Articles by: Jason Sandford

68 Craven Street Condos

Plans submitted for Craven Street condo building and downtown Asheville building renovation

The projects are scheduled to be heard at the Aug. 19 meeting of the Asheville Technical Review Committee.

by July 30, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
In Asheville, Karen’s Spice Kitchen wins curry fans one spice packet at a time

In Asheville, Karen’s Spice Kitchen wins curry fans one spice packet at a time

The blended spice packets can be found all over Asheville, from The Chop Shop Butchery to Earth Fare and beyond.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe County farmland increases

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe County farmland increases

Also, Nantahala Brewing has a new chief operating officer, and much more.

by July 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
The Tryon Equestrian Center/ photo by Erik Olsen

Inaugural Earl Scruggs Festival set for 2020 at Tryon Equestrian Center

The first lineup announcement will come at International Bluegrass Music Association World of Bluegrass festivities in Raleigh in late September.

by July 27, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ingles buys 17-acre Patton Avenue property

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ingles buys 17-acre Patton Avenue property

Also, Axeville Throwing Club is planning to open a second location in south Asheville, and much more.

by July 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
A hotel under construction on Meadow Road in Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville hotel moratorium? City Council wants to talk about it

An Asheville City Council committee will meet on Aug. 29 to discuss whether to move forward with a moratorium on new hotel construction.

by July 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Music School appoints new program director

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Music School appoints new program director

Also, Asheville has organized a chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and more.

by July 24, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Zillicoah Beer Company’s Session Fest 2019 set for Aug. 24

Zillicoah Beer Company’s Session Fest 2019 set for Aug. 24

Zillicoah Beer has invited about 30 breweries to participate, and is partnering with Buxton Hall BBQ on food.

by July 23, 2019 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Update on legislative fight over smokeable hemp in North Carolina

The future of the hemp industry in North Carolina hangs in the balance, say industrial hemp advocates.

by July 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Feedback sought for Thomas Wolfe cabin renovation plans

Feedback sought for Thomas Wolfe cabin renovation plans

Two meetings are set for Aug. 1 for residents to check out design concepts.

by July 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Community concert to benefit Haywood Street Fresco in Asheville

Community concert to benefit Haywood Street Fresco in Asheville

The show will be hosted by pianist David Troy Francis and will several Asheville-area performers.

by July 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Blackberry Farm to operate High Hampton Inn in Cashiers

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Blackberry Farm to operate High Hampton Inn in Cashiers

Also, Mercy Urgent Care is offering free tick removal kits at each of its seven Western North Carolina locations, and much more.

by July 20, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Our Global Table world food pop-up Sunday, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Our Global Table world food pop-up Sunday, more

Also, MG Road is closing and morphing into a new lobby bar for Chai Pani restaurant, and more.

by July 19, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Last coal delivery made to Duke Energy’s power plant in south Asheville

Last coal delivery made to Duke Energy’s power plant in south Asheville

Duke Energy is closing down the Lake Julian plant and transitioning to a one fueled with natural gas.

by July 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
News obit: Jean Wall Penland, Asheville artist, dies

News obit: Jean Wall Penland, Asheville artist, dies

Jean Wall Penland had been active on the Asheville art scene for more than four decades.

by July 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Here's the former Wells Fargo Bank property along Coxe Avenue that Asheville Brewing purchased recently./ photo by Jason Sandford

From bank to beer: Asheville Brewing buys prime lot adjacent to its South Slope spot

A cat park? A putt-putt golf course? Just parking? Asheville Brewing owner Mike Rangel is entertaining ideas on what to do with the property.

by July 14, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Big Crafty Sunday, Asheville small biz roundup, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Big Crafty Sunday, Asheville small biz roundup, more

Also, NEST Boutique is planning to open a second shop, this one in downtown Asheville, and much more.

by July 12, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Punk Rock Hot Dogs pop-up and competition Saturday at Asheville Masonic Temple

Punk Rock Hot Dogs pop-up and competition Saturday at Asheville Masonic Temple

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and hot dogs will be on sale to the public until they run out.

Foundation Studios celebrates grand opening in Asheville River Arts District

Foundation Studios celebrates grand opening in Asheville River Arts District

There’s a grand opening party Saturday evening and a Sunday morning artist talk and brunch at Foundation Studios.

by July 12, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
The sinkhole that opened up along Merrimon Avenue on June 19 worsened on Thursday, July 11, following an afternoon downpour. The monster hole has attracted a steady stream of visitors./ photo by Jason Sandford

SINKHOLE: Gaping maw worsens, threatens North Asheville building

The sinkhole has attracted a steady stream of visitors since it opened in late June.

by July 11, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Future of smokeable hemp in N.C. still to be determined

Also, the FDA is taking public comment as it considers what actions it might take to regulate CBD products.

by July 11, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Keno comes to Asheville as controversial lottery game gets established in N.C.

Keno comes to Asheville as controversial lottery game gets established in N.C.

Keno is coming to a convenience store, restaurant, bar or coffee shop near you.

by July 10, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Crossfit community to honor Riley Howell

Asheville Crossfit community to honor Riley Howell

Crossfit Asheville gym in West Asheville is hosting a special workout on Saturday in honor of Howell, who was killed in a UNC Charlotte campus shooting in April.

New dance club, Room to Dance, coming to downtown Asheville

New dance club, Room to Dance, coming to downtown Asheville

The new dance club planned for Biltmore Avenue appears to be targeting a slightly older demographic than your typical nightclub.

by July 8, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Mixed-use development proposed for Asheville South Slope gets TRC review

Mixed-use development proposed for Asheville South Slope gets TRC review

The project, which could bring 600 new apartments to 4.4 acres between Coxe and Asheland avenues, is set to be presented to the South Slope Neighborhood Association on Tuesday.

by July 3, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
6 things to know about Charlotte’s new Confluence music festival and conference

6 things to know about Charlotte’s new Confluence music festival and conference

The Confluence music festival and conference, set for August, features some key talent from the Asheville music industry scene.

by July 2, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Sitnick for Asheville mayor? Her social media comment has folks wondering

Sitnick for Asheville mayor? Her social media comment has folks wondering

Leni Sitnick was elected Asheville’s first woman mayor in 1997.

by June 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
With taxidermy doc Stuffed, Asheville filmmaker takes on corpses, conservation

With taxidermy doc Stuffed, Asheville filmmaker takes on corpses, conservation

“Stuffed: A Documentary on the Art of Taxidermy,” will be screened Saturday, June 29, at The Orange Peel in Asheville.

by June 28, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Summer status update on Chow Chow 2019, the new Asheville food fest

Summer status update on Chow Chow 2019, the new Asheville food fest

Asheville’s new signature culinary event aims to be an immersive event that tells a story about everyone involved in the city, and the region’s, food culture.

by June 26, 2019 2 comments Asheville food and drink
Reversal of fortune: Asheville Flatiron Building will be hotel after all

Reversal of fortune: Asheville Flatiron Building will be hotel after all

Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, who last month said she opposed the Flatiron hotel proposal, said Tuesday night that her concerns had been addressed and she now favored it.

by June 26, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bagatelle Books opens, POP Project celebrates milestone

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bagatelle Books opens, POP Project celebrates milestone

Bagatelle Books is a new rare and used book shop on Haywood Road in West Asheville.

by June 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
The historic Flatiron Building in Asheville was built in 1927./ photo by Jason Sandford

Flatiron Building hotel proposal set for return to Asheville City Council

A planned mayoral vote by telephone and revelations regarding the criminal past of one of the Flatiron Building’s owners offer new wrinkles to tonight’s planned discussion.

by June 25, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
From roller rink to R&B, Orange Peel in Asheville to open history exhibit

From roller rink to R&B, Orange Peel in Asheville to open history exhibit

The history of the Orange Peel location begins with its 1946 construction as a roller rink and extends through its time as a soul and R&B club, an auto parts warehouse and current-day.

The Grey Eagle celebrates 25th anniversary with day-long music fest at Lake Eden

The Grey Eagle celebrates 25th anniversary with day-long music fest at Lake Eden

The Saturday music festival in Black Mountain features Mandolin Orange, The Budos Band, James McMurtry, Of Montreal, and more. There’s also a Friday kick-off party at The Grey Eagle.

by June 23, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Beloved Asheville musician Robin Tolleson dies suddenly

Beloved Asheville musician Robin Tolleson dies suddenly

Tolleson was on stage at the Downtown After Five concert Friday evening when he collapsed.

by June 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Orange Peel is installing air conditioning

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: The Orange Peel is installing air conditioning

Also, the Hola Asheville Festival is Sunday afternoon, and much more.

by June 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
WIN TIX To Gretchen Peters, w/ Jane Kramer opening, at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville

WIN TIX To Gretchen Peters, w/ Jane Kramer opening, at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville

Win tickets to see this Saturday show at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville, featuring two amazing singer-songwriters.

by June 21, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
At left is Greg Lowe, president of the newly created Asheville-based North Carolina Division of HCA Healthcare, which comprises the recently purchased Mission Health system of six hospitals in Western North Carolina; and Terence van Arkel, the division's chief financial officer. The two met with Asheville media representatives on Thursday morning at the Mission Health SECU Cancer Center in Asheville. /photo by Jason Sandford

Mission Health, under HCA leadership, looks to growth, hiring

Mission Health has more than 700 job openings in Western North Carolina. The number on staffing need: registered nurses.

by June 21, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
New apartments proposed for Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood

New apartments proposed for Asheville’s historic Montford neighborhood

Plans call for two, three-story buildings, each containing 11 one-bedroom apartments.

by June 20, 2019 2 comments Asheville News
Vinyl record-pressing business proposed for downtown Asheville

Vinyl record-pressing business proposed for downtown Asheville

Who’s driving the renewed interest in vinyl records? Millennials.

by June 18, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Yoga Festival/ photo courtesy of Emily Nichols Photography

Asheville Yoga Festival 2019 set for July 25-28

Free community yoga will take place daily in Pack Square Park, along with free panel discussions led by several notable presenters.

by June 17, 2019 0 comments Asheville events
Second Gear/ photo courtesy onhaywood.com

Second Gear in West Asheville celebrates 15th anniversary Saturday

Second Gear opened in West Asheville in 2004.

Transitional style architecture – Highlands Fire Station, Ward Young Architects

New Asheville fire station designs to be reviewed Wednesday

The new fire station is to be located on Broadway Street, between the Montford and Five Points neighborhoods.

by June 12, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Celebrate Hemp History Week 2019

The hemp industry is keeping a close eye on the North Carolina Farm Bill in Raleigh.

by June 5, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Mixed-use development proposes 600 apartments on Asheville South Slope

Mixed-use development proposes 600 apartments on Asheville South Slope

The project is in the early stages of planning, but developers recently held a neighborhood meeting to introduce the project.

by June 3, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
‘Road diet’ plans take shape for Charlotte Street in Asheville

‘Road diet’ plans take shape for Charlotte Street in Asheville

The project is set to go out for construction bids in July or August, according to the city’s transportation department director.

by June 1, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Candidate declares run for Asheville City Council in 2020 district elections

Voters in 2020 are set to elect Asheville City Council members by district for the first time ever.

by May 30, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Julian Pinelli/ photo by Kaitlyn Raitz

Fiddler Julian Pinelli celebrates ‘Bent Creek’ album release at Isis Music Hall

The show is Thursday at Isis Music Hall in West Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 0 comments Asheville Music
Harrah's Cherokee Center Asheville will be the new name of Asheville's civic center starting on Jan. 1, 2020.

Asheville City Council accepts Harrah’s Cherokee bid for civic center naming rights

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, the center will be known as the Harrah’s Cherokee Center Asheville.

by May 29, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

Downtown Commission wants a say in naming rights for Asheville civic center

The naming rights issue is controversial, with competing bids from U.S. Cellular and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino.

by May 22, 2019 0 comments Asheville News