers, the French Broad.

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  14. Talking youth education with Dawn Chavez and Asheville GreenWorksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Mountain Xpress

    Dawn ChA vez became the executive director of Asheville GreenWorks in the winter of 2014. But though she may be new to Asheville, the Bronx native knows her stuff when it comes to environmental education.

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  15. Small Bites: Second Spring Market Garden offers year-round CSARead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Mountain Xpress

    In May, Alexander-based farmers Matt Coffay and Casara Logan will begin distributing shares for their new 52-week Community Supported Agriculture venture, Second Spring Market Garden. Using a combination of intensive plant spacings, unheated hoop houses and minimally heated greenhouses, the pair promise to provide fresh produce to the Asheville area year-round.

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  16. Smart bets: Carolina SketchfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Mountain Xpress

    There are a number of do's and don'ts when it comes to the third annual Carolina Sketchfest: Do buy tickets in advance , don't bring the kids , do like dogs . What isn't going to the dogs is sketch comedy in Asheville - the one-night show features award-winning comedy groups performing their best material and fan-favorite sets.

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  17. City Council shows further support for Asheville whitewater parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Mountain Xpress

    Wilson Sims, whitewater park advocate, presents information to the council. The proposed park is an in-stream model on the French Broad River.

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  18. French Broad Food Co-op begins planning expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Mountain Xpress

    A few days after learning that Katuah Grocery will close at the end of the month, French Broad Food Co-op member-owners convened a March 21 community meeting to discuss expansion ideas that include a parking deck on the north side of the property. Construction could begin as early as 2016.

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  19. Keller Williams plays benefit shows for Wild SouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Mountain Xpress

    Keller Williams considers himself an outdoorsman. The eclectic singer-songwriter enjoys snowboarding and swimming but is also fond of shoe golf, in which players attempt to hit certain objects with their footwear under an agreed upon number of kicks.

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  20. American Idol Caleb Johnson premieres new video for "Fighting Gravity"Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Mountain Xpress

    Local musician Caleb Johnson, winner of the last season of American Idol, debuted a new music video for "Fighting Gravity" today on Yahoo Music. Season 13 American Idol Winner CALEB JOHNSON has partnered with Yahoo Music for the exclusive premiere of his first official music video "Fighting Gravity," which can be viewed here beginning today Tuesday, March 24: This poignant piece was inspired by a real life experience and conceptualized by Caleb, along with Mark Staubach who also directed the video.

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