Unique Asheville: Local villain

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    It’s been almost four years since Carl Mumpower occupied a seat on Asheville City Council as its lone conservative. Yet Xpress readers still vote him the top villain. Despite losing his last campaign, Mumpower hasn’t faded into quiet retirement: He remains an active conservative commentator and anti-immigration campaigner, and has organized counter-protests to the annual Go Topless rally, all sure to draw plenty of ire in a progressive city. — D.F.