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Ashvegas celebrity sighting: New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore at Biltmore

Ashvegas celebrity sighting: New Orleans artist Ashley Longshore at Biltmore

Longshore’s unrelenting message of female empowerment has won her legions of fans.

Ben & Jerry's, now open on Haywood Street in downtown Asheville./ photo by Jason Sandford

New downtown Asheville chain, Ben & Jerry’s, arrives to little of past outrage

In 2015, a group of residents took to the streets out the newly opened Anthropologie store in downtown Asheville to call attention to the importance of supporting local independent stores.

by September 4, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville area fall leaf color predictions are here

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville area fall leaf color predictions are here

Also, the Continental Lounge restaurant opens on Friday, and more.

by August 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville FM fundraiser set for Sept. 13

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville FM fundraiser set for Sept. 13

Also, have you checked out the Sweet Cheesus food truck yet? And much more.

by August 30, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville culinary rock stars team up for new food festival

Asheville tourism officials on Wednesday morning pledged $75,000 to festival organizers.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bob Moog Foundation has new downtown Asheville location

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Bob Moog Foundation has new downtown Asheville location

The Bob Moog Foundation’s new space will also be home to its long-planned Moogseum, which it plans to open in 2019.

by August 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Asheville Music Weekend: Jam in the Trees, Hoot and Holler, more

Jam in the Trees pacs some great music into Friday and Saturday at Pisgah Brewing.

by August 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville film, Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant scoops mega Food & Wine honor

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant scoops mega Food & Wine honor

Also, the forthcoming The Continental Lounge is hiring, and more.

by August 22, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville retail shops Garden Party, Roanline open

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New West Asheville retail shops Garden Party, Roanline open

Also, the Miss Gay Latina Asheville pageant is set for Nov. 3, and much more.

by August 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Long, long lines at the DMV in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Long, long lines at the DMV in Asheville

Also, the old Bob Lawrence Power Equipment building in the Five Points neighborhood was recently demolished, and more.

by August 19, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Spirit Airlines giving $10,000 to one of these four Asheville nonprofits

Online voting ends Aug. 23. Oh, and the winner also gets 20 free roundtrip Spirit Airlines tickets.

Asheville Music Weekend: Night Circus, Freeway Revival, Asheville Opry and More

Asheville Music Weekend: Night Circus, Freeway Revival, Asheville Opry and More

Also, Styrofoam Turtles are singlehandedly building a new grunge scene in Asheville, and they’ll be playing with Sane Voids over at the Sly Grog on Friday night.

by August 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Farewell to the Mothlight Singing Sessions in West Asheville

Farewell to the Mothlight Singing Sessions in West Asheville

The singing sessions helped cement The Mothlight’s place in the West Asheville community.

by August 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Photo courtesy FEI/Richard Julliart

With World Equestrian Games less than 30 days away, organizers say they’ll be ready

The Tryon Equestrian Center, which is hosting the games, is already redefining the area’s economy, says the center’s chief operating officer.

by August 15, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
LEAF, Eagle Market, Center for Craft and more seek Buncombe tourism dollars

LEAF, Eagle Market, Center for Craft and more seek Buncombe tourism dollars

The biggest request came from Buncombe County’s recreation services department seeking $6 million for a greenway and for Buncombe County Sports Park improvements.

by August 15, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ben’s Tune-Up celebrates five years on Asheville South Slope

Ben’s Tune-Up celebrates five years on Asheville South Slope

The 2013 opening of Ben’s Tune-Up, its next door neighbor Hi-Wire Brewing and Burial Beer was a watershed moment in the development of the South Slope.

by August 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Naomi Tutu

Cathedral of All Souls hires Rev. Naomi Tutu to focus on social justice issues

In her new role, Tutu will seek to engage parishioners across Western North Carolina.

by August 10, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Photo courtesy FEI/Richard Julliart

Tickets on sale now for World Equestrian Games in Tryon

Jumping, driving, eventing and dressage are just a few of the varied competitions that will be encompassed at the World Equestrian Games.

by August 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
New mixed-used 95 Broadway Hotel & Condos, proposed for downtown Asheville

New mixed-used 95 Broadway Hotel & Condos, proposed for downtown Asheville

The proposal calls for 20 hotel rooms and 11 condominium units.

by August 7, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Two Asheville hotel projects proposed for Biltmore Avenue

Two Asheville hotel projects proposed for Biltmore Avenue

One is designed as an extended stay hotel; the other has 56 rooms spread across three historic structures and one new building.

by August 7, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Tuk It Tour Co. plans to hit Asheville streets with electric vehicles

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Tuk It Tour Co. plans to hit Asheville streets with electric vehicles

Also, Bhramari Brewing on the South Slope is planning an expansion, and much more.

by August 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New south Asheville poké restaurant to open Wednesday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New south Asheville poké restaurant to open Wednesday

Also, Asheville set another monthly rainfall record, and much more.

by August 6, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Craft brewer Nantahala Brewing to open Asheville taproom

Craft brewer Nantahala Brewing to open Asheville taproom

Earlier this year, Nantahala Brewing received approval to open a Sylva taproom.

by August 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville cat cafe pop-up shop opens Friday

Asheville cat cafe pop-up shop opens Friday

The two-day cat cafe pop-up, hosted by the Asheville Humane Society, opens at 10 a.m. Friday.

by August 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Jason Walls, a spokesman for Duke Energy, shows off plans for a new gas insulated electrical substation to be built at the corner of Patton and Clingman avenues in downtown Asheville.

In Asheville, Duke Energy unveils plans for first gas insulated electrical substation

Duke Energy on Wednesday unveiled renderings and more details about a gas insulated electrical substation that it plans to build at the busy corner of Patton and Clingman avenues in downtown Asheville. The electrical substation, technical known as a gas insulated switchgear substation, will be the first of its kind every constructed by the utility, according to Robert Sipes, vice[Read More…]

by August 2, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Suspect arrested, charged with rape in West Asheville

Suspect arrested, charged with rape in West Asheville

The 20-year-old suspect is in jail, and other charges are pending, according to police.

by August 2, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Breaking down the Dogwood Health Trust

Breaking down the Dogwood Health Trust

Want to help direct the spending of up to $100 million a year in healthcare-related monies? Here’s how to apply, and more.

by August 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Young actor recovering after collapsing during Montford Park Players show

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Young actor recovering after collapsing during Montford Park Players show

Also, there are a couple of calls to artists out right now, and more.

by July 30, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Astronaut Higginbotham to speak at Asheville Museum of Science

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Astronaut Higginbotham to speak at Asheville Museum of Science

Also, there’s a benefit on Friday in support of ABCCM’s new Transformation Village, and more.

by July 25, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville chef Fleer to helm new Iron & Clay restaurant

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville chef Fleer to helm new Iron & Clay restaurant

Also, the new Continental Lounge restaurant on Biltmore Avenue is shooting for an early August opening, and more.

by July 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashevegas Hot Sheet: Asheville awarded $17.7 million for bus system, greenways, sidewalks

Ashevegas Hot Sheet: Asheville awarded $17.7 million for bus system, greenways, sidewalks

Also, there’s a new tour in town highlighting rooftop bars.

by July 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
First look at redevelopment renderings for Asheville Fuddrucker’s site

First look at redevelopment renderings for Asheville Fuddrucker’s site

Plans call for 200 apartments and new retail spots on the corner of Chestnut and Charlotte streets.

by July 23, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Mainstay Suites

Three more new hotels in the works for Asheville

Meantime, the new Foundry Hotel project is the next big downtown hotel racing to get open by the fall tourism season.

by July 17, 2018 7 comments Asheville News
Blake Butler

Asheville native Blake Butler to lead N.C. Industrial Hemp Association

With Butler’s appointment, look for Asheville to become a percolating center of the burgeoning Tar Heel hemp industry.

by July 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Franny’s Farmacy hemp dispensary planning Asheville opening

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Franny’s Farmacy hemp dispensary planning Asheville opening

Also, a new beer bar is open on Thompson Street, and much more.

by July 12, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
At Pilot Cove Amphitheater in Brevard, fun with the Futurebirds

At Pilot Cove Amphitheater in Brevard, fun with the Futurebirds

Brevard has a great new little music venue, set off in the woods of Brevard.

by July 11, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Two Asheville politicians join call to abolish ICE

Two Asheville politicians join call to abolish ICE

Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara and N.C. Rep. Susan Fisher have signed an open letter calling for an end of ICE.

by July 11, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rabbit’s Motel property acquired by SoundSpace entrepreneurs

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Rabbit’s Motel property acquired by SoundSpace entrepreneurs

Also, Bad Happy Poutine restaurant has announced a grand opening date of July 17, and more.

by July 10, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Scandinavian spa coming to Asheville South Slope

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Scandinavian spa coming to Asheville South Slope

Also, a new tour company in Asheville wants to operate three electric vehicles in downtown. Could electric scooters be next?

by July 10, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
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Firefighters could begin patrolling Asheville streets to address public safety concerns

The pilot program integrates the roles of ambassador, public safety official, medical responder and law enforcement liaison, according to the proposal.

by July 10, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
PODCAST: Talking industrial hemp, CBD, more with Asheville attorney Rod Kight

PODCAST: Talking industrial hemp, CBD, more with Asheville attorney Rod Kight

A Q&A with Rod Kight about industrial hemp, hemp dispensaries, CBD and more.

by July 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Sears at Asheville Mall officially closes July 15

Sears at Asheville Mall officially closes July 15

It’s the end of an era.

by July 8, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
New apartment complex proposed for Fuddruckers site in Asheville

New apartment complex proposed for Fuddruckers site in Asheville

The proposed redevelopment of the corner of Charlotte and Chestnut streets would include a large apartment complex and retail shops.

by July 8, 2018 33 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Citizen-Times declines to answer SBI questions

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Citizen-Times declines to answer SBI questions

It’s unclear how far the SBI will go to seek information regarding the publication of leaked police body cam video.

by July 5, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Moog Music says U.S.-China trade war threatens Asheville jobs

Moog Music says U.S.-China trade war threatens Asheville jobs

Moog Music is circulating a form letter it is urging supporters to sign and send to elected officials.

by July 2, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: photo+sphere Asheville event announced

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: photo+sphere Asheville event announced

Also, there’s a new shooting range open in Waynesville, and more.

by June 28, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas celebrity spotting: ‘Dexter’ actor Hall spotted in Asheville

Ashvegas celebrity spotting: ‘Dexter’ actor Hall spotted in Asheville

Hall is no stranger to North Carolina. He grew up in Raleigh.

by June 27, 2018 6 comments Asheville News
New 10-story condo structure, the Parisian Residences, proposed for downtown Asheville

New 10-story condo structure, the Parisian Residences, proposed for downtown Asheville

The new “condotel” is proposed for the corner of Buncombe and Aston streets just off Coxe Avenue.

by June 23, 2018 13 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: No Evil Foods products to be sold in 150 Ingles grocery stores

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: No Evil Foods products to be sold in 150 Ingles grocery stores

Also, a new “mood boost bar” is opening in downtown Asheville, and much more.

by June 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Tunnel under French Broad River? It’s an option for Asheville interstate project

Tunnel under French Broad River? It’s an option for Asheville interstate project

Is it a likely option? Probably not, but they’re weighing it, nonetheless.

by June 22, 2018 2 comments Asheville News