Once again, Ashvegas named best local website by readers of Mountain Xpress


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,



Bill Chase August 12, 2013 - 12:49 pm

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.

Jason Sandford August 12, 2013 - 8:37 pm

Thank you, Bill!

Radio Follower August 12, 2013 - 10:54 am

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

Jason Sandford August 12, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Thank you!

Kim Roney August 12, 2013 - 3:48 am


Jason Sandford August 12, 2013 - 8:35 am

Thank you Kim! Thanks for reading the blog!

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