Readers of the Mountain Xpress have once again voted Ashvegas “best local website” and “best blog.” It’s three years in a row for best website, and six in a row for best blog.

Thank you to everyone who took time out to vote; to everyone who has taken time to reader and comment; to everyone who has sent along a story tip or idea; to everyone who has corrected my spelling. Without you, of course, there’s nothing. You’ve helped me create a special community here.

I started this site as personal creative outlet, and it’s changed as I’ve changed. There was no real intention, other than to express what I liked (or didn’t like) about Asheville in my own way. Asheville is growing and changing, too. I can’t wait to see what happens in this town that I know we all care about.

I hope you’ll stay with me as the evolution continues.

All the best,



  1. Hey Jason,

    Seems like a good time to take a second and thank you for your blog.

    I have been reading it regularly for a couple years, and I really enjoy it.

    You always seem to post all the latest re real estate, politics, and food before anyone else.

    But you know, it’s not knowing things first I really care about….I think somehow you just cover the real local people, places, and things I am interested in.

    It really creates a sense of community and connection that I like.

    So Thanks! And congratulations on being recognized.

    -Bill C.

  2. Radio Follower says:

    Keep up the GREAT work, Jason! Ashvegas is always a great read!

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