Articles by: Jason Sandford

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe commissioners, sheriff clash

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe commissioners, sheriff clash

Buncombe commissioners have been at odds with Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan before; most recently over Duncan’s proposal for a new jail, which commissioners have opposed.

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Connect Beyond the Page event set for April 20-22 in Asheville

Connect Beyond the Page event set for April 20-22 in Asheville

A mix of speakers, panelists, performers and film screenings will explore how collaboration can create a narrative to influence social change.

by April 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Button and Co. Bagel Shop planned for Lexington Ave.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Button and Co. Bagel Shop planned for Lexington Ave.

Also, the movie “Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” that was shot around Western North Carolina a few years ago is out, and much more.

by March 30, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

A $3.5 million operating budget deficit for the city of Asheville this coming fiscal year can be trimmed to $1.7 million, city staffers told Asheville City Council members Thursday.

by March 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: North Asheville drug store lunch counter to close

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: North Asheville drug store lunch counter to close

One woman, Gnelle Israel, has managed the lunch counter for the majority of the time it’s been open.

by March 29, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
WLOS television news anchors in Asheville read Sinclair-ordered promos

WLOS television news anchors in Asheville read Sinclair-ordered promos

Part of the WLOS promo says “we are concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country.”

by March 28, 2018 48 comments Asheville News
VIDEO: With Max Gross Weight, a bluegrass picker turns to rock

VIDEO: With Max Gross Weight, a bluegrass picker turns to rock

Max Gross Weight, a rock trio that includes Bradley J. Carter, Dakota Waddell and Cody Britton, plans to issue a new EP this summer.

by March 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Dorfman to lead The Collider in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Dorfman to lead The Collider in Asheville

Simple Cafe and Juice Bar is coming to Haywood Road in West Asheville.

by March 25, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

A host of actions are underway, from plans to increase the hiring of more minority police officers to the creation of a Human Rights Commission.

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Mission Health announces acquistion talks with HCA Healthcare

Mission Health announces acquistion talks with HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare operates about 300 hospitals and surgery centers across the U.S.

by March 21, 2018 16 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

“You look like I kicked your puppy,” Barbara Whitehorn, the city’s chief financial officer, told Asheville City Council after she finished her budget presentation.

by March 21, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

Jackson’s firing is the latest fallout from the publication last month of police body cam video showing an Asheville police officer beating a man.

by March 21, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council shuffles management following Police Department scandal

Asheville City Council shuffles management following Police Department scandal

Asheville City Council will meet on Tuesday to consider taking more action.

by March 19, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber ends Asheville airport pickup, citing new fees

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber ends Asheville airport pickup, citing new fees

Also, the property that’s home to Christopher’s Garden in West Asheville is up for sale, and more.

by March 19, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Lack of diversity detracts from first Asheville climate conference

Lack of diversity detracts from first Asheville climate conference

The conference is another disappointing example of how some of our most respected civic and business leaders still fail to take into account people of color and their concerns.

by March 19, 2018 9 comments Opinion
Renowned civil rights attorney who grew up in Asheville takes case of man beaten by former Asheville police officer

Renowned civil rights attorney who grew up in Asheville takes case of man beaten by former Asheville police officer

James E. Ferguson II was a student at Stephens-Lee High School when he first started fighting for civil rights in the 1950s.

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville police officer controversy: More NYT coverage, FOP vandalized

Asheville police officer controversy: More NYT coverage, FOP vandalized

Somebody spay-painted the words “Black lives matter” in giant letters across the front of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge early Monday.

by March 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Buncombe DA drops 27 cases involving former Asheville police officer involved in beating

Buncombe DA drops 27 cases involving former Asheville police officer involved in beating

And more cases are under review, according to Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams.

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Benefit for daughter of Tyler Garrison set for Friday at Asheville Masonic Temple

Benefit for daughter of Tyler Garrison set for Friday at Asheville Masonic Temple

The benefit will include music by Andrew Scotchie, Ashley Heath, Travers Brothership and Josh Blake.

by March 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville events
Chai Pani, Rezaz restaurants re-open in Asheville after renovations

Chai Pani, Rezaz restaurants re-open in Asheville after renovations

Rezaz has a new expanded menu to go along with its significant makeover.

by March 13, 2018 1 comment Asheville food and drink
Former Asheville Police Department officer arrested, charged with assaulting man

Former Asheville Police Department officer arrested, charged with assaulting man

In other developments, Asheville attorney Ben Scales holds a press conference to criticize District Attorney Todd Williams, and Asheville City Council members get use of force training by Asheville police.

by March 9, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville police beating: FBI investigates, NYT notices, Kapoor defends police chief

Asheville police beating: FBI investigates, NYT notices, Kapoor defends police chief

Hundreds of residents attended a Wednesday night meeting to vent their anger.

by March 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Condom Couture, Color Me Goodwill events coming up, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Condom Couture, Color Me Goodwill events coming up, more

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’93, also known as the Storm of the Century, which brought Asheville to its knees.

by March 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport adds Denver flights

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport adds Denver flights

Also, the Princess Anne Hotel wants to convert its private dining room into a restaurant open to the public, and more.

by March 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News