Articles by: Jason Sandford

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