Articles by: Jason Sandford

Second Gear/ photo courtesy onhaywood.com

Second Gear in West Asheville celebrates 15th anniversary Saturday

Second Gear opened in West Asheville in 2004.

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Celebrate Hemp History Week 2019

The hemp industry is keeping a close eye on the North Carolina Farm Bill in Raleigh.

by June 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Mixed-use development proposes 600 apartments on Asheville South Slope

Mixed-use development proposes 600 apartments on Asheville South Slope

The project is in the early stages of planning, but developers recently held a neighborhood meeting to introduce the project.

by June 3, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ask a Woman AVL: Why are women attracted to jerks?

Ask a Woman AVL: Why are women attracted to jerks?

I think the term “nice guy” should be retired, along with the outdated notion of the “good girl” or the “bad boy.”

by June 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
‘Road diet’ plans take shape for Charlotte Street in Asheville

‘Road diet’ plans take shape for Charlotte Street in Asheville

The project is set to go out for construction bids in July or August, according to the city’s transportation department director.

by June 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Voters in 2020 are set to elect Asheville City Council members by district for the first time ever.

by May 30, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Julian Pinelli/ photo by Kaitlyn Raitz

Fiddler Julian Pinelli celebrates ‘Bent Creek’ album release at Isis Music Hall

The show is Thursday at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville will be the new name of Asheville's civic center starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

Asheville City Council accepts Harrah’s Cherokee bid for civic center naming rights

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the center will be known as the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

The naming rights issue is controversial, with competing bids from U.S. Cellular and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.

by May 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Two Asheville moms - Bianca Gragg at left and Jeannie Curtis at right - have created the Colorful Pages Project to bring picture books written by people of color and featuring ethnically diverse characters into local schools. /photo courtesy of High Five Coffee

With Colorful Pages Project, two Asheville moms add more diversity to books in school

The Colorful Pages Project received a $5,000 Buncombe County Tipping Point grant last year.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
East Fork Pottery is holding a seconds sale on Sunday at New Belgium's brewery space on Craven Street. /photo courtesy of East Fork Pottery

4 things to know about East Fork Pottery’s seconds sale Sunday at New Belgium

First thing to know: all sales are final.

by May 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
David Crosby

Second annual Songsmith Gathering in Brevard features David Crosby

The festival is a benefit for the Cindy Platt Boys and Girls Club of Transylvania.

by May 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville Regional Airport update: 3 new flights, 2 new parking lot shuttles

Asheville Regional Airport update: 3 new flights, 2 new parking lot shuttles

Airport passenger traffic is already up a whopping 45 percent for January through March of this year over last.

by May 16, 2019 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Asheville Hemp Farms grand opening, more

Also, here’s some guidance on whether it is legal for craft brewers to mix industrial hemp products with their alcoholic beverages.

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Bernie Sanders

6 things to know about the Bernie Sanders rally in Asheville Friday

One of the big issues will be parking. Read on for details about paid on-site parking, as well as a free shuttle bus.

by May 15, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

City Council did not vote on the matter, but four council members indicated their opposition to the hotel plans, including Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, considered by many to be a swing vote on the issue.

by May 15, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
An architectural rendering of the proposed Jetti Rae's Seafood and Such restaurant being proposed for 144 Riverside Drive in the Asheville River Arts District.

New riverside restaurant, Jettie Rae’s, proposed for Asheville River Arts District

The riverside restaurant proposed for 144 Riverside Drive will welcome tubers and boaters who arrive from the French Broad River.

Passersby check out Bird electric scooters parked on the sidewalk along Biltmore Avenue on Oct. 25, the day the e-scooter company dropped about 200 of the scooters on Asheville city streets without first securing the proper city permissions. / photo by Jason Sandford

Status update: Bike-share and e-scooter pilot project taking shape in Asheville

Any program the city adopts, whether it’s e-scooters or e-bikes, should prioritize serving local residents over serving tourists, two Asheville Downtown Commission members said last week.

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Favilla’s moving, Rendezvous opening soon, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Favilla’s moving, Rendezvous opening soon, more

Renovation work is continuing on the location of the new Riverside Rhapsody Beer Co. in Woodfin, and more.

by May 9, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Liquefy, Asheville Hemp Farms open in West Asheville

The industrial hemp industry is booming, and the hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) industry is expected to be worth $7 billion by 2023, according to one estimate.

by May 8, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for May 18 at WNC Ag Center

Asheville Food Truck Showdown set for May 18 at WNC Ag Center

The event will feature 18 local food trucks, and judges will award prizes in categories including Best Overall, People’s Choice, and VIP Taster’s Choice.

Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Measles spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing, and can live for up to two hours in the airspace where a person sick with measles has been.

by May 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebration set for Saturday at Asheville airport

Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebration set for Saturday at Asheville airport

The event will feature a special Music on the Fly performance by dynamic Asheville vocalist/guitarist Andrew Scotchie.

by May 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville entrepreneur JJ Apodoca of What's Your Mutt swabs Sammie's mouth for a DNA sample. /photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville entrepreneurs launch doggie DNA testing business, What’s Your Mutt

Genetic testing that can reveal some basic health and behavioral traits, which in turn can give dogs a voice, says JJ Apodaca.

by May 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News