Articles by: Lurphy DePalma

Two bodies recovered from French Broad River in Asheville

Two bodies recovered from French Broad River in Asheville

Two young Asheville women have been missing for more than a week.

by November 5, 2015 2 comments Asheville News, Crime, Missing Persons
Opinion: The Asheville community’s response to Waking Life scandal is justified

Opinion: The Asheville community’s response to Waking Life scandal is justified

Asheville is trying to encounter your humanity now, Jacob and Jared. It’s not too late for you to learn to do the same for the women you gamed.

by September 28, 2015 33 comments Opinion
Enter the B Corp: ‘Triple-bottom-line’ business model finds support in Asheville

Enter the B Corp: ‘Triple-bottom-line’ business model finds support in Asheville

An Asheville contingent was in Raleigh on Wednesday to push for benefit corporation legislation in North Carolina.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf singles round-up at Lake Julian DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf singles round-up at Lake Julian DGC

Yes, the lake does come into play, creating a “who’s got balls” situation.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Black Mountain DGC

Yeah it’s not the biggest course, but it’s got plenty of fight.

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Richmond Hill in Asheville

Bangin’ Chains: Disc golf doubles round-up at Richmond Hill in Asheville

A walk through the woods, with purpose. A recap of this weeks disc dubs tourney at the Richie.

by April 30, 2015 3 comments Asheville News, sports
Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Ashvegas movie review: A Most Violent Year

Would you have guessed that the heating oil business in New York City was such a cutthroat trade in 1981?

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

Ashvegas movie review: Foxcatcher

“Foxcatcher” features fine acting on the part of Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and Steve Carell, the latter two who just scored Oscar nominations.

Ashvegas movie review: The Theory of Everything

Ashvegas movie review: The Theory of Everything

At times, the film feels like one checking off all the boxes to get that Best Picture nomination. Yet the movie also never feels as if it’s being deliberately manipulative.

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Ashvegas movie review: Rosewater

Jon Stewart shows he has promise as a director with this film.

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Ashvegas movie review: Whiplash

Director Damien Chazelle’s new movie is one of the most compelling films of the year.

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

Ashvegas movie review: Birdman

What’s the movie really about? Hard to say, but that may be the wrong question to ask about this rich, thrilling film.

Photo by Christopher Levy (@tennis_shots)

Asheville Tourists win the South Atlantic League championship

This is the second title in the past three seasons for the Asheville Tourists.

by September 15, 2014 1 comment Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists beat Sand Gnats and rain to play for SAL championship starting today

Asheville Tourists beat Sand Gnats and rain to play for SAL championship starting today

The Tourists are 2-5 against the Hagerstown Suns, who they will face off against for the championship.

by September 8, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Joe Mikulik argues home run call, gets ejected from Carolina League playoff game

Joe Mikulik argues home run call, gets ejected from Carolina League playoff game

Joe’s at it again.

by September 5, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
The Asheville Tourists will open their 2014 season on Thursday at McCormick Field. Pictured, from left: infielder Alec Mehrten; pitching coach Mark Brewer;  manager Fred Ocasio; hitting coach Mike Devereaux; and pitcher Zach Jemiolia. /Photo by Stewart O'Shields

Asheville Tourists: Playoffs! Division champions! All-Stars!

The Asheville Tourists are rockin’. Playoff ball starts on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the Tourists hosting the Savannah Sand Gnats.

by August 29, 2014 1 comment Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

The Asheville Tourists return to McCormick Field for the final three home games of the regular season on Aug. 26.

by August 22, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Tantrum! Former Tourists manager Joe Mikulik has another classic meltdown, gets tossed from game

Mikulik, already known for classic on-field tantrums, literally loses his shirt and shoes (along with his temper) this time. Check out the video.

by August 18, 2014 3 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: First-place battle, Kyle Freeland’s debut, and Raimel Tapia’s hot bat

Asheville Tourists: First-place battle, Kyle Freeland’s debut, and Raimel Tapia’s hot bat

The Asheville Tourists begin the week with a four-game lead in the SAL’s Southern Division, but things could tighten up quickly.

by August 11, 2014 0 comments Asheville News, Asheville sports
Asheville Tourists: Winning streak ends, Dahl gets promoted

Asheville Tourists: Winning streak ends, Dahl gets promoted

Even steamrollers have to come to a halt eventually.

Wish I Was Here
(Focus Features)

The Week in Film: Braff’s Back edition

The “Garden State” writer/director/star returns while Polanski delivers a hit, P.S. Hoffman goes German, and a host of new partnerships are forged.

by July 24, 2014 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Asheville Tourists/ photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

Asheville Tourists: Crushing Sand Gnats, a first-place lead, and David Dahl’s rising profile

The Asheville Tourists are playing some great baseball and had a dramatic win Thurssday, winning 8-7 in the 14th inning.

Life Itself
(Magnolia Pictures)

The Week in Film: Thumbs Up edition

The joyful, moving Roger Ebert doc “Life Itself” is the main attraction, but don’t ignore the star-studded “Third Person.”

by July 17, 2014 1 comment Asheville film, Asheville News
Snowpiercer
(RADiUS-TWC)

The Week in Film: Snocomotive edition

Step aboard the Snowpiercer, enact some teenage rebellion, sing a few songs, and battle some damn dirty apes (not necessary in that order).

by July 10, 2014 2 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
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