Articles by: Jason Sandford

The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

The Asheville Downtown Census seeks info on local businesses, economy

Take the survey here.

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

For Aubrey Eisenman & The Clydes, a new album and a refined sound

This Asheville musician, mom and former Marine is excited about a forthcoming new album.

by January 31, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

At Asheville’s first Stoobie Awards live event, Vivian restaurant wins big

Other winners included Jane Anderson, who was named Food Person of the Year, and Chef Meherwan Irani, who was named Restaurateur of the Year.

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Asheville Citizen-Times decimated by another round of layoffs

Four journalists lost their jobs in Wednesday’s layoffs, including reporter Mark Barrett, who started at the newspaper in 1986.

by January 28, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former head of Asheville Brewers Alliance charged with embezzlement

Also, Nightbell restaurant served its last meals on Sunday night, and more.

by January 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville real estate market settles down

Also, Asheville’s poetry slam scene is experiencing a resurgence, and more.

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville agencies, businesses aid furloughed federal workers

Also, the Asheville Fringe Festival is in full swing, and much more.

by January 22, 2019 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Nightbell restaurant to close in Asheville

Also, Brooklyn Bro’s plans to open a new location in downtown Asheville, and more.

by January 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Steep Canyon Rangers

Steep Canyon Rangers, rested and ready, return to ExploreAsheville.com Arena

The Steep Canyon Rangers are coming off a rare break at the end of 2018 and are ready to take on the new year.

by January 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Matt Addis of Habitat Brewing.

Habitat Brewing in Asheville will be closing in a few weeks

Look for the details of a farewell party to be posted soon.

by January 17, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
Redevelopment of Sears property at Asheville Mall wins P&Z approval

Redevelopment of Sears property at Asheville Mall wins P&Z approval

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission voted 5-2 to approve the redevelopment plans despite the concerns of nearby residents, who expressed concerns about increased traffic.

by January 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Opinion: Stop the sale of Mission Health

Opinion: Stop the sale of Mission Health

Excerpt: “I made it known that I was not comfortable working for a company that was OK with the prospect of making a profit off of people‚Äôs suffering.”

by January 14, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Kyle Petty and David Childers

It’s music, not motorsports, commanding Kyle Petty’s attention these days

Kyle Petty and David Childers are set to perform on Saturday at the White Horse Black Mountain.

by January 9, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Fed Cup in Asheville

More tickets on sale today for Asheville Fed Cup tennis in February

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the event, which will include singles and doubles matches.

by January 4, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

With gut-wrenching emotion, ‘Army of Love’ faces down childhood cancer

Singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik penned one of the most powerful Asheville albums of 2018; it’s a record about childhood illness.

by January 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music, Opinion
River Whyless

River Whyless will celebrate New Year’s Eve at home with Orange Peel show

River Whyless, with Horsefeathers, will help fans ease out of 2018 and usher in 2019.

by December 31, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
All Day Darling

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: All Day Darling restaurant opens in Montford

Also, peeling paint on Coxe Avenue is being cleaned up, and much more.

by December 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Red pandas Leafa and Phoenix star at new WNC Nature Center exhibit

Red pandas Leafa and Phoenix star at new WNC Nature Center exhibit

Folks who make a donation to the red panda exhibit fundraising effort can see Leafa and Phoenix before the grand opening.

by December 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Capital Club of Asheville opens to public

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Capital Club of Asheville opens to public

Also, industrial hemp growers rejoiced Thursday with the signing of the federal farm bill, and more.

by December 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Proposal to turn Asheville Flatiron Building into hotel set for next review

The Asheville Technical Review Committee hearing is the project’s next step in the bureaucratic quest for approval.

by December 18, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
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

Bird is back at the table for e-scooter talks in Asheville

When Asheville City Council members passed an ordinance outlawing electric scooters on city streets, they made it clear the move was temporary.

by December 15, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
NewSong Music performance and songwriting contest moves to Asheville

NewSong Music performance and songwriting contest moves to Asheville

The contest is tonight, Friday, Dec. 14, at Isis Music Hall.

by December 14, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
With ‘Flight Patterns,’ Asheville electronic musician Marley Carroll soars

With ‘Flight Patterns,’ Asheville electronic musician Marley Carroll soars

Marley Carroll is this weekend’s unofficial musical emcee; he’s got an album release show Friday at The Mothlight and he’s DJing an annual hometown dance party Saturday at Grey Eagle.

by December 13, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Asheville comedian scores big with Netflix film and ‘Dumplin” role

Asheville comedian scores big with Netflix film and ‘Dumplin” role

Hilliary Begley often makes jokes at her own expense, but her comedy has led to a key role in a Dolly Parton-infused Netflix movie starring, and produced by, Jennifer Aniston.

by December 12, 2018 2 comments Asheville News