Mountain Xpress
  • P.O. Box 144
  • Asheville, North Carolina 28802
  • Phone: (828) 251-1333
  • Fax: (828) 251-1311
  • Circulation: 28,285 (as of September 2014)
  • Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Wednesday
  • Market Served: Asheville & surrounding counties
  • National Advertising: Alternative Weekly Network
Mountain Xpress is the keen-eyed, eloquent voice of the Asheville metro area (pop. 225,000) and surrounding southern Appalachian counties, providing an indispensable guide for residents and visitors alike.

We focus on local politics, civic issues and the area's vibrant arts- and-entertainment scene — reporting the news with a magazine flair. Our opinion section offers a popular forum for the debate of local issues, thanks in large part to the lively submissions of our readers, who constitute a diverse blend of the region's most active and independent-minded residents. We also publish the area's most comprehensive calendar — a one-stop guide to what's happening in the region.

While the bulk of our readers are 25-to-49 years old, Mountain Xpress is read by a diverse audience that includes a 21 percent readership over age 60. Our readers are, primarily, active professionals who enjoy a greater-than-average amount of leisure time.

The paper's editorial goal is to provide a forum for debate and to help citizens of all political persuasions play an active part in the community.
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Resurrecting Western North Carolina's Oldest African-American Cemetery

A revitalized volunteer push is underway to rescue Western North Carolina’s oldest known African-American cemetery from the ravages of neglect and obscurity. The effort includes a new website that features an interactive map of the cemetery and a digital guide to each of its graves.
Mountain Xpress  |  Jake Frankel  |  09-04-2014  |  Race & Class

Are Tiny Homes the Next Big Thing?

The blogosphere is abuzz these days with romantic visions of picturesque miniature dwellings. And a growing number of local advocates say the “tiny home movement” could help achieve a wealth of positive outcomes, from environmental efficiencies to enhanced affordability. Amid the swelling interest, however, many hurdles remain.
Mountain Xpress  |  Jake Frankel  |  07-15-2014  |  Housing & Development
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