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Things to do around Asheville weekend of Dec. 15

Things to do around Asheville weekend of Dec. 15

No matter your flavor of celebration, one thing is undeniable: the holiday season is almost upon us! We’ve got some great events for you this weekend that will help you get in the festive mood, get your shopping done, and chill out before the madness begins! Now, on to the GritVegas Weekend Update… Friday, December 16 Holiday Mingle and Jingle @[Read More…]

by December 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Doc Brown’s BBQ now open in Candler

Doc Brown’s BBQ now open in Candler

Doc Brown’s all over the place, as usual. Doc jumps from one topic to another, rapid-fire, as his thoughts race. In an hour-long conversation at his new 1320 Smoky Park Highway restaurant, Doc Brown’s BBQ, he muses on everything from contact theory to Candler’s gradual gentrification. He references the influence of Kitty O’Kelly, “the queen of Hominy Valley,” and ticks off the[Read More…]

by December 13, 2016 6 comments Asheville food and drink, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Tundra the snowy owl has died

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Tundra the snowy owl has died

Also, city of Asheville officials are still awaiting a N.C. Supreme Court decision regarding control of its water system.

by December 13, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 Buncombe County property transactions

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top 10 Buncombe County property transactions

The biggest Buncombe County property transaction came in at more than $48 million.

by December 11, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Gatlinburg benefit concert Dec. 17 to feature Zac Brown Band, Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, more

Gatlinburg benefit concert Dec. 17 to feature Zac Brown Band, Jim Lauderdale, Rodney Crowell, more

The free, outdoor mini-festival will raise money and awareness for victims of the devastating wildfires in Gatlinburg.

by December 9, 2016 0 comments Asheville Music, feature
New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
Former Asheville restaurant to be permanent home office for SAHC land trust

Former Asheville restaurant to be permanent home office for SAHC land trust

The organization plans to renovate the building and move in next year when the work is finished.

by December 6, 2016 2 comments feature
Lonely Planet: Asheville is the place in U.S. to visit in 2017

Lonely Planet: Asheville is the place in U.S. to visit in 2017

The recognition will fuel an ongoing debate about the impacts of tourism on the mountain metropolis.

by December 6, 2016 4 comments Asheville News, feature
In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

Members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party picked retired banker Al Whitesides to serve on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 1, on Monday night. It was a history-making choice: Whitesides is the first African-American chosen to serve on the board. He will serve through 2018. “I’d like to thank everybody for the confidence you’ve shown in me and I[Read More…]

by December 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville politics, feature
WLOSer King ignites ire in Gatlinburg following press conference

WLOSer King ignites ire in Gatlinburg following press conference

More than 8,000 people have signed a Change.org online petition calling for the firing of WLOS reporter Kimberly King.

by December 3, 2016 18 comments Asheville News, feature
VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville this weekend

VIDEO: Things to do around Asheville this weekend

There’s an irreverent holiday play, and plenty of holiday shopping opportunities, this weekend.

Dakota Access Pipeline events in Asheville include LaZoom fundraiser, Sunday rally

Dakota Access Pipeline events in Asheville include LaZoom fundraiser, Sunday rally

Also, a handful of local residents are helping raise money for DAPL protests through an effort called the First 100.

by November 30, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Remodeling of Asheville’s tallest office building kicks into high gear

Remodeling of Asheville’s tallest office building kicks into high gear

The general contractor leading construction to turn Asheville’s tallest office building into a building containing condos, a boutique hotel, two independent restaurants and retail space is reaching out to local subcontractors, tradesmen and vendors as the work picks up. Officials with Cleveland Construction Co., the general contractor on the multi-million dollar project, held an open house at The Orange Peel[Read More…]

by November 30, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
‘Twilight’ movie actor to star in Asheville movie production

‘Twilight’ movie actor to star in Asheville movie production

Asheville-based Solis Films will be shooting the film around Asheville, Old Fort and Black Mountain starting Dec. 1.

by November 29, 2016 1 comment Asheville film, feature
Wanted: Subcontractors, tradesman for downtown Asheville condo/hotel project

Wanted: Subcontractors, tradesman for downtown Asheville condo/hotel project

If you’re in the construction business in Asheville, you’re gonna want to attend an open house meeting from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesday.

The Parisian, new 50-room boutique hotel, planned for downtown Asheville

The Parisian, new 50-room boutique hotel, planned for downtown Asheville

Here’s a look at drawings depicting a new 50-room boutique hotel that’s proposed for Patton Avenue in the former Bank of America building across from Pritchard Park. The project plans for The Parisian are those of MRK Property Property Development. The development company, with offices in Asheville, Miami and Charlotte, bought the 1970’s-era office building a few years ago for[Read More…]

by November 24, 2016 19 comments Asheville News, feature
GritVegas Weekend Update – 11/24/16

GritVegas Weekend Update – 11/24/16

We’re thankful for all the wonderful events happening this weekend in Asheville! Here’s our Asheville GritVegas Weekend Update – Thanksgiving style. Get out there and party off that turkey! THANKSGIVING DAY 11/24 Orphan’s Thanksgiving Potluck @ Crow and Quill A potluck for your very special Thanksgiving Day at your favorite bar. With magick from Ahnika Meyer-Wilde. Friday, 11/25 IT’S BLACK FRIDAY Y’ALL. David Wilcox Annual Thanksgiving[Read More…]

by November 23, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
News obit: Actress Lisa Lynn Masters, former Miss Asheville, found dead

News obit: Actress Lisa Lynn Masters, former Miss Asheville, found dead

There’s a crowdfunding page set up to help raise money to bring Masters’ body back to Asheville, where she’ll be buried.

Should Asheville create legal camp for homeless people?

Should Asheville create legal camp for homeless people?

Legalizing camping for homeless people has been a controversial topic in other U.S. cities that have tried it.

by November 18, 2016 10 comments Asheville News, feature
Weekend Update: Things to do in Asheville starting Nov. 17

Weekend Update: Things to do in Asheville starting Nov. 17

A holiday parade, a gospel music show, local theater and more.

by November 17, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
RAD Lofts, big mixed-use development in Asheville River Arts District, back for review

RAD Lofts, big mixed-use development in Asheville River Arts District, back for review

The RAD Lofts project was first floated more than three years ago.

by November 16, 2016 18 comments Asheville News, feature
Mountain Madre, Asheville’s newest eatery, features Mexican food with a twist, and tequila

Mountain Madre, Asheville’s newest eatery, features Mexican food with a twist, and tequila

Asheville’s newest local, independently owned restaurant is opening soon following a series of practice runs with family and friends.

by November 15, 2016 0 comments Asheville food and drink, feature
After spike in complaints about hate speech, Asheville mayor issues statement

After spike in complaints about hate speech, Asheville mayor issues statement

In one case, an Asheville woman says she was harassed at a local grocery store.

by November 14, 2016 9 comments Asheville News, feature
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