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The Cambria Downtown Asheville Hotel's fourth-floor terrace off the Hemingway's Cuba restaurant.

Cuban flair and a family affair at the new Cambria Hotel in downtown Asheville,

Asheville has been experiencing a hotel construction boom the last several years, with the Cambria as the newest entrant on the downtown scene.

by June 13, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bears on campus at Warren Wilson College alarm security personnel

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bears on campus at Warren Wilson College alarm security personnel

Also, Asheville Regional Airport security personnel will start wearing body cameras under a new policy approved last week, and more.

by June 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New musical director chosen for Asheville Symphony

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New musical director chosen for Asheville Symphony

Also, there’s a new denim and decor shop coming to South Lexington Avenue, and more.

by June 7, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Smoky Park Supper Club now open for lunch

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Smoky Park Supper Club now open for lunch

Also, there’s a new restaurant coming to the Wicked Weed Funkatorium location on Coxe Avenue, and much more.

by June 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Soundcheck AVL: New Albums by Brothrs, RBTS Win, more

Soundcheck AVL: New Albums by Brothrs, RBTS Win, more

Also, Saturday is Xpand Fest, the big South Slope event featuring a ton of local music, arts and more.

by June 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism officials give initial approval to $17.4 million operating budget

Asheville tourism officials give initial approval to $17.4 million operating budget

The public will have the chance to comment on the TDA’s spending plan at a June 27 public hearing.

by June 4, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville car dealership to remove Native American statue after salesman insults customer

Asheville car dealership to remove Native American statue after salesman insults customer

The statue’s sculptor will remove the 23-foot-tall fiberglass structure in the near future, according to the dealership.

by June 4, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Movement to ban plastic straws grows in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Movement to ban plastic straws grows in Asheville

Also, economic development official Ben Teague is taking a new job, and more.

by May 29, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Relentless May rain triggers mudslides, flooding, other dangers

Relentless May rain triggers mudslides, flooding, other dangers

The weather starts to finally dry out this weekend.

by May 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber service returns to Asheville airport

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber service returns to Asheville airport

Also, Jewels That Dance is celebrating its 35th anniversary in downtown Asheville, and more.

by May 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Former NFL quaterback Matt Leinart weds TV actress in Asheville

Former NFL quaterback Matt Leinart weds TV actress in Asheville

Nick Lachey, of the boyband supergroup 98 Degrees, sang at the couple’s reception at The Cress Center.

Asheville City Council moves to limit police searches

Asheville City Council moves to limit police searches

City Council said it wanted police to adopt a written consent policy for certain types of searches.

by May 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New 12 Bones brewery ready to hire head brewer

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New 12 Bones brewery ready to hire head brewer

Also, Green Sage has announced its opening a new cafe on Merrimon Avenue, and much more.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville public housing complexes are violent crime hot spots, police chief says

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville public housing complexes are violent crime hot spots, police chief says

Also, “overtourism” is a new buzzword, and much more.

by May 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
In this August 2012 photo, Asheville Police Department officer Mark Byrd accepts his promotion to captain.

Asheville police Capt. Mark Byrd suspended

Was Asheville Police Department Capt. Mark Byrd, who’s been no stranger to controversy, the source of leaked police body cam video?

by May 21, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Redevelopment of Sears store at Asheville Mall meets initial approval

Redevelopment of Sears store at Asheville Mall meets initial approval

Asheville city planners are pushing for more pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly connections for the $45 million mixed-use development.

by May 21, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rickshaws proposed for downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rickshaws proposed for downtown Asheville

Also, there’s a new pop-up restaurant in Asheville called Curragh Chase, and much more.

by May 21, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville urban farmer wants to use bow hunters to thin deer herd

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville urban farmer wants to use bow hunters to thin deer herd

Also, the owner of a downtown Asheville pizza shop complained that loiterers along Biltmore Avenue are hurting his business.

by May 16, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: ASPCA opens new $9 million dog rehab center in Weaverville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: ASPCA opens new $9 million dog rehab center in Weaverville

Also, there’s a new sushi burrito restaurant opening in South Asheville, and more.

by May 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville chef Shastri plans new downtown restaurant

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville chef Shastri plans new downtown restaurant

Also, there’s a big cornhole tournament coming this summer to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, and more.

by May 9, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Photo courtesy of Carolina Nature Photographers Association

SAHC accepts donated conservation easement on Swannanoa land owned by Chemtronics

The conservation easement permanently protects land adjoining Pisgah National Forest, as well as scenic views from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

by May 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Miller secures historic win in Democratic primary for Buncombe sheriff

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Miller secures historic win in Democratic primary for Buncombe sheriff

Also, the Asheville Grappling Academy is planning to open, and more.

by May 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: May 8 Asheville opioid forum spotlights experts, resources

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: May 8 Asheville opioid forum spotlights experts, resources

Also, it’s spring and that means bears on the move, so here’s some advice on how to stay aware and safe.

by May 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville housing market cooling off a bit

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville housing market cooling off a bit

The N.C. Highway Patrol has deployed new “ghost cars” across the state to combat DWI, and more.

by May 2, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville Wine & Food Festival ends; new culinary event in the works

Asheville Wine & Food Festival ends; new culinary event in the works

The new culinary event is planned for September.

by May 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Small Business Week features several events

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Small Business Week features several events

Also, there’s a new program called Test Drive that allowe entrepreneurs to test out their products by selling them at city festivals, and more.

by May 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Man wins $294k at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino poker tournament

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Man wins $294k at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino poker tournament

Also, The Barrelhouse on Merrimon Avenue is set to celebrate its grand opening, and more.

by May 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Axe-throwing bar planned for Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Axe-throwing bar planned for Asheville

Also, The Waterbird coffee shop and craft cocktail bar has opened, and more.

by April 26, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Big sale at Computer Mechanix in West Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Big sale at Computer Mechanix in West Asheville

Also, Asheville restaurateur Meherwan Irani plans to open up to 50 new restaurants in the next few years, according to Eater.com, and more.

by April 26, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

‘Road diet’ planned for Charlotte Street gives pedestrians, bicyclists priority

The changes to the busy street will costs taxpayers about $2.4 million over the next few years.

by April 25, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

Asheville City Council closes budget gap with spending cuts, fee increases and a dip into reserves

One new big ticket item of spending: some $780,000 for a second set of turnout gear for Asheville firefighters.

by April 25, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New beer bar/brewery planned on Thompson Street

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New beer bar/brewery planned on Thompson Street

Also, the Asheville magic shop Magic Central celebrates 23 years in business on April 28, and more.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council at an April 10, 2018, budget workshop. From left: Vijay Kapoor, Sheneika Smith, Vice Mayor Gwen Wisler, Mayor Esther Manheimer, Julie Mayfield.

Asheville City Councilman Kapoor: property tax increase could help fill budget gap

Asheville City Council raised property taxes last year.

by April 24, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

At Asheville ‘pit of despair,’ no changes anytime soon

One resident bemoaned the inaction, calling the property “a scar on the city of Asheville that needs to heal.”

by April 24, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Also, the dates for viewing synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been announced, and more.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Leicester farmer Franny Tacy named Featured Farmer for national Hemp History Week

Leicester farmer Franny Tacy named Featured Farmer for national Hemp History Week

Hemp History Week will be celebrated with an event at Franny’s Farm on June 5.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Asheville City Council members Brian Haynes, Keith Young and Sheneika Smith said they want to take a closer look at Police Department funding.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Brewing moves to compostable paper straws

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Brewing moves to compostable paper straws

Also, new permits have been pulled for the RAD Lofts project in the River Arts District, and more.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New downtown Asheville co-working space opens

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New downtown Asheville co-working space opens

Also, the line-up for the RiverMusic summer music series has been announced, and more.

by April 22, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

The WNC Nature Center hopes to have the new home for red pandas open by fall.

by April 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. Supreme Court to hold May sessions in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. Supreme Court to hold May sessions in Asheville

Also, Saturday is Record Store Day, and much more.

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
4 dead following shooting in West Asheville

4 dead following shooting in West Asheville

A man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

Russell hopes that viewers will see that his new work represents “an honest search, an honest approach.”

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

Sean Devereux, a prominent Asheville defense attorney, is raising concerns about the integrity of Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Buncombe County sheriff.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush visited this Asheville man’s home in ’92; here’s how it came about

President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush visited this Asheville man’s home in ’92; here’s how it came about

Roy Harris hosted the President and First Lady for a Saturday lunch. Here’s what happened.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Also, the 27 Club in downtown Asheville is open, and much more.

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Citizen-Times staff shrinks again as work consolidated in Nashville

Asheville Citizen-Times staff shrinks again as work consolidated in Nashville

Three more newsroom jobs are being cut at the newspaper.

by April 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
News obit: Harry Anderson, TV sitcom star and comedic magician, dies in Asheville

News obit: Harry Anderson, TV sitcom star and comedic magician, dies in Asheville

Anderson died of natural causes, according to reports. He was 65.

by April 16, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ping-pong pop-up, Pong AVL, set for Asheville debut

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ping-pong pop-up, Pong AVL, set for Asheville debut

Also, Static Age Records recently celebrated 14 years in business in Asheville, and much more.

by April 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Community activists and several Asheville public officials criticized the action and called for support for the families of those detained.

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News