Asheville Bicycle Company will have the same ownership as Ski Country Sports and will occupy an adjacent 3,000 square feet space in the same shopping plaza. Photo by Jake Frankel

Asheville Bicycle Company is rolling into North Asheville

Ski Country Sports is birthing an offshoot bike shop adjacent to its North Asheville store. The new outlet, Asheville Bicycle Company, will occupy about 3,000 square feet at 1000 Merrimon Avenue in a space that previously housed AAA Carolinas for 15 years. When renovations are complete this spring, the shopping plaza will house “two stores […]

Black Mountain’s Epic Cycles bike shop opens second store in West Asheville

Press release from Epic Cycles: Black Mountain, NC: Epic Cycles, a Black Mountain based bike shop focused on both mountain and commuter biking, has opened a second store at 800B Haywood Rd. in West Asheville. Conveniently located under the newly opened Odd’s Café, the West Asheville location will focus on the commuting customer, and will […]

Asheville businesses join in ’12 Days of Giving’ fundraising effort

Press release from organizers with Adapt Public Relations: In December 2013, seven downtown Asheville businesses joined together to create 12 Days of Giving. The program was designed to contribute directly to three local non-profits that help feed, clothe and shelter the homeless: Haywood Street Congregation, ABCCM, and Western Carolina Rescue Ministries. The seven founding businesses […]

In 2012, the UNC Asheville Singers posed with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson)

UNC Asheville singers head back to White House

Press release from UNC Asheville The UNC Asheville Singers are headed to Washington, D.C., for the eighth consecutive year, to entertain holiday visitors at the White House and perform for soldiers in the Wounded Warrior program at Walter Reed National Military Center in Bethesda, Md. Senior Vanessa Nowik made her first trip to perform at […]

APD invites residents to Jan. 24 ‘Coffee with a Cop’ meeting

As the search continues for a new chief and the Asheville Police Department goes through a restructuring process, it sent out the following press release: On January 24, 2015 officers from the Asheville Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. […]

Early in the evening, Warren Haynes and local American Idol winner Caleb Johnson performed a duet of the song, "Soulshine." Photo by Jake Frankel

Storify: Dispatches from Christmas Jam

A Woodfin native, Grammy-winning rocker Warren Haynes returned home this weekend for the 26th annual Christmas Jam. Over the course of the 7-hour concert at the U.S. Cellular Center in downtown Asheville, Haynes was joined onstage by Jason Isbell, Billy Kreutzmann, Caleb Johnson, Jackie Green and many more acts. Concert-goers posted photos and other dispatches from the Dec. 13 event via Twitter late into the night.

Asheville Design Center seeks neighborhood project ideas

Here’s the letter from Asheville Design Center Directory Chris Joyell, originally sent via email newsletter: Greetings Neighborhood Leaders, Does your community have a great idea, but needs some help putting it into action? In the summer of 2015, the Asheville Design Center will be hosting a ten-week program comprised of collegiate level students in the […]

Asheville announces interim APD Chief

Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE – The city of Asheville announced today that retired Santa Cruz, CA Police Chief Steve Belcher will serve as interim police chief for the Asheville Police Department while the city moves forward with a national search for Chief William Anderson’s successor.  Chief Anderson announced his retirement in […]

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Hi-Wire Brewing announces expansion

Press release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County: In conjunction with the Buncombe County Commission, Asheville City Council, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Hi-Wire Brewing announced today it will add 15 jobs and invest $1.62 million in a new brewing facility and equipment. Hi-Wire’s investment will increase capacity from […]

Asheville ‘Stop Brutalizing Our Police Rally’ set for Dec. 11

Press release from former Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt and former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower: Asheville conservative activists are planning a downtown police support rally to counter recent anti-police protests held in Asheville. Former Buncombe County Republican Party Chairman Chad Nesbitt and former Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower indicate that, “It is […]

Ingles reports record sales

Press release from Ingles: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 8, 2014) – Ingles Markets, Incorporated (NASDAQ: IMKTA) today reported record sales of $3.84 billion for fiscal 2014, its 50th consecutive year of sales growth.  For the full fiscal years, net income rose to $51.4 million in 2014 compared with $20.8 million in 2013. Fiscal 2013 included a $26.2 […]

CPP: Military grants to WNC law agencies detailed in Defense Dept. release

Excerpt from the Carolina Public Press article: After the militarized police response to August’s upheaval in Ferguson, Mo., reporters across the nation sought information about the Pentagon’s sharing of surplus equipment with domestic law agencies. Unlike most states, North Carolina refused to release specifics about its participation in the program, with Department of Public Safety officials saying that to do […]