Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Coffee, Coffee Coffee, and Men in Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Coffee, Coffee Coffee, and Men in Asheville

May 23, 2015 | Comments (1)

  Hello Asheville! Some weather, eh? Hot. Very very hot. And bright. Very very very very bright. Really very hot and bright bright bright. Kill. Ing. Me. If it seems like I start out a lot of my columns betchin’ about the weather here in beautiful Asheville, it’s just because I’m a natural born complainer, […]

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Asheville Tourists 2015 pitching staff/ Photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for Ashvegas.com

Asheville Tourists Centennial: This year’s pitching staff, and a look at some past baseball stars

May 22, 2015 | Comments (0)

Willie Stargell, who went on to be named MVP of the 1979 World Series, was known as “On the hill Will” in Asheville.

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Ashvegas celebrity spotting: ‘Friday Night Lights’ star Aimee Teegarden at Horse + Hero

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: ‘Friday Night Lights’ star Aimee Teegarden at Horse + Hero

May 22, 2015 | Comments (3)

Teegarden was checking out the local art at Horse + Hero in downtown.

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Opinion: Save the trees along Collier Avenue on Asheville’s South Slope

Opinion: Save the trees along Collier Avenue on Asheville’s South Slope

May 22, 2015 | Comments (6)

First it was craft breweries opening on Asheville’s South Slope. The next wave of development will bring new apartment complexes.

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Four-story multi-family development coming to Asheville’s South Slope

Four-story multi-family development coming to Asheville’s South Slope

May 21, 2015 | Comments (9)

The South Slope is already home to several of Asheville’s craft breweries, as well as new retail and restaurant development.

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Proposed construction of Duke Energy substation near Asheville school topic of forum

Proposed construction of Duke Energy substation near Asheville school topic of forum

May 21, 2015 | Comments (3)

The May 31 forum will be held at Dickson Elementary School, where parents are upset about the proposed construction of an electric power substation nearby.

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Jonathan Wainscott announces plan to run for Asheville City Council

Jonathan Wainscott announces plan to run for Asheville City Council

May 21, 2015 | Comments (25)

This year’s race is opening up, with two of the three City Council incumbents not seeking re-election.

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Former greenhouse property in West Asheville finding new life as live/work studios

Former greenhouse property in West Asheville finding new life as live/work studios

May 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Once a source of contaminated groundwater, the site off Johnston School Road has been cleaned up.

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Workforce housing units proposed for downtown Asheville

Workforce housing units proposed for downtown Asheville

May 20, 2015 | Comments (29)

Preliminary plans call for 32 one- and two-bedroom units and one commercial space, with apartment rents ranging from $850 to $1,450 a month.

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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Salsarita’s restaurant to open in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Salsarita’s restaurant to open in Asheville

May 19, 2015 | Comments (10)

Also, construction is set to begin on a new French Broad River access point, a new apartment building is coming to Biltmore Park, and more.

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Mission Hospital moves ahead with new tower construction at Asheville campus

Mission Hospital moves ahead with new tower construction at Asheville campus

May 19, 2015 | Comments (3)

Mission recently changed architects on the $350 million project.

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Castell Gallery in downtown Asheville closing; final exhibition to close June 20

Castell Gallery in downtown Asheville closing; final exhibition to close June 20

May 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Brie Castell opened her beautiful gallery off a little downtown alley six years ago.

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It’s lights out for coal in Asheville as Duke Energy announces natural gas power plant

It’s lights out for coal in Asheville as Duke Energy announces natural gas power plant

May 19, 2015 | Comments (9)

The new natural gas power plant, which will include a solar energy farm, should be open by 2020, Duke officials said Tuesday.

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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bubble soccer league forming in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bubble soccer league forming in Asheville

May 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

Also, the return of the Battle of the Burger and much more.

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AshevilleFM launches community radio station today at 103.3 FM

AshevilleFM launches community radio station today at 103.3 FM

May 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

The low-powered community radio station has been working for years to establish an over-the-air presence.

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Payton Turner/ Photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

PHOTOS Asheville Fashion Week auditions

May 18, 2015 | Comments (3)

Gage Talent is sponsoring the first-ever Asheville Fashion Week, which is set for August.

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Two 15-story motel towers planned for Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville

Two 15-story motel towers planned for Patton Avenue in downtown Asheville

May 18, 2015 | Comments (26)

The plans come as Asheville’s hotel construction boom rolls on.

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VIDEO Food Fans Habibi Artisanal Baklava: Sweet Eats for a Good Cause

VIDEO Food Fans Habibi Artisanal Baklava: Sweet Eats for a Good Cause

May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

I visit with Jennifer MacDonald from Habibi Artisanal Baklava, and Aimee Diaz from Bomba Cafe in Pack Sq., Downtown Asheville. Jennifer explains how profits from sales of her amazing baklava go to a non-profit that provides baskets of toys to refugee children in Lebanon… Part 1 – Meeting Jennifer, hearing the story of Habibi Baklava… _ Part2 […]

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Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Red Stag Grill / Bohemian Hotel, Asheville

Stu Helm: Food Fan, on Red Stag Grill / Bohemian Hotel, Asheville

May 18, 2015 | Comments (3)

Hello, Asheville! How you doin’? Good? Good. I’m doing good too, thanks. In fact, I’m doing kind of awesome. I recently had a very amazing and unique experience. Unique to me, that is. I have a feeling that some of the other lucky people who had this experience with me were not as new to it as I was. […]

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Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

May 15, 2015 | Comments (2)

Yeah it’s not the biggest course, but it’s got plenty of fight.

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Word on the street: Asheville High School principal says girls must wear bras per dress code

Word on the street: Asheville High School principal says girls must wear bras per dress code

May 14, 2015 | Comments (64)

Principal Joyce Best made the announcement over the school’s intercom system Thursday morning.

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Accelerating Appalachia spotlights nature-based business entrepreneurs with ‘pitch party’

Accelerating Appalachia spotlights nature-based business entrepreneurs with ‘pitch party’

May 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Accelerating Appalachia, a first-of-its-kind business accelerator in Asheville for nature-based businesses, is holding a “pitch party” tonight at the Mill Room. The event is going to be great. It will feature presentations by several of the participating entrepreneurs, which are listed below, as well as a keynote address by Judy Wicks, co-founder of Be A Localist […]

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VIDEO Wild Connections: Preserving Hickory Nut Gorge

VIDEO Wild Connections: Preserving Hickory Nut Gorge

May 14, 2015 | Comments (0)

Three salamander species are found nowhere else in the world by Hickory Nut Gorge.

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Expert mediator Feinberg honors The Mediation Center in Asheville with luncheon talk

Expert mediator Feinberg honors The Mediation Center in Asheville with luncheon talk

May 14, 2015 | Comments (1)

Be careful in setting up victim compensation funds, Kenneth Feinberg advises.

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