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News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

News obit: Nelia Hyatt, matriarch of famous Asheville bluegrass jam, dies

A modest home on Brevard Road was once a destination for music-lovers around the world who sought a taste of bluegrass.

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News, feature
Parking costs in downtown Asheville likely to increase

Parking costs in downtown Asheville likely to increase

City officials are looking at ways to raise money to increase the life of existing parking decks and possibly add onto them.

by February 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Yoga Festival, in its fourth year, expands offerings

Asheville Yoga Festival, in its fourth year, expands offerings

The Asheville Yoga Festival has announced that it’s returning to town for its fourth year (July 27), but with a few changes. The event is under new ownership, it has a new name, it has landed Ingles Markets as a big sponsor among others, and it has an expanded line-up of presenters and practitioners. Here’s the press release: Asheville Yoga[Read More…]

by February 13, 2017 1 comment Asheville events, Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Kapoor, Lee announce Asheville City Council bids

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Kapoor, Lee announce Asheville City Council bids

Also, who might be running for mayor?

by February 13, 2017 6 comments Asheville News
The AC Hotel, under construction at the corner of College and Broadway in downtown Asheville, is one of a wave of new hotels under construction in downtown./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Downtown Commission: Changes to development rules would unduly politicize process

Members of the Asheville Downtown Commission said last week that standards for development should be clearly expressed.

by February 13, 2017 5 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gan Shan Station announces West Asheville location

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gan Shan Station announces West Asheville location

Also, photographer Lydia See will celebrate the opening of a new exhibition on Feb. 16, and much more.

by February 13, 2017 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville P&Z votes down new rules aimed at curbing hotel construction boom

Asheville P&Z votes down new rules aimed at curbing hotel construction boom

The new regulations are a fear-based reaction to growth, one commission member said.

by February 7, 2017 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Art Museum construction plans reviewed

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Art Museum construction plans reviewed

Also, Asheville is one of the fastest gentrifying cities in the U.S. according to a report, and more.

by February 6, 2017 6 comments Asheville News, feature
APPROVED: ‘Disney-esque’ Parisian Hotel passes muster at Asheville P&Z

APPROVED: ‘Disney-esque’ Parisian Hotel passes muster at Asheville P&Z

After reviewing The Parisian hotel’s design, one commissioner asked, “What’s next, a pyramid?” Still, the project was approved on a 6-1 vote.

by February 2, 2017 10 comments Asheville News, feature
Man pleads guilty to murder in 2013 death of Asheville artist

Man pleads guilty to murder in 2013 death of Asheville artist

Juan Carlos Jimenez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the case of Chris Ortega.

by February 2, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, Crime
Buncombe TDA officials: Tourism strong in 2016, outlook good for ’17

Buncombe TDA officials: Tourism strong in 2016, outlook good for ’17

Local tourism officials are keeping an eye on key measurements of success as a hotel building boom rolls on.

by January 31, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sunshine Sammies opening shop in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sunshine Sammies opening shop in downtown Asheville

Also, the Montford Park Players are planning a big group photo in May, and much more.

by January 30, 2017 1 comment Asheville News, feature
New hotel proposed near Biltmore Village in Asheville goes back to drawing board

New hotel proposed near Biltmore Village in Asheville goes back to drawing board

The Home2Suites by Hilton hotel is a 5-story, 117-room hotel proposed for a location on Thompson Street.

by January 27, 2017 5 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville City Council Election ’17 update; Roney in, Smith out

Asheville City Council Election ’17 update; Roney in, Smith out

Councilman Gordon Smith won’t seek re-election, newcomer Kim Roney says she’s running and others are testing the waters.

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville basement bar features metal music

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville basement bar features metal music

Also, ticket and concession sales stats from December’s Christmas Jam, and much more.

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
DENIED: Hotel proposal voted down by Asheville City Council; developer to appeal

DENIED: Hotel proposal voted down by Asheville City Council; developer to appeal

Developers may appeal the decision to Superior Court.

by January 26, 2017 3 comments Asheville News
Parisian hotel proposal for downtown Asheville set for next review

Parisian hotel proposal for downtown Asheville set for next review

The Asheville Planning & Zoning Commission review comes after the Asheville Downtown Commission rejected the hotel proposal.

by January 26, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
The Women's March on Asheville/ photo by Ali McGhee, Asheville Grit

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Thousands march through Asheville the day after inauguration

Also, the Awesome Foundation is planning to give away free money around Asheville this weekend and much more.

by January 25, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Semi-pro soccer team forming in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Semi-pro soccer team forming in Asheville

Also, the Chocolate Fetish celebrates 30 years in Asheville, and much more.

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville entrepreneurs are inventors first, ‘Moonshiners’ second

Asheville entrepreneurs are inventors first, ‘Moonshiners’ second

Chad Slagle and Keith Mort have a process to speed up the aging process of whiskey, and they showcase it on this season of “Moonshiners.”

by January 24, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sand Hill Kitchen opening in Enka

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sand Hill Kitchen opening in Enka

Also, A-B Tech’s student culinary team is headed to a national cooking competition, and much more.

by January 19, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Who’s running for Asheville City Council in Election ’17

Who’s running for Asheville City Council in Election ’17

Rich Lee, Kim Roney and Sheneika Smith are a few names being bandied about as possible City Council candidates this year.

by January 19, 2017 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville Grown: Local events of action, resistance, concern leading up to Inauguration Day

Asheville Grown: Local events of action, resistance, concern leading up to Inauguration Day

Several gatherings are happening around Asheville Friday and Saturday.

by January 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rise Above Deli planning to open inside Hillman Beer on Sweeten Creek Road

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rise Above Deli planning to open inside Hillman Beer on Sweeten Creek Road

Also, Beautcatcher Cinemas screened its last movies, and more.

by January 17, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
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