Articles by: Jason Sandford

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam set to celebrate 30th anniversary in Asheville

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam set to celebrate 30th anniversary in Asheville

The two-day Christmas Jam is set for Dec. 7 and Dec. 8 at the US Cellular Center.

by November 1, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music
Buncombe commissioners agree to $3.6 million a year for early childhood education

Buncombe commissioners agree to $3.6 million a year for early childhood education

The board voted 6-1 for the new funding, with Commissioner Mike Fryar casting the lone dissenting vote.

by October 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX to USA vs Australia Fed Cup tennis in Asheville in February 2019

WIN TIX to USA vs Australia Fed Cup tennis in Asheville in February 2019

The US Cellular Center in Asheville hosted Fed Cup tennis for the first time earlier this year, and the event was a big hit.

by October 30, 2018 59 comments Asheville News
Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

Hotel proposal withdrawn as Asheville City Council signals growing opposition

“We are above and beyond our need for hotels in this city,” Councilman Brian Haynes said Tuesday night.

by October 23, 2018 14 comments Asheville News
A food hall is in the works for downtown Asheville

A food hall is in the works for downtown Asheville

Look for the new food hall to open early next year.

by October 18, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Asheville Kmart on Patton Avenue to close, Sun Soo moving to new spot

Asheville Kmart on Patton Avenue to close, Sun Soo moving to new spot

The Kmart closing, and the Sun Soo move, are set to happen at the end of the year.

by October 16, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

Asheville Downtown Commission votes against Biltmore Ave hotel project

The hotel proposal moves on the Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission for review.

by October 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville homeless issue topic of Thursday meeting

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville homeless issue topic of Thursday meeting

Also, Little Jumbo cocktail bar has a new outdoor patio, and more.

by October 16, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Word on the street: Asheville City Council prepared to hire Campbell as new city manager

Asheville City Council has announced that it plans to meet on Wednesday to execute a contract to hire a new city manager.

by October 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
A photo from a slide show presentation by Joe Minicozzi showing the activity at Greenlife grocery store's loading dock.

Jeff Bezos, it’s Asheville calling: Fix your grocery store loading dock

The world’s richest man, and the grocery store chain he owns, was a hot topic of conversation during last week’s Asheville City Council meeting.

by October 13, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ambitious new Asheville culinary festival seeking sponsors, ideas

Ambitious new Asheville culinary festival seeking sponsors, ideas

The Asheville Independent Restaurants group is holding a forum on Nov. 7 to help folks know more about the new food festival.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Chef Sean Brock at Sovereign Remedies in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: Chef Sean Brock at Sovereign Remedies in Asheville

Brock was in Highlands earlier this week to cook a special dinner in honor of another top chef.

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Trader Joe’s in Asheville plans to expand store sales area

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Trader Joe’s in Asheville plans to expand store sales area

Also, the new Save Me The Waltz Bar in the basement of the S&W Building is planning to open later this month, and more.

by October 11, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
WNC Nature Center seeks crowdfunding support for red panda exhibit

WNC Nature Center seeks crowdfunding support for red panda exhibit

Construction of the habitat area has already started at the WNC Nature Center.

by October 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Asheville City Council approves new Mainstay Suites hotel on Brevard Road

Before her vote to approve the hotel, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer said City Council is struggling with the ongoing wave of hotel construction.

by October 10, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
New Biltmore Avenue hotel gets Asheville Planning & Zoning OK

New Biltmore Avenue hotel gets Asheville Planning & Zoning OK

In other action, an issue with a parking space at The Patton apartments threatens to derail that project.

by October 9, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Urban Orchard opens Asheville South Slope spot

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Urban Orchard opens Asheville South Slope spot

Also, PennyCup Coffee’s new north Asheville coffee shop is open, and much more.

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
So You Think You Can Dance Live! arrives at Asheville’s US Cellular Center on Nov. 6

So You Think You Can Dance Live! arrives at Asheville’s US Cellular Center on Nov. 6

The touring show features contestants from Season 15 of the popular television show.

by October 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: HGTV producer to speak at AdClub WNC gathering

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: HGTV producer to speak at AdClub WNC gathering

Also, there’s new construction action on Carolina Lane at the site of a building collapse five years ago, and more.

by October 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Honor Flight

Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebrates Asheville-area Vietnam veterans

Family, friends and the public are invited to come out to the Asheville Regional Airport about 7 p.m. on Saturday for a welcome home party for the veterans.

by October 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Developer: Hotel use is best way to preserve historic Flatiron Building in Asheville

The Flatiron Building has served as an office building in downtown Asheville since its opening in 1927.

by October 4, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Preservation crews will assess Asheville’s Basilica of St. Lawrence

Also, there’s a big new economic development announcement for the Enka Commerce Park, and more.

by October 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In painting, Asheville artist Nan Davis finds path to self-acceptance

In painting, Asheville artist Nan Davis finds path to self-acceptance

She worked for two decades as marketing manager for Asheville’s only milk processing plant, Milkco, before devoting her efforts to her art.

by October 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Poverty Forum focuses on struggles of Western North Carolina women

Poverty Forum focuses on struggles of Western North Carolina women

One striking statistic: On average, 41.3 percent of single mothers in the six Western North Carolina counties served by Pisgah Legal Services live in poverty.

by October 2, 2018 1 comment Asheville events