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‘This American Life’ features Asheville doctor

‘This American Life’ features Asheville doctor

Vince Gilmer was convicted of killing his father and mutilating his body. Ben Gilmer wanted to know more.

Reality-show pilot ‘Road to Love’ filming in Hendo

Reality-show pilot ‘Road to Love’ filming in Hendo

A down-home pharmacist seeks true love on new pilot that could air on FOX.

Asheville is psychic and a best place to retire: Today’s accolade roundup

Asheville is psychic and a best place to retire: Today’s accolade roundup

TheStreet.com thinks we’re a top-ten place to retire, while the Travel Channel calls us one of the five most psychic places in the U.S.

Asheville celebrity spotting: Sandra Oh at True Confections

Asheville celebrity spotting: Sandra Oh at True Confections

The celeb was also previously spotted at the Hendersonville Road Earth Fare, back in January.

Asheville celebrity spotting: James Franco’s back in town

Asheville celebrity spotting: James Franco’s back in town

The actor was spotted at Curate.

Magic Love Bus crew decides to make Asheville home

Magic Love Bus crew decides to make Asheville home

The group from San Francisco says it is looking forward to spreading its magic in Asheville.

Asheville celebrity spotting: Jef Holm of The Bachelorette 2012 in town, says WLOSer Bowen

Asheville celebrity spotting: Jef Holm of The Bachelorette 2012 in town, says WLOSer Bowen

Russ Bowen of WLOS-TV tweets that Jef Holm of the current season of The Bachelorette was spotted in Asheville. That’s helping fuel speculation that he’s the pick of Bachelorette Emily Maynard, who is from Charlotte. Bowen tweets: Jef denied requests for pics but said going to Biltmore Estate Does Jef spotting in Asheville mean he’s in the top three? Jef[Read More…]

Asheville celebrity sighting: Leonard Nimoy spotted

Leonard Nimoy, the man who played Dr. Spock for decades on screens big and small, was reportedly in Asheville recently. I haven’t kept up with Nimoy’s career of late, but these days he’s been pursuing his interests in photography and writing, rather than rehashing his Star Trek character. Anyone got details about Nimoy in Ashvegas? Meantime, here’s a fun little[Read More…]

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Asheville celebrity spotting: Sandra Oh, Colin Farrell

Asheville celebrity spotting: Sandra Oh, Colin Farrell

Celebrities Sandra Oh and  have been spotted around Asheville in recent days. First, from loyal reader Julie: Sandra Oh was spotted in the Hendersonville Road Earth Fare Saturday evening – Jan. 14th!!! And then there were these tweets from @JohnGLloyd on Wednesday. I believe Lloyd is WLOSer Darcel Grimes’ husband: um. so there’s an irish guy in this coffee shop[Read More…]

Viral video: Hendersonville store clerk delivers knock-out blow to would-be robber

In-store security video of a Hendersonville gold store clerk knocking out a robber has been making national news. Check out the video. And here’s part of the story posted about the knock-out video at Huffington Post:

NY Times examines N.C. concealed weapons permitting process, includes story of Asheville bicyclist shot by firefighter

Here’s a thorough story by the New York Times regarding concealed weapons permitting in North Carolina. The story leads with an incident two years ago involving Alan Simons, a bicyclist, and Charles Diez, an Asheville firefighter. Simons was riding on the highway and Diez pulled alongside and started berating him. Diez pulled out a gun and shot at Simons. The[Read More…]

Former NFL player Warren Sapp spotted in Asheville

Several folks reported via Twitter that they spotted former National Football League star Warren Sapp eating lunch in the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville on Tuesday. In an exchange on Twitter, BrynJamin3000 of Asheville asked Sapp if he was here, and Sapp aka QBKILLA said he was. Sapp has a connection to Asheville. From the Asheville Citizen-Times. Need to follow[Read More…]