In the Brevard Road West Asheville fire on Feb. 24, the three of us lost the majority of our possessions but we quickly gained a greater admiration for our friends, family and community. We all moved here from across the South and, like so many others, we did so for the natural beauty of the […]
We are writing in support of Brownie Newman’s candidacy for Buncombe County commissioner. Newman exemplified leadership as an Asheville City Council member and vice mayor for environmental initiatives by slashing the city’s carbon footprint through LED bulbs for streetlamps, hybrid engines for buses and the expanded household-recycling program. More significantly, Newman demonstrated time and time […]
RonD at the Get Down tonight with Justin and The Brave New Gravelys
Asheville On Bike’s annual St.Patrick’s Day ride, The Bike of The Irish, drew a record number of participants in all shades of green and any description of bike.
A portion of the crowd that participated in The Bike of The Irish which went through Downtown, Montford, West Asheville, and the River Arts District today.(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
It is March, and that means basketball, and, oh yeah, big, bold, and beautiful blue cans are popping up all over West Asheville this week. Recycling in Asheville just got easier.
On Friday evening, the Brevard Road house of Parker Sloan, Grey Nelson and Adam Bowers burned to the ground. No one was injured, but high winds made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the flames and the house was destroyed. The Asheville community has responded with various events to help their neighbors. To help, read on:
(Parker Sloan sorts through the remnants of his bedroom. Photos by Bill Rhodes)
An impossibly-steep slope in West Asheville Park has been transformed from tall waving grass to fruit and nut trees and bushes thanks to the work of volunteers — now the volunteers want to harness the run-off to keep the garden going
(Photos by Bill Rhodes)
After a thorough renovation, the building at 401 Haywood has a new lease on life. (Photos by Bill Rhodes)
The Asheville Bar Hopper shuttle service has launched — interest is high, but so far riders are scarce.
Patton Avenue Pet Company and El Kimchi teamed up for a joint grand opening. (photos by Suzi Camarata)
Michelle Bevans got to meet Warren Haynes today. Long a fan of his music, and now a fan of his charitable giving, Haynes dedicated the fifth annual Christmas Jam Habitat House which will become Bevans’ home in a few short weeks. Just before the hug. Howard Hanger, Bevans and Haynes looking through the window on […]
After a recent scare and temporary closing, The Get Down is back up and running, alive and well in its West Asheville location.
They can get hurt, sometimes minor sprains like this, sometimes seriously, even under controlled conditions like the training fire on Alabama Avenue in West Asheville today. for more pictures, click on this Image Gallery
Photographer (and West Asheville resident) Bill Rhodes offers his wry yet sentimental report on trick-or-treaters who brave Vermont Avenue on a chilly Halloween.
When West Asheville cruisers on Patton Avenue used Facebook to organize a Sept. 3 gathering, the Asheville Police Department turned up too. Topping that, one cruiser captured the proceedings on video and self-published it via YouTube.
WALK is short for West Asheville Lounge and Kitchen and will be located at 401 Haywood Road, where the Rocket Club used to be.
More than 100 West Asheville residents crowded into a meeting hall on one of the hotter evenings of the year to hear reports from the Asheville Police Department and to talk to neighbors about what many felt has bee a rash of crimes in area, including several home invasions. The Asheville Police Department provided information about crime in general in the city, updates on ongoing investigations and tips for staying safe.
photo by Michael Muller
July 28: The Asheville Police Department released details late last night, including suspect descriptions, for six recent home invasions, four of them in the West Asheville area, some of which may be related. Public speculation and concerns about home invasions in the area have increased in recent days.
The Neighborhood Associations of South French Broad Avenue and West End Clingman Avenue respectfully request that you reconsider your plan to foreclose on the building located at 45 S. French Broad Ave. and consider negotiation of other options that preserve and support the unique mix of neighborhood uses. The opening of the Downtown Market by […]
Please be assured that First Bank entered the Asheville market with the acquisition of the Bank of Asheville with the express intent of becoming an integral part of the economy and community. First Bank, as a community bank leader in North Carolina, sees value in the Asheville area, the people, the businesses and the other […]
On one hand, The Anam Cara Theatre Company’s third installment of Naked Girls reading was exactly what one would expect: completely naked women reading from an unadorned stage. But within the first five minutes it was clear that the production’s entertainment value had little to do with nudity beyond the novelty of witnessing three performers casually disrobe and take their seats.