The Asheville Tourists will open their 2014 season on Thursday at McCormick Field. Pictured, from left: infielder Alec Mehrten; pitching coach Mark Brewer;  manager Fred Ocasio; hitting coach Mike Devereaux; and pitcher Zach Jemiolia. /Photo by Stewart O'Shields

Asheville Tourists: Playoffs! Division champions! All-Stars!

August 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Asheville Tourists are rockin’. Playoff ball starts on Wednesday, Sept. 3, with the Tourists hosting the Savannah Sand Gnats.

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Fresh off movie filming in Asheville, actor Zach Galifianakis announces TV show with Louis C.K.

Fresh off movie filming in Asheville, actor Zach Galifianakis announces TV show with Louis C.K.

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Galifianakis talked briefly about the new show to a group gathered at an acting school in Woodin a few weeks back.

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Word on the street: Grove Arcade, downtown Asheville’s largest building, up for sale

Word on the street: Grove Arcade, downtown Asheville’s largest building, up for sale

August 28, 2014 | Comments (2)

There’s major roof repair work underway at the Grove Arcade right now.

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Asheville Citizen-Times posts job listings days after layoffs as newsroom reorg shakes out

Asheville Citizen-Times posts job listings days after layoffs as newsroom reorg shakes out

August 28, 2014 | Comments (6)

The Citizen-Times has yet to explain who is doing what under the “newsroom of the future” reorganization, but a few roles are clear.

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Three-day fest celebrating graffiti and street art set for West Asheville this weekend

Three-day fest celebrating graffiti and street art set for West Asheville this weekend

August 28, 2014 | Comments (1)

Burners and BBQ will feature street artists and music at The Odditorium and The Mothlight in West Asheville this Labor Day weekend.

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Asheville Blade: Sushi restaurant, grocery store, tattoo shop coming to River Arts District

Asheville Blade: Sushi restaurant, grocery store, tattoo shop coming to River Arts District

August 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

A major new residential development planned for the RAD is bringing with it a slew of new retail businesses.

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News obit: Brian Farmer, beloved Warren Haynes roadie

News obit: Brian Farmer, beloved Warren Haynes roadie

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Farmer was Haynes’ longtime guitar tech and a well-known presence at the annual Christmas Jam in Asheville.

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Thirsty Monk to celebrate Biltmore Park location as main brewery with Thursday party

Thirsty Monk to celebrate Biltmore Park location as main brewery with Thursday party

August 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

The event will feature five beers- a Pale Ale, a Rye Pale Ale, a Belgian Blonde, a Porter – and the cult-favorite, Bent Creek IPA.

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LAAFF set for Sunday in downtown Asheville

LAAFF set for Sunday in downtown Asheville

August 25, 2014 | Comments (2)

Local music, art, food and music, all in Lexington Avenue style.

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PHOTOS Sneak peek at new Whole Foods Asheville, set to open Tuesday

PHOTOS Sneak peek at new Whole Foods Asheville, set to open Tuesday

August 23, 2014 | Comments (3)

The new Tunnel Road location offers 35,000 square feet of natural and organic groceries, salad and hot food bars and an upstairs grill and tap room.

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King James Public House restaurant in Asheville to expand

King James Public House restaurant in Asheville to expand

August 22, 2014 | Comments (28)

The Charlotte Street eatery plans to expand into the former Foundry space.

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Asheville Citizen-Times newsroom loses 7 employees in reorganization

Asheville Citizen-Times newsroom loses 7 employees in reorganization

August 22, 2014 | Comments (31)

It’s another sorrowful day at the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

Asheville Tourists: Magic numbers, David Dahl’s return and the 2015 schedule

August 22, 2014 | Comments (3)

The Asheville Tourists return to McCormick Field for the final three home games of the regular season on Aug. 26.

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Ashvegas Political Hot Sheet: Reining in RAD rents, toppling toplessness, coal ash completed, more

Ashvegas Political Hot Sheet: Reining in RAD rents, toppling toplessness, coal ash completed, more

August 22, 2014 | Comments (8)

Also, a new analysis by N.C. Insider says Rep. Tim Moffitt of Buncombe County was one of the most effective lawmakers in the GA this year.

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News obit: Asheville philanthropist Adelaide Daniels Key has died

News obit: Asheville philanthropist Adelaide Daniels Key has died

August 21, 2014 | Comments (6)

Key made her mark across the Tar Heel state, but most notably in Western North Carolina, where she championed health care and children’s causes.

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Ridesharing service Uber to launch in Asheville on Thursday

Ridesharing service Uber to launch in Asheville on Thursday

August 20, 2014 | Comments (5)

Ride-sharing has arrived in Asheville. Uber is guaranteeing drivers $12 an hour for a three-hour period on Thursday, offering bonuses and mapping out bright red “hot spots” in town for new drivers.

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Aloft Hotel opens rooftop pool deck to public for series of local music events

Aloft Hotel opens rooftop pool deck to public for series of local music events

August 20, 2014 | Comments (10)

The first event – set for Aug. 31 – is pet-friendly and features the live music of local favorite Lyric.

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Asheville’s new riverfront concert and event space, The Salvage Station, to hold first public party

Asheville’s new riverfront concert and event space, The Salvage Station, to hold first public party

August 20, 2014 | Comments (5)

Word on the street is that The Salvage Station is planning a 2,500-seat amphitheater and new restaurant.

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Ticket reservations available now for Red Bull BMX event in Brevard

Ticket reservations available now for Red Bull BMX event in Brevard

August 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

About 30 of the best BMX dirt jumpers in the world will be competing in October on a unique course in Brevard. Reserve your ticket now.

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Chef Adam Hayes, formerly of Red Stag Grill in Asheville, wins Food Network’s ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

Chef Adam Hayes, formerly of Red Stag Grill in Asheville, wins Food Network’s ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

The show is hosted by celebrity Chef Alton Brown.

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Opinion: Tourists are great, but the Downtown Market is for locals

Opinion: Tourists are great, but the Downtown Market is for locals

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

“Our market is for locals, run by locals, with our economy in mind. We didn’t locate it in a tourist path and we didn’t try to make it something it wasn’t.”

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Word on the street: New brewery coming to downtown Asheville

Word on the street: New brewery coming to downtown Asheville

August 19, 2014 | Comments (15)

The brewery is to be located below the Downtown Market on South French Broad Avenue.

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‘Buskin’ Blues,’ a documentary about Asheville street musicians, coming together

‘Buskin’ Blues,’ a documentary about Asheville street musicians, coming together

August 19, 2014 | Comments (1)

Asheville has a lively busking scene, and now a documentary filmmaker has captured it.

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Word on the street: Work ends on Loomis Fargo movie production in Asheville

Word on the street: Work ends on Loomis Fargo movie production in Asheville

August 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

A big Hollywood production brought movie stars, money and a bright spotlight to Asheville and Western North Carolina this summer.

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