Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New beer bar/brewery planned on Thompson Street

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New beer bar/brewery planned on Thompson Street

Also, the Asheville magic shop Magic Central celebrates 23 years in business on April 28, and more.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council at an April 10, 2018, budget workshop. From left: Vijay Kapoor, Sheneika Smith, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, Mayor Esther Manheimer, Julie Mayfield.

Asheville City Councilman Kapoor: property tax increase could help fill budget gap

Asheville City Council raised property taxes last year.

by April 24, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

One resident bemoaned the inaction, calling the property “a scar on the city of Asheville that needs to heal.”

by April 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Also, the dates for viewing synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been announced, and more.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Leicester farmer Franny Tacy named Featured Farmer for national Hemp History Week

Leicester farmer Franny Tacy named Featured Farmer for national Hemp History Week

Hemp History Week will be celebrated with an event at Franny’s Farm on June 5.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Asheville City Council members Brian Haynes, Keith Young and Sheneika Smith said they want to take a closer look at Police Department funding.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Brewing moves to compostable paper straws

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Brewing moves to compostable paper straws

Also, new permits have been pulled for the RAD Lofts project in the River Arts District, and more.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New downtown Asheville co-working space opens

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New downtown Asheville co-working space opens

Also, the line-up for the RiverMusic summer music series has been announced, and more.

by April 22, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

The WNC Nature Center hopes to have the new home for red pandas open by fall.

by April 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. Supreme Court to hold May sessions in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. Supreme Court to hold May sessions in Asheville

Also, Saturday is Record Store Day, and much more.

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
4 dead following shooting in West Asheville

4 dead following shooting in West Asheville

A man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

Russell hopes that viewers will see that his new work represents “an honest search, an honest approach.”

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

Sean Devereux, a prominent Asheville defense attorney, is raising concerns about the integrity of Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Buncombe County sheriff.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush visited this Asheville man’s home in ’92; here’s how it came about

President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush visited this Asheville man’s home in ’92; here’s how it came about

Roy Harris hosted the President and First Lady for a Saturday lunch. Here’s what happened.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Also, the 27 Club in downtown Asheville is open, and much more.

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Citizen-Times staff shrinks again as work consolidated in Nashville

Asheville Citizen-Times staff shrinks again as work consolidated in Nashville

Three more newsroom jobs are being cut at the newspaper.

by April 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
News obit: Harry Anderson, TV sitcom star and comedic magician, dies in Asheville

News obit: Harry Anderson, TV sitcom star and comedic magician, dies in Asheville

Anderson died of natural causes, according to reports. He was 65.

by April 16, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ping-pong pop-up, Pong AVL, set for Asheville debut

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ping-pong pop-up, Pong AVL, set for Asheville debut

Also, Static Age Records recently celebrated 14 years in business in Asheville, and much more.

by April 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Community activists and several Asheville public officials criticized the action and called for support for the families of those detained.

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Jack Young Greenhouses in Candler under new ownership

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Jack Young Greenhouses in Candler under new ownership

Also, celebrity chef Michael Symon was spotted in downtown Asheville on Sunday, and more.

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Plans considered to enliven Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Plans considered to enliven Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville

Here’s more of what’s going around… -There’s a plan in the works to “activate” Carolina Lane, Chicken Alley, and Broadway Street, through the arts. The effort is being led by the Asheville Design Center and the Center for Craft, which is considering¬†opening a makerspace with store frontage on Carolina Lane. The groups are also looking at potential new permanent art[Read More…]

by April 15, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Music Video Asheville 2018 announces selections for April 25 event

Music Video Asheville 2018 announces selections for April 25 event

A panel of judges narrowed a field of 86 submissions down to 27 music videos that will be up for awards this year.

by April 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
SOLD: Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper building for $5.25 million

SOLD: Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper building for $5.25 million

The newspaper plans to lease back space and remain, while the entire interior is renovated for new tenants.

by April 6, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Sounding a social media alarm, researcher finds some ‘likes’ can be hurtful

Sounding a social media alarm, researcher finds some ‘likes’ can be hurtful

Mitch Prinstein will offer a free talk to the public in Asheville on April 10.

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Asheville News