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  1. 30 Days Out: a look at upcoming concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    WE'VE BEEN WAITING: Western North Carolina fans of power pop hero Matthew Sweet have long had to travel as far as Charlotte, Chapel Hill or Atlanta to see him in concert, but the singer-guitarist has scheduled an Asheville date at the Grey Eagle on Aug. 25. Photo by Bill Kopp Twice monthly, my 30 Days Out column spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to the show.

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  2. Acoustic Asheville: Eric CongdonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Mountain Xpress

    With influences ranging from classic blues and rock to bluegrass and world music, Eric Congdon 's skill is in seamlessly mixing elements. Congdon is a regular on the local music scene, performing solo, with a band, and occasionally with blues singer Peggy Ratusz and Americana band The Wintervals.

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  3. Local news in brief from our issue of Aug. 15, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Mountain Xpress

    TOYS ON WHEELS: Erica Denmark, left, and Susan Dobroski, Toybrary of Asheville founder, with the Toybrary's new bus. The organization will hold a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 175 Clingman Ave., Asheville, at 4:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Toybrary The Toybrary of Asheville will cut the ribbon on its ToyZazzle bus on Saturday, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m., in the parking lot of All Souls Pizza at 175 Clingman Ave. in Asheville.

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  4. In Photos: Best of WNC party at Highland Brewing Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    In a celebration of all things voted Best of WNC in 2018, Mountain Xpress and Highland Brewing Co. partnered to throw a party for the second year in a row.

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  5. Embattled county, city officials struggle to talk businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    NOSTRA CULPA: Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chair Brownie Newman accepted responsibility on behalf of the board for the actions of former county employees who are now the subject of multiple federal indictments for misuse of taxpayer funds. Photo by Virginia Daffron expected his first months leading Buncombe County government to include plenty of action on greenways and renewable energy.

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  6. North Carolina Department of Insurance prohibits use of UNC...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today has prohibited the use of the University of North Carolina at Asheville's five newly constructed residence halls because the buildings pose life safety concerns to students. "As Insurance Commissioner, safety is my top priority," Commissioner Causey said.

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  7. UNCA's Great Smokies Writing Program announces fall 2018...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Mountain Xpress

    UNC Asheville's Great Smokies Writing Program will present 11 workshops this fall - fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, children's fiction, poetry, and the business aspects of writing - taught by some of Western North Carolina's finest authors. Classes, which range from five to 15 weeks, will be offered in many community locations in Asheville and Burnsville.

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  8. Revolve hosts an all-woman electro-pop showcaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 16 | Mountain Xpress

    UP: The Aug. 20 showcase at Revolve, featuring four women-led acts, "is bringing pop music to a space that's generally more avant-garde," says Celia Verbeck, pictured. "I'm excited to highlight that side of local music."

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  9. Byron Ballard's latest book gives a prophetic warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Mountain Xpress

    CHANGIN': "We're at the end of the great American experiment," says Byron Ballard, known as Asheville's village witch. In her latest book, 'Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time,' she offers practical and spiritual advice for navigating the turbulent times and surviving with resilience.

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  10. Smart Bets: Jerald PopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Mountain Xpress

    Illustrated stories bereft of dialogue have a long literary history and one that's been celebrated though the work of such contemporary artists as Andy Runton and Shaun Tan . Owl Girl , Asheville-area writer Jerald Pope's second wordless novel and 12th book overall, also carries on this tradition over 78 pages of self-described "atmospheric colored pencil" drawings.

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  11. Local business news in brief from our issue of Aug. 15, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 15 | Mountain Xpress

    According to a report by Johnson Price Sprinkle PA, private industry average hourly earnings in the Asheville metro are came in at $22.87 in the first quarter of 2018, a slight gain of 0.5 percent from a year earlier. Earnings growth has remained relatively flat in Asheville over the last four quarters, with an average gain of 0.2 percent.

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  12. Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Aug. 14-20Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | 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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  13. Homestay short-term renters push for looser kitchen definitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Mountain Xpress

    KITCHEN QUANDARY: Asheville City Council's Planning & Economic Development Committee, consisting of Vijay Kapoor, left, Julie Mayfield, center, and Gwen Wisler, hear public comment about the city's homestay ordinance. Photo by Daniel Walton offered some culinary advice to an angry crowd of roughly 80 people that had gathered in the U.S. Cellular Center banquet hall. 4 comments

  14. Local teen band Uncle Kurtis releases a studio recordingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Mountain Xpress

    KID STUFF: Four Asheville teenagers have come together as Uncle Kurtis, a rock and punk-influenced group that plays the big stages in its hometown. The band has scheduled an Aug. 16 album release show at Asheville Music Hall.

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  15. Southern Avenue returns to Asheville for Downtown After 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Mountain Xpress

    ENDED: Following a European tour, Memphis-based Southern Avenue is working on material for a new album, "focused on writing whatever comes to our hearts," founder and guitarist Ori Naftaly, second from left, says. "We tried to do some more funky stuff, some more soulful stuff, more rock-y."

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  16. Dunkina Donuts hosts fundraiser for MANNA Packs for Kids, Aug....Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Mountain Xpress

    Dunkin' Donuts' Asheville restaurants and MANNA FoodBank are teaming up to fill backpacks with food by encouraging the community to share the sweetness. From August 12-25, participating Dunkin' Donuts in Asheville will donate $1 from any 50-count MunchkinA Donut Holes or dozen donuts to the MANNA Packs for Kids program.

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  17. Asheville Archives: The launch of Best Of WNCRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 14 | Mountain Xpress

    In honor of Best Of WNC, we thought it might be fun to explore our publication's own recent past. In the April 19, 1995, issue of Mountain Xpress , readers were introduced to the paper's "First Annual Best of WNC survey."

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  18. West Asheville needle exchange, free cafe raise community complaintsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Mountain Xpress

    ON THE WESTERN FRONT: Community members fill Trinity United Methodist Church for an Aug. 9 meeting to discuss safety concerns over four businesses and organizations in West Asheville. Photo by Cathy Cleary Several hundred community members packed Trinity United Methodist Church on Aug. 9 to discuss neighborhood concerns surrounding four businesses and organizations operating at 610 Haywood Road - The Steady Collective, Firestorm Books and Coffee, Kairos West Community Center and 12 Baskets CafA - that some say have reduced the area's safety by offering services to drug users and homeless clients.

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  19. Theater review: 'Every Brilliant Thing' by Different StrokesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Mountain Xpress

    HE'S MAKING A LIST: Mondy Carter stars in the one-man show 'Every Brilliant Thing.' Photo courtesy of Different Strokes You can be singing joyfully around a piano with your family one day, then contemplating suicide the next.

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  20. You're invited: Best of WNC 2018 partyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 13 | Mountain Xpress

    QUEEN OF EVERYTHING: Celebrating not just a multiyear winning streak for Best Blues artist, but also her birthday, Peggy Ratusz will provide the soundtrack at this year's Best of WNC bash. Photo courtesy of Ratusz Celebrate with your favorites: The Best of WNC 2018 party - honoring the winners of this year's Best Of survey and the Xpress readers who voted for said victors - will take place in the Meadow at Highland Brewing Co.

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