Mountain XpressMountain XpressAsheville-Henderson, NC
Since 1994, Mountain Xpress has been an active partner in growing Asheville from a sleepy, boarded-up mountain town into a thriving mecca for small business, tourism, arts, culture and innovative thought (metro area population 450,000).
Throughout that evolution, Xpress has focused on covering what matters most locally and serving as the go-to venue for community dialogue and exchange of ideas. Our even-handed reporting has made Mountain Xpress Asheville’s trusted source for news and events information, read by young and old, rich and poor, progressives and conservatives, natives and newcomers.
We focus on local politics, civic issues and the area’s vibrant arts-and-entertainment scene. Our opinion section offers a popular forum for the debate of community 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.
Our Mission: To build community and strengthen democracy by serving an active, thoughtful readership at the local level — where the impact of citizen action is greatest.