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Asheville City Council touts affordable housing project, but not everybody’s happy

Asheville City Council touts affordable housing project, but not everybody’s happy

The project came with several historic firsts for the city, but several residents insisted it didn’t go far enough in helping to ease an oppressive lack of affordable housing.

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville district election question may be headed to city voters

Asheville district election question may be headed to city voters

Asheville City Council will hold a public hearing on the district election question at its June 27 meeting.

by June 13, 2017 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville City Council votes create new Human Relations Commission

Asheville City Council votes create new Human Relations Commission

City Council is looking for more citizens to take part in establishing the commission.

by June 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Asheville City Council approves 3.5-cent property tax increase

The new budget includes funding for the Asheville Police Department and the city’s bus service.

by June 13, 2017 3 comments Asheville News
Campaign sign controversy arrives early in Asheville City Council election

Campaign sign controversy arrives early in Asheville City Council election

Following a complaint, city of Asheville officials order candidates to take down campaign signs.

by June 12, 2017 3 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Sheneika Smith announces Asheville City Council run

Also, the deadline to apply to be a part of this summer’s Big Crafty is Sunday, and much more.

by May 4, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Buncombe lawmakers to hold town hall meeting May 13

Also, Sovereign Remedies restaurant and bar has some great good and drink events coming up, and much more.

by May 1, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Vassallo announces Asheville City Council run

Also, the Biltmore Estate announced the music lineup for its summer concert series, and more.

by May 1, 2017 2 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: French Broad Outfitters opens Hominy Creek outpost

Also, Aloft Asheville Hotel wins a couple of big awards, and much more.

by April 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Musicians lend star power to Kim Roney’s Asheville City Council campaign

Musicians lend star power to Kim Roney’s Asheville City Council campaign

Angel Olsen and Greg Cartwright will play solo sets at the March 10 show at The Orange Peel.

by March 5, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Goldstein to run for Asheville City Council; Bothwell announces re-election bid

Also, it looks like the issue of district elections for Asheville City Council will once again come before state lawmakers.

by March 2, 2017 1 comment Asheville politics
Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer announces run for second term as Asheville mayor

Manheimer, who was elected mayor in 2013, served on Asheville City Council for four years prior to that.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville City Council puts brakes on hotel development with new rules

Also, Disclaimer Comedy presents comedian Myq Kaplan at The Southern on Feb. 18, and more.

by February 15, 2017 0 comments Asheville News
Parking costs in downtown Asheville likely to increase

Parking costs in downtown Asheville likely to increase

City officials are looking at ways to raise money to increase the life of existing parking decks and possibly add onto them.

by February 13, 2017 0 comments Asheville News

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Kapoor, Lee announce Asheville City Council bids

Also, who might be running for mayor?

by February 13, 2017 6 comments Asheville News
The AC Hotel, under construction at the corner of College and Broadway in downtown Asheville, is one of a wave of new hotels under construction in downtown./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Downtown Commission: Changes to development rules would unduly politicize process

Members of the Asheville Downtown Commission said last week that standards for development should be clearly expressed.

by February 13, 2017 5 comments Asheville News, feature
Asheville P&Z votes down new rules aimed at curbing hotel construction boom

Asheville P&Z votes down new rules aimed at curbing hotel construction boom

The new regulations are a fear-based reaction to growth, one commission member said.

by February 7, 2017 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Week-long series of events aimed at improving Asheville bus system

Week-long series of events aimed at improving Asheville bus system

The series of events, which includes a driver appreciation day and listening sessions, is sponsored by the nonprofit Just Economics.

by January 30, 2017 0 comments Asheville events

Asheville City Council Election ’17 update; Roney in, Smith out

Councilman Gordon Smith won’t seek re-election, newcomer Kim Roney says she’s running and others are testing the waters.

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
DENIED: Hotel proposal voted down by Asheville City Council; developer to appeal

DENIED: Hotel proposal voted down by Asheville City Council; developer to appeal

Developers may appeal the decision to Superior Court.

by January 26, 2017 3 comments Asheville News

Who’s running for Asheville City Council in Election ’17

Rich Lee, Kim Roney and Sheneika Smith are a few names being bandied about as possible City Council candidates this year.

by January 19, 2017 5 comments Asheville News
Updated: Asheville City Council delays Embassy Suites hotel vote

Updated: Asheville City Council delays Embassy Suites hotel vote

Two city advisory boards have split on their approval of the downtown hotel project.

by January 10, 2017 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville mayor apologizes for 2010 vote

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Former Asheville mayor apologizes for 2010 vote

More of what’s going around in Asheville as the week winds down.

by December 8, 2016 5 comments Asheville News
New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

New Embassy Suites hotel passes Asheville P&Z Commission review

The Embassy Suites project moves on to Asheville City Council for final review.

by December 8, 2016 1 comment Asheville News, feature
In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

In history-making choice, local Dems pick Whitesides as new Buncombe County commissioner

Members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party picked retired banker Al Whitesides to serve on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, District 1, on Monday night. It was a history-making choice: Whitesides is the first African-American chosen to serve on the board. He will serve through 2018. “I’d like to thank everybody for the confidence you’ve shown in me and I[Read More…]

by December 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville politics, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: First Allegiant flight from Asheville to NYC Thursday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: First Allegiant flight from Asheville to NYC Thursday

Also, Asheville City Councilman Gordon Smith says he’s not seeking appointment to the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, and much more.

by November 15, 2016 1 comment Asheville News
Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield, center, talks to the Buncombe County TDA about proposed new hotel regulations during the TDA's monthly meeting Wednesday. /Photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville hoteliers bristle as City Council moves to tighten grip on development

Local hotel owners and executives aren’t happy with the direction City Council is headed.

by September 30, 2016 16 comments Asheville News, feature
Rat infestation at downtown Asheville park?

Rat infestation at downtown Asheville park?

A city resident says the prime rat-spotting hour in downtown is 4 a.m.

by September 6, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville food truck chef injured in fire

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Asheville food truck chef injured in fire

Also, the Asheville Food and Wine Festival is coming up soon, and much more.

by August 5, 2016 0 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Catching up after July Fourth holiday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Catching up after July Fourth holiday

Updates on a deadly shooting in Asheville, the end of a bill to install district elections for Asheville City Council and much, much more.

by July 5, 2016 3 comments Asheville News, feature
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Old Madison County jail sold, to be renovated for artists

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Old Madison County jail sold, to be renovated for artists

Also, the Buncombe County TDA releases details about a new festival fund it has created, and much more.

by June 24, 2016 0 comments Asheville News
Regulations for Asheville street performers back up for debate

Regulations for Asheville street performers back up for debate

Abby the Spoon Lady says she opposes the latest city proposal for regulating street performances.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gladys Knight, hubby back on track to revitalize Canton property

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Gladys Knight, hubby back on track to revitalize Canton property

Also, N.C. Sen. Tom Apodoca is looking to have Asheville City Council members elected by districts, and more.

by June 15, 2016 36 comments Asheville News, feature
Jonathan Wainscott says he’s running for mayor of Asheville

Jonathan Wainscott says he’s running for mayor of Asheville

Planks on Wainscott’s platform: AirBnB advocacy, revoking Asheville’s hotel room tax and adopting “Stairway to Heaven” as the city’s official song.

New plan for Asheville performing arts center may be in works

New plan for Asheville performing arts center may be in works

The Asheville Civic Center Commission has been “hearing the same broken record about the performing arts center” for years, one commissioner said upon hearing the update.

by April 11, 2016 4 comments Asheville News, feature
Downtown Asheville hotel project approved; city’s tallest building to be remodeled

Downtown Asheville hotel project approved; city’s tallest building to be remodeled

The 18-story former BB&T bank and office building will become home to a new boutique hotel, condos, restaurant space and more.

by January 12, 2016 17 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: City of Asheville plans to restore lost fountain in Grove Park neighborhood

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: City of Asheville plans to restore lost fountain in Grove Park neighborhood

Also, The Honeycutters, one of Asheville’s hottest bands, releases a new music video, and more.

by November 30, 2015 0 comments Asheville News
Remodel of BB&T building into boutique hotel in downtown Asheville eyed

Remodel of BB&T building into boutique hotel in downtown Asheville eyed

Newly elected Asheville City Councilwoman Julie Mayfield on Wednesday announced she had returned a campaign donation from the developer.

by November 11, 2015 8 comments Asheville News
Updated: Asheville City Council candidate’s campaign manager facing felony drug charges

Updated: Asheville City Council candidate’s campaign manager facing felony drug charges

Austin Haynes, the campaign manager and son of City Council candidate Brian Haynes, was charged with possessing more than 6 pounds of marijuana back in March.

PHOTOS: Musical stars come out in support of Brian Haynes for Asheville City Council

PHOTOS: Musical stars come out in support of Brian Haynes for Asheville City Council

Southern rocker Warren Haynes and friends lent their support to the candidacy of Haynes’ brother, Brian.

Regulate street performance hot spots in downtown Asheville, city staffers suggest

Regulate street performance hot spots in downtown Asheville, city staffers suggest

Performances in front of Woolworth Walk, the Big Iron and on Pack Square in front of Rhubarb restaurant would be strictly regulated.

by August 24, 2015 21 comments Asheville Music, Asheville News
Warren Haynes Asheville concert will benefit brother/City Council candidate Brian Haynes

Warren Haynes Asheville concert will benefit brother/City Council candidate Brian Haynes

The Sept. 8 concert at New Mountain AVL will also include Jeff Sipe, Malcomb Holcombe, Free Radio, more.

Buncombe Board of Commissioners Election 2016 takes shape as Smith, Coleman prepare runs

Buncombe Board of Commissioners Election 2016 takes shape as Smith, Coleman prepare runs

It’s early, but Democrats are maneuvering to keep a lock on District 1 of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners.

by August 21, 2015 5 comments Asheville politics
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant rumored to expand in downtown Asheville

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Curate restaurant rumored to expand in downtown Asheville

Also, a new haunted hearse tour, plans for a new Ingles grocery store on Brevard Road, a facelift for Krispy Kreme on Patton Avenue and much more.

by August 19, 2015 12 comments Asheville News
Updated: Campaign cash reports trickle in for Asheville City Council race

Updated: Campaign cash reports trickle in for Asheville City Council race

Friday is the deadline for what a campaign finance report that will offer the first look at City Council candidates’ fundraising efforts.

by July 27, 2015 12 comments Asheville News
Updated: Buncombe commissioner Gantt announces he won’t seek re-election next year

Updated: Buncombe commissioner Gantt announces he won’t seek re-election next year

Friends and fellow elected officials praised Gantt’s nearly two decades of county government leadership.

by July 21, 2015 13 comments Asheville News
Brian Haynes, one of 16 candidates for Asheville City Council this year, speaks at his campaign kickoff event Sunday at the Grey Eagle/ Photo by STEWART O'SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.com

News analysis: Variety of forces drive crowded Asheville City Council candidate field

Why so many candidates this year? Incumbents are out, Raleigh is popping, turnout will likely be low, and more.

by July 20, 2015 10 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New murals at Trackside spot in Asheville’s River Arts District

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New murals at Trackside spot in Asheville’s River Arts District

Also, candidates continue to line up to run for this year’s Asheville City Council elections.

by July 14, 2015 20 comments Asheville News
Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New South Slope bar, Public School, set to open Monday

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: New South Slope bar, Public School, set to open Monday

Also, a fundraising event for The Hope Chest for Women, some beer stats from Buisin’ Ales and more.

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Candidates begin filing for Asheville City Council election

Ashvegas Hot Sheet: Candidates begin filing for Asheville City Council election

Also, Firestorm Cafe gets open in West Asheville, and much, much more.

by July 8, 2015 13 comments Asheville News