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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Field almost set for Asheville City Council elections

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Field almost set for Asheville City Council elections

Also, Pine Gate Renewables is opening on the South Slope, and more.

by July 21, 2017 3 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Toots & The Maytals, Los Lobos headline fall LEAF

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Toots & The Maytals, Los Lobos headline fall LEAF

Also, there’s a new boxing gym in south Asheville, and more.

by July 11, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Books & News celebrates 29th anniversary

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Downtown Books & News celebrates 29th anniversary

Also, there are more than 500 short-term Asheville rentals operating illegally, and more.

by June 16, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot sheet: VICE crew coming to Asheville for gerrymandering story

Ashvegas Hot sheet: VICE crew coming to Asheville for gerrymandering story

Also, Wanda Greene, the county manager for Buncombe County the past 23 years, has announced her retirement, and more.

by May 30, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top baby names in Buncombe County

Ashvegas 2016 Year in Review: Top baby names in Buncombe County

Asheville parents can get pretty creative with their baby names. Check out the full list.

by December 9, 2016 12 comments Asheville News
Asheville CVB on the hunt for new office space after split with Chamber of Commerce

Asheville CVB on the hunt for new office space after split with Chamber of Commerce

The popular visitors center will remain at the Montford Avenue location.

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
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
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Odds and ends fromTrump rally in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Odds and ends fromTrump rally in Asheville

A WLOS reporter was caught cursing on air, an Asheville musician was escorted out of the rally, and more.

by September 13, 2016 4 comments Asheville News
Buncombe TDA requests for tourism project funding: South Slope, aquatic center, theater expansion, more

Buncombe TDA requests for tourism project funding: South Slope, aquatic center, theater expansion, more

The biggest request is $20 million over seven years for development on the South Slope.

by June 27, 2016 42 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Isaac Coleman, civil rights advocate in Asheville, dies

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Isaac Coleman, civil rights advocate in Asheville, dies

Also, Asheville-area hotel occupancy rates were up again in February of this year compared to February 2015, and more.

by May 10, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville tourism leader’s statement on HB2: Our city is warm and welcoming

Asheville tourism leader’s statement on HB2: Our city is warm and welcoming

Asheville’s “brand promise” from tourism officials to visitors is that they will have a “life enriching experience” every time they visit – guaranteed.

by April 27, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
Revenue from new Buncombe hotel tax rolls in; $1.4 million collected in November

Revenue from new Buncombe hotel tax rolls in; $1.4 million collected in November

Also, hotel occupancy in November showed a 3 percent increase.

by February 12, 2016 7 comments Asheville News
News obit: Otto DeBruhl, former Buncombe County register of deeds, dies

News obit: Otto DeBruhl, former Buncombe County register of deeds, dies

For years, the path for anybody seeking public office in the Buncombe County Democratic Party went through DeBruhl’s office.

by January 19, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
2016 race for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners as it stands now

2016 race for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners as it stands now

Candidates have from Dec. 1 until Dec. 21 to file for next year’s election.

by November 20, 2015 1 comment Asheville News
Updated: Six Asheville awarded TDA tourism cash

Updated: Six Asheville awarded TDA tourism cash

A greenway and a River Arts District glass studio are two of six projects that have gotten Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority grant money.

by October 27, 2015 3 comments Asheville News
Word on the street: Buncombe County economic development announcement coming any day

Word on the street: Buncombe County economic development announcement coming any day

Could it Deschutes Brewery?

by August 21, 2015 13 comments Word on the street
A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

A profile of Asheville tourists and their economic impact, by the numbers

The average Asheville tourist is 55 or older, drove to the mountains, stayed 2.44 nights and spent $104 a day.

by June 25, 2015 6 comments Asheville News
Asheville-area tourism projects move ahead for funding consideration

Asheville-area tourism projects move ahead for funding consideration

The tourism projects are vying for hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding.

by June 25, 2015 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA:  stop hotel room tax shenanigans

Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA: stop hotel room tax shenanigans

Buncombe TDA should use part of its hotel room tax proceeds to pay for infrastructure improvements in the city, residents said.

by June 24, 2015 41 comments Asheville News
Buncombe TDA gets 16 requests for tourism project funding: Cat museum, motorcycle welcome center, more

Buncombe TDA gets 16 requests for tourism project funding: Cat museum, motorcycle welcome center, more

Last year, Buncombe TDA allotted nearly $5 million to such projects.

by June 9, 2015 9 comments Asheville News
Exonerated: Rape charges dropped against two former Asheville Tourist players

Exonerated: Rape charges dropped against two former Asheville Tourist players

The players have been cleared, but their budding baseball careers are most likely over.

by April 13, 2015 29 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Political Hit List: A complex land deal involving Buncombe, Henderson, Asheville

Ashvegas Political Hit List: A complex land deal involving Buncombe, Henderson, Asheville

Also, Buncombe County commissioners may consider new rules for recording closed sessions, and more.

by April 3, 2015 11 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Political Hit List: A vocal VanDuyn, a mysterious Meadows, more

Ashvegas Political Hit List: A vocal VanDuyn, a mysterious Meadows, more

Also, more Election 2014 analysis, Asheville Mayor Manheimer attends the State of the Union and more.

by January 30, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Buncombe County tourism officials prepare to start 2015 grant cycle for tourism grants

Buncombe County tourism officials prepare to start 2015 grant cycle for tourism grants

The Buncombe TDA will kick it all off with an info session at 5 p.m. on March 25 at the offices of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.

by January 19, 2015 0 comments Asheville News

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