Articles by: Jason Sandford

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SAHC accepts donated conservation easement on Swannanoa land owned by Chemtronics

The conservation easement permanently protects land adjoining Pisgah National Forest, as well as scenic views from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

by May 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Miller secures historic win in Democratic primary for Buncombe sheriff

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Miller secures historic win in Democratic primary for Buncombe sheriff

Also, the Asheville Grappling Academy is planning to open, and more.

by May 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: May 8 Asheville opioid forum spotlights experts, resources

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: May 8 Asheville opioid forum spotlights experts, resources

Also, it’s spring and that means bears on the move, so here’s some advice on how to stay aware and safe.

by May 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville housing market cooling off a bit

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville housing market cooling off a bit

The N.C. Highway Patrol has deployed new “ghost cars” across the state to combat DWI, and more.

by May 2, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville Wine & Food Festival ends; new culinary event in the works

Asheville Wine & Food Festival ends; new culinary event in the works

The new culinary event is planned for September.

by May 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
From left, Nikki Reid, Billy Sheeran and Hannah Furgiuele of the band Honey Be Nice.

Honey Be Nice blends ‘orchestral folk’ sound on first album

The three musicians pull from their varied backgrounds to mix together elements such as old-time fiddle tunes with jazz and piano to create their unique sound.

by May 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Small Business Week features several events

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Small Business Week features several events

Also, there’s a new program called Test Drive that allowe entrepreneurs to test out their products by selling them at city festivals, and more.

by May 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Man wins $294k at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino poker tournament

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Man wins $294k at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino poker tournament

Also, The Barrelhouse on Merrimon Avenue is set to celebrate its grand opening, and more.

by May 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Axe-throwing bar planned for Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Axe-throwing bar planned for Asheville

Also, The Waterbird coffee shop and craft cocktail bar has opened, and more.

by April 26, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
2018 Music Video Asheville winners: Midnight Snack, TEYG, Carly Taich, more

2018 Music Video Asheville winners: Midnight Snack, TEYG, Carly Taich, more

Other winners included Josh Blake of IamAVL and kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Big sale at Computer Mechanix in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Big sale at Computer Mechanix in West Asheville

Also, Asheville restaurateur Meherwan Irani plans to open up to 50 new restaurants in the next few years, according to Eater.com, and more.

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

The changes to the busy street will costs taxpayers about $2.4 million over the next few years.

by April 25, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

One new big ticket item of spending: some $780,000 for a second set of turnout gear for Asheville firefighters.

by April 25, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
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