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ASHVEGAS.COM is an independent news blog 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.

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Ashvegas also produces a twice-monthly podcast, the AVL Informer. Follow AVL Informer here.

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.

James Harrison/Ashvegas Political Hit List: James Harrison, who returned to Asheville after working as a government reporter for Nooga.com, in Chattanooga, Tenn., writes an occasional column rounding up local, state and national political news. Follow James on Twitter at @jharrisonAVL.

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