Articles by: Jason Sandford

The latest on the Democrats kicked out of Waynesville church

Here’s the latest from the local newspaper on the Democrats kicked out of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Please follow and like us:

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Democrats scream: Love thy neighbor

They’re starting to pile on the Haywood County pastor who kicked Democrats out of his Waynesville church: North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jerry Meek: One of the Bible’s most repeated commands is to ‘Love your neighbor.’ If these reports are true, this minister is not only acting extremely inappropriately by injecting partisan politics into a house of worship, but he[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 3 comments Asheville News

Repent or resign

Air America’s Ed Schultz   is all over the East Waynesville Baptist Church story about it’s pastor kicking out Democrats.  This afternoon, he interviewed a 73-year-old member of the church, Selma Morris, who laid out what happened.  Morris said she lives in the Ninevah section of Waynesville (the name was lost on Schultz). She said the pastor, Chan Chandler, started[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Excommunicated Democrats in church on Sunday?

East Waynesville Baptist Church should be an interesting place to be on Sunday. People writing in the blogosphere say they’ll be showing up, sporting big Ds on their shirts, ready to sit in the pews. The TV story last night had an interesting little kicker. The reporter said he was unable to reach the pastor, but the reporter played audio[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

More on excommunicating heathen Democrats

The story about East Waynesville Baptist Church excommunicating Democrats is blowing up in the blogosphere, as I knew it would when I wrote my post last night after seeing the TV story (see previous post). The Daily Kos has picked it up. Check out the first thread here. There’s another thread here, with links to video of the TV story,[Read More…]

by May 6, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Haywood County craziness

The local TV news station, fronted by Scott Wickersham and company,  have had a couple of high-larious stories recently. I just couldn’t resist:Mary of the Wood The first was about a couple of good ‘ol boy Maggie Valley woodcarvers who claim they’ve seen Mary in a chunk of wood they were carving. It wasn’t nearly as convincing as the Mary[Read More…]

by May 5, 2005 3 comments Asheville News

Widespread panic over Widespread Panic

Spreadheads have been smoking too much weed lately. They’re paranoid as hell about the propect of a police crackdown at this weekend’s Ashvegas concert of their beloved Widespread Panic. Here’s the e-mail that I received: You may or may not want to post this on your list but I thought I would share:  “Folks, just got the word that the[Read More…]

by May 5, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Backyard birding

Backyard birding

There’s nothing better than a sunshiny Saturday morning with a crisp newspaper, a bowl of cereal and a backyard full of birds chowing down with you. Spring is alive in my backyard with sparrows and chickadees and blue jays and doves. They trill and sing and flit and call. It’s wonderful. So to see the story of a bird once[Read More…]

by May 4, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Black Mountain, Bucca and boobies

Black Mountain, Bucca and boobies

Black Mountain, a little town just east of Ashvegas, claims a celeb of a different sort. That would be Deanna Allen, a National Guard soldier who got the boot after some embarrassing photos were published in a New York tabloid. Stationed at Camp Bucca, she was captured on film and video tape having a blast in a mud wrestling competition[Read More…]

by May 2, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Andie and the rest

Andie and the rest

One more note on Andie, then I’ll shut it. Andie and Rosie were on TV last night – did you catch it? One of those Hallmark Hall of Fame, made for TV specials, just in time for the beginning of sweeps. OK, I didn’t see it either. But Andie is one of Ashvegas’ finest, so I figured I had to[Read More…]

by May 2, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Music galore in Ashvegas this week

Ashvegas and the surrounding mountains will be alive with the sound of music this week. Check out this line-up: Tomorrow, country act Montgomery Gentry will hit the Ashvegas Civic Center. They’re hot right now with a couple of tunes getting a lot of airplay. The Black Crowes hit the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium stage Saturday, while The Shinns take command at[Read More…]

by April 27, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
A Rose by another name: Andie MacDowell

A Rose by another name: Andie MacDowell

Rose Qually is hot – her career is sizzling and the woman who goes by the big screen name Andie MacDowell nevers seems to age a day. So it’s no surprise to see Ashvegas’ most famous celeb on the cover of this month’s InStyle Home magazine. Rose has been everywhere lately. Pumping her latest movie, “Beauty Shop,” Rose made an[Read More…]

by April 26, 2005 2 comments Asheville News
Roaming WNC: Pottery for the people at Mud Dabber’s

Roaming WNC: Pottery for the people at Mud Dabber’s

There’s a great pottery tradition in Ashvegas and surrounding parts. Let me tell you about a little studio I stumbled across last weekend. I was on my way back from Sylva (see my earlier post) when I decided to stop at Mud Dabber’s. (I always thought those wasps in the clay were called “mud daubers,” but who am I?) I’d[Read More…]

by April 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
More photos from Biltmore

More photos from Biltmore

Here are some more photos from Biltmore, shot last weekend when it WASN’T snowing. See my earlier post and my photo gallery for more. And a few more, just for the heck of it: Shoot – might as well make a full page of it: Please follow and like us:

by April 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas of the past

A few things I miss about Ashvegas – Bill Stanley’s Bluegrass and Barbecue; Gatsby’s; Sunny Sparachino’s; 45 Cherry; Dinner for the Earth on Broadway (now Earthfare); a club called Captain Jack’s Pooh-Pooh Parlor, or something similar. Please follow and like us:

by April 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blackberry winter

Blackberry winter

Blackberry winter – that’s what the mountain folks around Ashvegas call this cold snap we’re having. But I’ve lived most of my life in WNC, and I don’t recall any actual snow associated with Blackberry winter. And I don’t ever remember it snowing this late in April. Not that we got a lot of snow – just a light dusting[Read More…]

by April 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Rashad comes to town

Rashad comes to town

Basketball and Bible-thumpin’ don’t really mix for me. That’s why I’m glad I didn’t go to see today’s exhibition game between ACC stars and a team put together by a local ministry group. I drove by Ashvegas High after hearing that Rashad was planning to show up and shoot some hoops against a bunch of scrubs and some fellow ACC[Read More…]

by April 24, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: Ashvegas A-listers

Blog bits: Ashvegas A-listers

More blog bits for ya. I watch the celebs so you don’t have to: From the ATL to the AVL Cee-Lo Green brought his act to Ashvegas earlier in the week, and I wish I had stayed on top of things because if I’d known he was going to be in town, I would have shagged my sorry ass down[Read More…]

by April 23, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

Sylva: On growlers and Greening Up the Mountains

I visited Sylva last weekend. Let me tell you about Sylva. Like most of the small towns across WNC, they’ve got a lot going on. I never had much cause to just up and go to Sylva, but now I think I do. There’s a renaissance on. There’s a pizza shop and a bakery and a brewery and an outdoor[Read More…]

by April 20, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Biltmore’s flower festival

Biltmore’s flower festival

George’s houseMe and my boo went to check out Biltmore’s flower festival. What a day! It was absolutely beautiful and we had a great time being tourists in our own Ashvegas. I won’t bore you with too many details. Y’all are as familiar as I am with the big house and gardens. It sure is hard to beat on a[Read More…]

by April 19, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Blog bits: Weasel words and mollycoddles

Blog bits: Weasel words and mollycoddles

A few assorted items: The new pope We have a pope. Ratzinger from Germany. Pope Benedict the 16th. The bells have been ringing, the white smoke pouring out of the chimney. I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat about this… Mum not mayor Ashvegas City Councilman Carl Mumpower, or the Power of Mum as I call him,[Read More…]

by April 19, 2005 1 comment Asheville News

Britney: 60 million in record sales can’t be wrong

Britney is a cultural barometer. That’s why her pregnancy is news in this celebrity-obsessed culture. I said it in my early post (see link below). I can’t say it better than the Washington Post did today: It’s all about life passages, says Ken Baker, West Coast editor of US Weekly. In olden days, in the tabs (say, the 1990s), there[Read More…]

by April 14, 2005 1 comment Asheville News
Eric’s manifesto: Part II

Eric’s manifesto: Part II

The Hunt Washington was lucky that day in Birmingham, they had a witness who happened into a fortuitous position, and my truck was identified. I knew something was amiss based upon the early reports coming out of Birmingham so I prepared to make a move as i debated within myself whether or not to run or fight them in court.[Read More…]

by April 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News
Eric’s manifesto

Eric’s manifesto

In my earlier post Eric Ruolph post (see link below), I said all our questions about him and his motivations would probably never be answered. His guilty pleas today assure this. There will be no long, drawn out trials. No studied defense. We’ll have to glean what we can from some soft Diane Sawyer interview (if she gets it) and[Read More…]

by April 14, 2005 0 comments Asheville News

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