Mountain Xpress

Mountain Xpress
Type Alternative weekly
Format Tabloid
Publisher Jeff Fobes
Language English
Headquarters 2 Wall St
Asheville, NC 28801
United States
Circulation 28,565[1]

The Mountain Xpress is an alternative newspaper covering news, arts, local politics, and events in Asheville and western North Carolina. Published each Wednesday in print and online, it has a print circulation of about 29,000.[1] The Mountains Xpress is one of 130 member newspapers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

Mission statement

The newspaper's mission is "To build community and strengthen democracy by serving an active, thoughtful readership at the local level – where the impact of citizen action is greatest."

Weekly features

Online-only features include:

Best of WNC

The Xpress publishes an annual "Best of WNC" listing the best restaurants, businesses, and activities in the Asheville area, based on a readers' poll.

Other Xpress guides to the area include Asheville Eats & Drinks, the WNC Green Building Directory, and supplements on the Asheville Film Festival, Bele Chere Festival, Women in Business and more.


  1. 1 2 "Mountain Xpress". Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Retrieved 2006-02-12.
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