Articles by: Jason Sandford

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
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville police investigate after human remains found

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville police investigate after human remains found

Also, Walter Wells, who owned and operated the Well Groomed Barber Shop on Biltmore Avenue for half a century, died recently.

by February 5, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: AUX Bar planned for downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: AUX Bar planned for downtown Asheville

Also, Asheville actor Alphie Hyorth has a significant role in the hit film “I, Tonya,” and more.

by February 4, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville’s Burial Beer says second location to open summer 2018

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville’s Burial Beer says second location to open summer 2018

Corner Kitchen Catering has closed, and more in this edition of the Hot Sheet.

by February 4, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Status update: Construction of I-26 Connector in Asheville

Status update: Construction of I-26 Connector in Asheville

The road project, which will cost about of three quarters of a billion dollars, is set to start right-of-way acquisition in 2019.

by February 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport usage sets new record

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport usage sets new record

Asheville airport officials are set to begin studies that could lead to construction on expanding the terminal building in a couple of years.

by February 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville panelists examine history of Confederate monuments

Asheville panelists examine history of Confederate monuments

The discussion was wide-ranging, and there was no clear consensus among panelists about what to do with Asheville’s most prominent Confederate marker, the Vance Monument.

by January 31, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Getting to know Graham Sharp of the Steep Canyon Rangers

Getting to know Graham Sharp of the Steep Canyon Rangers

Graham Sharp of the Steep Canyon Rangers talks about the band’s path from breaking into bluegrass circles to crafting one of its biggest local shows, set for Saturday at ExploreAsheville Arena.

by January 25, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville police investigate fatal shooting Friday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville police investigate fatal shooting Friday

Also, Blue Ridge Public Radio is hiring a full-time regional reporter, and more.

by January 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Car wash patrons snarl West Asheville traffic

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Car wash patrons snarl West Asheville traffic

Also, High Noon Coffee Roasters is planning to open on Charlotte Street, and more.

by January 22, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville hotelier: We’re moving on Embassy Suites plan despite city appeal of court decision

Asheville hotelier: We’re moving on Embassy Suites plan despite city appeal of court decision

Shaunak Patel says he’s so confident in his case that he may risk starting construction prior to resolving the state appeal.

by January 21, 2018 19 comments Asheville News
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi/ photo by Greg Logan

With resonance and power, Tedeschi Trucks Band dazzles in Asheville winter warm-up

The Tedeschi Trucks Band: gritty and gospel, technically superb and mindfully magic.

by January 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport updates, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport updates, more

Asheville airport officials are set to begin a couple of studies that will likely lead to an expansion of the terminal.

by January 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Breaking down the cost of an Asheville snowstorm

Breaking down the cost of an Asheville snowstorm

City crews used 617 tons of salt on roadways and 3.75 tons of salt on sidewalks after a Dec. 8 storm dropped more than half a foot of snow on Asheville.

by January 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Action at proposed Embassy Suites hotel site in downtown Asheville: demolition permits pulled

Action at proposed Embassy Suites hotel site in downtown Asheville: demolition permits pulled

Asheville City Council voted in January 2017 to deny the developer permission to move forward. The developer appealed in Superior Court and won a decision in October.

by January 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Pleb Urban Winery, Waku Waku and more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Pleb Urban Winery, Waku Waku and more

Also, the first Songsmith Gathering in Brevard in April will feature music by The Wood Brothers, Darrell Scott, Sarah Siskind, Beth Wood and more.

by January 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville to see new Market Street condos

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Asheville to see new Market Street condos

Updates on the proposed Parisian Hotel, downtown busking and parking, and more.

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
City to declare Love Asheville Go Local Week Feb. 10-17

City to declare Love Asheville Go Local Week Feb. 10-17

The Asheville Grown Business Alliance is also selling it Go Local card, which gives cardholders discounts with some 400 participating local businesses.

by January 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: David Byrne to play Asheville show in May

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: David Byrne to play Asheville show in May

More music news includes updates on Jon Stickley Trio, Get Right Band, Moog Music and much more.

by January 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Appalachian Games set for WNC Ag Center in April

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Appalachian Games set for WNC Ag Center in April

Also, Blue Ridge Crossfit is mired in controversy, and more.

by January 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News