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  1. Storing power key to expanding use of renewable energyRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | Mountain Xpress

    SMALL YET MIGHTY: The power line serving an emergency radio tower atop Mount Sterling near Cataloochee experienced frequent outages related to bad weather and downed trees, so Duke Energy decided last year to replace it with a self-contained microgrid consisting of a solar array and battery system. Photo courtesy of Duke Energy Buncombe County and the city of Asheville have big plans for increasing the area's use of renewable energy while moving away from fossil fuels.

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  2. Acoustic Asheville: Queen Bee & the Honey LoversRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Mountain Xpress

    There may not be another band on the local scene that actively mines material from its grandparents the way Queen Bee & the Honey Lovers do. This group's sound is heavily influenced by swing era music from the 1920s and '30s, and the lyrics are drawn from family stories passed down from generations past.

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  3. Police group threatens legal action against Asheville City Council on recent policy changesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    LETTER OF THE LAW: The N.C. Police Benevolent Association's communication to Asheville City Council asks for members to rescind their recent motions on consent search and traffic stop policy. "We certainly prefer the opportunity to resolve these matters with you rather than exploring other measures available to us," the letter reads.

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  4. Homebuyers stymied by Asheville's high cost look beyond the city limitsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    BANG FOR YOUR BUCK: High housing prices in Asheville are pushing many homebuyers to outlying areas, where their dollars tend to stretch a bit farther. Images courtesy of Town and Mountain Realty It's no news that Asheville-area housing costs keep climbing.

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  5. 18th annual Mountain Sports Festival returns Memorial Day weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

    Offering something for pretty much every outdoor sports enthusiast - from those who get their thrills barreling down a steep trail aboard a mountain bike to families with strollers and tricycles in tow - the Mountain Sports Festival returns to Asheville's Carrier Park from Friday, May 25, to Sunday, May 27, for its 18th year. With an estimated annual draw of 10,000 people, the free festival is something of a local institution.

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  6. AVL Beer Week 2018: The Odditorium celebrates five years with new events and concoctionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: "We always say, 'It takes a village to run this place,'" says Amy Marshall, left, who owns the West Asheville venue with her partner, Tamy Kuper, right. By taking over the venue five years ago, the couple were able to honor their roots: "the odd, the unusual, the queer."

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  7. Asheville GreenWorks dishes the dirt on home compostingRead the original story

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    Instead of trashing your potato peels and apple cores, why not put them to work in the garden? To that end, Asheville GreenWorks and Villagers will present a free workshop on reducing food waste and boosting soil nutrition through home composting Sunday, June 3. Led by GreenWorks AmeriCorps Project Conserve member John Connelly , the free, hourlong program will dig into some tools and techniques for turning kitchen scraps into fertilizer, either outside or indoors. Connelly will talk about how to build a compost bin and where to put it, what goes into good compost and how to keep your compost happening in both the heat and the cold.

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  8. AVL Beer Week 2018: Just Brew It promotes homebrew community, living wage at new venueRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    JUST CAUSE: Now in its ninth year, the annual Just Brew It homebrew festival attracts some of the area's best amateur beer-makers while promoting organizer Just Economics of Western North Carolina's mission of encouraging employers to offer a fair living wage. Asheville's popular Just Brew It homebrew beer festival will have a new look and vibe on Saturday, May 26, as it moves from the original Wedge Brewing Co.

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  9. AVL Beer Week 2018: Asheville beer industry nearing self-sufficiency for core four ingredientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Mountain Xpress

    ROSY FUTURE: Sideways Farm & Brewery's Carrieann and Jon Schneider pick wild and cultivated roses for a future beer on their Etowah property. Water, barley, yeast and hops are at the core of nearly every beer.

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  10. Musashi Xero teams up with RBTS Win's Mother Hood for a new hip-hop EpRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 23 | Mountain Xpress

    BREAK ON THROUGH: Tyler Jackson, aka Musashi Xero, is half of the local hip-hop duo Xero/God, but he also puts out solo projects, including his latest EP, The Otherside. That release, produced by Cliff Worsham of RBTS WIN, explores Jackson's idea of "the other side" through music.

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  11. City Council drives through policing changes in contentious meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 23 | Mountain Xpress

    CENTER OF ATTENTION: Council member Keith Young made three motions aimed at improving equity in policing practices, including one ordering Interim City Manager Cathy Ball to direct the APD to require written consent for voluntary searches of vehicles and personal property. Photo by Daniel Walton To call Asheville City Council's May 22 meeting a marathon session would be an understatement - the average runner in the New York City marathon, for example, finishes in just over four and a half hours.

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  12. Smart Bets: The Stump MuttsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 23 | Mountain Xpress

    The four men who make up the Asheville-based rock band The Stump Mutts are all fathers, and three of them have daughters in middle school. Fed up with gun violence in schools, Neal Ward , Derek Allen , John Lindsey and Patrick Wells wrote the song "#SaveMe" the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

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  13. Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings: May 22-28Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow is the one-stop home for Asheville-area beer news. Check back throughout the week for updates and send your own to wncbeertoday@gmail.com.

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  14. AVL Beer Week 2018: Events listingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO: From farms to bars to restaurants, AVL Beer Week events move beyond breweries to diverse locations, such as this 2015 Catawba Brewing Co. beer dinner at Hickory Nut Gap Farm.

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  15. AVL Beer Week 2018: Collaborations, promotions and weeklong specialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    Selected pairings, Oskar Blues swag giveaways and a beer can cooler takeover will also be featured. The Taproom at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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  16. ABSFest returns to Asheville for its 12th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED: The 12th annual ABSfest - featuring headliner May "The Cocoa Barbie" Hemmer, pictured - brings more than 30 acclaimed burlesque and sideshow performers to Asheville for three days of outrA entertainment. Photo by Marisa Parisella Burlesque has a long and storied history, but for many years it has existed on the fringes of the arts and entertainment world.

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  17. Smart Bets: Corey FloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    Hailing from Philadelphia, rock band Corey Flood is named in honor of Lili Taylor's character from the Cameron Crowe film Say Anything . But while Lloyd Dobler's best friend boasted of writing 63 songs in one year about her ex-boyfriend Joe, the four self-described "despondent rockers" stick to four tracks on their debut EP, Wish You Hadn't .

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  18. Discussing MX election coverage with WPVM's Mark LiebermanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    Mark Lieberman, seated, hosts The World According to Mark on 103.7 WPVM FM in Asheville. Xpress staffers, from left, Able Allen, Virginia Daffron and David Floyd spoke with Mark on May 15 about the outcome of the May 8 primary elections and Xpress' coverage leading up to election day.

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  19. Smart Bets: Creative Voices for Social JusticeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    In the lead-up to the showcase Creative Voices for Social Justice , visual artist Joseph Pearson provided a dozen of his paintings, each focused on social justice and inequity, to Word on the Street , an Asheville-based bilingual online arts and culture magazine by and for youths. Local poets Devin Jones and Indy Srinath then facilitated writing workshops in which the young writers of color offered creative responses to Pearson's works.

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  20. Asheville Archives: The Lost Cause narrativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 22 | Mountain Xpress

    MAKING HISTORY: At the October 1893 Western North Carolina Confederate Veterans' Association reunion, Col. J.M. Ray, featured front and center, addressed a crowd of Confederate veterans.

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