“I believe that if you saw more nonwhites working in the high-end tourist business, especially downtown and in West Asheville, this would not have happened.”
Separate incidents in Canton and Buncombe County over the past week highlight the racial tensions that have dominated headlines throughout 2017 in WNC and across the country.
“I want to urge anyone who still has issues with our development of the land on Shelburne Drive to talk to us about your concerns rather than anonymously trespass and damage our property.”
“Throwing money at it to stop it does not seem to be working, but instead, why not offer rewards for anyone that can provide a picture of anyone doing graffiti?”
Around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, a man broke into and vandalized offices in the Haywood Park building. Local business owner Jose Ibarra of Applied Solutions Group is circulating the following security camera shot, asking for the public’s help in identifying the perpetrator.
Around 3 a.m. on Jan. 6, I was driving through downtown and [saw] streets littered with what appeared to be newspapers. I came upon Pack Square, and there was rain-soaked paper trash everywhere — surrounding the Vance Monument and completely covering the streets, sidewalks and restaurant fronts. The rain had stopped, and there were sparse […]
An anonymous group of anarchists has claimed responsibility for a Nov. 24 vandalism of the Department of Corrections building on McDowell Street. Police say the vandals slashed several vehicles’ tires and painted slogans like “Burn Prisons” on the building.
Local artist Sean “Jinx” Pace found his truck and crane smashed Sunday morning, Sept. 26. Pace is cofounder of the Flood Gallery in the River Arts District, founder of Sean Pace Gallery downtown and a creative and motivated contributor to the local arts community.
The Asheville Police Department is seeking tips in connection with a spate of graffiti incidents that happened on March 7 in locations along Tunnel Road, most prominently the abandoned site of the Lone Star Steakhouse.
A UNC Asheville student caught in an Asheville Police Department graffiti investigation has been expelled, police report.
The owner of the Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company is considering showing the names and mug shots of vandals on the big screen as part of a campaign by local businesses to fight graffiti.
Merrimon Square sculpture defaced; RiverSculpture sculpture stolen.
You’ve probably seen their vivid, uniquely styled works on many a surface in Asheville. They use signature “tags” to mark their work, including ETCHR, LIFE, MOMS and WISDOM. They are the city’s graffiti artists, and if they didn’t know it before, they know now: The Asheville Police Department is on their case. Painting the town: […]
APD says two people were arrested last weekend for “multiple, separate incidents of graffiti related vandalism,” lists 14 alleged “prominent graffiti vandals” charged in ‘08
At a press conference today, Buncombe County Republican officials and activists criticized the defacing of a “Vote Republican” billboard, which was spray-painted with “Drop bombs on families!!!?”
The Buncombe County Democratic Headquarters was vandalized last night, and Xpress has received an e-mail from a group taking credit for it.
Earlier this month, we reported on the Asheville Police Department’s graffiti crackdown and the arrest of three people for alleged “graffiti-related crimes.” Now the APD has announced the arrest of another person, 18-year-old John Baxter Harrill Jr., as a result of an investigation into graffiti activities downtown. According to an e-mail from APD Officer Steve Riddle, Harrill’s Fairview home was searched and a collection of “items related to vandalism” were seized, spawning reactions from city officials.