Post Tagged with: "pandemic"

Tracking Asheville business closures during Covid spring, summer 2020

Tracking Asheville business closures during Covid spring, summer 2020

There are a number of new businesses that have just opened, or are opening, and I’m tracking those, too.

by July 1, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Buncombe TDA announces Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund grant recipients

Buncombe TDA announces Tourism Jobs Recovery Fund grant recipients

Earlier this year, Asheville tourism officials took $5 million of hotel room tax collections and created a Covid-19 emergency relief fund to help tourism-related businesses in Buncombe County.

The normally bustling Grove Arcade Outdoor Maker’s Market is quiet without the usual array of artist vendors and the pedestrian shoppers they attract./ Photo by Ed Rowles

Pandemic threatens livelihoods of Asheville artists, musicians

The pandemic’s longterm impact on Asheville artists and musicians could alter the fabric of Asheville, which has long prided itself as an arts hub.

by June 1, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
The Asheville Regional Airport, which has seen airport activity drop by 95 percent, is considering making several changes to address concerns about the spread of COVID-19./ photo by Jason Sandford

Asheville Regional Airport considers new safety measures in wake of coronavirus

One change under consideration: pumping hydrogen peroxide molecules into the air of the airport terminal to act as a disinfectant.

by May 13, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Hannah Randall, CEO of Manna FoodBank in Asheville./ photo by Nick Peters

Asheville’s Manna FoodBank CEO: Food donation chain in near gridlock

For Manna FoodBank in Asheville, the pandemic has The pandemic has amplified the scope of the poverty and hunger it sees in Western North Carolina like nothing before.

by May 8, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Asheville Humans and Poetry collective moves poetry slam online during coronavirus crisis

Asheville Humans and Poetry collective moves poetry slam online during coronavirus crisis

Check out the video submissions of the top four winning poets in the online version of Humans and Poetry’s Asheville slam series.

by May 7, 2020 0 comments Asheville events
Asheville chef and restauranteur Meherwan Irani of Chai Pani

Asheville restaurant newcomers: Some of what’s still coming, and when

New Asheville restaurants still in the works include Tacos El Gallo, Pachamama5, Jettie Rae’s, Asheville Proper and more.

by May 6, 2020 0 comments Asheville food and drink
Courtroom essentials for Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg now include gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, as well as masks for courtroom personnel./ Photo courtesy of Cindy Crawford, judicial assistant.

Pandemic speeds action on criminal justice reforms in Asheville

One of the biggest immediate impacts has been the release of about 200 people from the Buncombe County jail, a long-sought after goal by some local officials who want to convert the county jail from a holding pen for low-level, nonviolent, poor suspects to a lockup reserved for serious offenders.

by May 4, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
Campaign season and COVID-19 in Western North Carolina: Political candidates are staying home, too

Campaign season and COVID-19 in Western North Carolina: Political candidates are staying home, too

Social media outlets and virtual town halls meetings have become critical communication tools for candidates navigating the 2020 election season.

by April 27, 2020 0 comments Asheville News
A collection of portraits taken by Asheville photographer Rachael McIntosh in recent weeks as part of a project where she's shooting family portraits on people's porches during this season of pandemic. She calls the project Asheville 6ft Apart./ photo courtesy of Rachel McIntosh

Asheville photographer captures pandemic in porch portraits from 6 feet away

Rachel McIntosh hopes to photograph 500 families as part of her portraiture series, which she is called Asheville 6ft Apart.

by April 2, 2020 0 comments Asheville News