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ASHVEGAS.COM is a local news and entertainment website serving the city and the people of Asheville, N.C., sharing local news, the word on the street, events, and information as it happens. We’re the first place to look for the Asheville news you care about. Ashvegas is owned by Dez Inc dba GulfStream Communications.

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Ashvegas also produces a monthly pop-up concert and podcast called Music on the Fly at the Asheville Regional Airport. The series features local musicians playing right at a departure gate in the airport. The series is sponsored by the Asheville Regional Airport. Our partners IAmAVL provide live video streaming and a series video archive.

Ashvegas is produced by:

Jason Sandford, founder and editor: Jason is a writer, reporter and photographer who grew up in Asheville. He’s a 20-year veteran journalist, having worked for daily newspapers around the world. His newspaper experience includes stints at: the Bladen Journal in Elizabethtown, N.C.; the Daily Advance in Elizabeth City, N.C.; the Florence Morning News in Florence, S.C.; the Asheville Citizen-Times in Asheville, N.C.; European Stars & Stripes in Darmstadt, Germany; and the alternative newsweekly Mountain Xpress in Asheville, N.C..  Reach Jason here.

Stu Helm/Asheville’s Facebook Food Critic: Stu Helm is an artist and writer living in Asheville. He’s a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. Stu began writing restaurant reviews strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook in 2013.

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