Body found in SUV WLOSers delivered “breaking news” at 11 last night – somebody found a dead body inside an SUV in a shopping center parking lot in Waynesville. The SUV had Massachusetts plates. Police were treating the scene as a crime scene, but they were still investigating, WLOSers said. Gibson remembered WLOSers did yet [...]
Check out this house we saw in a West Ashvegas neighborhood this afternoon. The house appears to be built on air, doesn’t it? It’s actually sitting atop a steel platform, a type of construction we’re seeing more and more of in the mountains. Amazing.
Holly Headache and Russ “Beefcake” Bowen brought us the weekend infotainment reports, reports so light on any actual news that we’ll just give you what they gave us. On Saturday, Holly said housing in Ashvegas is really, really expensive, but “there’s help some don’t know about.” The story turned into a big ad for the [...]
We heard through the grapevine that young Marisha Pess – whose first book, “Special Topics in Calamity Physics,” has garnered a ton of great buzz – included a nice little send-up of WLOS Channel 13 in her novel. Marisha grew up in Ashvegas, so there’s no doubt she’s seen our WLOSers at their best. We [...]
Catnap prompted us to post a little update on Mary Jedlicka, the former WLOSer who worked out of Rutherford County and is now at Fox 28, an ABC affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. She’s got a new bio. A couple of tidbits: she’s working the early morning shift now, which sounds rough. But it’s got to [...]
A loyal reader e-mailed Ashvegas this photo shot last weekend, so we thought we’d share. It shows a movie crew taking over the lobby of the Asheville Citizen-Times for the filming of several scenes of the independent movie “A Dance with Bethany.” (We think that’s the director in the tall chair in the center of [...]
Players with the Charleston Firecats stretch before their game against the Asheville Grizzlies on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Charleston Firecats suit up to play the Asheville Grizzlies on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Asheville Grizzlies head coach. The Grizzlies played Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Ashvegas.
Not many folks showed up Saturday afternoon for the Sourwood Festival in Black Mountain. The weather was downright nasty.
The chaos continues around Pack Square and City-County Plaza in downtown Ashvegas as construction crews tear stuff up. The target the past couple of days has been the fountain on Pack Square. The fountain has long been a fixture in downtown. Visitors loved to wade in the water. Many a Bele Chere reveler rafted in [...]
Storms pass Some nasty thunderstorms rolled through Ashvegas Thursday night, knocking out power to a few thousand people. Some trees and tree limbs came down. And Larry “Smoka” Blunt said at 11 that there were two major accidents, one in Weaverville at the New Stock Road exit and one on Smoky Park Highway. Terror plot: [...]
Patricia, a loyal Ashvegas reader, sent us a note about Boing Boing readers jumping on Ashvegas airport officials for having people dump all liquids into the same bin. The Boing Boing post, right here, uses the Asheville Citizen-Times front page photo today to help make the point that if we’re talking about liquid explosives, shouldn’t [...]
Marisha Pessl will be in Ashvegas Friday and Saturday, at Barnes and Noble and Malaprop’s, to pimp her new book that’s getting some good buzz. The book is titled “Special Topics in Calamity Phsyics.” Marisha is hot. As in, she’s getting great reviews from the New York Times and Publisher’s Weekly. Marisha, 27, is also [...]
WLOSers were all about death and dismemberment with their infotainment report on Tuesday. Body parts Holly Headache brought us a follow-up at 11 on the big story of the day – the fact that somebody found some human remains in a culvert on Roberts Street in West Asheville. A woman walking her dog said the [...]