Asheville News

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
Ask A Woman: Why are some guys freaked out by menstruation?

Ask A Woman: Why are some guys freaked out by menstruation?

I don’t think the majority of grown men find menstruation to be disgusting.

by July 16, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
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
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
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
Ask A Woman AVL: Why do so many Asheville women have hairy armpits?

Ask A Woman AVL: Why do so many Asheville women have hairy armpits?

That’s what these various standards of femininity are all about: making sure that women are constantly chasing an unrealistic version of ourselves.

by June 25, 2019 5 comments Asheville News, Opinion
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
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
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
Opinion: Reframing perceptions of the Asheville Flatiron Building

Opinion: Reframing perceptions of the Asheville Flatiron Building

It is wrong to say that the Flatiron is the soul and spirit of Asheville.

by June 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
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
Ask a Woman AVL: Why are women attracted to jerks?

Ask a Woman AVL: Why are women attracted to jerks?

I think the term “nice guy” should be retired, along with the outdated notion of the “good girl” or the “bad boy.”

by June 2, 2019 0 comments 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
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
Two Asheville moms - Bianca Gragg at left and Jeannie Curtis at right - have created the Colorful Pages Project to bring picture books written by people of color and featuring ethnically diverse characters into local schools. /photo courtesy of High Five Coffee

With Colorful Pages Project, two Asheville moms add more diversity to books in school

The Colorful Pages Project received a $5,000 Buncombe County Tipping Point grant last year.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination to run for president in the 2020 Election, stumped in Asheville on Friday, May 18, at the Salvage Station music venue. /photo by Stephan Pruitt

In Asheville, Bernie Sanders rallies his supporters

It’s 85 degrees and about a thousand percent humidity and we are all, literally, feeling the Bern.

by May 20, 2019 0 comments Asheville News, Opinion
Asheville Regional Airport update: 3 new flights, 2 new parking lot shuttles

Asheville Regional Airport update: 3 new flights, 2 new parking lot shuttles

Airport passenger traffic is already up a whopping 45 percent for January through March of this year over last.

by May 16, 2019 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Asheville Hemp Farms grand opening, more

Also, here’s some guidance on whether it is legal for craft brewers to mix industrial hemp products with their alcoholic beverages.

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Bernie Sanders

6 things to know about the Bernie Sanders rally in Asheville Friday

One of the big issues will be parking. Read on for details about paid on-site parking, as well as a free shuttle bus.

by May 15, 2019 6 comments Asheville News
Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

Flatiron Building will not be a hotel, Asheville City Council indicates

City Council did not vote on the matter, but four council members indicated their opposition to the hotel plans, including Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, considered by many to be a swing vote on the issue.

by May 15, 2019 3 comments Asheville News
An architectural rendering of the proposed Jetti Rae's Seafood and Such restaurant being proposed for 144 Riverside Drive in the Asheville River Arts District.

New riverside restaurant, Jettie Rae’s, proposed for Asheville River Arts District

The riverside restaurant proposed for 144 Riverside Drive will welcome tubers and boaters who arrive from the French Broad River.

Passersby check out Bird electric scooters parked on the sidewalk along Biltmore Avenue on Oct. 25, the day the e-scooter company dropped about 200 of the scooters on Asheville city streets without first securing the proper city permissions. / photo by Jason Sandford

Status update: Bike-share and e-scooter pilot project taking shape in Asheville

Any program the city adopts, whether it’s e-scooters or e-bikes, should prioritize serving local residents over serving tourists, two Asheville Downtown Commission members said last week.

by May 13, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Favilla’s moving, Rendezvous opening soon, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Favilla’s moving, Rendezvous opening soon, more

Renovation work is continuing on the location of the new Riverside Rhapsody Beer Co. in Woodfin, and more.

by May 9, 2019 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hemp Sheet

Ashvegas Hemp Sheet: Liquefy, Asheville Hemp Farms open in West Asheville

The industrial hemp industry is booming, and the hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) industry is expected to be worth $7 billion by 2023, according to one estimate.

by May 8, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Asheville public health officials brace for possible measles outbreak

Measles spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing, and can live for up to two hours in the airspace where a person sick with measles has been.

by May 6, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebration set for Saturday at Asheville airport

Blue Ridge Honor Flight celebration set for Saturday at Asheville airport

The event will feature a special Music on the Fly performance by dynamic Asheville vocalist/guitarist Andrew Scotchie.

by May 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville entrepreneur JJ Apodoca of What's Your Mutt swabs Sammie's mouth for a DNA sample. /photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville entrepreneurs launch doggie DNA testing business, What’s Your Mutt

Genetic testing that can reveal some basic health and behavioral traits, which in turn can give dogs a voice, says JJ Apodaca.

by May 1, 2019 0 comments Asheville News