The Jan. 12 event was in West Asheville. The next one will be at the Charlotte Street city market in the spring. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
While many agree that New Belgium coming to West Asheville is a big plus, some residents are concerned about the numbers of tractor-trailers slated to use Haywood Road in the coming years. Pictured, a particularly challenging part of Haywood Road. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
A man, dressed as a woman wearing makeup, robbed a bank on Hendersonville Road. Police are asking for leads on his identity.
Twelfth Night has past, and new royalty has been chosen. The new royal couple takes the stage at the party. (photo by Zen Sutherland)
The chance choice of a viewpoint leads to a rare — and memorable — encounter with our national bird. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
A slideshow of favorite photos I took in 2012.
With a gun show looming next weekend at the WNC Ag Center, Asheville city councilman Cecil Bothwell calls to end a long-standing unofficial exemption in city ordinance.
Even in the off season, work continues to improve at the Blue Ridge Rollergirls. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Local N.C. State Troopers and members of the Enka-Candler fire department brought toys to children hospitalized over Christmas at Mission Hospital. (photos by Bill Rhodes)
A federal jury has found the insurer is not liable for the $6 million claim, due to the owner’s “participation” in the arson. (pictured: an AFD firefighter hauls hoses at the scene of the 2009 fire, photos by Bill Rhodes)
It was a cold, dark first night of winter for many in our region, as high winds took out power all over Western North Caroilna. (pictured: a Progress Energy lineman working to restore power in 2010; photo by Bill Rhodes)
Celebrating the life and contributions of those who died while homeless in the past year in Asheville. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Around a dozen people protested the deportation hearings of Francisco Hernandez of Marion, asking Sen. Kay Hagan to intervene in the case. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
New Belgium veteran Jay Richardson will fill top slot at new facility.
Local parent Mark Fields seeks 10,000 signatures for his petition to “provide each of our city and county public schools with an on-duty police officer or sheriff during the hours that children are in attendance, while simultaneously working to develop and implement a permanent plan to ‘Protect Our Children’ while in the custody of our public schools.” (Pictured: An incident from May, 2007, when Asheville High School was placed on lockdown. Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Fire at the Mountaineer Inn on Tunnel Road has been brought under control, according to AFD sources. Photo by Erin Flattery via Twitter.
A large part of N.C. is on the verge of drought again, say state water officials. Screenshot map from state website.
Grateful Bread will hold their 3rd annual winter clothing collection at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam this year. (Pictured: James and Kelly Carmody at last year’s event. Photo provided by James Carmody)
The U.S. Forest Service will hold a number of public meetings to help draft a new land management plan for our local national forests. Part of this plan may include prescribed burns in popular areas. (Pictured: Forest Service helicopters during the last major wildfire in 2007; photo by Bill Rhodes)
A Great Blue Heron hunts fish and frogs and such in Beaver Lake. (photos by Bill Rhodes)