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Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Criminal justice activist Susan Burton to keynote Asheville Mediation Center event

Also, the dates for viewing synchronous fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have been announced, and more.

by April 24, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Leicester farmer Franny Tacy named Featured Farmer for national Hemp History Week

Leicester farmer Franny Tacy named Featured Farmer for national Hemp History Week

Hemp History Week will be celebrated with an event at Franny’s Farm on June 5.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Cut police funding? Asheville City Council is looking into it

Asheville City Council members Brian Haynes, Keith Young and Sheneika Smith said they want to take a closer look at Police Department funding.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Brewing moves to compostable paper straws

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Brewing moves to compostable paper straws

Also, new permits have been pulled for the RAD Lofts project in the River Arts District, and more.

by April 23, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New downtown Asheville co-working space opens

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New downtown Asheville co-working space opens

Also, the line-up for the RiverMusic summer music series has been announced, and more.

by April 22, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

Red panda exhibit at WNC Nature Center set to receive funding

The WNC Nature Center hopes to have the new home for red pandas open by fall.

by April 22, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. Supreme Court to hold May sessions in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: N.C. Supreme Court to hold May sessions in Asheville

Also, Saturday is Record Store Day, and much more.

by April 20, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
4 dead following shooting in West Asheville

4 dead following shooting in West Asheville

A man has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to police.

by April 19, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

With new work, Asheville artist Jeremy Russell embraces subtle synchronicity

Russell hopes that viewers will see that his new work represents “an honest search, an honest approach.”

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

In race for Buncombe sheriff, new questions about old Asheville Police Department traffic stop

Sean Devereux, a prominent Asheville defense attorney, is raising concerns about the integrity of Daryl Fisher, a candidate for Buncombe County sheriff.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush visited this Asheville man’s home in ’92; here’s how it came about

President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush visited this Asheville man’s home in ’92; here’s how it came about

Roy Harris hosted the President and First Lady for a Saturday lunch. Here’s what happened.

by April 18, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Immigration enforcement actions continue around Asheville

Also, the 27 Club in downtown Asheville is open, and much more.

by April 17, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Citizen-Times staff shrinks again as work consolidated in Nashville

Asheville Citizen-Times staff shrinks again as work consolidated in Nashville

Three more newsroom jobs are being cut at the newspaper.

by April 17, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
News obit: Harry Anderson, TV sitcom star and comedic magician, dies in Asheville

News obit: Harry Anderson, TV sitcom star and comedic magician, dies in Asheville

Anderson died of natural causes, according to reports. He was 65.

by April 16, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ping-pong pop-up, Pong AVL, set for Asheville debut

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Ping-pong pop-up, Pong AVL, set for Asheville debut

Also, Static Age Records recently celebrated 14 years in business in Asheville, and much more.

by April 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Federal immigration agents make Asheville area arrests, outcry follows

Community activists and several Asheville public officials criticized the action and called for support for the families of those detained.

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Jack Young Greenhouses in Candler under new ownership

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Jack Young Greenhouses in Candler under new ownership

Also, celebrity chef Michael Symon was spotted in downtown Asheville on Sunday, and more.

by April 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Plans considered to enliven Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Plans considered to enliven Carolina Lane in downtown Asheville

Here’s more of what’s going around… -There’s a plan in the works to “activate” Carolina Lane, Chicken Alley, and Broadway Street, through the arts. The effort is being led by the Asheville Design Center and the Center for Craft, which is considering opening a makerspace with store frontage on Carolina Lane. The groups are also looking at potential new permanent art[Read More…]

by April 15, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: SIYAH talks AVL hip-hop, more

Asheville Music Weekend: SIYAH talks AVL hip-hop, more

Also, check out the Travers Sunday Jam at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain.

by April 13, 2018 2 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
SOLD: Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper building for $5.25 million

SOLD: Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper building for $5.25 million

The newspaper plans to lease back space and remain, while the entire interior is renovated for new tenants.

by April 6, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
Asheville Music Weekend: Ashley Heath, Chuck Lichtenberger, Papadosio

Asheville Music Weekend: Ashley Heath, Chuck Lichtenberger, Papadosio

Also The Meadow, the outdoor venue at Highland Brewing, opens this weekend with a full slate of music.

Sounding a social media alarm, researcher finds some ‘likes’ can be hurtful

Sounding a social media alarm, researcher finds some ‘likes’ can be hurtful

Mitch Prinstein will offer a free talk to the public in Asheville on April 10.

by April 5, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
New videos released in Asheville police beating; national media takes notice

New videos released in Asheville police beating; national media takes notice

The new video offers a fuller picture of the events in August 2017.

by April 4, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe commissioners, sheriff clash

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe commissioners, sheriff clash

Buncombe commissioners have been at odds with Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan before; most recently over Duncan’s proposal for a new jail, which commissioners have opposed.

by April 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Button and Co. Bagel Shop planned for Lexington Ave.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Button and Co. Bagel Shop planned for Lexington Ave.

Also, the movie “Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” that was shot around Western North Carolina a few years ago is out, and much more.

by March 30, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

Heartburn: Asheville City Council works to fill budget hole

A $3.5 million operating budget deficit for the city of Asheville this coming fiscal year can be trimmed to $1.7 million, city staffers told Asheville City Council members Thursday.

by March 29, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: North Asheville drug store lunch counter to close

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: North Asheville drug store lunch counter to close

One woman, Gnelle Israel, has managed the lunch counter for the majority of the time it’s been open.

by March 29, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
WLOS television news anchors in Asheville read Sinclair-ordered promos

WLOS television news anchors in Asheville read Sinclair-ordered promos

Part of the WLOS promo says “we are concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country.”

by March 28, 2018 48 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Dorfman to lead The Collider in Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Dorfman to lead The Collider in Asheville

Simple Cafe and Juice Bar is coming to Haywood Road in West Asheville.

by March 25, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

At Asheville City Hall, policy and personnel changes follow police controversy

A host of actions are underway, from plans to increase the hiring of more minority police officers to the creation of a Human Rights Commission.

by March 21, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Mission Health announces acquistion talks with HCA Healthcare

Mission Health announces acquistion talks with HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare operates about 300 hospitals and surgery centers across the U.S.

by March 21, 2018 16 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

Asheville City Council faces $3.2 million budget shortfall

“You look like I kicked your puppy,” Barbara Whitehorn, the city’s chief financial officer, told Asheville City Council after she finished her budget presentation.

by March 21, 2018 4 comments Asheville News
FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

FIRED: Asheville City Council shows city manager Gary Jackson the door following police controversy

Jackson’s firing is the latest fallout from the publication last month of police body cam video showing an Asheville police officer beating a man.

by March 21, 2018 5 comments Asheville News
Asheville City Council shuffles management following Police Department scandal

Asheville City Council shuffles management following Police Department scandal

Asheville City Council will meet on Tuesday to consider taking more action.

by March 19, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber ends Asheville airport pickup, citing new fees

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Uber ends Asheville airport pickup, citing new fees

Also, the property that’s home to Christopher’s Garden in West Asheville is up for sale, and more.

by March 19, 2018 3 comments Asheville News
Renowned civil rights attorney who grew up in Asheville takes case of man beaten by former Asheville police officer

Renowned civil rights attorney who grew up in Asheville takes case of man beaten by former Asheville police officer

James E. Ferguson II was a student at Stephens-Lee High School when he first started fighting for civil rights in the 1950s.

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville police officer controversy: More NYT coverage, FOP vandalized

Asheville police officer controversy: More NYT coverage, FOP vandalized

Somebody spay-painted the words “Black lives matter” in giant letters across the front of the Fraternal Order of Police lodge early Monday.

by March 16, 2018 1 comment Asheville News
Buncombe DA drops 27 cases involving former Asheville police officer involved in beating

Buncombe DA drops 27 cases involving former Asheville police officer involved in beating

And more cases are under review, according to Buncombe County District Attorney Todd Williams.

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Former Asheville Police Department officer arrested, charged with assaulting man

Former Asheville Police Department officer arrested, charged with assaulting man

In other developments, Asheville attorney Ben Scales holds a press conference to criticize District Attorney Todd Williams, and Asheville City Council members get use of force training by Asheville police.

by March 9, 2018 2 comments Asheville News
Asheville police beating: FBI investigates, NYT notices, Kapoor defends police chief

Asheville police beating: FBI investigates, NYT notices, Kapoor defends police chief

Hundreds of residents attended a Wednesday night meeting to vent their anger.

by March 9, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Condom Couture, Color Me Goodwill events coming up, more

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Condom Couture, Color Me Goodwill events coming up, more

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Blizzard of ’93, also known as the Storm of the Century, which brought Asheville to its knees.

by March 8, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport adds Denver flights

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville Regional Airport adds Denver flights

Also, the Princess Anne Hotel wants to convert its private dining room into a restaurant open to the public, and more.

by March 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Allegiant powers Asheville Regional Airport’s astonishing growth

Allegiant powers Asheville Regional Airport’s astonishing growth

Allegiant provides 31 percent of all of Asheville’s air service.

by March 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
‘Angry’ Asheville City Council announces two Police Department audits

‘Angry’ Asheville City Council announces two Police Department audits

Asheville City Council wants to know how the Asheville Police Department and its officers are affected by structural racism and implicit and explicit bias.

by March 7, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
With Priscilla Project, Asheville gym owners want people with developmental disabilities to exercise, too

With Priscilla Project, Asheville gym owners want people with developmental disabilities to exercise, too

Priscilla Project classes include aerobic dance, yoga and simple exercises such as sit-ups,  while participants work on social skills along the way.

by March 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
What we know so far of Asheville police beating video incident

What we know so far of Asheville police beating video incident

Here’s a timeline of events.

by March 6, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Kaliner: Asheville police officer may have leaked police beating video to newspaper

Kaliner: Asheville police officer may have leaked police beating video to newspaper

Asheville’s police chief and district attorney have suggested an investigation into who leaked the police body cam video may be in order.

by March 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville DA, police chief consider investigating leak of police beating video

Asheville DA, police chief consider investigating leak of police beating video

Who leaked the video to the Asheville Citizen-Times?

by March 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
North Carolina SBI alerted to Asheville police beating video case five months after it happened

North Carolina SBI alerted to Asheville police beating video case five months after it happened

The SBI declined to investigate the incident, saying too much time had passed to make an investigation effective.

by March 3, 2018 0 comments Asheville News
Real Old shop in Asheville River Arts District showcases unique collectibles, furniture

Real Old shop in Asheville River Arts District showcases unique collectibles, furniture

The Real Old shop is an extension of owner Darren Green’s successful Old Wood Co., which makes high-end furniture from reclaimed wood.

by March 1, 2018 0 comments Asheville News