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Mel Bryant, winner of the 2018 NewSong Songwriting & Performance Competition, is shown here (at right) with accompanist Aaron Hicks, performing at Isis Music Hall during last year's event. Bryant will return as a guest performer at this year's competition at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23./ photo by Josh Rhinehart

NewSong music competition show set for Saturday at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville

This year’s grand prize winner will receive a fully funded six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Asheville own Echo Mountain Recording Studios, and more.

by November 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New south Asheville poké restaurant to open Wednesday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New south Asheville poké restaurant to open Wednesday

Also, Asheville set another monthly rainfall record, and much more.

by August 6, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Miller secures historic win in Democratic primary for Buncombe sheriff

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Miller secures historic win in Democratic primary for Buncombe sheriff

Also, the Asheville Grappling Academy is planning to open, and more.

by May 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe most intoxicated, disruptive in NC, report states

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe most intoxicated, disruptive in NC, report states

Also, magician David Blaine is coming to Asheville, and more.

by February 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Cascade Lounge has reopened

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Cascade Lounge has reopened

Also, local musician Matt Townsend has a great show coming up at The Mothlight in West Asheville, and more.

by January 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Lucky Otter restaurant to close in West Asheville

Also, details about 2018 AIR Passports on sale now, the 2018 Asheville Restaurant Week and much more.

by December 26, 2017 1 comment Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Fed Cup women’s tennis coming to Asheville

Also, a lawsuit filed Tuesday on behalf of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners takes on the manufacturers and distributors of opioids, and more.

by November 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Activist Bree Newsome dis-invited to Asheville Middle School appearance

Also, the Magnetic Theatre has ousted its artistic director, and much more.

by September 26, 2017 8 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Mountain Xpress hires new editor

Also, Famous Toastery and Kids Garden AVL are planned for the Whole Foods shopping center on Tunnel Road, and more.

by August 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Beer Guy Tony Kiss to write about Asheville beer for Ashvegas, MountainX

Beer Guy Tony Kiss to write about Asheville beer for Ashvegas, MountainX

Tony Kiss will join Ashvegas in covering the release of Highland Brewing’s uber-popular seasonal Cold Mountain ale later this week.

by November 8, 2016 2 comments Asheville News, feature
Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the LoveTown activists in Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on the LoveTown activists in Asheville

Is Asheville a town in which any interest or entity can simply purchase the ability to brand us as their own?

by April 8, 2015 32 comments Opinion
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Correction: Margaret Williams remains at Mountain Xpress, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Correction: Margaret Williams remains at Mountain Xpress, more

Also, a new shop selling vinyl records, video games and more is planning to open in West Asheville.

by April 4, 2015 5 comments Asheville News
Unions in Asheville, reconsidered

Unions in Asheville, reconsidered

Amid growing concerns over wages and working conditions, local wage-earners begin organizing efforts around worker’s rights. Are new unions far off?

by February 17, 2015 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New paranormal group in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New paranormal group in Asheville

Also, Navitat Knoxville, Atomic Furnishing on the move, Tasty Beverage gets going and much more.

by February 7, 2015 10 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Burger Bar to reopen Saturday, return of Asheville Zombiewalk, much more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Burger Bar to reopen Saturday, return of Asheville Zombiewalk, much more

Also, what’s up with Asheville Growler? And downtown Asheville location of Twisted Laurel restaurant sets opening date.

by September 9, 2014 0 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress: New Asheville riverside venue will include 2,500-seat music venue, restaurant, more

Mountain Xpress: New Asheville riverside venue will include 2,500-seat music venue, restaurant, more

Salvage Station, at 665 Riverside Drive, will also have three river access points and a 450-space parking lot.

by September 3, 2014 7 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress: Lexington Avenue Brewery may stop hosting live music in wake of pig’s blood incident

Mountain Xpress: Lexington Avenue Brewery may stop hosting live music in wake of pig’s blood incident

The Mountain Xpress reports that the LAB has put an indefinite hold on music shows and may cut out live music all together.

Mountain Xpress: We’ve settled labor dispute

Mountain Xpress: We’ve settled labor dispute

One issue was dismissed. Regarding another, Xpress entered into a confidential monetary settlement.

by June 3, 2014 9 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress reporter: I’ve been terminated following my union drive efforts

Mountain Xpress reporter: I’ve been terminated following my union drive efforts

David Forbes says the union drive is “far from over.”

by April 21, 2014 33 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress reporter: My story about bad landlord was delayed, so I’m publishing it online

Mountain Xpress reporter: My story about bad landlord was delayed, so I’m publishing it online

Reporter David Forbes’ move comes as he seeks to unionize Xpress employees.

by March 31, 2014 20 comments Asheville News
Xpress reporter Forbes: NLRB files complaint against Xpress for firing employee

Xpress reporter Forbes: NLRB files complaint against Xpress for firing employee

The action comes as some Mountain Xpress employees have been attempting to organize a union.

by February 28, 2014 12 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress promises to revisit ‘Big Ideas’ story following reader backlash

Mountain Xpress promises to revisit ‘Big Ideas’ story following reader backlash

Xpress says criticism about the lack of diversity in its story is an opportunity for ongoing dialogue.

by January 15, 2014 3 comments Asheville News
Readers blast Mountain Xpress for lack of diversity in article about Asheville history

Readers blast Mountain Xpress for lack of diversity in article about Asheville history

An open letter to the alt weekly expresses dismay at “a version of history that excludes women and people of color.”

by January 11, 2014 13 comments Asheville News
2013 Ashvegas Year in Review: The year in Asheville media

2013 Ashvegas Year in Review: The year in Asheville media

Layoffs at the Asheville Citizen-Times, a shocking “Daily Show” interview with a conservative activist and a shake-up at Mountain Xpress all made news.

by December 30, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress reporter: Staffers are talking to union officials

Mountain Xpress reporter: Staffers are talking to union officials

The move comes amid a wave of recent staff resignations at the alternative news weekly.

by November 8, 2013 8 comments Asheville business
Mountain Xpress to host Association of Alternative Newsmedia Executive Leadership Conference

Mountain Xpress to host Association of Alternative Newsmedia Executive Leadership Conference

The retreat-style gathering is tailored specifically to publishers, owners and senior managers.

by November 8, 2013 1 comment Asheville business, Asheville News
Mountain Xpress photog: I did not leak letter, and coverage of Xpress turmoil is incomplete

Mountain Xpress photog: I did not leak letter, and coverage of Xpress turmoil is incomplete

Max Cooper goes on to say that it’s a tough time for Asheville’s media family, and he hopes everyone involved finds peace.

by November 5, 2013 2 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress photog to editor: Xpress is bleeding

Mountain Xpress photog to editor: Xpress is bleeding

Former Mountain Xpress photog Max Cooper, in a letter to Xpress editor Margaret Williams, asks for answers to the internal turmoil. His answer? You’re fired.

by November 4, 2013 41 comments Asheville News
Mountain eXodus: Another staffer quits Asheville alt weekly Mountain Xpress

Mountain eXodus: Another staffer quits Asheville alt weekly Mountain Xpress

The departures from Asheville’s alt news weekly continue.

by October 30, 2013 14 comments Asheville News
Four more Mountain Xpress staffers depart alt weekly as exodus grows

Four more Mountain Xpress staffers depart alt weekly as exodus grows

Ten of about 30 Xpress emotes have left in the past two months.

by October 25, 2013 15 comments Asheville News
What’s going on at Mountain Xpress? Internal emails reveal dismay at 6 resignations in recent weeks

What’s going on at Mountain Xpress? Internal emails reveal dismay at 6 resignations in recent weeks

Employees of Asheville’s alt weekly are shocked and dismayed by the resignations, which apparently are not connected.

by September 21, 2013 22 comments Asheville News
Peter Gregutt exits Mountain Xpress

Peter Gregutt exits Mountain Xpress

Xpress is currently advertising for a new assistant editor.

by March 27, 2013 5 comments Asheville business
2013 marks 50th anniversary of harrowing attack on Rosman camp

2013 marks 50th anniversary of harrowing attack on Rosman camp

Residents of Rosman set a pond near the camp on fire and threatened more violence. The campers quickly got out.

by February 19, 2013 5 comments Asheville features
CONTEST OVER Win two tickets NOW to Mountain Xpress 2012 Best of WNC Bash

CONTEST OVER Win two tickets NOW to Mountain Xpress 2012 Best of WNC Bash

Happening Saturday at the Greagle, this annual event honors the best of local with music, comedy, trivia, a drag show and more.

by November 14, 2012 2 comments Asheville events, Contests
Mountain Xpress: Thirsty Monk bar expands upward

Mountain Xpress: Thirsty Monk bar expands upward

The new bar is called “Nun on Top” for good reason.

by September 5, 2012 2 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress: settlement reached between Sitel, union

Mountain Xpress: settlement reached between Sitel, union

Sitel faced charges including threatening to fire a worker for participating in union organizing.

by August 15, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Sitel issues memo to employees in response to Mountain Xpress story

Sitel issues memo to employees in response to Mountain Xpress story

The Asheville location of Sitel, a call center operator with 600 employees, issued a memo this week in response to a Mountain Xpress story published Wednesday that detailed efforts by Sitel employees to unionize. Xpress was following a story Ashvegas first reported on in December 2011 regarding employee complaints about working conditions at Sitel. In its memo, Sitel says it[Read More…]

by August 4, 2012 23 comments Asheville News
New Asheville Scene, weekly ‘culinary and culture guide,’ arrives Friday

New Asheville Scene, weekly ‘culinary and culture guide,’ arrives Friday

Come celebrate with a launch party open to the public from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 17 at the Grove Arcade.

by August 2, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Citizen-Times hires ad man James Fisher to Asheville Scene

Asheville Citizen-Times hires ad man James Fisher to Asheville Scene

The longtime former advertising chief at Mountain Xpress, who most recently has been at WNC magazine, joins the newspaper.

by July 26, 2012 8 comments Asheville News
Mountain Xpress seeks ‘thoughtful, savvy, hard-working’ food writer

Mountain Xpress seeks ‘thoughtful, savvy, hard-working’ food writer

It’s a primo beat. Details from the job posting.

Word on the street: McGee-Bianchi is new Verve editor

Melanie McGee-Bianchi is a talented, experienced and well-known freelance writer in Asheville.

by July 17, 2012 1 comment Asheville News

Asheville Citizen-Times hires McCuan, former Verve editor, and Lunsford, Xpress food writer

The new hires join the newspaper as it begins charging for its online content.

by July 5, 2012 0 comments Asheville News
Art or obscenity? Either way, Mountain Xpress gives readers the finger

Art or obscenity? Either way, Mountain Xpress gives readers the finger

Artfully done, it’s still an obscene gesture.

by July 5, 2012 8 comments Asheville News

Asheville media outlets sue to force disclosure of police evidence room audit

On May 21, Ashvegas alerted readers that local media outlets were considering suing to force the release of an audit report done following reports of money and drugs missing from the Asheville Police Department’s evidence room. Today, those outlets filed their lawsuit. Press release: Five Western North Carolina news organizations filed a lawsuit today calling on the city of Asheville[Read More…]

by June 25, 2012 0 comments Asheville News

Mountain Xpress seeking sponsor for its blog ad network

The Mountain Xpress is looking to fire up its blog advertising network and bring those bloggers together again. Here’s the note Xpress web editor Steve Shanafelt is sending out: xxxxxx, Thanks for writing. It’s a very loosely organized program, actually. We have around two-dozen local blogs in the group, each of whom donate a button-sized (125 by 125) space on[Read More…]

by December 27, 2011 0 comments Asheville News