Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Accusations and apologies at Asheville urban farm

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Accusations and apologies at Asheville urban farm

Also, Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Keuchly was spotted at Oscar Blues Brewery over the weekend, and more.

by February 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Tyler Garrison/ photo courtesy of Stephan Pruitt

Reports: Asheville Regeneration Station owner killed in motorcycle crash

Tyler Garrison started his business through a desire to keep junk out of the landfill.

by February 18, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Kimberlee Archie

Asheville residents urge City Council to put weight behind equity efforts

The city’s new equity and inclusion manager should have a staff and report directly to the city manager, residents said.

by February 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Op-Ed: Rising fees hurt Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

Ashvegas Op-Ed: Rising fees hurt Asheville’s Aston Park Tennis Center

If Asheville City Council wants to convert Aston Park into a country club-like facility, they’re well on their way to doing so.

by February 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville News, Opinion
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Four Asheville 2018 James Beard Award nominees

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Four Asheville 2018 James Beard Award nominees

Also, Larry Colemon’s Sign Shop on Haywood Road in West Asheville has been sold, and more.

by February 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville CrossFit gyms raise cash for Our Voice

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville CrossFit gyms raise cash for Our Voice

Also, the New Mountain AVL music venue is available for lease, and more.

by February 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Regional Airport report: New airplane parking, security update, more

Asheville Regional Airport report: New airplane parking, security update, more

The airport authority also approved a new fee structure for limo, taxi and Uber drivers.

by February 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
New West Asheville music and event venue, Ambrose West, opens Thursday

New West Asheville music and event venue, Ambrose West, opens Thursday

The Haywood Road venue will be focused on weddings and events, as well as being a neighborhood listening room.

by February 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: First WNC Bigfoot Festival set for September

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: First WNC Bigfoot Festival set for September

Also, The Hop on Merrimon reopens today after a significant renovation, and more.

by February 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Poutine restaurant coming to north Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Poutine restaurant coming to north Asheville

Also, work has started on the new bar that’s going into the former Kim’s Wig Shop location, and more.

by February 14, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Head-banger Josh Foster rocks West Asheville bus stops

Head-banger Josh Foster rocks West Asheville bus stops

For Josh Foster, his love of metal music is part performance art and part therapy session.

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville songstress Jane Kramer and Glasgow songwriter Andy Lucas in May 2017 working out the recording of their duet, "Valentine," written by Lucas./ photo by Jason Sandford

From Asheville to Glasgow, songwriters connect for ‘Valentine’

Two songwriters half a world apart collaborated on a heartrending “Valentine.”

by February 13, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ben & Jerry’s planning to open downtown Asheville ice cream shop

Ben & Jerry’s planning to open downtown Asheville ice cream shop

A Ben & Jerry’s fanchisee has pulled construction permits to open an ice cream shop on Haywood Street in the heart of downtown.

by February 12, 2018 14 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Asheville Citizen-Times building is being sold

Word on the street: Asheville Citizen-Times building is being sold

The number of employees working out of the Asheville Citizen-Times building at 14 O’Henry Ave. has been cut dramatically over the past decade.

by February 12, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: USTA pledges $35,000 to Aston Park remodel

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: USTA pledges $35,000 to Aston Park remodel

For the past several years, city officials have been working on a plan to reduce the taxpayer subsidy of the Aston Park Tennis Center.

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Venus Williams wins big Saturday

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Venus Williams wins big Saturday

Official attendance for the Fed Cup action at the US Cellular Center in Asheville was 5,208.

by February 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
2018 Fed Cup team photo at US Cellular Center in Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Serena’s big comeback

Serena Williams says playing in the first round of the 2018 Fed Cup in Asheville is the “perfect opportunity to try to come back.”

by February 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Order of play, court condition comments

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Order of play, court condition comments

USA Coach Kathy Rinaldi says the condition of the court has improved throughout the week.

by February 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Former Trump administration official Michael Flynn spotted in Asheville

Former Trump administration official Michael Flynn spotted in Asheville

Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in December, enjoyed a beer and a game of ping-pong at Twin Leaf Brewery.

by February 9, 2018 10 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Venus and Serena practice, a Biltmore visit, more

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Venus and Serena practice, a Biltmore visit, more

Netherlands Coach Paul Haarhuis wasn’t in a good mood on Wednesday.

by February 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Draw ceremony, other free public events

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Draw ceremony, other free public events

Friday’s draw event will be a great chance for the public to see their favorite players, including Venus and Serena Williams.

by February 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Downtown parking, street closures, bus routes

Asheville Fed Cup Hot Sheet: Downtown parking, street closures, bus routes

Getting around downtown Asheville’s going to be a pain this week. Here’s some guidance.

by February 7, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Reba McEntire at Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: Reba McEntire at Sunny Point Cafe in West Asheville

Reba had a soup and salad at the popular West Asheville eatery last week.

by February 6, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Complete Sears store overhaul at Asheville Mall up for review

Complete Sears store overhaul at Asheville Mall up for review

Yes, we’re talking about building some 200 apartments at the Asheville Mall. And a new movie theater. And a new restaurant.

by February 5, 2018 3 comments Asheville News