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From roller rink to R&B, Orange Peel in Asheville to open history exhibit

From roller rink to R&B, Orange Peel in Asheville to open history exhibit

The history of the Orange Peel location begins with its 1946 construction as a roller rink and extends through its time as a soul and R&B club, an auto parts warehouse and current-day.

The Grey Eagle celebrates 25th anniversary with day-long music fest at Lake Eden

The Grey Eagle celebrates 25th anniversary with day-long music fest at Lake Eden

The Saturday music festival in Black Mountain features Mandolin Orange, The Budos Band, James McMurtry, Of Montreal, and more. There’s also a Friday kick-off party at The Grey Eagle.

by June 23, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Beloved Asheville musician Robin Tolleson dies suddenly

Beloved Asheville musician Robin Tolleson dies suddenly

Tolleson was on stage at the Downtown After Five concert Friday evening when he collapsed.

by June 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Orange Peel is installing air conditioning

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Orange Peel is installing air conditioning

Also, the Hola Asheville Festival is Sunday afternoon, and much more.

by June 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
At left is Greg Lowe, president of the newly created Asheville-based North Carolina Division of HCA Healthcare, which comprises the recently purchased Mission Health system of six hospitals in Western North Carolina; and Terence van Arkel, the division's chief financial officer. The two met with Asheville media representatives on Thursday morning at the Mission Health SECU Cancer Center in Asheville. /photo by Jason Sandford

Mission Health, under HCA leadership, looks to growth, hiring

Mission Health has more than 700 job openings in Western North Carolina. The number on staffing need: registered nurses.

by June 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
New apartments proposed for Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood

New apartments proposed for Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood

Plans call for two, three-story buildings, each containing 11 one-bedroom apartments.

by June 20, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Vinyl record-pressing business proposed for downtown Asheville

Vinyl record-pressing business proposed for downtown Asheville

Who’s driving the renewed interest in vinyl records? Millennials.

by June 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Second Gear/ photo courtesy onhaywood.com

Second Gear in West Asheville celebrates 15th anniversary Saturday

Second Gear opened in West Asheville in 2004.

Transitional style architecture – Highlands Fire Station, Ward Young Architects

New Asheville fire station designs to be reviewed Wednesday

The new fire station is to be located on Broadway Street, between the Montford and Five Points neighborhoods.

by June 12, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Opinion: Reframing perceptions of the Asheville Flatiron Building

Opinion: Reframing perceptions of the Asheville Flatiron Building

It is wrong to say that the Flatiron is the soul and spirit of Asheville.

by June 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Celebrate Hemp History Week 2019

The hemp industry is keeping a close eye on the North Carolina Farm Bill in Raleigh.

by June 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Mixed-use development proposes 600 apartments on Asheville South Slope

Mixed-use development proposes 600 apartments on Asheville South Slope

The project is in the early stages of planning, but developers recently held a neighborhood meeting to introduce the project.

by June 3, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ask a Woman AVL: Why are women attracted to jerks?

Ask a Woman AVL: Why are women attracted to jerks?

I think the term “nice guy” should be retired, along with the outdated notion of the “good girl” or the “bad boy.”

by June 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
‘Road diet’ plans take shape for Charlotte Street in Asheville

‘Road diet’ plans take shape for Charlotte Street in Asheville

The project is set to go out for construction bids in July or August, according to the city’s transportation department director.

by June 1, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Voters in 2020 are set to elect Asheville City Council members by district for the first time ever.

by May 30, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville will be the new name of Asheville's civic center starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

Asheville City Council accepts Harrah’s Cherokee bid for civic center naming rights

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the center will be known as the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

The naming rights issue is controversial, with competing bids from U.S. Cellular and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.

by May 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Two Asheville moms - Bianca Gragg at left and Jeannie Curtis at right - have created the Colorful Pages Project to bring picture books written by people of color and featuring ethnically diverse characters into local schools. /photo courtesy of High Five Coffee

With Colorful Pages Project, two Asheville moms add more diversity to books in school

The Colorful Pages Project received a $5,000 Buncombe County Tipping Point grant last year.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination to run for president in the 2020 Election, stumped in Asheville on Friday, May 18, at the Salvage Station music venue. /photo by Stephan Pruitt

In Asheville, Bernie Sanders rallies his supporters

It’s 85 degrees and about a thousand percent humidity and we are all, literally, feeling the Bern.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Asheville Regional Airport update: 3 new flights, 2 new parking lot shuttles

Asheville Regional Airport update: 3 new flights, 2 new parking lot shuttles

Airport passenger traffic is already up a whopping 45 percent for January through March of this year over last.

by May 16, 2019 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Asheville Hemp Farms grand opening, more

Also, here’s some guidance on whether it is legal for craft brewers to mix industrial hemp products with their alcoholic beverages.

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Bernie Sanders

6 things to know about the Bernie Sanders rally in Asheville Friday

One of the big issues will be parking. Read on for details about paid on-site parking, as well as a free shuttle bus.

by May 15, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

City Council did not vote on the matter, but four council members indicated their opposition to the hotel plans, including Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, considered by many to be a swing vote on the issue.

by May 15, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
An architectural rendering of the proposed Jetti Rae's Seafood and Such restaurant being proposed for 144 Riverside Drive in the Asheville River Arts District.

New riverside restaurant, Jettie Rae’s, proposed for Asheville River Arts District

The riverside restaurant proposed for 144 Riverside Drive will welcome tubers and boaters who arrive from the French Broad River.