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2016 Asheville Artisan Bread Makers Festival

2016 Asheville Artisan Bread Makers Festival

The 2016 Asheville Artisan Bread Makers Festival was held last Saturday at the AB Tech Asheville campus.  Over 15 local bakeries attended the festival to sample and sell their breads.  Master bakers gave lectures and taught workshops for festival goers. Presenting her book Bread Science at the festival, was Emily Buehler who, after receiving her […]

2016 Asheville Orchid Festival

2016 Asheville Orchid Festival

The 2016 Asheville Orchid Festival is underway at the North Carolina Arboretum from April 14-17.  The orchid cultivators competition is the main attraction of the event.  However, the festival which now in it’s 18th year, also offers orchids for purchase from a dozen local and international vendors. “This is the biggest show on the East […]

Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

The 2016 Boyd Cycling “Ring of Fire” race training series has begun at Carrier Park in West Asheville. “This is my first year, second week,” said Paul Jackson, who competed in the “C” race.  “I’ve never actually raced before this year, but I’ve ridden a lot with the racers.  It’s just fun hanging out with […]

New elementary school to open next year in Montford

New elementary school to open next year in Montford

The new Isaac Dickson Elementary building is set to open for next school year in Montford, after unexpected delays. “It’s definitely a very green and up to date school,” said Charlie Glazener, the Director of Community Relations for Asheville City Schools.  “It replaces a facility that was built in 1952, which was substandard.” The new […]

Taxi companies and Uber in Asheville

Taxi companies and Uber in Asheville

Taxi companies in Asheville, subject to stricter regulations, find it difficult to compete with Uber and Lyft. “We have taken some of the business from taxis, but taxi companies should also be enlightened that while we took some of their business, we built up on the business, our system is better,” said a part time […]

Phil Mechanic building sold to developer

Phil Mechanic building sold to developer

The Phil Mechanic building of Asheville’s River Arts District was sold on January 22 to a San Antonio based real estate developer. The building had been for sale for nearly two years and is only one of several buildings sold recently in the River Arts District. “I wouldn’t call it a positive thing, because the […]

City Street Services prepared for winter storm

City Street Services prepared for winter storm

Asheville City Street Services prepare for whatever comes next after working around the clock for nearly two weeks to make roads passable again after the record-setting Winter Storm Jonas. “We were prepared.”  Said Chase, a Street Services employee.  “We have a snow rodeo in the fall, checking all of the equipment and getting everything ready, […]