Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville food tour launching

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville food tour launching

Also, a bill to change the way Asheville City Council members are elected has been filed in Raleigh, and more.

by June 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo celebrates new album release in Asheville at Better Dads Festival

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo celebrates new album release in Asheville at Better Dads Festival

On the playful concept album, your conscious and subconscious are DJs and songs are dreams.

by June 14, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Spirit Airlines coming to Asheville Regional Airport

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Spirit Airlines coming to Asheville Regional Airport

Also, a new tutoring service called Asheville Alternative High will begin operating soon out of the Asheville Masonic Temple, and more.

by June 13, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The Cambria Downtown Asheville Hotel's fourth-floor terrace off the Hemingway's Cuba restaurant.

Cuban flair and a family affair at the new Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville,

Asheville has been experiencing a hotel construction boom the last several years, with the Cambria as the newest entrant on the downtown scene.

by June 13, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bears on campus at Warren Wilson College alarm security personnel

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bears on campus at Warren Wilson College alarm security personnel

Also, Asheville Regional Airport security personnel will start wearing body cameras under a new policy approved last week, and more.

by June 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New musical director chosen for Asheville Symphony

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New musical director chosen for Asheville Symphony

Also, there’s a new denim and decor shop coming to South Lexington Avenue, and more.

by June 7, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Smoky Park Supper Club now open for lunch

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Smoky Park Supper Club now open for lunch

Also, there’s a new restaurant coming to the Wicked Weed Funkatorium location on Coxe Avenue, and much more.

by June 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX To the Cold Mountain Music Fest featuring Shovels and Rope, Mandolin Orange, River Whyless, more

WIN TIX To the Cold Mountain Music Fest featuring Shovels and Rope, Mandolin Orange, River Whyless, more

The music line-up also includes The Steel Wheels, Jon Stickley Trio, The Broadcast, Kenny George Band and more.

by June 5, 2018 53 comments Asheville Music
Asheville tourism officials give initial approval to $17.4 million operating budget

Asheville tourism officials give initial approval to $17.4 million operating budget

The public will have the chance to comment on the TDA’s spending plan at a June 27 public hearing.

by June 4, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville car dealership to remove Native American statue after salesman insults customer

Asheville car dealership to remove Native American statue after salesman insults customer

The statue’s sculptor will remove the 23-foot-tall fiberglass structure in the near future, according to the dealership.

by June 4, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Movement to ban plastic straws grows in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Movement to ban plastic straws grows in Asheville

Also, economic development official Ben Teague is taking a new job, and more.

by May 29, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Relentless May rain triggers mudslides, flooding, other dangers

Relentless May rain triggers mudslides, flooding, other dangers

The weather starts to finally dry out this weekend.

by May 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber service returns to Asheville airport

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber service returns to Asheville airport

Also, Jewels That Dance is celebrating its 35th anniversary in downtown Asheville, and more.

by May 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Former NFL quaterback Matt Leinart weds TV actress in Asheville

Former NFL quaterback Matt Leinart weds TV actress in Asheville

Nick Lachey, of the boyband supergroup 98 Degrees, sang at the couple’s reception at The Cress Center.

Asheville City Council moves to limit police searches

Asheville City Council moves to limit police searches

City Council said it wanted police to adopt a written consent policy for certain types of searches.

by May 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New 12 Bones brewery ready to hire head brewer

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New 12 Bones brewery ready to hire head brewer

Also, Green Sage has announced its opening a new cafe on Merrimon Avenue, and much more.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville public housing complexes are violent crime hot spots, police chief says

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville public housing complexes are violent crime hot spots, police chief says

Also, “overtourism” is a new buzzword, and much more.

by May 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In this August 2012 photo, Asheville Police Department officer Mark Byrd accepts his promotion to captain.

Asheville police Capt. Mark Byrd suspended

Was Asheville Police Department Capt. Mark Byrd, who’s been no stranger to controversy, the source of leaked police body cam video?

by May 21, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Redevelopment of Sears store at Asheville Mall meets initial approval

Redevelopment of Sears store at Asheville Mall meets initial approval

Asheville city planners are pushing for more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly connections for the $45 million mixed-use development.

by May 21, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rickshaws proposed for downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rickshaws proposed for downtown Asheville

Also, there’s a new pop-up restaurant in Asheville called Curragh Chase, and much more.

by May 21, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville urban farmer wants to use bow hunters to thin deer herd

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville urban farmer wants to use bow hunters to thin deer herd

Also, the owner of a downtown Asheville pizza shop complained that loiterers along Biltmore Avenue are hurting his business.

by May 16, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Maribeth Monroe and Jaime Moyer/ photo courtesy of Asheville Improv Collective

TV actors featured in Asheville Improv Collective shows, workshops

The shows and comedy workshops on Friday and Saturday will be held at Habitat Tavern and Commons.

by May 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: ASPCA opens new $9 million dog rehab center in Weaverville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: ASPCA opens new $9 million dog rehab center in Weaverville

Also, there’s a new sushi burrito restaurant opening in South Asheville, and more.

by May 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville chef Shastri plans new downtown restaurant

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville chef Shastri plans new downtown restaurant

Also, there’s a big cornhole tournament coming this summer to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, and more.

by May 9, 2018 1 comment Asheville News