Certain activities are closely associated with Asheville: sampling local craft brews, tubing down the French Broad River, eating one’s own weight in barbecue. If Demp Bradford, president of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, has his way, professional sports will become quintessentially Asheville, too. Bradford, a native of the North Carolina Piedmont, became interested in […]
Zappers Pizzeria & Bar will debut in East Asheville just in time for Super Bowl weekend. The restaurant is taking over the 90 S. Tunnel Road location that housed Asheville landmark Frank’s Roman Pizza for nearly 40 years until it closed in November. Zappers will sling authentic New York-style pizza alongside classic pasta dishes, subs, […]
Putnam comes into this weekend’s Finals competition as the leading “All Around Cowgirl,” having scored more points in multiple categories than her competitors, in addition to being ranked fourth overall in barrel racing and ninth in breakaway roping. True to her family legacy, she has established herself as a top competitor in her chosen sport, translating her heritage of winning and love for speed from the asphalt to the cow-pen.
Dozens of canning breweries from around the country will be at the Friday and Saturday, July 17-18 event; there’s running, paddling, riding and dirt-jumping and live music. Presumably any of those activities can be accompanied by a canned adult beverage.
The 2015 Collegiate Road Nationals is coming to the Asheville area this weekend, May 8-10. The three-day championship event is expected to bring together 400 riders from 115 schools across 48 states.
Asheville’s bars were packed with enthusiastic soccer fans June 26, as the U.S. men’s national team faced Germany in the World Cup. The game, which took place in Brazil, started conveniently at noon, allowing people who work downtown and others to watch the game during lunch break. The U.S. lost to Germany 1-0 but fans […]
Thousands of Asheville soccer fans came out to local watering holes June 16 to cheer on the U.S. national team as it beat Ghana in its first match of this year’s World Cup in Brazil.
The Balsam Mountain Roller Girls want you to be a roller derby star. Kick up your skates at recruitment drives for women and girls on Saturday, Feb. 9 and Sunday, Feb. 10.
A July 7 doubleheader at the WNC Ag Center featured teams from Gainsville, Fla., and Raleigh, N.C., and provided double wins for the local roller-derby women. (Leigh Eva Lye Salmon hits the deck hard while fans react in various ways. Photo by Bill Rhodes)
UNC Asheville was chosen to be the No. 16 seed in the East Region for the NCAA basketball tournament. The Bulldogs will face No. 1 seed Syracuse on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
The Blue Ridge Roller Girls season came to an end Saturday, November 19 with a double win over Charlotte. This also marks the last roller derby bout to be held in the Asheville Civic Center, as the team moves to their new home at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center. The next home bout will […]
The Lake Lure Ski Club skimmed across the water on Friday, wowing audiences at the Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad.
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If local soccer coach Randy Bassham has anything to say about it, it just might get easier to find a safe place to play ball, learn trapeze or even race your bike. He’s rallying the masses to help realize his big dream: a multisport complex near Weaverville. Bassham calls it a multipurpose athletic and community […]